7araamiyah





In this life, you have your average everyday 7araamiyah. And then, existing on another level entirely, you have start-up mobile phone companies. 

I consider myself rational but somehow when it comes to my phone... should I catch wind of 3ar'9 or a promotion in which some key-ring or biro is thrown in bi-balaash, there I am, giving away my bank details like stale bread to geese. 

This particular company promised two iPhone 6s for the price of one, with single-digit monthly payments and hundreds of free minutes. I almost choked with pleasure and furiously completed the paperwork. So was it any surprise when I received a package with one iPhone 6 and one iPhone 5s with extortionate rates for local and international calls?

While I should be cursing that sharikat al-taliifawn 7araamiyah, they did make good on their promise to take back the unwanted phone. After about six weeks of calling them to do so, using a phone plan that saw them laughing all the way to the bank.

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حرامي
7araamii
thief (m)
حرامية
7araamiyah
thief (f)
حراميه
7araamiyah
thieves (pl)
حرام
7araam
taboo
العرض
3ar’9
a special offer
ببلاش
bi-balaash
for free
شركة التليفون حراميه
sharikat at-taliifawn 7araamiyah
the mobile phone company are thieves