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, June 23, 2011

BPC moves to new IT system: double-check this month's bill

The other day we received the BPC monthly bill. The amount seemed a bit high, so I looked more carefully and discovered an "outstanding payment" for last month plus a penalty. Luckily, I remembered that I did pay last month's bill and even had the receipt. Going to BPC I learned that the error is not just in our bill, but in many people's bills. Apparently BPC moved to a new IT system which caused some glitches.

So: check this month's bill carefully. If you can't find last month's receipt (and you did pay!), you'll have to ask BPC's IT division to pull it from their system.

By the way - I tried to look up BPC's website for a notice (their website is extremely slow to load) but found nothing.

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