I received an SMS last night telling me about a new service freesms.co.za that will allow unlimited free sending of SMSes to any network. As the ZA networks are pretty tight about this sort of thing I decided to check it out. The web site has a login form, as you might expect, but interestingly it doesn’t ask for a user ID, it asks for a <em>Player ID</em> and there is a link to tell you how to get one. This link opens a popup window, which reveals the ugly truth. The whole thing is just a hook to get you to support an online casino, for which you actually need to download a piece of software. I don’t think so!
Posted on 27 October 2004