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Rohm
post Apr 29th 2009, 10:18 PM
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From: Long Island, New York



Vote 1-866-436-57--_ _, or Text "VOTE" to 57--_ _
Vote 2 hrs. non-stop, Power Text, No Vote Splitting

Please avoid the IDF forums during the 2-hour open voting period.


VOTING NUMBERS/FINALE SHOW TIMES:

1-866-436-5701, or
03, or
05

OR

TEXT the word "VOTE**" to 5701 only (1 Text no. only: 5701)

**ALL CAPS

VOTE 4 HOURS NON-STOP FOR FINALE NIGHT.

1- Hour Finale Show (Tuesday, 05/19/09) ends: VOTING STARTS:

9pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) New York, New York
8pm Central Time (CST) Chicago, Illinois
9pm Pacific Standard Time, Los Angeles, California:???

Time Converter:
current time conversion: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
future time conversion: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html


TEST your Go Phones, AT&T Cells, Group texting: Technical Assistance phones for Phone Makers, AT&T, AT&T Stores all below. Send a text message to another cell and ensure the message(s) is/are received - especially text messages.

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OUTLINE (Sections are numbered):

1. Power Voting Strategies: Summary
2. Buy & Activate Immediately AT&T Go Phones Now!
3. Summary of Technical requirements:
* DI (with set-up: U.S. Fans)
* Gizmo (U.S./International Fans)
* icall (U.S./International Fans)
* vbuzer (U.S./International Fans)
* Vonage (U.S. Fans)
* Skype: disabled
4. Summary of Voting Methods (landlines, cell, texting:U.S. Fans)
5. Power Texting: Technical phone nos. from Phone Maker & AT&T (U.S. Fans)
6. General Power Texting Tip #1 (U.S. Fans)
7. General Power Texting Tip #2 (U.S. Fans)
8. IPhone Power Texting (U.S. Fans)
9. Go Phone Power Texting (U.S. Fans)
10. Blackberry Power Texting (U.S. Fans)
11. Digital or VOIP: Vonage (Skype is disabled; U.S. Fans)
12. International Fans & U.S. fans:
* Gizmo
* icall
* vbuzzer
* world clock for time conversions
* VFTW technical blogs (DI, Gizmo, Vonage: helpful)
13. AI "Official" Voting FAQs
14. Effective Voting Strategies:
* Team, International Fans, Personal, Technology, Sample Message for e-mail * social networking sites
* Promote, promote, promote! (general promotion strategies)
* Show Adam the Love! (send Adam fan mail)

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1. POWER VOTING STRATEGIES: SUMMARY

1. Vote non-stop: vote in as many time zones; stay away from Forum; charge All phones
2. Power/group text on AT&T cellphones: test group texting in advance before voting
3. Buy an AT&T Go phone to power text: test group texting in advance before voting
4. Team Voting/Voting parties at home, condo, apartment, office: involve family, friends, relatives, officemates, schoolmates, children, everybody; pay small children to vote for Adam
5. Use multiple voting methods & technology tools simultaneously (landlines, cells, texting, AT&T Go cellphones, Dial Idol, Gizmo, Vonage, etc.; Skype not working)
6. International/overseas fans can vote via Gizmo (see "International Fans" below)
7. Promote Power Voting Everywhere: internet/web, Adam fan forums/blogs, entertainment sites, home, office, condo, apartment, office, school, everywhere.
8. No Vote Split - Ever!
[b] 9. use different time zones on "v" & Go Phones: PM spiralfrog, BlissTheAssassin & Rohm


DETAILS BELOW.

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2. BUY & ACTIVATE AT&T GO PHONES NOW!

Faster way to Buy & Activate AT&T Go Phones Found!

