As I have had a punting phone for over 12 years, I have gathered quite a lot of numbers over the years, not counting
those that I have rang, but never stored them yet they have contacted me again.
Rather than asking directly for discount, I send them a text to asking them if they have any special offers from time to time.
Should they do, would you please store my number and let me know when you run these offers. CoolTiger from AnyTown.
It's amazing how many texts I have received over the years relating to "special offers", tours info, change of mobile numbers,
general hello, etc.
Also, when the last DDoS happened in June-13, I sent a blatant text out to some of the EE Profile numbers that I had stored,
enquiring if they had any special offers. Not only were most willing to knock off £10 or £20 from their hourly rate, I was getting
instant replies and even messages such as they were working longer hours, to make up for lack of direct customers that
would have come from AW.