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Re: Android setup/options

Postby Get Real! » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:04 am

Thanks for all the input people… I’ll try this tomorrow when my wife is awake.

But Pyro something important… that CYTA will charge higher if special characters (tonous etc) are enabled because it can’t transmit in one go or something! :?

How true is this? :?

You know how women are on the phone all day fooling around with the various groups of other women they’ve created on those stupid apps… well I wouldn’t want this phone setting to start costing me twice as much for the sake of special characters! :? :lol:
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Re: Android setup/options

Postby Get Real! » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:35 pm

Sotos wrote:Step 1: Open the SMS app where you see a list of all SMS
Step 2: Open the menu of the SMS app (in my case 3 dots in the upper right corner)
Step 3: Select Settings
Step 4: Select Advanced
Step 5: Make sure that the option "Use Simple characters" is turned off

In your case maybe this option is named something a bit different, and it might not be in an "advanced" sub-menu.

Advanced doesn't exist and there's nothing else relevant there! :?

I don't know if it helps but it's a Lenovo P1ma40 running Android 5.1.

Ah well... :?
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Re: Android setup/options

Postby Pyrpolizer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:37 pm

Get Real! wrote:Thanks for all the input people… I’ll try this tomorrow when my wife is awake.

But Pyro something important… that CYTA will charge higher if special characters (tonous etc) are enabled because it can’t transmit in one go or something! :?

How true is this? :?

It is. You can verify it by sending a long SMS in Greek caps, and then in normal characters and immediately after check for how many units you were charged for each. You must be registered for ebill though to check it online, or have a Red plan
https://www.ebill.cyta.com.cy/personal


You know how women are on the phone all day fooling around with the various groups of other women they’ve created on those stupid apps… well I wouldn’t want this phone setting to start costing me twice as much for the sake of special characters! :? :lol:

Yeah "Αμα το πιαν στο σιερι τους εντζιαι ξαπολουν το"-when they get to hold it, they never let it go :wink:
Problem solved with Red Plus though, it's only €28/month, with unlimited talking time and unlimited SMS plus one GB mobile data which is more than enough for the usual Apps-Facebook,Instagram, Viber, Messenger and emails that usually get connected via Wi-fi.
Even Google's GPS Navigation can be done by saving the route via wi-fi at home to economize on mobile data.
https://www.cyta.com.cy/red-plans


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Re: Android setup/options

Postby Get Real! » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:43 pm

Aistin tziame kalo na men mas katsi o koukos aidoni!

From a technical perspective… maybe a BIOS flash would fix the missing options. :?
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Re: Android setup/options

Postby kurupetos » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:55 pm

Lordo wrote:
kurupetos wrote:What's 'Android'? :?

andreas who is a little short and fat like you.

That suits the description of my older brother YFred... :shock:
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Re: Android setup/options

Postby Sotos » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:44 am

Get Real! wrote:
Sotos wrote:Step 1: Open the SMS app where you see a list of all SMS
Step 2: Open the menu of the SMS app (in my case 3 dots in the upper right corner)
Step 3: Select Settings
Step 4: Select Advanced
Step 5: Make sure that the option "Use Simple characters" is turned off

In your case maybe this option is named something a bit different, and it might not be in an "advanced" sub-menu.

Advanced doesn't exist and there's nothing else relevant there! :?

I don't know if it helps but it's a Lenovo P1ma40 running Android 5.1.

Ah well... :?


That phone is quite old, mine is running 8.1. But I didn't have this issue on my old Samsung with Android 4 either. Just buy your wife a decent phone and check if the plan you have is appropriate for her usage. Personally I am only paying €7.90 per month for the cheapest Primetel plan. I have another such plan for my wife, and calls and SMS between us are free. The plan includes 150 minutes, 150 SMS and 500MB but I combine it with the free Revolut debit card by Primetel so every month I have about 2.5GB of data. These for me are more than enough. My wife also sends a lot of messages, but she is using watsapp mostly now. For our 2 plans I almost never pay more than 7.90x2 (€15.80) unless I happen to call a 7000 or 7777 number which are not part of the plan minutes.
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Re: Android setup/options

Postby Get Real! » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:11 am

Sotos wrote:That phone is quite old, mine is running 8.1. But I didn't have this issue on my old Samsung with Android 4 either. Just buy your wife a decent phone and check if the plan you have is appropriate for her usage. Personally I am only paying €7.90 per month for the cheapest Primetel plan. I have another such plan for my wife, and calls and SMS between us are free. The plan includes 150 minutes, 150 SMS and 500MB but I combine it with the free Revolut debit card by Primetel so every month I have about 2.5GB of data. These for me are more than enough. My wife also sends a lot of messages, but she is using watsapp mostly now. For our 2 plans I almost never pay more than 7.90x2 (€15.80) unless I happen to call a 7000 or 7777 number which are not part of the plan minutes.

