Cell Phones

A cellular phone (also known as a mobile phone, cell phone, hand phone, or simply a phone) is a telephone that can make and receive telephone calls over a radio link while moving around a wide geographic area by connecting to a cellular network provided by a mobile phone operator, allowing access to the public telephone network. Mobile phones that offer services such as text messaging, email, Internet access, business applications, gaming, photography and more general computing capabilities are referred to as smartphones.

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Hi everyone. I have an Android 7 device. It's not rooted. I need a file manager/utility that allows me to view the files & folders of the root directory; specifically the System and Data partitions. I don't need 'Write' permissions, just Read-Only. I want to copy some files. In other words, I don't want to root the device. I just need read-only access. I would prefer a file manager type app but I'm open to other methods.

I have tried Solid Explorer. It shows the System Partition but not the Data partition. Thanks.
I am certain that the majority of cellphone users are annoyed by the number of solicitation calls that they receive. I know that I am annoyed for sure. The great majority of the calls in question display numbers that cannot be reached. Is it not possible for, at the customer's request, have the carrier determine if the number calling my phone is one that can be reached by me? And if it is not reachable by me then do NOT put the call through at all.  End of problem. These days when data related things are happening at lightning speed it would be a feature that would take less than 1 second to do the check. Seems like a wonderful idea to me. I'd actually be more than happy to pay an additional monthly fee for this service. Are there any cellphone technicians that can tell me why this would not be possible?
Galaxy s6
android 7

pressing the home button may have completely broke

finger print in home button works all the time to log in

now I press delete key to go back

I tried restarting and powering off

I want to fix phone without resetting phone
My Samsung S7 (T-Mobile) won't boot up. I've been trying all the recommendations here https://thedroidguy.com/2018/05/fix-samsung-galaxy-s7-wont-boot-android-7-nougat-update-troubleshooting-guide-1069678 but can't get anything to work. It was working perfectly fine and at 60% battery, I put it back in my pocket and took it back out and it was just a black screen.

I have tried two different chargers and let it charge for at least one hour. When I try to recovery boot by holding down the Home key and Volume Up at the same time I see the blue "Recovery booting" text but then it still won't boot.

I'm on chat with T-Mobile trying to figure it out but nothing insightful yet. Has anyone else run into this or know how to get this darn thing to turn on?
Hi, I have a bunch of video clips on my Android phone that we took on vacation.  I would like to combine them into a single video.  Any suggestions for an easy to use program that can do that?
I just loaded a video family file to my Samsung phone and the video played fine.  I'm just wondering what app is playing it.  Is there any way to find out?
another/same question: but specifically for the united states android phones

my previous question:
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Google Drive
Google Chrome Desktop Browser

I have an app on my phone that uploads a file from my phone to my Google Drive account. Prior to uploading that file, I enter text information to a "description" field that the app provides for that file .

From a "Desktop" version of the Chrome browser, when I view the file in my Google Drive files area, I must Right-Click the file and select, "View Details" (see attached image). Then, in the browser, a Right Sidebar appears and in the "Details" tab, you can see the text "description" [Metadata] that I had entered from the app on my phone ("File notes show up here" in the attached image).

How to Preserve File Metadata when Downloading from Google "Drive"

Google Drive Metadata File Description
This phone for a friend in Asia.

Some other persons have given their opinion that such a cheap phone will have an ancient version of Android. Throw it in the trash can or spend more.

Opinions on this phone?

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which united states android prepaid phones service providers allow customer to speak on phone and go on internet at the same time

sprint/(boost mobile) does not allow both
lg k 20 plus
metro pcs united states monthly plan

is this phone better than samsung galaxy s6

do they both have same android os version
When I call out on my Samsung S8 if the Bluetooth is turned on they cannot hear me.  It is a known problem.  They are shipping me a new phone.

Should I keep the new sim card and use Samsung Smart Switch to transfer my data just in case the problem is on the sim card?
How to Scan a barcode into my iPhone 7

I got a BlueTooth kit with no manual or anything.

It says "Having Trouble?"

Scan to Get Help

and shows a barcode.

I have not ever used my iPhone to scan a barcode and need to know what to do.

My buddy has 20+ iPhone 7 phones on a corporate Verizon plan, one of the employees left, and he needs a way to RESET the phone since the prior employee will not provide the password

How can he RESET an iPhone 7 phone so it can be reissued to a different employee ?

It is OK if he cannot keep the current phone number
My cousin ordered things on amazon And the account got locked will the things get sent to me still?
My 7 was stolen and looking to upgrade to a 10.

