Wednesday, December 31, 2014

OnePlus One LTE Data Connectivity Issue

Issue: I am unable to connect to internet using data (3G/LTE) with my new OnePlus One phone

1. Check if data is enabled
    Settings --> Data usage --> Mobile data = ON

2. Check if APN settings is properly set
    Settings --> Mobile networks --> Preferred network type = LTE / 3G
    Settings --> Mobile networks --> Access Point Names = ATT Phone

Saturday, December 20, 2014

OnePlus One Invite

You may share an invite for others to use

Want an invite? You may submit a request for an invite here. If no invites available, you will be on waitlist and when it is available (when someone shares an invite here), you will receive invite by email on first come first serve basis
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Robinhood Commission Free Trade

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This trading platform will be available slowly to the public. Join the waitlist to get early access to this platform. Many have joined the waitlist. Join soon before everybody else gain access to this wonderful platform.

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What is Robinhood?
Robinhood is a stock brokerage. You can place orders using Robinhood to buy and sell stocks, and your self-directed orders will receive the best possible trade execution (across all stock exchanges).
Which financial products can I buy and sell using Robinhood?
You can use Robinhood to invest in publicly-traded companies and exchange-traded funds listed on US exchanges. This includes well over 5,000 securities.
How does my Robinhood account work with my bank account?
You can link your bank account with your Robinhood account, which allows you to transfer funds between your bank account and your Robinhood account. You can use these funds to buy and sell stocks. 
Is my Robinhood account protected?
Robinhood is a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), which protects securities customers of its members up to $500,000 (including $250,000 for claims for cash). Explanatory brochure available upon request or at
How is Robinhood similar to other online brokerages such as E*Trade, Schwab, and Scottrade?
Robinhood is similar to other brokerages in that it is a registered broker-dealer, member FINRA & SIPC.
How is Robinhood different from other online brokerages?
Robinhood started with a simple idea: using technology, we can re-think the way brokerages operate. We cut out the fat that makes other brokerages costly — legacy technology, hundreds of storefront locations, and paper-based accounting. And as a result, we radically reduced costs.

This means we don’t need to charge standard trade commissions or require minimum deposits for cash accounts. We’re committed to providing you with a convenient, cost efficient, and enjoyable trading experience.

Robinhood E*Trade Schwab Scottrade
Per Trade Commissions $0.00 $7.99-$9.99 $8.95 $7.00
Minimum Deposit $0.00 $500 $1000 $500
This information is based on company websites as of January 20, 2014. For more information, please see our Commission and Fee Schedule.
What does the name “Robinhood” mean?
Robinhood is not about “taking from the rich and giving to the poor.” Instead, it’s about allowing everyone to fully share in the fruits of capitalism. The name is our way of challenging the status quo. For most of history, institutional investors have had advantages that were unavailable to most individuals. We’re changing that with Robinhood.

What’s the story behind Robinhood?
The story of Robinhood begins almost a decade ago at Stanford University, where co-founders Vladimir Tenev and Baiju Bhatt were roommates & classmates. After spending long nights toiling on problem sets together, the two decided to pack their bags and head to Wall Street to build a company that made high-frequency trading platforms for some of the world’s largest financial institutions.

They soon learned that high frequency traders and electronic trading firms pay effectively nothing to place trades on the market. On the other hand, everyday investors were taxed up to $10 per trade. Baiju and Vladimir realized it was time to bring this advantage to everyone. By automating many of the costly duties that existing brokerages maintain as a holdover from the pre-Internet era, they could build a much more cost efficient and enjoyable brokerage. This was an opportunity and challenge they were very excited about.
How is Robinhood able to offer commission-free trading while others charge up to $10/trade?
Over the last decade, technology has enabled building the most efficient businesses in history. Building an automated, electronic brokerage from the ground up allows Robinhood to eliminate the costly touchpoints where other brokerages require human intervention or paper receipts. Rather than relying on primetime advertisements and costly brick-and-mortar storefronts, Robinhood maintains a lean bottom-line, allowing it to attract and retain customers far more cheaply.
How does Robinhood make money?
Robinhood will offer margin trading as well as API access, which will allow partnered developers to build applications in conjunction with Robinhood. Robinhood will also receive remuneration for providing trade volume in certain markets. In the future, we plan to offer premium services for active investors.

Robinhood is venture-funded by Google, Andreessen Horowitz and many others, which affords us the freedom to focus on building a wonderful brokerage experience rather than short-term profits.
How much money do I need to start trading?
Robinhood does not have a minimum account balance for cash accounts.

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

First Time in the US

Is this your first time to the US? Many things would have pulled your attention.

Length/Distance: feet/miles vs m/km

Weight: lb vs kg

Driving on the right side of the road is the right way

Power switch on is off and vice versa

Rubber vs eraser - When you write something wrong and you want to erase it, you use an eraser

Bill vs check - After dining at a restaurant you ask for check.

Apple doesn't sell PCs in the US. They instead sell Personal Computers!! PC means Windows Personal Computer

In movies, saving America is synonymous to saving the world

You better start liking football (Not soccer). Its American Football a lighter version of Rugby. Its called football because, its played with a foot length ball.

If you pay your credit card bill in full, some might think you are crazy because they think, why pay in full, when it says "minimum payment due" is far less. Don't be belittled. Just do what you think is right.

If you are on a visa, your legal duration of stay is determined by i-94 staples on your passport (now it is made online). The date mentioned on the i-94 takes priority over all the other documents you have (visa stamped on the passport, i797, offer letter, ead card etc).

The electronic power plug may not be the same as the one you used in your country. You might need power adaptor.

If you plan to get a mobile, don't be surprised if you get charged when you receive an SMS/Text. Outgoing and incoming calls are treated equally (called talk time).