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Football Assassination

Yesterday, July 2nd Brazil played against Holland in the 2010 worldcup quarter final. Today July 3rd, Germany played against Argentina.
Brazil and Argentina lost. However that is not the big deal or the shocking factor. What shocked me and left me with a huge sarcastic sad smile on my face, was the fact that the mobile coverage in Beirut was down.
As if the assassination days are back… No one was able to call, receive or sms. Even our sorry ass wap  connection was down.
I mean Brazil and Argentina lost big boohoo, but of course we as brazilian by origin and blood we will be bombarded with condolences calls or with mockery calls by our German or Holland originated friends. It is not enough that the network coverage sucks already… Noo, we need half of the lebanese people calling the other half, to really test the strength and the infra super structure of both Alfa and MTC.
I still can’t believe that I wasn’t able to make a phone call after Brazil lost?? Am I obliged to endure the 30 to 45 min mourning period?? And the messages I was getting on my phone were hilarious: congestion- no network coverage and the famous call failed.

To the lebanese football fans AKA official representatives of Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Italy (hahaha), France (hahahahahahahahaha)  take it easy.

To our dear (not) GSM providers, Alfa and MTC you SUCK.

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  1. July 3, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    إي هيي الفكرة إنّو طبيعي بايام العولمة والشحن . بس صراحة المضحك المبكي هوي رداءة الشبكة عنّا اللّي مش قادرة تتحمل ضغط مباراة فوتبول

    • July 3, 2010 at 8:11 PM

      معك حق، مش قادرة ولا بدا تقدر … ونحنا هيك هيك ساكتين ومش طالع من أمرنا شي… بقى الشاطر بشطارتو

  2. July 3, 2010 at 10:00 PM

    “ونحنا هيك هيك ساكتي

    eh ana mush sekteh 😛 called mtc and “tmanyaket” as u say 😛

    [audio src="http://migh.info/audio/mtc-call.mp3" /]

  3. July 4, 2010 at 12:13 AM

    Well this happens with Occasion and Event that happens in Lebanon, New year , ADHA, Christmas and the WorldCup , SO i guess its time for the MTC AND ALPHA to reconsider that Lebanese People Usage of the Mobile Service and yes they Suck… Big Time

  4. July 4, 2010 at 12:25 AM

    Although I totally agree with you, alfa & MTC should do way way better, but lets not forget that twitter was “over capacity” when we had goals &/or end of the matches.

  5. July 4, 2010 at 5:44 AM

    No matter how hard i tried to grab my phone and call someone, it didn’t work, then thought what the heck! i’d tweet instead, wap was also down, then i said, ok! i’ll use e-mail, the network was also overloaded because of people streaming the game on the internet, the problem is all about “customer service”, we do not complain for real, we do not claim our rights of a better service for the bills we pay, i used to pay almost the exact amount of money (maybe a little bit less) for mobile phone service in US & Canada but got an excellent service in return, now am not comparing US & Canada and the rest of the world to Lebanon, they have better technology, but think about it this way, they have millions and millions of citizens, we have less than 5 million active phone lines on a surface area that is way way smaller, again, the problem is that we nag for our rights of a better service, but not really do something for real to claim it, companies and corporates got used to it, why pay to make the service better, why they can keep the money both ways we (as citizens) are not going to make a difference, time to quit nagging and take action!

  6. July 4, 2010 at 5:48 AM

    …. oh and abzzy ! excellent post, way to go girl 🙂

  1. July 3, 2010 at 11:17 PM

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