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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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?
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another/same question: but specifically for the united states android phones

my previous question:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29105906/android-phone-both-internet-and-phone-at-same-time.html
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BACKGROUND
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).

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

Google Drive Metadata File Description
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My cousin ordered things on amazon And the account got locked will the things get sent to me still?
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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() {
            @Override
            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.
                    return;
                }*/
                startActivity(callIntent);
            }
        });
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I want to unlock my phone from Sprint.Can I do that?
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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.

Thanks!
    Shawn
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How come on both Android and IOS platforms there is not an app that can record a phone call to local storage? Is this something that is not allowed by both systems? Thanks
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How can I disable or remove Sha-1 and sha-256  from android phone causing  multiple security issues?
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Trying to use a windows 10 PC as speaker phone for Android Galaxy S7 cell phone.

I want to connect my cell phone to my PC and then use the microphone and speakers in the PC as a "speaker phone".  I thought it should be simple!

According to numerous utube videos, attaching a cell phone to a PC via bluetooth and then turning on "speaker phone" on the PC bluetooth settings is easy.  

However, after I make the bluetooth connection, I see none of the bluetooth options on the PC for doing this.  Unlike the interface shown on the videos (where speaker phone is an option), I only get the windows standard services page with options for 1) stdRouterservice , 2) SMS/MMS  and 3) Unknown Service.  

Am I missing something?  The bluetooth in the computer is older (2+) but I thought that only affected speed - not functionality?  Is there some software or setting or either side that I might be missing?  Do I need to get a newer bluetooth adapter for the PC?  I'm running Windows 10 Pro and Android version 7.0

Update:  Since writing the above, I have tried using a desktop PC and purchased the ASUS USB-BT400 Bluetooth adapter (Bluetooth level 4) for it.  I now have several more options available to me (e.g. playing the music on my cell phone to my PC, using my PC keyboard / mouse to control the cell phone, file transfer - but still no speakerphone option.  I have found this question posted on  a few other sites (including Microsoft support) - but no answers.  A few people said it …
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OnePlus 5 Android cell phone does not sync with my 2016 Prius 2. The bluetooth (phone and audio) connection works, but it is hard to dial out from the car because no contacts are transferred. There are over 500 contacts in the phone's contact app, and when I try to manually update to the car, the process crashes with an error message (generic, not meaningful) at about record 100.

Anyone have any ideas?
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Hi, we have Verizon wireless and using the zBoost - Directional Dual-Band Indoor Antenna
Model: YX027-PCS-CEL

It is getting old and not really helping boost the signal, what other better models are out there you recommend?
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We currently have MaaS360 and want to come away from that due to the limited functionality and lack of helpful features. We would require something that provides more control over the device. So that we can allow and restrict apps as necessary.

EDIT: We also push 3 apps currently and would require that feature as well. Something does a fairly good job at auditing the devices within the company.
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I bought a phone off kijjjiji and it turns out when I went to hook it up that it had been reported lost or stolen but yet there was no information about how to return it to owner so how can I still use this phone
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Just  bought  Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9,7 without Android 7.0 installed. Not I can't connector to my PC over wifi using Windows/Samba  connection.
File Expert hangs while trying to connector.
My old tablet with Android 4.4.2 connects  flawless.
Any suggestions?
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I have a samsung phone that wont take screenshots of certain apps, like banks, etc. It says "Cant take screenshot due to security policy".

Anyone know the setting to turn it off so I can take a screenshot?
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hi i  have an nandroid backup of my phone and i want to flash this backup by odin
 i have samsung phone
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Hello,
I'm experiencing strange behavior with Google Voice and any help/advice will be greatly appreciated. Basically, my problem is that I receive lots of wrong numbers calling in.  I can only conclude that wires are getting crossed/mixed up in the land of the internet somewhere. The Google Voice number in question is used for business purposes only.  The number has been assigned to us for years and the issue just started about two months ago, so i don't think the issue is related to someone else old number.  This problem is very difficult to deal with as I  sometimes have to answer in difficult situations only for it to be a wrong number. If anyone else experienced this issue and was able to resolve, or if anyone has any ideas to help me out, please share. Thank you!
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What does queried by IP address mean when dealing with phone numbers?
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A coworker asked me to plug in a speaker to my LG G5 at work today to see if the speaker worked. Once plugged in the phone turned right off and wouldn't come back on.  When started all that happens is a blue led blinking top right.  Screen does nothing. Tried power and volume down but nothing.  Verizon is sending me a new one under warranty but wondering if there is anything anyone knows of that i can try with it.  Hopefully the stuff backed up to my google account like it should but in case some of it didn't i figured id see if i could get this working.. Thanks for any advice in advance.
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This has just recently started happening.
On making or receiving a call my phone is switched to loudspeaker. The loudspeaker icon Is greyed out. Clicking the icon turns it green and the phone is still on loudspeaker. A second click greys the icon again and the phone reverts to normal operation. It's becoming annoying having to switch it every time.
I have moved a whole load of apps to the sd card, but I haven't loaded anything new recently.
Can anyone suggest how I can stop it being on loudspeaker for every call please?
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Any idea how to fix this error?
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My whatsapp mail id is by mistake choosed by my husband and his with my no. How can we change the mail account to our no. without loosing the previous data?
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Dear Verizon,
     I had a cell phone that did get kind of damp, so that did put it out of use. (Question: Do you know of ANY way to bring it back into use?)
     Now I did find this older model (Verizon (and I have been a Verizon customer for several years)) that did still works, so I am using it at the moment. When I did go to the Columbia, Maryland office (it's at 6480 Dobbin Center) and they said that they didn't have the proper tools - cable-S - ?? to move the phone No. from the cell phone (my older one that works) to a smart type phone that I now have. The older phones Model is: BST195ASE (it looks like that (small digits) and VZW: SAM650BATS. Since I am a Verizon customer it would seem logical that if they don't have one in-house they could get one from headquarters. HMMM ? ? ? ? I was told that it was a phone that was maybe eight years old. HMMM ? ? ? ? Do you have the proper equipment or ?? ***REMOVED BY MIT***
     Have a Good Day,
John Hamilton
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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.