Follow the leader policy: Cellphone revolution in India

At first it was Reliance group of companies that made possible the scenario which we see today. Just like Bill Gates wanted to seea computer in every home…” , Reliance’s   proclaimed dream of “ a mobile in everyone’s hand.. 😉 ” did succeed. The horrible days of getting charged Rs.2(approx) even for incoming calls were over. I remember as a high school kid i used to observe the craze for  mobile phones infecting everyone. Nokia,Sony and service providers like Airtel made good use of this opportunity and now top the “most users” list. Reliance didn’t persist in its goal,perhaps, because now Reliance GSM or CDMA doesn’t stand in the front line of lock horn competition in the mobile market though they are the trendsetters.

And yet another important revolution was seeded by TATA DOCOMO that introduced the pulse rating concept. The best deal ever of charging a call at 1paise/sec. Other service providers who were indulged in  day light robbery had no other option than to follow suit .

TRAI is expected to come down heavily on service providers who charge too much for sms(even 50 paisa per sms is too much! more on that here). Reliance communications made a quick and clever move  made by announcing two great tariff plans. Either you can send an sms for 1paisa or unlimited sms for a daily rental of Re.1/day. And that sets the stage for yet another revolution in the ever growing mobile market in India.

And in all these cases the ultimate beneficiary is the consumer and thats what we want! 🙂

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Installing Chrome and Safari browser in Ubuntu

Hi folks !

I have found two great links. One is a video tutorial on installing Safari browser in Ubuntu 9.10, which can be accessed <here>. The other is a step by step instruction with screenshots on installing Google chrome browser in Ubuntu, Suse, Debian, and Fedora, which could be read <here>.

Enjoy reading and do pass this tip to your colleagues who share a common interest.

BSNL broadband complaints thru’ sms


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If (you are a resident of Tamilnadu )

{

If(you are using BSNL broadband)

{

If(you have complaints)

{

If(you are a BSNL cellone mobile user)

{

just send an sms to 53576 in th following   format:

bbf <space><landline number>

}

else               /*means you use some other mobile sim service*/

{

just send an sms to 9444599999 in th following   format:

bbf <space><landline number>

}

}

}

}

else /* means you dont use BSNL broadband*/

{

just ignore this post 😛

}

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Google IME is mindblowing

No longer do you need to buy a customised language keyboard or waste time searching for the correct fonts on the on-screen keyboard. Google IME(Input Method Editors) is a free software offered by Google and it lets you type words in the  Indian languages. Enough said! Have a look at the screenshot from my system and head on to the download page. Links provided at the end of this post.

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