I dind't know you could do that!
Could you also do it with Android 2.4.n?
Somehow my good friend's landlady (and friend) got my cell phone and
left me a message that I didn't get for weeks. Now my message says,
Hi, this is nnn-nnn-nnnn. I can go months without using my phone so
don't leave a message unless you know I'm going to be checking.
I think that will work.
That is a problem. How do you feel about "he"?
This is a black phone that came with a black cover. How boring, and
it will be hard to find some day. Plus it probably gets hot in the
sunlight. I found another cover that also works as an easel in both
portrait and landscape, but the current cover is rubbery enough that
it works pretty well leaning against something.
I should do that. I think mine just says "This is Bev" so that actual
friends will know they haven't got a wrong number. My son's message
used to be "This is the machine; you know what to do."
I didn't have a problem with it until my consciousness was raised
sometime back in the 90s :-) I really only care because I want to be
grammatically correct but I'm too lazy to write he/she or him/her
whenever it's called for.
Mine is white (faux iPhone, I guess; only white was on sale) and white
gets dirty. While I'm a slob, I don't like to actually SEE grubby stuff.
Stuff like that, along with cables etc. should be ordered directly from
China rather than paying a local shop a 500% markup for the same stuff.
I've been happy with dx.com and most of the ebay sellers and am both
patient (takes maybe a month) and willing to risk small amounts of money.
"It's too bad stupidity isn't painful." - A. S. LaVey
I like that message. It's the contrast to the phone company telling us
we can hang up after we leave the message. Before they said that, I
used to just hold on until the person I called came home.
My consciousness was raised for a while, but then it got tired and lay
down again. A little later, it fell asleep.
Somewhere in school, high school or earlier, totally unrelated to him
and her, I got the strong impression that slashes shouldn't be used in
polite or formal writing. Even worse is reading such stuff aloud and
(This might be related to people who say, not reading just talking,
"this is what the quote unquote instructions say." when it ought to
be " what the quote instructions unquote say".)
I don't mind the black so much now that I know white or blue phones
are more expensive.
Sort of related: I bought a $3.15 7-outlet USB hub with 7 switches and
7 lights from Amazon, and it said it would take 5 to 8 weeks, or
something like that, but it came at 4 weeks. It said I could track it
on UPS, but UPS still has no record of it, and it says nothing about
UPS on the padded envelope it came in.
It's $5 now but will probably go down again. I ddidn't know USB wire
came so thin.
Funny, I used to do that too. I guess those instructions aren't a waste
of time after all.
Slashes and double hyphens are too useful to eliminate. Reading them
aloud is completely different, though.
Or do air-quotes. When we can get free licenses to kill three people
per year I don't think those people would be on my hitlist, but maybe if
it was a slow year...
A woman had set up a begging station near the entrance to the mall
parking lot across the street. She was there for several days. Her
sign said that she had just found a job and needed money to buy suitable
clothes. She had a white phone. She was also blocking the sidewalk. I
finally told her that she was obviously a scammer, that if she really
needed the money she would have picked up the soda can lying 6 feet away
(worth a nickel and I collected enough cans on our daily bike rides to
buy a very nice [used] bicycle), she was blocking the sidewalk, and if
she was there the next day I was calling the cops.
We bought some Chinese button batteries from dx.com that took extra time
because they were shipped from Sweden. Go figure.
I found out that USB3 cables use twice as many wires as USB2 cables, so
I ordered some extension cables so we can easily plug USB3 devices into
the USB3 sockets on the back of the computers. 1 meter long, $3.64
each, free shipping.
Nothing is so stupid that you can't find somebody who
On the NBC news tonight they had acouple whose car insurance went up
25%. They had 3 cars for the two of them. If they can't afford
the insurance, they should sell one car. I would think NBC could
have found a couple with only 2 cars.
I tried it last night and after it rang 4 times at my phone, the
voicemail answered, I pushed * and it asked for my code, and then it
gave me my messages.
There is one junk call which has called 3 times, and it even has a 410
area code. This time the message was blank, and the other two were
test messages from me. I'm glad I didn't spend $2 to hear them.
I think this time I'll finally remembe how to do get my messages from
Next reply to this post is differnt.
Good point. For me it was reassuring to see that my new phone knows
how to ring.
I've done that with this one. The exchange, first three digits, is
(or are) I think one digit off from one many of my friends have, so
it had me fooled at first. But since only 6 people know my cell
number that made me check.
On Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:48:29 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Actually, I was mistaken, sort of. You can use the same procedure
from any phone that's not your cell phone. Instructions for AT&T at
I doubt it, but maybe. I don't have a password to get into my cell. I
do have one to get into the webpage associated with my account, that
says how much money is in it, and I was surprised tonight to find out
that it uses the same password as retrieving messages. For 10 years
or more, I've been wrestling between two numbers, thinking one was for
one thing and one the other, but I never did both things in a row
I find it had to believe I would have to use this same number for a
third thing, as the password for my phone.
Only a few companies have their own towers and antennas. After that
it's a hullabaloo.
Call voicemail from another phone to check messages
Before you begin Know your voicemail password
If you dont know it, learn how to reset your voicemail password.
Access voicemail from another phone
Accessing your voicemail from another phone is handy when you don't
have your wireless phone with you or when outside a coverage area.
[Or when you want to save money.]
To check your voicemail messages from another phone:
Call your 10-digit wireless number.
When you hear your personal voicemail greeting, press the * key to
If you reach the main voicemail system greeting, enter your
10-digit wireless phone number, then interrupt your greeting by
pressing the * key.
Enter your voicemail password when prompted.
Follow the voice prompts to listen to your messages.
View message playback options
While listening to your messages, you have the following menu
To rewind 10 seconds, press 1.
To rewind to beginning, press 11.
To skip ahead 10 seconds, press 3.
To skip to end of message, press 33.
To delete message, press 7.
Dont hang up if you accidentally delete a message.
To recover deleted messages, press 1, then press 9.
To save message, press 9.
To skip message, press #.
To replay message, press 0, then press 4.
To hear more options, press 0.
To return to the Main menu, press *.
They don't mention the first 4 above on the phone, I don't think. And
I think it's better to have them in this list than have to remember
them on the fly.
This is AT&T, don't know about other companies. There should be
federal regulation to make the command numbers the same so one can
change cell phone providers easily.
That was humor.
I checked. Yes, it does. Then it offers to play the ones you just
deleted. I ddint' have any old ones, ones I saved earlier, but I'm
still sure it plays new ones first.
New ones since the last time I listened to them.
It might play the oldest of the new ones first. Is that what you
Probably does. Otherwise it could be very confusing, but by playing
the most recent ones last, the final thing you hear is what was said
last on the topic.
**Is that what you meant?
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