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    Personally I would not snoop on her - you break...

    Personally I would not snoop on her - you break the parent's trust. I would just ask the phone provider
    to turn off the data and SMS, so all she has is ability to make phone calls.

    Sheng-Chieh
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    1. My experience is P+ CS is hit-and-miss. They...

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    My experience is P+ CS is hit-and-miss. They got bad during the P+ phone ban, but better lately.

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    HoH (hard-of-hearing) issue. CDMA is a better network than GSM - probably they have more...
  3. Maybe the cheapest way is to activate the phone...

    Maybe the cheapest way is to activate the phone for free somewhere else (but on Verizon's network).
    And then, a month late, port into P+. ??? But then, where first that has free activation,...
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    For call to CS, any CS, not just P+, study their...

    For call to CS, any CS, not just P+, study their hours and call at the beginning of their work hours.
    E.g., P+ is 9am-10pm EST M-Sat and 12-8pm EST Sun. So call P+ at 9:05am EST.

    Sheng-Chieh
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    You mean this thread? ...

    You mean this thread?

    http://forums.webosnation.com/webos-internals/274615-linphone-alpha-testing.html

    Interesting, but I think I'll wait for the official release (i'm not a geek - don't like...
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    Are you often near a wifi? If so, consider...

    Are you often near a wifi? If so, consider republic wireless which has a hybrid phone. Unfortunately
    they were in beta last month and not accepting new customer. I don't know what their status is...
  7. For non-smartphone, go with ClearSoundsŪ...

    For non-smartphone, go with ClearSoundsŪ ClearDigital AC100 Amplified Cellular Phone

    http://www.hitec.com/productDetail.asp_Q_catID_E_112_A_subCatID_E_190_A_productID_E_412

    For smartphone, I...
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    For Android phones, there is an app (forgot the...

    For Android phones, there is an app (forgot the name, sorry - someone else???) that allows you
    to text using data.

    Sheng-Chieh
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    Most cellphones have an email address. E.g. if...

    Most cellphones have an email address. E.g. if you are on Verizon or a prepaid provider that
    piggyback on Verizon's network and your # is 1234567890 your email is [email protected] ....
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    P+ and VM have phone data - you have to create an...

    P+ and VM have phone data - you have to create an account. Tracfone does not have phone data.

    Sheng-Chieh
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    If you want a linux-based OS laptop, go with...

    If you want a linux-based OS laptop, go with system76, zareason, linux certified, or los alamos computer.
    If you want a window OS laptop, I can't recommend since I'm window-free for 8+ years. A...
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    Can't answer your question, but the article is a...

    Can't answer your question, but the article is a validation that hybrid phone (and other devices) are
    futurist devices. RW (republic wireless) is a pioneer, and others are coming.

    Sheng-Chieh
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    Do check the amp usage. I, a Palm pixi plus user...

    Do check the amp usage. I, a Palm pixi plus user was hoping to let a friend using a t-mobile sidekick use
    my micro-usb charger. I decided not to after reading this.
    ...
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    Donate the old phones and get a tax deduction???...

    Donate the old phones and get a tax deduction???

    Sheng-Chieh
  15. Is there a way to install text -> voice...

    Is there a way to install text -> voice recognition software on his computer? You could have a super big
    icon in the center of his computer/tablet which double-click toa brower which starts at P+...
  16. I predict (eventually) it will be possible to...

    I predict (eventually) it will be possible to attach (using the microUSB slot???) an external foldable keyboard to
    your cellphone in the future.

    Sheng-Chieh
  17. If you are worried about P+ CS (IMHO it's hit and...

    If you are worried about P+ CS (IMHO it's hit and miss + depends on the problem), then opt for
    a dealer.

    Sheng-Chieh
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    Agree. If needed, surf thru Android Market and...

    Agree. If needed, surf thru Android Market and look for an utility that cutoff the data when desired.
    I would thing such utility is floating around - I'm others have this problem.

    Sheng-Chieh
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    Whatever you do, put her on autopay so that the...

    Whatever you do, put her on autopay so that the phone stays "alive" even when she forget
    about renewing.

    Sheng-Chieh
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    Amen. If she is not planning to use any...

    Amen. If she is not planning to use any smartphone features, then forget a smartphone. Consider
    one of those new Kyocera G2GO M2000 (P+ has them for under $40) or some other "texting" phone.
    So...
  21. Personally I rather be hit by a car going 20 then...

    Personally I rather be hit by a car going 20 then 55+. But then I rather not be hit at all.

    I do see your point. But make exceptions for so that people can report traffic jams, accidents, etc.
    ...
  22. If you decide to move to Verizon's network,...

    If you decide to move to Verizon's network, consider using Page Plus Cellular (P+ or PPC). If you want dirt-cheap wifi
    smartphone, go for Palm Pixi Plus - you can get them under $40 these days -...
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    Alternatively, you could tell her you will...

    Alternatively, you could tell her you will activate the next day (which is a Monday).
    That's what I would do.

    Sheng-Chieh
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    I am only aware of Republic Wireless with do wifi...

    I am only aware of Republic Wireless with do wifi calling w/o any high tech. But they are in beta and
    no new account allowed as of 2 days ago.

    I also believe (someone corrects me if needed) that...
  25. There was an article long ago that states talking...

    There was an article long ago that states talking on cellphone is like seniors driving over 40.
    In other words it is safe to talk when driving slow, but dangerous when driving on the highway.
    I...
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