I get about one SMS every 3 days from Nedbank trying to get me to buy/win/participate in something or other, and fairly regular phone calls, not to mention the junk post as well.
I don’t really mind email spam that much, as the vast majority goes straight to my junk folder, if it even reaches me. There are tools for filtering it out.
However, there are no tools for filtering out junk phone calls from private numbers, nor unclogging my letterbox.
Private numbers are an idiotic idea, the equivalent of someone knocking on your door wearing a balaclava. Sure, I’d want to open up and let them in.
Unfortunately there are some people using private numbers I do want to listen to (mostly blaming their cellphone routing software), but most often it’s a junk call. Some advice to businesses – if you want people to answer the phone (and in a tone that isn’t already defensive), don’t hide behind a private number.
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- Humanising brands, and Telkom the mugger
- Ah, the joys of FNB internet banking
- FNB Internet Banking
- Crime Story 2 (don’t ask)
- Pick ‘n Pay Go Banking it is
- 20Twenty, the obituary
- 20Twenty Negotiations continue
- 20Twenty no more, take 2
- 20Twenty no more
- Icanonline shutting down