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Samsung Galaxy S® Aviator™

Applicable Smartphone Data Plan required. New 2 yr. agmt. and $35 act. fee apply.Applicable Prepaid Smartphone Data Plan required. $20 or $50 act. fee may apply. Applicable Smartphone Data Plan required. New 2 yr. agmt. may apply. $35 act. fee required.The Samsung Galaxy S Aviator, a 4G LTE capable Smartphone, is your connection to entertainment on the go, in a sleek, slim design. The 4.3" Super AMOLED Plus Screen delivers ultra sharp images, even in direct sunlight. Quickly and easily download your favorite movies and TV shows from Samsung Media Hub and enjoy Android 2.3. Chat with your friends with the 1.3 MP front-facing camera, and capture moments with the 8.0 MP main camera.
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Customer questions and answers for Samsung Galaxy S® Aviator™

Question

does it have a front and a back camera?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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hayhay12
DeKalb, IL, USA
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answer 1
Yeas it does
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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chimp
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answer 2
Yes
answered 2 years ago
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malone29
Keokuk, IA, USA
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answer 3
Yes. You have to click the camera icon in the corner to activate the front-facing camera as it will load with the camera facing away from the user.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
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Okiemamma
Muskogee, OK, USA
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answer 4
Yes!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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k-kae-z
Madison, WI, USA
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answer 5
Yes it does
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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smurf
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answer 6
YES
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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PICKYCELLPHONEGAL
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answer 7
8 mp back with 1.2 mp front facing
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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Outcasted2003
Hancock, WI
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answer 8
Yes it does.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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Clutch88
Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
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Question

will this this phone be stuck on Android 2.3

The HTC Desire I purchased was finally upgraded to Android 2.2 but never any further... Will this phone be upgradeable to future (present) versions of Android 4.0.
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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jimbo44
Davenport Iowa
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answer 1
There are serious rumors from Samsung that AVIATOR will eventually receive its system software upgrade. It is just a matter of time: the rumors are 3rd quarter of 2012. Another issue is how well this phone will handle the upgrade. I would wait a little and see what other users say about the upgrade.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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mainah
Waterville, ME, USA
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When I was in the store, I asked about that, and they said that it should. It's really a question you're going to have to look into on the Samsung website, as the manufactuer does all the version upgrades.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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phil
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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answer 3
It's up to Samsung to craft an Android 4.0 image with US Cellular's customizations, push it through the approval process, make the upgrade available, and support issues with failed upgrades.
If they do all that, upgrading to a supported Android 4.0 will probably require you to send in the phone due to the risk of said failed upgrades, and that will only be available if they update the retail version to 4.0, which is likely never going to happen due to the relatively fast cycle of model changes.

That's the long answer. The short answer is: Probably never, but you can hope. More likely there will be a similar but technically incompatible Samsung that gets released with 4.0 instead.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Nakarti
Wisconsin and Iowa
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answer 4
I read somewhere on the android forum that Samsung has confirmed that all of the single-core phones will not be upgraded due to "hardware limitations." Not surprising, this phone, with it's 2.5 year old processor, can hardly run Gingerbread. Ironically, it would probably run better if it were downgraded to the OS that it was introduced with. It's like when they put windows 7 on netbooks that were built for windows xp. They wound up having to offer downgrade options because they ran so poorly.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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Bill
Maine
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answer 5
probly not...1. its single core (i no theres phones being released with 4.0 that are single core) but to get 4.0 on this it would be an "upgrade" and there are no single core phones on the list for upgrades..
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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Brandon21
cumberland, MD
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answer 6
That's up to Samsung, US Cellular has nothing to do with the OS updates. It most likely will not get an update to Ice Cream Sandwich, because this phone is a Galaxy S1 not a Galaxy S2, and Samsung has said that the Galaxy S1 does not have the specs to run Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung is releasing a "Value Pack" that will still be Gingerbread but include some features of Ice Cream Sandwich (such as face unlock). The Aviator may get that update, but there has been no news yet for sure. When you buy a phone you should make sure that it has what you need right now, and not in some future update. Gingerbread is a great operating system with loads of great features, no update is necessary for this phone. Don't let OS updates affect your decision they are not relevant.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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Franklin
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answer 7
i was told by a uscc agent that this phone will be upgraded to android 4.x
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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matt
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Question

is duel core faster then single hummingbird core?

