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Am I ignorant about features? My laptop rings when I get a phone call

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by toastman91, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. toastman91

    toastman91 Lurker
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    So I don't come here often and haven't really done too much with my galaxy S3 like I used to do with my previous phones, so I am thinking I am an ignorant consumer. However, recently when I was killing time on my laptop (windows 8) I noticed a random ringing noise I had never heard before. Later, I noticed the ringing noise once again another time, however this time I paid attention to the fact that I got a phone call a few seconds after the ringing started. I tested it a few more times and came to the conclusion the two were paired. However, I didn't have bluetooth turned on with my phone nor my laptop, also I have never paired the two since I just bought the laptop recently. I assume the phone is using the computer as a headset accessory, but it makes no sense that this functionality works with no bluetooth nor does it make any sense that this feature never worked with my old laptop (Windows 7) that I did actually pair with the S3. Is this a Windows 8 thing or is this some sort of bug that allowed them to unintentionally pair without me knowing? Either way it's a nice feature I never knew existed

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  2. bhero

    bhero Android Enthusiast

    Do you use Google voice....if no quit reading.
    Do you use gmail and was it open?
    Is yes gv was what was ringing in gmail
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  3. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Google voice was my first thought as well
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  4. toastman91

    toastman91 Lurker
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    Omg I'm an idiot, I totally forgot I use GV for voicemail transcripts since Sprint's blows bushels of D. I didn't have google voice up at the time, but I am sure I had a chrome window open at the time that I was signed in to. Thanks for proving I'm not insane or being bugged, just ignorant :p
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  5. eisawi99

    eisawi99 Well-Known Member

    it could also be google hangouts
  6. youngnex

    youngnex Well-Known Member

    It's definitely Google Voice. If you sign out of Chrome it will not do the noise when someone is calling you. I've tested this and confirmed it.

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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