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Network names by Roland Perry
I've just bought a new dual-SIM phone, almost the same model as the one I was using previously. Not a smartphone. The network names on the home screen, with the exact same SIMs have changed from: Virgin & Giffgaff to EE & O2UK. Is that because of a setting I can't find, or more fundamental. -- Roland Perry
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Yesterday 07:33 PM
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Stopping Google Syncing to/from Android Phone by CJB[_2_]
At the weekend I was setting up a new Android phone. My phone only contacts - about 50 - were transferred from an old Nokia to the Android via a SIM card. Easy. Then I switched on wifi and connected to my Google / Gmail account. Damn it Google - the Gmail account then downloaded (sync'd) ALL of my Gmail contacts onto the phone - many 100s of them - all email addresses and many out-of-date - and...
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Rogue Voicemails from Smart Phone by CJB[_2_]
My somewhat older than average lady friend has just acquired a Doro 8030. She is having some problems with it - basically because it does more than just make phone calls like her old phone. BUT when she calls me and maybe if I don't answer or the connection breaks like when a train goes through a tunnel my phone suddenly switches to voicemail. In the past we have agreed not to leave voicemails...
Yesterday 05:10 AM
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O2 3 Merger by R. Mark Clayton[_2_]
After over ten months the CMA has come to the same conclusion that took me less than ten seconds after I first heard about it: - http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/apr/11/uk-regulator-wants-european-commission-to-block-three-o2-deal no doubt they all got paid , to conclude the bl***ing obvious! Here is hoping it does not go ahead. O2 customer service has gradually improved since...
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May 11th 16 01:52 PM
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Data v voice calls technical question by Murmansk[_2_]
I notice that most mobile phone contracts seem to give you lots of minutes, limitless texts and limited data. This set me wondering. I seem to remember reading that the networks can reduce the quality of calls at times when the network is busy so I guess the same might be true of data but, all other things being equal, how much of a mobile network's resources are used up on a phone call...
May 9th 16 10:10 AM
by R. Mark Clayton[_2_] Go to last post
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Three S2 - transferring photos etc. to laptop by CJB[_2_]
Three S2 Skyphone I have a S2 - the BBC and other web sites no longer display due to HTML code changes. Skype doesn't work anymore and Microsoft has stolen my Skype credit. However I still use the S2 for tethering and taking photos. The latest problem though is how to transfer photos to a laptop. I tried conecting a USB cable to the phone and laptop - but all it wants to do is run PC Suite -...
May 7th 16 11:19 PM
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Doro 612 - SOS calls only with Giffgaff by CJB[_2_]
A friend lives in the Reading area. Her Doro 612 has a Giffgaff simcard. Up to early this year all was fine. Now the phone keeps cutting out and going to 'SOS Call Only' even during mid-call. She's tried a sim-swap and the same thing is happening. The Doro has been checked out by CPW and has been proclaimed 100% OK. My gut feeling is that the ariel connection inside is loose. But she says that...
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May 7th 16 05:44 PM
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Roaming in the EU by Christof Meerwald[_62_]
I am still a bit confused with the new EU regulation coming into effect this weekend regarding roaming charges... Are UK mobile phone operators generally only going to charge around 4.4p/min for making calls in the EU even if you don't have any minutes allowance? At least that's what EE http://explore.ee.co.uk/roaming/ee/france...
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May 6th 16 08:19 AM
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Huge price increases on Giffgaff by Clive Page[_4_]
Since nothing's been posted here (unless I missed it) and the details are only provided in a very obscure part of their website, I thought I should point out that Giffgaff are putting up most prices rather a lot on 23rd March. UK calls are going up from 10p/minute to 15p/min. The current reasonable data rate of 20p for up to 20MB/day is being abolished, and replaced by a flat rate of 5p/MB....