1. Buy an AT&T Go phone from:

a. your local AT&T retailer: AT&T Store locator: http://www.wireless.att.com/find-a-store/
Most stores are open on Sundays; call store for exact store hours. There are many stores within a 5-mile radius from your location.

b. Walmart; Walmart store locator: http://www.walmart.com/storeLocator/ca_storefinder.do
Take your Go phone to a local AT&T Store for immediate activation.

c. Radio Shack sells and activates AT&T Go phones; see store locator: http://www.radioshack.com/storeLocator3/in...er_storeLocator

d. Target stores also sell go phones; see store locator: http://sites.target.com/site/en/spot/page....ore_locator_new

2. activate the Go Phone immediately after purchasing your AT&T Go Phone; AT&T store locator: store locator: http://www.wireless.att.com/find-a-store/
Most store opens on Sundays; call store for exact store hours.

3. Get a different area code to maximize your voting time.

Set up group texting while inside the store - and ask for technical assistance. See group texting tips below for AT&T Go Phones (2 phone models discussed).

AT&T GoPhone Customer Service: 1-877-426-0525.

This method is faster than ordering online - which could take you a couple of days to deliver, including package delivery and online activation.

Group texting tips for Go Phones below.

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3. SUMMARY OF TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS.

NOTE: ADDITIONAL DETAILS BELOW THIS SECTION.

DIAL IDOL (DI): U.S. Fan

site: http://www.dialidol.com/;

1. landline phone service in your house
2. a phone modem in your computer (the old fashioned kind with a phone jack)

Then you connect your computer's modem to the phone jack in the wall (disconnect your regular phone), download the Dialidol software which uses your computer to make phone calls over your landline just as if you were dialing by hand.
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GIZMO: U.S./Int'l Fans

Site (installation version): http://gizmo5.com/pc/
site (web version): http://www.gizmocall.com/

* internet-connected PC
* browser
* flash version 9 or better
OR
* Mac: pretend you are a Canadian user
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icall: U.S./Int'l Fans

site: http://icall.com/

desktop:
* Windows XP or Vista
* headset
* broadband internet connection

web:
* web browser
* free calls anywhere in the world

iphone:
* iphone, iphone3G, iPod touch
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vbuzzer: U.S./Int'l Fans http://www.vbuzzer.com/download.php
FAQs: http://www.vbuzzer.com/faq.php

* OS: Windows 2000, XP, Vista
* Browser: IE 5.5 or later
* CPU: 500 MHz
* Disk Space: 20 MB
* Internet: 56 kbps
* Accessories: Headset
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VONAGE: U.S. Fans
site: http://www.vonage.com/help_vonage.php

* A pre-existing high speed Internet connection such as Cable or DSL
* A US or Puerto Rico billing and shipping address
* A Vonage Phone Adapter
* Any touch-tone phone, corded or cordless
* doesn't interrupt your computer usage

NOTE: ADDITIONAL DETAILS BELOW.

4.SUMMARY OF VOTING METHODS: U.S. Fans

ALL CALLS & TEXT MESSAGES must be "OFFICIALLY[/b]" WITHIN the Continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands SUBJECT TO TIME ZONE RESTRICTIONS & WITHIN THE 2-HOUR CALLING PERIOD.

LANDLINES: toll free calls; each call is confirmed.

CELL PHONES: toll free; each call is confirmed; your calls will use up your plan minutes; your cell phone's area code - not your geographic location's area code - determines your Time Zone restrictions & 2-hour open voting period.

TEXT MESSAGING is restricted to AT&T MOBILITY Subscribers with 2-way text messaging handset/capabilities only (verify first with your phone carrier); only 1 confirmation sent after your first text message; "message not sent" may appear on your handset if text message does not go thru; your phone's area code determines your open voting window period; cost subject to your plan features or standard rates apply; you will be charged for each message sent from and received by your wireless device, regardless of delivery and including invalid votes cast outside of the specified time period. "Premium" rates do not apply. See http://www.ATT.com for details, or visit an AT&T Mobility store.
/rohm

EFFICIENT TEXT MESSAGING: Send 'VOTE' ONLY to a 4 digit contestant number: 57_ _. Send following text votes by RESENDING "VOTE" - no need to re-type "VOTE."

