1. gfederline9's Avatar
    i know that american government let workers choice between iPhone 6 or galaxy s 6 giveaway , did british government do the same thing

    i do know some british government department give out nokia 100 to workers
    04-30-2015 04:55 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    No "giveaway"... In most cases, the devices remain government property and employees use them while employed.
    04-30-2015 07:23 AM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    OP, it's not as simple as you're thinking at all...only certain people employed within the federal government (or local government for that matter) are issued smart phones for official use. Most employees who are offered the phones are government workers who are in the field more often than in the office, otherwise they would be supplied with a desk phone.

    Those who do get phones have a fairly set in stone regulation set that must be abided by in order to retain the phone. Private use of the phone is very much frowned upon, and the phones are usually locked out of general application purchases unless they are relevant to the work function of the employee (obviously people figure out work arounds for this, and use their work phone for private usage all the time, but the regulations are still there).

    The phones are also property of the government, so one does not get to keep them...they can be recovered at any time, they can be wiped and locked down at any time, and have numerous monitoring applications running on them so the government knows exactly who, what and why you were using it at any given time.

    I had an HTC EVO for quite some time before they started offering iPhones...switched to a 5 then a 5S before i resigned from my federal position. That phone was strictly used for official duty in my case because honestly, I didn't need the feds breathing down my neck for using it otherwise...I never even made so much as a personal phone call on the thing, especially with a perfectly functional personal iPhone that was with me at all times as well.
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    04-30-2015 11:34 AM
  4. gfederline9's Avatar
    No "giveaway"... In most cases, the devices remain government property and employees use them while employed.

    OP, it's not as simple as you're thinking at all...only certain people employed within the federal government (or local government for that matter) are issued smart phones for official use. Most employees who are offered the phones are government workers who are in the field more often than in the office, otherwise they would be supplied with a desk phone.

    Those who do get phones have a fairly set in stone regulation set that must be abided by in order to retain the phone. Private use of the phone is very much frowned upon, and the phones are usually locked out of general application purchases unless they are relevant to the work function of the employee (obviously people figure out work arounds for this, and use their work phone for private usage all the time, but the regulations are still there).

    The phones are also property of the government, so one does not get to keep them...they can be recovered at any time, they can be wiped and locked down at any time, and have numerous monitoring applications running on them so the government knows exactly who, what and why you were using it at any given time.

    I had an HTC EVO for quite some time before they started offering iPhones...switched to a 5 then a 5S before i resigned from my federal position. That phone was strictly used for official duty in my case because honestly, I didn't need the feds breathing down my neck for using it otherwise...I never even made so much as a personal phone call on the thing, especially with a perfectly functional personal iPhone that was with me at all times as well.
    uk gov give Nokia 100 to their worker , poor
    04-30-2015 01:29 PM
  5. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Isn't this something that should be brought up to your Prime Minister for discussion in session?

    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4 ❤
    04-30-2015 02:37 PM
  6. qbnkelt's Avatar
    OP, it's not as simple as you're thinking at all...only certain people employed within the federal government (or local government for that matter) are issued smart phones for official use. Most employees who are offered the phones are government workers who are in the field more often than in the office, otherwise they would be supplied with a desk phone.

    Those who do get phones have a fairly set in stone regulation set that must be abided by in order to retain the phone. Private use of the phone is very much frowned upon, and the phones are usually locked out of general application purchases unless they are relevant to the work function of the employee (obviously people figure out work arounds for this, and use their work phone for private usage all the time, but the regulations are still there).

    The phones are also property of the government, so one does not get to keep them...they can be recovered at any time, they can be wiped and locked down at any time, and have numerous monitoring applications running on them so the government knows exactly who, what and why you were using it at any given time.

    I had an HTC EVO for quite some time before they started offering iPhones...switched to a 5 then a 5S before i resigned from my federal position. That phone was strictly used for official duty in my case because honestly, I didn't need the feds breathing down my neck for using it otherwise...I never even made so much as a personal phone call on the thing, especially with a perfectly functional personal iPhone that was with me at all times as well.
    Correct. My work issued SGS5 is strictly work. No personal use at all.

    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4 ❤
    04-30-2015 02:38 PM
  7. gfederline9's Avatar
    Correct. My work issued SGS5 is strictly work. No personal use at all.

    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4 ❤

    you should reply from your iPhone 6 not note 4 ,
    this is iPhone forum
    05-01-2015 12:48 PM
  8. qbnkelt's Avatar
    you should reply from your iPhone 6 not note 4 ,
    this is iPhone forum
    I reply from whichever phone is in my hand.
    Right now it happens to be my Note 4.

    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4 ❤
    05-01-2015 02:28 PM
  9. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Right now it happens to be my iPhone.


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    05-01-2015 02:28 PM
  10. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Right now it happens to be my Quasimodo.

