All posts by Harsh Agrawal

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4 Completely Free VPN Server For Desktop & Mobile

Internet censorship is commonplace these days in schools, universities and organisations where it is unwanted for people to access certain services (usually social networks like Twitter, Facebook etc., video streaming websites like YouTube, Metacafe, and P2P services) in order to either save bandwidth or work time.

The usual way used by those who want to get around this blocking is to access blocked services and websites through web proxies or proxy servers, which can be slow, insecure and inefficient at times.

Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a technique that gives all the benefits of accessing blocked content online while having none of the disadvantages suffered by proxies.

VPN uses authorization and encryption to connect securely to external hosts thereby giving you a chance to visit restricted and blocked websites easily from a network. Usually, VPN service is not free, but we have a list of top 2 free VPN clients that you can use to get around website blocking.

Best Free VPN server & services

TunnelBear:

Tunnelbear free VPN

This is my favorite free VPN client for iPhone and Mac. It is also available for Windows & Android and offers free VPN browsing data of 500 MB. You can get additional 1GB data just by tweeting about this free VPN client. It offers to tunnel from various countries and is ultra fast.

The best part is, you need to create only one profile, and you can use the same profile on your multiple devices. TunnelBear is an award-winning VPN software, and also offers a Chrome extension to access the unrestricted internet.

Check out TunnelBear

CyberGhostVPN

CyberGhost

CyberGhost VPN lets you use the server from 30+ countries. They have free version & paid version too. The free version has limited number of countries that you can use.

The free version is available for Mac, Windows & Android.  You can also use CyberGhost VPN on your iPhone using their iOS app.

Download CyberGhost for free

Hidemyass:

Hidemyass used to be a popular web proxy site & now they have used their knowledge to evolve themselves into a full-fledge VPN software.

Hidemyass VPN software is available for all desktop & mobile platform. Be it hiding your location while surfing or browsing bandwidth extensive sites like YouTube or other video streaming sites, Hidemyass is a perfect solution.

You can also configure your router to use HMA! Pro VPN. You can connect to their wide network of servers: 910+ VPN servers in 340+ locations in 190+ countries.

This is highly useful when you want to browse the internet for a country as a local user.  With a rating of 7.6 on trusted pilot, Hidemyass is a trusted VPN service that you can use right now.

Note: Hidemyass is no more free 🙁

Download HidemyAss

OpenVPN.net

OpenVPN

A secure SSL/TLS based VPN service which provides an extra dimension of security and privacy to the websites you visit. You need to install the OpenVPN client software to use the OpenVPN service that only works on desktop operating systems (Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Linux) with no mobile operating system support. <link>

If you know about any other free working VPN service, please share with us.

Where Do I Find iPhone Backups?

Last time my iPhone 4 get into weird iPhone staring issue and instead of starting it was only showing Apple logo. I had no choice but to restore my iPhone using my backup file. I get into DFU mode and searched for iPhone backup files. This quick tutorial is useful for you if you are looking to find your iPhone backup.

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Windows Vista or Windows 7 iPhone Backup Location:

To access this location in Windows, you may have to enable Hidden files & Folders because by default this folder is hidden in Explorer.

C: > Users > [Name of User] > AppData > Roaming > AppleComputer > MobileSync > Backup

Windows XP iPhone Backup Location:

C: > Documents and Settings > [Name of User] > Application Data > Apple Computer > MobileSync > Backup

Mac OS X iPhone Backup Location:

On your Mac, to find iTunes backup navigate to:

[User Home Folder] > Library > Application Support > Mobile Sync > Backup

This is something I was not aware of, and after finding the iPhone location it will be easy for me to restore my iPhone.

How to Configure Your Freedom Proxy to Open Blocked Sites

I believe freedom to access any Website is a right that every adult person owns. Though despite all the freedom, in colleges, offices and many places many sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter other social networking site and entertainment sites are blocked.

Obviously, there are ways like Proxy sites but they are not very effective. Most of the firewalls, block such proxy sites and your dream of accessing blocked sites get shattered.

I would suggest instead of searching for working proxy sites, you should try proxy software’s. Some time back, I already talked about Ultrasurf and how to configure Ultra Surf.

Now in this tutorial, I’m talking about another proxy software call Your-freedom. Like Ultrasurf, Jap, it is also popular desktop proxy software. Though it’s not light weight like Ultrasurf and not a plug and play software.

