Posts Tagged ‘microsoft’

Skype – Your payment is rejected.. your subscription is terminated

I used to have the “Unlimited Europe” subscription with Skype, so that I can call to landlines in Europe for free. I believe I have had this subscription for the last 3+ years.

Some days ago my monthly payment for the unlimited Europe was rejected due to some issues with my card, so I received two emails:

  • Your payment was rejected.
  • Your subscription is terminated and will stop in 3 days.

Can you imagine that? They did not let me fix the issue, they just canceled my subscription. Their e-mail is entitled:

Your subscription has been successfully cancelled

Thank you! I am very proud I successfully managed to cancel it..

Today, with my credit card working, I tried to reissue the payment and get my subscription back…

Guess what? The lady at customer support let me know it is IMPOSSIBLE and that I have to buy the subscription again, 1.5 euros per month more expensive.

This is how you treat a 3 years+ loyal customer 🙂

Microsoft Translator Bot (TBot)

Have you ever heard of Microsoft’s Translator Bot, known as TBot? It is a bot that you can add as a contact in your Windows Live (msn) account and can be used for automated translation. You just need to add as a friend. Read more here.

I post this because I was playing with TBot and I stepped into a very nice English to Greek Translation:

Tbot example translation

Everyone knows what “omg” stands for, right? Oh My God..

Well, “νεαρή κοπέλα” is “young girl” in Greek :-O.. Even TBot knows that:

TBot Translation 2

Windows 7 “Advertisment” : Surf the web or surf Hawaii

I haven’t laughed that much for a long time!

Microsoft, in an effort to convince the users to buy a PC (running Windows 7) over a Mac, launched the following advertisement where it compares several Macs with Windows 7 based PCs.

In principal, I agree with the concept; why paying so much money for a Mac? But:

  • Surf the web or surf Hawaii??? Using a Windows PC, aren’t you supposed to be able to surf the web also :-D? Maybe say “Surf the web, surf Hawaii, or both”!
  • They could use PCs with the same (or more similar) CPU with the respective Mac in order to be more convincing..

Anyway, Microsoft is fun.. and desperate (??). Do the math.