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Mar 1, 2013, 11:42 AM

Buy/Sell forum?

Just a quick idea I thought I'd throw out there for the P.S. users. How about a buy/sell forum? I'm looking to swap my Sprint SERO line for some form of AT&T or T-Mobile demo line and the only website that seems to offer this kind of market is cell trade USA but they want money.

Obviously I'd recommend this be limited to individuals not business as they should be sponsors but just an idea.
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Mar 6, 2013, 12:25 AM


I am new here.I found this from
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Jan 11, 2005, 12:17 PM

Just a qusetion about lock codes

with all the HOOPLA about getting unlock codes for cells, for the ppl who have gotten their phone unlicked why not help others by posting the codes ot what the technique is to applying the codes. I for one have about 3 phone to be unlocked for AT&T but I am not going to send it off just for someone to keep. Surprised
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Jan 29, 2013, 4:24 PM

Droid or Atrix?

Brief rundown:

I own a Lapdock for my old Motorola ARTIX 4G and love it because my phone could keep perpetually charged battery.

Now I need a new phone.

I will have to find an accessory for lapdock compatibility, and I know they are out there somewhere.

What is best?
B.) Atrix HD
C.) Droid RAZR HD
D.) Something else and please be specific.

I can use any service provider.

I understand the Webtop might not be available, but that is okay if the phone runs being mirrored.
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Jan 25, 2013, 5:21 AM

Four Proofs' iPhone Case

Hi, every one, today I found this Four Proofs' iPhone 5 case, here who had ever use this kind of case can tell me whether it consist of water proof, dirt proof, snow proof and shock proof?
Is it worth paying $64 to get this four proofs iPhone case? ... »
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Jan 24, 2013, 2:52 AM


0oes Blackberry O.S accepts Skype?
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Jan 11, 2013, 10:29 AM

Inexpensive Low Signal Solutions?

I will be moving to a hilly rural area with significant variations in cell phone reception.

While checking rentals, noticed for many houses there is acceptable reception outdoors but when go inside the reception is unacceptable.

Anyone know of inexpensive solutions for this in house low signal problem?


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Jan 14, 2013, 2:57 AM

Sony Xperia Z Review and How to Play Blu-ray Movies on Xperia Z

We're barely a few days into 2013 but that hasn't stopped smartphones from being announced. Sony is one of the first off the block with Xperia Z, the company's new flagship Android phone. With the hope to change its poor position on smartphone world and place itself amongst the stars, Sony is with all its forces to make Xperia Z a wonder in 2013 and even make it stack up against with the established kings of Google's castle like Galaxy S3, HTC One X. So how does this latest flagship Android device compare to its peers? Take a gander at my review.

Announced at CES 2013, this new handset takes over the role of its predecessor Xperia T and meanwhile it is toting an impressive set of specs. Now let us go in for a closer look.

Display: Just...

Jan 10, 2013, 11:36 PM

Enlarge contact #'s

Need help with enlarging the contact #'s and Icon's on a HTC Evo-Shift phone.

Jan 8, 2013, 8:09 AM

sending pictures in text messages

When i take a picture then send it via text message it acts like its a video. why is that?
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Jan 3, 2013, 3:30 AM

Seeking dumb phone as data gateway for multiple devices

Dear Phone Scoop Forum Members.

After much reading, I don't find a clear solution. I know how to tether a PC through a dumb phone, using Bluetooth DUN. Or tether a tablet through a smart phone using either WiFi or BT-PAN.

But what if I want my tablet to connect through a dumb phone? The dumb phone would be for calls. The tablet for browsing.

Imagine I have the tablet.
And want to buy a rugged simple dumb phone, and plan, for calling and data.
I'm willing to pay for a tethering plan... cost is not the object, ease of setup is.
What models, plans (in the USA), and settings are needed?

Keywords: feature phone, WiFi tethering, Bluetooth DUN, BT-PAN.

Dec 26, 2012, 7:44 PM

Call quality using GrooVe IP, TalkaTone, NetTALK, etc on a smartphone

I've seen articles about using VOIP apps on a smartphone when connected to wifi to save on voice minutes. But is the call quality anywhere as good as using the normal cell tower? I'd like to know before I get a prepaid plan with low voice minutes.

Dec 22, 2012, 1:30 PM

pantech 7040p..texting question

my texts use to come like this..i send text then reply is under my original text and back and forth, now when i text all mine i have to scroll up to see and all replies i have to scroll down and they are not in order
..have had phone long time and ths just started yesterday..any help would be appreciated..thanks
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Dec 4, 2012, 4:53 PM

Reciept printer Decimal Control Codes

Okay this is a long shot, but does anyone out there happen to be working with a radioshack POS system (or somesuch) have a working configuration (i.e. decimal printer control code numbers) that would work with our iThaca series80plus reciept printer?
This sucker is spitting out paper like crazy since we lost our previous config

Nov 29, 2012, 1:29 PM


Rolling Eyes boring
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Nov 7, 2012, 11:39 AM

Nokia 920 Vs iphone 5

dear ,

i observe Nokia is comparitively better featured phone but iPhones is good outlook wise. remaining all phones features are better than that of iphone 5.
OS, processor, price, software, storage.
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Oct 9, 2012, 4:55 PM

Best Cell phones »

Do you agree with this list?

Most of this I agree with.... I personally think the S III is probably the best phone out right now.
10 replies

Nov 3, 2012, 12:16 PM


Twisted Evil Boost just robbed me for $50...on accident i added $50 dollars to another after callling boost they told me to fax my receipt which took 2 bucks and said they will add it to my cell phone. then they said they cant honor the deal she made by putting the money on my cell phone, because its on someone elses phone....the thing is.....the phone i put the money on isn't even a boost number......It was my house number..LOL...

Tell me how messed up is that

boost is falling, this is the 4th time they have flat out robbed careful when you deal with boost...its alot of other companies with a 50 dollar plan..thats way better..
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Oct 16, 2012, 4:40 PM

Tech Writers for new site/blog?

Was thinking about creating a blog covering everything tech and phone related gadgets. Things like phones, tablets,laptops,cameras, and headphones. It'll mostly be news and reviews that'll be on the site.

What I was wondering was if anyone would be intetested joining/creating the site?

More details will be discussed if intetested.

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Aug 3, 2012, 12:53 PM

Phone cloning

I havn't been in the cell phone industry in about 2 years but is their a new type of cell phone cloning? Back in the day it was copying one phones esn or imei or sim card information onto another device so the network thought the 2nd phone was the first.
But I had a lady call in to me yesterday saying her smartphone had been cloned and they now had copied all the information in it and could listen to everything she said.
Does this actually happen or is this lady of the aluminum foil hat variety?
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