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Forum: Where Can I buy and general buying discussions   2019-06-28, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By Phils
Before unlocked phones became law, I bought a...

Before unlocked phones became law, I bought a phone from Koodo and paid to unlock it to use it on Telus. The unlock worked fine but the phone would always show the Koodo logo when booting up.

Not...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2019-05-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,766
Posted By Phils
I would think your problem is an overstuffed wifi...

I would think your problem is an overstuffed wifi channel.

In my case, I was having all sorts of WiFi issues while my router was set to select its channel automatically. What I did was run an...
Forum: Home Computing   2019-04-12, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By Phils
I'm deep into Google Home with 4 Google Home...

I'm deep into Google Home with 4 Google Home speakers, a chromecast audio I treat as a speaker and a Lenovo Display speaker. I also have an Echo Dot I got for free. Everything I have was bought on...
Forum: Bell Satellite TV   2019-04-08, 07:35 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 80,513
Posted By Phils
ldg, They've been doing this for decades. I...

ldg,

They've been doing this for decades. I was a client in the 1980s and 90s and had 5 receivers (I had a big house). At one time, you were allowed to have a receiver in your home and another on...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2019-03-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,315
Posted By Phils
I think 7th generation should work with Show Mode.

I think 7th generation should work with Show Mode.
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2019-03-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,315
Posted By Phils
geode, Thx, I've done this on a phone...

geode,

Thx, I've done this on a phone previously. In that case, it didn't help.

Was I right about show mode?
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2019-03-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,315
Posted By Phils
geode, It sounds like the launch program...

geode,

It sounds like the launch program you're referring to is "Show Mode" which effectively turns it into an Echo Show device. The control for it is found by dragging down from the top and...
Forum: Home Computing   2019-02-18, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By Phils
I use the free Anydesk. ...

I use the free Anydesk.

https://anydesk.com/remote-desktop
Forum: HDTV: Front and Rear Projection Screens and Televisions   2019-01-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By Phils
If holl_ans' post interests you, there's also...

If holl_ans' post interests you, there's also this for less money. They often have sales for as little as $69 and they have eBates as well. This is one model of a few they offer.
...
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2019-01-02, 07:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,989
Posted By Phils
I guess that proves my point. Here's a...

I guess that proves my point.

Here's a quick and dirty:

Sub-accounts: Every account has a main account number but if you want the phone to ring on multiple devices, each device needs its own...
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2018-12-26, 09:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,989
Posted By Phils
For basics, the Obi will get VOIP.MS going with...

For basics, the Obi will get VOIP.MS going with lit6tle to configure but there is a lot that should be done on the VOIP.MS side to get features and options working.

There are sub-accounts, ring...
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2018-12-24, 08:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,989
Posted By Phils
I recently switched from POTS to VOIP for my...

I recently switched from POTS to VOIP for my primary phone line. I've had VOIP on my second line for years. Because it was a second line, it didn't get used very much and the typical cost per month...
Forum: SiriusXM Satellite Radio   2018-10-06, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By Phils
Dumb question but were you inside a garage when...

Dumb question but were you inside a garage when the refresh signals were sent? I remember the last time they had to refresh my radio, I had to be stopped outside with the the motor running for about...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2018-09-18, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By Phils
I recently noticed the change on my Roku also.

I recently noticed the change on my Roku also.
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2018-09-13, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By Phils
Do you have a play/pause button on the remote?...

Do you have a play/pause button on the remote? Try that.
Forum: Home Fix-up including Appliances, HVAC and Power Tools   2018-07-12, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By Phils
It's a good idea to close the windows if you'd...

It's a good idea to close the windows if you'd rather not pay for cooling the great outdoors.
Forum: Telus Mobility, Public Mobile, and Koodo Wireless   2018-06-27, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
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Views: 907
Posted By Phils
My wife and I also use our phones sparingly with...

My wife and I also use our phones sparingly with Telus. We've also been with them since the Clearnet days. A few years ago, our pay as you go balance exceeded $300 each as we each paid $100 for 365...
Forum: Home Automation and Security   2018-03-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By Phils
Maybe a Ring doorbell. Camera works with motion...

Maybe a Ring doorbell. Camera works with motion detection.

Not cheap though.
Forum: Humour.   2018-02-18, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By Phils
I used to fly a lot for work. Over the years, I...

I used to fly a lot for work. Over the years, I bumped into a number of people in the waiting areas and on the planes. Celebs that come to mind:

André-Philippe Gagnon
Scotty Bowman
Lloyd...
Forum: Bell Satellite TV   2018-02-13, 06:58 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 80,513
Posted By Phils
I haven't had Bell satellite for years however...

I haven't had Bell satellite for years however when I did, they did call and ask for the code displayed on each receiver in my home. I wasn't home the first time they called. They say they left a...
Forum: Home Automation and Security   2017-12-14, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,801
Posted By Phils
When it comes to Home, better make up your mind...

When it comes to Home, better make up your mind soon as the sale prices are ending pretty much everywhere.
Forum: VoIP Providers   2017-11-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 60,350
Posted By Phils
asif9t9, Go to Red Flag deals and look up...

asif9t9,

Go to Red Flag deals and look up webslinger. He knows this stuff inside out. There was a discussion thread on this in RFD about 2 years ago.

Here is one thread where he participated:
...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2017-10-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,399
Posted By Phils
I have a weather network program on my PC that...

I have a weather network program on my PC that places an icon with the temperature in the system tray. I also use the weather network android app on my phone. It's the best one I've used and I've...
Forum: VoIP Providers   2017-09-12, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,519
Posted By Phils
What about Fongo? It's totally free.

What about Fongo? It's totally free.
Forum: VoIP Providers   2017-09-11, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,519
Posted By Phils
Also, CSip Simple is free.

Also, CSip Simple is free.
Forum: What's On Television?   2017-09-03, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,230
Posted By Phils
Nashville is still there although the season...

Nashville is still there although the season (maybe the series) is over.
Forum: Videotron   2017-06-04, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,916
Posted By Phils
Nope. You need an illico box which you may...

Nope.

You need an illico box which you may get from them included for free. Alternatively from time-to-time, some people give away their old illico boxes on Kijiji as they move to HD or Fibe. I...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2017-03-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 24,708
Posted By Phils
I recently rented an apartment in Fort Lauderdale...

I recently rented an apartment in Fort Lauderdale that had Shaw satellite. Since there are a lot of French Canadians in the Hollywood / Fort Lauderdale, many rent out apartments and supply Canadian...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2017-03-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,005
Posted By Phils
Never used it since it was installed. I also...

Never used it since it was installed. I also uninstalled it last week to save space.
Forum: Home Theatre Corner   2017-02-12, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By Phils
Further to what 57 says, it sounds like the stb...

Further to what 57 says, it sounds like the stb isn't included in your watch TV activity like it should be.
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