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Samsung Galaxy S: phone won't send or receive calls and text messages

I own a rooted Samsung Galaxy S, running 2.2 Froyo. My service provider is AT&T. Every so often, around about once a week to once a month, my phone will unexpectedly, without warning, enter a ...
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Cant answer the phone

Often when someone phones me, the phone just locks up. I can't slide the ring up to answer. Sometimes the ring moves a little.. sometimes not at all. I just can't do anything until the caller stops ...
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Using Calendar while calling

Can I access the phone calendar whilst on a call on a Samsung GT i8500. If so, how?
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Preventing installed apps from making calls or sending SMS

It seems like a growing number of (seemingly legitimate) apps casually claim the "Services that cost you money" permissions (making calls and sending SMS) for non-essential secondary features that ...
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Android added a plus sign before the number, making an undesired international call

I cannot repeat this bug, but I can see it in my call log. Last Monday I called a friend with a number beginning with 328 (Wind provider, Italy). According to the log, I called a number starting with +...
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How do I silence a call with my Samsung Fascinate?

I want to be able to silence the ringer/vibration of a call without hitting the "ignore" button. The reason is that if someone gets sent to voice mail after one or two rings they will likely know ...
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GS3 automatically answering incoming calls

Why is my GS3 automatically answering incoming calls. I am not using a headset/bluetooth. The phone can be in an entirely different room when a call is automatically answered.
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Phone doesn't ring or show missed call, later a voicemail appears

I have an AT&T Samsung Galaxy 2 and have had a sporadic problem: A person calls me, my phone doesn't ring, kicks them over to voice mail, doesn't show as a missed call, and then the voice mail ...
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How to increase call log archive to longer than 30 days?

Is it possible to increase the time length covered by call history records? I think it's currently fixed to 1 month, older entries will be deleted by the log rotator. Is this hard-coded? I know there ...
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Is it possible to use the GMail “Call Phone” functionality on Android without Google Voice?

I'm outside the US so don't have access to Google Voice. On the GMail web page, if you enable chat, you can see a "Call Phone" option which allows you to call land line phones from the web page. Is ...
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Is there a way to fix the call answer delay?

This is a known Android issue which has been widely reported (example). I saw a suggestion to use Call Delay Patch from the Android Market, but some report that this helps while others report that it ...
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My SGS cell headphone's button doesn't work, what should I do?

My wired headphones, the ones supplied by samsung with the Galaxy S, button doesn't answer calls, open music player, play a track, or even pause tracks. But when I downloaded the trial version of ...
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How to set Google dialer as the default dialer in Sony Xperia Z3+?

I hope you are well. I have recently switched from a Google Nexus 5 to a Sony Xperia Z3+. However, I'm slightly annoyed at all of the default apps that Sony bundle with it. I have already replaced the ...
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Answer phone calls directly from computer (linux)?

When I'm on my work computer, I'd like to connect my phone via USB and have the possibility to answer calls or initiate calls directly from my computer, using a microphone handset directly connected ...
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Is it possible to turn of the GSM radio and still use data connection?

I recently starting using a Samsung Galaxy S4. I need to use a special phone at my work. For that purpose I have a duo card where I turn off one phone to use the other. The problem is that I can ...
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How to call from console?

How to make or receive a call from console? Expecting something like this, UNIX-style: make_call +3750291234567 < played_data.wav > recorded_data.wav wait_for_call < played_data.wav > ...
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Say caller name feature

I am missing that feature from Nokia devices, Is there a chance to make my Xperia X10 say callers name when I have incoming call
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Is It Possible to Know the Location of the Caller?

If I'm using an Android, is it possible to know the physical location of the person who call me/ I call to?
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Why does Android disable HSDPA/EDGE communication while calling?

My ISP currently has a severe outage, which is why I'm tethering my Android phone and a MacBook over WiFi. The Android phone is a HTC Desire GSM running Cyanogen 7. I have a stable HSDPA/EDGE ...
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Is there a way to have my device say the callers name when the call is coming in?

I have a HTC Desire Z with Froyo . I am trying to find a way to have my device speak the caller name. I have tried SayMyName but it only works if you are connected to the internet. I want a similar ...
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App to count my daytime minutes

I'm looking for an app that can count my daytime minutes usage. I only get 200 free airtime minutes between 7am to 7pm Mondays to Fridays until the 24th of each month. (After 7pm my plan has ...
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My HTC Desire HD crashes when picking up a call. Any ideas how to resolve the problem?

This is extremely annoying. After the last update to Android 2.3.5, whenever I get a call from certain contacts, picking up crashes the whole phone application and resets the SIM. Rejecting the call ...
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Answer my phone on my Tablet?

I have an Android phone (HTC Desire Z), I also have a Android tablet (Acer Iconia Tab A501). I would like to link up my phone to my tablet so I can answer my phone on my tablet. Is this possible ...
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Is GSM telephony feasible on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9?

I'm looking to buy a small tablet to use as a "table phone" for use with a headset, and for video telephony. GSM telephony is a must - I don't want to rely entirely on Skype, or Internet connectivity ...
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How can I hide phone number during incoming call and display only contact name?

