Orange have featured in the news
recently with two quite different stories:
The first is that in the lead-up to the release of 'The Lord of
the Rings' they are set to launch a range of items for mobile phone
that include three new games, text services, SMS-based quizzes and
a WAP site!
The other story is that a company called 'Locust', who were established
5 years ago, negotiated a set fee (back then) for the sending of
text messages which amounted to unlimited use for the sum of £3
per month. Locust's community has built up to a circle of around
600 users! A good deal for them but in light of the 'boom' in SMS,
not such a good deal for Orange!
You can probably guess the rest... Orange have decided to stop
Locust's tariff and the company will go bust! Orange refuse to back
"We never actually offered the service that
he is using, he's effectively exploiting a loophole... We have a
business to run and Locust is costing us a lot of money."
I bet it didn't seem to be doing that back in '96 did it?
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