A single miss call is a popular way to communicate in India. Be it transferring funds from your account, hearing Bollywood music or finding a job, everything can be done without even spending a penny.
Millions of people are approached by marketing companies, politicians, banks with just a missed call.
So we have brought the list of 5 best things one can do in India by ringing a number and hanging up.
Today Banks have given Indians a lot of facility through calls. Customers can check bank balance or get a mini statement on their phones by giving a missed call. The information which is needed comes through a text message. Recently a great initiative has been taken by Federal Bank to transfer money to an account-holder in any Indian bank, via a missed call.
There is a simple procedure and first the customer needs to register in Federal Bank’s system, by sending an SMS. This includes the mobile number of the recipient, and the amount to be transferred and in two steps your desired amount is transferred.
Mann Ki Baat with PM Modi:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has used the missed call system very brilliantly to connect common people to political leaders and parties. To connect with the Prime Minister of India you just need to give a miss call on +91 8190 881 908. You will get a call back of a recording of Mr. Modi’s monthly radio program “Mann ki Baat”.
Finding a Job:
People who are not aware of websites that can find them a job or don’t have access to Internet have been given the privilege by Quikr.com to give a missed call and find one. You can give a missed call on this number +91 1800 1033 331 and wait. A Quikr employee will call back to know about some personal information, education and experience to prepare a resume. The caller will get a text message listing a few jobs available from where you can apply to your desired places accordingly.
Listen to Bollywood music:
Hindustan Unilever has launched an on-demand music channel, as a strategy for marketing. Callers can give a missed call on +91 1800 3000 0123, which then calls back from the automated system. Callers get to hear the Bollywood songs and the catch here is that Hindustan Unilever in between adds a lot of ads for soap and other products as a marketing strategy.
Popular dance and reality shows like “Dance India Dance” aired on Zee TV, and “Bigg Boss” on the Colours flash numbers associated with contestants on their shows. These numbers are a way to vote for your favourite contestants and save them to continue the show.