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Hutch chor hai!

I use Hutch prepaid. and it sucks. big time. They lutofy u like anything. for instance, since a week i am being charged Rs.2 for every sms..even local ones..which are supposed to be charged at rs 1. And they didnt even intimate me with any changes in the plan. result... i am lutofied with aroud rs 150.. coz like a fool, i went on my usual smsing binge, and only when my recharge ended did i realise that i was being duped. My bad, that i am so stupid to use hutch in the first place. its atrociously expensive too. and inconsistent. its ok to be expensive. but its not ok or tolerable to be inconsistent. withany changes in tariff, the customers should always be intimated. thats never done.
instance2: using gprs, i downloaded 13 images. while downloading, nothing was stated on the screen of it being a competition or anything..or of it being a charged service. (and what kind of stupid competition would it be to download some pics?) and i had been billed Rs10 for every image. that too, the amount wasnt debited immidiately, it was debited after about 12 hours.(during the course of which i downloaded those images). after calling the customer service idiots, they told methat i had 'played' in a 'competition'. Hey, give a better excuse while lutofying.. everybody lootes, like airtel does too.. (it hasnt given my previous 'deposit').. but atleast, they give u better convincing excuses, to induce us in a few days of hopeful stupor. at the end of which, u arent all that angry, and would rather let that money go waste, than waste any more time.
moral of the story.. ditch cell and go spartan.

Comments

natasha said…
finallllly...
we have a post from you. I must say that I have been waiting for this for quite some time now. And now that your GRE is over as well, you should be posting more frequently. You see... you don't have many excuses now!!

Coming to the post now... Well even I have Hutch prepaid. But I just love it.. they are first ones to introduce a free sms scheme & the last ones to withdraw. Here in Delhi.. Airtel is the one which loot-oes people. Probably Hutch knows you are there... hence this bias! :P (Now don't ask me why the hell would hutch be against you... just felt that.. so wrote it!!)
Ajinkya said…
wierd are the ways of the dogs and by extension.. hutch and other cellulat services.. may they denigrate in peace!
Ajinkya said…
BTW.. natz.. where is the link to ur blog! and btw, its nice to c u here [:D]
natasha said…
my blog is dormant these days, hence no link. It would take me some time to revive it...
Have started following the blogs yet again... So just wait for a while..
I would be there soon..
:)
natasha said…
my blog is dormant these days, hence no link. It would take me some time to revive it...
Have started following the blogs yet again... So just wait for a while..
I would be there soon..
:)
Ajinkya said…
wierd are the ways of the dogs and by extension.. hutch and other cellulat services.. may they denigrate in peace!

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