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A few important notes i dont see emphasized here...(especially ex iphone 3gs users)..

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Allenfx, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Allenfx

    Allenfx Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    A few important notes i dont see emphasized here...

    Especially for us ex iphone users who are newbs.

    1) The beta log in portal of the HTC sense control panel is up and running. I logged in tonight and i was able to make my phone ring and track it to my present location. I did not try to secure it or wipe it..(obviously). You can not do a google search and find the darn search but here is the link.


    You of course need your info that you used when you created a sense account on start up. If you skipped it you can go back and run start up again from the setup menu.

    2) Use Google voice. I saw this briefly mentioned but i wanted to expound. Download the google voice app from the market (you need a gmail address and then create a market account and run market). run it and set it up. Do not bother setting it up to send a message to your text msg or email account..just load the widget right on your main home screen and then you will see a Box telling you A) who sent a message B) a typed transcript of the voice mail and C) if you click it you can listen to the message. (scroll through the messages by clicking right or left).

    3) You no longer have to TYPE text messages. Just press and hold the EN key and speak your text and hit send.

    These three things (along with setting up the market) would have been TRAGIC to have missed but possibly to have missed coming from an iphone 3GS

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  2. sarstube

    sarstube Member

    i have a question. how do you search in the htc mail program?

    that saved my life more than once on my iphone. i have an exchange account fyi.
  3. Allenfx

    Allenfx Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Havent figured out how to search the contents of the mail but you can search the senders and subject lines just clicking the magnifying glass while you are in your inbox.... (assuming you are looking for a specific sender or topic in a long long list of inbox emails)..???

    Is that what you meant?
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  4. CWMV

    CWMV Newbie

    Glad you posted this! Im coming from BB and had no idea what this Google voice thing everyone was talking about was. Many thanks!
  5. sarstube

    sarstube Member

    i just kept hitting menu looking for search like in gmail or yahoo. didnt even think about the search key!
  6. gtalum

    gtalum Well-Known Member

    I figured out number 2 on my own, but it bears repeating. Without Google Voice (or at least another app like YouMail), you are stuck with long-pressing 1 to get to the very old-school regular voicemail, and listening to every message in order whether you want to or not.

    As a side benefit (for me, primary benefit for others), GV also allows you to make free domestic calls via wifi, and to make very cheap international calls via wifi or 3G.
  7. Chew

    Chew Android Enthusiast

    Another side benefit of Google Voice: free texting.

    I have all my friends/family "trained" to only use my GV number for texting.
  8. CWMV

    CWMV Newbie

    What you mean free texting?! Is that only between google voice accounts?
  9. chief113

    chief113 Well-Known Member

    No, if you can get people to "only" text your google voice # instead of your regular #, the texting is free, no matter where it comes from.
  10. chief113

    chief113 Well-Known Member

    It's just tough to get people trained. I gave up on it!
  11. playzwithfire

    playzwithfire Newbie

    This phone and reading these threads are truely making me more in love with this thing, This is my first Android coming from a blackberry, didnt even know what this google voice did, I am loving what i am learning, so thank you for this great post as well

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  12. stancrazy

    stancrazy Well-Known Member

    Too bad he was banned...ha ha.

    It helped me as well. Although i wonder if google voice is shortening battery life any...
  13. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    Don't worry, he'll be back soon. :)

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