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May 1st 16 03:34 AM
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Non-replaceable batteries? by AnthonyL
So is Li-Ion technology so good now that the batteries really have a good lifetime or are we simply expected to replace the battery with a new phone every 2-3 yrs? Still running a Win CE 2007 phone which has got a bit outdated. -- AnthonyL
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April 30th 16 12:47 PM
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Making calls over wi-fi by Scott[_3_]
Friend has an iPhone running on EE with an option to make calls over wi-fi. I'm Vodafone using Samsung Galaxy S5 mini. There seems to be no such option. I have looked at the Vodafone site and am now confused. It seems they offer fhe facility with certain tariffs (with an ambiguous footnote which may or may not mean the facility is limited to business users) and only on a small number of...
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April 29th 16 05:34 PM
by Roland Perry Go to last post
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LG G4 charging from laptop USB port by Fredxxx
I have been told by a shop that repaired a G4 you shouldn't charge this phone from a PC or Laptop USB port. And that a consequence is an "expanding battery". Is this really true?
April 29th 16 04:06 PM
by R. Mark Clayton[_2_] Go to last post
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Another reason NOT to buy a Lunia. by R. Mark Clayton[_2_]
Back in December 2014, despite owning both Nokia and Skype, Microsoft quietly disabled it on non windows Nokia phones. Now they have unilaterally cut the cloud allocation that came 'included' in the price from 15Gb to 5Gb. Can Microsoft still be trusted? Will I buy a Lumia phone? Does the Pope live in Tehran?
April 23rd 16 08:35 AM
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Samsung Kies 3 by Scott[_3_]
I see there is a new version of Samsung Kies 3. I upgraded on my 'Admistrator' account (successfully) by when I tried to open the program on my 'User' (non-administrator) account it said there was an update available. I updated but again received the message there was an update. I uninstalled Kies 3 then reinstalled on my Administrator account but when I returned to my User account it still...
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Three Tethering Scam by CJB[_2_]
Three Tethering Scam I have a Three dongle and a '15 for 5GB per month' mobile dongle account.. All is fine except when I run out of data allowance when I have to resort to a fall back. (Top up isn't allowed). This fall back is a Three S2 Skyphone PAYG tethered to my lap top. However Three has now reduced the PAYG options. I usually do a 10 top up. This give me free 3-3 minutes and texts -...
April 4th 16 08:55 PM
by Chronos[_2_] Go to last post
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Phone advice by John Smith[_4_]
I've come to the end of an O2 contract with a Samsung Galaxy S4 and put the contract on monthly SIM only. I'd like like to get another phone as the S4 is rather slow and I've cracked the screen but didn't fancy another 24 month deal. I can get the Galaxy S6 for about 290 - is this a good deal or are there other phones I should look at - mostly interested in good screen and performance in...
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Galaxy S3 storage by Woody[_4_]
I have just been given a Galaxy S3. Can anyone tell me how to make it store photogrpahs received by MMS directly onto the SD card as my previous phone (Huawei) did? Or am I faced with having to manually move the pictures? --
April 2nd 16 09:10 AM
by Woody[_4_] Go to last post
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"MiFi" for overseas and vice-versa by AnthonyL
Travelling to Asian country about 1 month and looking at internet options. There will be some WiFi at various places but local sims with data are cheap and so are a couple of MiFi devices - well unlocked at around 30 plus 50p/Gb data. I am not sure how versatile these devices are in terms of their spectrum usage - I've been told 1.3 & 2.4GHz. Surely if a mobile phone handles data then they...
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April 2nd 16 05:29 AM
by Chris in Makati Go to last post
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Downloading SMS file from Samsung Galaxy 3 Mini to PC (Linux) by Maurice
Been trying to download a particular SMS message from a Samsung Galaxy 3 Mini to my PC (running Linux Mageia), but cannot find any. Have tried cpnnecting it via gMTP, also Linux file manager, both of which find all kinds of directories and files, but none of which appear to have the text messages.
March 31st 16 03:17 PM
by Bob[_7_] Go to last post
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How to recover deleted photos on LG G3? by eunchgre
The screen of my LG G3 was broken and I already bought an G4 to replace the old phone. However, I need to get back my photos from the broken device. I can't get into the system so what to do to let me access the photos from G3. They are very important for me. Please advice!
March 27th 16 12:39 AM
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