5. POWER TEXTING: TECHNICAL HELP FROM PHONE MAKER & AT&T:

TEST YOUR TEXT MESSAGING FIRST BEFORE VOTING TIME: SEND A GROUP TEXT TO ANOTHER CELL & ENSURE THAT ALL 10 TEXT VOTES ARE BEING RECEIVED.

To set up group texting, you may directly call the phone maker:

Nokia:

Call the Nokia Care Contact Center:
Telephone: 1-888-NOKIA-2U (1-888-665-4228)
TTY/TDD: 1-800-24-NOKIA (1-800-246-6542)

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST

Nokia flagship stores (NY & Chicago): http://flagship.nokia.com/

Motorola Cellular Support: 800-331-6456

Samsung:

Mobile phones: 1-888-987-HELP(4357)

* Mon - Fri : 7am - 9pm (CST)
* Sat : 9am - 6pm (CST)

find a retail store: http://storelocator.sprint.com/SL2/Default.aspx

Sony Ericcson:

1-866-766-9374 (Toll Free)
OR

Call AT&T for technical support:

1. call 611 from your AT&T cell phone and identify your phone maker/model
2. 800-331-0500, Technical Service, if calling from a non-AT&T Phone
3. find your local retail store: http://www.wireless.att.com/find-a-store/

6. GENERAL POWER TEXTING TIP #1 FROM Jess:

1. Create 10 contacts with Adam's 57** number, title them "Adam 1", "Adam 2", up to "Adam 10"**
2. Create a caller group named "Adam"
3. Add the 10 contacts to the caller group.
4. Type "VOTE", send to, select "Adam" caller group with the 10 Adam text numbers in it.
5. Send text (it'll take a few seconds since it's sending 10 instead of 1).
6. It should take you right back to your Sent box, select the text you just sent, hit forward, select the caller group again, and send!
7. Repeat!

**if having problems with setting up same number for each of the 10 contacts, put same phone number (57_ _) in different slots: Adam 1 in work 1, Adam 2 in work 2, Adam 3 in Home, Adam 4 in Mobile, etc. (credit to eyelinergoddess)
OR
create 10 different contact numbers - then edit later.

Send 10 texts about every 30 seconds. Prepare your next 10 while one set of 10 is being sent, so you have it ready to instantly send when the previous set is transmitted.

7. GENERAL POWER TEXTING #2 FROM FallingLikeRain:

I found out another way to power text recently, but it depends on the type of cellphone you have. This might be good if your phone allows you to send multiple texts at one time (mine allows 10). Or maybe the contact groups thing will work to; I can't personally test it because my phone doesn't allow it.

Here's my strategy:

1. Go to "Create New Message."
2. Type "VOTE" into the message area.
3. Go to "TO:" and type in "57__" ten times.
4. Don't click send!
5. Instead, I exit out as if "preferring" to not send whatever I was going to text.
6. The phone asks me "Save as drafts?" I click "YES."
7. Go back to the text message main window where "Inbox", "Outbox", etc. is and click on "Drafts."
8. Inside that folder is that text I "preferred not to send."
9. I click on what I drafted and notice that the ten voting numbers along with "VOTE" is already written and I won't have to keep typing it in, essentially wasting more time when I need to be sending more votes.
10. Continue to click "Send"/"Forward" over and over because now I don't have to keep typing in the numbers.

This method allows me to get AT LEAST 4,000 texts in within two hours. thumbsup.gif I hope this can applied to others' phones as well!

8. POWER TEXTING ON IPHONES:

from joie.de.glam:

Group texting on iPhones WILL NOT WORK because the contacts have the same number!

An iPhone user myself, I am borrowing a friend's PDA phone tonight. I inserted my SIM card and now I can send as many messages to the same number as I want, at once!

