Cable detective and funny tariffs

Life in Russia is not boring, we regularly overcome difficulties created out of the blue. And often you don’t understand: either our usual sloppiness, or no less common habit of dragging and “pushing to the left” everything in a row. Especially if it's bad. In this case, the components for the NEC 412i phone were “poorly laid down”, most likely to the delight of those who managed to fuss and create another “surplus value” on this.

"Where's the cable, Zin?"

At the end of last year, the respected Euroset company unexpectedly got hold of a large batch of wonderful NEC412i phones. And at a very discounted price. Where they got it and how much is a separate question, we will not discuss it. New Year's holidays are a great time for sales, everything is swept off the shelves. That's how a batch of NEC412i phones was swept off the shelves, no one complained about anything. And what is there to complain about? An almost modern Japanese clamshell of the original design is sold at the price of Chinese consumer goods with a dull display and a creaking body. The box with the phone is sealed, the equipment is in openwork, all the Rostest stickers are in place, the price is just a dream. Why not take it as a gift to your girlfriend, or even “yourself, your beloved”? The phone is purebred Japanese, and it looks at least twice as expensive as the price tag in the window. So they snapped it up at the moment, and they started asking questions later.

Question number one: “Why did I buy this miracle of Japanese industry if it only transmits data on the network of a single operator and does it very expensively? And in general, what is i-mode and how to deal with it? We will not discuss the features of this technology and its difficult fate on the Russian market. Actually, it is precisely the actual failure of this project that we owe the appearance of good equipment on sale at the price of illiquid assets. According to rumors, some experts from the first buyers even managed to reflash the giblets of the purchased i-mode phones into the usual version with GPRS. And they changed the telephone software in the Beeline service center, it's funny. It is a pity that a few days after the first successful experiments, such an alteration was banned. However, even without GPRS, the phone successfully coped with the role of a beautiful and stylish dialer, many ladies liked the device.

Question number two: "How to make friends with the device computer?" In a modern and far from primitive phone, at least some kind of connection is usually provided, at least to synchronize the address book. Not to mention downloading pictures, melodies and other multimedia pleasures. Not very friendly Bluetooth of limited functionality cannot perform a full-fledged docking, in principle, there is no infrared port. It would be logical to find a connecting cable in the box, and a software disk would not hurt. Unfortunately, none of this was found in the kit. But after some time, the required connecting cables were found in a couple of small computer companies, information about the appearance of a scarce “lace” on sale regularly slipped through in specialized forums.

And now for the most interesting part. It turns out that I had to call computer companies and search the Internet because of the elementary "underinvestment" of the cable and disk in the kit. The meticulous Japanese are not to blame for anything, each device was accompanied by a cable and a CD with a full set of carefully Russified software. They provided for everything except for one small, but so important detail for the Russian market: they did not stick a sticker on the box with information that the disk and cable are included in the kit. Another strategic mistake - cables with disks did not fit in a standard box with a phone and were packed separately. The result is obvious: the components did not reach retail outlets, and almost no one knows about their very existence. In any case, sellers and buyers do not know for sure.

On where the components "settled" is known only to those who opened the boxes. Disks with carefully Russified software could be disassembled into Christmas decorations, cables used as clotheslines. Or sell them in bulk to a reseller, so that it would be more interesting for you and me to look for them later in Moscow. Although it is possible that all this grace is still lying around somewhere in a warehouse or thrown into the trash. It turns out that it is not enough to study the list of components on the box; you should consult the representative office of the supplier before buying.

"Rebranding" of names and non-standard advertising

Regularly I come across an advertisement for the Student tariff (MegaFon). I stumble in the truest sense of the word, sometimes I almost stumble over an advertising medium in the form of a large cobblestone. Of the other favorite places for advertising - fences, transformer boxes, garage doors and similar objects of urban real estate. An ingenious invention, the author deserves a separate award. Cheap, effective and intelligible, no monumental expensive advertising stands for you. All capital costs - a stencil and a can of paint. Moreover, the walls of houses prudently do not touch, I have never seen. And even if they try to snitch for unauthorized advertising, then everything can be blamed on enthusiastic fanatics of your favorite operator.

Another unexpected joy in the Tsifrograd communication salon is the Levy tariff. It is clear that there is not enough space on the shelves and w1MAAMlRVTTRslnx"> has to "compact", but it looks very impressive. I can’t even believe that this could have happened by chance, most likely the sellers just have everything in order with a sense of humor. Or maybe another example of non-standard advertising, because such an unusual name of the tariff involuntarily catches the eye. Sometimes there are not so harmless overlays with names. I met on the net a photo of a showcase with “RED” and “Team” tariffs, the full-width boxes also did not fit.

