I dont know if you have noticed but lately words such as unlimited have had their meaning altered such that they now mean limited.
BUt it aint stopped their i found out today. Suddenly according to Skype the world only consists of 41 countries.
So their version of the word Global has no reference to the dictionary definition and has limited countries included in the globe. Dont know where the other 160 odd have gone.
By the way the same applies to Europe. It aint any longer meant to mean Europe as i was taught in Geography.
I apolgize for the rant but i am raving mad.
A few weeks ago my Skype phone packed up. So i looked into getting a new one and came upon the Freetalk modules that supposedly allow use of a normal line.
Well not being one to shy away from new gadgets (something that is changing rapidly as my faith in tech world declines) i took advantage of a Groupon which i was directed to via the Skype homepage promotions.
The Groupon was to be redeemed for the module inc delivery along with a 3 month Global unlimited calling subscription.
Now this meant to me i get to call my family in SA for 3 months and not have to buy skype credit as i do to get a decent rate.
Well being bitten so many times before made me check the deal out. Nowhere could i find the secret fine print that has naturally appeared after receipt of the unit. Of course SA is not included, i should have known it would be this way.
Well i got on the chat with Skype et al and even after escalating the whole complaint up the chain got no satisfaction. I was prepared to settle for a transfer of say half the voucher value to my skype credit account or for a limited subscription trial for a single country for 3 months but no ways they were not prepared to do anything.
This is the way of the future when these huge corporations get going we are going to be treated with contempt and as ants and just squashed.