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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Take a measurement if all you have available is a cell phone.

The other day, I wanted to take a measurement of some rubber pads that are screwed into the underside of a portable set of bleachers in the gymnasium of my church. I did not have a tape measure and so I did the next best thing and took the picture attached to this message.

Ideally, I would like to find an app, that will allow me to get an accurate measurement when all I have with me is a cell phone.

I have tested several apps in the past and so far haven't identified anything that really works, so some assistance here is greatly appreciated.
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Google's keyboard replacement is excellent because it contains both a clipboard tool as well as a tool for inserting gifs.

However, it poses a challenge that I have been unable to resolve so far.

If I am forwarding an e-mail and go to "insert text", There appears to be no way to move the existing text to the next line.

This is because of the blue button on the keyboard that starts out as a 'new-line' or 'return' key, but changes to a 'send' key instead.

Thanks for Nobus for correcting my terminology here.

Assistance in further clarifying the potential solution to this problem is greatly appreciated.
Other than Factory Reset, what precautions can I use to DEEPLY erase a used Android Phone that I've gotten?  Need some EXTRA level of erasing before I apply all my data to it.

One idea that occurred to me: activate phone with a dummy account.  Turn on video, and just let it run until all the memory has been written over.

Then: Factory Reset again, add REAL account.

What's a good way?

Many thanks,

Our Android phone keeps losing its messaging function. It will receive notices about Gmail, but if we're waiting for a notification to come in from say twitter, because we need a code to help us log in, that type of message isn't arriving.

We've fixed it a few times by going into apps, then messaging, and deleting the cache and storage, then rebooting. But it's a huge pain to have to do that, and it takes 15 minutes or more for that to work.

Anything we can do?
Say, I have an android Black Berry Key one with Google Backups enabled. I'm after restoring a backup of my call logs from 5 months ago.
How do I go about this? tx Shaun
A friend had a medical event last week and the pastor sent a text message to me and 6 others. I never got the original text asking us to pray for the guy. I only got the reply message sent to the pastor by three of the 6 others. When I go to the message it gives me the pastors phone number and half the phone number of one of the others. I'm not finding a way to see who the others are since if I reply they all will get my messages. i'd like to know who the others are. It's a ZTE phone. There are very tiny icons for each of the 6 people but no access I see to their phone number or name. I don't want to send text to a group of 6 when I don't know who they all are. Any ideas without having to ask who the other 6 are? Because the pastor won't reveal that. We all are in his address book or contact list and he sends out messages that are of interest to all of us. Thanks.
We send bulk SMS appointment reminders and recently have had an increase in customers getting them converted to emojis as they are effectively emoticons. So an appointment time containing a colon separator such as "10:05" appears on the recipient's phone with the emoji equivalent of :0 in the midst of the message.

I understand that the conversion is down to local settings on the phone but is there anyway to code the message that says "only display me as text" as the sender?

Needs to work for any recipient, can't send an image as an alternative.
Hello Phone Experts!

I recently purchased an Android smart phone, and I really love it. A friend of mine would like to also upgrade her phone and would prefer to upgrade to an Apple IOS phone. Specifically to one of the newest Apple 11 phones. She is very familiar with the IOS interface since she also has an Ipod touch, so that explains her favoritism of Apple.
So we are wondering, should she order her IPhone 11 online through Apple corporation, or should she instead place an order through her current carrier who is horizon? I also imagine she could also buy it through Best Buy. Anyway does anyone have any advice on the best approach to purchasing the phone?
How can I send a text from my computer to a mobile phone number if I do not know the name of the carrier?
The user has moved into a new apartment.  They brought their Panasonic wireless home phone system, with a base station and two satellite phones with them.  

They would like to just give everybody they know only their cell phone number.  They need an adapter that would transfer all the cell phone calls to their Panasonic system.  This way they have the convenience of the Panasonic stations, and don't have to carry around a cell phone all day.

