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Message 31 of 65

Re: BT Smarttalk security.


@imjolly wrote:

DS

 

my S2 is unlocked and rooted - coincidence?


Hmm, could be.

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Message 32 of 65

Re: BT Smarttalk security.


@pottyperson wrote:

I've checked my wife's Xperia and she gets the choices which my Desire does not offer. I too can only surmise that the app's behaviour varies between phones, with HTC being the odd one out.

 

Actually, I prefer having to have to launch the app deliberately to use SmartTalk. Guards against using it accidentally for a call to a mobile, which would cost on the home account. 


I guess the next Q should be what version of android is in use?:|

 

fwiw, mines 2.2.1 (locked with custom firmware and system updates deactivated)

 

Good point, at least I know for sure if I'm using my mobile and not the app when dialling out.

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Message 33 of 65

Re: BT Smarttalk security.


@pottyperson wrote:

I've checked my wife's Xperia and she gets the choices which my Desire does not offer. I too can only surmise that the app's behaviour varies between phones, with HTC being the odd one out.

 

Actually, I prefer having to have to launch the app deliberately to use SmartTalk. Guards against using it accidentally for a call to a mobile, which would cost on the home account. 


you could always bar mobile calls just in case



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Message 34 of 65

Re: BT Smarttalk security.

I'm using ICS 4.1   so not that



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Message 35 of 65

Re: BT Smarttalk security.

We have tested battery use quite rigorously so wouldn't expect that to be an issue. What device do you use?
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Message 36 of 65

Re: BT Smarttalk security.


@imjolly wrote:

I'm using ICS 4.1   so not that


Ok, so I tried leaving the app running and was planning to time how long it took to switch off...

 

Had 2 error messages

 

1. (didn't get time to copy the first one, but it was a long message)

 

2. Activity BT SamrtTalk (In application BT SmartTalk) is not responding

 

Will try again.

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Message 37 of 65

Re: BT Smarttalk security.


@Fouzan wrote:
We have tested battery use quite rigorously so wouldn't expect that to be an issue. What device do you use?

Hi Fouzan and welcome to the commoners forum:D

 

Well, prior to being told (by Imjolly) that the app was now designed to automatically power off after 20 mins (or so), I used to give the icon around 5 mins and then force closed it assuming that the battery drain wasn't fixed.

 

Having had the app running for no more than 10 mins before this initial post, I went to wake the screen to see if it was still there in the upper left hand corner and the app crashed (as posted above).

 

I've restarted the app and will leave it idling and see when it goes off.

 

It turned itself off, saving the battery:),  after 6 mins. Nothing is done with the app.

 

 

edit

I'm getting odd results:o

After testing this many times, with the app running but not in use, the icon (and the app (13mb file) being checked via 'manage apps' -> 'running services', stops from anywhere from 3 mins to 8m30s.

 

edit

Ok, just had 15m08s.

 

edit

now 15m30s

 

Not sure what's going on here

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Message 38 of 65

Re: BT Smarttalk security.


@DS wrote:

@pottyperson wrote:

I've checked my wife's Xperia and she gets the choices which my Desire does not offer. I too can only surmise that the app's behaviour varies between phones, with HTC being the odd one out. 


I guess the next Q should be what version of android is in use?:|

 

fwiw, mines 2.2.1 (locked with custom firmware and system updates deactivated)


Xperia is 4.0.4, HTC 2.3.5. Doesn't appear to be that.

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Message 39 of 65

Re: BT Smarttalk security.


@imjolly wrote:

@pottyperson wrote:

Actually, I prefer having to have to launch the app deliberately to use SmartTalk. Guards against using it accidentally for a call to a mobile, which would cost on the home account. 


you could always bar mobile calls just in case


Can't find how to do that on the app. It's not possible on the home line without barring national calls also is it?

 

Incidentally, I've ticked the app settings to default dailling of 08 numbers but it doesn't override the native phone.

 

(Sorry, this is further off topic. We'll need a SmartTalk board soon!) 

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Message 40 of 65

Re: BT Smarttalk security.

Potty, you need to do it via the bt Smarttalk web page,

There are 5 levels of barring per user as below

All Allowed
Premium
Premium + international
Premium + international + Mobile
All Barred

The page is accesible via > MY BT

>My Services Tab (under Phone)

>Manage your BT SmartTalk service.