What can be done to improve user experience?

Sushubh

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This post was basically suggested by a dude on my instant messenger. I have been ranting on the net for long about services around me, which are not very user friendly. And he suggested that in addition to complaining about the lot, I should also ask and discuss what can be done to fix the issues. Now, we are basically not in a position to fix the issues we face dealing with companies. However, we can of course generate a lot of ideas, which can be implemented by people who can actually deliver the goods, which are user friendly and well useful! So, what I would do here is post the problems I face with services I use and how they can be improved upon. And I welcome you to do the same. However, be practical and avoid posting stuff like… I do not like to spend money on SMS. I want a free web service to let me spam out people’s Inbox with SMS for free… Raise the problem; discuss what is wrong with it and how it can be fixed!
 

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The first one related to booking online tickets for movies…PVR Cinemas are the dominating players in this segment in the city I live in. This post discuss the problems with online ticket booking on PVR Cinemas…Thank god, I can book tickets on this picture hall. The problem is that the idiots have a very tedious process of booking tickets. The last time I booked a ticket on PVR, they required me to provide them:1. Credit Card used to purchase the item2. A proof of my identityWorse, they required me to let them take a photocopy of both these items for safety purposes. I find no logical use of this. A credit card with my photo on it is good enough proof that I purchased the ticket online and I came to pick them up.Another problem is that I have doubts I can book a ticket online for let’s say ‘Rang De Basanti’ today. I am ready to pay for it if I can book a ticket for a movie show 9 days from today. Ok, the basic problem is that they might not have decided the show timings for this movie. But, that is not in my hands. I just want 2 tickets for this movie on the release date for any show during the night time. It becomes my problem if I find myself not free at that time. Maybe, let me cancel the booking online at max 2 days before the actual booked date. And cut a small fee as a fine. I am not sure. But it should be possible. How about it Mr. Ajay Bijlee?
 

Sushubh

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A follow-up for the PVR Movies related post…It would also be great to have a version for movie ticket bookings like the MakeMyTrip.com where I can book a ticket for a movie from any of the halls in my area as long as it matches my preferred timing and date schedule!
 


parth.paul

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Users can never be satisfied!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But atleast we can improve the customer service, if we talk about DELL, HP, IBM, Infosys etc are so much sucessfull only because of their strong customer service
 

Sushubh

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dell and customer support. bad stories i have heard.
 


Suraj

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QUOTE(Sushubh @ Aug 18 2006, 03:34 PM) [snapback]58925[/snapback]
dell and customer support. bad stories i have heard.
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well the "horse power" thingy was the classic ! heard about it?
 

Sushubh

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i remember the case where a customer just wanted a hub but was sold a commercial level router system for networking two computers at a home.
 

Suraj

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ok this one is hilarious.There is this tech support rep called dellThe customer had this small problem with his laptop, he wanted to replace the battery but no matter how hard he tried that thing wouldn't budge from its place.He calls this tech support asks him how to get that thing out of its place.The tech support guy tells him to apply some force, he shoots back how much i tried everything.The support guy tells him to hold on, goes to his superior tells him custy has a problem with his battery, who advices him to tell the customer to use 700 horsepowerSupport guy is happy goes and tells the customer to use 700 horsepower...The customer again shoots back, where do i find so many horses, the support guy instantly shoots back Dells accessories page to the customer and asks him to kindly chat with the sales guy. lol
 

pita

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I wish Customer support could use their brain and try out somthing like...Call me/user back (in next 20 mins), when average wait/hold time is more than 3 min.. I hate when my cell starts warming up my ear and I know I been holding too long and increasing my risk on brain tumors... If I do get sick - I will blame !dea cellular for it, by making me wait on cell phone for extended periods time, causing me stress, mental anxiety and thereby causing brain tumors
 

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