Your-freedom  requires a couple of steps before this software start giving you access to all open blocked Sites. Though one thing which I liked about Your-freedom is, it works in the worse case scenario. In my college, other proxy software gets blocked later on but Your-freedom was the only proxy software which worked.

Anyways, now let’s get the real thing started and follow the guide to your ultimate destination to freedom from Internet censorship.

How to Configure Your-Freedom

Download Your-freedom from the official site. <Link> and install it. You can download the offline installer (12MB approx) or online installer. My preference would be offline installer as it will save bandwidth.

Once you installed Your-freedom click on Start your-Freedom. On the very first screen, you need to select the language.

Your-Freedom

Next screen would be a welcome wizard. Click on next to start with the configuration of Your-Freedom proxy software. If your internet requires you to use proxy settings to connect to the Internet, you can add proxy settings here. In my case, I’m leaving it blank as I’m directly connected to the Internet.

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If you not sure that you need proxy settings or not, click on Try to autodetect. This will find proxy settings from your browser.

Tweak your settings:

Next option is tweaking your settings. You can select your Internet provider based on your country and if your ISP is not on the list, click on None and click Next.

Tweak-Internet-settings Select Protocols to use:

Your-freedom-protocol If you are planning to use this software extensively, you can select protocols to be used. Though default options are good to start with. Here are the default protocols which are selected. Verify if your settings are same as mine and click on next.

Your freedom servers:

On the next screen, it will start searching for Your-freedom servers, and your screen will look like this.

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Your-freedom-Servers

Here you will find all the Your-freedom servers, and according to preference, you can select the best server from your location. Select the best server (Ex: ems22.your-freedom.de with Pref 10.0 in above screenshot) and click on next.

Login access for Your-Freedom:

Your-freedom-account

Unlike other proxy servers, Your-freedom requires you to create an account to login to your server. Go to their homepage and sign up for a free account. Enter your-freedom login credential on the setting page, and you will see a screen like this:

Proxy-Your-freedom Proxy settings for Your-Freedom:

Notice the proxy settings for Your freedom. You can connect using Socks 4/5 or normal Web proxy to connect to Your freedom servers.

In your browser change your proxy settings to  127.0.0.1: 8080. I used Socks 4/5 to configure my torrent client to connect to Your-freedom server. Socks4/5 setting would be: 127.0.0.1:1080.

Click on save exit and on the main screen of your freedom, click on start connection. If you have done everything as mentioned above, you will see a screen like this:

How to Configure Your Freedom

That’s it, and now you are all ready to access the unblocked internet using this useful free software.

Do let us know which proxy software are you using to open blocked sites at your end? If you have a problem connecting to Your-freedom server or have any question regarding configuration, do let us know via comments.

How to Sync iPhone Notes with Gmail Account

Apple iOS offers many great stock apps, and one of them is notes app. This app will let you take quick notes, and you can also sync it online with iCloud and Gmail. But not many people know about it or how to use it. This tutorial will show you how to sync iPhone notes with Gmail or any other email service over IMAP. This is very useful, when you are working online, and use iPhone notes app to take quick notes. This way, you will be creating a backup copy of notes in your Gmail account too.

How to Sync iPhone Notes with Gmail:

Before we Sync our notes we need to first setup our iPhone to use Gmail via IMAP. If you already have it configured skip these steps and jump right ahead to enable notes syncing. For those of you who need instructions to configure Gmail via IMAP on iPhone please read our tutorial How to Configure IMAP/Push for Gmail on iPhone

Now that we have an IMAP account setup let’s proceed to the next step.

iPhone Notes Sync Gmail

Under account settings turn on Notes.

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Now you might wonder what happens next. Here’s what. Gmail will create a new label called Notes automatically for you. Once you click on it you will be able to browse through all your Notes from your computer’s browser.

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Please note that the Sync is one way. Any changes made to notes on iPhone will reflect in your Gmail account but you cannot edit it there. The notes can only be edited on the iOS device, be it your iPhone or iPad.

Multiple iPhone Notes Accounts?

If you enable Notes sync on more than one account, all of them will feature under Accounts in the Notes app. You can choose to access all or just the ones from a particular account.

