1. AK in PA's Avatar
    Morning! I popped in here last week to try to figure out how to work my new phone. Loaded some apps.
    I work for the USPS and live in the western end of the Pocono mountains of PA. Almost heaven to me! The only way it would be better is if I could live on a lake where I could sail a Sunfish. The lake in the community I live in is too small. Since I moved in Feb 2013 I've been trying to hike and bike as much as possible. Unfortunately, an overuse injury currently has me sidelined.
    This is my first "smartphone". My Motorola flipphone died on me last month. And since I will now, in my new job, be doing some travelling I decided it was time to break into smartphone use in order to keep track of adverse weather conditions. I hadn't purchased a smartphone before this because of the expense of the plans that one was locked into for years. For me that just wasn't a smart choice. But when I had to look around for a new phone I looked at prepaid smartphones. Finally I settled on the Samsung Victory 4G LTE offered by VirginMobile on a low cost prepay plan. Which, I noticed, not too many people know about. It's not on the device search on this forum either. Frankly, there just weren't too many choices because of coverage issues in my neck of the woods. This one was the most advanced one in my price tag. Then it went on sale!! $50 less!!
    I'll need plenty of help trying to figure out these apps. Which of the stock Google and/or Samsung are worth keeping and which should be discarded. Can you delete some of the apps that come in their established group of apps without deleting the ones you want? Is there a better keyboard? The ones on the Google keyboard are just way too small. I'll listen to any advice I get.
    Well, that's it for now on the intro. I've got to call my insurance company to get some meds covered.
    Thanks!
    10-18-2013 10:43 AM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!

    You've come to the right place and we're glad to help. As far as deleting apps, well, you can't typically delete them without rooting your phone but you should be able to "disable" them to keep them from running and using your phones processor and RAM.
    10-18-2013 01:26 PM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Morning! I popped in here last week to try to figure out how to work my new phone. Loaded some apps.
    I work for the USPS and live in the western end of the Pocono mountains of PA. Almost heaven to me! The only way it would be better is if I could live on a lake where I could sail a Sunfish. The lake in the community I live in is too small. Since I moved in Feb 2013 I've been trying to hike and bike as much as possible. Unfortunately, an overuse injury currently has me sidelined.
    This is my first "smartphone". My Motorola flipphone died on me last month. And since I will now, in my new job, be doing some travelling I decided it was time to break into smartphone use in order to keep track of adverse weather conditions. I hadn't purchased a smartphone before this because of the expense of the plans that one was locked into for years. For me that just wasn't a smart choice. But when I had to look around for a new phone I looked at prepaid smartphones. Finally I settled on the Samsung Victory 4G LTE offered by VirginMobile on a low cost prepay plan. Which, I noticed, not too many people know about. It's not on the device search on this forum either. Frankly, there just weren't too many choices because of coverage issues in my neck of the woods. This one was the most advanced one in my price tag. Then it went on sale!! $50 less!!
    I'll need plenty of help trying to figure out these apps. Which of the stock Google and/or Samsung are worth keeping and which should be discarded. Can you delete some of the apps that come in their established group of apps without deleting the ones you want? Is there a better keyboard? The ones on the Google keyboard are just way too small. I'll listen to any advice I get.
    Well, that's it for now on the intro. I've got to call my insurance company to get some meds covered.
    Thanks!
    Welcome to the forums.
    As for keyboards, you are going to be restricted by your screen size. However, you can turn the phone 90 degrees and get a landscape board.
    As for disabling apps try this: [Guide] Disabling apps on Galaxy S3 and Tab 2...No root required

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC forums app
    10-18-2013 04:28 PM
  4. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Welcome! Have you found some useful apps yet? Here's a few I think are worth looking into:

    Weather
    Runtastic Pedometer for when you are out and about and want to see the total distance traveled.
    Android Central App for news on Anything Android.
    Android Central Forums App

    Hope those are useful. Let us know if you have further questions.
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    10-18-2013 04:43 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! These guys have already said what I was going to say ...

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    10-19-2013 12:41 AM
  6. thehabsonice's Avatar
    Hey guys I'm new here from Canada !
    10-19-2013 12:43 AM
  7. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Hey guys I'm new here from Canada !
    Welcome to the forums.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC forums app
    thehabsonice likes this.
    10-19-2013 01:00 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hey, welcome to Android Central!

    Posted via Android Central App
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    10-19-2013 01:04 AM
  9. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    Welcome to both of you, expecially AK, a fellow Pennsylvanian (live in Hershey now, but grew up near Warren, PA).
    10-19-2013 10:16 AM
  10. AK in PA's Avatar
    Oooo! way to close to chocolate. I couldn't live there. But it's nice country!
    10-20-2013 01:25 PM
  11. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central.

    Sent from my Droid Maxx using Tapatalk Pro
    10-21-2013 07:21 AM

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