aksha, please switch off that mobile and get back to work..., Raksha, please put the mobile off and spend time watching TV...., Raksha, if you don't stop now I will come and throw that mobile out of the window ..." said my mom in a frustrated tone.
"Mumma, how can you do that? How can you just throw off my iPhone out of the window? You know how costly it is, it will break into pieces". I was feeling sad.
Mom replied "Whole day you are stuck to that mobile. You don't do any other activity. Nowadays, you have started talking to your mobile. I am scared dear, you might just go mad one day. Please stop getting addicted to your mobile. Go out and have fun. Watch TV, read books, listen to music or cook something delicious like what your friend had prepared last time".
I replied "Mom don't worry, I am having as much fun with my mobile as much I would do by going out".
My mom did not understand. I told her to cool down and I took her into a different world. A world that she had never seen before. She always thought that I played games with my mobile.
I told my Mom what I do with my mobile.
I get up in the morning and log in to FaceBook and great all my friends a "Good Morning".
After breakfast, I watch TV using Internet on my mobile and watch some programs. I even watch movies and listen to songs. My mom was surprised when she actually saw this.
Then I showed her the number of e-books that I have downloaded. I told her that using Google we can get any information that we want. So I told her not to worry as I also read books online.
I logged in to my favorite music site and put my ear phones in my mom's ears and made her listen to my favorite song i.e. "ma, meri ma". Now she thought that I was trying to butter her.
She told me to go to kitchen and cook something which the whole family will enjoy for lunch. I quickly logged in to Raksha's Kitchen and went through the Jeera Rice recipe. I prepared Jeera Rice and served it to my family. My mom was surprised. She asked me how I learnt the recipe. I replied "from my mobile".
Then I showed my mom how to surf the Internet from mobile and how to download recipes. I told her that we can even see videos of the recipes being cooked from YouTube. She was appalled.
Later that night my mom ordered me to make some roti's for dinner. I agreed. Again my family was surprised. When they asked from whom I learnt them, I replied YouTube on my mobile :)
My mom then said "I know you can enjoy your life with your mobile. But see you should keep in touch with your friends".
I told her that I do that using fring.com. I showed her how I chat with my best friends daily and then I told her that I don't speak to my phone, but I speak to my friends using the Internet on my phone.
I got this iPhone from my dad after I stood first in my state in class 12th. Now I really don't want to loose this phone. My mom was still not convinced and said to me "Your college is re-opening next week. Don't you want to buy a new bag and new clothes for the first day at college?". I replied to my mom that I have already purchased and my order will be delivered next day morning through courier. Mom was surprised. She asked me how I did that. I told her how I used my debit card for purchasing bag and clothes online. I even told her how secure it was to use mobile Internet.
I got many awards after topping my state. I collected all that money and deposited in a bank. I also got a debit card from that bank and I can use my card at will. I told my mom that I can order anything from the Internet using Vodapone Mobile.
I then narrated an incident when I lost way one day while I was on the way from Bangalore to Goa and how Vodapone helped me find the way using GPS.
At night , I use my mobile to chat with my brother who is doing MS in USA. I connected my mobile to my computer and I told my mom that we can also access Internet by connecting the mobile to the computer. Then my mom was connected to my brother in USA and she started telling him how good and how much fun mobile internet on Vodapone is.
My mom was very very impressed and she was very happy. I knew now she would never tell me that she would throw my mobile out of the window or into the dustbin. Now she knew what all I do with my i-phone. I clicked a photo of my mom and me using my mobile and sent it to my brother using Vodapone mobile Internet.
We had a peaceful sleep that day and no more taunts and tantrums were thrown on me for using my mobile.
Next day when I woke up I was not able to find my mobile. I gave a missed call from our land line and it was found in the kitchen in my mom's hands. My worst dream came true and my mom was searching for recipes to prepare breakfast. Finally she found Oats Dosa recipe. My mom was very excited and told me how she logged on to Raksha's Kitchen and searched for the recipe.
I went and hugged my mom and told her that she is the best mom in the world.
Thank you Vodapone, due to this I was able to gift my mom the best gift for Mother's Day. That is how to use internet on mobile and how to have fun in life with mobile internet.
I won my mom's confidence and proved that Internet is real fun on the mobile.
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