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Hotwire.com Newsletter Unsubscribe Problem

Hotwire.com Newsletter Problem

I have been subscribed to a newsletter by Hotwire.com for years, I never read it, decided to un-subscribe in my big push to clean my inbox of unwanted emails.

I do this very complicated un-subscribe thing and it says,

This is the idea, however not correct words, but close...

Our TOS - Terms of Service or the privacy policy has given us the right to continue to send you emails and advertisements.

I could not believe a big company would do this.

NOW, I need to click them now as a SPAM or Spammer when I receive spam from them.

This too complicated to believe un-subscribe stuff is annoying, there are many big companies that have no ethics whatsoever.

I go around and around with my techie on the need to have an easy un-subscribe, there is a problem with one-click types as some people accidentally click and ooops, however it should be easy, not hard to un-subscribe.

I will not do business with companies like this, it is annoying to think. Well, I never did, hotwire.com is like expedia, not good deals.

Hotwire.com Newsletter Problem




Beta Blog Forwards to Newsletters and Teasing Techie

Beta Blog Forwards to Newsletters
Lome, Togo West Africa
Friday, March 16, 2007

I am teasing with my techie from India, I am telling him,

- Forwards goes BETA. -

I am not sure what Beta means in technical terms, I do know how they mean or use it, I suppose it has something more than Greek Alphabet for reasoning behind it.

What is mean to me is this, we have something that works, we think is functioning, but we are going to start using it and testing it, it is in the Beta phase, need to test and watch, not perfect.

What is happening is this, I like to receive newsletters by emails, I really think more people read the blog by email than this new RSS or ATOM reader system, I think they just add and disregard, adding hundreds of reads into these systems and forget. It is very hard to forget an email, I must delete a newsletter that comes by emails, so there is a reaction. This must be some type of Marketing 101 class, passive versus active participation.

I cannot use RSS Feeds or Atom and find them extremely difficult to use from internet cafes and others ways, requiring way too much effort and time. I can download emails and take home, read in my room.

We have made a forwards system, I send ONE email and it goes now to three separate newsletters serving system, it will start to activate tomorrow.

This means or the bottom line is a person can choose a few more ways to read the blog. A long time ago we added the Yahoogroups.com feature, about a year ago, I started sending also to Googlegroups.com. A few days ago, I signed up with a long-term helper to HoboTraveler.com and an original sender of newsletters Topica.com.

A reader can choose as they wish:

Yahoogroups.com

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hobotraveler_com_travel_blog/

Googlegroups.com

http://groups.google.com/group/Travel-Blog-by-Andy-of-HoboTravelercom


Topica.com

http://lists.topica.com/lists/hobo-travel-blog/



Now, I guess I can sign up for the MSN newsletters sending version and any others I can figure out that allows me to post by sending with an email.

Beta Blog Forwards to Newsletters






Travel Tips from MobalRental.com

Travel Tips --- Newsletter
A company that sells cell phone SIM cards, also publishes a travel tips newsletter… I think…. ? I am not able to consistently monitor what companies are doing, I am a traveler. A great way to market and sell products is to publish newsletters of value, sadly 99 out of 100 are more or less junk, however this one seems tourist good, not so much traveler good, but up to snuff for the average tourist.
http://www.mobalrental.com/newsletter/

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Bangkok, Thailand Southeast Asia
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---
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I purchased a use-only-in-emergency world cell phone SIM Card, I hope it still works, I have never used it. The card is supposed to work about anywhere on the planet, I suspect the cost is from 5-20 dollars per minute. I know one thing, when I need it, and I use it, I will not care; it will be I need a phone time, and the cost is irrelevant. I have not had this moment in the last two years of owning the card. I think my debit card is attached to it, to allow the money to flow.

One good part is they publish this 50/50 yes or no newsletter of travel tips. I am not sure how to subscribe, but the guy, maybe his name is Michael is now sending it, I have never noticed a name before.

Nonetheless, for the curious, it does have some merit, please do not take any travel advice carte blanc and think to yourselfe, this is a newsletter that is selling products, therefore there are some money-making reasons to steer you toward things to buy.

“Never trust 100 percent a company that can make money by giving you bad advice.”

What is a SIM card?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subscriber_Identity_Module

Travel Tips