If I were Airtel, I would be ashamed of this.

If I were Airtel, I would be ashamed of this.

Alright, I don’t generally invest so much of my time in trying to shame a company. I know it may not amount to much, but since I feel I am being cheated and my money (data) is being siphoned off in a non-transparent, opaque manner, I owe this to myself to name and shame the company.

I bought the Airtel wi-fi device on 20th of October. Today is the 31st of October. I bought the device under the ‘Advance Rental plan” under which you get the device and 5 GB data per month at a cumulative cost of 4000 exclusive of service tax. Since as per my internet history, my monthly usage is about 5-6 GB on a portable data device per month. I use data separately for my phone. I tried using the phone hotspot on laptop but my data burned very fast and Airtel told me if you use hotspot on your laptop, data burns much faster and that’s the reason I got the device. I am still not sure of the hotspot theory but that’s for later to figure.

Now, on 31st October, I am sitting on 1.4 GB data. I have no idea how the 3.6 GB data that’s been consumed according to Airtel has been consumed. It has been evaporated to my mind. The moment you turn the device on, it starts consuming the data at 100 MB per minute at least to my mind. It EATS AWAY YOUR DATA.

I am attaching screenshots to prove my point. Please see the timings which I have highlighted in the screenshots and in the images. At one point on 27th October, I used the device for 10 minutes to send ONE TEXT EMAIL. WHEN I CLOSED IT, 1.6 GB HAD GONE AWAY-EXPLAINED IN THE IMAGE AGAIN.

**SCREENSHOTS**proof

My advice- don’t use Airtel. I will also not be using Airtel till I have phone balance and I use the data which I have already paid for. I will get rid of Airtel.

And to prove that I am not the only person being looted here, I am attaching screenshots of what my friends on facebook had to say about this.

**SCREENSHOTS**

I have nothing personally against Airtel but I hate seeing my money getting wasted and being duped as a customer and this is what I feel happened here.

Thanks for reading.

Cheers.

Smartphone technology making young Indians smarter

Smartphones are everywhere. The smartphone technology has changed the lives of young India. If you go and ask young Indians, who have moved between adolescence to adulthood in the last 10 years, they would say smartphones are an indispensable part of their lives, making their parents scratch their heads.

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They know the technology. They don’t just know it, they understand it. Ask them about 2g, 3G, 4G, they get it and they are able to explain that these are just definitions of higher speed. 4G, the latest in smartphone technology in India allows its data hungry users to download pictures, upload videos, share content, create mobile hot-spots, anywhere they are, with the touch of a finger.

Not just that, young India, especially men, perceptively more keen on technology, are able to define the key specifications because of which they decide to buy one smartphone over another. The proliferation of smartphones hasn’t just meant that they are ubiquitous, they have also made their users smarter and on top of information.

We know you, you #technocrats. So, we are going to tell you a couple of fun facts about the latest in smartphone technology. Up for it? Here you go:

Octacore, for example is the latest in mobile processing units of a Smartphone. It is the CPU in a laptop. Octacore means dual quad core.  It means that that you continue with your photo editing, video creation and gaming without draining your battery at the speed it drains right now. There must be a reason why the latest smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy 6 or OnePlus2 are all going Octacore.

Yeah, we know Octacore sounded like a dragon before we simplified this for you. You can thank us later.

Android M, short for Android Marshmallow, which was released in May 2015 allows you easy access to frequently used apps, has a bolder lock screen, an app drawer search box, which was missing in the Lollipop makes headway here. Well, these are just a few introductions to the Marshmallow and although you do not get it eat it, it makes your smartphone experience more interesting and faster.

There is a lot happening in the world of smartphone technology and leading players like Samsung, Apple, Micromax, Motorola are constantly upgrading their range of smartphones incorporating the latest in tech.

Who is on their mind? You-the #technocrats who demand more from their smartphones-more data, more music, more apps, more excitement! The technology is helping the nation evolve. For example, the it is the smartphone technology which makes easier for companies like Uber to make cabs accessible to you where you are. Companies like DUBSMASH have taught the young to create and share videos easily. You see, they are working on making you a smarter consumer while they make the big bucks. Alright, a win-win deal.

Smartphones are bound to get faster, powerful and hi-tech, the question is will you be able to keep pace?