Category Archives: Technology

Nandan Nilkeni’s dream – National ID card

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Nandan Nilekani’s dream – how the national ID card will work  ………

Operator
: “Thank you for calling Pizza Hut . May I have your…”

Customer:
 “Heloo, can I order..”

Operator
: “Can I have your multi purpose ID card number first, Sir?”

Customer:
 “It’s he…, hold………on……889861356102049998-45-54610”

Operator:
 “OK… You’re… Mr Singh and you’re calling from 17 Jal Vayu…..Your home number is 2x26xxxx, your office 250xxxxx and your mobile is 09xxxxxxxx. Which number are you calling from now Sir?”

Customer:
 “Home! How did you get all my phone numbers?

Operator :
 “We are connected to the system Sir”

Customer:
 “May I order your Seafood Pizza…”

Operator :
 “That’s not a good idea Sir”

Customer:
 “How come?”

Operator :
 “According to your medical records, you have high blood pressure and even higher cholesterol level Sir”

Customer:
 “What?… What do you recommend then?”

Operator : 
“Try our Low Fat Pizza. You’ll like it”

Customer:
 “How do you know for sure?”

Operator :
 “You borrowed a book entitled “Popular Dishes” from the National Library last week Sir”

Customer:
 “OK I give up… Give me three family size ones then, how much will that cost?”

Operator :
 “That should be enough for your family of 05, Sir. The total is Rs 500.00″

Customer:
 “Can I pay by! Credit card?”

Operator :
 “I’m afraid you have to pay us cash, Sir. Your credit card is over the limit and you owe your bank Rs 23,000.75 since October last year.  That’s not including the late payment charges on your housing loan, Sir..”

Customer:
 “I guess I have to run to the neighbourhood ATM and withdraw some cash before your guy arrives”

Operator :
 “You can’t Sir. Based on the records, you’ve reached your daily limit on machine withdrawal today”

Customer:
 “Never mind just send the pizzas, I’ll have the cash ready. How long is it gonna take anyway?”

Operator :
 “About 45 minutes Sir, but if you can’t wait you can always come and collect it on your Nano Car…”

Customer:
 ” What!”

Operator :
 “According to the details in system, you own a Nano car,…registration number GZ-05-AB-1107..”

Customer:
 ” ?”

Operator :
 “Is there anything else Sir?”

Customer:
 “Nothing… By the way.. Aren’t you giving me that 3 free bottles of cola as advertised?”

Operator :
 “We normally would Sir, but based on your records you’re also diabetic……. “

Customer:
 #$$^%&$@$% ^

Operator:
 “Better watch your language Sir.. Remember on 15th July 2010 you were convicted of using abusive language on a policeman…?”oo

Customer:
 [Faints]

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very bad experience with it!

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Last few months I had a very bad experience with this Airtel guys that too after the introduction of this 3G telecom.