TO ALL THOSE WITH iPHONES: Find a friend, coworker, family member with a phone that is capable of sending group texts, and BORROW IT TONIGHT! Just insert your SIM card and off you go! Make sure to test first.

In the meantime, make phone call votes on your iPhone using your friend's SIM card. You can make approximately ~1000-1200 votes by calling continuously for 2 hours because it takes about 6-8 seconds for the call to go through and hear "Thank you for voting."

from Macworld:

Unfortunately you can’t use the groups in the iPhone’s Contacts area for sending a single message to multiple recipients. Instead, as you've discovered, to send one message to many you must tap in the To field of a new text message, tap the Plus icon, choose a contact, and, if that contact has more than one phone number listed in their Info screen, choose the phone number you want to use. To add the next recipient, tap the To field again, tap the Plus icon again, and… repeat.

Not very efficient. Note, however, that once you’ve created one such message, you can later text all the recipients in that list again without going through this rigmarole. All you need to do is to find the original message you sent to the group within the Text Messages screen (here’s hoping you haven’t deleted it), and tap in the Send field to create your message. When you tap Send, the message will be sent to all those recipients. Essentially it’s like you’re carrying on the same conversation, though it may be days or weeks later.

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iphone:

U.S. iPhone technical support: 1-800-MY-IPHONE (1-800-694-7466), or
locate a Apple retail store near you: http://www.apple.com/retail/

web discussion tips regarding iphone group texting:

http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-396088.html

9.POWER TEXTING ON AT&T GO PHONES (credit to "Adam's Philly Babe" from TALC):

Use different time zones on Go Phones: PM BlissTheAssassin, spiralfrog, Rohm

"Samsung AT&T GoPhone Model:SGH-A137 with unlimited texting.

I tested the two power texting methods listed above on DwtS tonight and neither worked.

1.Click Menu,
2.Scroll up to Messaging,
3.Select ok,
4.Select ‘Create New Message’,
5.Type VOTE,
6.Click the ‘Send To’ button,
7.Type in 57__, then the scroll down arrow, 57__, scroll down, etc… for twenty slots.
8.Select Send,
9.Then it should bring you back to the messaging panel and scroll down to ‘Sent’ and select ok,
10.Then you select the ‘Options’ button,
11.Scroll down one,
12.Select Forward
13.You should see the text “VOTE”,
14.Then select ‘Send To’ and type in the 57__ numbers 20x and continue process for two whole hours… what we do for this boy…"

....it sounds like the power texting methods/capabilities might differ slightly from one model Go-Phone to the next?.....we can get one at WalMart or Radio Shack WITH unlimitted texting option by tomorrow night too!

Power Texting on Go Phones (credit to jenrdr):

Use different time zones on Go Phones: PM spiralfrog, BlissTheAssassin & Rohm

Nokia 26100: set up a caller group with 20 contacts for Adam.

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Nokia 2610 - There are other models out there, but this is the most prevalent and the cheapest. At this point it's too late to buy online. Walmart or Target sell them and in some cases the AT&T store. (mine didn't)

It is about $20. You do not need minutes if you are just going to text. But airtime CAN be used to purchase the unlimited texting option. The unlimited text option is $19.99. Therefore it will basically cost you $40 to do a GO Phone.

The phone comes with instructions. When you purchase in a store, it will ask you for ZIP code to set it up. This will determine your area code. (so if you want a different time zone, just use a different zip than yours...)

There is a Smart Chip included with the phone. It comes in a cardboard card about the size of a credit card. You punch it out and install in the phone. Then charge your battery!

THEN you activate your phone - either online or calling. You then power up the phone. If you haven't got the SIM card in right it'll say the activation failed. Generally you just need to double check the alignment and try again.

Then make sure you have unlimited texting. Call 611, or if you purchased the card for it at the store follow those instructions. I had added airtime online and then called 611 to add the Text feature. Either way works.

THEN...