i was thinking of the electrify until this came out but i don't know which one is faster i want the faster phone
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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matt
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answer 1
I can't say for sure, but I have this phone, and it is slow. Has locked up more than once. I think it has too many features for the processor.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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Steve
East TN
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answer 2
The low operating memory on this phone makes it considerably slower than an older processor with more memory (HTC Hero) so the processor doesn't come into the picture.
Dual core is fast (I have the Galaxy S2 as well,) but not significantly faster than single core due to running low on memory before it really needs the extra processing power.

In other words, your bottleneck usually isn't processor unless you play 3d games.
(This phone was reasonably fast with that, but the S2 was a little bit faster running the same game. I did have to exit all other apps to get enough free memory for a fair comparison, however.)
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Nakarti
Wisconsin and Iowa
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answer 3
Had the Electrify, user interface is the Electrifies worst feature. Bogs down, and messes up what should be fast phone. In using the S2 and the Aviator, the Aviator feels, seems just as fast. Went with the Aviator, felt better in my hand, a solid phone, HDMI output, and most importantly 4G ready. Samsung phones are just flat out faster!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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MGOBLUE67!
Springfield, IL
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answer 4
Electrify all the way.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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Curt
Iowa, USA
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answer 5
Dual Core in either the Electrify or the SII will be faster than this. It is running at 1 ghz, which is the same rate that the HTC Desire ran at. It probably is the same speed as the Desire, since the updated chip probably helps process the bigger screen, but is a lot slower than the other top phones USC has to offer. 4G will only mean faster download/upload speed when using USC's network. I have not personally used this phone.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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Cody994
Walker, IA 52352, USA
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answer 6
The Electrify will have better overall performance but this one will have faster mobile internet, only when connected to a 4G network.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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Franklin
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Question

Does the message notification light not work? When I get a text or email, the indicator light does not flash like it did with my previous phone

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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kay
NC
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answer 1
This phone does not have a notification LED.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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VelcroWarrior
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answer 2
This phone does not have a notification LED.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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Steve
East TN
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answer 3
This phone does not have a message notification light.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Allenjs5
Winterport, ME
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answer 4
I agree, I have even tried to download an app for the notification light and it still does not work. I have looked through all of the settings. Any ideas?
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Lisa
Iowa, USA
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Can many of the pre-loaded apps be uninstalled? One or more reviewers claim the answer is no.

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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Mark
Wisconsin
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answer 1
No, unfortunately the preloaded apps, like Amazon, Zappos and a bunch more (called bloatware) cannot be uninstalled. However they can easily be removed from your main screens. THe good news – they do not affect your phone performance and can be ignored without an effort.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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mainah
Waterville, ME, USA
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answer 2
I also tried to uninstall some of the pre-loaded apps but was unsuccessful.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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aguyinnv
NC
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answer 3
No, only the Asphalt 5 demo can be removed (58MB, and I removed from the phone but it was back after a reset and reactivation, though it may have just downloaded automatically.)
This makes sense for US Cellular because they need to be able to reset the phone to its original condition, and locking the bundled apps saves having to send it in for recovery*

The post-reboot are: Music (~7MB), Daily Perks (~6MB), Amazon Appstore (7.1MB), Facebook (11MB, maybe a widget, Accuweather was,) Maps (6.5MB), and Mediahub (3.9MB)
All of these can be stopped without respawning, which I was surprised to find.

