General Phone history

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bjanow, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. bjanow

    bjanow Well-Known Member
    163

    Dec 3, 2009
    2,763
    477
    163
    Colorado
    If I look at a received, placed, or missed call for today, it will show the time of such call. However, anything older than today it just shows "yesterday" or February, 13th, etc. with no time. Where can I find out the time of yesterday's calls?

    Thanks IA
     

    Advertisement
  2. AwesomeIT

    AwesomeIT Well-Known Member
    38

    Dec 10, 2009
    241
    22
    38
    IT Coordinator
    Pa
  3. bjanow

    bjanow Well-Known Member
    163

    Dec 3, 2009
    2,763
    477
    163
    Colorado
    Terrible option for multiple reasons. First off, call history on my Verizon doesn't show immediately. Second, I am not by my computer all the time I want call history. (Please don't tell me to use the browser on the phone) I want to be able to see it on my phone as I always have with any phone I've ever had. We must be missing something in some setting somewhere.
     
  4. doogald

    doogald  
    Guide
    5,343

    Jan 7, 2010
    6,644
    1,902
    5,343
    Well, since you were talking about calls that happened yesterday, or February 13th, call history will show on Verizon's web site by the following day for sure. For today's calls, you can still see the time made or received.

    This seems to be a deficiency in the Eris call history (and messaging app). Here's hoping that the promised upgrade will fix this.

    That said, for phone numbers for contacts in your People app, if you go into the People app and look at call history for each of your contacts, it tells you the exact time and date (well, it says "3 days ago for recent calls".) Click on contact, slide the bottom bar all of the way to the right, call history.
     
  5. bjanow

    bjanow Well-Known Member
    163

    Dec 3, 2009
    2,763
    477
    163
    Colorado
    Not entirely correct. Last night I missed a call, went to bed early. The call was not in my contact list, it was a client with rollover lines. (20 in all) I wanted to know when they called exactly. Was it 9PM or 11PM or 11:59 PM for that matter. When I looked this morning all it said was yesterday. As of now, 1:51 PM the following day, the call is not listed on the Verizon website yet. This needs to be fixed ASAP. If my son or daughter calls while I'm out and I don't see it until midnight, what time did they call? No way to tell, totally unacceptable. Almost a deal breaker for parents with kids, IMO. And believe me, with all the lag and the accidental calls due to the touch not responding quickly enough on "end call", I've not said this before. But now I am, this totally sucks.
     
  6. ryan79260

    ryan79260 Active Member
    16

    Jan 19, 2010
    33
    5
    16
    From the Call History screen click on the icon next to "Yesterday" or "2 days ago". That will provide you the details you are looking for with date and time along with duration. The number does not need to be in your contact list.

    Hope this helps.
     
  7. bjanow

    bjanow Well-Known Member
    163

    Dec 3, 2009
    2,763
    477
    163
    Colorado
    It surely does. I knew I was missing something little.(And I do mean little) Every time I hit the caller it dialed, but I never isolated the touch to the little icon. Thanks a lot. Oh yeah, the call was at 11:35 PM, I needed to know that. :)
     
  8. Lucidot

    Lucidot Well-Known Member
    78

    Feb 8, 2010
    523
    76
    78
    Thanks for the tip Ryan.

    Is it safe to say it sucks a lot less now?:rolleyes:
     
  9. AubieJones

    AubieJones Active Member
    16

    Nov 6, 2009
    38
    9
    16
    Arkansas

    Ryan, you are the man/woman! It's nice to have folks as knowledgeable and willing to help like you. It's what makes these boards worth the time. :D
     
  10. Geddy

    Geddy New Member
    5

    Feb 16, 2010
    4
    0
    5
    Awesome! I'm hoping you keep posting great tips like this because I'm about to get an Android phone myself! Tips like this are great for newbies!
     
  11. AubieJones

    AubieJones Active Member
    16

    Nov 6, 2009
    38
    9
    16
    Arkansas

    On top of that, Ryan has the best avatar on this board! :)
     
  12. bjanow

    bjanow Well-Known Member
    163

    Dec 3, 2009
    2,763
    477
    163
    Colorado
    Haha, never said it sucks, just that "this sucks". Love my phone, but I need two batteries to get through the day. No biggie, just tuck one into my jeans pocket or connect to a computer with my USB cord that I carry in my backpack. I just like the feel of this phone vs anything else I had.
     
  13. mdaatty

    mdaatty Member
    5

    Feb 24, 2010
    9
    0
    5
    I have followed the suggestions in this thread, and when I click the little "call history" icon I do indeed get call details, i.e. the number, the time of the call, the duration, and the day of the call. Unfortunately, this last says "yesterday" or "5 days ago." I provide detailed invoices to my clients, and I often rely on call history to give me the duration, time and date of calls so that my bills are accurate. My bills cover a 30-60 period, and I don't want to keep checking a calendar to figure out that "25 days ago" corresponds with "January 31, 2010."

