THE COMPLETE HARDCORE POWER VOTING GUIDE

COMPACT SUMMARY OF POWER VOTING STRATEGIES:
 
 

 

1. GOLDEN RULE: Vote non-stop & vote in as many time zones

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.

DETAILS BELOW.

SUMMARY OF TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS.

NOTE: ADDITIONAL DETAILS BELOW THIS SECTION.

DIAL IDOL (DI):

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

* dial-up modem
* DSL/cable
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GIZMO:

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:

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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VONAGE:
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.


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.

PART A:

 

SUMMARY OF VOTING METHODS

 

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.”

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)


Call AT&T for technical support:

OR

 

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/

OPTION #1: POWER TEXTING 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.

OPTION #2 (05/02/09): POWER TEXTING 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!

OPTION #3: 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.”

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://www.macworld.com/article/138438/200…sgrouptext.html

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

OPTION #4: POWER TEXTING ON AT&T GO PHONES (credit to “Adam’s Philly Babe” from TALC):

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!

OPTION #5: POWER TEXTING ON AT&T GO PHONES (credit to jenrdr):

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

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.

BUY AT&T GO PHONES:

Suggestion: get adifferent area code – so you can expand your open voting period.

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

http://www.wireless.att.com/source/connect/gophone/

Find an AT&T retail store near you:

http://www.wireless.att.com/find-a-store/

Hand out instructions regarding group texting. Or I can switch to a lower cost plan – $5/month 250 message plan and keep it.

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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DialIdol: http://www.dialidol.com/; need phone modem.

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.If the Gizmo doesn’t work(after you dial, you can only hear a “ding” sound, no other response), you can alwasy 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.

3.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.

4.There is no need to charge any credits for Gizmo or Skype(because the voting number is free), but I dont think skype will work for next week, the skype blocked the number from 1-9(so it only worked during this week with number 10)

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/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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“OFFICIALLY” UNACCEPTABLE VOTING METHODS PER AI WEBSITE: Pay Phones, internet voting, power dialers.

FULL TEXT of “official voting rules” from AI site:

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

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:

PART B:

 

EFFECTIVE VOTING STRATEGIES

 

* 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 on ADAM-LAMBERT.ORG chat room & focus on 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 site: http://adamunofficial.com

* Please pass this entire message along to 5 friends.
* Thank you very much for supporting Adam Lambert.
Buy & Sell Tickets Online

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credit to almostgolden:

[b]#2…PROMOTE….PROMOTE…PROMOTE:

-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.
-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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Comments

  1. guys voooooooooooooooooooooooooooooote pllllz don’t underestimate kris’s fans they really want to win the title so bad i am so afraid they r gonna do it ,, :( pllllllllllllz focus no more time to waste pllllllllz ,,, adam deserve the idol more than kris support him pllllllz

    • BLUEBERRY says:

      IT’S 4 HOURS OF VOTING FOR FINAL IN EACH TIME ZONE NOT 2! PLEASE WHOEVER WROTE THE VOTING INSTRUCTIONS STOP PUTTING 2 HOURS UP THERE. MAKE A BIG NOTE AT TOP THAT IT’S 4 HOURS FOR FINAL NOT 2. PEOPLE ARE THINKING IT’S ONLY 2 HOURS UGH. THE FIRST THING KRIS PEOPLE HAVE UP TOP IS ANNOUNCE IT’S 4 HOURS OF VOTING FOR THE FINALS ON THEIR SITE. PLEASE FIX IT AND STOP PUTTING 2 HOURS.

    • BLUEBERRY says:

      AND PLEASE MAKE A BIG NOTE THAT TEXTING ONLY WORKS WITH AT&T BUT IS NEVER BUSY. IT’S GOOD TO USE TEXT AS ONE OF YOUR VOTING METHODS BUT ONLY WORKS IF YOU HAVE AT&T. ALSO USE A METHODS AND NOT JUST ONE FOR ALL 4 HOURS.

    • BLUEBERRY says:

      I MEANT USE ALL VOTING METHODS, LANDLINES, CELL PHONES, TEXT ONLY IF YOU HAVE AT&T, GIZMO5, ETC…ALL 4 HOURS FOR FINALS.