Question number one: “Why did I buy this miracle of Japanese industry if it only transmits data on the network of a single operator and does it very expensively? And in general, what is i-mode and how to deal with it? We will not discuss the features of this technology and its difficult fate on the Russian market. Actually, it is precisely the actual failure of this project that we owe to the appearance of good equipment on sale at the price of illiquid assets. According to rumors, some experts from the first buyers even managed to reflash the giblets of the purchased i-mode phones into the usual version with GPRS. And they changed the telephone software in the Beeline service center, it's funny. It is a pity that a few days after the first successful experiments, such an alteration was banned. However, even without GPRS, the phone successfully coped with the role of a beautiful and stylish dialer, many ladies liked the device.

Question number two: "How to make friends with the device computer?" In a modern and far from primitive phone, at least some kind of connection is usually provided, at least to synchronize the address book. Not to mention downloading pictures, melodies and other multimedia pleasures. Not very friendly Bluetooth of limited functionality cannot perform a full-fledged docking, in principle, there is no infrared port. It would be logical to find a connecting cable in the box, and a software disk would not hurt. Unfortunately, none of this was found in the kit. But after some time, the required connecting cables were found in a couple of small computer companies, information about the appearance of a scarce “lace” on sale regularly slipped through in specialized forums.

And now for the most interesting part. It turns out that I had to call computer companies and search the Internet because of the elementary "underinvestment" of the cable and disk in the kit. The meticulous Japanese are not to blame for anything, each device was accompanied by a cable and a CD with a full set of carefully Russified software. They provided for everything except for one small, but so important detail for the Russian market: they did not stick a sticker on the box with information that the disk and cable are included in the kit. Another strategic mistake - cables with disks did not fit in a standard box with a phone and were packed separately. The result is obvious: the components did not reach retail outlets, and almost no one knows about their very existence. In any case, sellers and buyers do not know for sure.

On where the components "settled" is known only to those who opened the boxes. Disks with carefully Russified software could be disassembled into Christmas decorations, cables used as clotheslines. Or sell them in bulk to a reseller, so that it would be more interesting for you and me to look for them later in Moscow. Although it is possible that all this grace is still lying around somewhere in a warehouse or thrown into the trash. It turns out that it is not enough to study the list of components on the box; you should consult the representative office of the supplier before buying.

"Rebranding" of names and non-standard advertising

Regularly I come across an advertisement for the Student tariff (MegaFon). I stumble in the truest sense of the word, sometimes I almost stumble over an advertising medium in the form of a large cobblestone. Of the other favorite places for advertising - fences, transformer boxes, garage doors and similar objects of urban real estate. An ingenious invention, the author deserves a separate award. Cheap, effective and intelligible, no monumental expensive advertising stands for you. All capital costs - a stencil and a can of paint. Moreover, the walls of houses prudently do not touch, I have never seen. And even if they try to snitch for unauthorized advertising, then everything can be blamed on enthusiastic fanatics of your favorite operator.

Another unexpected joy in the Tsifrograd communication salon is the Levy tariff. It is clear that there is not enough space on the shelves and w1MAAMlRVTTRslnx"> has to "compact", but it looks very impressive. I can’t even believe that this could have happened by chance, most likely the sellers just have everything in order with a sense of humor. Or maybe another example of non-standard advertising, because such an unusual name of the tariff involuntarily catches the eye. Sometimes there are not so harmless overlays with names. I met on the net a photo of a showcase with “RED” and “Team” tariffs, the full-width boxes also did not fit.

Finally, a reminder to MegaFon subscribers who have connected Live Balance: from September 1, the service will be billed at a rate of 30 rubles. per month. So if we are not going to use it, then it's time to turn it off by dialing the command *105*4*7*5*2# on the phone (for subscribers of LITE series tariff plans) or *105*3*1*2# (for subscribers of contract tariff plans).

Cable detective and funny tariffs

Life in Russia is not boring, we regularly overcome difficulties created out of the blue. And often you don’t understand: either our usual sloppiness, or no less common habit of dragging and “pushing to the left” everything in a row. Especially if it's bad. In this case, the components for the NEC 412i phone were “poorly laid down”, most likely to the delight of those who managed to fuss and create another “surplus value” on this.

"Where's the cable, Zin?"

At the end of last year, the respected Euroset company unexpectedly got hold of a large batch of wonderful NEC412i phones. And at a very discounted price. Where they got it and how much is a separate question, we will not discuss it. New Year's holidays are a great time for sales, everything is swept off the shelves. That's how a batch of NEC412i phones was swept off the shelves, no one complained about anything. And what is there to complain about? An almost modern Japanese clamshell of the original design is sold at the price of Chinese consumer goods with a dull display and a creaking body. The box with the phone is sealed, the equipment is in openwork, all the Rostest stickers are in place, the price is just a dream. Why not take it as a gift to your girlfriend, or even “yourself, your beloved”? The phone is purebred Japanese, and it looks at least twice as expensive as the price tag in the window. So they snapped it up at the moment, and they started asking questions later.

