Monday, May 26, 2008

Airtel free recharge trick


Been travelling a lot, and meeting a whole lot of new people. Travelled around Cochin and Delhi the last two weeks. Just returned back today in the morning, by Kingfisher( My fascination still continues!!)

Well, this post is a more serious one. I have been blogging for the last three years, and thanks to you all have gained a respectable number of readers. So, today I thought I would share something useful to all of you.

I am sure all of you own a mobile, and those who use AIRTEL among you, this one is for you. How much do you spend on phone bills every month? A lot, am sure. It is a serious dent on the pocket, and in spite of all the low costs, there is no respite.

Note: this trick is useful only for AIRTEL prepaid users( like me), others please read on. It may actually work, but not too sure!! 

Recharge your phone every month freely by following this process.
Please follow the instruction & you can recharge your SIM card absolutely free.
Yes it is possible; see how technology can be used to make anyone a fool!

Disclaimer: It is done illegally so the Gandhiwadi’s among you please refrain. Read no further.

For those interested, don't worry nobody can trap you. No legal action can be taken on you for this.

1. Dial " 1415007 " using your phone and wait for 5 seconds
2. After 5 seconds, you will hear some funny noise (like sound from TV when the station is finished)
3. Once the noise stops, immediately dial 9151 follow by your phone number
4. A recorded message "please insert your pin number" will follow
5. Punch in the pin number " 011785 45227 00734″ and wait for the operator finish repeating the above pin number.
6. After the pin number has been repeated, dial “0405”
7. You will hear a message "for air time top-up press 1723″ you just have to follow the instruction
8. After you follow the instruction, the noisy sound will re-appear for about 5 second
9. Once the noise stops, dial " 4455147 " follow by " 146 "
10. After about 5 second, dial " 1918 " after 3 second dial " 4451"
11. After you are done with that, punch in the serial number "01174452271145527 " you will hear a dial tone.
12. Once the dial tone stops, dial " 55524785933 " you will hear " please key in your password"
13. The password is " 254786249782 " wait for the message "your password accepted"
14. You will hear " please insert your mobile number " now you have to be fast to dial your own h/phone number
15. you will hear a dial tone, when the call is answered, dial "1566 " and you will hear "re-confirm mobile number"
16. Once you hear that message, dial " 6011556 2245334” follow by your phone number
17. After a while, you will hear a message "your pin number is accepted" Dial " 1007 "
18. After you are done with that you will hear "your mobile number is accepted"
19. Continue dial " 4566 " you will hear "your password is accepted"
20. Once the second message finish, immediately dial your own phone number
21. Now you will receive a message saying ………..

TIME !!"

Got this by mail, interesting stuff. Just shows how people are in for anything free and would like to grab the opportunity. Now you know why Cadbury Bytes gives a free ringtone with every pack?

Oh! By the way, what do you think about bytes, please mail in your comments at bharatjhurani(at)gmail(dot)com, would love to know it.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Summer shining!

Never thought that there would be an advantage of not knowing any language, but here I am sitting in front of two people commuting in some strange language (Malayalam), and I can’t make anything of it. Talking about the advantage – I don’t have to speak anything (Good it saves my voice). What the heck? I have not come all the way from Mumbai traversing 1000 odd kilometers just to be a silent spectator after completing my job of briefing the moderator. Aah! Wish I knew Malayalam!!

Seriously, I so want to myself interact with the consumers for a better feel of the reaction towards my product here, but am helpless! I am waiting so eagerly for Delhi – Where i myself would be able to interact with the consumers.

I am flying down to Delhi on Monday, would be in the capital on 19th afternoon. Junta in Delhi do ping me, would love to catch up with ya.

My project is going great guns. Am on a all India tour working for my product. Was in Vizag recently, went down to Mumbai for two days for the mid term review, and am now in Cochin ( Yes, God’s own place). Next it is Delhi, and then back to Mumbai. After that a short trip to Vizag to complete the study I started out there. It is a challenging project I should say, and if it turns up in the shape I have visualized, I am sure to be the next FMCG big guy in the country. (Aah! Long dreams I should say!)

Cochin’s an awesome place. I have put up here at MG road (Every major city sure has this road!), and went down to the marine drive yesterday evening ( one other place every major coastal town in the country boasts of!) along with Nirmal Rajoy – My senior at L, who is now headed to AVB group.

