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  1. bthoward

    bthoward Well-Known Member

    Its a widget... Tap in a blank area and hold then click to add a widget and its called Search...
  2. droid420

    droid420 Member

    Who cares? I do. Or I wouldn't have taken the time to ask the question.


    If I'm going to trust his information and knowledge, I'd like some kind of proof that he knows what he's talking about. Anybody that's a good BS'er and with a source to the internet can "claim" to be something they're not.
  3. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Well-Known Member

    If you want to be absolutely sure about who you are talking to just go into a verizon store cuz you are in the wrong place bub.
  4. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Well-Known Member

    Furthermore...before you know it the real experts will emerge on this forum the way they did at crackberry's forums. They will be the ones with the post counts in the 1000's and they will gain a reputation as droid genius' lol.

    Oh and if you wanna talk to a Verizon tech just call CS haha
  5. CoreyOli

    CoreyOli Well-Known Member

    I doubt Viperboy will be too ofended by this.. Someone who has the name "droid420" obviously loses a lot of credibility... Hard to be taken seriously when you have a pot smoking reference in your name...

    However, I'm sure having 420 in your name makes you cool though, right?

    You go boy, to cool for me!
  6. Verizoid

    Verizoid Member

    Viper Boy -

    Can you shed some light on the issue of Droid not playing nice with Yahoo POP accounts? Immediately after I finally got my account synched on the device, I started getting "ghost" notifications (i.e., notifications of new emails but no new emails actually received), while previously read emails appeared as unread. It seems like Verizon really wants folks to convert to Gmail, and I'd rather not. This is happening even after the 2.0.1 update. Any info/workaround would be greatly appreciated.
  7. Droidn00b

    Droidn00b Well-Known Member

    Can someone help me figure out how to set up WiFi on my Droid? I have it turned off at the moment but when it was on, I would get notifications of WiFi access (Linksys). Someone mentioned that Verizon blocks some features but I don't see how that's true. I get a notification for "Emily1" but access is locked. My 3G coverage is great. I'm just wondering if WiFi isn't available in my house.
  8. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member


    There are several threads about how to get Yahoo working on the Droid, both here on this forum, and the internet. Its a known issue, but I believe that a workaround has been discovered.
  9. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member


    Wifi works with any router that is "open" to the public, or "your own personal WiFi router", Verizon has not disabled Wifi. Are you saying that not sure if you have a router in your house? Is "Emily1" your SSID name or a neighbor's?
  10. Droidn00b

    Droidn00b Well-Known Member

    No, I don't have an SSID name. I didn't buy a router. I enabled wifi earlier. I'm connected to Lynksys but the signal is poor. I was prompted to enter a network.
  11. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member


    I'm not sure I understand your issue. Are you asking the following questions:

    1. Did Verizon do something to limit WiFi access?
    2. How to connect to available WiFi network "in general"?
    3. How to connect to a "specific" WiFi network?

    Your saying you're connected to "Linksys" but the signal is poor. Do you know who's network that is, and do you know if you are even allowed on it?
  12. Droidn00b

    Droidn00b Well-Known Member

    1. I really don't believe Verizon did anything.

    2. Yes.

    3. Yes.

    Yes, no, and no.

    The Verizon Rep didn't explain any of this when I asked more than once. :)
  13. JustROLLIN

    JustROLLIN Well-Known Member

    Where is this "workaround" you speak of? I have been looking everywhere for some type of update.

    And please do not point me to the....manual email setup with the imap.mail.yahoo.com config, cause that does not work. Or at least I have not been able to get it to work.
  14. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

    "WiFi" access is usually limited to a personal router for the home, or at a business. Its not a term to used access for a large geographical area. If you're at home, and "seeing" a network name (Emily1), then its a personal router at one of your neighbors. If you are connecting to it, and they don't know about it, you shouldn't, as it most likely wasn't meant for you.

    In order to access a WiFi network, again either a wireless router in your home connected to some internet provider, or at a hot spot at some business (e.g. a local coffee shop, or hotel), you usually need (3) pieces of information.

    1. SSID - name of the network
    2. Type of security used - WEP, WPA, WPA2 (if security is enabled)
    3. Security Key - password or passphrase (again if security is enabled)

    Even if you have all (3) pieces of info, if the router is using MAC address filtering, you need to be on the router's "list" in order to connect.

