Could this be the perfect solution to both their problems? eBay desperately looking to increase revenues and Skype, well looking for a “fair” early retirement package (now that Google, Yahoo and MSN are greedily looking at VOIP)
The telcos have flooded subscibers with invitations to download multimedia content, most of it just for entertainment.
Who could escape the full page advertisements of the telcos “educating” their subscribers on how to download wallpapers, ringtones, MMS pics etc. There is so much multimedia content that I’ve seen cute little codigos on how to download content.
I decided to ditch my old unlimited plan with Sun; and I kept away from other networks’ similar schemes. Yes, he novelty wore off. I realized that I better stick to using my mobile for those more important and necessary calls and SMS, rather than trivial matters. What’s the use of a 24/7 subscription when important calls couldn’t push through due to the congestion.
I was listening to a very funny podcast last Thursday, where a telemarketer, apparently from India, called in to Chris Prilillo’s live internet-radio show. And it made me think about India’s dominance in the offshoring industry, as opposed to what is still an emerging industry in the Philippines. Yes, they have brilliant Programmers and analysts over at Mumbai or Chennai. But still when it comes to communication skills, I would tend to believe Filipinos learn better and more easily in terms of accent neutralization and cultural familiarization. You’d be surprised how Pinoys sound as American as Americans themselves.