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Former MTN employees claims inventing “please call me”

Nkosana Makate, former MTN employee has filed a lawsuit case mentioning that he was the inventor of the “please call me” ability and should be given recognition for it. Another former employee, Ari Khan claims that the “please call me” was his idea and that he has papers to prove it.

Ari mentions that he created the idea in 200 where a user would send a text message without airtime, requesting the other user to call back. Makate also mentions that he created the idea in 2000 where at that time he was working in the finance department – Vodacom introduced this in 2001.