Tag Archive: Call


How to improve call quality on Android

Make your voice calls sound better on both ends with these tips.

For some, phone calls are an important feature of a phone. There’s always a lot of discussion about which messaging app is the best or why you would want to use one SMS app over another, and those things are worth talking about to be sure. But voice calling is a primary feature of the gadgets we have in our hands and when you need  [Read More…]

T-Mobile fined $40 million because it played fake ringtones and lies to rural users about call quality

Unlike the Uncarrier.

The FCC has fined T-Mobile $ 40 million for faking connections to rural customers in Wisconsin, according to a release. It also inserted fake ring tones into those calls to make it seem like they were connecting and failing, even though no one was on the other end of the call to pick up.

The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau opened an investigation following rural carrier and consumer complaints that T-Mobile callers were unable to reach  [Read More…]

The first mobile phone call was made 45 years ago, Motorola celebrates with deals

Did you know that today 45 years ago, the first mobile phone call was made? Well you can celebrate with Motorola and get discounts on some awesome products.

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Own an Amazon Echo in India? You can now use Alexa to text or call your family

Alexa-to-Alexa messaging and calling goes live in India, along with the ‘Drop-In’ feature that turns your Echo into an intercom.

Amazon is rolling out key features to Echo owners in India. You can now use Alexa-to-Alexa calling and messaging to talk to contacts that also own an Echo device. You’ll first need to give Alexa access to your contacts, and it’ll go through the list and suggest people that have an Echo device linked with their phone  [Read More…]

Voice Control, Call Activate! [#acpodcast]

This week, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Alex Dobie take a look at some fresh Samsung Galaxy S9 and LG G7 rumors before diving into Android Central’s Best of CES 2018 Awards.

They also take a look at other news from the show, including Google Assistant penetration into the automotive market, Lenovo’s Smart Display, an NVIDIA 4K HDR TV, fingerprint sensor technology, Razer’s “Project Linda”, and more!

Show Notes and Links:

Samsung Galaxy S9 will be announced in February at  [Read More…]

Ok Google, make a hands-free call

Google Home now supports hands-free calling.

One big missing feature from Google Home when it launched was the ability to make phone calls with the device. Google promised a whole slew of new features at this year’s I/O developer conference, one of which was the ability to make hands-free calls. That feature has now started rolling out to users.

Redditor andybaseclef shared a video of him calling the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater using his Google Home. The  [Read More…]

T-Mobile rolls out advanced scam call blocking to all MetroPCS customers

Nobody wants to deal with spam or scam calls.

T-Mobile’s patent-pending scam detection tech, dubbed Scam ID and Scam Block, is making its way downmarket to its prepaid subsidiary MetroPCS. Unveiled earlier this year, Scam ID is something T-Mobile has been working on in conjunction with the FCC to hopefully curb scam calls on its network — that is, illegitimate unsolicited calls coming in hoping to take advantage of those who could be tricked by certain social engineering attacks.

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New OnePlus 3 and 3T beta updates improve Bluetooth, call behavior

A small but important update is out for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.

OnePlus has issued yet another so-called “open beta” for its latest devices, the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, yet again ironing out some bugs in the realm of Bluetooth while improving certain app designs and behaviors around incoming calls.

Open Beta 15 for the OnePlus 3 and OB 6 for the OnePlus 3T feature a redesigned dialer app that includes a new call-answering  [Read More…]

ZTE Axon 7 gains Daydream View support, Caller ID and call blocking feats

Owners of the ZTE Axon 7 smartphone rejoice, as today is announcing itself to be a very good day for you. The ZTE Axon 7 is finally getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update, a bit late – but better late than never, right? The new build brings users the option of multi-tasking on their device […]

Don’t want to call Congress? Use this app instead! 🏛

Countable is the best free app for contacting your Congress member and staying privy to the politics happening behind the scenes.

Last week, I wrote a little ditty on the apps you can install to easily keep privy with what’s going on in the world. I had mentioned the app Countable, which keeps you up to date on what’s going in Congress.

This week, I’m imploring you to download it, especially considering what happened last week in  [Read More…]