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Tracing a hotspot back to a phone by Roland Perry
Is there anything in the Wifi protocol which would allow me to discover more about a phone-with-a-portable-hotspot than just the SSID which its been given by the phone's owner? The MAC number or IMEI of the phone would be ideal, but is that something which is either available by default or on request? -- Roland Perry
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October 5th 15 03:36 PM
by chris Go to last post
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MMS fils downloaded - where did they go?! by Maurice
Using a Samsung Galaxy 3 Mini, I received 2 photos as MMS files. Could not at first download them, as only 2G signal at home, but here at Gatwick they did download. The question is: Where did the photos go? Cannot find them anywhere! :-( -- /\/\aurice (Replace "nomail.afraid" by "bcs" to reply by email)
October 2nd 15 02:28 PM
by Maurice Go to last post
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Question about using phone abroad by TrentSC
Apologies if this has been covered before... I'm travelling to the UAE and USA for a couple of weeks and will be taking my mobile with me (O2 Samsung Galaxy S5). Can I confirm that it'll work OK in both countries, please? Also, does anyone know the simplest/cheapest option for making & receiving calls and texts while I'm out there? I won't always have access to wifi, so I'd like to keep...
October 1st 15 07:44 PM
by Martin Brown Go to last post
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3 network dialup settings by perambulate
Hello I am connecting to the internet through an old vodafone pcmcia 3g data card with my 3 network sim card, so the vodafone card is apparenly not locked. The problem is it only connects for seconds or minutes before it quits receiving though it does not appear to disconnect on its status page. It is definitely connecting as I can check emails and download a wikipedia page. I have adjusted...
September 25th 15 11:58 AM
by Chronos[_2_] Go to last post
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How to find a sensitive phone/tablet? by [email protected]
We live in an area with marginal signal strength (poor for all the networks) and I also often use my phone roaming in France in areas where the signal strength is poor. I very often want to try new/different SIMs in a phone, currently I stick them in an old generic android phablet because the SIM slot is easy to access but the sensitivity is crap. It often says there is no signal when my...
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Samsung Galaxy3 Mini: How to make a certain screen layouit thedefault by Maurice
On my Galaxy3 Mini,having found the 'Time' app with it screen layout of time/calendar with 4 app icons, I would like to make this the default screen at Power On. (I power up just a few times a day.) Anyone know how to do that, please? -- /\/\aurice (Replace "nomail.afraid" by "bcs" to reply by email)
September 19th 15 04:31 PM
by Maurice Go to last post
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Finding plain Android lacks a few facilities by Murmansk[_2_]
I've just got a Motorola Moto X Play to replace my Samsung Galaxy S4. It's great to have a phone that can last 1 days before it needs charging rather than needing a topup mid-afternoon on day one! It's come as a bit of a culture shock to have a phone that's almost pure Android (5.1) - a lot of the stuff on my Samsung was clearly part of Samsung's software (Touchwiz?) What I miss so far...
September 18th 15 10:48 PM
by Bob Eager[_4_] Go to last post
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Stopping inadvertent ' Data Usage' within 'Tesco Mobile' Provider. by john west
Our provider is Tesco Mobile and we are on PAYG. We are not big users of any data-transfer, using it only for phone calls and the occasional receiving of a photo; when we at home using the wifi connection. Both the wife and I recently had all the credit wiped off our Tesco mobile accounts and the only thing we think of that can have happened is that we recently joined the Tesco International...
September 18th 15 06:55 PM
by Roger Mills[_2_] Go to last post
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PAYG Service Providers by David[_7_]
The only Service Provider that I can find offering what I consider a true PAYG service is Three - by a true PAYG service I mean where you pay for each phone call, text, and each MB of data. As long as you make the occasional call, the credit remains available until exhausted. However all the other Service Providers only seem to want to offer a monthly package which expires after 30 days -...
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September 17th 15 06:30 AM
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Samsung Galaxy III Mini will not stay powered off! by Maurice
If I hold the Power button down, then hit "Power Off" and 'OK' in the resultant menu, it does appear to power off. But a few seconds later it comes back on again! :-( Anyone know how to persuade it to STAY powered off, please? Many thanks... -- /\/\aurice (Retired in Surrey, UK) Registered Linux User #487649
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September 13th 15 12:28 PM
by Maurice Go to last post
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Can I get a non-expiring PAYG account? by liz
I have got my mum a super simple phone to take with her when she goes out for use in an emergency. On someone's recommendation, I was going to put a GiffGaff PAYG SIM in the phone but a prepayment expires in a month. I don't expect her to make a call more than once every month or two. Which alternative plans should I consider using?