First, call 611 and ask to turn off "AT&T Soliciations." These are the pop-up ads that say, "this transaction costs $0.00" They CAN be turned off. It may take a couple of tries as not all reps can or will do it. I had no problem but others have reported reps wouldn't do it. Just try again.

THEN...

In the Menu, seclect Messaging. Then scroll way down to Message Settings and select it. Then select General Settings. Change the Save Sent Messages to "No".

THEN...

You can hit "back" to get yourself to the Main Menu again. Now you want to set up all 20 of your Adam contacts. In the Main Menu select Address Book. Select Names. You can hit the Options button (the button above the green phone icon). Scroll down to Add New Contact.

In First name put Adam (if you want). I don't bother with last name. Then down to the number put in 5701. Adam is first this week so this is likely his number - but it MAY have to be edited.

Then hit the Next button. It will ask if you want to save. Yes.

At this point you may have to hit the Back button to get back to Names. You will then Add New Contact - BUT BE SURE TO USE A DIFFERENT FIRST NAME. I just used "B", "C", "D" and so on until I had 20. It WILL give you a warning when you use 5701 for that name too - but it will let you do it. So do it!

THEN...

In names use the Options button (above the green phone Icon) Don't get confused when you see all the names you had put in - you don't want those now - go to the Options key. Scroll down to Add new Group. I made a Group called Adam Vote.

This is where I had a little trouble cause I kept getting a little confused - but take it slow and it works. Go INTO Adam Vote (or whatever you called it) and you'll see the ADD just above the big square button. Add one of your contacts.

Then do it for each contact to add them to the Group until you have all 20.


THEN...

On Tuesday - when you do a new message - you want to use the Adam Vote group, and then be SURE to type "VOTE" into the message.
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Use different time zones on Go Phones: PM spiralfrog, BlissTheAssassin & Rohm

Nokia 2610: Other tips with unlimited text plan, I got 7,580 votes in this week. Here's an easier way:

You don't need to set up a GROUP. Instead, go to messages, text, new message, and put the 5701 (or whatever it is) number in 20 times. The phone will allow you to send the same message to 20 different "people." Then put VOTE in the message box. SEND. After it buzzes/vibrates 2 times in your hand (took me about 15 seconds each time this week) 1.) push the right key - Exit, 2.) push the left key - Options 3.) Push the middle key - Send. Repeat for 2 hrs. That's it. At 15 seconds each, 4 per minute, 240 per hour, 480 for 2 hours x 20 = 9600 votes per text phone possible! Adam will only win if enough people do this!!

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Use different time zones on Go Phones: PM spiralfrog, BlissTheAssassin & Rohm

Nokia 2610 (other texting tips)):

To send a text message
type vote ,
hit SEND
click down three times and click on contact group

(this should bring up the group you created)
click select
(it should say adding 20 numbers)
click Send
(sending message)
When you see that the message has been sent (only takes a few seconds)

click options
click send to resend all 20 again


repeat the bolded part over and over yes.gif

I didn't have to retype the number or vote. All the work was in setting up the caller group.

10. BLACKBERRY: HOW TO GROUP TEXT

ON A BLACKBERRY……DON’T KNOW ABOUT OTHER PHONES) HIT “CREATE TEXT” AND ENTER THE MESSAGE “VOTE” AND THEN HIT THE (SEND) TO BUTTON………HIT THE “ADD GROUP” AND IT WILL ALLOW YOU TO ENTER 30 DIFFERENT CELL NUMBERS. THEN HIT “SEND” AND WHEN U DO THIS, 30 AUTOMATIC VOTES ARE ENTERED FOR ADAM FOR THAT ONE TEXT MESSAGE YOU
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11. DIGITAL OR VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VOIP) like Vonage: calls are re-routed, so the area code of the geographic area where it's routed determines your time zone & 2-hour open voting window period; call provider to verify cost & other details.