I can’t be buying her a new phone every year just to keep up with Android versions… that would be a total waste of money! :?

Why can’t one upgrade the Android version on a given phone, like we can do with Windows?
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Re: Android setup/options

Postby cyprusgrump » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:04 am

Get Real! wrote:
Sotos wrote:That phone is quite old, mine is running 8.1. But I didn't have this issue on my old Samsung with Android 4 either. Just buy your wife a decent phone and check if the plan you have is appropriate for her usage. Personally I am only paying €7.90 per month for the cheapest Primetel plan. I have another such plan for my wife, and calls and SMS between us are free. The plan includes 150 minutes, 150 SMS and 500MB but I combine it with the free Revolut debit card by Primetel so every month I have about 2.5GB of data. These for me are more than enough. My wife also sends a lot of messages, but she is using watsapp mostly now. For our 2 plans I almost never pay more than 7.90x2 (€15.80) unless I happen to call a 7000 or 7777 number which are not part of the plan minutes.

I can’t be buying her a new phone every year just to keep up with Android versions… that would be a total waste of money! :?

Why can’t one upgrade the Android version on a given phone, like we can do with Windows?


Depends on the phone...

Some manufacturers have their own version of Android and update it if and when they feel like it.

I have an excellent Xiaomi Mi A1 that runs pure Android and gets frequent updates direct from Google. €199 @ Public.
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Re: Android setup/options

Postby Get Real! » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:23 pm

cyprusgrump wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
Sotos wrote:That phone is quite old, mine is running 8.1. But I didn't have this issue on my old Samsung with Android 4 either. Just buy your wife a decent phone and check if the plan you have is appropriate for her usage. Personally I am only paying €7.90 per month for the cheapest Primetel plan. I have another such plan for my wife, and calls and SMS between us are free. The plan includes 150 minutes, 150 SMS and 500MB but I combine it with the free Revolut debit card by Primetel so every month I have about 2.5GB of data. These for me are more than enough. My wife also sends a lot of messages, but she is using watsapp mostly now. For our 2 plans I almost never pay more than 7.90x2 (€15.80) unless I happen to call a 7000 or 7777 number which are not part of the plan minutes.

I can’t be buying her a new phone every year just to keep up with Android versions… that would be a total waste of money! :?

Why can’t one upgrade the Android version on a given phone, like we can do with Windows?

Depends on the phone...

Some manufacturers have their own version of Android and update it if and when they feel like it.

I have an excellent Xiaomi Mi A1 that runs pure Android and gets frequent updates direct from Google. €199 @ Public.

:? Thank God I've never wasted a cent on one of these shit boxes for myself. :D
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Re: Android setup/options

Postby Sotos » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:19 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Sotos wrote:That phone is quite old, mine is running 8.1. But I didn't have this issue on my old Samsung with Android 4 either. Just buy your wife a decent phone and check if the plan you have is appropriate for her usage. Personally I am only paying €7.90 per month for the cheapest Primetel plan. I have another such plan for my wife, and calls and SMS between us are free. The plan includes 150 minutes, 150 SMS and 500MB but I combine it with the free Revolut debit card by Primetel so every month I have about 2.5GB of data. These for me are more than enough. My wife also sends a lot of messages, but she is using watsapp mostly now. For our 2 plans I almost never pay more than 7.90x2 (€15.80) unless I happen to call a 7000 or 7777 number which are not part of the plan minutes.

I can’t be buying her a new phone every year just to keep up with Android versions… that would be a total waste of money! :?

Why can’t one upgrade the Android version on a given phone, like we can do with Windows?


That phone is from 2015. You can install a Custom ROM on most Android phones which often gets you newer versions of Android, but I never bother to do that. Smartphones are not as mature as PCs so you get a significant upgrade by buying a new one after 2-3 years. But your problem could most probably solved by downloading a 3rd party SMS app from the Google Play store.
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