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|27th June 2008, 21:49||#121|
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Come on it will be great fun if you'd like to.
|27th June 2008, 22:12||#122|
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Oops! That was some experience ! Just curious, don't you guys have Airtel in Mumbai?
Here @ BLR, I am charged 999+ taxes for Unlimited Package. Again, paid by my company
|27th June 2008, 22:41||#123|
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Thats some real good writing by sameerji.. keep it coming !!
Btw, sameerji - i have an idea - if you get the same bill ( for Rs.14000 ) in the next month, take TheOne® with you to MTNL office. Now that, would be some experience for her i say !
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|27th June 2008, 23:35||#124|
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Sam... That was almost as good as Europe.
If only we could have had photographs too! I'm sure you could have captured the eerie emptiness of those offices and those old machines perfectly.
Had one experience with BSNL changing the plan, and getting the refund of the unused part of the existing year-in-advance wrong. Took it to the head of accounts to get sorted out, and she not only did so, but sent out for tea for us while she did!
Only thing was, she asked my wife to call her assistant to the office, saying, "can you pronounce Tamil names?". Now she is fair, yes, and married to a foreigner, of course, but she has never been taken for one in her own country before!!!
Odd isn't it; there seem to be only two grades of people one ever deals with in these organisations: the front-desk prole, and the head of the department. I wonder what everybody else does? And how the 'head' ever manages to fond time when they are not talking to the public.
It does seem that, in these govt organisations, eventually one can find someone who can and will fix a problem. In the private ones, it seems that there often is actually no such person. A friend of mine said that there are plenty of ads for sales jobs, but you don't see many for after-sales.
We have, by the way, the world's fifth most expensive 'broadband' --- properly renamed on a techie forum that I read, Fraudband!
|28th June 2008, 00:35||#125|
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Hi Sam better call them up or go to the exchange and get the plan changed in your account or the same thing will repeat again,had a somewhat similiar problem.
|28th June 2008, 04:05||#127|
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Good to know that your problem was solved.Anyway Sameer we are eagerly waiting for your birthday blog.
|28th June 2008, 04:10||#128|
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In just 3 lines you have picturised a real scene of our govt.Jai ho ye slogans ki-> Mera Bharat Mahan-India shining-Bharat Uday.
|28th June 2008, 07:40||#129|
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Sam, you made me think of the Dolphin catchline, albeit with a difference...
"Mumbai mein Broadband hona Aam Baat Hai,
Mumbai ka Broadband hona Khaas Baat Hai."
Whoever wrote that irritating crashline... GRrrrrr
|28th June 2008, 10:29||#130|
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good story sam
I spent more than a hour in the bathroom in the morning reading this blog in my cell phone. Definitely raising questions in everyone's mind!!!! till they saw my cell phone in my hand.
|28th June 2008, 10:52||#131|
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|28th June 2008, 12:43||#132|
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If any of you think I am nuts, well think about all the trouble Sam had.
|28th June 2008, 12:52||#133|
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Switching off and on will only erase the cache memory whereas a reset will erase the ROM as well.
|28th June 2008, 13:22||#134|
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Just curious but what will happen if a power cut is longer than what your UPS can sustain?
Will the Modem not get a hard reset. Does it mean that all settings are lost?
|28th June 2008, 13:32||#135|
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Switching off the modem will not make any difference, there is memory within the modem, if you switch it off the programmed settings (ppoe & username etc settings) will not be deleted. So the question of the UPS not sustaining the modem does not arise if the power goes off completely.
Secondly a 'reset' (a pin push button at the rear of the modem) will erase all user settings and bring the modem to a factory default. I.e. will not function as all the connectivity settings have been erased due to the 'reset' (actually it is reset to factory settings).
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