What is a good unit that will do this?

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Hi Experts, I have been using a Windows Phone for the past 5 years and have finally decided to move on to an Android or Apple based cell phone. I think it is ridiculous to pay $1000 or over for a cell phone, so I would like to keep it in the $600 or below price range. I have an IPod touch so I am familiar with the Apple IOS interface. Here are some of the features I would like in a new smart phone.

- Good Camera
- Long Battery life
- I would like to use Face time (I think this is a Facebook app, so possibly the type of phone does not matter)
- I would like to use GPS on the phone for driving. Possibly this is also hardware independent.
- A larger screen would be nice rather than the small screen on the original Apple phones.
- I prefer to use Verizon
- The ability to display images from my phone onto my big screen tv (I don't know how to do that yet, possibly it is a hardware attachement or a specific app)
A small conferencing center needs help boosting their AT&T cell phone signal.
They are in a wooded area, and it's an old building, with metal mesh in the exterior walls, and several fireplaces with stone walls. There's a big kitchen at one end.
The building is long, maybe 200 feet from end to end.

Can a building have more than one booster?
Which one should I get?

I saw a pretty persuasive web page from Wilson Amplifiers, that placed high on a DuckDuckGo search.

Today, I had an interesting experience. I had left my phone plugged-in and attached to the windshield of my car while I was in a gymnasium at my church.

I noticed some kids that didn't look like the usual crowd gathering inside the gym but didn't really think anything of it until I got back outside to my car.

I received a message that the firmware on my phone had been flashed with an unsupported version.

The message soon went away, and the phone proceeded through some significant updating.  It had a percentage in the middle of a rotating wheel with dots around the outside of it.

Since my phone is back to normal now, nothing appears to be wrong, but I am still concerned none-the-less.

It is a Galaxy Note 8.

I need some tips on how to check to see if I have the correct firmware for my device since I am no longer getting any messages to the contrary?
Looking to upgrade my wife's iPhone 6 to a 7 plus or 8 plus.  I generally buy used phones if they cost enough less than new.  Is this a good strategy?  Second question is if 8 plus is worth the extra cost. I looked over the specs and many of them are the same.  She enjoys her iPhone but she's not a power user.  Likes the idea of a larger screen mostly.  Also looking for any suggestions as to good places to buy a used phone.  We use Consumer Cellular which is AT&T.
What needs to be done on a mobile phone (cell phone) before it can be used as a hotspot?
Do I need to contact the carrier?
Hi,  I have a client that has an on prem Exchange server.  They have 8 or so domains.  Each user at the company can receive email at any of the domains, into their primary mailbox and reply as the user the email it was sent to, without having to select reply as or anything else (Using Exclaimer Send As tool).  They can also create new emails from any of the domains by selecting a dropdown (Exclaimer add in).  

All of this works ok, except when users are not using outlook with the add in installed (OWA, cell phone, etc.)

Client is considering moving to O365 Hosted Exchange but does not want to lose this functionality.  And furthermore would like to be able to do the same from OWA and cell phones.  

Has anyone seen a solution to this that is compatible with O365 Hosted Exchange?

Thank you!
I have been investigating the flagship phones from the Chinese brands. Specifically looking at the Xiaomi Mi9T. I know it isn't quite as good as the 1plus offering, but wondering if anyone has any experience with these phones compared to the likes of other popular Android phones such as Samsung? The websites that compare performance seem to show they are fairly close.

FYI Only looking/comparing Android phones, not into iPhones.

Problems with Verizon voice and text over WiFi.

I'm having very little luck making this reliably work.  Several of my clients are in x-ray and surgical facilities with week cell signals, so we are trying to use Verizon's text/calling over Wifi.  It's been hard to troubleshoot because the results seem almost random.  About half the time you try to send a text, it just gets stuck on sending and never goes through.  Next time, it will work fine.  Calls are the same way, sending and receiving.