Vonage site: http://www.vonage.com/help_vonage.php

Skype: don't use - problems with last 2 digits less than 10.
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12. INTERNATIONAL (& U.S.)FANS:

Send a Private Message (PM) to GataBella or Little Bee for details of a new voting method.

GIZMO (credit to mabel):

1. There are 2 versions of Gizmo, the installation version: http://gizmo5.com/pc/ and the web version http://www.gizmocall.com/, Both share the same account, Based on the past several weeks' experience, some times the installation version works better and sometimes the webversion works better, the web version usually works better during the first 2 hours(east coast), while the installation version works better during the last 2 hours(west coast). everyone can install the intallation version and save the web version's link now, in case one doesn't work, then you try another quickly.

2. Download Gizmo installation version here: http://gizmo5.com/pc/

First step: click the green "download for desktop" button on the Gizmo site.

3. Test Gizmo

a. Dial: After opening Gizmo, dial Gizmo (type in the space adjacent to the phone icon) the following free Google test phone no:

001-800-466-4411

The 2 "00" in front aids for faster connection. When actually voting, add "00" in front of Adam's number.

b. Call. After typing in the no, the gray circular button ("Call") turns Green; click to place the call.

c. Connect. A new smaller window pops out - followed by a ringing noise, followed by a "ping" sound (which indicates the call has connected); after a few seconds, a "Call's recorded, Google".

When actually voting, there is usually a 5-15 second delay between the 'ping' & the "thank you for voting" message. Also, expect a longer delay before the call is connected. (i.e. more rings)

d. Hang Up. Press the circular red phone button to hang up. The small popout window then closes and you can make another call.

e. Redial. The phone no. entered should have retained. Wait for the call button to turn green again - and you can make another call.

When actually voting, expect a delay before the gray call button turns green.

Notes:

* If the Gizmo doesn't work (after you dial, you can only hear a "ding" sound, no other response), you can always try to use the voting number format like this +1-866-436-570X (just copy and paste the whole thing into the number parameter, including the '+' and '-'), I can get through the voting almost every time with this kind of format.

* We better to register 2 accounts for GIZMO, you can open 2 web pages of the web version www.g i z m o c a l l.com, (or 1 for installation version and 1 for web version in the same time) and voting at the same time....but if your internet and PC is too slow, just vote with one then.

*There is no need to charge any credits for Gizmo. Skype is not working.

For International fans: vote after the 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central show. It won't work during the Mountain or Pacific time zones. Need: internet connected computer with a browser and Flash version 9 or better.

* http://icall.com/ (International fans & U.S. fans)

VFTW forum on technical details for Dial Idol, Gizmo; Skype not working:

http://www.votefortheworst.com/forum/topic5659.html

International (& U.S.) fans can use icall:

iCall online: http://www.icall.com/free-phone-calls/
iCall download: http://www.icall.com/desktop/

Gizmo & Icall:

Gizmo can dial really quickly because you just press to dial and to hang up. The downloads of Gizmo and iCall work the best over online because of the connection. But you could....vote using the Gizmo download AND Gizmo online AND iCall download AND iCall online....that would = HEAPS of votes.

You can get over 500 votes for 2 hrs. using normal phone - and if you also use Gizmo and iCall, you should be able to reach 1,000.

Fans from overseas! You can also use your mobile to dial! It never deducts any credit so it shouldn't cost anything. I'm not 100% but since it hasn't been deducting anything from mine, I think its free. You just have to call: 001-1866-436-57_ _ so just add 001 before the Idol number.

There are certain times for overseas voters. For example, I'm in Hong Kong and the voting doesn't start until West Coast time - so I have to vote from 12:00pm - 2:00pm HK time which is 12:00am - 2:00am US central time. So that might be why some people have been confused as to why Gizmo and iCall isn't working for them. I can get through for about 10 minutes for East Coast time but after that the lines just keep beeping because it realizes my time zone. So, I have to wait later.