I wish to show only contact name during incoming call, for some privacy reasons I wish to hide numbers and display only contact name. I won't usually pick up anonymous calls, is there any option to ...
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How can I use a custom prefix for international calls?

In my country, we have to use a prefix before dialing an international number, depending on which provider we use. For example, I use an international calling company for which I have to dial 019 ...
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Recovering a Missed Call

I just received a call today, but my phone locked up during the call, and when I went to the missed call list, the number didn't show up. Is there any way to somehow recover the number that was ...
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Galaxy Nexus: Disable screen lock during call

My GN Device locks the screen when I start a call. Most of my calls are made using BT headset, and I don't need the lock in that scenario. Is there a way to disable the automatic screen lock when a ...
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Is there a way to resume music after finishing a call

When I am listening to music and making a call through a Bluetooth device in my car, after the phone call, the music is not resumed. Is there a way to cause the audio player to resume the music after ...
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Check if call is coming from a fixed or mobile phone with tasker

I'm setting up a profile in tasker that sends a text message to everyone who calls me during a meeting. However, I don't want to waste my my credit by sending messages to fixed phones. How can I check ...
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Show dial/call duration

In Android 2.1 there was the possibility to drag the notifications bar during dialing a number and to be able to see when the phone started ringing (it was starting counting when connecting, then ...
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Calling causes freeze

I own a Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100, currently running Android 4.0.3 XWLP7, rooted. My problems however started even before rooting the phone. The problem is that whenever I try to call someone, there is ...
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receive/make calls on my pc via my android phone

is it possible to receive / make calls on my pc via my android phone. if so how? i have been searching the internet for a while now to find a solution for this. I have a rooted HTC Desire and i live ...
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Share a number from call history to calendar

On my s3, I would like to make a calendar entry after some one called me and put the number in the description field on the calendar. I'm thinking this would be easy, just share the number from call ...
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How to make screen 'unsensitive' on incoming calls?

Here's the scenario: what I often find happening is that I receive a call on my Android phone (HTC Desire S), and as I'm rushing to get it out of my pocket I'm accidentally managing to swipe the ...
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Does Gingerbread use extra battery power to make calls when the phone has poor signal?

Since I got this phone (Galaxy S, originally on Eclair, then Froyo) and switched network provider, I've had major problems with the signal at home, and call quality as a result. Following the upgrade ...
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Software recognizing phone numbers in documents?

On an iphone I've seen a docx file with some phone numbers in it which you could call by just touching them. Is there any android software doing this? There is a question here which seemingly implies ...
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What do I need to know about the “weird” Galaxy S Vibrant emergency call handling?

Vibrant support was dropped from CyanogenMod after 7.1 (Gingerbread) due to issues with failed 911 calls. I flashed 7.1 a bit before this was made known, and have since reverted to my stock-based ROM....
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“Slide to answer” alternative on Lollipop

I'm using ZTE Maven running Android 5.1 Lollipop, and while there are 3 physical buttons on the front of the phone beneath the display, by default to answer a call you have to touch a green virtual ...
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Phone app: what does the blue forbidden sign (with optional blue “A” in front) mean in the call log?

I have the following question concerning the Samsung Galaxy SIII: When one taps Phone -> Logs it is possible to see the following icons: Incoming calls which were answered and received text ...
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How can I send all calls to voicemail during “busy” calendar events?

Basically I'd like to have something that auto sends calls to voicemail when I'm "busy", and possibly as a bonus, send a reply text as well. Is there any solution for this?
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Is there a way to search for a number in Google without interrupting the call?

Is there a way to search for a number in Google while keeping the ongoing call intact? I have noticed that the internet connection is lost when a call is in progress.
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How do HD voice calls work?

Most of the operators now support HD voice on Android devices. I was wondering about the following points: How can an Android user be sure that a call is HD without guessing from the audio quality? ...
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How to use phone calls without code?

My friends and family need to use my cellphone regulary, it doesnt bother me, because some of them cant have a cell but still need one just in case...the problem is that i dont want them to have ...
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When I send or receive a call, the person on the other side can't hear me

When I make a phone call, people on the other tell me that my sound is like I am speaking in a huge water pot or something like a pot. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3.
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Why can't I accept calls on my Droid X?

I recently updated my Droid X to version 4.5.621.MB810.Verizon.en.US. I can't accept incoming calls though. The screen that allows you to either accept or decline a call doesn't appear anymore. The ...
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Any answering machine app (or widget) out there?

Is there any app which can function as an answering machine, with multiple recorded messages, like "gone to take a shower", or "in a meeting" and easily switch between those?
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Phone connected via bluetooth to car audio system: media audio works, calls don't

I have been successfully using my Motorola Moto G3, 2015, with Android Marshmallow 6.0, to connect the phone to the audio car (Toyota) system for months. A few days ago, I received a whatsapp call (...
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Customizing the formatting of phone numbers

Mobile operators in Brazil have added a leading digit, but only for São Paulo numbers. Now, both landline numbers (in São Paulo and otherwise) and mobile numbers from other states have 8 digits, while ...
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Nexus S 4.0.3 (OTA) missing icon in the phone app

How can I solve missing icon issue? Restarted couple of times doesn't help. Note: It was fine for a couple of months back. When it start happening, I just need to reboot, but now it's permanent. The ...