this post is going to sound pathetic. but hopefully, u will excuse me. I have always loved Connex. I don't exactly remember how the very strong emotional bonding between me and this brand started, or what caused it. Anyway, it was when i was in the sixth or seventh grade. But what i can say is that i've always been faithful to it, and it never let me down. I had lots of Myx - mobile wear clothes (and i still have some). I was sad when they closed the store. I still have and use my initial Connex Cent subscription. Which means that i still talk for 500 minutes during weekends with 1 cent/ minute. I have the same number, which i love, cause it's a very nice combination of digits, and i due this nice combination to Connex (and it was even nicer before, when it began with 093, instead of 0723).
Now i go to www.connex.ro and they say "Welcome to Vodafone Romania" and i see all that red, which i still am more inclined to associate with Zapp, rather than with Vodafone. And there is something which pisses me even more. I loved that warm shade of green which characterised Connex (ok, so call me crazy). Now that shade of green (or anyhow, a very similar shade) is to be associated with Cosmote. Which makes it all so fuzzy and confusing and annoying. (don't get me wrong, i am aware of vodafone's global brand identity and red and stuff, as well as Cosmote's green and stuff :) ). ah well...
And, in order to finish in an even more pathetic way, i would say that the first thing which came into my mind when i heard about Connex disappearing is Terry Jacks's "Seasons in the sun", which i listened to in the memory of this brand: "Goodbye my friend, it's hard to die,when all the birds are singing in the sky". Which is really appropriate if we take into consideration the new Vodafone commercial .
So, sincerely thinking that i've been fooling around enough, all left to say is "Farewell, Connex!"