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Poles love to send SMS


Ben  
26 Oct 2006 /  #1
I've had a cell phone for 7 years. I used SMS service maybe once or twice (when I was setting my phone). But I found it was just a waste of time -- I can call within 5 seconds and writing a sentence may take up to 5 minutes.

When I was in Poland I noticed like everybody was playing with their phones and writing SMS. What's the deal? It was a little funny for me - wasting so much time. Poles instead of smsing each other should focus on their job (or on looking for a job).

That's my opinion.

Ben
dziwna_gruszka - | 197  
26 Oct 2006 /  #2
well Ben.. not everyone has a job in poland it's just a fad... i mean everyone does it okay... maybe it is less expensive to write an sms then making a phone call!!!!
ola123  
26 Oct 2006 /  #3
Troll, ignore him.
dziwna_gruszka - | 197  
26 Oct 2006 /  #4
lol ola123

Besides why do you can anyway Ben?
OP Ben  
26 Oct 2006 /  #5
Even the unemployed in Poland have cell phones and SMS like crazy.
dziwna_gruszka - | 197  
26 Oct 2006 /  #6
so wat... wat does that have to do with anything about you? maybe their parent's/ grandparent's get them cellphones....!!! What country are you from?
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
26 Oct 2006 /  #7
Yes Ben. Incomming is free. That's the deal.
Answer your question?
dziwna_gruszka - | 197  
26 Oct 2006 /  #8
Jeeze some people ... like who cares... if we text or in poland they sms...
OP Ben  
26 Oct 2006 /  #9
My point is -- Poles are smart enough to take advantage of even the slightest "loophole." SMS is just an example.

I don't claim it's a bad thing - I just say companies that do business in Poland should not undereestimate the power of the Polish brains that can outsmart the service/product providers : -).

Ben
Wroclaw 44 | 5,385  
26 Oct 2006 /  #10
Ben,

It might take you five miutes to write an SMS. It takes my eight year old just a few seconds.
It is far cheaper to text than to phone, so youngsters especially, are both thrifty and fast.
dziwna_gruszka - | 197  
26 Oct 2006 /  #11
what are you talking about... first you complain that we are using sms's too much and then try to complement us i mean it is the same thing all over the world everyone texts messages... hello... Ben!!!!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,385  
26 Oct 2006 /  #12
Ben,

Please be serious. The SMS service is a service offered by phone companies. It is not a loophole. The phone companies see it as another way of making a profit. And they do.
OP Ben  
26 Oct 2006 /  #13
In the US (where you have 1000 minutes for $30 a month) I rarely see someone sending SMS.

Ben
dziwna_gruszka - | 197  
26 Oct 2006 /  #14
Well some people prefer not to some people like it okay so get over it... ya it's not a loophole i agree with Wroclaw...
Wroclaw 44 | 5,385  
26 Oct 2006 /  #15
Ben,

That is their loss.
OP Ben  
26 Oct 2006 /  #16
Wroclaw,

Yes, but I can bed these companies didn't realize Poles would be using SMS on such a large scale. I know what I'm saying. I know it's lawful to use SMS service, but again, these companies did not expect that it will be so "popular" in Poland. As a result they keep the prices of regular calls high to compensate the loss because of those who are only using free SMS to communicate.

Ben
dziwna_gruszka - | 197  
26 Oct 2006 /  #17
OKay just a questions why do you care so much about this?
OP Ben  
26 Oct 2006 /  #18
I care as I'm an entrepreneur and have been doing research on possible telecommunication investment in Poland and other Central European countries.

Ben
Wroclaw 44 | 5,385  
26 Oct 2006 /  #19
Ben,

Please understand this. Phone companies know what they are doing. They advertise the SMS service on TV etc. Sending an SMS is not free. It is just cheaper.
dziwna_gruszka - | 197  
26 Oct 2006 /  #20
Thank you Wroclaw... exactly... well then you don't have to invest in polish phone companies invest in like tourism... they make a lot of money...!!!
OP Ben  
26 Oct 2006 /  #21
I know they advertise in Poland -- but why they don't advertise in the US? Because nobody would want to spend their time Smsing each other (in the US people seem to be more busy than in Poland).

I guess it's like with auto vr stick-shift cars -- in the US maybe up to 10% people have stick-shifts while in Poland about 95%.

Ben
Wroclaw 44 | 5,385  
26 Oct 2006 /  #22
Ben,

If you are interested in telecommunications. look at antenna systems for wi-fi internet etc.
OP Ben  
26 Oct 2006 /  #23
Yes, I'm interested, but now after having visited Poland I KNOW I must be very careful and the system I introduce MUST be - let's call it in a funny way - "Pole-proof," [don't confuse with fool-proof as this is quite the opposite ; -)] -- meaning that I must think hard how the system should work so that Poles don't take advantage of it. Again, you are a very smart nation.

Thank you for your replies - I'll make sure to visit this forum from time to time!

Ben
Wroclaw 44 | 5,385  
26 Oct 2006 /  #24
Ben,

One reason for sending an SMS is that you don't have to speak. It's like sending an e-mail. I can cancel an appointment without the hassle of having to make excuses.

The mobile was invented and then the market was told that they should have one. No-one beforehand had said I want a mobile phone. The point here is that the American market haven't been told what they are missing. Either that or your phone companies are being greedy, and so, won't offer the service.
freddy  
26 Oct 2006 /  #25
When I was in Poland I noticed like everybody was playing with their phones and writing SMS. What's the deal? It was a little funny for me - wasting so much time. Poles instead of smsing each other should focus on their job (or on looking for a job).

they actually do this while they are supposed to be working ,so much for hard working poles they either sit in the loo for 1/2 and hour or spend time on their phones.
Hobbitual  
26 Oct 2006 /  #26
SMS = Sex Message Service? Sounds fun. How do you breath heavily in text? :)
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
26 Oct 2006 /  #27
In the US (where you have 1000 minutes for $30 a month) I rarely see someone sending SMS.

Ben

I do it all the time Ben. It's cheaper than using my minutes sometimes.

know they advertise in Poland -- but why they don't advertise in the US?

Ben. Where are you living? All of our reality shows advertise SMS. i work for the largest wireless provider in the US. People here use SMS more than you think :)

they actually do this while they are supposed to be working ,so much for hard working poles they either sit in the loo for 1/2 and hour or spend time on their phones.

You're just an ignoramus. Nothing you say is even taken seriously.
spiritus 68 | 666  
26 Oct 2006 /  #28
I send a lot of SMS's to my friends in Poland (I'm in the UK) but I get charged 26p per txt which is very expensive.

Can anyone think of a cheaper way to send them ? I've tried some of the PC to mobile messaging systems but the delivery can sometimes be delayed for a few hours.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
26 Oct 2006 /  #29
Here we have an international dialing package and when you have let's say 500 sms package....all 500 are free to PL and .25 thereafter. You should have something similar in the UK.

Spiritus....quick Q off topic. What's with the PW in the other place. I've never said anything bad and they won't let me post in there now. They suck. Did you get one?
rafik 18 | 589  
26 Oct 2006 /  #30
they actually do this while they are supposed to be working ,so much for hard working poles they either sit in the loo for 1/2 and hour or spend time on their phones.

are you not suppose to be working freddy?
it seems that you have to much free time at work.that's why u send so many posts to this forum

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