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There are many advantages of syncing your iPhone notes online. I’ll save that for another post. Meanwhile, why don’t you temme how can you find this feature useful. If you are a new iPhone user, here are few more tips that you should not miss:

 

3 Smart & Quick Ways to Transfer Photos From iPhone to Mac

Transfer photos from iPhone to MacIn case you were looking for the most efficient ways to transfer or remove photographs from your iPhone using your Mac, here’s the right place. We show you three fastest ways to do it. Best thing is that you don’t need to download any extra app. We’ll be using apps already on your Mac. iPhoto users may read on for a faster alternative.

Apple has made downloading images from your iPhone to your Mac a painless deal. I will be showing you how to accomplish this task using three applications – iPhoto, Image Capture and Preview app on Mac OS. Also, with the new generation of iPod Touch and its inbuilt cameras, iPod Touch users will be needing this guide too.

How to Transfer photos from iPhone to Mac OS:

iPhoto

While iPhoto has some great features available it’s a little slow if you just need a screenshot or temporary image transfer. However, if you wish to keep the photos for long and want to keep them organized in albums this is the best way to do it. iPhoto will help you browse photos as albums or event.

Also, you have a nice set of editing and slideshow tools available to further enrich the experience. Most of you are already familiar with how to import photos using iPhoto. For those not, here’s how. Open iPhoto, Connect your iPhone over USB. In less than 30 seconds, your iPhone should appear in the device list.

Trust me on this, running iPhoto first and then connecting iPhone is the best way to do it. Once you see the iPhone appear select as many or all pics and click on import.

Import photos iPhone Mac

 

The photos will be copied to iPhoto album and you will be asked whether to delete them from the phone or not.

Delete iPhone photos

There are times when I don’t want to save them in the iPhoto album (temporary images like screenshots) and just wish to save them manually and quickly. For that, we have the following two ways to attain the task.

Image Capture

Believe it or not, this app has always existed in your Mac’s Applications folder. Just go to Applications > Image Capture or use Spotlight to search for the same.

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Your iPhone will appear under the list of devices on the left. Just select the pics you want and click on import. Alternatively, drag the pics out to any finder window or your desktop and you’re done. Yes, it’s that simple. In fact pretty much the way you have been doing it on windows to transfer iPhone pics. You can also delete as many pics as you want by clicking the small red button in the bottom.

Image Capture Mac photo import

Preview Application

How could we miss this out. Preview lets you view practically anything on the Mac right? Right from PDFs to images. Now let’s use it to transfer pictures from the iPhone. Just run Preview, in case it already isn’t.

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Hit the file menu and click on import from iPhone. The name of the device depends on what you called your iPhone in iTunes. The process of importing and deleting pictures remains same as that in the previous case of Image Capture.

Mac Preview app

I’m sure just like me, most of you did not yet know about all of the three ways to import iPhone photographs. Go ahead and try it out for yourself. If you run into any issue feel free to use the comment box.

The New iPad : Everything You Need To Know

The latest to join the queue of the cool tablets flying on the market shelves is the new iPad that Apple rolled out a few months back. The new iPad, iPad3 or third generation iPad…call it by whichever name you wish to, it is undoubtedly one of the coolest gadgets that has become the choice of millions. Now, here is my hands on review of the New iPad after using it for months. I’m sure it will help you to make a decision on to buy it or not to buy.

The new ipad

Frankly, I love the latest gadgets and when it is from Apple, I just can’t resist and finally end up buying one. The latest entry in my gadget world is the new iPad.  Ask me to describe this new gadget in one word and I would say, ‘fabulous‘. I might sound crazy but frankly most share of my hard-earned money goes in buying the gadgets. Before buying the third generation iPad, I was using iPad2 from last 8 or 9 months. After using both the tablets I actually can easily distinguish between the two and share my viewpoint . Though, the new iPad is almost similar to iPad2 lookwise but it comes fully loaded with new features that make it one of the stylishly desirable tablets.

Here I am sharing the positive and negative aspects which I have figured out while using the new iPad that will surely help you to take a decision if you are planning to buy one.

Key features of the New iPad

  • Apple A5X (dual-core with quad-core graphics) processor that make it faster than iPad2 that has A5 processor.
  • One of the groundbreaking features of the new iPad is Retina Display with  2048 x 1536 pixels.
  • It has 4G LTE cellular technology that will allow you to browse internet and download files at superfast speed.
  • Mobile users will be excited to see the inclusion of 4G LTE cellular technology, which offers faster mobile downloads.
  • Another exciting feature that I like in new iPad is its 5 mega pixels/1080p rear camera which is a huge improvement over the iPad2 camera.
  • It is available with 16GB, 32GB, 64 storage capacity unlike iPad which is now only available in 16GB.
  • It is first tablet with Bluetooth 4.0 also known as Bluetooth Smart Ready which will help you in faster data transfer between devices.
  • 10-hour battery life, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity, 1GB RAM,  1080p video recording at 30fps, , four and five-finger swipe gestures are the other notable features that enhance the overall user experience.