I've tried putting the phone in airplane mode, then turning WiFi back on, essentially turning off the cell service.  Everything seems to work fine, which means the WiFi part is working...  right?  If I turn off WiFi to force it to use cell, as long as you're in a spot that gets cell service, that works fine as well.  So... both WiFi and cellular texting and calling are working.  If I turn everything back on, it goes back to not working at least half the time.

This is occurring in multiple locations.  The setups are similar, Ubiquity WiFi and Sonicwall routers.  Both companies say it's not them and I've tried all of the setting suggestions I could find.  Verizon has not been helpful at all.  Very difficult to troubleshoot because of the inconsistency.  I've walked out multiple times thinking that it was "fixed," only to have it start reoccurring the next day.

Is anyone else experiencing issues like this?  I'm starting to think that the Verizon technology is not quite there yet …
I got a new Samsung 10e today.  I used the Samsung Switch app to transfer everything from my S8.

The problem is I have contacts that I have not had for at least two years are back.  When I click on them the details state it is from Touchdown-Exchange.  Which I used to use.  I checked my apps and that app is not installed on the phone.  

How is this possible?

How do I fix/delete it?
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Say, a cell phone needs to be secured to ensure that it remains tethered to a desk. It is to be used by a senior citizen who has some memory loss. The tethering device should have the following criteria: 1. not impede the use of the phone 2. preferably have a curly cord to allow for the user to bring the phone closer to them as needed  3. have a +-45 degree holder for the cell phone to be mounted on during use. The primary function is for Skype and Video chat and viewing pictures on the phone. The user is not expected to actually use the phone much. 4. the device should be obtainable either via mail order or at an outlet in South Africa. 5. this is merely a restraining cord to be attached to the device to the cellphone to keep it at the desk where it would be used.
Cost of the device is also a factor.
We are starting to roll out Maas360 through Verizon at our company.  I have everything setup correctly i think as per this youtube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQlm7gksshE&feature=youtu.be

The Apple DEP is working and my devices show up in the Maas360 Portal after registering them in the Apple Business Portal.  I have one security policy setup that should lock the phone down for public use.  I want to remove all app's but for a select few Apple ones and then add 3-4 apps from the App Store like Verizon Push to Talk and Google Maps.

I have a policy setup that locks the phone down and i see in settings that MaaS360 is installed and the restrictions are in place.  When i start the phone and activate it the Remote Management screen comes up and configures the device, allows me to set the passcode and AppleID and then releases to the home screen when it downloads the MaaS360 app.

One thing i have noticed off the bat is i don't have to put the passcode in during setup (It should be enforced) and if i do not the phone shows in the portal as not having a passcode but the MaaS360 is not enforcing it or requesting one to be setup.

The other more pressing issue is its not downloading the additional apps that i have specified in the policy and added to the app catalog.  It also does not download the app MaaS360 catalog app to allow me to manually install them and since the Apple App Store is restricted i have no way of adding the apps.  Has anyone seen this …

I have a coexistence of exchange 2010 and 2013.  After installing a certificate on the 2013 server i have lost email connectivity with cell phones and I am not sure how to correct this issue.

I am also considering backing out of the coexistence by uninstalling 2013, making sure that 2010 is healthy and trying the upgrade again.

Any assistance is appreciated.

thank you,
I have many voicemails that I transferred from my Android phone Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with a file extension .smil. that I can not listen to . Can you advise me on what to use in order to listen to them? Also, why does the voice mail gets recorded in this file extension not other ones like .avi or .mp3?  Thank you
I'm after recommendations for a sim card for Travelling to Europe, specifically Portugal, England, France, Switzerland and Italy.

Just want something that is predominantly for data but has enough phone credit for calling ahead to hotels, restaurants etc.  It also needs to work across all the countries without having to change all the time.
I need a phone with the following features for no more than $400 if possible.

Assistance in finding this device is greatly appreciated.

wireless charging
6.01 screen size or larger

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.