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  1. badankles

    badankles Well-Known Member
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    okay, so i feel stupid asking this, but can't find it anywhere in the manual or google. what is the hole next to the volume rocker for?
     

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  2. paul1956

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    That hole was placed there to use a lanyard or lariat. A lanyard or lariat... is a cord or strap when attached to the Epic provides another way to carry the phone or used as added security when carrying the phone with the lanyard or lariat around your wrist.
    Hope this helps. BTW I have never used a lanyard with any mobile phone I have owned.
     
  3. Shane112358

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    Not just as a lanyard. Especially in Asia (Korea in particular, in my experience) almost everyone has a little token hanging from that hole. When I lived there we called it a phone dangly, but it could be anything from a small cartoon character to a heart to something that lights up when the phone rings, to something that matches up with your boyfriend/girlfriend's dangly..... to almost anything really. Being a Samsung phone it's obviously a carryover from their market.
     
  4. badankles

    badankles Well-Known Member
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    lanyard or charm, okay, i know it, but how that heck do you use it? i used a lanyard occasionally on my old samsung instinct, but it had a way to loop through and around a cross bar. the epic just have a hole, how to i get a lanyard to hold?
     
  5. Othan1

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    I use a charm for added protection. There are "manly" charms on ThinkGeek.com, by the way.

    Instead of looping it like you do with the other phones, you take the back cover off, slip the loop in the hole (giggity) and the end of the loop goes over the plastic post inside. You then close the cover and, voila, you have added drop protection.
     
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  6. Shane112358

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    When I was in Korea I had a cell phone charm that was a diapered baby with a cigarette in its mouth. When the cell phone rang the ash on the cigarette would light up :)
     
  7. badankles

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    thanks, guys. taking the back cover off, duh. the light up charm is not a bad idea, i see one from the thinkgeek site: ThinkGeek :: Mathmos Astro Light Charms

    not diapered baby with cigarette, sorry. :)

    i'm thinking of using it to hook on a long chain (like for keys), long enough to the ear but if slipped it won't hit the ground. btw, my epic is still neckid.
     
  8. Othan1

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    Make sure the charm you get says it's CDMA compatible if you're going for fancy blinkers. I noticed most are GSM only.
     
  9. taylormah

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    How can a charm light up with phone call? I mean how does it know phone is ringing?
     
  10. Epicurean

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    You should try the Tricorder app (in the Market) - that'll really bend yer noodle ;-)
     

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