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How to make phonecalls on an Android AVD?

I am new to Android SDK and AVDs and I was wondering if there is anyway I can enable the cellular network on an Android AVD and make for example phone calls.
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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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Can I receive calls of cell phone number with a tablet?

I have an Android tablet without telephony capabilities. I can put in a SIM card. When somebody calls my SIM card number (mobile number), can I receive this call? What application do I need?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 disable SMS notification during phone call?

I call somebody, or somebody calls me, we are talking. Now, during the call I got SMS and I cannot hear anything because the SMS notification is playing. So how to disable this notification when 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 ...
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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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Use my Land Line with Android?

Is it possible using a computer and WiFi, hardware plugin box or something to allow me to make (and receive) telephone calls using my Android phone through the existing land line? It would be more ...
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Can a dual SIM Android phone receive voice calls to both SIMs?

I am looking for a dual SIM phone, that will allow me to receive calls (not simultaneously of course) to both SIMs without any manual switching. From what I have seen Android 4.0 seems to support ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Can I override the HTC Sense “slide down to answer / slide up to decline” screen locker?

I can't be the only one who has this problem: my touchscreen reacts to the cotton of my jeans. I carry my DHD upside down in my pocket, and on an incoming call, when I drag it out of my pocket, it ...
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Is it possible for my HTC Desire to interupt my iPod when I receive a call?

I frequently miss incoming telephone calls because I am listening to my iPod Touch and I don't feel it vibrate. Does anyone know if it's possible for my HTC Desire to somehow notify me of the call ...
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How can I boost the mic level of my Bluetooth headset?

When I make calls with my Bluetooth headset, often the person on the other end of the line complains that I am too quiet and it's difficult to hear me. How can I boost the level of my Bluetooth ...
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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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find total incoming and outgoing time

I am using HTC WildFire, and what to find how long I have been talking on the phone since purchase? i.e., I want to find out, my total incoming and outgoing call duration
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When making calls the screen turns off

I have Karbonn A9, Android 2.3.6. When making calls the screen turns off and comes on pressing the power button. But sometimes it fails to come on, forcing me to restart it by removing the battery. ...
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How to delete the entered number during call

I found no backspace button to edit the number once inserted in keypad during call. I found this when I called my mobile operator customer care service which uses DMT, and suddenly the customer ...
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How can I redirect a call, incall

I want to get a call from somebody and after talking with him redirect that person to another number, on my charge, like call-centers do. Is that possible and if that's so, there is any application ...
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Can an app make phone calls in the background [duplicate]

I saw a number of apps that require "Services that cost you money" permissions, my question is if I install such an app and that app will make a phone call, is that call visible to the user or the app ...
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Encrypting SMS and calls

Is it possible to encrypt calls and SMS messages between two Android phones (or even from android to iPhone)? This firm delivered a beta on Android Market before: http://www.whispersys.com/
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Switch between ringer and vibrate based on schedule?

Certain times of the week I would like the phone to be on vibrate and other times of the week I want it to be on ringer. I would like to setup a schedule for these changes to happen automatically. Can ...
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Right swipe on contact defaulting to internet calls

My problem is: right swipe is defaulting to internet calls instead of 'regular' calls. First off, these are my relevant call settings: as you can see I have no accounts and the internet calls are ...
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Incoming calls Moto X ; press 1 to accept call

For some reason my Moto X is requiring me to press the number 1 in order to accept incoming calls. I thought this may be a Motorola assist glitch, but the problem was not fixed when I disabled the ...
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Regular voice calls stopped working, was earlier. Maybe Skype related. Android 4.0.3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II with Android 4.0.3. The problem: It was working fine until today, for both voice calls and Internet use, as well as for Skype calls. (I had installed Skype for Android ...