Adding feather to the cap Apple has announced the upgraded operating system – iOS6 that will bring cool features like Siri : Apple’s voice-activated personal assistant, FaceTime over cellular networks to the new iPad.

The new iPad Vs iPad 2 ?

How is the new iPad different from iPad2 is one question that you all might be curious about. Frankly, I was keenly interested in knowing how it  is different from iPad2 when its design is almost similar. No doubt, the new iPad is thicker and heavier than iPad2 but its features like amazing features make it stand apart from iPad2.

I was quite amazed when I started using new iPad for the first time because the text was razor sharp, colors were quite rich and everything was perfectly detailed because of retina display. Second thing that really blowed me away was its blazing speed while playing games and doing multitasking ; thanks to A5X chip with quad-core processor.

The new iPad Vs iPad 2

In addition, iOS6 update which is coming this fall will bring features like Siri and Facetime calling over cellular network promising to enhance the overall experience. These two upcoming features will only be available for the new iPad and iPhone 4S users.

Another feature that you might not be aware of is the amazing dictation feature which helps you to convert your words into text. Simply, tap the microphone icon on the keyboard, say what you want to type and it does the typing for you. It was exciting to learn about this cool feature and it was a fun moment to see my new iPad converting my words into text.  Though, if you are an existing iPad2 user and looking to sell it to upgrade your tab to iPad3, I suggest you to wait and stick to iPad2, unless you are complete gadget freak.

Cons of New iPad

  • It is slightly heavier and thicker than iPad2.
  • Its reflective screen doesn’t work well in outdoors.
  • There is no Flash support in the web browser.
  • The iPad misses out the standard USB port like its predecessors. Same goes for its non replaceable battery and memory card slot.
  • There is no GPS receiver in the Wi-Fi version
  • Personally, one thing that bothered me much is that the ‘oh so cool’ tablet becomes uncomfortably hot at times.
  • If you are interested in basic iOS apps like weather, stocks, clock, calculator, voice memos then you might get bugged up not finding them on your new iPad.

Is it worth buying third generation iPad?

I won’t deny that the new iPad became irresistible to me because I was overtaken by the hype and after using it for sometime I have concluded that it definitely has met my expectations. No matter how strongly we talk about bad side of the coin, fact remains that it is loaded with impressive features. As of now, the biggest USP of the new iPad is its magnificent Retina display but the promising features like Siri and Facetime over cellular networks are sure to make you love the new iPad.

Worth buying third generation iPad

Why should you buy the new iPad?

From my personal experience I am writing down the reason why you should buy it or who should buy it.

  • If you are the one who is more cautious about image quality between standard-definition and high-definition images then you should go for the new iPad. This is one reason I bought this cool gadget.
  • It has one of the fast processor with quad-core graphics that will let you enjoy the thrill and excitement of different games.
  • If speed matters to you a lot then this new tablet from Apple is an ideal choice. The new iPad is 4G enabled device that will offer browsing at amazing speed. Go for the one which works on either AT&T’s 4G network or Verizon’s 4G network for fast connection anywhere.
  • It is good for those who love to keep their music and video data stored. Unlike iPad2 that has 16GB storage capacity, the new Apple iPad is available in 16GB, 32GB or 64GB capacity. However, I preferred 16GB for the reason that I don’t have too much of music and video data.

Why buy the new iPad

New iPad Price in India

The new Apple iPad was made available in India in the month of April. The pricing of different models in India are listed below.

Wi-Fi model Prices  in India

  • 16GB Wi-Fi model : Rs 30,500
  • 32GB Wi-Fi model : Rs 36,500
  • 64GB Wi-Fi model : Rs 42,500

Wi-Fi + 4G model Prices in India

  • 16GB Wi-Fi + 4G model : Rs 38,900
  • 32GB Wi-Fi + 4G model : Rs 44,900
  • 64GB Wi-Fi + 4G model : Rs 50,900

The launch of iPad3 in India effected the prices of iPad2 going down to Rs 24,500 for 16 GB Wi-Fi model. You can order it online from Croma store, Vijay Sales or official Apple store in India.

