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Being a 90s kid, I have experienced the digital revolution in India. I have missed those dial up days. I have missed BSNL broadband days too. My journey started in 2005, when my parents got a new CDMA phone. Then in 2008, my parents got themselves a GSM phone with WAP capabilities. Then I got my phone in 2009 with EDGE and Tata Docomo’s 65 rupee/month plan finally allowed me to experience real internet and I could connect my 1/2 year old laptop to it. Those were good and adventurous days. I tinkered with the phone’s ports and modem settings (AT+CGDCONT settings) to allow it to connect with my laptop. So, naturally you can understand that I did not know about internet banking, debit card, credit card etc until 2011/2012. I had my first bank account with Union bank of India in 2011. It took many days before I could venture into the world online transactions because family did not buy into that idea.

I have seen 500 rupees off eBay coupons. I have used it myself and almost ordered a pendrive. Then I went on explain it to my friends in college. By the time I could order something for myself the coupon was expired. 😥😥😥 It was a big sob day for me. I blamed myself for not activating online transaction on my UBI Mastercard. Yes, they used to give everyone a Mastercard by default. Even SBI used to give Mastercards. Then I have enjoyed Soan Papdis, bags for my sister, rotten onion (🐒🐒🐒 onion price was skyrocketing in 2012. I found a deal in eBay. But delivered them in rotten condition. I had to pay only 5 rupees.) Smart phone scene was made popular in 2009 era thanks to that HTC phone. Check this link https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardw.... Sony Ericsson also launched a lot of Xperia handsets. People bought them like crazy. I could never afford them. I could never afford the Nokia 6600 in the early 2000s either. Samsung brought its Galaxy Young series, which revolutionized the budget Smartphone consumers. And like any shrewd Biz people they also brought in their Bada phones. Haha. Bada failed. In between 2012-2014 Freecharge was a big deal. They used to give 50 for 50 coupons on mobile recharges. They even gave McDonald French Fries codes with recharges in 2014. Moto G 1st and 2nd gen allowed budget users to experience the Smartphone scene. And Whatsapp replaced the cheap SMS packs distributed by telcos at that time. Aircel made us experience the fast internet in the form of 3G to common people. Then we saw attempts to make sites limited to phone app by top companies like Myntra. Xiaomi Redmi 1S flash sale on Flipkart leaves customers angry Source: https://www.livemint.com/Consumer/fCqu2NqcMIAPq... Does anyone remember this?

All I am trying to say is offers and sales will come and go. Those who were able to buy that Redmi 1S at 1 rupees have already moved on with better handsets. eBay has sold its India biz. Aircel is defunct. Lenovo has bought US legend Motorola. Compaq is gone. Brick and Mortar showrooms are struggling. And those who missed out those deals are living a normal life. 🙂 So, if anyone can’t avail any cashback offers because lack of credit cards etc should not feel sad or demotivated. Sales will come and go. And things bought from ‘em, will last with us for 1-2 years. Remember long Jio queues? Now, people are porting out from Jio. That’s life. Being able to earn a decent income should be at top most priorities of every youngsters. I wont deny, I have wasted some time with these things. And these are mere opinions only. You might not agree with me, that’s alright. 🙂

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Always give 1 line space between paragraphs and write in paragraphs.

It’s hard to read this way

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KrishabhAgrawal wrote:

Always give 1 line space between paragraphs and write in paragraphs.

It’s hard to read this this way

Thank youuu

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I made my first online transaction using a credit card that too on a foreign site back in 2007 because the only debit cards I had were not capable of doing even domestic online transactions at that time let alone foreign online transactions. I still remember the dollar rupee conversion rate of 1 dollar being Rs.45 smile

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Biki Bhai last ka paragraph dil ko chhu gaya fire fire

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Looks like OP @bikidas2060 will soon be deleting his/her account from the forum ..lot of time wasting on this forum smiling_imp

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Sudarshan61 wrote:

Looks like OP @bikidas2060 will soon be deleting his/her account from the forum ..lot of time wasting on this forum smiling_imp

Bhai, I leave the DD tab open, when I work. That’s it. 🙂🙂🙂

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guest_999 wrote:

I made my first online transaction using a credit card that too on a foreign site back in 2007 because the only debit cards I had were not capable of doing even domestic online transactions at that time let alone foreign online transactions. I still remember the dollar rupee conversion rate of 1 dollar being Rs.45 smile

Ahh. I wish I knew you back then. I would have asked you the mechanism behind the card you operate. I would read articles on credit/debit cards. I did not understand most of them though. 😂 They looked sooo attractive though.

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bikidas2060 wrote:

Ahh. I wish I knew you back then. I would have asked you the mechanism behind the card you operate. I would read articles on credit/debit cards. I did not understand most of them though. 😂 They looked sooo attractive though.

Forgot to add, paid via paypal & no online payment mode supported for cc bills at that time from other banks so had to drop the cheque in drop box when visiting another city as city I was living in at that time didn’t even have drop box for that cc. smile

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bikidas2060 wrote:

@MrKool_JJ @malikcool @guest_999 @MJ911 @AyushiiiVijay @Wontdisplaymyname @Wander-lust @Common-man

Very Good post bhai. plus1 It’s fine to enjoy deals & offers. But 2 most important things which you have correctly mentioned. We should not feel any bad if we missed out on any offer/deal. Kyonki 1 deal jayegi 10 or aayegi.

