I’ve seen gladlyCast around for quite awhile but only decided to give it a try. I’ve never wanted to try because Internet was almost available to me anytime.
My short experience with gladlyCast was smooth, but not so smooth too. Here’s why.
That’s not my number!
I purposely tested the server with a few mobile numbers. After sending in, I clicked on “That’s not my number!”, I was redirected back to the same “Confirm your number” page within seconds. That wasn’t so helpful. I don’t know why this happened and I’m making a guess that the page already discovered that I’ve sent a message to the service with the “secret message”.
Phone number display – could be improved!
I verified my mobile number with a Singapore line. Why did the site show me a Malaysian number and expected me to mouseover to find the other. I thought since the site was so sweet and simple, they could lay it side by side.
Oh, when I was shown the secret message, I was given the same screen whereby I could mouseover and select a number and click. I clicked on the Malaysian number, but confirmed with a Singaporean line. Amazingly, everything worked! I thought this would be alittle misleading. Heh.
What mobile network?
+6012795 9876 looks like it’s running on Maxis, but since Malaysia telcos allow number porting, the number could be on DiGi or even Celcom. gladlyCast, will you be able to specify the network, and maybe expand on the mobile lines? I’m on Digi and I am willing to sponsor a Digi prepaid card for a year or two. (I do know Digi has a plan that allow free smses after first 50cents each day!)
P.S I’m not trying to find fault, but my first secret message was “Jack likes Brian”. Isn’t that gay?