To sum up, I  being a gadget freak would any day suggest you to go for iPad 3 if you are planning to buy one. High-resolution Retina display, faster processor, significant visual improvement over iPad 2 were the compelling features that persuaded me to buy the new iPad.

Won’t say that its good in all perspective as some of you might find it expensive in comparison to iPad2 which is a strong low-cost choice. But trust me the money you spend on buying this new Apple tablet is genuinely worth it!

Top Cydia Repos That You Should Use

Top Cydia ReposLot of people don’t know what to do once they’ve Jailbroken their iOS device, they don’t know where to find all the cool stuff. Of course it’s all available in Cydia’s Sections tab, but that’s just too much to search from. In such cases, it is necessary to add certain repositories, repo as we know it, to Cydia wherein you can get all the benefits of having a Jailbroken iOS device.

Now, the difficult part is that there are many repos to chose from, and you can go on adding them and almost all of them have similar content. Here I’ll be writing about the top cydia repos that you can add to get the most out of your Jailbroken iOS device and enjoy all those free and premiumr apps. Also I’ll be telling you how to add repos to Cydia later on in the post.

Top 5 Cydia Repos and Sources

Cydia usually comes with ModMyi, Telesphoreo Tangelo and the BigBoss Repos, so I’m not going to count those. These Cydia repos are updated for iOS 6.1.1, and after Evasi0n jailbreak, you can add them manually.

iPhoneCake Repo

If you’re a game freak, and want access to many gaming titles then this is the repo for you. It has games such as Need for Speed, Asphalt, FIFA and much more.

You can add iPhoneCake repo to Cydia from Manage>Sources>Edit>Add:

http://cydia.iphonecake.com

Sinful iPhone Repo

Another repo that contains a lot of themes and apps to customize your jailbroken iOS device. The collection is not as large as that of BigBoss Repo, but it has some good apps and themes that will make your iOS device even better.

To add Sinful iPhone Repo go to Cydia>Manage>Sources>Edit>Add:

http://sinfuliphonerepo.com

iSpazio Repo

The iSpazio repository is mainly an italian one, but it has many international apps, themes, wallpapers and games as well. It’s good to have this on your list of top 5 repos and enjoy awesome customization of your iOS device.

To add iSpazio Repo to Cydia go to Manage>Sources>Edit>Add:

http://ispaziorepository.com

iModZone Repo

Last, but not the least, the iModZone repo, for all your crazy theming and wallpaper needs. Browse through the repo once it’s installed to see what I mean by crazy themes and wallpapers.

To add iModZone Repo to Cydia go to Manage>Sources>Edit>Add:

http://cydia.imodzone.net

That’s the Top 5 repos that I would suggest you to add in Cydia. Now if you don’t know how to add a repo in Cydia, then follow these steps.

How to add repo to Cydia:

  • Enter Cydia, and then go over to the Manage tab.

Cydia Repos

  • Now select Sources and tap on Edit>Add(on the top left corner).

Cydia Sources

  • A dialogue box will appear where you’ll have to enter the required repo address. Enter one of the address from the above list and it’ll be automatically added to your Sources.

Cydia Adding Sources/repos

  • Now to browse through the repos, enter Source and then browse, install, preview as many apps, themes, ringtones, wallpapers as you want.

Enjoy and do let us know which is your favorite repo for apps, themes etc.

Cloud Canvas: Online HTML5 Image Creator and Editor

Ever wondered you could use MS Paint online? CloudCanvas is a web app which gives you this opportunity with a lot of extra features which MS Paint will take a long time acquiring. CloudCanvas is a HTML 5 based digital art and design tool which works from within the browser without having to install any additional plugins. All you need is a modern HTML 5 browser and you’re ready to start with CloudCanvas.

Cloud Canvas

CloudCanvas has a powerful set of tools for art creation and designing just about everything you might think of. It has all the basic elements of bitmap graphics such as paint, brushes, and textures. For vector designing it has tools like drawing primitive shapes (ellipses, rectangles, circles, curves etc.).

Also with CloudCanvas you can work with layers and graphics filters such as blur, drop shadows, bevel etc. Also it allows page layouts depending on how you want the art to be published later on.

