Dear Ecoshit Wireless

Thank you. Thank you so much guys. No really, it’s okay, no need to be modest. Well done. Really though, lips off my penis, you’re the winners here.

Congratulations on your “migration” of all Business Partna contract customers to a new “exclusive” prepaid platform. Well done, and thank you.

I’ve always had a dud cellphone line, what with my Libertie line hardly being able to making any calls. Ever. And barely able to recharge using the banking SMS system. Or the recharge cards, sold in Zim dollars.

That wasn’t enough for me. The convenience of a contract line, which could actually make FUCKING PHONE CALLS, and international ones too, was too much for me.

Thank you for revoking what can only have been a priviledge, bestowed upon our unworthy souls only by the benevolence of O Mighty Strive (my well-deserved Arsehole of the Week) and his loyal minions.

Now that I can neither make a call nor even top-up the line using either Kingdom or CABS, I can only be grateful for the dent in my working and social calendars. I owe you a debt of gratitude.

Thank you for being SO inspired to change my world, you Econet motherfuckers. You’ve made my life worthwhile.

Let the good times roll.

23 Replies to “Dear Ecoshit Wireless”

  1. “Those who profess to favor freedom, yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”

    – Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist

  2. Explain yourself. What “other terms” are you talking about, my friend?

    That Econet has some nefarious agenda, which isn’t protecting their bottom line? Please, educate me.

  3. Bottom line? In Zim, I think they gave up the ghost of making any kind of profit in the Zim operations. Their attention is far more focused on fcuking up telecomms in their west and east african markets.

  4. @Andy – Im not too clued up on econet’s politik to comment on the conspiracy theory. Simple bottom line is a good starting point for rationalizing ANY corporate decision…like your train of thought though!

    Interesting how quotes going back decades and sometimes centuries still ring true today in any situation that requires revolution. Malcolm X had a similar quote about not being serious about your freedom unless you are willing to lay your life down for it.

    The sum of all revolutionary quotes though, IMO, is “GIVE US FREE!”

  5. Don’t get me wrong. I get it. Question is, is whoever is calling for freedom at the point of needing a ‘revolution’ to solve whatever the problem is?

  6. hey JB, if Andy Tee is amenable, can i get his email address off you. I need to get some info which I believe to be of a sensitive nature and cannot be publicly aired.

  7. The revolution began 10 years ago with the first spontaneous bursts of food price riots and “true” war veterans grievances (and threats) against the government’s neglect of their welfare and the squandering of the war vets fund.
    Significantly, this was also a revolt against the government’s bourgeois elite that was/is plundering the countries wealth and abused all the wealth-creating instruments ie SEDCO and a host of small business creation initiatives.
    Morgan and Co. as part of the ZCTU and other civil groups chanced to form a political party. We all made the grave mistake of retiring and entrusting that political party with carrying forth the revolt. We tacitly mandated the MDC with bringing about the change we all needed – but was that ever spelt out to the MDC?

  8. Right now Zim needs a complete overhaul, a scrapping of this government elite that does not add any value to the country eg a farm worker or teacher adds way more value than any kambanji forex dealer in his H2 (nice ride by the way!). The socialist principles that were promised at independence and never went past 1985 (eg free primary education etc) are what always comes back to haunt developing nations. While socialism may be a dirty word to many, in Africa, latin America or any part of the developing world, until the povo is lifted, any middle or upper class will always be fake (only existing as pawns of the developed world); and that system of existence will always leave the country open to endless revolts by the povo who are left out of the loop…
    The point Zim is at now is not about MDC and ZANU PF sharing or handing over power – it is about completing the social revolution that started 10 years ago. All the civic, community, trade and social organisations in Zim should be part of those talks – they should remember what birthed the revolt and what resolutions would conclude it. Failure to do this will result in another revolt 10 years after any new government.

    It becomes clear that there is no place for any ZANY people in any new dispensation – the problem cannot be part of the solution.

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