Saturday , 24 February 2018

Sai Digital Magazine on Facebook: Like it (and on Google+)

Sai Digital Magazine on Facebook

I am an Internet nerd but was never a Social guy; I never needed to be one. But times have changed; the Internet has changed in particular. Now it’s all about sharing and being social. My personality was imposed on this site too, which absolutely didn’t have a presence in Social Media at all. It was only recently that I …

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Airtel Rs.152 2G 3G Combo plan for Mumbai circle

Airtel 2G 3G juggle plan

Having shifted to Mumbai (temporarily) from Hyderabad, I was wondering where my darling Rs.151 plan has gone. It’s there, it’s still there, but it doesn’t give me 500MB of 2G and 3G data each, but instead puts my mobile number on ‘Safe Custody’ for 6 months. It’s a feature to keep your mobile number from being deactivated if you chose …

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BSNL 8, 16 and 24Mbps Unlimited Broadband plans in Hyderabad

BSNL Hyderabad Broadband plans

Sure, BSNL is losing a chunk of mobile subscribers every month but when it comes to Home Broadband, it still reigns supreme. If you are a resident of Hyderabad (or Hyderabad Telecom District, in BSNL’s terms), you’ve got very good reasons to subscribe to BSNL’s Broadband services. BSNL and Airtel are the only two major providers who provide a ‘Landline …

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What does Uncleared balance in your bank account mean?

Uncleared balance in SBI

Asks one of my friend Ashok. It seems a relative of his has deposited an account payee cheque a couple of days ago and that amount is showing as ‘Uncleared balance’ in his online account (SBI). In this case, Uncleared balance means that amount which has not yet been credited to Ashoks’ account. When Ashok’s relative has deposited a cheque …

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ATM card blocked after entering wrong PIN 3 times?

HDFC Titanium Royale debit card

Recently, a friend of mine tried to withdraw some cash using his HDFC Debit card at a Union Bank of India ATM. May be he was in some sort of hurry, he entered his PIN wrongly, thrice. As you’d expect, his Debit card was blocked. It was written on the ATM transaction slip: ‘ATM card blocked, please visit your branch’. …

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Create a 3D secure password for your State Bank Maestro Card

3D secure password for Maestro card

This post explains how one can get 3D secure password for their State Bank Maestro ATM cum Debit card (also called cash plus card). State Bank of India and all its associate banks’ which issue Maestro cards now require you to enter a 3D secure password when you use your card for any online transaction. To get your 3D Secure …

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Visa and MasterCard have highest transaction success rate at IRCTC

IRCTC Succes rates

Yesterday I was booking a ticket for my uncle on the IRCTC website and observed an interesting thing. In the payment page, IRCTC has categorized different payment methods (credit cards, debit cards, internet banking, cash cards) into Gold, Silver and Bronze categories depending on their respective ‘success rates’. Although there was no official description provided for this ‘success rate’, we …

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Samsung Galaxy S3 won’t turn on (dead screen display)

Galaxy S3 dead screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (International version – GT I9300) which I’ve been using for 7 months or so. Something strange happened this morning. As usual after checking morning mails, I left the phone at home and hit the Gym. It had over 60% charging when I left it. I returned after 1 and half hour only to find …

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Nokia Lumia free 3G data offers with Airtel and Vodafone

Nokia Lumia airtel data offers

Forget reducing data limits, telecom companies these days are even increasing voice call tariff’s too. In these times, it will certainly not hurt if you get something for free, especially to add to your new phone purchase. So, in case you have purchased a New Nokia Lumia or other Nokia phones, here are the data offers that you get at …

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Airtel’s feasibility problem with high speeds Broadband plans

Airtel Broadband

Airtel changes its Broadband plans fairly regularly, sometimes for good, sometimes for bad. This time, it’s for good, or so I thought initially. Recently I upgraded to a 4Mbps plan (50GB) which nearly costs Rs.1500 a month (including taxes). I was under this plan for 2 months and soon I realized that I am hardly consuming about 35GB every month. …

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Flipkart launches marketplace for 3rd party sellers; Good bye

There’s Junglee from Amazon, but there’s very little doubt that Flipkart wants to be the real of India. Here’s another step in that direction, Marketplace. There aren’t many details right now but as we can imagine it’s a marketplace where third party sellers can list their products on Flipkart and reach out to its large base of customers. …

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Download or print your aadhaar card online via e-aadhaar

In my last post about making corrections to aadhaar data online, I also mentioned at the end that UIDAI has developed a dedicated resident portal as a self service tool. Here’s briefly what you can do with the portal: Check your Aadhaar status (using Enrollment number and data/time, printed clearly on your Enrollment Acknowledgment Slip/EAS) Get your Aadhaar number (if …

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Now you can update your aadhaar information online

Earlier we’ve written a post on making corrections in Aadhaar card mentioning that a procedure will be laid out in future. It now appears that the procedure has been laid and users who need to make corrections to their aadhaar data can do so either online or offline (by post). You can change (or make corrections, as applicable) your name, …

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Paying LIC premium bills via SBI Internet Banking (Onlinesbi)

Inspite of clearly explaining the benefits of registering one’s policy on the LIC’s customer portal, multiple times, people just keep on asking me for their policy status and payment status. So while I certainly cannot give you your policy status (which can only be known if you register your policy), I can atleast give you a better and easier way …

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For many people, including me, Flipkart has been the go to destination to buy anything electronics. It’s tough to even think about any other site other than Flipkart, unless there is a really compelling discount on offer. The prime reason for this is the trust factor. I know I’d get my product delivered with in 3 days (except when Saturday …

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