    • we are in BIG trouble, i repeat, BIG TROUBLE…
      vote for the worst has selcted all its followers to vote for Kris in the final and since Danny Gokeys fans are going to also vote for Kris, Adam may not wint the title.SO ITS UP TO YOU!!
      Vote super hard core.
      the BIGGEST TIP anyone can give for voting is…
      GET PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR ADAM WITH YOU.
      if you get a group of voters to vote with you then you can multiply the number of votes you send many times!
      have a sleepover for all those teens and a bowl of lillies and very vote you send you get a lollie!
      pay off your little brother with your dessert and get him to vote with you.
      there are soooo many ways people
      GET EXTRA VOTERS NOW!!!

  2. Marilyn Macey says:

    Thank you so much for all the information, amazing work! I read this passage from Rolling Stone bloger site, enjoy and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE for Adam.

    Adam’s a winner no matter what!! If he doesn’t win, it truely is a” Mad World”.and all will see “The Tracks of My Tears”as I will be “Cryin’”,cuz I gotta “Whole Lotta Love” for this guy! But I’m “Feeling good”, cuz he’s the “One” and Adam fans will have their “Satisfaction”! We were “Born to be Wild”, so we will vote our fingers off, and not let him go down in a “Ring of Fire”!! It’s as plain as “Black and White”.. Vote for Adam fans, so we can “Play that Funky Music” forever!!

  3. CatEyes says:

    Wow, you guys did an awesome job of pulling together so much info…and now I have a few new strategies to add to my Tuesday evening voting routine!

    This weekend I will be working on some graphics that can be used online and/or as bulletins or flyers. I’ll post back when I have them created…feel free to email me (see my profile here) if you would like to use them as well.

  4. UK4Adam says:

    Thanks guys for all the info, I am definitely going to try and vote – I will be sleep deprived for sure, but it will be worth it (I hope)

    To ADAM – PLEASE SING A QUEEN SONG!!! If anyone can do Freddie justice IS YOU!!!!! Good-luck!!!

    The Kingdom is definitely United behind you xxx

    UK 4 Adam

  5. Hey guys, I need to clear some problems.. :D

    I am an international fan, I would like to ask if there is absolutely no international phone call charges if I dial to vote or adam. I wold really love to vote for adam, but I’m afraid of the hefty phone call charges. D: May I ask if I have to pay any money if I use Gizmo to vote for adam?

    Also, if I am able to vote for adam, when exactly can I do so? I live in Singapore (Timezone – +8 GMT), and the guide says “vote after the 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central show” which I have no idea what’s the time in +8 GMT. :/ Can someone tell me?

    Thank you for compiling this guide! ADAM FTW!!! :D

    • No internatinal phone charges, is free!! Check back for the FAQ

    • It’s 8am on Wednesday morning from Hong Knog, so I presume Singapore is just an hour away from us, right?

    • Marilyn Macey says:

      It’s completely free, just downlaod GIZMOCALL.com and sign up for an account – FREE! Dial 1866466xxx (check on american idol/faq), SIMPLE! I live in Malaysia, so you need to vote same time as I do – Wednesday (20th May) from 12pm-4pm. Any problems, just email me : marilyn.macey@gmail.com, VOTE, VOTE, VOTE and goodluck.

      Also please check comments from this site regularly for any updates.

      • Thank you, you’ve helped a lot! So all I ave to do is log in to GizmoCall on 20th May, 12pm-4pm, and dial Adam’s number non-stop? :D His number will be available on the American Idol Website then, right?

        Thanks everybody for clearing things up! :D

  6. I’m from Malaysia here, and I’d like to ask – when voting using Gizmo, do I need to type any code before the AI voting number or do I just call that number without any area code or anything?

    • I’m from Argentina, used Gizmo5 last tuesday. This is the number format that worked for me:
      866-436-570#
      If it doesn’t work you can also try typing +1-866-436-570#
      I managed to put 250 votes during the first 2 hs. after the show.

      You can also vote via your land phone (international call): 001 866 436 570#
      You will get messages warning you that you will have to pay for the call, and then the confirmation message for your vote. International rate (from Arg to USA): U$ 0.25/minute (each vote)

    • Marilyn Macey says:

      You don’t have to use any code, just type 18664366xxx as displayed on American Idol site. You need to vote between 12pm-2pm on Wednesday (20 May). I voted many times few weeks in a row from Malaysia, if you are a CELCOM/MAXIS/DIGI user – you can dial directly (with IDD code – 1310018664366xxx for CELCOM, it only cost RM0.18, please check for MAXIS & DIGI). If you face any problem, just email me: marilyn.macey@gmail.com, I would be able to help you. Please VOTE, VOTE, VOTE for Adam, goodluck.

