No, G-Live is not another new product of Google. It is the newest news and public announcement delivery system recently introduced by Globe Telecom.
The supposedly neat feature about this new service called G-Live is that the news and public announcement messages would not be recieved by users and subscribers as a regular SMS or text message that would otherwise cause their mobile phone to ring, vibrate or flash its fancy backlights and LCDS, and it wouldn’t even occupy a slot in the ever so precious message inbox. Instead, the messages from G-Live would just flash and appear directly on screen and the user would not even need to delete the message for it will go away shortly.
Automatic and hands-free news and PA delivery system. Isn’t it great?
Well…as long as it will stay spam free. I suppose.
And here is where my concern grows bigger. Already, we are suffering from those irritating SPAM or unsolicited SMS messages (commercial or otherwise, as long as it is unsolicited or unwanted, it is spam) in our mobile phones today. We are next to powerless, without enough credits(extra load) to tell the network to stop sending us those friggin’ spam SMS messages and now comes this automatic though non-intrusive yet out of our control message/content delivery system? What gives?!
Because that is the key element; it is the “out of our control or automatic” factor and sure, it is quite handy to have the latest news, PAs and other content delivered to your mobile phone whenever and where ever you are but it doesn’t mean that I want to recieve it at a time I least expect it, least need it, and least want it.
Whatever happened to the law of supply and demand? Isn’t is supposed to be like us the paying consumers to need or demand for something and the corporations to supply us with this demand? Now it seems that it is the other way around. These corporations are creating artificial demand in the shrewed scheme of making a buck or two at our (the paying customers)expense and convenience; under the guise of coming out with the latest and coolest trend.
I have not yet tried G-live nor am I trying to discourage anyone from using it. Then again…will I have any other choice once I upgrade my Globe SIM card?
All I’m hoping is that G-live will not be used to spam us mobile subscribers. We could barely keep our blogs and inboxes safe from it.