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Appreciate Philips customer care Feb. 28th, 2008 @ 09:56 am

Soon after I made a post about how I use a Philips shaver for shaving my head, it stopped working. The warranty was 2 years but I had to ship it to them on my own expenses. Since the shaver itself costs 30$ and the shipping costs like 5$, I was thinking if it is worth the effort. Then I called the customer service and the customer care representative promptly took my shipping address and told me that they email me a prepaid shipping slip and that they will send a new unit once I sent them the old one.

I was already happy by this time that I don't have to spend any money to get it fixed. Since I was lil busy with other things I didn't immediately send the old shaver. But 2-3 days later it seems Philips already dispatched a replacement unit which I received today and also I sent the old one today.

I feel really happy when companies take care of their customers like this. It shows them that they care and also gets them free marketing like the one I am doing now with this post (Win-Win)

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GrandCentral ! Feb. 28th, 2008 @ 01:45 am

Grand central is a service that tries to give one-phone-number-for-life. I signed up only today and I love the features it provides.

This is how it works:

  • Basically GC will give you a phone number (Actually you can chose from available numbers).
  • You only give out the GC phone number to people.
  • You can keep adding / deleting your other phone numbers to your GC account.
  • In your GC account, you can select which calls should be routed where.
  • The service also tries to save you from the telemarketers by blocking the known SPAM callers etc.
  • Other good things include unlimited voicemail box, etc

GC was acquired by Google and the service is still in BETA. So you would need a invite to try it. If you have a Google blogger account you can get a GC  account. If you don't have a Google blogger account but still want to tryout GC service, leave a comment with your mail id and I can send you a invite.

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» Movie: The Elephant man

elephant_man Saw this movie recently. Its about a man(John Merrick) with some kind of physical deformation that makes him look like a elephant (partially atleast) and how the society treats him at that time.

The Story is not fiction and his bodily deformation was not just a muscle went wrong, his bones including the skull were deformed as well. Its some rare kind of disease. After John merrick's death his skeleton are preserved for studies. Here is a link to the skull picture.

Also I am making this post from Windows live writer - some softwares in the windows live suite are neat - the photo gallery, writer etc.

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