The rest are phone-function services like SMS, Voicemail, bluetooth, email, et al, and only Email is a significant amount of memory at 3.8MB

(*Can't tell I used to sell US Cellular, can you?)
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Nakarti
Wisconsin and Iowa
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how do I set up speed dial?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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jane
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answer 1
Touch "Phone" then the menu key in the lower left portion of the phone. There you will get options, one of which is to set up speed dialing.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
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Okiemamma
Muskogee, OK, USA
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answer 2
Hi Jane,
Open the contacts screen, press the first hard button to the front left of the phone, press "More" which will take you to another pop-up screen. Press "Speed dial" and you will see that your voicemail is set in position 1. Press the next unassigned position (in this case "2"). Search your contacts for the person you want to add to this position. When you find them click on their name and they will automatically be added. Continue through 3, 4, 5, etc. It's that easy! Good luck! :)
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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GloryB1959
Silvis, IL, USA
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answer 3
GO TO THE PHONE AND HIT THE MENU BUTTON ON BOTTOM. IT'S EASY FROM THERE!!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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PICKYCELLPHONEGAL
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Does this phone have video camera?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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farmgirl
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answer 1
Yes. I've used the video on my Aviator and it does take great videos.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
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Okiemamma
Muskogee, OK, USA
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answer 2
yes it does, front and back camera
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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pat5612
Kenosha, WI, USA
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answer 3
YES, GO TO YOUR CAMERA AND THEN PUSH THE LITTLE CAMERA ICON IT WILL SWITCH TO A VIDEO CAMERA ICON!!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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PICKYCELLPHONEGAL
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Activation fee

Is it true when you upgrade to a new phone, you have to pay a additional $30.00 for a activation fee?
asked 2 years ago
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Amber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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answer 1
You don't have an activation fee if you purchase your phone online.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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rosco77710
missouri
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answer 2
Yes
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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eberry
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answer 3
True. It helps keep the towers up and running to support their coverage and also helps run programs like the Battery Swap and Beliefs Project.
answered 2 years ago
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Meh
Oklahoma City, OK, USA
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Question

will the wifi hot spot work as well on the phone as the one I wireless one I have now?

I have a hot spot that I have been using for years. Was thinking about upgrading my phone to have the wifi hot spot. instead. of what I have now.The hot spot is my only means of getting on the internet. I live in a rural area and travel a lot.with my Ipad and computer.
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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Jan
Oregon
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answer 1
So far my hotspot has worked fine. I use only 3 different ones but no problems for me.
MacPike in Dubuque
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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macpike
Dubuque
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answer 2
It worked once for me. Now it looks like they want to charge for that service.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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MrBitz
Baraboo, WI 53913, USA
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Reviewers are complaining about how quickly the battery needs to be recharged. What steps should be taken to maximize the battery on this phone?

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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Mark
Wisconsin, USA
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answer 1
JuiceDefender from the Play Store is a great starting point. The paid version (JuiceDefender Ultimate) is definitely worth it. Also, if you are at home or someplace with wi-fi, turn on your wi-fi and let the mobile data disable itself... I've read 4G is a big battery drain. If you don't need the 4G speed at the time (i.e. texting, or your phone is just sitting idle in your pocket), use the buttons in the notification screen to disable 4G and let 3G take over.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Allenjs5
Winterport, ME
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answer 2
Hi! Here are some battery saving tips. I hope that they help! ~USCC Customer Crew member~

To conserve battery life on your Android phone:

1. Dim the screen brightness. “Display Brightness” is a good app for instant access.
2. Turn off wifi, bluetooth, gps, and data when not in use. DataSwitch is a good app for this and is available here: http://bit.ly/zz6w2a
3. Don’t use live wallpapers.
4. From your homescreen click Menu>Accounts and Sync (should be similar on all phones) and set your apps to sync less often.
5. If you are in a very weak signal area or your phone is in a desk, locker, purse, etc. turn your phone to “Airplane” mode. This will keep it from searching for a signal which is a big time battery waster if no signal is available.
6. Widgets on your screens will be constantly running and using battery. Pick carefully what you need to be a widget. Shortcuts don’t use power.
7. Use the back button to close apps when you are done with them. If you simply go directly to your home screen the app will still be running. Some apps have an option in “Menu” to close them.
8. Don’t use a task killer They aren’t necessary. (http://tinyurl.com/cpvnsz7)
To use your phone without crippling it in any way, buy an extra battery or an extended battery.

