Monday, September 26, 2011

Wired To The Web

I have for a while seriously been contemplating getting myself a Galaxy Tab. For once I am glad I procrastinated as the deals the various networks are offering have got so much better as they compete for their share of this fast growing market.

There are a number of reasons why I would like to get one:
The list goes on...

While I will definitely make use of most of its functionality, the big draw for me is the Kindle application. I like reading and I particularly like the idea of being able to get what I’m looking for on demand at substantially less than bookstore prices, supposing my bookstore actually stocks it.

A Paradox

After doing some homework, for various reasons I would prefer to go with MTN. Nonetheless, I did enquire about SKYPE usage and was told that there is a clause relating to it in the contract, essentially they don’t approve of it on this particular device.

It seems that the logic is that they would rather you be using your cell and in doings so, will be billed by them for the call. Where the Logic falls flat though, is when your devices are across more than one network. The question I asked the sales lady was would they rather me be using their MTN bandwidth, or my Vodacom phone? She smiled and shrugged.

Ernest Roper
Durban Regional Manager


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