By: Mochamad Yusuf
Currently mobile operators competition so tight. So tight, they can never stop the offers of their promotion. Some offer free SMS, free calls or free internet access. Even the offer of a beautiful number, select our own, with a standard price.
In fact there is a bundling offer with a specific product. And the price of the product is actually more expensive, but because the subsidies would more cheap. Indeed still plus various facilities. Who does not tempted?
First price cheap anyway. Not to 10,000 rupiah. Often, even for free. I myself could get simcard a mobile operator, after shopping in a store.
Maybe your first try. But it turns out after long use, you then fall in love. Moreover, your old number decreased service quality. Often broken, hard to connect, its SMS arrived late and others. And you decide to use your new number as the main number.
You are now hoping friends, relatives, clients call you using this new number. Moreover, you are matched with beautiful numbers. So how do I move to this new number?
That’s easy. Just do 3 steps I made below:
1. Spread info via SMS.
Prepare the budget in the old numbers to send information. Say you’ve changed the number. To save budget, create SMS maximum 1 screen, 160 characters. So do not have to be expensive.
Its SMS examples like this: “Do not call me on this number, because I have changed with the number 0812345678. Number recently, 0818765432 I have not use. Thank you, Yusuf – SAM Design.”.
Make sure your new number that send strung. Because then, the recipient HP would easily put it in the list of contacts.
2. Replace Voice Mailbox with your own announcement.
When you call a number, if not take, the call will be diverted to voice mailbox. Voice mailbox will store your message to them. Usually voice mailbox was opened with a standard of service, eg “You are connected to the mailbox. Leave a message …”
Now modify the greeting into your notice, for example: “Hello, this is Yusuf. This number is no longer I use. Please call me at 0812345678. Thank you for call.”. Make sure you call your new number clearly and slowly.
Sometimes voice mailbox is active, sometimes not. If not, make sure you have activated. Read the instructions on the prime card or contact call center for how to activate it.
Do not forget at least once a week you access this voice mailbox. Because some operators will disable this feature if not used long.
3. Use SMS auto reply feature.
SMS auto reply is a service provided by the service when there is incoming SMS. Your operator will automatically reply with SMS that is set. This SMS notifications you can set your new number. You can seta like SMS notification in step number 1.
What is the charge, how do I enable or whether the feature is available in your service, please contact the call canter.
So easy right? We recommend that you do not turn off this long number. Keep it alive. Origin of life alone. Why? Who knows you need them later. Continue the way back to the old number? Yes, just run the steps above. Hehehe.
So, now monitor all mobile operators offer interesting. Try. If it does not fit so just throw it. If good, why not in use. Change number mobile phone, who dares? [TSA, 21/2/2010 at dawn]
*Mochamad Yusuf is a online analyst, public speaker, radio host, lecturer and IT practitioner at SAM Design, http://www.samdesign.com. Actively writing and his books have been published, “99 Jurus Sukses Mengembangkan Bisnis Lewat Internet”. You can follow his activities on his website, or in his Facebook.