shrill voice echoes

Thursday, May 17, 2007

SMART and I


Sorry folks!! If i havent been in touch with u all these days..Not at all my fault...
Here is something which will make some empathise and others sympathise with me..

How ironical!!they call themselves RELIANCE Smart.None of the 2 adjectives has been true in my case of consumerism..so spare me!!
Ever since i bought my first mobile phone it has been no less than a dream for me to talk without interruptions..never have I had a breakthrough in talking ..
Each time I tried calling someone "NETWORK BUSY" signal would flash on my mobile screen..Shouldn't there be a NETWORK to keep itself BUSY??
At least the signal"ERROR IN CONNECTION" was justified.I agree ...Yeah!!there were plenty of errors in the connection..And when,at all,I made some success in connecting with someone i would heave a momentary sigh of relief,and remark"I cant hear you. sorry can u please be a bit louder??"," Can u please come in a better network area?"
After much of the martial arts i practised near my room's window placing my cellphone in all possible directions..
The best network area that i could access was my hostel lawn..
So i would run out of my room out in the lawn..where I had to battle the cold,rain and many a times mosquitoes' army conspiring a carnage on me.
predicaments of all sorts...but still no hassle free conversation.After a few months I gave up...No point! manoeuvring my mobile and myself in all directions screaming"hello,hello" for the umpteenth time..wasting my cellular balance(pun)..and still not able to hear a word from the other side.

Friends and relatives would complain that i had turned unsociable,rude,cocky..no more bothering to exchange pleasantries over the phone.
One of my frnz scrapped me on orkut "What shrill!!after uve reached colg it seems all your calls are just being directed to one number,what no.is it??
Uve forgotten us..yaar
Wont ask u much coz i know such things do happen...All the best to u two"
GOD!!What on earth did my frnd mean??Nonplussed i was at this false accusation.
Some even asked mom if i was OK(some presumed i was under depression, or given to one of those teenage"identity crisis" fits)
The situation became all the more hopeless when my message tone beeped and hostel frnz next door would ask"So,Shrill what message is it?","Is RELIANCE asking u to download ringtones or asking u to take a look at your horoscope,coz Human beings are hardly in touch with you"
Sorry!!people..i tried my best..rang up the customer care where no one picked up the fone..wrote mails addressed to Smart ppl which they dint received ..
Then came LAN in BIT..all buddies hooked onto it..I dint have my comp in the hostel,so when my frnz were busy confabulating
and making new frnz on LAN..
I was CAST AWAY!!
At times this incommunicado feeling made me feel like a reclusive islander.
Even Robinson Crusoe had Man Friday with him..

But yeah it came with its own advantages too!!
Best part being whenever in class or labs my frnz with some other network provider, would have painstakingly take their
cell out and switch it off,or silent it..Huh!! i would shrug my shoulders in that smug pleasure and say"See,i wont need to do that..no network,no calls"
And as one of my hostel friends Gita(name changed to protect privacy) suggested;the service acts as a call filter...How come??
she explained.."look,when ure getting call from a no..u don't want to attend,just place ur cell somewhere inside your room..no network,no call,
and even if by some quirk of fate
the person contacts u; just go on..saying,hello cant hear u"
Well such a situation never arose in my case...
As of now,I m happy ;meeting all my friends this summer,making up with them,and asking them to read my blog.
LESSON LEARNT:"What LIES in the name?!";-)

12 comments:

Mritunjay said...
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Anonymous said...

Nice1 again. Try tata indicom for an even better experience...
Next one sooner please.
-Kunal (^_^)

Pallav said...

o ya spot on!
smart realllly sux!
man gt really irritated myself.
damn true wat u wrote but............d icing on d cake is d false ring phenomenon (heres a description)-
u call a person, u get a ring, it continues,after 32 secs.(precise....i figured dat out when once i was at d recieving end of it) it sez number busy! now wat d hell does dat mean!
my frndz gt pissed off wid me sayin "hey ! u never recieve our calls MAN! ne problems plz u cn tell me ill helpya!"
man dats so damn irritatin!
n well u hvnt had d experience of callin up sum1 in h8 though.....
i mean dere r more chances of mayawati becomin miss universe as compared to a call gettin cnctd!
n well ya as fr s the advantage is cncrnd....bloody nvr wrkd fr me though!
my phn had d habit of magically attaining a netwrk at d worse possible place at just d rite time.....like during my viva..during sgt.mallicks class(our ds sir..just in case)...just wen i wud enter lh..... man samrt has been one crazy connection!
atleast nw we hv orkut!
but d fct remains who else gives u cheaper std rate than it so wells woth d effort!

megha said...

hey gud one...and this blog was much xpected ..plz plz plz switch to some other service..so that v cud contact u wen v need to n u dont hv to hear ur ringtone by using the sound settings!!

saurabh said...

hey fella,y dunno u switch o'er......
n if ya dont(coz f the price factor)then u shudnt gaali smart(bt,cnt help it...this happens).....after all those fellows wnt strangulate u4changing affiliations.....
really,tis bn a hell cnctin u...tend2pik da fone4u n end up talkin2sm1else...


nywz,4 da blog....
is a gr8er 1stil....gud goin....ur already in stratosphere(where do ya intend2go now...?)....xlent chef-d'oeuvre...gdluk

Merry_megs said...

sneha...
it ws simply MINDBLOWING !!!!
da theme chosen ws really an apt one...

gud goin dude...keep it up...lolz...tc...

Susmita said...

hey, nice blog about a not very nice thing.... i want to sue the ambanis and the mittals....

Lakshmi said...

hey! this whole summer i got charged for incoming calls, $0.10 per minute! so dont you complain...

Sharat Nambissan said...

it is surprising how similar the predicaments faced by humans can be.
My MTNL connection seems to be a clone of your reliance smart. (again ironically named "Jeevan Saathi")

typical conversation on my phone:
hello, this is Sharat speaking...
Hello, this is Sharat...
HELLO, THIS IS ....
HELLO!
HEYYYY LOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and MTNL relieves my vocal chords from agony by automatically etting disconnected.
Sigh, 'plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose'.

Milcom said...

nice blog.........
I always refer to Reliance Smart as Reliance Dumb.......lolz.....

U ever hrd of a poor soul's STD facility being barred after he recharged d SIM wid a 300 bux voucher??!!
Dats d kinda thing Smart can do....
ANd btw , d unfortunate soul is me :P

Karthik Narayan said...

too punny.. You Out-Smarted them!

deepexperience said...

well, if that wasn't smart!!!