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Old 12-07-2012, 06:33 PM
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Now that I've upgraded from EVO 3D to Note2, I've been thinking of ways to utilize the EVO... afterall it's a very fine piece of hardware, and I've already listed it on craiglist hoping to find a buyer (not going with eBay because the going price has been low)

So I could use it to skype with my parents and sister by keeping it signed in all the time... ok... but still I should be able to do better than that.

Enter Google Voice and Talkatone

I only have one cell phone which is already associated with a G-Voice account (Account #1), but I have 2 more Google accounts, one of them being used for spams / craiglist purpose (Account #2). So here are the steps I took:

1. Got a new G-Voice number for the 2nd Google account
2. Attach 2nd G-Voice account with my current cell (Note2) through 2nd account's G-Voice portal, which removed G-Voice account #1 from Note 2
3. Confirm the new G-Voice number forwarded to Note2 (Google calls my Note2 and I enter 2-digit code)
4. Install Talkatone from Google Play on the EVO
5. On the EVO's Talkatone, sign-in Google Voice Account #2
6. Remove G-Voice Account #2 from Note2 by re-associating G-Voice Account #1 to Note2 (again, Google calls my Note2 and I enter another 2-digit code)

And viola, now my HTC EVO 3D can get in-coming and out-going calls, all free, as long as there's wifi connection!
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:11 PM
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I'm not sure what exactly you want to do but it sounds like you want to use your old phone for free using google voice, or just find a use for it!

Things you can do with it:
1. Sell it and make some money!
2. Keep it and use it as a "suedo" tablet for games and stuff when you are bored.
3. Keep it and use google voice on it! se it as a phone for random stuff like craigslist, etc
4. Keep it and get a cheap plan from straight talk or those type of companies with unlimited data for 20-30 bux a month and you can use it for whatever you want, even as a regular phone!
5. Leave it at home and set it up as a security camera if you have kids, etc.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:17 AM
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If it has a clean ESN, sell it on Craigslist? Or make it a "tablet"
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:31 AM
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So I could use it to skype with my parents and sister by keeping it signed in all the time... ok... but still I should be able to do better than that.
My phone always has Skype running on it, it's how my family in Europe calls me. I think a second device just for that is kind of a waste.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:32 AM
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I put my Iphone 4 on craigslist and sold it in 3 days for $225, so my upgraded iphone 5 was essentially free.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:52 PM
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I'm not sure what exactly you want to do but it sounds like you want to use your old phone for free using google voice, or just find a use for it!

Things you can do with it:
1. Sell it and make some money!
2. Keep it and use it as a "suedo" tablet for games and stuff when you are bored.
3. Keep it and use google voice on it! se it as a phone for random stuff like craigslist, etc
4. Keep it and get a cheap plan from straight talk or those type of companies with unlimited data for 20-30 bux a month and you can use it for whatever you want, even as a regular phone!
5. Leave it at home and set it up as a security camera if you have kids, etc.
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If it has a clean ESN, sell it on Craigslist? Or make it a "tablet"
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My phone always has Skype running on it, it's how my family in Europe calls me. I think a second device just for that is kind of a waste.
I've already posted it on craigslist, I'm using it to serve as other purposes until it's been sold (see my original post).

Believe it or not, I just sold the Palm Pre with the touchstone last week for $80, I think not bad for something over 3 years old.

My kids don't need e-sucker, my elder son will not get one from me until maybe two years from now.

In addition to running Skype and using it as a VOIP phone, I've also hooked it up to my old dvd-player/theater system and play Pandora.

Just want to share an idea with you all how to setup a home phone through this route, that's all. I haven't had landline at home for over 10 years, but this additional G-Voice number will come in handy when my parents (they don't live in the US) stay here. I could use it when not at home too, not that I will take it out, but many stores and places (my work location included) have wifi today.

Security camera... that's a very interesting idea...

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Old 12-08-2012, 02:29 PM
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:23 AM
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If you travel abroad often then it is always good to have an extra phone with you to use when abroad with a local sim card. When abroad I turn off Data from local number and use that phone to see who is calling and use the other smartphone with a number and data plan in the country that I am visiting.

If you never travel abroad then I would just sell it.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:41 PM
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What To Do with Extra Smartphone

I considered putting together a robot using a cell as the processor. Almost seems too easy to use a mini-linux cpu for just such a task, complete with communications.

Like I need another project.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:42 AM
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I considered putting together a robot using a cell as the processor. Almost seems too easy to use a mini-linux cpu for just such a task, complete with communications.

Like I need another project.
Maybe this is what you need?
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:34 AM
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Maybe this is what you need?
That is cool.

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Old 12-13-2012, 04:50 PM
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I put my Iphone 4 on craigslist and sold it in 3 days for $225, so my upgraded iphone 5 was essentially free.
Exactly what I am doing.

Got the iPhone 5 yesterday at BestBuy ($50 off) and put my iPhone 4 on eBay tonite. I always sell my previous gen phone on eBay and it covers the cost of the new one.
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