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International fans (& U.S. fans):

VBuzzer: http://www.vbuzzer.com/download.php
Download --install--and then register.......use the phone number format
Notes:
1) add the contact...
2) call it once by clicking the number on the right that you already dialed...
3) starts dialing...
4) Press the red phone to hang up (like with cell phones.)...
5) click on the number to dial again.

Note: Please note you should add 1 to all US and Canada numbers, add 011 and country code to all numbers in other countries, no matter where you are calling from.

FAQs: http://www.vbuzzer.com/faq.php

using vbuzzer on different time zones: PM BlissTheAssassin, spiralfrog & Rohm.

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INTERNATIONAL/HAWAII/ALASKA FANS: WORLD CLOCK TIME CONVERSIONS:

current time conversion: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

future time conversion: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

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13. FULL TEXT of "[i]official voting rules" from AI site:

http://www.americanidol.com/faq/

14. EFFECTIVE VOTING STRATEGIES

Team Strategies:

* hold voting parties at hme, condo, apartment, office
* involve/pay nieces, nephews & young children
* start chain group e-mails to officemates , friends, relatives - with idolforum links, videos, pics, etc. & and ask to "please pass it along to 5 friends."
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International Fans - outside the US:

* send group e-mail and group messages from your Facebook, myspace, etc. to family & friends living inside the Continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Post messages in these sites visible to ALL.
* use Viral Marketing strategies: attaching/embedding links, videos, pictures, graphics, etc. & requesting recipient to "pass along this message to 5 friends."
* use Gizmo

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Personal Strategies:

* during voting time: stay off the forums & focus on the voting

* texting/group texting is fastest way to vote: you can get several cell phones with different area codes/different time zones
* borrow AT&T Cellphones/iphones from family, friends & relatives
* vote aggressively non-stop 2 hours or more
* no need to complete the recorded confirmation
* use several voting methods simultaneously (texting, several landlines, several cell phones, use Gizmo, Dial Idol, etc.)
* if having difficulty voting in the first hour, try in the second hour (credit to Crazy4Connie)
* start voting at the middle of the last song
* first call: check that the call is credited to Adam; check periodically thereafter & change phone # immediately if needed
* for effective Voting Methods - including effective texting techniques - please see Part A- Effective Voting Methods (landline, cell phone, texting, Dial Idol, Gizmo, Vonage, icall.)
* fully charge all your cell phones and mobile landline sets
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Technology Strategies:

* send group messages from your myspace, Facebook, Friendster, youtube, etc. & post messages, videos, pics, etc. for Visitors to view
* use Viral Marketing strategies: ask your friends to "please pass along this message to 5 friends" & attach idolforumlinks, videos, graphics, pictures, etc.
* use group e-mail messages
* use efficient texting methods: please see other thread on Part A - Voting Methods.
* use bluetoooth technology & speaker phone

SAMPLE MESSAGE FOR GROUP E-MAILS & GROUP MESSAGES FROM YOUR FACEBOOK, MYSPACE, YOUTUBE SITES & POST THIS MESSAGE ON YOUR SITE:

* Vote for the next big superstar - Adam Lambert - for 2 hours non-stop. Simon Cowell even gave Adam a rare standing ovation.
* Please Register & post in our Adam Lambert forum: http://idolforums.com/index.php?showforum=580
* Enjoy Adam's video performances: http://www.thebestarts.com/AdamLambert/idol/default.aspx
* Please pass this entire message along to 5 friends.
* Thank you very much for supporting Adam Lambert.