    Hope that helped.
  15. Droidn00b

    Droidn00b Well-Known Member

    Yes, that helped. I appreciate it very much. My son was here a few times with his Mac laptop and he was able to access WiFi. I asked him not to use it if he had to "piggyback" on someone else's network. I'm not the type to take what isn't mine and the "Emily1" definitely made me think it was a neighbor's network. I was confused about the Linksys but you explained it well. :)
  16. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member


    Sorry if I misunderstood your problem. I don't have yahoo mail, and I no longer have a droid, but did read about people able to access their accounts. "Searching this forum" retured (3) pages of threads on yahoo mail.

    If you simply can't send/receive yahoo mail, with the native POP3 Email app, you can either use the GMail app to import, via the settings in gmail online.

    If you're having stability issues with yahoo mail, you may want to look at 3rd party app for POP3 mail called K-9 Mail.

    If neither of those are your issue, then I appologize for misunderstanding and wish you luck...Droid is a nice device.
  17. dragonriot

    dragonriot Active Member


    Ok, here's the deal with WiFi...

    If you live in a city that has "City Wide WiFi" you can get WiFi anywhere... you can also pick up a signal in airports, coffee shops and other "WiFi Hotspots"... using WiFi in your house, when you don't own a Wireless Router yourself, is kinda illegal. Connecting to "Emily1" will just cause Emily to get pissed off, and likely get you messed with if she has any tech savvy... naming her wireless network "Emily1" would suggest otherwise, though she did have the piece of mind to set a WEP or WPA passcode on the router, which is more than most people know how to do.

    As for accessing "Linksys"... just because it's an open network and didn't require a password does not make it any more legal for you to leech off their internet access unless they tout their router as a "WiFi Hotspot". If you have any more questions - how to set up wifi in your house, how to set up widgets and such on your phone, feel free to start a new thread, and ask away.
  18. DankyDroid

    DankyDroid Well-Known Member

    FYI,
    There are very, very many accomplished "pot smokers" some of them even came up w/ unique operating systems that are somewhat good, but of course 2nd to the Android OS lol. Some of them own entire corporations as well. A few of the men that signed our Declaration of Independence also indulged, as well as grew it. Alas, ignorance is bliss....
    In fact, nearly half of the U.S. population has smoked pot at least once...
    just thought I would throw that out there, for anyone that felt like trying to marginalize nearly half of the entire U.S. population, anyway...

    Welcome to the forums mang, glad to see another VZW team member, you are a CSR then? My store has just Sales reps, and CSRs. But I am in a conversion market, so I don't know if we are operating 100% the VZW way yet or not. In any event, glad I stumbled onto your thread.

    I have a question, I had a cust come into the store today, and like me, they got the notification but did not do it right away..
    The difference is, he is not capable of doing it manually, I actually called data tech, my thinking was that they may be able to push it out to him again, so that he could do it, but they acted like I was asking them to make it rain jelly beans or something? Know anything off the top of your head that may help here? It's the Eris, and he is having some minor issues, that I am sure the update will alleviate, but he doesn't really understand this and is likely on the verge of doing a DOA, which will get him another Eris, that will also need an update, that has already been pushed to him. You see where I am going w/ this, anyway, his only hope at this point, is to "hope" that it gets pushed to him again, but I dunno?
    What do you think?
  19. Droidn00b

    Droidn00b Well-Known Member

    Thank you. This was explained to me above and I replied. I appreciate your offer to help me with other issues. :)
  20. Droidn00b

    Droidn00b Well-Known Member


    Oh, and I'm not sure if you meant to belittle me for my name or not. Droidn00b is my ID for this forum. It doesn't mean that I'm completely ignorant and / or that I'm not a quick learner.
  21. ronmiller65

    ronmiller65 New Member

    Under favorites there is a list called, "Frequently called numbers". Which shows the last phone numbers you called.
    My question is: How do I erase them?

