Sales Pitch

Ever heard the word ‘unlimited’ lately? I am not sure if you do in your country but in this country, it’s more frequent usage started in the telecommunications industry that is now invading the food sector.

A large and popular food company ate its competitor a few years back. Chomping a considerable share from the market, the upstart provided ‘unlimited’ rice to its customers. Who in their right minds would turn down this stomach-filling offer? The food chain’s growth was phenomenal that its franchisee increased in number. So, the larger operator, wanting less competition, decided to gobble the upstart up. Nowadays, which ever food chain you enter, your money goes to a single destination.

Back then, phone use was strictly on-the-need-to-use basis. But when another upstart in the telecommunications industry popularized the word ‘unlimited’ in its service, as they say, the rest is history.Β The word use is so sugary sweet that you feel like jumping for joy as if you are given the key to the treasure chest. πŸ˜€

Let’s calm down and contemplate. I know you will get my drift quickly.

If you pay an exact amount for a certain service, the transaction is beneficial to both parties, the provider and the customer. Right?

If you pay an exact amount for an unlimited service, the transaction is more beneficial to the customer. Right?

If you are to choose from the two options, which one would you pick? The second, of course. Right?

If you do, you are hooked. You are now going to use the service more often than you used to. It would be crazy not to take advantage of the most favorable odds given to you.

Fast forward.

Our country is now considered the texting capital of the world. It would not be so long that we’ll take the crown for being the people who would text his next door neighbors rather than talking to them personally. Why not? Why waste the unlimited chance? πŸ˜€



16 thoughts on “Sales Pitch

  1. Spot on. Many people here in the YUK have mobile phone contracts: they buy a certain amount of minutes, texts and data. Someone somewhere calculated how much was being bought that was not being used – doesn’t make much sense.

    Useful shops have closed, but this has not affected shops that sell mobile phones, tablets, and the contracts that go with them. I believe there are now more mobile phones in the YUK than there are people.

    1. My cellphone costs 20 dollars. And there are others that are cheaper. πŸ™‚
      For 20 pesos a day, there’s unlimited texting, a few hours for calls daily and even free Facebook.
      No wonder, we love taking selfie’s. πŸ˜€

  2. So sad. And in the US, too. People are sitting across from each other at dinner, texting away to other people. Soon, we’ll only have relationships with our phones. 😦

    1. That’s very sad indeed. πŸ™‚
      There’s a flip side to this. We have a rainy season so people stay indoors most of the time. If you cannot meet your friend because of the weather, unlimited text or call is the answer. πŸ™‚

  3. Excellent post, dear belsbror! I agree with Susan; people are losing the precious commodity to simply communicate face-to-face. When I am on the trains here in Chicago (which is a lot) I actually play a game to try and count the people who aren’t on their phones texting or whatever they are doing? And it doesn’t take me long to see that the answer is usually one or two out of a crowd. 😦 Cher xo

    1. I guess what we need is a dose of electromagnetic flux to get our senses back. Difficult to go against the new culture of multi-media lifestyles. 😦

      1. Yes, this is true. I feel as if people actually don’t know how to talk to each other anymore. I was at a workshop this week, and I think I was the only one who smiled at others. They seemed too busy checking phones and such. 😦

      2. I am thinking more of the science fiction stuff. The phone is a food machine, communications gadget, fresh water locator, holographic dresser, and almost anything we need to look like aliens. πŸ˜€

      3. Ah yes, I was just being silly (I read George Orwell’s, 1984!) but I hope it never comes to reality! That said, it would be nice to sport a little silver hat now and again! πŸ˜‰

      4. *LOL* Good one, dear belsbror! Ah, you are a clever one!! And with that, I’ll put a lid on it and let you get to sleep! πŸ˜‰ Blessings to you! Cher xo

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