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Manage Your Vodafone Account On The Go With ‘My Vodafone’ App

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Vodafone is one of the largest telecom operator in India. It is giving a tough fight to Airtel, the number one operator. Last year Airtel launched ‘my Airtel’ mobile application to manage all Airtel services from the comfort of mobile phone. Following the same path, this year Vodafone has also launched its own mobile application ‘My Vodafone’. 

‘My Vodafone’ application is available for iOS, Android and Blackberry as of now. Major features of this app are as follows –

1. Prepaid
  • View and subscribe to Best Offers
  • Check main and bonus balance
  • Recharge account with Credit Card, Debit Card and Net Banking
  • View recent recharges and deductions
  • View current data plan details and data usage
  • Activate / Deactivate Value Added Services
  • Track status of recent service requests / complaints
2. Postpaid
  • View current bill details, charges, unbilled amount, credit limit etc
  • Pay bills (with Credit Card, Debit Card and Net Banking) and view recent payments made
  • View/Change Bill preferences
  • View current voice plan details, data plan details and recent data usage
  • Activate / Deactivate Value Added Services
  • Track status of recent service requests / complaints
  • View and subscribe to Best Offers.

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Few things to remember while using the ‘My Vodafone’ application are as below –

  • You will need a valid My Vodafone Login ID and password to use the app
  • You can use your existing Login ID and password (created on Vodafone India website). Else you can create a Login ID within the app (using Register option).
  • Same Login ID and Password can be used on Web and the app.
  • For new Vodafone customers or one’s who have recently migrated (prepaid to postpaid), some account information will be available only after your first bill

Download Links

Download from Vodafone website

For Android – Download ‘My Vodafone’ from Google Play

For iOSDownload ‘My Vodafone’ from iTunes App Store

For Blackberry – Download ‘My Vodafone’ from Blackberry App World

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India Against Spam Updated – Navigation Drawer, Donate Option And More

india-against-spam-topIndia Against Spam is a wonderful application which allows one click reporting of unwanted SMS and Calls to TRAI. If your number is registered for Do-Not-Disturb (DND), the sender of the call or SMS will be fined along with disconnection of sender number. The application also allows you to register for DND if you are not registered.

Recently the app has received a major update to add many new features.

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List of all the changes is as follows –

  • Navigation drawer for the application menu instead of old top bar. This is becoming standard with most of Android applications now a days.
  • You can now check status of your complaint. Actually it opens TRAI status check web page in the app itself.
  • Change in error reporting mechanism. This is applicable in case of  receiving an error message from your telecom provider after a complaint.
  • Donate support within the application. You can now donate 1 dollar to the developer for supporting the development of application.
  • Spread the word. You can open and like the recently created Facebook page from the app.
  • Various bug fixes.

Download India Against Spam from Google Play

Read more about India Against Spam 

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‘my airtel’ – Manage All Airtel Services From Your Mobile

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Airtel Mobile, Airtel Broadband, Airtel Digital TV, Airtel Money – Are you using one or more of these services from Bharti Airtel? 

It’s most likely that answer to the above question is YES as Airtel is one of the largest player in mobile services, telephone & broadband, direct to home television and mobile money in India. Apart from India, Airtel has presence in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in South Asia and also in 17 African countries.  Today I am going to write about very simple and easy way to manage all Airtel services from your mobile phone.

‘my airtel’ is the application from Bharti Airtel by using which you can manage Airtel Mobile, Broadband, Digital TV and Airtel Money services on your mobile. This application was launched last year by Airtel and recently it has won award under ‘Best Application using Network APIs’ category at GSMA Gloabl Mobile Awards 2013. 

