Yesterday, i was just playing with computer, received SMS from one of my friend who never send me SMS before (he was bit money saver). I was in shock that he sent me SMS !! . but soon i came to know that Airtel Servers are down. and money is not deducted from Balance. (Even it was not showing the balance)
Airtel , one of the biggest GSM service provider in India was down that day. Actually whole airtel was not down but there money server was down. All calls and SMSs were free (They are still free while writing this blogpost). Many guys enjoyed Free calls, Free SMS that day. (and still enjoying). Even the SIM Cards with Zero balance were also able to make calls (Free calls).Last time about 3 months ago Airtel Servers were down and same thing was happened (No deduction of balance).
I received a SMS from Airtel last night it was like this
Priya Grahak, techinical Kharabi ke karan aapke Mobile screen par Balance dikh nahi raha hai. Kuch hi der me aapko baaki sahi balance dikhne lagega.
Its in HINDI Language (India).
So i think Airtel will charge all money after they get the problem solved, (but i dont want it).
Many guys misused this opportunity (even me too) by making long STD calls and thousand SMS were sent at that day (by one person).
This problem may be related to Fire at Peninsula Chambers, Lower Parel, Mumbai, which causes the power failure at Airtel center. but dont know the perfect reason for this. And i think only Maharashtra was affected due to this .
I got a trick to use free Internet on Airtel Mobile, read it and enjoy the Free Internet.
Airtel be carefull, or it may be harmfull for its next quarter profit logs.