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Topic # 33673 9-May-2009 12:45 Send private message

Ambiguous BW txt message.

'Your usage has exceeded 60% of your the 120 included mins with 2 day(s) to go.'


Ok so I can read it like this I am just over half way through my 120 mins or
I am 60% over my 120 mins. This statement could be read either way?

BW might want to check thr wording on alert txt messages.

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  Reply # 213662 9-May-2009 13:59 Send private message

it sounds like you're .. say 61% of your 120 mins allocation. Count your blessing you've got a text, we don't at Vodafone :(




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  Reply # 213668 9-May-2009 14:47 Send private message

I only read it one way, you've exceeded 60% of your limit. The "your the" thing is a bit average if that is the actual wording verbatim.

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  Reply # 213759 10-May-2009 00:38 Send private message

I only read it one way as well, in excess of 60% of the included minutes have been used . . .



"The 120" is the name of the plan, maybe they should write it like that in the SMS to be proper

EDIT: Just checked mine, it is actually " . . . 60 % of your The 60 included mins . . . " - better than in the original post but still not perfect?

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  Reply # 213827 10-May-2009 11:33 Send private message

You could always go for half full and say "You have 40% of your 120 minutes remaining". Or give an actual figure.

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  Reply # 214715 13-May-2009 21:28 Send private message

I took it as you have used up 60% of your minutes and have 40% remaining....

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