It's not fair. . .
I have lived in Egypt for several years now.
I have a mobile with Vodafone recharging-cards system.
If I buy a recharging-card for LE 50,- ($9,-). . . . . I am enforced to finish the card inside a certain period of time. After that they close the line, even if it is money left on the card . . . and one even have to pay to re-open the line again.
This is ABUSE after my opinion, in the normal understanding of act.
I bought this mobile, Nokia, for LE 250,- ($44,-)
Then I bought a phone-line for LE 750,- ($ 132,-)
After this I am forced to make calls for a certain amount of money pr. week or month, after the card I have bought or they close my line.
What they are doing is to demand me to pay for TWO lines, one permanent line and one temporary line.
This happens in a country when the average salary pr month is LE 300,- ($53,-)
In Scandinavia where the salary pr. month is equal LE 45 000,- pr. month ($7895,-)
One can get a mobile to LE 1,- (one Egyptian pound) ($0,1)
One gets a phone-line for LE 350,- ($62,-)
If one uses recharging-cards, the card is valid so long as it is money left on the card.
If one buy a recharging-card for LE 25, - ($5,-) but use one year to finish calls for LE 25,- . . . then the card is valid for one year. On top of this you even have a certain numbers of free-calls.
Like www.sms.ac . . . .you have 5 free sms pr. day.
That is service after my opinion.
And this is how it is all over the rest of the world, as far as I know . . . . But not here in Egypt.
Some people use the phone as emergency equipment. (Me included. I never sit in the phone for hours.)
But here in Egypt, that is impossible.
What I react on, is that countries all over the world give AID to a country where the companies themselves are robbing the people.
This has nothing to do with the government; this is the ignorance, self-serving attitude, greediness and the lack of knowledge of what service is from the ownership of the companies.
What is your opinion? How is the system in your country?