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Reliance Big TV buying Experience

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You should be cautious when buying reliance products.This is what people use to say over here.Because reliance would have terms of service that suits them and would have not much for the customer.I called the customer service number which is busy every time because it is toll free.Toll free numbers could handle only lesser number of calls at a time.This is my experience calling different toll free numbers.Do not try to call Big TV Toll free number.You won't get it.It is always busy.

The other number costs more than an STD.Yeah it is an STD call.I guess it is to knowledge park or some sort of relaince data center............blah blah blah..................An operator will tell you how to buy the product............She will ask you to go to the nearest Webworld and buy the get started kit for 1990 or 2190.Then again call the call center and request for installation.

You Know What I did Last Tuesday
I walked out of my home and rode my bajaj ct100 and visited the electronics shop near my…

Reliance BIG TV DTH Launched

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The wait is over for many TV set owners planning to switch to Direct to Home Reception of Satellite TV Channels.Those guys were waiting for the Reliance BIG TV.Everyone expected it to be so cheap and guessed Mr. Ambani would share his fortune with the common man and would make cheap channel loaded DTH service for him.

It is true that those guys have more channels at the rate they give.South Indian customers would be charged less because of the presence of cheaper SUN Direct there.Sundirect offers 1 year validity DTH for Rs 1999 .So reliance who wanted to offer the cheapest ran in and offered at Rs 1990/-.

Rs 1990 includes
GSK or Get Started KIt and Set Top Box worth Rs 1450/-Rs 500/- worth recharge couponsOne year validity included in this packageInstallation included in the priceThey mention about some 30 movie channels.God knows about themFacility to connect to mutiple TV at discount rates.It might be a trap.Don't teach Ambanis to make traps.Think of the Rs 500 phone they sold in 2…

Idea Cellular Hikes Unlimited GPRS Internet Tariff

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The guys at Idea are the best ones doing fraud legally.I have been mentioning this fact in my previous posts too.Unlimited Internet access via GPRS and EDGE costed Rs 9 per day on your mobiles for some time.Now they have hiked it to 25 Rs.Airtel has also hiked the charge.It is interesting to note that this is a time when BSNL has started giving CDMA 1X service at 250 Rs per month.

Rs 9 -------> Rs 25

I do not justify this hike blaming inflation.Moreover the service sucks.It get disconnected now and again.To deactivate you need to call the customer care number which is always busy.This time i tried calling continuously for 2 hours.At last got connected and deactivated the plan.The call center guy told me that existing customers can still use the service at Rs 9 for six months after activation as a token from Idea.

The customer care of idea sucks.It is always busy.Is this the way to run a business that has value?I had invested some money in idea stocks through their IPO.It is good that …

5 DIN MAHABACHAT Offer BigBazaar

You might have heard about the 5 DIN MAHABACHAT Offer running in BigBazaar shops.The same offers are available for online shopping at their shopping site futurebazaar.If you are a smart shopper, check this thing out.This offer is valid during 13th August 2008 to 17th August 2008.



BSNL CDMA 2000 IX and EVDO Wireless Internet Service s

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The bsnl guys have done it again.2Mbps wireless internet connection unlimited at 550 Rupees per month.In Kerala, they are offering EVDO service (high speed wireless broadband internet) at select locations.Here are the charges
Cost of Modem PCMCIA type for Laptops and Desktops: Rs 3500
Activation charge: Rs 500
Monthly charge: Rs 550 for unlimited usage.
Minimum Hire Period: 3 months

If you love to use a bsnl modem on hire ,because you do not mind paying double it's cost as rent to avoid getting it repaired at your cost when it gets damaged.
Rent for modem: 200
Security Deposit for that stuff: Rs 1000

BSNL EVDO SPEED TEST

BSNL NIC CARD FOR CDMA 2000 1X

In most of the other areas, you can avail a slower version called cdma 2000 1x which is theoretically 144 kbps.So in reality the net can be much slower.
Cost of Modem: Rs 2800 (Now reduced to 2200)
Activation charge: Rs 250
Monthly charge: Rs 250 for unlimited usage.
Minimum Hire Period: 3 months

For the guys who link to rent the bsnl dumb mo…

Google Adsense Offers Youtube Video Ads to Indians

Now Indian Publishers can make youtube adsense video players from there adsense account.Google have tied up with some content partners whose videos would be shown in the player along with ads.Embedded Video Player Codes can be generated from the YouTube account after logging in via Adsense account.You need to give youtube access to your adsense account.

Click here to know more

Download Videos and Music through Peer to Peer Network

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Peer to Peer Networking is a computer network where each member is an equal.In this concept, there is no centralized server that has a lot of bandwidth and resources.Instead the powers are delegated to the individual members.The bandwidth of the individual members powers the network.One of the applications of Peer to Peer Networking is file sharing.Users can share files from their desktops to the whole world via P2P Client Softwares installed in their machines.There are different variants of this networks.

Bittorrent is an application layer file sharing P2P protocol.The files you share do not reside in your pc but it's chunks are distributed over the internet.Details of the where abouts of the file can be obtained if your client software has a small file with the .torrent extension.So if you have the torrent file and a bittorrent client software , you can get the file some one has uploaded.

Bittorrent Client Software is available for download free of cost from the company Bittorrent…