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greenmark
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Kai wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2023 12:39 pm
greenmark wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2023 12:20 pm
Derek27 wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2023 4:56 pm
I've just reset my Android phone and now it's waiting for me to sign into WiFi so it can download 239Mb of fuck knows what! No control over a flipping smartphone!
Indeed. I run low on storage and a big cuplrit is Google Play Services.
I clear the data (usually 250Mb). 5 minutes later it's back up to 250Mb.
I can't uninstall or disable it. Gits!
Don't do that, it's a core software component linked to device security
Ok thanks for the advice. My phone is unlocked so I was thinking about delving further, but I guess it wouldn't be sensibe.
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Derek27
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greenmark wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2023 12:20 pm
Derek27 wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2023 4:56 pm
I've just reset my Android phone and now it's waiting for me to sign into WiFi so it can download 239Mb of fuck knows what! No control over a flipping smartphone!
Indeed. I run low on storage and a big cuplrit is Google Play Services.
I clear the data (usually 250Mb). 5 minutes later it's back up to 250Mb.
I can't uninstall or disable it. Gits!
I've now upgraded to the latest OS. When I rebooted it was installing apps and games as one by one, I was uninstalling them. It was just like dropping litter right in front of a litter picker and watching him pick it all up. :x
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ShaunWhite wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2023 12:48 pm
Derek27 wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2023 4:56 pm
! No control over a flipping smartphone!
There is, you need to Root it.
Users can install and run applications on rooted Android phones and tablets that require special privileges, bypass carrier-installed software, and even remove bloatware applications (as opposed to simply disabling them). Root access is even needed if you want to install trivial things like certain custom fonts, and rooting Android can also unlock new features in certain apps and launchers.

Bit of a faff but you don't want people who don't understand the tech messing about with their OS. It's easier to just let them rant about not being able to do it. ;)
I can take a Microsoft OS down to its nuts and bolts but I don't know much about phones. It's a bit risky, anything goes wrong and you need a new phone plus your warrantee is invalid.
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What is it about this time in the afternoon that we get bombarded with animal suffering adverts?
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Derek27 wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2023 1:49 pm
What is it about this time in the afternoon that we get bombarded with animal suffering adverts?
I want to know what happened to the watershed? Those ads are harrowing. And then you've got all those 'true crime' progs taking about grizzly deaths, usually about women to appeal to the pervs.
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ShaunWhite wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2023 1:54 pm
Derek27 wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2023 1:49 pm
What is it about this time in the afternoon that we get bombarded with animal suffering adverts?
I want to know what happened to the watershed? Those ads are harrowing. And then you've got all those 'true crime' progs taking about grizzly deaths, usually about women to appeal to the pervs.
Yeah, the watershed certainly did its job. You would sometimes see a pair of tits in the Sweeney but I remember really struggling to stay up until 21:00. :lol:

By the way, when I said pair of tits, Microsoft Editor asked if I meant a pair of fits. :lol:
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Derek27 wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2023 12:53 pm
greenmark wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2023 12:20 pm
Derek27 wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2023 4:56 pm
I've just reset my Android phone and now it's waiting for me to sign into WiFi so it can download 239Mb of fuck knows what! No control over a flipping smartphone!
Indeed. I run low on storage and a big cuplrit is Google Play Services.
I clear the data (usually 250Mb). 5 minutes later it's back up to 250Mb.
I can't uninstall or disable it. Gits!
I've now upgraded to the latest OS. When I rebooted it was installing apps and games as one by one, I was uninstalling them. It was just like dropping litter right in front of a litter picker and watching him pick it all up. :x
You think you have problems, I just rebooted PC and some of my forum threads are in Spanish
greenmark
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Trying to buy betangel but can't.

Either through the email following trial or the betangel app's splash of a discounted annual deal.
I end up in a cul-de-sac I'm asked for a business address and state and zip code.
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greenmark wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2023 5:55 pm
Trying to buy betangel but can't.

Either through the email following trial or the betangel app's splash of a discounted annual deal.
I end up in a cul-de-sac I'm asked for a business address and state and zip code.
If somebody from BA needs to have a rant they'll see your post, but otherwise you'd be better off contacting support. ;)
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Just deleted a post as I noticed the Contact support icon. Sadly that went down a rabbithole. So I'm here as potential customer and I can't make the transaction. I'm in the UK and have previously had a BA contract. Quite what is going on here is beyond me. But I'm minutes from forgetting the idea.
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Euler
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You can email us, but the contact form should be working ok: -

https://betangel.freshdesk.com/
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greenmark wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2023 6:35 pm
Just deleted a post as I noticed the Contact support icon. Sadly that went down a rabbithole. So I'm here as potential customer and I can't make the transaction. I'm in the UK and have previously had a BA contract. Quite what is going on here is beyond me. But I'm minutes from forgetting the idea.
Which support link did you click on the forum?

I've just tried the one highlighted below and that also correctly opened the support desk page
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greenmark
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Dallas wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2023 8:17 pm
greenmark wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2023 6:35 pm
Just deleted a post as I noticed the Contact support icon. Sadly that went down a rabbithole. So I'm here as potential customer and I can't make the transaction. I'm in the UK and have previously had a BA contract. Quite what is going on here is beyond me. But I'm minutes from forgetting the idea.
Which support link did you click on the forum?

I've just tried the one highlighted below and that also correctly opened the support desk page

Support.jpg
Sorted. Brain fade to blame. Sorry for wasting your time but thanks for helping. Now a paying customer again.
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Dallas
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greenmark wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2023 11:04 am
Dallas wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2023 8:17 pm
greenmark wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2023 6:35 pm
Just deleted a post as I noticed the Contact support icon. Sadly that went down a rabbithole. So I'm here as potential customer and I can't make the transaction. I'm in the UK and have previously had a BA contract. Quite what is going on here is beyond me. But I'm minutes from forgetting the idea.
Which support link did you click on the forum?

I've just tried the one highlighted below and that also correctly opened the support desk page

Support.jpg
Sorted. Brain fade to blame. Sorry for wasting your time but thanks for helping. Now a paying customer again.
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No probs, we recently switched support desks so just making sure there wasn't still a link somewhere on the forum that hadn't been changed
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Derek27
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Another flipping 0-0 draw, don't know how I pick them. I should just dump my entire account balance on a nil-nil draw!
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