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‘my airtel’ application has separate sections for each of the services. Features available under each section are as following –

1. Airtel Mobile Postpaid
  • Outstanding Bill
  • Pay Bill
  • Unbilled Usage
  • Bill Details
    – Bill summary
    – View current bill plan
    – Payment history
  • Manage Value Added Services
  • Service Request
  • Special Offers
  • 3G
    – 3G unbilled usage
    – Set an alert on usage
    – View 3G tariffs
    – Purchase Smartbytes packs
2. Airtel Mobile Prepaid
  • Account Balance and Validity
  • Recharge History
  • Manage Value Added Services
  • Service Request
  • Special Offers
  • – 3G usage
    – Set an alert on usage
    – View 3G tariffs
3. Airtel Landline and Broadband
  • Outstanding Bill
  • Unbilled Usage
  • Pay Bill
  • Bill Detail
  • Smartbytes
  • Service Request
  • Special Offers
4. Airtel Digital TV
  • Balance and Validity
  • Recharge
  • Recharge History
  • My Package
  • Order Movies
  • Games
  • Special Offers
  • Service Request
5. Airtel Money
  • Account Balance
  • Load Cash
  • Send Money
  • Past Transactions
    – Last five transactions
    – Today’s summary
    – Yesterday’s summary
  • Pay Mobile Bill
  • Recharge Mobile
  • Pay Broadband and Landline Bill
  • Recharge Digital TV

If you are using any of the above mentioned services from Airtel, this application is must for you. I am using all of these services and ‘my airtel’ app is helping me a lot  in managing these service at home or during travel. 

‘my airtel’ application is available for Android, iOS, Blackberry, Symbian and other Java phones. It is not yet available for Windows Phone Windows Phone version has been released now.

Download Links

Download from Airtel Website

For Android – Download ‘my airtel’ from Google Play

For iOS – Download ‘my airtel’ from iTunes App Store

For Windows Phone – Download ‘my airtel’ from Windows Phone Store

For Symbian – Download ‘my airtel’ from Nokia Ovi Store

For Blackberry – Download ‘my airtel’ from Blackberry App World

For Nokia Asha & other Java Phones – SMS “myairtel” to 54321

 

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India Against Spam – Forward Unwanted SMS/Calls to TRAI on 1909

Are you tired of getting spam SMS on your mobile? Or you are constantly receiving calls for selling you plots, flats, credit cards, loans etc? This problem is being faced by almost every mobile user in India. Some people are receiving so many spam SMS in a day that they had lost interest in reading SMS. Sometimes genuine SMS are kept unread or read after much delay due to this issue. Few persons have stopped receiving calls from every unknown number.
 
Everybody is looking for a solution to stop these unwanted SMS and calls. Few years back Telecom Authority of India (TRAI), the telecom regulator of India, has introduced DND (Do Not Disturb) service. A person can register his/her mobile number on DND and as per policy all unwanted SMS and calls should be stopped. But this is not working at all, ever after registered for DND, there is no stop of these unwanted SMS and calls. To take notice of that TRAI has introduced reporting of these unwanted SMS and calls to 1909, the official TRAI number of DND, which is a very good initiative. A person can call on 1909 to register complaint or a SMS can be sent to 1909. 1909 is a toll free number so there will be no charges to call or send SMS. But there is a process of reporting to 1909 which is available on TRAI website (Link). For example, SMS should be sent in a defined format “COMP TEL NO XXXXXXXXXX, dd/mm/yy, Time hh:mm”. After successful registration of complaint, if this is first chance the culprit will be warned and in second chance the number will be closed.
 
But if you are using Android phone, you just have to click one button and complaint will be registered automatically. This is possible because of application India Against Spam available for Android phones. This application has very simple interface as you can see in below screenshots. It lists all SMS and calls received recently and you just have to select the SMS or number. It will ask you to confirm the complaint and after clicking on send the complaint will be registered on 1909. It also delete the SMS automatically if the option is enabled in settings available for the application.


All feature of this application are as below –
  • Register for DND directly from app.
  • Report a spam message or call with a single tap.
  • Hides messages/calls from your address book contacts.
  • Hides message older that permissible limit.
  • Auto-deletes reported message(configurable).
  • Auto-saves outgoing message(configurable).
  • Messages about non-standard format can be reported from within the app.
So, why are you waiting? Just download the application and join the India Against Spam war. This application can be downloaded from Google Play Store, download links are available below as well.