How to pay Beaconhouse fee using Standard Chartered online banking in Pakistan

Well finally my wish has been granted and I can pay Beaconhouse school fee using my Standard Chartered bank account without even seeing a bankers’ face, literally. Well going to the bank is almost always a pain for me.

Initially I was trying to pay like this, but it didn’t work out. Without delay, lets see how we can pay the school fee through internet banking.

How to Pay — Tutorial

Step 1: Goto Standard Chartered Online Banking by visiting http://sc.com/pk

Step 2: Click on “Online Banking”, and then “Continue to Login” Continue reading “How to pay Beaconhouse fee using Standard Chartered online banking in Pakistan”

Hajj 2015 Live Online TV Streaming

Live Hajj 2015

Hajj 2015 begins now. You can watch live TV channels online that are covering Hajj. I will continue adding more links to the list below. Here are the working links.

KSA 1 Live online. Click Here.

Saudi 1 – القناة لاولى السعودية  –  Click Here

Al-Quran -1 – Saudi Live : Click Here

Watch on Hamari-Web.

 

May Allah accept this Hajj for all the Muslims visiting Makkah right now. May Allah bless all Muslims and bring peace to this world.

Android paid apps coming to Pakistan

Google just announced that the paid apps are coming to Pakistan and a number of other countries. Now developers from Pakistan and some other countries can sell their apps on Google Play store for money using Google Wallet. The list of countries includes Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Qatar and Venezuela. Developers from these countries can sign up as paid-app-developers using their existing or new Google Play accounts from November 6th 2014. If you already have a developer account on Google Play and have linked your account with a payment mode in another country, you’ll have to make a new account to sell apps and in-app purchases from above mentioned countries. Continue reading “Android paid apps coming to Pakistan”

Huge Mobilink bill after 3G Trial is over

I started this as a Facebook status but I realized it’s going to better fit as a blog post. Here I go.

Rs. 30,000 worth Mobilink bill, that too on a post-paid number that I don’t use much with a Rs.1500 credit limit???

Mobilink Post-paid users out there , if you were enjoying 3G Trial data on your phone, please be prepared, this could happen to you.

This morning, I received 2 different SMS on my secondary postpaid number saying:

SMS1: Your bill is 4500. Your number is now blocked.

After receiving first SMS I thought it’s fine and I paid it (though it wasn’t fine). I paid the bill and they did say that your number is restored but it got blocked again.

SMS2: Your bill is 26500. Your number is now blocked.

Later I realized total credit limit of this number was only Rs. 1500

*OMG*

Please note this is not my regular number and I use it as a backup (not even secondary ) number.

What to do

If this happens to you, do following:

1. Do not panic 🙂
2. Do not pay any of these bills
3. Make sure this huge bill is not cs of ur international roaming or something.
4. Call the helpline with the facts and figures
5. They will try to shun you off telling you have to pay the bill or ur number is not coming back. Politely make them realize that you have a point 🙂 — obviously a small credit limit number can’t go that high on usage.
6. Once you assert and make them realize, they will talk to somebody senior and will get ur case checked.
7. Usually on the same call they will promise that the bill will be reversed and the number will be restored.
8. If they don’t restore the number in next few minutes, call again and follow step 5 onwards again …. till your problem is solved.

 

Why it actually happened?

It’s definitely 3G data usage.

When I use my normal postpaid number, if my usage goes beyond 75% of my credit limit, they block my number, no calls, no SMS and on 90% even the data is gone.

On 3G, I think they have a different billing mechanism and that’s what caused the problem. Please note if you do not have a package offer activated on your number, they’ll charge you Rs. 18 or so per mb, that is whopping Rs. 18000 per GB.

On the other hand, their bundle offer starts from Rs. 200 per GB , you can see the difference?

Apparently they charged me some GBs worth of data before I signed up for the bundle package.

How to avoid it?

If you really want to use 3G data, go ahead and subscribe to their 3G packages. They are not very expensive.

Package 1 : Rs. 200 per GB, can be subscribed again during a month.

Package 2: Rs. 500 per month, you get 3GB of volume, can’t subscribe again within a month, once you get done with 3GB, Rs. 18/Mb is charged.

Package 3: Rs. 1000 per month, you get 8GB of data, can’t subscribe again in a month, and once over-limit, Rs. 18/Mb is charged.

 

Also, keep an eye on your bill and call immediately before they send you a huge bill.

 

Hope this helps.

 

p.s: Mobilink helpline was really helpful in this regard 🙂

 

AdMob gets a new Logo

Google’s mobile ads site Admob has changed it’s logo. Following new logo is now visible on Admob.com website. We were expecting such a change since Admob’s acquisition in2009 but it took quite some time.

Here’s the new logo: admob_logo_v2xx

Facebook Down Worldwide

fbdown

Facebook has gone down world wide. The service is down and above message is shown on the website whether you login from web, from mobile or some other device.

The social media site went down at 8:11 am GMT on Thursday 19th July. It’s been several minutes and we still cannot get the site to load around the globe.

Update:
Facebook is now up and running just fine. The outage was for 14 minutes starting at 8:11 GMT and the site came back up at 8:25 GMT. For a short span of 14 minutes, a huge number of Facebook users started flooding Twitter to register the down time.

 

How to watch World Cup Football live in Pakitan

For all the hard core fans of Football in Pakistan, we always need a back-up plan whenever our favorite team’s match is on air. We could have power load-shedding or cable down time any moment and we don’t want to miss our match. Here is how you can watch FIFA world cup 2014 matches live online on your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile.

All you have to do is go to PTV sports live video streaming site and watch it online. If you are on a tablet or mobile, your mobile browser should support Flash to run the live video stream. If you are on PC, most browsers will play the video smoothly.

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3G is here in Pakistan

While the auction for the licenses by PTA is just winding up, we can already see 3G signals showing up on phones 🙂

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And here are some speedtest results.

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