[AI] information about Special ATM card for VH in SBI (my experience using normal ATM card)
vishnu.ramchandani at mphasis.com
Mon Aug 9 23:41:13 EDT 2010
I have my salary account with SBI with all the facilities such as ATM,
net banking, cheque books, etc. Let me share my experience using normal
ATM card in talking ATM machine.
Some days back, coincidentally, the machine which I used for cash
withdrawal was the talking machine. My wife and I entered in the cabin,
inserted the card. My wife gave the desired input till the 'entering pin
number' option is not arrived. As soon as the 'pin number' option is
displayed on the screen, suddenly, the machine started talking to us:
"welcome to SBI, please enter your secret pin number". Wow! I became
delighted! But what is this! After entering the desired number, The
machine stopped talking to us! Oh no! Finally, we entered the desired
amount for cash withdrawal. And here once again the machine told us (in
voice) to wait till our transaction is being processed. The card came
out (automatically) from the machine and finally, the good computerised
voice thanked us for using SBI...
I wonder what will happen if I use special ATM card in that machine!
From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
[mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of harish
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2010 8:57 PM
To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
Subject: Re: [AI] information about Special ATM card for VH in SBI
Two things come into my mind.
1 Can an able bodied use that machine or is it for exclusive use of the
blind or rather it could be operated with those special cards. If the
able bodied would not be able to use it then it would be another
irritant. There would be nobody attending to it if there is a problem
with it. It would also mean that it would be a horrible business case
and would go against us in the long run.
2 If the operation is permitted with those special VRC cards, it would
also mean blind persons of other banks would also not be able to use
despite it would be their neighbourhoodd branch.
Anyone clarrifying this as well.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vamshi G" <gvamshiai at gmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2010 6:21 PM
Subject: [AI] information about Special ATM card for VH in SBI
> Dear friends,
> As we all remember, SBI is introducing special ATM cards for it's VH
> customers. I have gathered some information in this regard.
> There is a talking ATM in Delhi. One of my friends, who is an
> SBI, has tried to operate it with his normal ATM card. But it didn't
> Later on, he has found out from the concerned department that there
> a special ATM card by name VRC, which may stand for voice recognition
> which is required for operating the talking ATM. He has applied for
> card and is likely to get it in the next week. Once he gets it, he
> will try it out and give some feedback.
> In this regard, his officials have asked him to test the ATM and give
> feedback so that they can make the necessary adjustments for making it
> user friendly for VH customers. So, I request all talking ATM users
> list to provide inputs as to what are the standards that have to be
> to make the talking ATM suitable for VH persons.
> One good thing that SBI has done is to make a VH employee test the
> And since we have access to him, let's give our inputs in this regard.
> Vamshi G
> M: +91 9949349497
> R: +91 877 2243861
> Skype: gvamshi81
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