Is there a case with a chain or something to prevent me from losing my phone.

I have a chain wallet and I want something similar for iPhone .
I used following code for phone call.But the call is not working .can anyone help me? I also given manfest Call Phone permission.

 call = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.GuestPhoneNo1);
        call.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            public void onClick(View view) {
                String no = call.getText().toString();
            //    Toast.makeText(Accepted_Details.this, no, Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
                Intent callIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_CALL);
                callIntent.setData(Uri.parse("tel:" + no));

                /*if (ActivityCompat.checkSelfPermission(Accepted_Details.this, Manifest.permission.CALL_PHONE) != PackageManager.PERMISSION_GRANTED) {
                    // TODO: Consider calling
                    //    ActivityCompat#requestPermissions
                    // here to request the missing permissions, and then overriding
                    //   public void onRequestPermissionsResult(int requestCode, String[] permissions,
                    //                                          int[] grantResults)
                    // to handle the case where the user grants the permission. See the documentation
                    // for ActivityCompat#requestPermissions for more details.
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I want to unlock my phone from Sprint.Can I do that?
I would like the best way to text from a desktop or laptop PC without knowing the carrier?
There are a few ways to send a text message from any PC but you have to know the person's smartphone carrier.
Then you create an email to the person's cell phone number followed by "@" and the carrier's domain.
But unlike a cell phone, there is no need to lookup the carrier.
I have about 180 physicians with their independently owned smartphones, and I would like to send a text to all of them or a small fraction of them.   I would like to do this from Windows 7, or 8 or 10.
Thank you.
Have a verizon plan for 1 cell phone  and 2 GB of data per month.  Comes to 75 bucks a month.  Added 1 more line to the account which will be an extra $20 plus I bumped up to share 4GB for both devices which increased the monthy fee by $15.    I look at my bill and there is an account access fee for $50 and a line fee for $40.  What are these and are there any recurring monthly fees that they didn't tell me about?
Setup a new DSL residential modem yesterday, and was getting 512Kbps down with 70ms and 0% dropped.  Connected 2 smart phones and still working great.  The 3rd phone is a LG V30, and when it connects the DSL drops 35%+ packets and has 3000ms latency.  As soon as I disconnect the wireless at that phone everything is fine again.  I can repeat this with 100% confidence.  On the LG V30, I installed Norton Mobile security and scanned the apps = No problems found.  The DSL is unusable for viewing websites or downloads while the LG V30 is connected.

What is the best way to determine the cause on the Android phone?  Do Android updates download automatically in the background when connected to WiFi?
How to block a phone number (text or phone call) using TrueCaller?

We downloaded, installed the program successfully. Today two incoming text messages were caught by TrueCaller and we had choices, view, block, etc. We first used to Google to try to identify the senders and then let TrueCaller block them.
Then a 3rd text comes in from a phone number with a different area code than the first two. This one did not cause TrueCaller to open and catch the call. We have searched all programs on the phone and all sites inside of Google Play and we can not find TrueCaller.
As well as watching videos on how to use TrueCaller. If it fails to open itself when a call or text comes in we are not able to find the program.

The only feature we desire is to be able to open the program and insert an undesired number. These numbers may have originally been a phone call or a text. Some of our received text have 6 digit numbers and others have the complete phone number.
Any help?
Hello experts, I've got a ZTE model Z933. A while back, my wi-fi stopped working on it for some unknown reason. I took it to my local Telus dealer and they couldn't figure it out - they said I would have to reinstall the OS. That seemed painful as I'd lose all my stuff on my phone (music, contacts, pictures, apps) and have to put it all back on after. Anyway, I don't use wi-fi often on my phone, but I think I will soon have a need to so I'd like to get it resolved (in the easiest way possible!).
    Here's how it's behaving now - when I go to my "Settings", and click the slider button for "Wifi" over to the ON position, it goes to ON, but it doesn't turn blue and activate like it used to. If I just click on "Wifi" itself to go into that screen, it says "To see available networks, turn wifi on" (whereas before it would always show any networks it detected). From that screen, if I click the slider button over from OFF to ON, it flashes blue VERY briefly, goes to ON... but is not blue.
   Can anyone offer any advice please? I have android version 4.3.


Cell Phones

A cellular phone (also known as a mobile phone, cell phone, hand phone, or simply a phone) is a telephone that can make and receive telephone calls over a radio link while moving around a wide geographic area by connecting to a cellular network provided by a mobile phone operator, allowing access to the public telephone network. Mobile phones that offer services such as text messaging, email, Internet access, business applications, gaming, photography and more general computing capabilities are referred to as smartphones.