ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

SMS from Royal Insurance Corporation

In today's print version of Kuensel, RICBL announces that they will be sending SMS messages to their customers to inform them of different notices (such as due date notice, reminder of an upcoming renewal date, and acknowledgment of policy). They encourage the customers to make sure their mobile phones linked to their Insurance accounts are correct.

Unfortunately, this ad, like all ads in the print version of Kuensel, do not appear on Kuensel Online (the online ads are separate). I searched the RICBL website for this news item and the details, and finally discovered it in the General Notice area (a button in the middle left column). The information is a bit hard to read, as the text was designed to blink frequently...

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