I recieved a BiNu message informing me that I am no longer going to get the weekly quota of free sms henceforth. The Sms reads:
For a long time now have provided free SMS, although we had to pay other companies to send the SMS. Unfortunately as a start-up company dependent on the support of our investors, we are really sorry about this, but like you we have to face our own economic reality.
You can still send SMS using biNu at competitive prices by purchasing biNu credits. And we continue to provide all the other great biNu features, for FREE!
I hope you understand and continue to use biNu, we value your loyalty.
We, however I can still send sms on the “Send Free SMS” Option though, but I am expecting to see that feature gone. Hoestly, the free sms has been my pulling factor to biNu and with it gone and dont see myself going to queue to CABS bank to top-up my account. Or ofcourse you can do it via EcoCash. You get 50 sms for a dollar.
Binu is cheap, at $1 for 50 sms that is a really steal but the fact of paying is just not ingrained in my system.