Happy Androiding!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Just Rachel
CA
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do i need to get the internet to get this phone?

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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shrooms
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answer 1
Yes, you need a data plan to get this phone.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Allenjs5
Winterport, ME
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answer 2
yes
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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GLC
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Music player issues

There are two music players already on the phone. Both of mine freeze. I have to take the battery out and back in for the phone to work again. I downloaded a free music player app to see if that made a difference and it does the same thing. Should I return the phone?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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kkunstek
Milwaukee, WI, USA
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answer 1
No good phone
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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smurf
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answer 2
Please attempt to clear the data from the factory version music player and remove any 3rd party music applications such as AMP or WINAMP
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Jdrex
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how do i download picture messages?

they never work. it says its downloading but it never works.
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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csteen
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answer 1
This got to me to at first. When you are in a message get to your settings and there will be an option to verify multimedia messages before downloading. Check that. For some reason if that is not set and you get a multimedia message while on the phone it will remain in the downloading state. Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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Buddy B Augusta, Maine
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answer 2
It depends on how strong a signal you have. Typically with this phone you need strong wifi or 4G coverage to download pics.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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bbc3
Daleville, VA, USA
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Does this phone support tethering?

Can you use it to access the internet (while connected to a laptop) and talk AT THE SAME TIME?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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Amber
Tulsa
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answer 1
yes
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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pat5612
Kenosha, WI, USA
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answer 2
yes, but you have to pay an additional charge per month if it isn't already in your plan!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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PICKYCELLPHONEGAL
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can you facetime on this phone?

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
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joe
Elkins, WV 26241, USA
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answer 1
No.. facetime is an Apple application.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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Buddy B Augusta, Maine
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answer 2
Not with the facetime app but you can use tango or skype.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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ncgirl
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I can't find the Market App on my phone I just got yesterday. Where do I go?

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
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chipper10
Wisconsin, USA
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answer 1
It is no longer the market it is Google Play.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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user
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answer 2
Market ia now called PLAY STORE...
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
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ZellyMan
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how do i send a call directly to voicemail?

asked 2 years ago
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kw
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answer 1
You should be able to hit ignore when the call comes in and will send it straight to your voicemail
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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sean77
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answer 2
Swipe the screen to ignore will send it to vm
answered 2 years ago
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malone29
Keokuk, IA, USA
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"Screen on" when i get a text?

There is a setting in the message setting that does the above task but it dose not work anybody else getting this?
asked 2 years ago
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Brandon
Wisconsin, USA
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answer 1
I had to download an app....mine is called NoLED Settings
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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mollyjwmolly
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answer 2
I will have to check my settings to see if mine is turned on. my screen doesnt light up when i get a txt
answered 2 years ago
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malone29
Keokuk, IA, USA
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Question

Trying to transfer my contacts from my LG phone to my new Galaxy S Aviator.

I transfered my picture from the old phone to the new phone with the sd card but can't figure out how to transfer my contacts to the sd card, can you help me? Thanks.
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
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Ben
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answer 1
What I did was take your memory card out and then place it in your computer download everything to the desk top, and then put it on the new memory card. (Contacts should be included) - going to a uscellular store might just be safer. And also at the store they do whats called 'Contacts back-up" and automatically restores your contacts doesn't cost anything.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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Elizabeth25
Iowa City, IA
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answer 2
my contacts backup, or u can take it into the us cellular store and they will do it for you
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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Tiger
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How do you text or dial someone by voice??

what do you say to the phone to make it dial or text someone?? does it have that capability?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
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kbonk
Wisconsin, USA
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answer 1
yes it does go to the voice dialer in your apps and say call mom cell (example) or go to your messages and there is a micrphone at the bottom of the keyboard and u just say whatever you want your text message to say
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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Tiger
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answer 2
Go to your apps and select voice dialer. It tells you from there.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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Collin
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