Saturday, November 11, 2006


It is such a relief to learn that you can hang the Do Not Disturb board on mobile phones too.
Apparently, there is a way to keep those annoying text messages offering you the range of services you can manage to live without - from caller tunes to 'nakkal jokes'- out of your life! Yes, that is the good news today.
Karthik has a story in The Hindu today, with a helpful list of URLs through which you can deactivate this feature. Though I believe the default mode should be 'DEACTIVATE', it is comforting to note that you can also call up your mobile service provider's call centre and ask to deactivate it. It takes 24 hours to do so, but remember to ask for a docket number so that you have something to fall back on when/if you discover you've been lied to.
Ah, now that we've settled that, ladies and gentlemen, let us devote our time and energies to find ways to warn us when that pestilential credit card salesman calls from an unidentified land line to thrust eminently resistible offers. Some flashing red light,perhaps? Hmmmm...
OR better still, perhaps we can find a way to convince HIM to offer an interest-free, non-repayable loan!


And, this, i think, is a stylish way to mix work(outs) with pleasure.


At 1:10 AM, Blogger Shyam said...

link doesnt work, rums

At 1:45 AM, Blogger None said...

hey shyam

thanks! there, that's settled now! :)


At 9:28 PM, Blogger Thenraj said...

Yeah, u r true,

Sales calls r marketing calls from different people is very irritating.

Even though i am in the marketing field there are certain things to be followed while calling.

Last week i got a call from a Saloon offering me a Hair cut for Lesser rates.

At 3:38 AM, Blogger None said...


i'm sure marketing is not completely unethical... its the men who are...


At 7:53 AM, Blogger Sachin R K said...

Hey...most banks offer Do Not Call services on their websites. Just go and give your details and no calls after one month ( at least thats what they promise )...only issue is there is no single site for *all* banks rt now but hey , something's better than nothing rt?


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