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JM41796

Dec 11, 2013, 11:34 AM

MMS/Bluetooth issues

Hi all- wondering if I have a defective S4 or if these are common software issues.

1- Can't receive MMS messages (cricket service)- I can receive all other messages. Just not MMS. Yes it's included in my plan and I should be receiving them according to Cricket CS. I've restarted the phone, taken out the battery, put it back, etc. Re-did *228, checked all settings as much as I know, still it just gives me the little dancing dots whenever I try downloading an MMS. Wifi, 3 or 4G doesn't seem to make a difference.

2- Bluetooth connectivity in the car is fuzzy. It'll play a song, but start getting occasional distortions as songs play.

I'm still not getting messages from my iPhone bretheren since I switched over from an iPhone, but I kno...
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tjobrien21

Jul 8, 2013, 1:07 PM
over in the "Vulnerability Allows Maliciously-Modified Android Apps To Appear Verified" discussion:

This points to a need for HUGE changes in smartphone security

Somehow, Android or whatever succeeds it needs to be more agile in terms of running on a wide variety of hardware. That way, patches can be issued by Google in the morning and implemented on a user's phone that afternoon. Kinda like Windows Update if you will.

The fundamental problem is smartphone security isn't taken seriously enough. Not even close. Consider what people store on their phones: It's generally their most personal information - and often times, that of others as well. Photos, account numbers, addresses, SSNs, personal notes, email, chats, SMS... All this on a device that's always connected to the internet. Top off the insecurity with the fact that they carry it around with them, often without even a lockscreen, and it's a r...
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OmegaWolf747

Jul 4, 2013, 9:36 AM
over in the "Vulnerability Allows Maliciously-Modified Android Apps To Appear Verified" discussion:

Since February

Google and the manufacturers have been sitting on this since February and we're just now finding out about it? Eh? Mad
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Hays21

Jul 4, 2013, 2:19 PM
over in the "Vulnerability Allows Maliciously-Modified Android Apps To Appear Verified" discussion:

Amount of people...

I feel like there are not many people that download apps from anywhere but the google play store. I doubt this will affect that many people.
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redboy

Apr 17, 2013, 1:20 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S 4 to Reach Seven Carriers Before May" discussion:

almost time

a new smartphone will soon be out. It is almost time for all the Apple fanboys to blast it with negative reviews and tell us why their I phone is so much better, even though the specs blow it away.
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Posted

Apr 17, 2013, 1:41 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S 4 to Reach Seven Carriers Before May" discussion:

First time I have seen this smart cover

I really like it.
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shackman87

Apr 19, 2013, 2:19 PM
over in the "U.S. Cellular Offering Free Flip Cover with Galaxy S 4" discussion:

Really?

Why such a jump in price on the flip cover? The Note II and the SIII flip covers retail for $39.99! Whats so special about the SIV?
sp_5015

Mar 27, 2013, 7:29 PM
over in the "Sprint Galaxy S 4 Approved With Global Roaming" discussion:

embedded sim?

I hope not
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PhoneMaster

Mar 28, 2013, 7:23 AM
over in the "Sprint Galaxy S 4 Approved With Global Roaming" discussion:

This looks like Verizon's variant, not Sprint's

Looking at the docs for FCC ID A3LSCHR970, it has LTE on bands 12, 5, 4 and 2. That's definitely a Verizon unit, not Sprint.
bootsboy

Mar 15, 2013, 12:10 PM
over in the "Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S 4" discussion:

Voice Command Activation

Does it (or any phone other than I-phone) have a one-step activation to Voice Command?

Example: with the I-phone, you simply push the lower center hardware button and you are immediately taken to Voice Command.

This is a terrific SAFETY and convenience feature. No more (1) push power button (2) swipe screen (3) press voice icon (or briefly push Search button) (4) Say 'hi Galaxy

4 steps instead of 1. Try that driving down the road.

If Apple has a patent on this, then pay them a royalty to use that safety/convenience feature.

Any other ideas or ways to a one-step method to get to Voice Command on Android?

Thx.
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tjobrien21

Mar 15, 2013, 1:06 PM
over in the "Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S 4" discussion:

Woohoo!

Hooray for removable batteries! That way the phone has potential to last as long as the contract does!
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Blackmitch1

Mar 14, 2013, 9:15 PM
over in the "Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S 4" discussion:

CDMA/GSM

I was kind of wondering. I hope sprint does not take the GSM chip out of the Samsung 4 like the S3 model they
had. If they do it would not make it a world like Samsung
meant it to to be, Big Red left it in its Samsung 3. Take notes Sprint.
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smg1062

Mar 15, 2013, 7:15 AM
over in the "Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S 4" discussion:

METRO???

Any word on the S4 heading to MetroPCS? If so, then I will gladly wait for the S3 price to drop to a reasonable level................
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