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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Idea 3G Unlimited data plans at Rs.750 and Rs.950 (Conditions)

When the top carrier reduces its 3G plans’ prices, it’s almost imperative for others to follow. Idea Cellular, has done exactly that; it reduced its 3G charges by over 60% for some plans. You can see the tariff plans by going here. While going through the tariff plans (for prepaid), you might have also had a second look at the …

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TRAI TV Ads rules & regulations in India PDF

It’s no secret. In the good old days, few Ads used to come in between daily serials/movies (let’s call these as ‘content’). Now, it’s the other way around; some content is being shown in between Ads. You sit to watch your favourite movie, thinking it would finish in 3 hours, which, it actually should. 15 minutes into the movie and …

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Airtel 4G now in Bangalore; Offers include Cash back & Free Data cards

After Kolkata, it’s now Bangalore’s turn to experience Airtel’s 4G service. The telecom firm has officially launched the TD-LTE service in the capital city of Karnataka yesterday. While it was Nokia Siemens Network that built the 4G infrastructure in Kolkata, it is Huawei that developed the same in Bangalore. Airtel has acquired licenses in 4 circles to roll out its …

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‘Axis Mobile’: Mobile banking app for Android, iPhone, Nokia and BB

We have already talked about Axis bank mobile banking app before, that was via ‘Ngpay’, a third party service provider. Now, Axis Bank has released a dedicated mobile banking app itself for all major OS’s; Android, iPhone, Nokia (Java) and Blackberry. Customers of the bank can download the app from the respective app stores by searching for ‘Axis Mobile’. Activation …

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SBI Virtual card (a temporary Visa Debit card) refund & validity

Virtual cards are nothing new. Axis bank had it from a long time (Axis bank e-wallet) and most other banks offer them too. But when the country’s largest bank introduces the feature, it is certainly worthy of a note. SBI has today announced the availability of ‘Generating a virtual card’ via its Internet Banking portal (in the ‘Requests’ section). Customers …

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Airtel launches 4G LTE; speeds up to 100Mbps; Tariff plans from Rs.999

It’s been over a year since 3G services became available in India and yet, many people still rely on the 2G network for their mobile data usage. Regardless of that, look what we have here; a 4G service; from Airtel. Starting from today, airtel will begin offering its 4G (based on LTE technology) service in the city of Kolkata. 3G …

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Recharge prepaid mobile from Ngpay app

Saw that Airtel money ad where the guy recharges his friend’s mobile from his mobile? Now you can do that too, even if you don’t have an airtel mobile. Simple download and install the Ngpay mobile app for your phone (search for it in the respective App Stores) and recharge any phone on the go. Ngpay app is not new. …

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8 different ways to pay your LIC policy premium

We’ve said this earlier and we’ll say it again, since the situation hasn’t changed one bit. Paying LIC premium at LIC branches is such a mess. Filling the challan form (not needed in case of cheque), waiting in line for hours sweating and getting your work done. LIC of India has been pushing its customers to use alternate channels to …

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Air Conditioner (AC) monthly bill estimation (5 star & 3 star) in India

Summer is already upon us. And it’s that time of the year when people think of cooling down their surroundings. And when it means cooling down, it generally means using an Air Conditioner. People who plan early might have already bought an AC in low demand season (rainy or winter season) when the prices too, are low. If you didn’t …

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YOU Transformer Broadband plan (30GB data at 10Mbps at Rs.749/month)

Well, we’ve seen this quite often. The big players (such as Airtel) on one hand, who are known for their quality of service but charge a premium on their tariff plans and the budding players on the other hand, who provide similar plan benefits for quite less but can’t be relied upon for their service quality. But some times, the …

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SBI Transcash: Card to card money transfer through ATM

There are a lot of ways to send money to your friends/family members’ bank account. You can go to the bank itself, fill the form with the receivers account numbers and other details, and give the cash to be transferred to the bank official. Or if you have Internet Banking facility, you can simply transfer money online using NEFT or …

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Indian Idol embraces Tech. Calls for web auditions for Idol 6

There is simply not a number on how many people are waiting for the Mega singing talent show, the Indian Idol to start its 6 th season; Coz that’s a HUGE number. The 5 th season was completed on 15 August 2010 and for 2011, SET placed Indian Idol 6 aside and went with the ‘X Factor’. Come 2012, and …

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Airtel launches portal for prepaid mobile (online) management

We wished for this earlier, and it finally happened now. Airtel has launched a dedicated portal for prepaid users to manage their mobile services. Until now, only Postpaid, Broadband and Digital TV customers enjoyed the benefits. You can do almost everything that you can think of concerned with your prepaid mobile number. You can do a balance enquiry; you can …

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