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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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?
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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?
Thanks
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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?
Thanks
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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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Android App
Google Drive
Google Chrome Desktop Browser

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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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?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075KHK2XR/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza
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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
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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
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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?
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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.

Thanks
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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
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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 .
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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.
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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?
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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?
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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?
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We use five 9 for our main call center and we want to expand to another state but we just want to hire someone or company that take the inbound call and out bound call using five 9

Do u know any call call can do this?
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We have a ZTE phone model N817
This article did not help us:
https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-block-a-number-in-android/

Nor did the manual for the phone:
https://qlinkwireless.com/support/phone-user-manuals/?utm_source=cu&utm_medium=email&utm_content=help-center&utm_campaign=welcome

A call to the service carrier got us a comment that there was a Google app that could be downloaded to block phone calls and phone numbers on any phone.
Anyone know of such an app?
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Does the iPhone X have a delete button?

While typing, editing, or modifying emails or texts I sometimes find the need to delete letters or words that are in front of the cursor rather than behind the cursor.

So what do I need to do so I can delete these characters in front of where the cursor is currently located?
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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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hi i have a LGG4 android 6.0  phone, the other day everytime i restart my phone it says android is starting optimizing app 1 of 1..this takes about 10 minutes... i took out the battery put another battery in, did a  factory reset...same thing... can you help me?  thanks
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related question/answer
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29095322/2-phones-ring.html?anchor=a42537973¬ificationFollowed=206569166#a42538269

Using verizon wireless for residential (not business)
is there a way to have both phones ring at the same time

*71 is one phone and then the other
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related question:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29095078/forward-phone-numbers-with-iphone.html#a42537163

Since you have Verizon, you can do this:

Calli *72 plus the forwarding phone number, including the area code (e.g., *72-555-555-5555). You will hear a confirmation message.

This works with all phones with Verizon service, not just iPhones.

Dial *73 to stop forwarding. You will get a tone or message.

Can I have both phones ring

I this answer only gives me second phone ringing.
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Have a building that needs internet access and the the people that were inside said that using their smartphones would be fine.  Here is the problem:  The building is steel and they cannot get cell service AT ALL.  So of course no internet with phones.  Is there a solution to this by placing an antenna or something outside of the building and running a cable to a wireless router inside that the phones can hook up to WIFI?  Or is there a better solution for this scenario?  I was hoping not to have to pull in an internet line that is not there at the moment.
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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.