11/27/2007

Will TXT for Food, Better Mobile Messaging

Sometimes I feel I'm standing on the gimp side of the digital divide. Let me explain: Seeing as texting in Costa Rica isn’t the most reliable of wireless services, I've automatically defaulted from taking part in the TXT-for-takeout trend currently taking the fast food industry by storm. I feel I'm missing out; I can read about texting orders online, but that's about it.

Papa John’s and others have the right idea, fer sure, and many digital early adopters are already all about ordering thru text messages. Send a text message, get your pizza in half an hour. It’s simple, super-quick and surprisingly secure, despite what some skeptics would think. Here in Central America, however, the mobile situation is SNAFU as usual, making a TXT-placed order next to impossible.

Check it: If I send a text message using my all-sorts-of-embarrassing, olden Third World cell phone, it might take up to 12 hours for it to reach the desired recipient—if it gets there at all. So when it comes to ordering food, it’s the phone for me, chuck.

1 lrg pzza pls, xtra cheez? Sounds good. But what I really need is rlble txt msging, mos def. Alas, no amount of shorthand can help me inveigh against the state-owned cell phone provider. I guess I’ll resort to in-person complaints at the local agency. Ugh. I feel so savage.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You Suck.... Big time

Anonymous said...

y jodes demasiado...

jpastor said...

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emmrodsa said...

If I send a text message using my all-sorts-of-embarrassing, olden Third World cell phone, ...Love it!!!

maria del mar said...

hey dear! not being able to order a pizza per sms is NOTHING! compared to not getting an answer to the kinky sms's you're sending to your flirt in the middle of the night!!!!

Ariana said...

Don't feel so savage, I lived in France and I was delighted with the idea of getting a first-world-cell-phone service, but, surprise surprise, text messaging or "textos" like frenchies call it, is as unsafed an unreliable as in our good old ex-banana republic. And I agree with an earlier comment : the most annoying thing about delayed sms is receiveing the answer to your kinky sms that you send 12h ago in the middle of a meeting with your advisor! Been there, even if I lived in the so-called developped world! Or is this a sign of France's decadence?