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Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: February 07, 2012, 04:59:28 PM »
thanx   talknsave?  why do i assume they are the most expensive always taking advantage of naive tourists and students
I would avoid Talk n Steal.

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Tech Talk / Re: International Sim Discussion
« on: February 06, 2012, 10:59:55 AM »
Relying on wifi is only for a select few a solution.

Say you got an unlimited data roaming plan (which isn't exactly free), how many places will you have a decent enough data (call it gprs/edge/3g/etc) to have a normal conversation?

We are talking't about people that don't just want to call home to say that they had a good flight, but need to make important and numerous calls, where the quality has to be of a certain minimum...
Local sim cards can be used for data at cheap rates.
I have used Groove IP many times even on 3G, and it's very reliable. Clearer than regular calls IMO. Wifi and 4G all the more so.  Call quality will of course always depend on your signal, as is the case with regular calls. I am in the same situation as the poster and this app has really delivered.

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Tech Talk / Re: international cell phone plans
« on: February 05, 2012, 11:21:41 AM »
for someone who travels all over the world, does anybody know some sort of phone/plan that you can call one number and you can be reached anywhere in the world and you wont be charged crazy roaming charges. the person travels all over including australia, south america, hong kong etc.
Easy. Android phone with Groove IP app ($4.99) or iPhone with Talkatone app (free with ads). Uses your Google Voice account to make/receive calls anywhere in the world on WiFi or 3G/4G. Free US/Canada, Google Voice rates for int'l outbound. I personally use Groove IP on Galaxy Nexus and it is excellent.

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Tech Talk / Re: Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: January 24, 2012, 03:06:42 PM »
Ill have to try again next time Im there. Wish they had better customer service.

Sent from my MB855 using Tapatalk
I know everyone always complains about their customer service, but I have honestly had only very positive experiences in the past year, whether by phone, email, or in-store.

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Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: January 23, 2012, 06:23:58 PM »
Can you add a data package to an Orange Big talk account? I called and the lady said no but just want to double check.
Just saw on Orange's website they offer data packages for prepaid BigTalk at great rates.

500 MB - 49 NIS
5 GB - 99 NIS
20 GB - 149 NIS

Can be added/removed anytime

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Tech Talk / Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« on: January 22, 2012, 11:26:01 PM »
Does kik work with anything else besides kik?
Not so clear about what you're asking. It works for the big 5 smartphone platform. You download the app then add contacts through email or user name. To add someone they must have kik also, otherwise you can invite them to download it.
I was worried about losing bbm when i ditched bb for nexus, but kik replaced it perfectly.

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Tech Talk / Re: Cell phone store with good return policy
« on: January 22, 2012, 02:57:38 AM »
Costco in-store and online has a 90-day return policy on cell phones. Not sure what their prepaid offerings consist of.

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Tech Talk / Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« on: January 22, 2012, 02:54:46 AM »
Whatsapp is basically a glorified text-massaging app which is buggy and drains battery life.

The best messaging app by leaps and bounds is Kik. Its effectively BBM for all smartphones (in fact it was created by a former BBM developer).

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Tech Talk / Re: Galaxy Nexus (Android ICS) Tips And Tricks
« on: January 03, 2012, 09:30:34 PM »
anyone here use the swype keyboard cause i love it
i have it it's really awesome changes the whole experience. Having problems downloading hebrew eagerly awaiting the official release.

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Tech Talk / Re: Galaxy Nexus (Android ICS) Tips And Tricks
« on: December 26, 2011, 04:18:11 PM »
I just installed swype on my galaxy nexus it is really amazing.

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Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: December 25, 2011, 10:41:45 PM »
They just switch the DNS on the client.
As mentioned above, a full-featured router can be set to only allow the DNS server you choose . Another option is setting up a Windows account without administrator priveleges, which will not allow users to change the DNS settings.

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Tech Talk / Re: Verizon 4G/LTE Smartphones
« on: December 18, 2011, 02:11:39 AM »
http://db.tt/mFao55QS
Yup thanks just logged on to correct myself again! Still adjusting to Google's menu logic.

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Tech Talk / Re: Verizon 4G/LTE Smartphones
« on: December 18, 2011, 01:44:24 AM »
טוב מאוד
Holy cow it just did that by saying it. Awesome.
Very cool! Seems like there's no setting for toggling voice input language, only uses default.

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Tech Talk / Re: Verizon 4G/LTE Smartphones
« on: December 18, 2011, 01:25:40 AM »
What's the best way to get Hebrew keyboard support on the GNexus? I don't see it as an option in the settings.
Correction, the G-Nexus has hebrew support built-in! You go to settings>lang. and input>android keyboard>input languages and check the hebrew checkbox. In any text field holding down space button will allow you to toggle languages.

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Tech Talk / Re: Verizon 4G/LTE Smartphones
« on: December 17, 2011, 11:20:04 PM »
If anyone has any questions about android, the galaxy nexus, or ICS, please feel free to write me, as Ive gone from blackberry geek to android geek.
Thanks for the summary and the offer to advise us Android newbies.
What's the best way to get Hebrew keyboard support on the GNexus? I don't see it as an option in the settings.

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