Posts Tagged MTN

Please no ringback music….just give me a ringback tone


Ring back music or caller tunez by MTN were all the rave when they were introduced to the Ghanaian mobile telecommunication market. For a brief while I was hooked (never activated any on my phone); eager to listen to what nice song will be played whiles I wait for the person to pick the call.

Recently however, my reaction towards ringback music has changed drastically. I usually grimace or involuntarily pull the phone from my ear when some song or the other starts blaring through my phone’s speaker. When I think about it, I suspect it is because I am getting more impatient and don’t want to mix business calls with some party music like the one in the Vodafone advert featuring EAZZY.

Ironically, my reaction is the exact opposite of that of the young man in the Vodafone advert; I actually heave a sigh of relief when my calls are picked up, escaping further auditory attack from the harsh tunes that hit my eardrum when my calls connect.

I fear I consider someone unprofessional and inconsiderate when they have caller tunes playing simply because most of the songs are too loud and inappropriate for any kind of business and most caller tunes users do not know what songs play when people call them.

Please just give me a standard ringback tone…..nothing fanciful for me, no sire! no ma’am!

 

Advertisements

, , , , , , , , , ,

11 Comments

I hate ECG but MTN dey bore pass – Facebook Group


I was idling and doing my facebook time and chanced on this interesting Facebook Group – I hate ECG but MTN dey bore pass. Another Ghanaian moment right there!

What struck me as interesting was the number of people who had joined the group, the suggestions posted and what the group was evolving into.

With 2,233 Ghanaian facebookers having joined the group so far, I guess it can only get bigger and the comments will only get more interesting.

Using social networking as a Customer (Pressure) Group. SMART & Web 2.0-ish!

I hope these 2 companies and other such companies with huge customer base have social networking policies that are sensitive to what ‘friends’ discuss on facebook and twitter [in a seemingly light environment].

Below are a few comment copied verbatim from the I hate ECG but MTN dey bore pass Facebook Group.

 

THE FUNNY COMMENTS (everything below falls in the funny category as well)

– Like this if you agree the ‘Most Terrible Network should have been used as a chopbar >ll (MTN ASANKA) ll< Lool

– Sumtimes MTN do è whole GH juju.

– My question is why is it soooooooo difficult to just ‘forget’ and mix their SIM with tomatoes and put them in a blender?

 

THE JUST-A-LITTLE-WEIRD ONES

– Dem give lyt off 4 ma hood wey BOIZ say dem dey go trash ECG 4dema office der. We catch der, AAAIII!!! ECG saf no get lyt lol #iSHOCK sef…[I don’t condone vandalism]

– “MTN ll collapse when Glo comes thats why they sabotaging them. For ECG, we ve got no option, so lets keep quiet and suffer.” [Note the quotation marks]

– If u got problems wif MTN jst hit me up i will show u guys sum trick….easy [a hacker or a trickster?]

 

THE DISS + VENTING FRUSTRATION COMMENTS

-MTN NKWASIAFO).THEY WILL GV U 99 DEN U GO CALL,2MINZ P3 DEN GO TEL U U V 1MINUTE REMAINING.NONSENSE

– I just dont get the reson why plp ar stil usin MTN aaaaba…. [research shows that if 8 ‘important’ people in your life change their network, you might]

THE ACRONYMS

– ECG=Electricity Comes & Goes…………………….MTN=More Trouble Network

– MTN; “most troublesome network” or “ma t) nonsense” dem dew bore lyk s**t. 4 ECG F×@K dem.

– The Enemies of Comfortable Ghana saff dey bore, dem dey do lyt awt 5 tymz evridae 4 my hood (ECG)

 

THOSE THAT TAKE A SWIPE AT EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE

– any tin for GH here dat hav G in it is a disaster, see GCB,GNPC,GBC,GPRTU,GTV,ECG mention de rest, & as for MTN God go purnish them.

– GCB. Ghana Concert Bank ADB.Agric destruction Bank.they only give loan to imported rice and cooking oil.

