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Old 07-08-17, 12:29 PM   #5976
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

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All of a sudden, the other day, my internet connection ground to a halt. YouTube videos freeze up so much, they aren't even worth watching. Google Play games download so slow that "glacial" doesn't even describe their pace.

I did a factory reset to no avail. And it's not like I used up a whole lot of memory in the first place.

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An update, because I know you all have been on the edge of your seats wanting to know my phone status.

After my factory reset, it took a couple of days, but my internet service went back to normal speed. About 10 days later, streaming services and Google Play went back to working.

I was dreading going to Wal-Mart to ask for help/a new phone. I'm sure they would have blamed Verizon and vice-versa. You know how these huge corporations work.

Sidenote: Thanks to fumanstan for your advice. Turns out I didn't need it, since the problem solved itself!
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Old 07-08-17, 11:53 PM   #5977
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

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Question about FoxFi.

Do I need to have my phone's Wi-Fi or cellular data plan turned at the same time I'm using FoxFi? I'm new to this app.
I believe that you just need cellular data on.
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Old 07-11-17, 11:59 PM   #5978
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Possible look at the Pixel XL 2, made by LG and following the LG/Samsung aspect ratio. Looks nice, i'll have to decide if i want to upgrade my current Pixel XL.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/07...eezable-frame/
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Old 07-13-17, 09:58 PM   #5979
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

I'm currently on Metro PCS's $30 plan, and I was wondering if there was anything cheaper? I don't use my phone much. Thank you.
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Old 07-14-17, 06:50 AM   #5980
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

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I'm currently on Metro PCS's $30 plan, and I was wondering if there was anything cheaper? I don't use my phone much. Thank you.
Do you not use much data? What model phone do you have right now? Is it carrier unlocked? Would you be willing to switch phones?

This article has a lot of cheap plans, although the cheapest that's most likely to work with your current phone is this:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2375644,00.asp
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look at the Red Pocket $10 Essentials Plan, which has 500 minutes, 500 texts, and 100MB of LTE data per month on any of the four major US networks
More plans:
http://clark.com/best-of-mobile-elec...e-plans-deals/
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Old 07-14-17, 04:23 PM   #5981
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

I have a BLU R1 HD and I do believe it's carrier unlocked. I switched from T-Mobile to MetroPCS, but that was before the former purchased the latter. I need to do some research about the plans before I figure out if I want to switch phones.

Thank you, Jay.
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Old 07-14-17, 04:44 PM   #5982
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I have a BLU R1 HD and I do believe it's carrier unlocked. I switched from T-Mobile to MetroPCS, but that was before the former purchased the latter.
Where did you purchase the BLU from? MetroPCS was bought by T-Mobile in 2013, the BLU R1 HD came out in 2016, so it's still possible it could be locked to T-Mobile's network.

http://www.gsmarena.com/blu_r1_hd-8171.php
https://www.phonearena.com/phones/BLU-R1-HD_id10169
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Old 07-14-17, 05:07 PM   #5983
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

I purchased it from Amazon.com.
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Old 07-14-17, 05:17 PM   #5984
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

The blu r1 is factory sim unlocked.
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Old 07-14-17, 05:29 PM   #5985
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I purchased it from Amazon.com.
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The blu r1 is factory sim unlocked.
Yeah, I didn't know if MetroPCS or T-Mobile had a specific carrier locked version of that phone, but if it's the Amazon Prime with Ads one, it's carrier unlocked.
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Old 07-14-17, 06:52 PM   #5986
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Some great plans I'm seeing in that list, I might go for either mintSim or Red Pocket. Thank you, gentlemen.
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Old 07-15-17, 08:40 AM   #5987
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Some great plans I'm seeing in that list, I might go for either mintSim or Red Pocket. Thank you, gentlemen.
If you are willing to commit to a year up front then mint is $13/mo for 2gb data andn unlimited talk and text.

Keep in mind mint is a T-Mobile sub mvno
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Old 07-16-17, 12:28 PM   #5988
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Ok, I have another Android question. One thing that I'm having a hard time adjusting to from the iphone, is the gallery app. Yes, I know I can download a different gallery app, but from the few I've tried, they all lack the one thing that I NEED: An "all photos" view. It seems like every app decides to save pics in their own directory, whatsapp, messenger, facebook messenger, screenshots, etc ...

When I'm looking for a pic in the gallery, 9 times out of 10, it's one that is recent. I don't want to have to dig through folders to find it. I just want a view that shows me EVERYTHING.

Is there a gallery app that has that? Or am I missing something obvious with the built in gallery app (photos)?
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Old 07-16-17, 12:37 PM   #5989
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

On my phone Photo app (original Android Photo app, not something I downloaded after the fact), there is an "Albums" tab that sorts by categories of pictures, and a "Photos" tab that organizes by date, most recent first.
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Old 07-16-17, 12:52 PM   #5990
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On my phone Photo app (original Android Photo app, not something I downloaded after the fact), there is an "Albums" tab that sorts by categories of pictures, and a "Photos" tab that organizes by date, most recent first.
I don't know how I missed that! Thanks
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Old 07-16-17, 01:46 PM   #5991
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....



These phones keep getting bigger, giving them more space to add tabs and labels and more and more options, sometimes making them harder to find.
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Old 07-16-17, 05:33 PM   #5992
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These phones keep getting bigger, giving them more space to add tabs and labels and more and more options, sometimes making them harder to find.
yeah, that photos app is really a convoluted mess
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Old 07-18-17, 03:56 PM   #5993
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Question: I have a Motorola Moto G4. When I turn off and on (I wish it still had a "reboot" option), it says 'Hello Moto' (like, out loud). Can i shut it up?
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Old 07-19-17, 03:04 PM   #5994
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Some people took advantage of a Best Buy pricing error and got a Samsung Galaxy 8 for about $100...
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Old 07-20-17, 06:08 PM   #5995
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Some people took advantage of a Best Buy pricing error and got a Samsung Galaxy 8 for about $100...
Damn, I would have jumped on that if I knew about it!
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