Dec 28, 2016

How to activate TataDocomo Voice Mail Service

Activation Method :--
SMS : "ACT VM" to 121 ( Toll free)
Activation time 30 minutes for activation & no monthly rentals
Duration of Voice Mail is 60 Seconds
Retrieval method :- Call +919029090290 (Toll Free)

Password by default is 0000 & can be changed

Storage Capacity for Voice SMS is 20 SMS for 30 days

Aug 25, 2016

Prisma is now Offline!

Prisma is now Offline! You can use Prisma without internet connection. Update Prisma today to enjoy this. Now 16 filters are on device

Prisma transforms your photos into works of art using the styles of famous artists: Van Gogh, Picasso, Levitan, as well as world famous ornaments and patterns.

Prisma is the App of the year.!!!

Aug 22, 2016

Reliance Jio Trivandrum in Kerala August 2016.

Update: Reliance Jio extends free calls and limited high speed download to March 31 2017

Visited Reliance Digital shop, gave copy of passport and a passport size photo.
Purchased Jio WiFi Device.
Reliance Jio Speed Test inside home in Trivandrum,Kerala,India

The sim got activated in 3 days. I got two SMS. The first SMS to announce the application. The second SMS is to initiate the call to tele verify. The verification system is quite impressive.

There are three options right now.
1. Purchase a LYF or Samsung A series mobile, use the SIM in that.
2. Purchase a Jio Wifi Device , use SIM in that .
3. Purchase a post paid connection via agents. These post paid connections will work in all phones. I am yet to test this. 

The option #1 is not so good as the LYF phones are just average phones. There are heating , battery , internet sharing issues. Moreover the LYG mobile sets are starting at 5000Rs. now

Go for option#2 , buy the device. Put the SIM, activate and use the internet.

You could download the apps in your alternate mobile and enjoy the Jio Apps.

See the messages I got.

Dear Customer, 
Thank you for choosing Jio. We have received your application for new connection. Your order number is NO000003XXXX.
Thank you, 

Team Jio
Dear Customer, 
Your Jio Number 701XXXXXX is now ready for tele-verification. To activate both voice & data services, dial 1977 from your Jio Number. To activate only data services, dial 1800-890-1977 from any number. 
Thank you,
Team Jio

Dear Customer, 
Your Jio Number 701XXXXXX has been successfully tele-verified. Now enjoy a host of entertainment apps - JioPlay, JioOnDemand, JioBeats, JioMags, JioNews and many more.
Here are 2 simple steps to enable your digital life with Jio:
Step 1: Create your Jio ID to sign into Jio apps
Step 2: Download all Jio apps and sign-in with your Jio ID
Click here to begin NOW 
In case of queries or assistance, please call us on 1800-88-99999 or write to us at care@Jio.com
Thank you,
Team Jio

Dear Customer, 
Your transaction id NO000003XO4L for Recharge for Rs. 0 is successful. 
Processing Fee: Rs. 0
Service Tax: Rs. 0
Validity: 20/11/2016
Entitlements: Unlimited Jio - MiFi Prepaid FRC(VVM, Data and Apps)
For further information, click http://www.jio.com/GetMyJio and download MyJio app. 
Thank you, 
Team Jio

Dear Customer, 
674391 is your one time password (OTP). Please enter the OTP to proceed.
Thank you,
Team Jio

Dear Customer, 
Your transaction ID BR000004D937 for Recharge is successful for Rs. 0. 
Processing Fee: Rs. 0
Service Tax: Rs. 0
Plan: Unlimited Jio - MiFi Prepaid Offer (VVM, Data and Apps)
To manage your account with MyJio app, click www.jio.com/GetMyJio.
Thank you, 
Team Jio

Dear Customer, 
Your plan Unlimited Jio - MiFi Prepaid Offer (VVM, Data & Apps) is now active on Jio Number 701XXXXXX.
To manage your account with MyJio app, click www.jio.com/GetMyJio.
Thank you,
Team Jio

Dear Customer, Jio Xpress News service has been activated. Validity: 90 days Charges: Rs. 0.0 Thank you, Team Jio

Dear Customer, Jio Beats service has been activated. Validity: 90 days Charges: Rs. 0.0 Thank you, Team Jio

Dear Customer, Jio News service has been activated. Validity: 90 days Charges: Rs. 0.0 Thank you, Team Jio

Dear Customer, Jio Security service has been activated. Validity: 90 days Charges: Rs. 0.0 Thank you, Team Jio

Dear Customer, Jio Mags service has been activated. Validity: 90 days Charges: Rs. 0.0 Thank you, Team Jio

Dear Customer, Jio Drive service has been activated. Validity: 7200 days Charges: Rs. 0.0 Thank you, Team Jio

Dear Customer, Jio Play service has been activated. Validity: 90 days Charges: Rs. 0.0 Thank you, Team Jio

Dear Customer, Jio On Demand service has been activated. Validity: 90 days Charges: Rs. 0.0 Thank you, Team Jio

Dear Customer,
You have used 1.04 GB of your 2 GB  from Mobile Data pack on your Jio Number 701XXXXXX as of 07:59 AM Aug 22, 2016. 
To manage your account with MyJio app, click www.jio.com/GetMyJio.
Thank you,
Team Jio

Dear Customer,
You have used 1.81 GB of your 2 GB  from Mobile Data pack on your Jio Number 701XXXXXX as of 08:30 AM Aug 22, 2016. 
To manage your account with MyJio app, click www.jio.com/GetMyJio.
Thank you,

Team Jio

Oct 3, 2015

Apple Music increase Malayalam Regional Content in India

I have been trying the Apple Music service for past three months. It is good if you have time to listen to songs and if you are lazy. The quality of songs are very good. The curated playlist based on mood,type of music are really good. Compared to gaana, the collection of songs are increasing very quickly as Apple acquires rights to Indian language content.

iTunes playing a Malayalam album in Apple Music

The Apple Music Service is charges Rs.120/month for an individual or Rs.190/month for a family.

Sep 21, 2015

Upgrade to iOS 9 for better battery life

UPDATE: Today,Oct 2 2015 iOS 9.0.2 was released , udpate it. I have read reports that iOS 9 update failed for many users around the world. However for me it worked like a charm. You need to have storage space of atleast 1 GB before the upgrade. The phone should be plugged into power .
The main differences observed on my iPhone 5 are better battery life, a new system font, improved Siri, notes app, more improved search app which doubles up as a calculator

Enable Low Power Mode to save battery once the level goes down say 30 pct