Do you use Two Factor Authentication with your mobile phone? Do you use your phone as a password recovery option? In case if you are wondering what the hell is two factor authentication, let me simplify it like this. Have you coupled your Gmail/ Facebook/ etc. account with your mobile phone in a way that you receive a ‘code’ that you should enter in the web browser? If so, read on this short note.
Recently I wrote about Mobitel LiveScreen because I was unhappy about the experience.
As soon I published that on my Facebook page (850+ likes), it instantly took vast public attention. So far it reached 13,000+ people without targeted advertising. Given my page’s member base is small, the post made a significant reach. Unless advertised none of my other blog posts ever reached more than 500 people on average. By the time of this writing, I’ve seen more people have started to voice against VAS scams which is a good trend.
මෑතකදි මමයි අම්මයි දෙන්නම අළුත් මොබයිල් ෆෝන් දෙකකට මාරු වුණා. ඉතින් පරණ එකෙන් අළුත් එකට මාරු වෙද්දි අළුත් ෆෝන් එකට ගැළපෙන විධියට සිම් එකත් මාරු කරන්න වුණා. පරණ සිම් එක ඉවත් කරලා අපට Micro SIM එකකුත් Nano SIM එකකුත් තිබුණු පරණ දුරකථන අංක වලටම ලබාගන්න සිදුවුණා.
I have reasons to believe that it rather steals contacts from your phone rather than politely synchronizing them.
Once you install Facebook, it forces you to install Messenger aside. If you don’t it will keep sending you new message notifications but not letting you read them. So you install Messenger.
If you check my last post on this blog, you’ll find something like ‘Sent from a Sony Ericsson phone’. I just set up email on my phone and sent the post as email to the blog. This is so much fun of course, but I feel it’s better if I had Sinhala unicode support with this phone.
—- Sent using a Sony Ericsson mobile phone
According to the current Alexa Ranking (Sri Lanka), Facebook is the fourth of the list (Google.lk, Yahoo.com, Google.com and then Facebook.com). Which means lot of people use it and eventually, lot of people find it efficient using the Facebook Mobile service. But, currently in Sri Lanka, this service is supported by Dialog and Mobitel only.
Even I am a subscriber of Tigo, now I’m also considering getting either Dialog or Mobitel.