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Windows Phone (WP) is a family of mobile operating systems developed for smartphones as the replacement successor to Windows Mobile and Zune.  Windows Phone features a new user interface derived from Metro design language. Windows 10 Mobile succeeded Windows Phone 8.1 and emphasizes a larger amount of integration and unification with its PC counterpart—including a new, unified application ecosystem, along with an expansion of its scope to include small-screened tablets.

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310 in los angeles

those two areas codes on a cell phone are a status symbol

But I am from a technical background and I know that older phone numbers have longer history so more likely to get spam

Does a phone number ever get less spam

Are you advising clients to change their number to the new area code (that is not a status symbol)
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My phone doesn’t update “automatically” I need to manually do it to receive the emails.
Also, everything is out 1 hour??? So a meeting set for 2.00pm is coming up on my phone as 3.00pm
I have just downloaded Nokia PC suite version with the intention of acquiring the phone numbers and names from my Nokia Lumina 520.
However, when I run the installation program Nokia_PC_Suite_eng_us_web.exe, I get an error message :
Your phone is in file transfer mode and cannot be used with PC suite. Quit file transfer mode from the phone if you want to use the phone with PC suite.

So how do I  Quit file transfer mode  ??

There are no obvious options in the settings section.
Hi - thanks for looking!

I am trying to do something that should be very simple but is proving difficult!
I am trying to navigate from one page to another in my windows phone 8.1 application.

I have tried 2 different methods but neither work - see screenshot.

Any ideas?

When connected to pc you getting a noise and it shows that it charging but it not being detected on my computer
Is there a site for downloading Nokia PC suite for a Lumina 520 windows Phone ? NOT a site that requires additional applications to be installed ?

Please provide the full URL ?

Thanks in advance ,

I'm creating a windows phone 8 application.

I'm having some difficulty with my sqlite prepare statement. I get an error saying my table does not exist, although I've checked in multiple places for it, and it does exist, so I'm confused!

Hoping that someone can point me in the right direction :)
We have the hybrid SCCM Intune configuration that has been working for the last 11 months no problem. Our Company Portal App is signed correctly.
We have noticed today that new or existing users cannot enrol their devices into Workplace with the "We Weren't able to setup this account on your phone" error, which is normally linked to a Company Portal issue.
The Company Portal that is installed on currently enrolled phones has stopped working as well. When you try and open the app on the phone is says "Problem with app" There's a problem with Company Portal. First, try to buy the app... Strange as we obviously already have it, if you click buy it takes you to the store and displays WP SSP WAVE H as an application published by Internal Beta Account. Is this the app in its basic form that I originally signed?
It seems like I need to re deploy the Company Portal App again but wanted to see if anyone else has had this problem before.
Hi all am trying to work on app(Windows phone ),part of it should get an IMEI number of a device,however its giving the DeviceUnique ID instead.
My requirement is that i should get the device IMEI not the DeviceUniqueId,Is there a way i should get the IMEI on windows phone devices?
Will soon get a new Win Phone.

Don't want my Outlook data synced to the cloud.

Want only local sync between  phone & my PC.

Years back, when Microsoft started to require Sync-to-the-Cloud-by-default for Outlook on PC & Winphone folks realized a workaround.

"If I go to settings->email+accounts and change the server to (local host) contacts etc. aren't synced, and stored on the handset. "

Is this still true?  What I want to do is sync the data in my PC Outlook with ONLY the phone.  So that, my Outlook information isn't in the cloud, or passed to the cloud.  Move the data from my PC to the phone via a plain old USB cable.  Seems like this strategy above says that's possible?  

Need an answer from someone who's successfully tried this, or any other workaround that achieves the same thing.


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I'm looking for a real simple template on capturing a barcode scan for windows phone.

I've found some resource on google but haven't managed to find any working code as yet!

I was hoping that some experts have already managed to get a simple barcode reader working and can help.

Many thanks
I have requested to have my cell phone number removed on a website before and the random sales phone calls ceased.  What is this website where I can have my phone number removed so I don't receive telemarketing calls anymore?

I am located in USA.
We have a lot of Motorola MC9000 Windows Mobile 5.0 devices and we need to automatically set the date/time on them. I've tried all the registry settings that MS recommends. Below is what we have. The problem is that it doesn't work. These are fresh factory loaded RF guns   The official System info says Windows CE Version 5.0 Build 1400.

Any help would be appreciated. If there is a way to do this w/o registry settings that's ok too, but from what we've found .reg files are the only way to persistently load settings into these.


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hi all,

I found that my Window mobile 10 build 10586.318 phone will totally clock after 3 times I input the password wrong, and the phone stupidly require me to charge the phone for 2 hours and reboot to phone to continue.

how can I fix that so that no matter how many time I input password wrong it don't lock my phone totally ?
Hi, we are prototyping an app on android, windows and iOS using xamarin
Initially we just want to use our responsive website in a container (not ideal i know!)
We will then develop a proper app using xamarin, however this will take some time
What is the method for loading a website in a container on xamarin forms for all 3 versions of mobile platforms
Greetings, experts!

