Just after I wrote the last post, I found another company that does something similar with your location.
BiteSMS is an iPhone app that tries to replace the standard SMS app as well as provide SMS credits via their network. Great.
However, when I was trying to find out how much the SMS credits cost in Canada, which US companies and Websites seem to NEVER include in their front pages, I saw the following:
They “reckon” I’m in Canada, and tell me what the rate is there!!! That’s great!!
Again, same complaint from the previous post, MagicJack, where that information is not easily identifiable via the user. If it were me, I would have either put it on the side, or highlighted it a little making it stick out to users so they can see this dynamic, PERSONAL, information right away.
As I stated in my previous post, it’s not that the technology is so amazing, and it’s in fact very simple. But what breath of fresh air compared to having to:
- browse their first page and see no price (or see a US price)
- browse their prices page and have to look for Canada
Hopefully, a lot of companies start jumping on this location-based bandwagon! It should make for the web a more enjoyable experience!