This morning, I received the following sms: "A wonderful world coming your way on August 1st 2008. Stay connected." Then I checked the sender of this stupid message. Sender: 254733100111. Oh, so this must be coming from Celtel. This must have something to do with the launch of their Zain brand.
Also this morning, I received an invitation from Safaricom: "Come Experience Safaricom's Open Day". Saturday August 2nd to Sunday 3rd 2008. Venue: Westlands Car Park (next to Pizza Garden). Time: 10:00am - 5:00 pm, Entry: FREE. It is probably not a coincidence that Safaricom organizes this at the time that Celtel is launching its Zain brand, so competition seems to be heating up again. But Safaricom should have realized that this is actually an Open Week-End rather than an Open Day... A day usually just lasts a day, while a week-end is usually two days. Saturday August 2nd to Sunday 3rd 2008 is in fact a week-end!