Category Archives: Misc

Tips to remove/change background colour in hi-res pics

These are tips from my recent successful but time consuming efforts to remove/change background colour in hi-resolution pics. I thought of sharing this on a public post as it may be helpful to some readers. Further, perhaps some readers know … Continue reading

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BSNL Mobile: Renewed Plan485 (Freebies) ‘STV Enquiry unsuccessful’ msg issue resolved after new Plan activation; Response msg can be better formulated

Last updated on 6th Feb. 2019 This post is an update to previous post: BSNL Mobile: Renewed Plan485 ‘Freebies’ before expiry to avoid main balance drain; Confusion due to ‘STV Enquiry unsuccessful’ msg, https://ravisiyer.wordpress.com/2019/02/01/bsnl-mobile-renewed-plan485-freebies/, dated 1st Feb. 2019 Today, 3rd … Continue reading

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BSNL Mobile: Renewed Plan485 ‘Freebies’ before expiry to avoid main balance drain; Confusion due to ‘STV Enquiry unsuccessful’ msg

Background reading for this post: Inadvertent waste of Rs.129 BSNL Main Balance due to Plan-485’s ‘free’ Internet data expiry; How to check BSNL ‘free’ Internet data validity, https://ravisiyer.wordpress.com/2018/11/06/inadvertent-waste-of-rs-129-bsnl-balance/, dated 6th Nov. 2018 Past day or two, I have been getting … Continue reading

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Reconnected BSNL Landline Broadband with Experience Unlimited Combo 299 plan, 8 Mbps till 1.5 GB/day, 1 Mbps beyond

Last updated on 18th Dec. 2018 Today, 13th Dec. 2018, around noon or slightly before, I visited BSNL Puttaparthi office and provided a filled up form (I had got the form yesterday in a visit to their office) for a … Continue reading

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BSNL 299 Landline Broadband plan is very interesting

Seems very interesting: https://gadgets.ndtv.com/telecom/news/bsnl-launches-rs-299-broadband-plan-with-8mbps-download-speed-45gb-data-1956866 Essentially it is BSNL Landline broadband at 8 Mbps for 1.5 GB/day and 1 Mbps beyond that for a price of Rs. 299 (+ tax, I guess) per month . That’s a good deal! Now the … Continue reading

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Inadvertent waste of Rs.129 BSNL Main Balance due to Plan-485’s ‘free’ Internet data expiry; How to check BSNL ‘free’ Internet data validity

I had an unpleasant experience yesterday (5th Nov. 2018) morning with my BSNL 3G Mobile service provider’s handling of expiry date of my PLAN-485 with them. I thought I should share that info. with readers and also have this info. … Continue reading

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Puttaparthi June 2018 daytime Jio 4G speeds are very poor with BSNL 3G speeds being significantly better!

Last updated on 20th June 2018 Jio 4G speeds in Puttaparthi over the past month or two have seriously dipped (250 Kbps to 350 Kbps in daytime typically). This has impacted my browsing activity when using Jio 4G as pages … Continue reading

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Cancellation of Airtel Prepaid SIM involves blocking SIM and waiting for 90 days of no usage for automatic disconnect of Airtel number

As mentioned in a previous post, Unhappy experience with Airtel Rs. 1500 cashback offer on Karbonn A40 smartphone; Internet Speed Tests with A40 + Airtel AND JioFi3 Router + Jio, https://ravisiyer.wordpress.com/2018/01/23/internet-speed-tests/, last updated on 4th Feb. 2018, I had returned … Continue reading

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Was able to use my first of eight Rs. 50 free cashback vouchers from Jio

On 22nd Jan 2018, I had bought a Rs. 399 Jio plan giving 1 GB per day for 84 days for one of my two Jio SIMs/numbers – the 8xxx one. I was promised 8 Rs. 50 cashback vouchers (50 … Continue reading

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Hotspot feature of (Jio) LYF C459 4G smartphone using Jio 4G SIM, works well as WiFi Internet connection on PC desktop

My first usage of the Hotspot feature of my new LYF (Jio owned company) C459 low-price 4G smartphone as my WiFi Internet connection on PC desktop was disappointing! [I bought it from Jio.com website for Rs. 3899.] In speed tests … Continue reading

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