Question number one: “Why did I buy this miracle of Japanese industry if it only transmits data on the network of a single operator and does it very expensively? And in general, what is i-mode and how to deal with it? We will not discuss the features of this technology and its difficult fate on the Russian market. Actually, it is precisely the actual failure of this project that we owe the appearance of good equipment on sale at the price of illiquid assets. According to rumors, some experts from the first buyers even managed to reflash the giblets of the purchased i-mode phones into the usual version with GPRS. And they changed the telephone software in the Beeline service center, it's funny. It is a pity that a few days after the first successful experiments, such an alteration was banned. However, even without GPRS, the phone successfully coped with the role of a beautiful and stylish dialer, many ladies liked the device.

Question number two: "How to make friends with the device computer?" In a modern and far from primitive phone, at least some kind of connection is usually provided, at least to synchronize the address book. Not to mention downloading pictures, melodies and other multimedia pleasures. Not very friendly Bluetooth of limited functionality cannot perform a full-fledged docking, in principle, there is no infrared port. It would be logical to find a connecting cable in the box, and a software disk would not hurt. Unfortunately, none of this was found in the kit. But after some time, the required connecting cables were found in a couple of small computer companies, information about the appearance of a scarce “lace” on sale regularly slipped through in specialized forums.

And now for the most interesting part. It turns out that I had to call computer companies and search the Internet because of the elementary "underinvestment" of the cable and disk in the kit. The meticulous Japanese are not to blame for anything, each device was accompanied by a cable and a CD with a full set of carefully Russified software. They provided for everything, except for one small, but such an important detail for the Russian market: they did not stick a sticker on the box with information that the disk and cable are included in the kit. Another strategic mistake - cables with disks did not fit in a standard box with a phone and were packed separately. The result is obvious: the components did not reach the retail outlets and almost no one knows about their very existence. In any case, sellers and buyers do not know for sure.

On where the components "settled" is known only to those who opened the boxes. Disks with carefully Russified software could be disassembled into Christmas decorations, cables used as clotheslines. Or sell them in bulk to a reseller, so that it would be more interesting for you and me to look for them later in Moscow. Although it is possible that all this grace is still lying around somewhere in a warehouse or thrown into the trash. It turns out that it is not enough to study the list of components on the box, you should consult the representative office of the supplier before buying.

"Rebranding" of names and non-standard advertising

Regularly I come across an advertisement for the Student tariff (MegaFon). I stumble in the truest sense of the word, sometimes I almost stumble over an advertising medium in the form of a large cobblestone. Of the other favorite places for advertising - fences, transformer boxes, garage doors and similar objects of urban real estate. An ingenious invention, the author deserves a separate award. Cheap, effective and intelligible, no monumental expensive advertising stands for you. All capital costs - a stencil and a can of paint. Moreover, the walls of houses prudently do not touch, I have never seen. And even if they try to snitch for unauthorized advertising, then everything can be blamed on enthusiastic fanatics of your favorite operator.

Another unexpected joy in the Tsifrograd communication salon is the Levy tariff. It is clear that there is not enough space on the shelves and w1MAAMlRVTTRslnx"> has to "compact", but it looks very impressive. I can’t even believe that this could have happened by chance, most likely the sellers just have everything in order with a sense of humor. Or maybe another example of non-standard advertising, because such an unusual name of the tariff involuntarily catches the eye. Sometimes there are not so harmless overlays with names. I came across a photo of a shop window with the tariffs "RED" and "Team" on the net, the boxes did not fit in full width either.

Finally, a reminder to MegaFon subscribers who have connected Live Balance: from September 1, the service will be billed at a rate of 30 rubles. per month. So if we are not going to use it, then it's time to turn it off by dialing *105*4*7*5*2# on the phone (for subscribers of LITE series tariff plans) or *105*3*1*2# (for subscribers of contract tariff plans).

Cable detective and funny tariffs

Life in Russia is not boring, we regularly overcome difficulties created out of the blue. And often you won’t understand: either our usual sloppiness, or no less common habit of dragging and “pushing to the left” everything in a row. Especially if it's bad. In this case, the components for the NEC 412i phone were “poorly laid down”, most likely to the delight of those who managed to fuss and create another “surplus value” on this.

"Where's the cable, Zin?"