    Sent from my Passport using Tapatalk
    05-01-2015 02:30 PM
  11. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Right now it happens to be from my desktop.
    05-01-2015 02:32 PM
  12. hydrogen3's Avatar
    you should reply from your iPhone 6 not note 4 ,
    this is iPhone forum
    SMH.
    05-01-2015 02:41 PM
  13. gfederline9's Avatar
    Right now it happens to be my Quasimodo.

    Sent from my Passport using Tapatalk
    Quasimodo = blackberry passport

    XD
    05-01-2015 02:47 PM
  14. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Yup.....


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    05-01-2015 02:49 PM
  15. gfederline9's Avatar
    Yup.....


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    blackberry is famous is USA , and Canada not really in UK

    I see 1/100 people use blackberry here

    and I see tons of European migrate use windows phone in UK

    windows phone is solid
    05-01-2015 02:53 PM
  16. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I've got a Lumia 1520 that I left at home. Normally it's on THIS line.

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    05-01-2015 03:43 PM
  17. gfederline9's Avatar
    I've got a Lumia 1520 that I left at home. Normally it's on THIS line.

    Sent from my Passport using Tapatalk

    you have iPhone , Samsung , blackberry , windows ,


    are you those phone reviewer on YouTube ? Why u have so many phones ?
    05-02-2015 06:24 AM
  18. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Main reason is I Iike phones. Some women collect shoes, I collect phones.
    The second reason is I like to know what's out there and I don't like people who tell wild stories about what a phone can or can't do. For example, I bought the Quasmoso off a friend who, I her words, was going to smash it against the wall. She hates it, so I gave her 150 for it and she's used that down for her iPhone. Why I found out is that it's a hot mess of bugs - terrible camera, flickering screen, contact app that multiplies contacts - and that the legendary battery life that it's supposed to have is no better than the battery life I had since September on my iPhone 6.
    So I buy phones because I like to try me things and because I don't like fanboys from any platform to take me for a fool. And I tell the truth as I encounter it.




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    05-02-2015 08:11 AM
  19. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    you have iPhone , Samsung , blackberry , windows ,


    are you those phone reviewer on YouTube ? Why u have so many phones ?
    What is the point of this whole thread? It seems completely pointless. SMH
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    05-02-2015 08:19 AM
  20. gfederline9's Avatar
    is there a way to disable all notification in 1 time , instead of disable them each one by one

    is there a way to disable all notification in 1 time , instead of disable them each one by one

    it seems like I have to delete them one by one , which I have hundreds of apps so it don't make sense

    Attachment 81046

    Main reason is I Iike phones. Some women collect shoes, I collect phones.
    The second reason is I like to know what's

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    05-02-2015 08:28 AM
  21. qbnkelt's Avatar
    The only way to have a universal off is to toggle the silent switch.



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    05-02-2015 08:50 AM
  22. gfederline9's Avatar
    The only way to have a universal off is to toggle the silent switch.



    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    so if I press the silence switch ( the button on the left side of iPhone ) , the notification will cancel and thus saving some battery from background ?
    05-02-2015 09:53 AM
  23. qbnkelt's Avatar
    No that won't affect your battery life. It will silence them.
    There is no global off for notifications, each is discrete. For example, I might not want to have FB notifications but I do want to have weather alerts come through. Therefore I have discrete settings to toggle.
    If you want to turn everything off to save battery go to Airplane Mode. All notifications are off and battery use is minimal.

    However, that also means nothing comes into your device.

    So if what you want is no notifications, silence the device. If want you want are discrete notifications silenced, then you have to select individually. Or choose no notifications when you get each app.

    Background activity is a whole different function.

    Attachment 81048

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    05-02-2015 10:07 AM
  24. gfederline9's Avatar
    No that won't affect your battery life. It will silence them.
    There is no global off for notifications, each is discrete. For example, I might not want to have FB notifications but I do want to have weather alerts come through. Therefore I have discrete settings to toggle.
    If you want to turn everything off to save battery go to Airplane Mode. All notifications are off and battery use is minimal.

    However, that also means nothing comes into your device.

    So if what you want is no notifications, silence the device. If want you want are discrete notifications silenced, then you have to select individually. Or choose no notifications when you get each app.

    Background activity is a whole different function.

    Attachment 81048

    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6

    great , so if I turn off background apps refresh for that particular app , then I won't receive notification for that particular app anymore ?
    05-02-2015 11:30 AM
  25. qbnkelt's Avatar
    great , so if I turn off background apps refresh for that particular app , then I won't receive notification for that particular app anymore ?
    That's two different things.
    Background refresh is to keep the app from maintaining a refresh cycle.
    Notifications alerts you and that's a different setting individually. Some examples:

    Attachment 81051
    Attachment 81052

    You can choose no alert even in the notification centre.

    However if you terminate background refresh then you won't receive alerts at all unless you go in manually.

    That's what I mean by discrete settings for alerts. The only way to silence all at once I s to toggle silent. Otherwise it's individual settings.

    By the way the same Is true in other platforms.


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    Last edited by qbnkelt; 05-02-2015 at 12:19 PM.
    05-02-2015 12:00 PM
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