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September 10th 15 12:22 PM
by S Viemeister[_2_] Go to last post
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Voice calls via WiFi by Maurice
Here near Hindhead the SO is having difficulty with the Vodaphone signal strength, and we're wondering if voice calls via our domestic WiFi would be the answer. I'm on Three, whose signal (2G, as no 3G) here is good, appear to have provided a free app to facilitate voice over WiFi: http://tinyurl.com/lawtgec Anyone know if Vodaphone have anything similar?
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September 9th 15 03:09 PM
by JoRob64[_2_] Go to last post
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Phone that requires 2G-only SIM by Roland Perry
According to the supplier this phone won't work if a 2G/3G SIM is used (let alone one that also has 4G): https://www.svp.co.uk/home-electronics/mobile-phones/world-s-smallest- phone-with-camera-mp3-bluetooth-unlocked-pink.html They justify the restriction by the following wording in the spec: "Supports all UK Network Service providers 2G Bands (Not compatible with 3G or 4G)"
September 9th 15 07:39 AM
by Roland Perry Go to last post
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18866 still recommended for cheap calls from mobiles? by pamela
I still can't properly absorb the fact that 0800s are free since July! Very many years ago I used to call an 0800 frommy Orange mobile to connect to 18866 and get cheap calls. For a long time it all stopped because 0800s from mobiles were charged for. Now the 0800s are free again although I don't see much discussion about how significant this is! Perhaps nowadays most people are on...
September 8th 15 12:36 PM
by chris Go to last post
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Porting foreign mobile numbers to a UK account by Maurice
Anyone know if it's possible to port a mobile number to a UK provider account from a foreign provider? (Or is it limited to UK--UK?) (Granddaughter from Singapore starting at UK university next month.) -- /\/\aurice (Replace "nomail.afraid" by "bcs" to reply by email)
August 30th 15 01:51 PM
by R. Mark Clayton[_2_] Go to last post
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Vodafone tethering by Dex
Just bought a Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 and for being a new customer they're giving me 50GB of data. Is tethering allowed? Sales person at the shop said I could tether but I received a text saying I've reached my monthly limit for using the internet abroad! Haven't left my town since buying it, let alone the country. Is it their way of saying not to tether?
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August 25th 15 05:30 PM
by Tweed Go to last post
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A question (OT because it's France) about Orange.fr pay as you go by [email protected]
Can anyone suggest where I can find what UK mobile provider accounts will give me access to the Orange France WiFi network? I was recently in France and in one place in particular the Orange WiFi hotspot signal was very good. It's a place I will be returning to so it would be good if I could use it. When I browsed through what it offered there was quite a long list of providers (i.e. non...
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Sainsbury offer by Woody[_4_]
For anyone interested Sainsburys are doing a phone charges offer that is probably as good as it gets. If you are a PAYG customer (8p/m calls, 4p texts and 5p/MB data) you can use your phone in 30 countries across Europe for the same prices and no charges to receive. There is no need to convert credit to an add-on like 3 and no 30 day expiry, just use it. Someone trying to beat 3 at their...
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August 21st 15 08:51 PM
by tim..... Go to last post
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Disappointed with Three - can't transfer from 3Pay to PAYG by David Rance[_3_]
I've noticed that Three gets mostly good reviews. I've been on 3Pay ever since I acquired a dongle for mobile Internet some five years ago. Actually I may have been originally on an earlier tariff still and was automatically transferred to 3Pay when that came in. I've noticed that Three now operate a newer tariff called Pay As You Go on Three which, for my purposes would be much cheaper...
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August 14th 15 08:38 PM
by David Rance[_3_] Go to last post
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Very impressed with Motorola Support by Roy Brown
My wife's Moto G 2nd Gen shut down for no obvious reason. I could reboot it, but then it would only run for 30 seconds, shutting down again in a shower of 'Unfortunately, xxx has stopped running' messages. Tried the long reboot, the super long reboot, the reboot holding two buttons at once.... nothing improved it. Even went for the cache clear, but I could not get past the 'Android in
August 12th 15 09:42 AM
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