    Thanks
  22. Droidn00b

    Droidn00b Well-Known Member

    My phone lists a call log. If that's what you mean, pull up the list and click menu. You can clear call log there.
  23. bluemsw

    bluemsw Well-Known Member

    I would like to know where the heck is the bluetooth headset voice dialing?? any plans on it ever making it to the phone. Another question, how come one can't download an attachment to an email, or at least a word doc. you can view it but not save. How come animated mms messages don't play on the phone? is there a way to get sounds sent in an mms to play with the pic showing? I do like the phone but I would have to say that the advertisement is not very accurate. I can do all of these things on my blackberry and not on the droid. except for the faster browser. I really hope this is alot of major improvements coming for this phone. One last question, whats up with getting yahoo emails on the phone???

    Thanks for your time and effort to helping all of us with these questions.
  24. viperboy

    viperboy Well-Known Member

    OK guys, a few things.

    1.) I will respond to this thread often, but it might not be right away. Searching might be a better option. Not saying I don't want to answer your questions, but my answers most of the time won't be immediate.
    2.) I would have no reason to make up that I am a Tech. I don't know how I could even prove it because the ways I could prove it, you wouldn't understand because you don't work for the company. If you believe me, great. If not, nothing I can do. Sorry, I don't feel I need to prove it, nor do I need to risk my job throwing info out there trying to prove it.
    3.) Can we please try to keep this thread clean? I understand the WiFi thing might not have been clear, but where the conversation lead to could have been better served in a new thread.

    On to answering questions...

    It's possible that some apps will interfere with others, but if you are smart about it, it doesn't matter. The problem I see is that someone will download 3 SMS apps and they wonder why they are having problems :rolleyes: Try not to download apps that do the same things. That can absolutely cause issues.

    I don't believe that was a fix. What you can do is download Download Crutch and log into GMail from the Browser and download files from there. Seems to work great for me!

    As far as that goes, it could just need replacing. The only thing I can think of is are you maybe hitting the mute button with your cheek?? I move the phone around when I talk and sometimes the screen comes on and I accidentally end up hanging up, pressing numbers, or hitting the mute button. I wish that the proximity sensor would just completely lock the screen so they when you do move the phone away from your face, you have to do the unlock slide to do anything. Just my opinion.

    Yes, you can do an AOL (Assumption of Liability). You have to assume responsibility of the line and she continues her current contract.

    I don't believe this was directly addressed in the update. I never had a problem with my phone doing this either. Seems like it is a software problem. Unfortunately, I don't have more info on this.

    As I said in the beginning of this post, I am here to help and I don't know why one would make up that they are a Tech. I won't be proving anything. Believe me or not, take my help or don't - your choice. I personally don't care.

    I am not sure why exactly, but regular Yahoo! accounts aren't just a quick setup anymore. I believe Yahoo! changed settings (possibly intentionally - you know... the whole Yahoo! and Google relationship and Yahoo! might not want to play nice?) so while there may be a work around, officially, I have to tell you that if you want your Yahoo! to work, upgrade to a Plus account or forward your Yahoo! email to your GMail account.

    No, I am not a CSR, I am an actual Tech. Some markets have them, some don't.

    As far as that update, Tech cannot poke the phone to make it update again. They should just get the poke again shortly. If not, in my region anyway, we can flash the phones in the store if something goes wrong with the update, but only as out final option! It is very likely to erase everything in their phone.

    Unfortunately, I don't think you can. Sorry.

    As far as voice dialing, I really don't have an answer for you on that about BT voice dialing enhancements.

    For MMS messages, press and hold on the message and try to Save and play it back on your phone. That should work.

    All of your other questions, I have answered earlier in this post.
  25. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

    I had to edit your post because a more accurate statement couldn't be stressed enough. Especially when most issues have been discussed at length, both here, and on the internet, and when a particular problem me be better addressed towards Google, Motorola, or the 3rd party vendor that developed the app in question.


    Again, new threads may not be needed...I'd like to take this time to stress the point above.

    I'd also like to take this time to thank viperboy for helpin' out in general, and looking into the 3G->1x switching issue specifically. FWIW, it is a problem for a significant number of people, but again, doubt that its widespread. While you say its a software issue, which I hope it would be, I made a thread regarding a "homemade antenna", which made marked improvements:

    http://androidforums.com/motorola-d...rough-3g-1x-switching.html?highlight=homemade
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