My local Internet Service Provider (Verizon) recently switched their customers from using Yahoo Mail to now using AOL Mail. This worked pretty well from my Windows Phone 8.1 device (Lumia 635) until this week. Now, when I attempt to bring up in the phone's web-browser, it says, "It looks like you're using an unsupported device or browser."

Does anybody know a way around this?


I'm reading conflicting info on what MS plans to do in the Mobile world. From my understanding, Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile are somewhat different operating systems, which seems to conflict with their concept of Universal Windows Applications - is UWP supposed to be even ready yet?

Then you have concepts such as Continuum in the mix, which is leaving me really confused :)

Context - we're primarily a Blackberry house at the moment and looking at moving off. We'll have BYOD and some small numbers of corporate owned devices. I want to know;

i. Is it really worth supporting Windows 10 Mobile on BYOD, the numbers seem small
ii. For our corporate owned devices, we're looking at Apple, but is MS even a contender?
The title pretty much says it all. I'd like to receive SMS messages sent to my work phone to show up on my personal cell phone. Thanks.
We are looking to migrate from exchange 2007 on premise to O365 exchange online. We need to add a 3rd party ssl cert so that we can start the migration. When the ssl is installed and assigned the roles we find that windows phones stop email syncing, we have found that removing the email account and re-adding has worked but due to the large number of users this is not something that is not an option.

Has anyone else had this issue and how have they got around it?

any help would be appreicated.
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I'm a noob on xamarin
I'm creating a little app which simply sends latitude, longitude, speed and direction/heading to a server over TCP every 30 secs

The heading/direction is causing me some confusion
I'm expecting to get a result between 0 and 360 (degrees) which is indicative of the direction you are travelling (think north east south west)

However, I'm a little confused what sensors I need to enable as there seems to be:

firstly i'm trying to get android working on Xamarin, but I also want iOS and Windows phone

Can anyone help me in choosing which one is "the one" or if there are many which "order of preference" i should use based on the phones supported hardware

Also, Is there a cross platform option that I'll need to use on Xamarin for iOS Android and windows?

I'm a little confused about Windows 10 OS and Windows mobile phones. Do they run the same OS, or is Windows 10 for laptops different from Windows 10 for Mobile? Sometimes, I'm hearing that this is a "unified" OS, other times I'm hearing that some apps work on the laptop/desktop version but not the mobile.

My Lumia 950 has the latest Windows 10 Mobile update (version 1511, build 10.0.10586.164) installed and the following issues:

The phone app has disappeared from the start screen. When I want to pin it from the all apps menu, it is grayed out, so meaning it's already pinned there. I have not moved it by accident into a group folder, it is just gone.
In the info center, 2 of my 4 email accounts disapperad, and also What's App. Meaning I do not see the preview of new messages in the info center. They were there a few days ago.

Any idea?



We have Windows Lumia 640 mobile phones with the Lync 2013 app installed. We have a hosted Lync service. The problem is all users are reporting that the mobile app seems to disconnect at random times which then stops calls being transferred to them.
The app does not sign out and internet connection is not lost.
The hosted provider is looking into it but so far have not come up with any answers.
I was wondering if anyone else had experienced anything similar?
I attach one of the logs from the phones in case it helps?
Thanks in advance for any help...

good day.  i am having installation issues and need some help, please.

I have developed an in-house application for windows phone 8.1 using visual studio 2015.  within visual studio, the application deploys to the phone.  it runs perfectly.  i then un-register the phone using developer phone registration.

i have purchased a semantec certificate following the microsoft/semantec instructions - the cert is on my system and is valid.

i package the application using "makeappx" - makeappx pack /d e:\projectFolder /p e:\myproject.appx.  it packages the application without issues.

next, i created my aet using aetgenerator.  it seems to have worked fine.  it returns my enterprise ID and i have installed it on my phone.  unfortunately, the phone doesn't really provide feedback if it works or not, but i'm assuming it did.

next, i signed my appx file using signtool.  signtool sign /fd sha256 /a /f e:\mycert.pfx /p mypassword e:\myproject.appx.  it signs without a problem.

i place the signed app on my web server and navigate my phone to it.  it downloads it and displays the "tap to open" "zip" file.  once i tap it, it displays:  there's a problem that we can't solve right now... very informative error message!

any help would be greatly appreciated!
Hello Experts -

I'm just getting stated with a Lumia 735 running Windows Phone 8.

I'm told that I can view the files in my Lumia by connecting the cell phone to my PC with a USB cable. Okay, I can do that. I can see the Windows Phone and its directories.

But, when I try to view the files in these directories (Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, etc.) I can't see anything. They're all empty.

Does anyone have a clue as to what is going on here?



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Windows Phone (WP) is a family of mobile operating systems developed for smartphones as the replacement successor to Windows Mobile and Zune.  Windows Phone features a new user interface derived from Metro design language. Windows 10 Mobile succeeded Windows Phone 8.1 and emphasizes a larger amount of integration and unification with its PC counterpart—including a new, unified application ecosystem, along with an expansion of its scope to include small-screened tablets.

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