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The Anomaly

When you take a subscription with Mauritius Telecom and they come over for the installation, all the charges are sent to your first bill. You are not asked to pay anything at one of the branches. All these charges are thus paid when you receive your first bill except for one thing: a security deposit. This security deposit is Rs 1,000 for individuals, Rs 2,000 for businesses and Rs 5,000 for foreign individuals.

Forgetting Things

While the employee initially told me about the security deposit which would need to be paid separately in a branch after installation, I of course forgot. With Netflix, PlayStation and normal life, it is no surprise that this would slip off my mind. So when I got a call in December from Mauritius Telecom reminding me about the security deposit, I figured this was one of the various chores you just got on with and then forgot about again.

Anomaly #1: there's tons of waiting involved
Paying this security deposit, while relatively straightforward, can take qui…