Second very most important thing which you have mentioned :-

Being able to earn a decent income should be at top most priorities of everyone – Golden words.

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guest_999 wrote:

Forgot to add, paid via paypal & no online payment mode supported for cc bills at that time from other banks so had to drop the cheque in drop box when visiting another city as city I was living in at that time didn’t even have drop box for that cc. smile

Do you also remember meeting Gandhi?

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mango-man wrote:

Do you also remember meeting Gandhi?

I was being called Gandhi during my college days. 🐒🐒🐒🐒 They called me Einstein too. 😎

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sorry ..
..too long to read….So not going to read it
but
Jo bhi Likha hai accha likha hoga. (google translate – Whatever is written must be well written.)

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KrishabhAgrawal wrote:

Always give 1 line space between paragraphs and write in paragraphs.

It’s hard to read this way

You have stolen bikibhai’s show

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Cld not read all… Bt Last line sunglasses

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24karat wrote:

Cld not read all… Bt Last line sunglasses

Which line,
you might not agree with me, that’s alright ?!

And biki bhai next time tag me, I have all the time in the world to read lenghty posts about life experiences plus1❤️
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Can relate with those early CDMA and GSM phones in India. Some relative gave my father a LG Reliance partnered CDMA which he got as a freebie for buying a Bajaj Bike. Looks like this.
Incoming and outgoing was costly back then. As far as I remember it used to be like 150 Talktime for Rs.300 voucher. As a kid I used to collect those recharge scratch cards. Then later on state govt offices started issuing airtel postpaid sims and motorola mobiles. It looked exactly like this.
My father got one and one day I played with all those settings like PIN FDN PIN2 PUK PUK2 codes and got the sim blocked. When questioned I swore that I never touched his mobile. 🤫 Father had to travel to head office to get it replaced. That’s how I fully understood what those codes are for. Even present day sims have those settings.
Played a lot with Hellotunes and my father’s colleagues used to ask him why they were hearing different songs daily instead of ring. Father complained to mother that some songs were item numbers and he was embarrassed. Mother scolded me and ordered to remove hellotunes. joy



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ULYSSES wrote:

Can relate with those early CDMA and GSM phones in India. Some relative gave my father a LG Reliance partnered CDMA which he got as a freebie for buying a Bajaj Bike. Looks like this.
Incoming and outgoing was costly back then. As far as I remember it used to be like 150 Talktime for Rs.300 voucher. As a kid I used to collect those recharge scratch cards. Then later on state govt offices started issuing airtel postpaid sims and motorola mobiles. It looked exactly like this.
My father got one and one day I played with all those settings like PIN FDN PIN2 PUK PUK2 codes and got the sim blocked. When questioned I swore that I never touched his mobile. 🤫 Father had to travel to head office to get it replaced. That’s how I fully understood what those codes are for. Even present day sims have those settings.
Played a lot with Hellotunes and my father’s colleagues used to ask him why they were hearing different songs daily instead of ring. Father complained to mother that some songs were item numbers and he was embarrassed. Mother scolded me and ordered to remove hellotunes. joy



Haha. R World was fun. 🐒🐒

Fantastic memories, bhai. 🙂🙂🙂

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For me my nokia 7210 supernova was love and docomo was savior in those days.. Those message packs.. 160by2, way2sms, downloading songs from songs.pk.. Docomo free internet trick, going to cyber cafe for bulk downloads and playing bounce and gameloft games on my phone.. No knowledge of stock market, freelancing or anything.. Only finding hacks to get free sms, internet and calls were only the fad for me.. Had I been involved in programming, I would have been in an product based company.. Well I have enjoyed a lot

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Justforduping wrote:

For me my nokia 7210 supernova was love and docomo was savior in those days.. Those message packs.. 160by2, way2sms, downloading songs from songs.pk.. Docomo free internet trick, going to cyber cafe for bulk downloads and playing bounce and gameloft games on my phone.. No knowledge of stock market, freelancing or anything.. Only finding hacks to get free sms, internet and calls were only the fad for me.. Had I been involved in programming, I would have been in an product based company.. Well I have enjoyed a lot

Gameloft, i had almost forgotten this name.

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Justforduping wrote:

For me my nokia 7210 supernova was love and docomo was savior in those days.. Those message packs.. 160by2, way2sms, downloading songs from songs.pk.. Docomo free internet trick, going to cyber cafe for bulk downloads and playing bounce and gameloft games on my phone.. No knowledge of stock market, freelancing or anything.. Only finding hacks to get free sms, internet and calls were only the fad for me.. Had I been involved in programming, I would have been in an product based company.. Well I have enjoyed a lot

Yes yes. I remember the Google proxy trick in Airtel. 🐒🐒🐒 Fun days indeed.

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Y all remember google sms channel and smsgupshup… Used to get jokes and tricks as sms and then forwarded it to friends using sms pack

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