    • THE CODE NUMBER OF USA .. IS ( 001 ) THEN AI NUMBER 86643657?? << HERE U PUT ADAM’S NUMBER PLLLZ HELP OTHER INTERNATIONAL FANS TO VOTE PLLLZ

      • No matter where you are, you do not need to put the 001 in front of the number when using gizmo. Think of it as if gizmo makes your computer a phone land line that is in the US.

        You do, though, need to know how many hours different you are from the 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central show. That is when you can start voting for 4 hours (this week it will be 4 hours.)

        • since the voting time is now 4 hours, it is more important than ever to set up voting parties:
          -pay off siblings/family
          -teens hold sleepovers where you watch american idol and vote for adam*
          -hold casual dinners and vote for the 4 hours
          -hold your room mates a small party (or hostage!)
          *a fun way for teens to hold sleepover voting is to put out a bowl of lollies and every time
          you send 5 votes for Adam, you get a lollie!
          also send emails to colleagues with Adams performances but the thing t remeber is to NOT BE TOO PUSHY. if you are, then that can work against Adam.

  7. I saw Kara log in Adam’s facebook & ask everyone to vote as well!!!

  8. GUYS PLLLLZ SPREAD THE WORDS VOTING IS FOR 4 HRS NOT 2 … INTERNATIONAL FANS CAN VOTE TOO … http:// adam – lambert . o r g / hardcore-voting-guide/ — REMOVE SPACES …. ADAM WANT TO WIN ADAM WANT TO PROVE TO ALL THE PPL WHO HATED HIM AND STILL DO AND THOSE WHO BASHED HIM N SCHOOL AND ALL WHO NEGLECTED HIM N HOLLYWOOD …. THAT HE MADE IT PLLLZ VOOOOOOTE ,, HE DESERVE THE TITLE BASED ON HAVING THE WHOLE PACKAGE ADAM IS ALREADY N HOLLYWOOD AND KNOW HOW THE PRESSURE IS AND HE IS USED TO IT NOW ,, KRIS WILL NOT HANDLE IT LIKE HIM .. HE DESERVED THE TITLE 4 ALONG TIME PLLZ SUPPORT HIM PPLZ DON’T BE SURE !! MAKE IT HAPPENED .. THIS IS IT …

    DON’T UNDERESTIMATE KRIS’S FANS AND THE HATERS …. BE POSITIVE MORE BE STRONGER BE CRAZY MORE THAN THEM …. IT IS ADAM LAMBERT 4 GOD’S SAKE … HELP HIM NOW PROVE YOUR LOVE GUYS .. COME ON .. ADAM FTW ..

  9. adamlambertfan says:

    plz VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE. he has to win or we will all be “Cryin”. adam is the BEST EVER!!!!!!! we all have to vote. he has to win. so VOTE. voting is 4 hours so VOTE!!!!

  10. International voters can also use Vbuzzer. It’s more reliable than Gizmo and it’s free.

    East coast American voters can also use it to vote during West coast voting. Just choose your state as California when you’re setting it up. I used it last week and it worked like a charm.

  11. Waddlezizmyname says:

    I’m going insane and I’m sooooooooo nervous!!!!!! Eeeeekkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!1

    • GO INSANE ON VOOOOOOOOOOOOOTING PLLZ WE NEED THIS KIND OF ENERGY AND EXCITMENT .. WE CAN DO IT .. DON’T LET ANYTHING STOP U .. VOTE 4 ADAM NONSTOP FOR 4 HRS NOT 2 ….

    • AdamAddict says:

      I’ve been nervous since Adam was in bottom 2. I really wish A.I over with Adam is the winner. I can have a good night sleep again!

  12. I WILL MAKE SURE TO VOTE 4 ADAM ALL THE 4 HRS NONSTOP I WILL BE CHARGED AND READY CUZ THIS IS ADAM LAMBERT WE R TALKING ABOUT NOT ANYONE ELSE !!! VOOOOTE GUYS DON’T LET ANYTHING PUT U DOWN WE CAN DO IT ADAM NEED US HE DESERVED THE TITLE FROM THE BEGINNING SO VOOOOOOOOOOOTE HARDER THAN EVER THE WHOLE WORLD WILL BE SEEING THE SHOW CUZ OF ADAM WE MUST MAKE HIM PROUD HE OWNED THAT IDOL THAT STAGE LET MAKE HIM SING THE LAST SONG N THE SHOW LET MAKE THE SHOW END RIGHT FAIR GOOOOOOOOOOOD …. VOOOOOOOOOOTE ADAM FTW..

