Enough with the SMS ad­ver­tis­ing please…

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7DAYS... -

At what point does SMS ad­ver­tis­ing be­come stalk­ing? And who sold Dubai Cus­toms my tele­phone num­ber? My own mother does not mes­sage me as much as Dubai Cus­toms. It is bor­der­ing on ha­rass­ment to have this depart­ment mes­sage me up to 10 times a week, in dual lan­guages. Surely there comes a point when even they feel they are over­do­ing it? And would it be pos­si­ble not to send at 3 in the morn­ing? While SMS ad­ver­tis­ing seems to be a busi­ness-model in­creas­ingly fol­lowed by both of our ven­er­a­ble tele­phone com­pa­nies, Dubai Cus­toms have taken the process to a whole dif­fer­ent level. Surely some­one there knows there should be a limit to send­ing un­so­licited mes­sages? Graeme Wil­son Dubai

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