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Bongo is a cheeky, funny, super-intelligent monkey.
He was born in the rainforests of Borneo and after showing early signs of super-intelligence (he could say the alphabet backwards in no less than 100 different languages at the tender age of one month), Bongo decided to explore beyond the rainforest. He has never looked back.
After travelling the globe & experiencing more than any monkey (or man for that matter) has ever experienced, he heard a calling from a land far away. He decided to jump off the pier at Santa Monica beach LA into the Pacific Ocean and swam to Sydney, Australia; Bondi Beach to be exact.
To this day Bongo lives in a beachfront pad in Bondi. He has everything – natural talent, a lot of sun and a beautiful ocean to look at each day. Armed with his brilliance and his mobile phone, he can do what he likes most, answering your questions.
Lately he’s had an itch, he’s thinking about travelling again. He often has an urge to go back to the UK, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA. And of course he takes his mobile phone!
Bongo has been using his super brain to help with the human emotion of love lately, he is often used by celebrities to dig up the juice on one-another. He has the unbelievable ability to find out personal information about anyone, anywhere! And of course he can answer literally any question you have – trivia, weather, train timetables, assignments… anything!
BONGO IS THE LARGEST SMS MESSAGE INFORMATION SERVICE IN AUSTRALIA!
IT IS THE LATEST WAY TO GET INFORMATION DELIVERED TO YOUR MOBILE
PHONE, INSTANTLY! IT WORKS ON ALL MOBILE PHONE NETWORKS IN AUSTRALIA.
1. Work out your question and what you want to know.
Hint: just text [FULL NAME] and [SUBURB] for personal info on you and your friends!
2. Type it into a text message on your mobile phone.
3. Send the text message to 50 50 50. Costs $2.99 per question (Msg & Data Rates May Apply) ($1.99 on Sprint/Boost/Virgin Mobile USA).
Bongo is not a subscription service!
4. You will receive your answer within a few minutes.
5. Tell your friends & save the number in your phone!
So whether you need to know how to get somewhere, what the footy score is, if your boyfriend’s been cheating on you, or what the meaning of life is, just ask Bongo!
All you need to do is text message your question to 505050. Anything can be asked and within a few minutes you’ll receive an answer back on your mobile phone. Answers will be concise because BONGO is limited to 1 text message per answer, which equals 160 characters.
BONGO is available to most cell phone users in the US. So you can use it on most cell phones. Some carriers in the US do not support Bongo.
The total service cost for BONGO is $2.99 (Msg&Data Rates May Apply) ($1.99 on Sprint/Boost/Virgin Mobile USA). Please note if your message length exceeds the standard text message length (160 characters) you will incur additional charges. You may cancel your service at any time by sending a text message with “CANCEL”, “STOP,” “END” or “QUIT” to short code 505050.
You can ask BONGO anything you could think of. Have a look at our home page for a more comprehensive list of things that we can answer. Also, take a look at our policy to know where we draw the line with questions and answers
You can email us at [email protected]. Please feel free to leave us comments, suggestions or just general feedback about what you think of 199BONGO.
Bongo may send you a message if you have not used the service for a while and he has some fresh gossip but this will not charge your phone. You are only charged when you send Bongo an SMS. These messages will start with ‘FreeMSG:’. If you wish to stop receiving these messages you can unsubscribe from the service by texting in STOP or following think link and following the instructions.
No. A single text message is 160 characters. However, most phones allow you to write longer messages. If a text message is over 160 characters it will be divided in to 2 questions and therefore you will be charged twice at $2.99 per text. ($1.99 on Sprint/Boost/Virgin Mobile USA)
We don’t recommend it because it will appear as another question in our system and you will be billed $4.50/msg sent. Please see our contact us page if you would like to leave feedback.
If for any reason BONGO has received your question but you haven’t received a reply within an hour it’s possible that your text message has been delayed or lost in the mobile phone network. Try sending it again, or email us at [email protected] and give details of the question asked, including your mobile phone number, time and date and network operator.
BONGOworks thanks to a number of intelligent human researchers and a very sophisticated software application with a huge database.
Bongo reserves the right to review and make changes to its policies, service and charges without notice. Please ensure that you read the Terms and Conditions and FAQ page which will display the latest information.
