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Telegram. Why? 22 Feb 2022 19:53 #1

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Hello to all at EE,

To get the latest version of the alpha software as an alpha tester it appears that a subscription to Telegram is required. It doesn't matter what the cost is. Free, cheap expensive or whatever.

Personally I do not want to have to sign up to another messaging service to be bombarded with more adverts and unwelcome emails.

Happy to test test your software but not happy to be bombarded with adverts from Telegram.

Tom.

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Telegram. Why? 22 Feb 2022 20:08 #2

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It also appears that a smart phone is required, my flip phone doesn't work.
But it may not work in a year or so, I need to upgrade.

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Telegram. Why? 23 Feb 2022 07:54 #3

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Telegram is working with linux,android,ios ,mac, windows.

Regarding "adverts and unwelcome emails" i had 3 last year from Telegram. And this is easily blocked.

Compared to other "social" media and tools like Teams, Discord and Slack this is a light weight tool. You can also mute the channel for a specific time.

You gain more dynamic feedback to EE. E-mail and forum is not that dynamic. Telegram lack a few tools that Slack/Discord have but i don't think we need that.
Github has all the other tools required for the testers and EE to get this as smooth as possible as long as we use it.
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Telegram. Why? 23 Feb 2022 07:57 #4

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I'm not sure you are right Tom.
I joined up as an alpha tester a few days ago but so far have not been bombarded by any adverts from Telegram
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Telegram. Why? 23 Feb 2022 13:00 #5

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I have never used Telegram before, exactly on a reason, that I am not a fan of social media and do not want receive any adverts.

I did not succeed with logging into Mac or Linux desktop app (Telegram) without smartphone - had to get Telegram first on a phone and then use it to login into desktop app.
Promoted sms-service to send a code did not work (at least for me and at least in Australia).

I would really appreciate if someone will post a guide here, how to login into Telegram without a phone. Might be very useful for people who do not want to use smartphone to login or do not have smartphone at all.

TBH, for those few days I am using Telegram App, I did not receive a single advert or any kind of other annoying messages. Hope it will stay this way.
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Telegram. Why? 23 Feb 2022 15:00 #6

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It is unclear to me how to set up the Telegram app to receive messages from Expert Electronics :hi:

73 Torrey N9PY
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Telegram. Why? 23 Feb 2022 15:15 #7

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N9PY wrote:
It is unclear to me how to set up the Telegram app to receive messages from Expert Electronics :hi:
It is alpha/beta testers tool only and not needed for common user. Common user will continue as usual receiving all tested software within Software section.
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Telegram. Why? 23 Feb 2022 15:18 #8

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Telegram is linked to your mobile phone number.

The channel for regular users (not testers) you just type "EE_News" in the search field in Telegram and select "join channel"

Or enter the following URL in your browser:
tg://resolve?domain=EE_News

This should open Telegram to the "EE_News" channel
Last Edit: 23 Feb 2022 15:19 by LA3QMA.
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