Monday, November 14, 2011


So those know me would know that I'm technologically challenged. I'm fairly good at computers but when you throw words like "Unix" or "XP", I'm like, whoa, talk in English please!

It's the same case with me and mobiles, only- I'm worse with mobiles than with computers. Apparently, CDMA and GSM (I had to google to confirm their short forms) are somethings every mobile user must know.

So, I got my first cellphone when I started college mainly because I was staying in a hostel. I SMSed away to glory, not knowing how much would be cut from my balance (What's that?) Slowly, I learnt it all but apparently it wasn't enough....

My protective parents decided to get me a post paid scheme after my first year instead of a pre paid scheme because I used to go like, "I can't call you because I have less balance" when in reality, I wanted to use the balance for other purposes.Of course, I could not exploit the post paid scheme since you can see the number of calls you make, in the bill which but obviously went to my parents. Facepalm.

I used to have a free messaging scheme of around 1k messages but during my 4th year, I cut down messaging a lot, I used around 200-300 per day. So, mom asked me to go to the Airtel centre and get the scheme deactivated and activate this scheme.

Now, WHY do mobile shops have such cute guys? Obviously I had to make a fool out of myself by displaying my poor mobile sense.

Me: I want to get blah blah blah activated.
Cute guy: You could have just call our toll free number and gotten it done. You needn't have come.
Me: Ohh..(gathers herself) But how will I know if you have really activated the scheme? Huh?
Cute guy: Fine fine, let me activate it for you.
Cute guy: There, you go.
Me: Oh thanks! How much do I have to pay?
Cute guy: *poker face* Nothing.
Me: Oh no, I insist, how much is it?
Cute guy: Errrrm.. You are having a post paid scheme. So you will get a bill at your place. You don't have to pay us anything.
Me: ..........

Simba, aren't you nodding along with this post? :P

In other news, I'm still having the same old post paid scheme, which I still cannot exploit despite the fact that I'm working, because I live with my parents. HELP !!


Simba said...

Totally nodded along! Though I havent come across cute guys abhi tak in mobile stores, But i have thrown blank looks when confronted with questions such as do u want a gsm phone or CDMA? And have also fought with a recharge guy when i recharged fr 200 and got around 180 odd bucks ka recharge message. Didnt know talk time concept :| *headdesk*

Angie said...

Thts so much me or i shud say i m worst... i still dnt knw the exact full forms of GSM & CDMA..

Abhinav said...

I know everything about Law, you know. I know each act, each full form, each and every term there is.

Joking. It is totally okay to be ignorant about things you never studied or got to know because of your surroundings. :)

I don't even know a bit about law. I think I will just like in-laws.

Dhanya said...

GSM, CMDA they all sound the same to me. I got asked this question - "so would you like a CDMA phone or a GSM phone" recently and during such times when you're unsure of things I think it is better to ask the qn back to them. As in, ask them - "do you think it's better for me to buy a CDMA phone or a GSM phone". That way you don't end up looking so stupid in front of a cute guy :P

Dhanya said...

CDMA* -- See I even wrote it down incorrectly :|

Dhanya said...

And to think I had a subject called "Mobile communications" when I was in college. I must have slept during those classes. Bummer :( Ok, I will stop flooding your comment box now :D

SunSandRain said...


Wow! You have not changed. Have you? The post had me smiling throughout. Cute post. I am more or less similar to you when it comes to technology. GSM/CDMA are crazy words still.

Lots of <3
Previously The Pink Orchid/Kajal (Remember Me?)

SunSandRain said...

and yeah the awards i gave you are still proudly displayed on this page.. i am getting goosebumps looking at them.. i had spent days on making each one of them. Had loved the celebration on my blog then! :)