    Am I just missing something? Has everyone else figured out how to get call history to show a calendar date? If so, I'd appreciate some help on this question. Thank you.
     
  14. textstev

    textstev Well-Known Member
    36

    Jan 29, 2010
    160
    2
    36
    Atlantic City, NJ
    Get google voice, that shows you dates.

    Otherwise, I don't know. :) Maybe just quickly scroll down the notification bar to look at the date, and do the math 5 days ago from today 24-5 feb 19.
     
  15. Psilo

    Psilo Well-Known Member
    16

    Feb 21, 2010
    85
    3
    16
    The only work around I've found for this, as of yet, is to go straight to the contact itself and scroll to the call history icon where it will tell you the exact time of said calls and the duration, I've also noticed that after 7 days it actually starts telling you the calendar date for the calls, which is weird.
     
  16. Lucidot

    Lucidot Well-Known Member
    78

    Feb 8, 2010
    523
    76
    78
    I'm not trying to be a douche bag here, but if you rely on just the call history in your phone for client billing purposes then you might want to hire an assistant that is familiar with the whole invoicing process. I would never rely on just that for my business. Maybe make use of the calender to note times. Hell, there may even be an app for something like that.
     
  17. ryan79260

    ryan79260 Active Member
    16

    Jan 19, 2010
    33
    5
    16
    For client billing you wouldn't have the immediate need that was originally posted (or at least I'm assuming that to be the case). Why wouldn't you go to the official records and get your call detail from your wireless carrier? That information can easily be pulled online on-demand.
     
  18. Lucidot

    Lucidot Well-Known Member
    78

    Feb 8, 2010
    523
    76
    78
    Good point. It will surely be there given the age of the information you are requiring.
     
  19. pkopalek

    pkopalek Well-Known Member
    103

    Dec 19, 2009
    837
    117
    103
    Computer Technician / Systems Implementation Manag
    Buffalo, NY
    I have to support this idea for business use.

    You can fake phone calls with apps. It's not hard. Verizon bills are a lot more solid in terms of billing a customer.
     
  20. mdaatty

    mdaatty Member
    5

    Feb 24, 2010
    9
    0
    5
    I find that unsolicited advice is often prefaced with words like "I don't mean to be a douche bag here..." Lacking evidence to the contrary, I must assume that in offering their advice on my billing practices, Lucidot and Ryan79260 are not, in fact, douche bags; they are simply ignorant of my particular needs and circumstances. Unfortunately, they did not address my question concerning call history details. Try again, please.
     
  21. Lucidot

    Lucidot Well-Known Member
    78

    Feb 8, 2010
    523
    76
    78
    I actually thought that looking at your phone usage and history online did address your question.

    If that does not in fact address your needs, then maybe you need to be more specific about what you needs are.
     
  22. ryan79260

    ryan79260 Active Member
    16

    Jan 19, 2010
    33
    5
    16
    Would like to point out that I, in no way, claimed to be a douche bag... I just tried to offer up a simple, yet elegant, solution to your problem. Too bad it didn't work for you.

    By the way, you did sort of solicit advise by posting a question to the forum. By definition...
     
    mdaatty likes this.
  23. Lucidot

    Lucidot Well-Known Member
    78

    Feb 8, 2010
    523
    76
    78
    I, in fact, tried not to be a douche bag.

    I am not a fan of douche baggery myself, but thought since this was in text that it may come across that way.
     
    mdaatty likes this.
  24. doogald

    doogald  
    Guide
    5,343

    Jan 7, 2010
    6,644
    1,902
    5,343
    As the Rolling Stones once sung, "You Can't Always Get What You Want". Perhaps, if the phone is ever updated to 2.1, or is rooted, the call history will better suit your needs.

    What I'd suggest in the meantime is to go into the Market, search for "call history", and perhaps you will find an app that works with the Eris and gives you reports and such that you might need. There is an app called "Call Log Analyzer" from Infinity Software Solutions for 99 cents that may do what you need, though I'm not curious enough to take the time (or the money) to find out for sure.
     
    mdaatty likes this.
  25. AubieJones

    AubieJones Active Member
    16

    Nov 6, 2009
    38
    9
    16
    Arkansas
    Ha, great quote. MDAATTY is obviously an attorney. My Dad is as well and I can definitely recognize the "tone" due to many years of arguing with him.
     
    mdaatty likes this.

Share This Page

Loading...