09-30-2013 08:39 PM
You're all so fantastic! I'm learning a lot from you. Thanks for sharing the information that you've discovered about the new Galaxy Centura smartphone.
I edited yesterday's (09/29) post, adding some paragraph headers that will make info easier to locate. Time permitting, I'll do the same for previous posts.
runnomore, it's great to hear that mine wasn't the only one set to AWST. How the heck was that chosen as a default? Until you discover the sub-menus in SETTINGS, you honestly think you're losing your mind. As for the $25 GOOGLE PLAY card, yours was a scratch-off, but msmickey's was a peel-off. Since they look virtually identical, good luck to us figuring out which is which without ruining them.
Here are a few other things I learned today:
The ringtones that you've bought previously for other TracFone handsets (e.g. - LG 840g or 800g) cannot be transferred manually or via Bluetooth to the Galaxy. They must be re-purchased and downloaded again from TracFone. Unfortunately, no ringtones for the Galaxy are yet available for DL. The software is still being developed and the DOWNLOADS website section still is Under Construction.
If you can't launch your BROWSER, you'll need to reset the phone. To do this:
1. Turn it off.
2. Immediately turn it on again.
3. Enter *22890.
Your desired web page should launch.
Last night, I left the phone DL-ing a large file from Audible. This morning, only two of 21 chapters had completed. Additionally, I couldn't access any other websites. I verified that my modem and Wi-Fi router were functioning properly. TracFone TSR Cookie said whenever this happens, simply follow reset procedure. While it's not difficult to reset, I'm wondering why this is necessary and how often it occurs?
As previously stated by others, when you turn on the phone, there's a TEXT showing current balances of MINUTES, TEXTS and DATA. I didn't register for this service, but it's good since there's no way to check balances on Android as we did in PRE-PAID on the other models. I don't know whether TracFone established this as a means of keeping people aware of balances. TracFone texts to you are free, whether it's a balance advisory or promotional information; they won't be deducted from your balance. I noticed that little green BALANCES banner across the top that appeared when you turned on the phone has vanished, replaced by these daily TracFone texts. I'm guessing daily, but perhaps they appear each time you place a call, send a text or web browse on 3g.
I'm not a big texter, Linny535, so perhaps someone more experienced can offer additional help you with the advanced features, but here are the basics:
1. Tap the MESSAGES icon to go to New Message screen.
2. Indicate the Recipient's name/e-mail address on the To: line; tap Next.
3. Type your message in the box below.
4. You can add attachments by tapping the paperclip icon.
5. When complete, tap Send.
Linny535, you won't deplete your DATA as long as you're in a hotspot or connected to Wi-Fi. It's only when you go on 3g that you're going to use your minutes accessing websites such as You Tube.
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I don't use custom ringtones much myself, but there are literally dozens of mostly free apps on Google Play Store with even more ringtones. There are also apps that allow you to create your own ringtones from your music etc. They won't let me post a link, but all you have to do is go to Google Play Store and search for "ringtones."
10-01-2013 05:43 AM
jr29, even in the good old days - BC (Before Centura) - TracFone prohibited the use non-TF ringtones, even for the LG 800g and LG 840g. TF barred anything from GOOGLE PLAY and all other outside sources. They won't even allow you to use your own original compositions.