At the end of last year, the respected Euroset company unexpectedly got hold of a large batch of wonderful NEC412i phones. And at a very discounted price. Where they got it and how much is a separate question, we will not discuss it. New Year's holidays are a great time for sales, everything is swept off the shelves. That's how a batch of NEC412i phones was swept off the shelves, no one complained about anything. And what is there to complain about? An almost modern Japanese clamshell of the original design is sold at the price of Chinese consumer goods with a dull display and a creaking body. The box with the phone is sealed, the equipment is in openwork, all the Rostest stickers are in place, the price is just a dream. Why not take it as a gift to your girlfriend, or even “yourself, your beloved”? The phone is purebred Japanese, and it looks at least twice as expensive as the price tag in the window. So they snapped it up at the moment, and they started asking questions later.

Question number one: “Why did I buy this miracle of Japanese industry if it only transmits data on the network of a single operator and does it very expensively? And in general, what is i-mode and how to deal with it? We will not discuss the features of this technology and its difficult fate on the Russian market. Actually, it is precisely the actual failure of this project that we owe to the appearance of good equipment on sale at the price of illiquid assets. According to rumors, some experts from the first buyers even managed to reflash the giblets of the purchased i-mode phones into the usual version with GPRS. And they changed the telephone software in the Beeline service center, it's funny. It is a pity that a few days after the first successful experiments, such an alteration was banned. However, even without GPRS, the phone successfully coped with the role of a beautiful and stylish dialer, many ladies liked the device.

Question number two: "How to make friends with the device computer?" In a modern and far from primitive phone, at least some kind of connection is usually provided, at least to synchronize the address book. Not to mention downloading pictures, melodies and other multimedia pleasures. Not very friendly Bluetooth of limited functionality cannot perform a full-fledged docking, in principle, there is no infrared port. It would be logical to find a connecting cable in the box, and a software disk would not hurt. Unfortunately, none of this was found in the kit. But after some time, the required connecting cables were found in a couple of small computer companies, information about the appearance of a scarce “lace” on sale regularly slipped through in specialized forums.

And now for the most interesting part. It turns out that I had to call computer companies and search the Internet because of the elementary "underinvestment" of the cable and disk in the kit. The meticulous Japanese are not to blame for anything, each device was accompanied by a cable and a CD with a full set of carefully Russified software. They provided for everything, except for one small, but such an important detail for the Russian market: they did not stick a sticker on the box with information that the disk and cable are included in the kit. Another strategic mistake - cables with disks did not fit in a standard box with a phone and were packed separately. The result is obvious: the components did not reach the retail outlets and almost no one knows about their very existence. In any case, sellers and buyers do not know for sure.

On where the components "settled" is known only to those who opened the boxes. Disks with carefully Russified software could be disassembled into Christmas decorations, cables used as clotheslines. Or sell them in bulk to a reseller, so that it would be more interesting for you and me to look for them later in Moscow. Although it is possible that all this grace is still lying around somewhere in a warehouse or thrown into the trash. It turns out that it is not enough to study the list of components on the box, you should consult the representative office of the supplier before buying.

"Rebranding" of names and non-standard advertising

Regularly I come across an advertisement for the Student tariff (MegaFon). I stumble in the truest sense of the word, sometimes I almost stumble over an advertising medium in the form of a large cobblestone. Of the other favorite places for advertising - fences, transformer boxes, garage doors and similar objects of urban real estate. An ingenious invention, the author deserves a separate award. Cheap, effective and intelligible, no monumental expensive advertising stands for you. All capital costs - a stencil and a can of paint. Moreover, the walls of houses prudently do not touch, I have never seen. And even if they try to snitch for unauthorized advertising, then everything can be blamed on enthusiastic fanatics of your favorite operator.

Another unexpected joy in the Tsifrograd communication salon is the Levy tariff. It is clear that there is not enough space on the shelves and you have to “compact”, but it looks very impressive. I can’t even believe that this could have happened by chance, most likely the sellers just have everything in order with a sense of humor. Or maybe another example of non-standard advertising, because such an unusual name of the tariff involuntarily catches the eye. Sometimes there are not so harmless overlays with names. I met on the net a photo of a showcase with “RED” and “Team” tariffs, the full-width boxes also did not fit.

Another unexpected joy in the Tsifrograd communication salon is the Levy tariff. It is clear that there is not enough space on the shelves and You have to "compact", but it looks very impressive. I can’t even believe that this could have happened by chance, most likely the sellers just have everything in order with a sense of humor. Or maybe another example of non-standard advertising, because such an unusual name of the tariff involuntarily catches the eye. Sometimes there are not so harmless overlays with names. I met on the network a photo of a showcase with “RED” and “Team” tariffs, the full-width boxes also did not fit.

Finally, a reminder to MegaFon subscribers who have connected Live Balance: from September 1, the service will be billed at a rate of 30 rubles. per month. So if we are not going to use it, then it's time to turn it off by dialing the command *105*4*7*5*2# on the phone (for subscribers of LITE series tariff plans) or *105*3*1*2# (for subscribers of contract tariff plans).