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MAXIMIZE YOUR SMARTPHONES POTENTIAL aka SECRET APPS AND TRICKS YOU NEED

8 Jan

In this day and age we count on our mobile phones to stay connected with friends and family. But their cost in both time and money can be high.

I’ve got a secret stash of info and shortcuts to optimize your usage and save you time and money.

Send texts via e-mail

Does your phone not support multimedia messaging? Maybe you nearing your monthly text-messaging limit? Simply send your photo or text message via e-mail.

Just open a new e-mail message. In the To: field, enter the 10-digit telephone number (without dashes). Then enter the appropriate domain name for the recipient’s carrier.

AT&T: @txt.att.net

Sprint: @messaging.sprintpcs.com

T-Mobile: @tmomail.net

Verizon: @vtext.com

Standard charges apply for the recipient. If you’re e-mailing from a cellphone, you’ll pay for data usage.

Block messages

Perhaps you don’t like text messaging. So why pay to receive unwanted texts? You can either block texts or set up filters.

AT&T users must register for Message Preferences at mymessages.wireless.att.com. Sign in and you’re given options to block specific types of messages. You can also allow and block messages from specific numbers.

Sprint lets you block messages from specific numbers. Log in to your account online. Click My Sprint, then My Online Tools. Under Communication Tools, select Block Text Messages.

Some plans may not provide this option. Or, you may want to block all billable messages. In that case, call *2 for customer service.

T-Mobile lets you block messages based on type. Log in to your account online and click My Account, then Change services. Select the blocking features you would like. Click Change Services.

For Verizon, log in to your online account. Select Preferences and choose Text Blocking. Block specific addresses or types of messages.

Skip the formalities

Hate listening to your friend’s obnoxious voice mail greeting? Then skip it. When the greeting starts, enter the appropriate code for the recipient’s carrier.

AT&T: #

Sprint: 1

T-Mobile: #

Verizon: *

Check your account

Don’t know if you used your monthly minutes? Unsure how many text messages you have left? A quick call will tell you. Just use these shortcuts.

AT&T

*MIN# (*646#) for minutes used

*DATA# (*3282#) for text usage

*BAL# (*225#) for account balance

*PAY (*729) to make a payment

Sprint

*4 for billing information

*3 to make a payment

T-Mobile

#MIN# (#646#) for minutes used

#MSG# (#674#) for text usage

#BAL# (#225#) for account balance

Verizon

#MIN (#646) for minutes used

#DATA (#3282) for text usage

#BAL (#225) for account balance

#PMT (#768) to make a payment

Navigate your voice mail

Checking your voice mail can be a chore. My shortcuts will help you out when you’re listening to a message. Speed it up, slow it down, save it and more.

AT&T

1: Rewind

2: Pause

3: Fast forward

4: Slower

5: Message date and time

6: Faster

7: Delete

9: Save

0: Help

(#): Skip

(*): Exit

Sprint

1: Message date and time

2: Reply

3: Fast forward

4: Replay

5: Rewind

6: Forward message

7: Delete

8: Call back

9: Save

0: Help

(#): Skip

(*): Cancel

Verizon

1: Rewind

11: Replay

2: Pause

3: Fast Forward

33: End of message

4: Slow

5: Message date and time

6: Speed

7: Delete

9: Save

0: Help

(*): Exit

(#): Skip

T-Mobile

1: Rewind

11: Replay

2: Pause

3: Fast forward

33: End

44: Slower

66: Faster

7: Delete

9: Save

(#): Skip

Text a landline

Both Sprint and Verizon provide text-to-landline services. Your text message is converted to a voice message and delivered. Simply enter the landline number as you would a mobile number.

Sprint provides this service at no charge; the message counts the same as any other. Verizon however charges 25 cents per message. There is no charge to message recipients.

11 Really Cool iPhone Keypad Codes

7 Jan

11 Really Cool iPhone Keypad Codes

Your iPhone can browse the net, play myriad games, play YouTube videos and more but there are also some nifty tricks you can use to find out some great information about your phone and run it more smoothly.

In essence, there are a bunch of iPhone keypad codes that you can type in and get back specific information about/from your mobile carrier, phone and billing details.

When you want to use any one of these codes, open your iPhone’s “phone app” and make sure that the keypad button is selected in the bottom menu. Next, type in any code from the list below and press call.

iPhone Codes: Network & Phone Information

*3001#12345#*– Opens up the “Field Test” settings on your iPhone, which allows you to see many, many advanced network settings on your phone including cell site information and more.

*#06# – Displays your iPhone’s International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number (this code also works on many other phones).

*#21# – Displays any call forwarding settings enabled on your iPhone.

*#43# – Shows you if call waiting for various parts of your phone are either enabled or disabled.

*#30# – Shows you if you have the call presentation (to see who is calling you) setting enabled or disabled.

*#33# – Displays call barring settings for your iPhone, and weather they are enabled or disabled.

iPhone Codes: Carrier & Billing Information

*646# -View available minutes on your AT&T plan (*min#).

*777#- View available minutes on your AT&T pre-paid plan (if you get the “Account Not Found” error, you do not have a pre-paid account and you should try the code just above this one for postpaid accounts).

*3282# – View wireless data usage statistics (also *data#).

*225# – Check the bill balance on your AT&T account (also *bll#).

*729 – Makes a call to AT&T to pay your wireless bill.

Do you have any other iPhone keypad codes / shortcuts to share? Let me know in the comments section or feel free to email me or hit me up on twitter.

 

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Five Must-Know Verizon Shortcuts

4 Nov

Five Must-Know Verizon Shortcuts

The answers to people’s most common questions are available right on your phone.

 
Want info about your account right now, but you can’t able log in to My Verizon- try using one of the #Features listed below. They’re air time free, and you’ll even get a free text message with the information. Just dial # and the number, then hit SEND.

#MIN (#646)—Check your current month’s un-billed airtime usage. You’ll get an estimate of minutes used since your last statement date to within the past 24 hours. If you’re on a Family Share Plan, stay on the line to hear your Family Share Plan minutes after your individual minutes.

#BAL (#225)—Check your account balance and when your last payment was received.

#DATA (#3282)—Wondering how much text, picture and video messaging you’ve done? Check in for an estimate of your usage.

#PMT (#768)—Need to make a payment? You can, right from your phone.

#UPG (#874)—Longing for a new phone but not sure if you’re due for an upgrade? Call to see whether you’re eligible.

These simple options will keep you on track and within your budget.

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