Now here I should talk about my last Saturday night in the Vizag trip. Me, Mukesh (Senior at L), Abhinav (Who came down all the way to Vizag from Bangalore > Vijayawada), Gauri, Golu, Sailesh, Abhishek went down to 10D pub. One awesome night it was. Started off with light drinks, graduated to tequila, and then any drink that followed, and gave it a grand finale with the fire shots. One helluva night it was.We partied wild till the wee hours of morning, and then after driving down the others home, me and Abhi were in for some more fun. We went down to Vizag’s night mess – The road outside HSBC call center. Finally, Mom had to call at around 5AM, asking me if I was interested in getting back home any soon! Mom and Dad had to go for their daily walk at 5:30AM, and I had locked the door so that I don’t face any disturbing sleep charges. Now it was high time I get home, lest I be the reason for their missed walking routine and bear the flak.

We got back home at around 5:30 when the sun was up, and people had started their morning jogs. We party revelers had not yet slept. An IIM can seriously screw your biological clock and make you completely unsocial, and insane people blame the call centers for their odd timings! They at least work! We are here awake all night doing nothing productive (Ah! Of course distressing ourselves, if that can be called anything near to productive)

Abhi had a train to catch at 6, and we slept at 5:30 thinking we would wake in 15, but that was not to happen. As expected, we woke up at 9:30, and Abhi was in a fix. Poor guy had a bus to catch at 7 from Vijayawada, and also some pending work to be done. Tight situation!!

We rushed to the station and he managed to get into the yashwantpur express at 11. Hope he reaches on time. I get home, bear the flak for being out all night, and ignoring the social acceptance protocol. Now it was time to get ready and “start” packing. I had a flight to catch at 2 in the afternoon for Mumbai. Dad, mom and Bro all came down to send me off and we went to the airport in a cab. And yeah, I traveled Indian Airlines (Finally something other than a low cost airline!!)

Reached Mumbai at about 5, after a brief halt at Hyderabad. With this constant fear of not being allowed into the hostel, I reached Churchgate, and luckily managed to find Pavan and Kuchi out. I asked Pavan to take in my suitcase, and walked in confidently myself avoiding any kind of eye contact with the watchman out there. Voila! I was here! Back in the hostel. Albeit only for 2 days. Have to leave for Cochin on Wednesday. Slept all evening and night and was in time for the office next day.

2 days in the office, made all travel arrangements, and started off for Cochin on Tuesday late night. Yeah! One more non-low cost airline – Air India. Ah! My fascination with these flying machine (nah! not the jeans brand). Now, Here I am in Cochin raring to go.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

IN the summer time..

Wrote this in the flight to Vizag

In the jetlite flight. Mumbai to Vizag. Yes baby! Me back home. Nah, don’t worry, me not kicked out of Cadbury yet. Have been sent to vizag for two weeks for a part of my study.

The fortnight is going to be a wonderful, eventful and laded with loads of fun, I am sure.

Have not informed anyone at home about my arrival. Would be good to see their surprised faces, filled with a sense of happiness.

About Cadbury’s and the Mumbai experience. It has been awesome. Landed in Mumbai exactly two weeks back on a Saturday. Went away with Girish (My cousin, working in 3G out here). Spent the night at his PG, and saw the real Mumbai life. Cramped places, fast lives, Single social fabric, filled with loneliness but still people have a smile on their faces. Still people are all bent on invading this metro.

Girish stays in borivalli, which is like on the other side of the metro, from my office at mahalakshmi. So, we went by the Local (nice insights from the local train travel, would come soon in a complete dedicated post for it), to churchgate station where I am supposed to be put up at the Government College Hostel.

Thanks to Rahul, Pavan and others I did land up with some roof over my head, with Rahul as my room mate. We guys from L went for dinner close by, and I retired early to sleep to be ready and fresh for my first Corporate experience. Of course, we also had a trip to the marine drive which is like jus a 2min walk from the hostel also happened.

Now me at home, already a week done, and the study in full process. It feels great to be executing the thing overall, Have realised that planning sitting in the head office is one thing, and hitting the market and executing the plan, talking out with various stakeholders, and convincing them of the plan is a completely different ball game all together.

More in the coming posts….