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Five digit shortcode voice call by John Smith[_5_]
I've been asked to join a conference call using a five digit short code and a pin number. can this be called from a landline as well as a mobile? And is it billed at the normal rates say from national calls presuming the company (which asked for the call) is not charging a premium for this number?
June 28th 16 11:09 PM
by Graham.[_10_] Go to last post
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Mobile data SIM problem by Daniel James[_2_]
Lots of mobile comms folk here, I wonder whether any of you can help with something that's been vexing me? I've just taken delivery of a nice new Lenovo Thinkpad with a 4G data card in it. There's a little SIM card tray that takes a micro-SIM and pokes into a USB-sized hole in one side, where it engages with a receptacle on the motherboard (some distance away from the actual M.2 LTE modem...
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June 23rd 16 06:17 AM
by Someone Somewhere Go to last post
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Data heavy PAYG by Roland Perry
I'm helping someone newly arrived in the country select a SIM, but the industry's confusion pricing isn't helping. They already have an unlocked iPhone, and have a preference (which I could shift) for EE based on that being the network which their foreign SIM currently most often roams to. They strongly dislike the prospect of any credit they have expiring at the end of the month.
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June 23rd 16 12:37 AM
by Daniel James[_2_] Go to last post
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O2 quickie divorce by Adrian Caspersz
Cancelling a device paid up phone contract today, O2 gave me a curious choice Either 1. give 30 days notice, or 2. convert phone number into "pay as you go", cancels the contract and leaves me with a sim card I can stuff in the bottom of my non-matching sock drawer.
June 22nd 16 10:56 AM
by R. Mark Clayton[_2_] Go to last post
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How to opt out of nuisance calls to your mobile - with one free text by Allan
How to opt out of nuisance calls to your mobile - with one free text 27 May 2016 Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/26/the-new-texting-service-that-could-spell-the-end-of-nuisance-cal/ Millions of mobile phone users can now send a free* text message to opt out of unsolicited sales and marketing calls under a new campaign by telecoms watchdogs to end the practice. And ofcom's...
June 19th 16 04:09 PM
by Mark[_8_] Go to last post
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Mayor and Costly Flaw in Android OS by CJB[_2_]
There is a major flaw with Android and the Doro 8030 implementation. AND ITS COST ME A FORTUNE - actually most of the initial topup of £10. When I bought the Doro 8030 it came with a compulsory £10 topup with O2. This could have been useful to use to 'learn' the phone before installing my original Giffgaff SIM card. However there is a major flaw / 'bug' in the Android OS. Perhaps this a...
June 17th 16 01:32 AM
by Rob Morley Go to last post
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Mobile tarrifs don't make sense by Mr Macaw
I pay 5 a month for 4 hours of calls, but if I go over 4 hours, they charge 40p a minute!? That's 5 for the first 4 hours, then 100 for the next 4 hours?!? So, I can change tarrif to 8 a month for 16 hours of calls, but it won't take effect until the next billing month? WTF? Are they doing this on purpose? I will be making an angry call to them when they open on Monday (Virgin Media).
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June 15th 16 08:19 AM
by Someone Somewhere Go to last post
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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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June 13th 16 06:38 AM
by Someone Somewhere Go to last post
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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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June 9th 16 04:31 PM
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Virgin Mobile 08 calls by DrTeeth
Hi, I'll ask here rather than chatting to the Indian call centre. I am just moving to VM on a SIM only deal. My tariff includes 1000 regular minutes and 1000 minutes for 08 numbers. It is not crystal clear from the blurb, but am I correct in assuming that it means *all* 08 numbers, like 0844 and 0871 etc? It seems an awfully handy inclusion and makes it much cheaper using my mobile for calling...
June 9th 16 12:39 PM
by DrTeeth Go to last post
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Feel at Home with '3' Data SIMs by Roger Mills[_2_]
I see that 7dayshop are offering a '3' 12GB (or 12 month) data SIM for 23.49, and are plugging the ability to use it in any of the 19 'Feel at Home' countries. Does anyone know whether this applies to earlier '3' data SIMs? I've got quite a stock of 1GB (30 day) SIMs which I bought when Currys were selling them for 3 each. Is there any reason why one of those may not work in my mobile...
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June 6th 16 01:32 PM
by Roger Mills[_2_] Go to last post
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Life Mobile Voicemail by Phil[_2_]
Just moved to Life mobile. Just wondering if there's a way of extending the time before voicemail picks up a call? I think when I was on EE there was a code you typed in. Is there something similar on Life Mobile? Thanks in advance. -- ----Android NewsGroup Reader----
June 5th 16 02:55 PM
by Phil[_2_] Go to last post
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How to turn off "diverting active" message (old Samsung smartphone) by Mr Macaw
Do you have voicemail on your mobile? If so, when you make a call, does it pester you with a message saying "diverts active"? There must be a way to turn that message off (without disabling voicemail), as it gets in the way when I'm trying to turn on speakerphone before someone answers.
June 3rd 16 04:25 PM
by Mr Macaw Go to last post
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Aznog? by Roger Mills[_2_]
I received a couple of unsolicited texts today containing an activation code for Aznog. I'd never heard of Aznog - and certainly hadn't signed up for anything - but a quick Google suggests that it's some sort of VoIP service which allows free calls (albeit limited to 2 minutes at a time) to be made from a mobile phone to other mobiles and landlines - both in the UK and a list of other...
June 1st 16 07:50 PM
by Roger Mills[_2_] Go to last post
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Mobile mast locations? by Gareth Evans
Hi, I've done a number of searches on google for Mobile mast locations without any luck. I have bad reception at my home and would like to know where the nearest mobile telephone mast is located. Is there some public map available? Gareth
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May 30th 16 10:49 AM
by JonathanChristchurch Go to last post
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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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May 27th 16 08:52 PM
by Roy Brown Go to last post
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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...
May 27th 16 05:10 AM
by Chronos[_2_] Go to last post
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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
by CJB[_2_] Go to last post
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