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-E-mail friends, family , etc. telling them about Adam. Encourage them to watch the show and vote for him. Ask them to vote as much as they can during the entire 2 hours and ask them to spread the word by e-mailing others.
-E-mail radio stations in your area letting the DJ's know you are a fan of Adam Lambert & why. Most of them talk about AI on their shows and they're going to talk the most about the contestants their listeners want to hear about so let them know you want to hear about Adam. You can usually find the radio station's e-mail addresses and sometimes direct e-mail links on their web pages.
-E-mail entertainment publications (People, Entertainment Weekly, In Touch, Rolling Stone, Variety,etc.) and entertainment shows (Extra, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, E! Entertainment Network, Ellen, Larry King Live) and let them know you're an Adam fan. They will feature the most popular contestants prominently in any articles & stories they do on the show. Again, addresses are on their web sites.
-E-mail Music Critics or Entertainment Writers at your local newspaper. Many of them are doing blogs and stories on AI right now. The more they write about Adam, the more interest and the more people will tune in to see him.
-Creative types can make "Vote Adam Lambert for American Idol" flyers. Make sure to put what time the show is on and what channel it's on in your city. You can distribute these on car windows in your apartment complex, work place, shopping centers, dorms, etc.
-Vote for Adam in all the AI Polls you can find. Google "American Idol Polls" and some of them come up.
-Search "Adam Lambert" on Google & Yahoo search engines regularly. The day's "Most Popular" searches are usually featured on their home pages and it's good publicity for him. This is also tracked by Neilsen to gauge a contestant's popularlty.
-Watch Adam's videos on You Tube. Favorite them, Rate them and Leave Comments about them. This can also get him on a Most Popular list on that site.
-If you're on MySpace send out a "Bulletin" to all your "Friends" encouraging them to watch the show and vote for Adam.
-Go to Music related chat rooms and post about him. I know there are some Music chat rooms on MySpace. Encourage music lovers to watch the show.
-When you see articles on-line about Adam or AI, leave comments. Let all the writers and critics know how popular he is.
-Post here and on the American Idol Forum. His post totals are among the highest and again this shows TPTB how much interest there is in him.
-Buy Adam's songs and videos on ITunes. This also gets tracked by TPTB and people in the music industry.
-If you know anyone going to the AI show, encourage them to bring a sign for Adam so when the camera pans, there are lots of Adam signs in the house.
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#3...VOTE....VOTE....VOTE:
-Use as many phones as you can get your hands on. Disposable cell phones (like the Go Phone) are relatively cheap ($29.99-ish at places like Best Buy & Wal Mart) and can give you an extra line or free up your cell phone for texting. Also remember you can use your cell phone and your landline phone. Re-dial is an Idol fans best friend.
-Vote for the entire 2 hours even if you think Adam is "safe".
-Don't split votes.
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#4...SHOW ADAM THE LOVE
-Write Adam fan mail to show him he's appreciated. They have long hours and it's exhausting. Many contestants have commented in the past about what a great motivator and "pick me up" their fan mail is.
-Write Adam fan mail so TPTB know how popular he is. I'm sure they track who's getting the most mail.
Most Mail=Most Popular=Most Facetime
Here's the address:
Adam Lambert, c/o American Idol, Stage 36/3rd Floor, CBS Studios, 7800 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

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No more casual voting from me, I promise you that. I felt so guilty tonight. POWER VOTING ALL THE WAY!!!


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QUOTE(LoveThoseBoys01 @ Apr 29th 2009, 10:27 PM) *

You should add the Go Phone information to this.


Great idea.

It has been added.

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I still haven't figured out how to vote from Australia, or when. The time zones confuse me blarg.gif I don't know how to work it out.

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I just want to say what I just wrote in a different thread, this seems more the right place.

There's no way Adam came in second last. It's a ploy by the phone+text companies. Just as Web searches are down from last season (though Adam's are three times Cook's: sorry, I don't have the line), so are the calls down. Add to that the economic situation, and AI needs to spark up the motor. Especially so close to the end...it must be alarming for them.

So I'm sure if YOU GUYS--damn I'm international and I read somewhere that Gizmo's no good--do your job, we have nothing to worry about. And I'm very sure TPTB realize that, or they wouldn't have played this trick.

Someone mentioned that Simon and Paula were curiously calm the whole time. Maybe that was a protest to the bullshit..to show that they knew what was going on.


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