Personally, I would like to see all premium telephony services completely outlawed.
They are barely legal scams as it is, and they profit from vunerable members of society- stupid people, horny/lonely/drunk men, and naive kids.
It's an utterly cynical and deplorable way of making money.
I did a small bit of digging and 20 seconds later discovered that the evil spawn that became todays Zamano was nourished from the payslips of you and me both via Enterprise Ireland and and then sheltered similarly in our stunning Digital Hub.......
- I'm sickened; In my opinion there's a better level of decency and integrity in Mountjoy & would like to see Zamano's crooks spend some time there.
My Missus was robbed blind after voting on some RTE TV show competition etc. and I am disgusted that this daylight robbery is allowed to continue to this day.
I reserve the right to hold a personal opinion on business practices of this nature and to express said personal opinion
Please excuse the secondary post - but this deserves its own space:
In ironic fashion my mother came in to me today in a panic as she has topped up twice in 3 days and had her credit pillaged to almost zero both times. She's been receiving these random texts about "games" for the last week (7 in total - she doesn't have a clue about "stop" - nor should she have to to be honest). She never signed up to anything.
I told her to get on to Vodafone and regtel and find out whats going on. Apparently a company called "Pengo.com" is taking credit, following on from a competition that was entered on the late late show almost a year ago. They are apparently owned by "Emexus"?
"mBlox" is apparently the company that owns all of the 5 digit premium numbers that have been mandating my mother's account. Regtel have told my mother that they will track the company at fault and contact her within 7 days. It sounds like she's gonna have an awful pain in the arse with Vodafone and Regtel getting her money back, to the tune of €17.50 approx.
A new bill has been published in the last week or so which is going to give greater powers to ComReg and RegTel to supervise and regulate this area... About time!! Hopefully this increased regulation will result in a clamp down on these awful practices.
My Sister got stung by these scumbags yesterday - I'd love if they were someday forced to pay back all the proceeds of their 'crime' retrospectively - utter w@nkers; they should be locked up
- In my opinion the scum out there beating and mugging folk on the street have more decency and honesty......
And why does RTE et al continue to go along with it? Its their programmes and crappy quizes that seem to kick most of these off. Although as they do charge €160 per household via the TV license to screen utter drivel day after weary day they are not too far from the daylight robbery bracket themselves......
on a similar note what is that new "play tv" thing on tv3 every night all about?
is it that they cant sell advertising for after midnight so they host a phone-in scam aimed at some of the most vulnerable of society? €1.50 per call and you are not guaranteed to get through as there is only one open line?
Just want to log myself as someone who has been fleeced by the dishonest practices of Zamano and it's other names.
Thievery and deceipt is an appropriate description.
Can I convert my anger into action?
Celldorado have nothing to do with Zamano.
I was sent a number of texts from SMS Short Code 57151.
The text ended by 'ie.celldorado.com'. Regtel (as per their website) report that this is the code of Service Provider 'Zamano'.
They (Regtel) also note the phone number for Zamano as (01) 5260014.
On the Celldorado contact page the phone number for Ireland is listed as 01 526 0014
It is a remarkable coincidence that two entities that have the same phone number have nothing to do with one another!
In my previous post I noted that Zamano have a SMS short code of 57151 registered with Regtel. The phone and contact address are listed as (01) 5260014 and Info.IR@blinckmobile.com.
Zamano also have another SMS code listed with Regtel - that is 57030 - however Regtel have a different phone number and email address for this code - 0818 300048 and firstname.lastname@example.org .
Zimano also has another SMS code = 57252 . . . and another, 57175
Have you phoned Zamanos customer service?
They should be able to help you and will refund you if money has been taking unfairly.
My brother has dealt with them before and got a cheque in the post.
I was treated unfairly. I have phoned Zamano's Customer service. I was treated in an adverserial manner. I am still waiting for the cheque in the post.
I see Zamano shares on the ISEQ went up on Friday August 14th 2009 by 11.4%. That was following the trading of 4 (four) shares on the day. That was a trading of shares worth less than €0.80 (80 cent)! ! !
The market capitalisation of Zamano is €14.6M
- trading at €0.180
- however it gains €2M (market capital. = €16.6M) in 'paper value' if someone sells two shares and another someone buys two shares
- giving an overall trade of 4 (four) shares on the day
- at €0.205
So are Zamano shares a good buy?
While my phone keypad was unlocked I unknowingly accessed Planet 3 on my 3 Mobile phone.
At the top of Planet 3 is an advert for FUNMOBILE. Again while my phone was unlocked this was selected and went through to the FUNMOBILE website. On the website there is only one link which is to subscribe. Shortly after this was accidentally pressed I received a text message from FUNMOBILE saying I had subscribed to their services at 4.50E a week and 1.50E a text message.