I get really sad seeing consumers charged Ksh. 10 per alert to know what a certain stock is trading at, or that the CDSC is charging a premium to tell its 1 million plus customers how their CDS account is faring.
Twitter is defined on its website as – a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?
Now the concept of reverse twittering, nothing revolutionary, but we are thinking that all your essential services should be able to tell you how they are doing. From your stocks, to your doctors diary, to your examination timetable, your children etc. With Zunguka, you can effectively budget how much you want to spend on being kept in the loop. Good thing is, it costs much much less than all these premium rates services.
Here is an example; you check the status of your Safaricom shares using the Nationmobile service that charges say Ksh. 10 (USD 0.154) per alert.But you would also want to check the status of the other 10 counters that you have invested in.That would essentially cost you Ksh.100 (USD 1.54), for 10 alerts right. With ‘reverse twittering’ on Zunguka you can set up all your stock counters to update you say when they get to a certain value or when the stock moves (whether up or down) but at the ridiculous rate of Ksh.1.50 (USD 0.023) per alert. You can therefore work withing certain budgets and control the frequency of your “twitter” service updates.
Power to you.Why? Because even basic personal service or business updates are meaningful to you—especially when they’re timely.