    DON’T LET ANYTHING STOP U WE CAN DO IT ….. COME ON GUYS PLLZ ..

  13. Just want to express my appreciation for what a great job you have done in putting together all this info for us to help Adam win! He will be a superstar even if Kris’ fans figure out a way to outvote us because Adam is born to be a superstar! He has all it takes!!! Like nothing I have seen in my 51 years! We just all need to do what we can to make it a most exciting and rewarding moment for us all to see him actually receive the title his wants and deserves! If Kris wins, I will never watch
    American Idol again. So, vote smart and get everyone you know to vote!

    • YES!
      set up voting parties!!!
      teens can hold sleepovers
      adults can hold casual dinners
      20-somethings can hold their roommates hostage
      WATEVER!!!!
      just get everyone you can to vote!

      • AdamAdmirer says:

        Great advice!

        Also, send emails to friends, co-workers etc, who work in or even just enjoy the THEATRE AND ARTS (even small groups, teachers etc.), also to the JEWISH COMMUNITY, anyone you know that is Jewish, send them Adam’s video of him singing at the Chabad Telethon (Adam helped them to raise money for their cause). It’s on YouTube and this site.

        Please contact everyone you know! Adam worked hard for this for 17 years, let’s not let him down!

  14. hine100 says:

    Vbuzzer better for international fans, I managed 500 votes on it this past week because Gizmo too slow for pickups. Logged n2 forums 4 update and picked up the link from there. Just like Gizmo but faster and lines are clearer – and you can set up different time zones as different users.

  15. DarkShadowsAbove says:

    Just so that people know, be careful if you decide to test group texting on full numbers (not just the 570…) because if you do it too many times, AT&T will assume that you are spamming and block your number. When my mom called to ask why only some of her texts got through to me, they told her not to test using full numbers for that specific reason. Idol has a specific set-up with AT&T that allows them to receive mass texts and allows us to send mass texts to them, but it doesn’t work without being considered and spammer and having your phone cut off for full numbers. Just fyi.

  16. Thank you sooooooo much for your ingenuity in trying to get AMAZING ADAM THE WINNER!!!!!!! HE’S A BEAUTIFUL SOUL!!!!!!

  17. Adamlover says:

    I’m confused. I need a clarification when I can start using Gizmo. I keep reading in other places that you can vote for 6 hours total if you use Gizmo also. It’s because I can start using Gizmo when the lines open in East time zone even if I live in Pacific time zone or because I can keep voting 2 more hours from 1 to 3 am Pacific time?

  18. GlamGirlLee says:

    Note on Option #5:

    If the phone model was supposed to be Nokia 2610 instead of 26100 please read on. I did some experiments with my normal cell phone Blackberry (Bay Area number) and the Nokia 2610 GoPhone (East Coast number) I bought today. I don’t think the instructions in option 5 works expected.

    Creating 10 contacts with Adam’s 57xx number does not work with this phone if you try to add the contacts to a group. The phone figures out they are the same number. Putting same phone number (57_ _) in different slots works: Enter 5701 (Adam is going first) in Work 1, work 2, Home, Home2, Mobile, FAX, Page and Other. That should get you 8 votes in one shot. Then add these “different” entries as members to your Group. Tested this by sending to the group consisting of various slot entries of my Go Phone contact (all same, just in different slots of the same contact, namely my Go Phone number). It worked. 8 separate messages were sent. Do NOT use Email slot since the Send will fail.

    ($9.99 for the Go Phone itself and $15 minimum rquired prepayment PLUS another $15 so that I have the required $20 to get the unlimited texting feature). $20 unlimited texting is good for 30 days once you sign up. No other contractual obligations. These prices are for SF area. I do not know if they are the same elsewhere.
    Althought this phone allowed me to create a group and add the same number (my Blackberry number) multiple times, when I sent text msgs to the group, only one text msg got sent. The phone seems figure out the numbers are the same and does not send multiple msgs. I was only able to send one text msg at a time and the only thing you can do at this point is just keep hitting Send again and again. Not efficient enough. Frustrated with the Nokia Go Phone, I took out the SIM card and inserted it into my Blackberry, and inserted my BlackBerry’s SIM card in the Go Phone. So, now my Black berry had the GoPhone number and the GoPhone had the BlackBerry’s number. Blackberry phone itself retained its origianl address book (Cool!). With the GoPhone’s (i.e. Nokia’s) SIM card still in my Blackberry, I created a contact filling in the different slots (Home, Home2, Work, Work 2, etc) with my regular cell number (since now I am sending from the Go Phone number to my regular cell number). That worked.
    So, it is up to the phone itself whether our proposed group texting works or not. I am going to try to find my old Razr phone (which I discarded somewhere when I got the Blackberry) and see if I can use that instead of Nokia…

