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Post by Pluggy » 24 Feb 2018, 10:19

I'm using Delight, but I'm having problems wit a high proportion of 'one way calls' in which one party can hear the other saying "hello hello ?" because they can't hear. I was dismissing it as a phone/ signal thing. but using the other network (dual sim phone) it works fine every time. Guess I'm going to look at 1p mobile......
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Post by Tizer » 26 May 2018, 10:58

Mrs Tiz has the Moto G phone and she's started receiving repeated messages from Google telling her that Google Play is out of date and she must download the new version. When she looks at the T&Cs they are very long and detailed and mention things to do with payment, so she's reluctant to do the download. She only uses the phone for calls, text messages and web browsing and the occasional photo so wonders whether she needs Google Play. Can it be deleted or shut down? Is there any way of stopping the Google messages other than giving in and downloading the new version?

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Post by Big Kev » 26 May 2018, 11:15

It'll be an integral part of the phone 'build' you can choose to 'ignore' it in the application manager but you can't delete it.
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Post by Tizer » 26 May 2018, 11:38

Thanks, Kev, I'll have a look at it.

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Post by PanBiker » 26 May 2018, 12:37

Yes, Google Play (and other Google services) are embedded into the Android platform software as it is the avenue for obtaining apps for the phone. It oyns you to register a credit card in case you want to download any paid apps. You can get round this by just deselecting the tick box offered. I only ever use the free apps on mine, apart from the Geocaching one that I chose to join as a member, there are plenty of free ones to choose from.
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Post by Big Kev » 26 May 2018, 15:20

Or you can join Google Rewards, answer a few surveys and get credit for Apps from the Playstore.
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Post by Tizer » 26 May 2018, 15:54

We found our way into the apps notifications set up and blocked them. That's all we need for now, If ever we wanted to use any we can always unblock them.

By the way, if you haven't already heard about it, the `switching SIMS' scam sounds like big trouble for both banks and bank customers. Today's `Money Box' episode was all about it. People losing all their savings, tens of thousands of pounds and money intended for house purchases. The evil tricksters can get your phone's SIM swapped to one they control and then divert your funds.

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Post by Stanley » 27 May 2018, 03:17

The more I see of banking on line by mobile or on a PC the more I think there are advantages to being a dinosaur!
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Post by Tripps » 27 May 2018, 10:32

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The more I see of banking on line by mobile or on a PC the more I think there are advantages to being a dinosaur!
That would have been my view until recently. I have always fought any attempt to link my bank account to a mobile phone. Too risky for me. :smile: However - I heard of this Starling Bank on the Paul Lewis money programme, and looked into it.

I gave it a go - and now know why the banks are closing down lots of branches. I was able to create my account totally from my mobile phone, including sending them a photo of my driving licence, in just a matter of minutes. The debit card arrived within a few days, and I transferred a modest amount into it from my existing account - and we're off.

The account is protected by two PIN's - one for the phone, and one for the account, and if the card is lost or stolen, I can disable it myself from a PC. The novelty of using the card at the till, and immediately hearing the 'ping' from my pocket as the transaction is notified to the phone still impresses and amuses me. I've even just used it for my first contactless payment!

Progress I think, for someone who once didn't trust cash dispensing machines. :smile:
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Post by chinatyke » 27 May 2018, 15:45

Tripps wrote:
27 May 2018, 10:32
Stanley wrote:
27 May 2018, 03:17
The more I see of banking on line by mobile or on a PC the more I think there are advantages to being a dinosaur!
That would have been my view until recently. I have always fought any attempt to link my bank account to a mobile phone. Too risky for me. :smile: However - I heard of this Starling Bank on the Paul Lewis money programme, and looked into it.

I gave it a go - and now know why the banks are closing down lots of branches. I was able to create my account totally from my mobile phone, including sending them a photo of my driving licence, in just a matter of minutes. The debit card arrived within a few days, and I transferred a modest amount into it from my existing account - and we're off.