– JAK U R ABSOLUTELY RYT.GHANA CONFUSION BANK,D BANK WIT A NTWK HEADACHE…

 

THOSE THAT SUGGEST SOLUTIONS / HOPE FOR ALTERNATIVES

– even George Andah saf lef MTN 4 Zain, wat r u w8ng 4? Mawuma Trebor z abt 2 follow suit. Switch 2 Zain 4 jux a wk n u’ll see de difference.

– Lets create our own Electricity company..wat do u say? Lool yh i agree..we’ll use pure water to generate

– i cant wait 4 NCA to intro dat so kold numbr wat wat wat wher u can switch btwn netwrks anitym widout changin ur lyn or chip. glo too 4 hurry up oo… ah!

– The thought of the their slogan’everywhere u go’ even irritates me more,jux cnt wait 4 Glo.

 

THE MTN SPECIALS

– MTN DEM B D BADDEST OF ALL.USIN 99% AS A WALLPAPER,D GRETEST OF ALL OFFENCE WICH CAN ATTRACT A 99 YEAR INCACERATION

– wat bank do u thnk Mtn wuld b if it was one? 2 me it’s Ghana Comm. Bank a.k.a ”We Serve U Bitters” or beta still “We Swerve U Better”.

– Mtn al queeda mpo y3. (Even Al Queeda is better than MTN)

– mtn has de fastest, best & cheapest browsing service in Gh [not all gloomy]

 

THE ECG SPECIALS

– ooECG u cnt even buy battery 4 u car…an ECG pickup is nt startn coz ov wik battery…so du u tink ECG will buy any new equipent 2 nhanz elek3cty sply or all ways tak pawa unanawzd.

– [ECG]Dem dey control our lyt like ibe traffic lyt.

 

I think it is apt to end with another comment

HAHAHAHAH PURE GENIUS TO THE PERSON WHO CREATED THIS FORUM…………….ECG DEY BORE BUT MTN DEY BORE TOO MUCH…………

Social Networking does pack a punch (only if these companies will ever use them well, they will get closer to their clients and know what is going to hit them next).

, , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments

Just Random Friday Thoughts


1. Since Vodafone slashed their call rates to 8 Ghana Pesewas a minute to all networks, Zain has responded by doing same and even toping it with 8 txt messages and take a snide at MTN’s subscription (blank text to 1322 to load 50 Ghana Pesewas worth of txt messages) for good measure.

What is funny is the demeanour of our cute Mr. Zain when giving Planet GH the 888 deal. This time he didn’t even smile as if to send the message that Zain wasn’t going to slash prices but were forced to.

Customers are smiling all the way. Thanks Vodafone for forcing the prices down but we all know MTN has the final word. Did I see a TIGO commercial with a tagline – don’t forget to carry your charger? (bringing back nostalgic memories of GH’s own Shaka Zulu turn self-confessed armed robber). Did they slash prices or just reminding everyone that they’ve been like the fly on the wall but been /still being ignored? Maybe Anita Erskine should give us a Diva commercial to counter Doreen Andoh’s anchorwoman gig. (Someone please pick this suggestion)!!

2. The Vodafone Blackberry commercial!! Did they say free handsets? Unlimited data (reasonable usage of 2.5GB of data)? Did the girl stick her tongue out to the guy who pull off her wig? (show of how circumstances influence behaviour). If all sectors of the economy were doing their best like the publicity guys……you’ll never know.

3. The One Show – closet gay men came on the set. Sad story of the dude who almost got lynched for theft when he’d actually made advances at someone (read, some man) and couldn’t say so in defense of himself. I bet he feared the beatings would have taken a deadlier turn if he had said he was just trying to get some……..

Now Jocelyn Dumas has the fattest hips in the GH. Planet GH stand up!!! If any of you readers get on her show, please ask if she’s a 45+ hip (I bet she beats J-Lo in the hips category).

&

Tell her I love the night skyscrapers in the background of her set. Someone told me that was Accra at night – the High Street. Please ask her about that for me, so we can rest this issue. (I think a panoramic shot of Accra from the University of Ghana Great Hall will add a GH flavour, but what do you know).

Thank God It’s Friday [singing to Queen’s Thank God It’s Christmas tune]

, , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments