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Galaxy S7 How to Backup & Restore Your Samsung GALAXY S7 ? TurcFinley
Galaxy Note5 (CDMA) Remove Screen Lock from Android Phone without Data Loss McLeodFuller
Galaxy Note 4 (CDMA) What to Do When Forgot PIN, Pattern or Password on Android BailRentzias
Galaxy S5 (CDMA) / Galaxy S5 Sport How To Bypass Lock Screen on Samsung Galaxy Phone McLeodFuller
Galaxy S5 (GSM) Reset Android Forgotten Lock Screen Password / PIN / Pattern TurcFinley
  Sync Old Android Samsung S5 with Galaxy S7 McLeodFuller
Galaxy S 4 (Verizon / Sprint) Forgot Password, Pattern or PIN on Samsung Galaxy S4 TurcFinley

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Feb 15, 2012, 1:30 PM

how to make calls from my Tmobile Samsung 249 when in Mexico?

Hi... How can I make calls from my Tmobile Samsung 249 when in Mexico?

Jan 31, 2012, 1:19 PM

Samsung Character

How can I lock the keypad to keep from pressing numbers with my cheek/face? Embarassed
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Jan 31, 2012, 8:15 AM

Samsung P7100 Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G @ $480USD, Blackberry 9930 Torch @ $400USD


This is Timothy Frey from Phones 4u, U.K. We are one of the leading mobile phone retailers in the world. We are currently retailing our phones and products at wholesale prices and you can buy as little 1 unit from the store. Below are the prices of our various products:

Apple iphone 4's 64GB @ $500USD
Apple iphone 4's 32GB @ $450USD
Apple iphone 4's 16GB @ $400USD
Apple iPhone 4g 32GB @ $350USD
Apple iPhone 4g 16GB @ $300USD

Apple iPad 2 32GB Wi-Fi + 3G @ $450USD
Apple iPad 2 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G @ $500USD

Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II @ $360USD
Samsung i9001 Galaxy S Plus @ $300USD
Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 @ $380USD
Samsung P7100 Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G @ $480USD

Blackberry 9900 bold Torch @ $350USD
Blackberry 9800 Torch @...

Jan 4, 2012, 2:44 AM

Samsung Factor

Can anyone tell me if the Factor uses the micro memory card? Like the 2GB or 4GB

Dec 22, 2011, 2:58 PM

Unbranded Galaxy S2 on T-Mobile?

I just extended my contract on T-Mobile for two years since they gave me a discount on the Value plan but couldn't get a phone upgrade from them. Thinking about just buying the Samsung Galaxy SII somewhere. The T-Mobile guy told me that unless I buy it through them I won't have their 3G or 4G support. Is that really true? I'd rather not buy the phone through them if I don't have to but do want all the features offered.

Would appreciate any input on this.


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Oct 12, 2011, 1:12 PM


I have Verizon wireless and am considering switching to Boostmobile. I am thinking to get the Samsung Galaxy Prevail. Does anyone here currently own one and using Boost Mobile and how do you like it? I would appreciate any feedback - both positive and negative - SINCERE REPLIES please.
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Oct 26, 2011, 8:30 AM

Exhibit II vs. Galaxy S II


Can someone give me a basic understanding of the difference between these 2 devices? I am upgrading to a smartphone for the 1st time and am trying to make the best decision thus I do not want a device that is going to be obsolete the minute it hits the market and for some reason I feel the Samsung Exhibit is a lower end consumer level device.

Oct 14, 2011, 9:29 AM

Galaxy S II Processor Question

Can anyone tell me what is the difference between the types of processors put into the AT&T and TMobile version of the Galaxy S II?

I have read the Exynos (sp?) in the AT&T version is supposed to be better but no understanding as to why. Have had some issues with TMobile in the past couple of months and since I am looking at a new device wondering if this is also the time to switch carriers.

Oct 13, 2011, 1:49 PM

Galaxy S vs. Galaxy W

Can someone tell me the difference between these two lines for the Galaxy series? Is the 'W' line the lower end?

Oct 7, 2011, 6:50 PM

Cant send or receive photos on my blackjack II sgh i617

anybody help a newbie. i could in the begining but now i cant send or receive photos. grrr. any one help me please.

Sep 9, 2011, 1:05 PM

Samsung Galaxy Indulge for Metro PCS

Samsung Galaxy Indulge has a 1GHz processor for anyone who wants to know!!

Sep 9, 2011, 1:03 PM

Samsung Admire for Metro pcs

For all who would like to know the processor for the Admire is 800 MHz!

Jul 5, 2011, 3:35 PM

Galaxy S2... where?

So, uhhh... where's the Galaxy SII info page, or any acknowledgement of its existence? Or do Phonescoop contents still exclusively address US market-only products? Razz

I have one in my hand, have been using it for several weeks.. but as far as Phonescoop is concerned I guess it's just a figment of my imagination.
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Jul 7, 2011, 9:48 AM


Is it just me or is SAMSUNG having an EPIC fail with the their products? I've gone from the SAMSUNG Moment to the SAMSUNG EPIC/Galaxy S, and both phones always have some internal issues. From freezing and shutting down without user promting to this very weird popping sound like the phone (EPIC) is shorting out internally.

The phone has some really excellent features, but it gets detracted because of some of the other issues. I have friends who have this phone and they're on their 3rd and 4th iteration either refurbished or at the last straw new. My trust in the quality of phones from this manufacturer is rapidly waning.

Is anyone else having problems like this with SAMSUNG or perhaps another manufacturer.

Mar 14, 2011, 8:47 PM

Samsung u-370

Looking for a low cost phone and have been looking at Costco. Their third party in-store reseller pointed out the Samsung u 370, which I think relates to the FCC ID.

However, I can't find any reviews of a phone with this FCC-ID.

Can anyone help identify this phone?

Mar 8, 2011, 4:40 PM

Samsung Rugby II AT&T Navigator GPS

I bought my dad (an older gentleman) a samsung rugby II. I disabled push to talk by removing the button and clipping it then reinstalling it.

Now my only other problem is he hits the ATT navigator button and it charges us. Is there a way to delete this key or relocate it? Maybe a hack? Its the key right above the send button.

Feb 28, 2011, 7:02 PM

Replacement for D406?

What the D406 offers (no longer made and hard to find)

* unlocked
* accepts sim card
* PTT (push to talk)
* speaker

Will use for voice only.

Anyone here know of a similar phone that might be more available?


Feb 17, 2011, 3:27 PM

Messaging Applications

I am looking for an app that I can download that will allow me to have my messageing organized by time on a fascinate. I don't want the threaded messaging anymore. Does anyone know of any?

Jan 8, 2011, 2:25 PM

How to activate Qualcomm USB mode in Jack i637

Hi all, is there a way to activate Qualcomm USB mode in Jack i637?

If not, then how can we get the COM diagnostic port on this same phone?


Dec 10, 2010, 8:32 PM

can't access A697 Sundurst settings

My wife's A697 Sunburst touch screen will not allow me to get to settings on her phone to reset default settings or calibrate the screen. When you go to unlock the phone you can no longer use the touch "N" slide icon on the front. It seems the screen is so far out of calibration that you literally have to touch about 3/8" lower than the icon is located on the screen to work,... putting the selection of the proper hits - menu + settings out of my reach. How can I reset it? OR Do I need to call AT&T and have them reset it for me?
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