So I am one of those paranoid types, when I learnt that some apps can request for strange permissions when installed, I go through permissions to check which to allow and which to deny. And if I don’t use an app regularly, I deny it permissions entirely till when it will need.
Well, it’s not all smooth, I paid for my behaviour yesterday.
I had denied Mula app permissions to access the telephone, and it didn’t work. It kept telling me that the app couldn’t find some parameters, so this means that it couldn’t connect the phone number with Mpesa account number when doing API calling, and that’s how I slept without electricity. My tokens had ended, and the alternative was buying via the KPLC paybill that can send the tokens anywere from 30 minutes to the next day, or probably never.
The tokens SMS came in at 2am.
Today I remember that I had disabled permissions for Mula, turned telephone back on and it works. To think I set phone on airplane mode, restarted, tried 1999 times. SMH!