    By the way , I only just noticed your About Us tab. Thank you SO MUCH for setting up this site. It is a lot of work, and I really, really appreciate what you are doing here! Wish you a LOT of luck with your own pursuit of musical career too.

  19. Adamlover says:

    I tried to text to my other phone with the contact group using gophone Nokia 2610 . I just received one text. Somebody from AI Adam’s fan site spoke with somebody from AT&T and they said that only one message will go through even if you use 10 contacts in a contact group.

    • GlamGirlLee says:

      Hey Adamlover,

      I had posted info regarding this right above your post but just now realized that I left out which one is for which device. So here it is again:

      Note on Option #5: If the phone model was supposed to be Nokia 2610 instead of 26100 please read on. I did some experiments with my normal cell phone Blackberry (Bay Area number) and the Nokia 2610 GoPhone (East Coast number) I bought today. I don’t think the instructions in option 5 works expected.

      Using Blackberry Curve 8300 :
      Creating 10 contacts with Adam’s 57xx number does not work with this phone if you try to add the contacts to a group. The phone figures out they are the same number. Putting same phone number (57_ _) in different slots works: Enter 5701 (Adam is going first) in Work 1, work 2, Home, Home2, Mobile, FAX, Page and Other. That should get you 8 votes in one shot. Then add these “different” entries as members to your Group. Tested this by sending to the group consisting of various slot entries of my Go Phone contact (all same, just in different slots of the same contact, namely my Go Phone number). It worked. 8 separate messages were sent. Do NOT use Email slot since the Send will fail.

      Using Nokis 2610:
      Althought this phone allowed me to create a group and add the same number (my Blackberry number) multiple times, when I sent text msgs to the group, only one text msg got sent. The phone seems figure out the numbers are the same and does not send multiple msgs. I was only able to send one text msg at a time and the only thing you can do at this point is just keep hitting Send again and again. Not efficient enough. Frustrated with the Nokia Go Phone, I took out the SIM card and inserted it into my Blackberry, and inserted my BlackBerry’s SIM card in the Go Phone. So, now my Black berry had the GoPhone number and the GoPhone had the BlackBerry’s number. Blackberry phone itself retained its origianl address book (Cool!). With the GoPhone’s (i.e. Nokia’s) SIM card still in my Blackberry, I created a contact filling in the different slots (Home, Home2, Work, Work 2, etc) with my regular cell number (since now I am sending from the Go Phone number to my regular cell number). That worked.

      So, it is up to the phone itself whether our proposed group texting works or not.

      In short, using the method described above, I was able to send maximum of 8 text msgs at once from Blackberry Curve 8300 to Nokia 2610 GoPhone, but from Nokia 2610 to Blackberry Curve 8300, only one at a time even though it LOOKED LIKE it was sending multiple text msgs when I used group contact. Since my GoPhone has east coast number and my normal cell phone has the West Coast number, I am going to plug in the GoPhone SIM card into the Blackberry until West Coast voting time and then swap back. I tried this and it worked. During the 1 hour overlap period, I guess I will just have to group text with one phone and fast-repeat resend with the other…should be an interesting coordination exercise.

      Hope this helps.

      • GlamGirlLee says:

        Sorry, using Nokia 2610, NOT Nokis 2610.

        • GlamGirlLee says:

          One more piece of info: swapping the SIM cards seems to work only if you already have an AT&T registered phone (beside the GoPhone). If anyone found otherwise, please let us know. Thanks.

  20. awesome job w/ the guide, thank you!

    some of you are concerned about VFTW choosing kris to focus votes on,
    all i can say is that i’m not worried about them – they chose danny gokey & he went home!

    keep good thoughts for adam guys, he deserves it for all his amazing talent & all the hard work
    he put into this season of AI. it is TIME for someone like adam it is just TIME! here’s to adam’s good
    vibes…………..cheers!

  21. KRIS IS WAY AHEAD ON DIAL IDOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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