Droid

How can I use visual voicemail with multiple phones on Verizon?

Episode 1158

Peter from Brooklyn, NY

Peter has more than one cellphone running in Verizon and wants to swap out SIMs to use one number. But he has to use a special SIM in order to get LTE in it. Leo says that may be due to the update that runs VOLTE. But when it takes the SIM out and moves it to the iPhone, he loses visual voicemail. Leo says that's likely a Verizon shortcoming, even though Leo doesn't think there's a technical reason.

How can I manage RAM in Android?

Droid Razr Maxx

Episode 972

Rod from Shelby, MT

Rod has a Razr Maxx Android smartphone. He wants to know how to kill applications once he's done with them. Leo says that with the recent versions of Android, killing apps is no longer necessary. The OS will stop the app once he exits from it. Leo says that RAM management isn't really an issue for Android. If RAM starts to run low, Android will automatically kill the oldest process if it's running in the background.

Is the Droid 4 a good choice for a smartphone?

Motorola Droid 4

Episode 889

Lamarte from Lynwood, CA

Lamarte was looking into the Droid 4 because it has a physical keyboard. Leo says that an on-screen keyboard is a common concern for people getting their first smartphone, but a physical keyboard makes the phone so much thicker and heavier. Leo thinks that once you get used to the on-screen keyboard, it really is better. Lamarte says he just can't get the on-screen keyboards to work well for him though.