Dudes - COMPETITION IS GOOOOOOOOD.
Why should they "control competition in the market"? Finally, a company comes along that offers service to their customers that the other mobile companies are not providing - and they call a meeting to discuss how to control it - "a way out"? What - are they like the lines of same business-type shops (shoes for example) that put stores right next to each other (as in Samiya for example) and then all of a sudden the prices are all fixed/similar?
Sure VIVA is using aggressive marketing ploys! Good for them! Isn't that what the SHOULD be doing? Isn't that good business? What, did someone have say - a CREATIVE ORIGINAL IDEA - and it pissed off the old boys? God forbid someone in Kuwait should step outside of the box! It might be the collapse of civilization! Let's call our friends together for a meeting. This is awful! We didn't plan for this to happen.
Ever heard of "strategy"?
If the other telecomms companies - Zain and Wataniya - want to keep up, they should adjust. Change or stagnate. Stagnate and die.
How about this:
- Peak and low calling periods with advertised rates!
- Commonly called groups ("friends & family") at a discount (I think this is one of Viva's new ploys).
- On-line statements with billing details and stats.
- and my personal favorite - the ability to "own" your number/take it with you if you decide to switch to another provider (Viva - here I come....)
I tell you what "strangulation" is: my 200 kd/month Zain bill with no itemization of call charges.