BONGO is here to answer all of your questions… most of the time. There will be some occasions where we will just not be allowed to give an answer. This happens if someone sends us a question which breaches confidentiality, privacy, or other similar rules which BONGO must follow.
Because BONGO can be used by anyone of any age, guidelines have been put in place to ensure that BONGO doesn’t cause offence, upset or harm anyone. Obviously, BONGO will not give answers to any question that contains material of a violent, sadistic or cruel nature; be repulsive, horrible, or involve the use of offensive or foul language.
BONGO will not research or provide answers that may offend a reasonable person, cause grave or widespread offence, invade privacy, encourage any person to engage in dangerous or illegal practices, encourage any person to use harmful substances, are of a sexually explicit nature, or generally lead to any activity or feeling which may be regarded as detrimental to society. BONGO also reserves the right to change the price of the service at any point in time. However, BONGO will endeavour to educate its customers about the price change via this website.
Here at BONGO we understand the thrill of killing question marks every time they pop up in your head. However, please take note that BONGO costs a total of $2.99 every time you send us a text (Msg&Data Rates May Apply) ($1.99 on Sprint/Boost/Virgin Mobile USA). You may cancel your service at any time by sending a text message with “CANCEL”, “STOP,” “END” or “QUIT” to short code 505050. If you want to use the service frequently then by all means go ahead, but do keep in mind that regular costs can add up very quickly. We do not recommend using the service more than 20 times per month, especially if you do not pay your own phone bill.
Your privacy is very important to us. Bongo does not rent, sell, or share your information. Bongo will not share your number or any personal information with any third parties. However, we reserve the right to market to Bongo users in the future.
See below to read our full Privacy Protection Statement. Our TERMS & CONDITIONS can be viewed, here.
If you have any queries or would like to submit feedback, please feel free to go to the Contact Us page.
Please ensure that you read the terms and conditions and FAQ page which will display the latest information.
PRIVACY PROTECTION STATEMENT
Bongo Operations Pty Ltd (Bongo) (we, us) complies with the National Privacy Principles (Principles) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
The Principles are designed to protect the confidentiality of personal information and the privacy of individuals by regulating the way personal information is managed. The Principles define ‘personal information’ as information or an opinion relating to an individual which can be used to identify the individual.
1. What personal information do we collect?
The type of information we may collect and hold includes, but is not limited to, your name, addresses, contact details, occupation, and other information which assists us in conducting our business, providing and marketing our services and meeting our legal obligations. By using Bongo’s website (Website) or otherwise providing such information to Bongo you consent to the collection of such information.
2. How do we collect personal information?
We will generally collect personal information by way of forms filled out by people, face-to-face meetings, interviews, business cards, telephone conversations and from third parties. In some circumstances we may be provided with personal information from a third party, for example a report provided by a third party.
3. What will personal information be used for?
We may use and disclose your personal information for the primary purposes for which it is collected, for reasonably expected secondary purposes which are related to the primary purposes and in other circumstances authorised by the Privacy Act.
In general, we use and disclose you personal information for the following primary purposes:
• to conduct our business;
• to provide and market our services;
• to communicate with you;
• to protect any intellectual property in material on the Website;
• to comply with our legal obligations; and
• to help us manage and enhance the services we provide.
4. To whom will we disclose the personal information we collect
We may disclose personal information we collect to any related bodies corporate as that term is defined in Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
We may contact and communicate with its clients and other users of the Website via the Website, their email address, telephone, post, or SMS. By using the Website you consent to such communications. If you no longer wish to receive communications from us notify us at the address set out below.
6. Protection and management of personal information
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information we collect, hold or disclose about a person is accurate, complete and up to date.
Subject to the exceptions set out in the Privacy Act, you may access the personal information we hold about you and, if you believe it is out of date, incomplete or incorrect, you may request that it be updated or amended. If you believe that we have not dealt with your personal information in a manner that complies with the privacy laws, you should contact us so that we can properly address and resolve your concerns. Any complaints, or requests for access to, or to correct, personal information or any queries concerning privacy matters should in the first instance be put in writing via e-mail or post addressed to the following: [email protected]
PO BOX 2393
Richmond VIC 3121 Australia
Our Terms & Conditions can be viewed here Bongo reserves the right to review and make changes to its policies, service and charges without notice. Please ensure that you read the terms and conditions and FAQ page which will display the latest information.