The account is protected by two PIN's - one for the phone, and one for the account, and if the card is lost or stolen, I can disable it myself from a PC. The novelty of using the card at the till, and immediately hearing the 'ping' from my pocket as the transaction is notified to the phone still impresses and amuses me. I've even just used it for my first contactless payment!

Progress I think, for someone who once didn't trust cash dispensing machines. :smile:
I haven't gone that far yet. In fact I haven't got a Smart phone yet. I'm definitely falling behind with technology but I still enjoy being a dinosaur!

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Post by Wendyf » 27 May 2018, 17:14

I do all my banking online and have done for nearly 20 years with no problem so far. I love it.

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Post by Tripps » 27 May 2018, 17:32

Wendyf wrote:
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I do all my banking online and have done for nearly 20 years with no problem so far. I love it
Well done.

I don't think there is any connection with this topic, but further worrying news 'has emerged' for those happy to remain a dinosaur. Dinosaurs had dandruff :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 28 May 2018, 03:01

I haven't got dandruff.
Like most dinosaurs I recognise that I am reactionary and prejudiced. As a matter of fact I am quite relaxed about having a fully digitised banking service with proper safeguards, but I believe that you have to have one or the other. I am mobile phone illiterate and it suits me to stick to old fashioned post for the few things I need to do. For instance, paying physical money into a branch. How do you do that on the phone?
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Post by Big Kev » 28 May 2018, 06:29

You may not be able to pay physical cash, into your bank account, using a smartphone but you don't have to visit the branch. You can do it at the Post Office :good:
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Post by Wendyf » 28 May 2018, 07:03

Although I'm happy to use internet banking I wouldn't dream of linking my mobile phone to my account😨😨!!
If I have a cheque to pay in I still post it off to my branch, but that's a very rare occurrence these days.
I'm treasurer of the history soc. and we changed our account to Santander when the Yorkshire pulled out of both Colne and Barlick. We get a lot of cheques and those can be put into a machine in the bank in Colne (up to 50 at a time) which scans them and prints or emails a receipt. Cash can be paid in and withdrawn at the Post Office.

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Post by Tizer » 28 May 2018, 08:55

Wendyf wrote:
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Although I'm happy to use internet banking I wouldn't dream of linking my mobile phone to my account😨😨!!
Same here Wendy, and now there is this danger which has already caused a lot of trouble in the US and elsewhere...
`How to protect yourself from SIM-swap scams'
There's been an increase in SIM-swap fraud cases, where scammers cancel and re-activate new SIM cards to hack into bank accounts.

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Post by plaques » 28 May 2018, 12:19

Wendyf wrote:
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...and we changed our account to Santander
Only indirectly connected to mobile phones but the staff at Colne's Santander are probably the most helpful that you could wish for. When you have this sort of confidence in your local bank there is no need to take any risk however small with mobile phones.

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Post by Stanley » 29 May 2018, 03:56

One advantage of posting cheques to the bank is that you have a physical audit trail. I understand the post and how to use it. I shall stick to snail mail as long as I can!
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Post by Tripps » 29 May 2018, 08:33

What are these 'cheques' of which you speak? :laugh5:
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Post by Stanley » 30 May 2018, 03:38

I still use cheques and get the occasional one back....... They have never let me down yet!
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`Millions overcharged for mobile contracts' LINK

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Post by chinatyke » 20 Sep 2018, 01:28

My Nokia C2 mobile has just failed. Actually it is still working but the display isn't, so I can't read messages or make calls but can still receive incoming calls. I can't find my old handset and my wife has promised me her old phone but she is still 2000 miles away and unlikely to be home this week. When I order things from Baopals internet shopping website they send me a text with a code number which must be entered before payment is authorised, so at the moment I cannot pay for anything. :sad: Help, I'm out of mayonnaise!

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Post by Stanley » 20 Sep 2018, 02:28

Pop over the road to Town Square and buy a new phone.... Oh I forgot........
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Post by chinatyke » 20 Sep 2018, 07:05

And spend £20 all at once? :sad: :nooo: :nooo: :nooo:

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Post by Wendyf » 20 Sep 2018, 07:41

We were concerned about you following the typhoon China, pleased to see you posting again!

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