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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 18:04 
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their website said they are doing this so they can focus on their 4G coverage
the sms also said I could of course always use wifi, which made me chuckle
we did wonder how they knew my phone had no 4g capabilities as I have a sim only with them so they don't have info on my phone, so my guess is that they tried to send me a message over 4G and that failed or something like that?
so that's the end of my Samsung whateveritis and I will be on the lookout for a new cheap phone as I don't care about phones very much


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:55 
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Unsurprisingly, the Pixel 3a is basically identical to the Pixel 2. The plastic case feels a little lighter, and it's overall a bit rounder, but it's very similar to use. Android 10 (which should be called Quiche, dammit) is very slick and I welcome Dark mode with open arms.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:54 
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Did the Pixel 2 have the 'squeeze to activate Google' thing? That blows my mind that does.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:54 
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TheVision wrote:
Did the Pixel 2 have the 'squeeze to activate Google' thing? That blows my mind that does.

It did. I hate it.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:03 
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DavPaz wrote:
TheVision wrote:
Did the Pixel 2 have the 'squeeze to activate Google' thing? That blows my mind that does.

It did. I hate it.


Ha! Each to their own I guess.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:10 
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DavPaz wrote:
Android 10 (which should be called Quiche, dammit)


What kind of perverse sweet quiches have you been eating?


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:02 
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Bamba wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
Android 10 (which should be called Quiche, dammit)


What kind of perverse sweet quiches have you been eating?

Quince flavoured! With Quality Street as garnish!


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 17:15 
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DavPaz wrote:
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Did the Pixel 2 have the 'squeeze to activate Google' thing? That blows my mind that does.

It did. I hate it.

Yeah, I'm not so keen. I think I've deliberately used it once, but accidentally activate it 300 times a day.

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 17:26 
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I think I've accidentally activated it about a few dozen times.

But it's my go to way of using voice search. Rarely do that any other way.

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 17:27 
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You can turn it off, or at least lower the sensitivity so you have to squeeze it like hulk Hogan to activate it


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 17:38 
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DavPaz wrote:
You can turn it off, or at least lower the sensitivity so you have to squeeze it like hulk Hogan to activate it


I don't want to turn it off in case I ever need it again :DD

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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DavPaz wrote:
You can turn it off, or at least lower the sensitivity so you have to squeeze it like hulk Hogan to activate it


That's how I have mine set... Brother.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 18:39 
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TheVision wrote:
I've recently gone for the Pixel 3a XL and it's a nice phone! I like it a lot.

I think I get 10gig for just under £30 a month? Maybe?!? I'm on a friends and family discount with EE so it was 30% off whatever the store price was. I've also got a free gift coming in the way of an Xbox One, Sonos speaker or some posh headphones.

But yeah, I can't imagine it'll be much different to the Pixel 2 just with a nicer camera I guess? Still, very good.

I got one of these too. I really like it, particularly the camera.

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