First experience: I already had a Airtel postpaid mobile connection.  What happened was, when I dint even speak on the phone, they charged me like anything like Rs.100 per day or something.  When I checked with my itemized bill, they put the division as extra charges as Rs. 1500.  When I called and asked them for this error, they said it is for STD calls that you made.  When I re-checked again for it, Rs. 1500 + 500(this 500 as a STD charges).  So double STD charge.
Second : As I was already using airtel internet in Chennai I was very much satisfied with the internet connection, I thought there could be no problem in using this airtel internet.  While buying the connection it was on 2G connection.  After a while, we moved the airtel from 2G to 3G.  Looks like none can use airtel in 2G.  Even if we connect the internet, it wont work or it wont connect to the internet at all.  Called up the customer care and moved from 2G to 3G.  Once moved, there was a lot of problem in connecting to the internet.  There is a different options of connecting the internet to the network.  (GSM only,GSM preferred, WCDMA only, WCDMA preferred).  Initially my network was at WCDMA only after calling up the customer care they said you should change it to GSM only or preferred and they said it should work(Network remained the same and it was still in 2G connection only).  After changing the network it worked for a while and the next morning if we check it wont work and I was totally pissed off.  Called up again the customer care, they said the device is compatible for only 2G and not for 3G.  After that I contacted the person who sold the product to me.  They said the device is compatible for both 2G and 3G.  After a minute I called the customer care, they dint even pick up the call for one week, for that reason I decided to surrender it.  The very next day, I tried calling up and they asked me to do the following:  a) removing the sim card from airtel and put it in your mobile phone and set the network as Airtel 3G and put again in the data card and it should work fine.  After working all those nothing remains to work.  So decided to give up and giving it up a last chance for that they asked me to do it on the another machine.  No luck on it too.  After using my simple knowledge on airtel I changed the network from GSM only to WCDMA preferred after that everything started working fine.  AWWW God! Alas it had gotta solved.  This issue itself was around 2 months.  Was totally a headache!
Third:  My husband had faced another issue of billing in airtel:  He never talks with anyone on the phone.  Even if he talks, it wont even come around Rs. 500 as a monthly bill.  But to much of our shagrin, the bill came around Rs. 2500.  He was telling me, these airtel walas are really worse, they are showing the amount as this much.  I asked him whether you called up or used any internet usage.  He said I was trying to move the internet connection to 3G in Airtel and much to shock, the internet is not working on his mobile.
Fourth:  In my office, they are using Rs. 1299 plan for internet, for which they can use the internet of around 10am to 7pm unlimited internet.  For this the internet alone costs around Rs. 17,542.
This clearly shows how cruel they are.  I dont believe on this airtel guys.  And I am not going to believe them on future note too.  Stupid fellows!  Even more I have no strength to talk to those people.  Worse thing of all is VERY BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE.
And now I have decided to change my mobile from Airtel to Vodafone and the airtel internet is good.  The speed they provide and service is good.  I am using airtel internet only.  I have planned to use it further.
Charu

Balance sheet and revenue has been announced!

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Since it is the perfect time for getting audited of their accounts for the year ended 31st March 2010 most of the companies has revealed their balance sheet.  When I was going through the paper The Economic times, I was found some interesting news that, most of the companies are getting into the profits when compared to the last year profit margin.  Yes since it is the recovery of the Great Depression, all the stock markets, companies like product based and project based are getting better.  But still some of the companies are sending out the employees out of their companies.

Even now the sad part is: Spain, Greece and other two countries are in debt crisis.  During the September 2008 to April 2009, Greece country was spending money lavishly during the times of the Great Depression.  And now they are suffering.  The same case happened during 1991 in India too.  One thing that we can avoid during the times of economic downturn is not to spend that much.  And more banks are helping out Greece and Spain now.

-Charu

For those who switched your mail apps from Google apps to anyother provider

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Hi Folks,

This is for those who have changed your domain from Google apps to some other provider.  I would like to know, what are the difficulty that you face in Google Apps.  Please write about it in few lines.  I am making this as an online surveys from the person who really value it.  Do drop in your mail at blogwriter@charubhashini.com .  Please take this as a request from one of your friends and write to me.

Thanks,

Charu

Without Mobile Part-2

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Oh yeah,  as continuation with the post of Without Mobile, I thought of testing myself not to use the mobile at least for one day without the mobile.  At last I tried it today after a very long time and I think I should be like that forever. 

That is really a great experience for me, Oh My Gosh, no contacts with anyone.. I was like as I was before and very innocent girl and minding my own business.  I like and love this type or this way of leading life.  But still this never works.  When I write the Without Mobile part-1 I was simply like addicted or somewhat like that.  But now I am not too much attached to it or whatever to my mobile.  Oh, yeah I love to be like what I am right now(without this mobile). 

Just think of this situation:  When there is no Mobile or technology which you were hanging out for these.  All of a sudden it is vanished, what will you do?  According to me, I will be very happy or else I can say like this I will be the very happiest person in this world.  But now a days it is our fate that we have to sting towards the technology or else we can’t live, atleast to live we have to earn for that we have to earn for that we have stick towards the stupid technology.

Once I got the IPOD I started sticking towards that and left mobile.

Pour in your comments.  Do you feel the same?

Charu