Ufone has recently started a service, which is prompted when a Ufone number is dialed and is found switched off. For example, if you call a Ufone Number, and it is switched off, the automated voice will say
“App kay matlooba number say jawab mousool nahi ho raha – Agar app Ufone kay customer hain aur Awaz SMS Baijhna chahtay hain tu 99 mila kar matlooba number milayain”
You can send Awaz SMS, as the voice said… This is all good – But, Ufone should have added a notification that this Awaz SMS will charge you Rs. 2.50 plus taxes.
This is first of its kind technique adopted by Ufone (in Pakistan) to capitalize every given opportunity and turning it into revenues – Meaning that offering a service preview, when call is not connected.
But what about customers; I suppose they deserve details for service charges as well, especially for offers which are not advertised.
Should we expect Lux or Head & Shoulder ads, in near future, before call connects?