It’s been a few weeks since safaricom introduced the 300% storo bonus airtime. This storo bonus airtime is activated the minute you meet the set airtime usage target. You can always dial *460# for all the details about your storo bonus; in case you didn’t know.
Anyway, getting the 300% storo bonus can be overwhelming at times, especially for those of us who have been suffering from “Insufficient funds” syndrome. But hey! don’t let this bonus take away your values in life. Often, you will find yourself tempted to even call your Ex just to make sure that the “Free Airtime” gets exhausted before the midnight zombies take it away.
Haha! Lets get serious now, here is why you ought to be a little more cautious with the bonus:
1. Nagging Your Friends.
Damn! This 300% storo bonus on safaricom and 500% on Airtel has surely changed many friendships. As they say, keeping in touch with each other is what friends do. But then again, too much of anything is poisonous. Please, do not go calling your pals,especially the married ones, every night just because you have some extra cash to spend. Trust me, they might not tell you, but they do get kinda irritated with your endless calls day-in day-out. Before you know it, they will be avoiding your calls, regardless of whether it’s an emergency or just calling to say high.
2. Wastage Of Valuable Time.
Assuming your target airtime usage is ksh 40, the 300% storo bonus will equate to ksh 120. Since you definitely want to talk for the longest time, you will wait till 10 pm when call rates drop to ksh 2 per minute. With a little calculation, you will have 60 minutes talk-time from the bonus, excluding the actual 40 shillings. An hour on phone everyday!! On my! Those are 7 hours of lost sleep per week. As for the writers, that time could mean doubling or losing your site’s fans and traffic.
3. Money Lost On Storo Bonus Targets.
I always hear that time is money. Am sure you’ve also heard something of that sort. Yah! they are right; The hours spent on calls can be used on things that are more constructive. For my brothers and sisters out their who code, that one hour-per-day could make or break your deadline. As for fellow writers, that could make you miss an advertiser’s signature.
Again, the 300% storo bonus is a reward,no an award. You have to spend a certain amount so as to enjoy the storo bonus. Personally, I’ve found myself going for some more airtime, which I surely didn’t need, just to get the storo bonus. Ouch! They made me break my principles too.
4. Lost Values.
Please, when you’re at home, try your best to uphold the values she taught you. Don’t let the storo bonus make you forget your table-manners. Also, no mother will be happy when her child no longer has time for her. That time when she needs some candles but you are busy chanting, saying that you don’t mind the darkness. 🙁
Anyway, don’t get me wrong, but I believe that it’s not a must that you make use of something just because it is freely available. And if you really think that “Good-Free” things should never be let go to waste, then use that time to drink plenty of water. It’s totally free and good for your health. See You another day my Siz/Brother from another mother. 🙂