CloudCanvas has a simple user Interface (UI) and after signing up, one can immediately launch CloudCanvas. The great thing about CloudCanvas is that you can also open native PC graphics files and edit them in CloudCanvas. Also, you can import local files and work on them while away from your host PC using the Import Local feature of CloudCanvas.

If you’re an art designing fan have previous experience of using any design software (even as simple as MS Paint), then CloudCanvas is a great way to get started online.

Read: HTML5 Test for Mobile Browsers

Check out CloudCanvas

5 Must Have Free Applications For Mac Users

Free Apps for Mac OSThis post is specifically aimed at first time Mac users and at others who have been looking for some free and open source softwares to make their daily tasks easier. Not only do the softwares listed here come free of cost, they also do their work as well as their paid counterparts.

Here I’m listing down free apps for Mac, which will help you to get more done in less time.

Few must have apps for Mac:

Adium – for IM/Chat

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A free instant messaging App, Adium will let you connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, Gtalk among various others. This is the best IM client I have ever used on any platform. Adium sets a great example of how good open source products can get.

Cyberduck – for FTP/SFTP

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Cyberduck is the perfect tool for all your FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files, Google Docs, Amazon S3 file browsing needs. In fact I even use it for SSHing into the iPhone when I need access to its file system. It supports Bonjour service and makes tasks easier. And the magical OS X integration doesn’t stop just there. It extends to Spotlight and Keychain as well.

Handbrake – for Video Conversion


Handbrake Free video converter

Handbrake is the must have tool for all video converting needs. This is one tool which provides for both first time users as well as custom settings for advanced users. It makes use of your Mac’s resources pretty well and provides for very fast and good quality videos. I use it very frequently for converting Videos for the iPhone and the iPod Touch.

Transmission – Torrent Downloader


Transmission Torrent client

Who can live without a torrent downloader. Before I came across this, I had very bad experiences with the other applications. uTorrent on Mac, as most of you know, isn’t up to the mark yet. So, here’s the very simple yet powerful torrent downloader, Transmission for you. It has a scheduler which actually works to keep a control over bandwidth consumed during peak hours. Lastly, its very lightweight and comes free.

Colloquy – Best IRC client


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Here’s a very advanced IRC, SILC & ILB client for Mac OS X. It is very intuitive and provides for all the necessary features one would ask from an IRC client. The interface is clean and along with the iPhone app you can stay connected on the go by setting bouncers for yourself. Download Colloquy here.

If you are a mac user you might like to read:

For the five needs specified above, these are not only the free solutions but also one of the best available. If you like them do leave us word and subscribe to our feeds. Also, if you wanted to know about other applications for a specific purpose you can ask us via comments.

How to use Airtel Call Me Back Service in Case of Low Balance

One of the good thing about top mobile operators are, they offer many value added services which makes life easier for us. India’s most popular cellular network, Airtel introduced a new service call Call me Back, which is a unique free VAS for Airtel customers.

What would you do when you have low balance in your Airtel Pre-paid connection and you need to talk to another Airtel customer urgently?  In most of the scenario, you would simply give a missed call and wait for the customer to call you back. Or you would just make a call and talk till the time your last few talk time is finished.

Airtel Call me Back Service:

Airtel Call me back service is a newly added feature for Airtel customers, which helps you to get a call back from another Airtel customer without paying anything. This service works from one Airtel number to another and here I will explain how to use this feature.

Airtel call me back service will let you send a free SMS to another Airtel customer when your balance is low. Suppose you need to get a call from another Airtel (Pre paid or Post-paid) customer in case of insufficient balance, you can send an SMS to 121 and 121 service will send an SMS to another user saying “Please Call me back, Thank you”

All you need to do is, send an SMS to 121 in following format:

Just SMS writing CALL <space> <airtel mobile number you want to speak to .> and send it to 121.

Ex: CALL 8800980000

Another user will get an SMS from your number saying “Please Call me Back, Thank you”.

This service is free and when another user will call you, he will be charged according to his calling plans. For any Airtel Pre-paid customer, this is one very useful service and specially when you are out of balance and need to make any urgent call. Specially, when you are travelling and out of balance, you can always take advantage of this service and notify your friends or family member using “Call me back” and ask them to recharge your account.

Do remember:

  • This service will work only when your Pre-paid mobile balance is less than Rs. 1
  • You can use this service 3 times a day.

Go ahead and try out Airtel Call me back feature and let me know what you think about this latest addition from Airtel. Also, let me know what other free VAS, you like from Airtel?