Charge for online funds transfer (NEFT) under Rs.1 lakh to be free

In what can be seen as an effort to encourage people to go for electronic fund transfers, the Government has asked Public Sector Banks to charge NO fees for online transfers up to Rs.1 lakh. Of course, it hasn’t issued any deadline to implement the advice but it is widely anticipated that PSU Banks will follow the recommendation very soon. …

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Tata Docomo 100Mbps Wired Broadband plans

I have a 3G plan for my mobile and a 2Mbps Home Broadband connection and it’s very ironic that my mobile data is faster than my Broadband. Sure, there are faster Broadband plans, but for my needs, I needed a cheap, yet, reliable service and it’s precisely for that reason I shifted from BSNL to Airtel a couple of years …

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Dish+ DVR really offers Unlimited TV recording; but it’s not Free

The other day I saw this ad of Dish TV, which claims users can record ‘Unlimited SD content’. Initially when I saw the ad, my thought was like: how can a company fool people such openly? However, after enquiring and researching a bit, I found out that indeed Dish+ users can record Unlimited SD content. How Dish TV achieved this …

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Airtel smartdrive: Voice guided Turn by turn nav app in India

So people, if you have an Android phone, there’s free Google Maps voice guided turn by turn navigation (with live traffic for metros) available. If you are on Nokia, there’s a Voice Navigation app there too, which is also completely offline. If you’re using iPhone, the latest Apple maps have turn by turn navigation too.  God help you if you …

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ICICI Bank opens 24×7 e-Branches in India; brings Tab banking and more

Just the other day, we talked about the need of having plenty of ‘Cash Deposit Machines’ that will significantly reduce the need to go to the bank personally.  Well, ICICI Bank has something more for you. It wants you to visit their branches, but instead of the bank staff, you will be greeted by plethora of ‘machines’ or ‘Kiosks’, if …

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IRCTC account: Pay for ticket using IRCTC wallet money (RDS)

You patiently enter all the passenger details, select your payment option, go to your bank’s website and authorize payment and unfortunately, it all ends there. It doesn’t redirect back to IRCTC website at all (or doesn’t redirect in time); which is needed to confirm your booking. Even worse, your bank debits money but your tickets are not confirmed by IRCTC. …

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Unlimited calling plans: Idea, Reliance, Docomo, Aircel, Uninor, MTS

Yep, we are riding that wave. After 1ps/sec , its ‘Unlimited calling’ wave now. While the big boys have stayed away from bringing these offers, the smaller kids have been playing with various packs, to attract (or retain) subscribers. Uninor, for example, has Rs.111 pack using which you can call any local Uninor mobile free for a month. Similar plans …

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ATM Cash deposit Machines in India; Total number of ATM’s

While the total number of ATM’s in India may be nearing 1 lakh, sadly, it is still a common sight to see people standing in long queues (in banks’) to get their work done. Forget banks’, there are queues even at some urban ATM centres, just to check their balance or to withdraw money. No doubt these 90000+ ATM’s have …

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SBI Basic Banking account: RBI No frills account rules

Back in 2005, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced something called as a ‘No Frills account’ with a good intention of providing banking services to the common man. Under No frills account, one can operate a savings account without the need to maintain any minimum amount unlike normal savings accounts. Unfortunately, as time progressed, this account has been …

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Hike messaging app (by Airtel) can send ‘real SMS’ for free, too.

Message packs !! Still use them? May be you don’t have a Smart phone or you are living under a rock. WhatsApp, Kik, Kakao talk…….these are messaging apps you need and use these days. But there’s one drawback; you can only use these apps if the other person also have these apps installed. Having said that, there are also other …

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My Yebhi.com shopping experience

It’s not very often that I budge away from Flipkart for my online shopping needs. But when I had to buy a product in a category that still didn’t exist at Flipkart, I had to look else where. The product I wanted to buy is a Sport sandal. Myntra was my choice when it comes to clothing and footwear but …

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IRCTC Tatkal bookings from 10am to 12pm (at stations till 10.30am)

Those who frequently travel by train, today (10 July 2012) is a significantly important day. Starting from today, the Tatkal tickets, instead of being available from 8am, will be available to book from 10am (to 12 noon) via the IRCTC website. The change of timing was made per the suggestions made by passengers who found it difficult to book tickets …

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Rule: Taktal ticket priority over General quota ticket

For those who travel regularly by trains, here is a small change that Indian Railways has introduced yesterday (and will come into effect immediately). To clear out the waitlist, it is normal for the railways to add additional coaches to the train. Till today, first preference was given to general quota waitlist tickets followed by tatkal quota tickets. This will …

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Now, pay LIC Premium via Credit card (Visa & MasterCard)

In our previous post about paying lic premium, we have listed 8 different ways to pay your lic policy premium. One of those is via ‘LIC’s customer portal’. Through the portal, till today, you only had the option of paying through Internet Banking or VISA Debit card. Now, LIC has also added an option of paying through VISA and Master …

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