A funny thing happened on the way to the competition…

By Chris Halsall

CONSUMERS in Barbados who have been early adopters of new telephony offerings should be commended. Not only have they encouraged competition, but some have faced some strange challenges…

Imagine that you have just activated your new service, using one of the new competitive providers. You call everyone you know using your new phone, and gloat about how great it is. Clarity is amazing. Calling features are astounding. You’re doing the “happy dance”.

But, strangely, some people start telling you that they cannot call you back on your brand new phone number… This becomes a serious issue — a phone which can’t be called is not much use.

Why would this happen? Well, it is actually quite simple…

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