POWER VOTING – STEP 2: GIZMO TESTING

Ok, guys, time for STEP 2:

Gizmo:

1. DIAL. After opening Gizmo, dial (by typing into the space next to the phone icon) the following free Google test number:
001-800-466-4411

The “00” helps connect the call faster in Gizmo. On voting night, you should add “00” in front of Adam’s number as well.

2. CALL. As you type in the number, the gray circular button should turn green. This is the “Call” button. Click it to call.

3. CONNECT. A new smaller window will pop out and you should hear a ringing noise,then a “ping” sound (meaning that the call has connected), and after a few seconds, a “Call’s recorded, Google”.

On voting night, expect anywhere from a 5-15 second delay betwen the ‘ping’ and the “thank you for voting” message. Also, expect a longer delay before the call is connected. (i.e. more rings)
4. HANG UP. Hang up by pressing the circular red phone button. The small popout window will close and you’ll be able to call again.
5. REDIAL. The phone number you entered should have remained. Wait for the call button to turn green again and call again.

On voting night, expect a delay before the gray call button turns green.

If you are having connection or speed issues with Gizmo then download vBuzzer which can be faster and work much better for both US and International users:
Follow the same procedures and test calling a 1-800 number.
THIS IS ALSO 100% FREE TO CALL 1-800 NUMBERS.

The main reason we are using Gizmo is to help clog up the lines for Kris Allen voters. This is what they will be using for the most part. (Hey, this is war, we’ll be friends after the competition : ) )

*** You want to be prepared and have both Gizmo AND vBuzzer by Tuesday night ***On Step 3 we will discuss Adam’s numbers, time zones and be ready to attack on Tuesday night. AI has opened voting time to four hours for the finale (instead of a regular two). Gizmo allows you to use different time zones so you can vote longer. Voting starts at 9pm Eastern Standard Time. More on Step 3.

 Questions? Ask a question on the comments below. Also, look at the comments belows for common questions and issues already answered. Also visit: http://support.gizmo5.com/  and http://www.vbuzzer.com/howto.php

  

 Be sure to help people with their questions on the comments below.

  
This is a group effort – united we can win!
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FAQ
Q: “Can I vote if I subscribe to a digital phone service or VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) service?

A: Yes, you can vote if you subscribe to some digital or internet-based phone systems, such as Vonage or Skype [Gizmo is one, too]. However, note that digital phone and VOIP services **often re-route outgoing calls to a different geographical location from which the call is being made.** As a result, you may only be able to vote in the voting window to which your call has been re-routed. If you are trying to vote in the regular voting window for your region and your call is re-routed outside of your region by your service provider, you will not be able to vote (instead, you will hear a fast busy signal). **However, you still have the availability to vote during the other voting window.** For further information, contact your digital phone or VOIP service provider.”

The “legality” of using Gizmo and voting outside your own time zone, Gizmo is a VoIP service, which is totally valid for AI. Don’t scare people into not using it b/c they think the votes don’t count or it’s unethical or something. It’s totally legit – even for use outside your area’s voting window! From the official AI site’s FAQs re voting (under the Show Info tab at the top):

Q: “Can I vote if I subscribe to a digital phone service or VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) service?

Yes, you can vote if you subscribe to some digital or internet-based phone systems, such as Vonage or Skype [Gizmo is one, too]. However, note that digital phone and VOIP services **often re-route outgoing calls to a different geographical location from which the call is being made.** As a result, you may only be able to vote in the voting window to which your call has been re-routed. If you are trying to vote in the regular voting window for your region and your call is re-routed outside of your region by your service provider, you will not be able to vote (instead, you will hear a fast busy signal). **However, you still have the availability to vote during the other voting window.** For further information, contact your digital phone or VOIP service provider.”
by mizzourah

Comments

  1. im from israel and can i call to vote for adam lambeart from my hose fone

    • I don’t think so, but you can vote online. (You might end up with a massive phone bill…)

    • download gizmo or gizmo5.com/pc/ you can vote!!! also tell more friends in israel to help u vote, here in my country , my friends are sick of me (about pushing them to vote for adam jajaja) but I think its totally worth it!! GOOD LUCK!

    • BLUEBERRY says:

      FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO VOTE IN BOTH TIME ZONES: you need to go gizmo’s actual website and sign into your account from there. Then there’s an option on that page to add “caller ID.” You follow the instructions from there and it cost $4. This takes awhile to process so do it IMMEDIATELY PLEASE. Once this is processed, it will allow you to change your area code to whichever time zone you want to vote. Change area code as many times you want for the $4 dollars. DO IT NOW, IT TAKES A WHILE TO PROCESS! THIS WILL ALLOW YOU TO VOTE IN MULTIPLE TIME ZONES, JUST CHANGE YOUR AREA CODE (CALLER ID) TO THE APPROPRIATE VOTING TIME ZONE.

      • BLUEBERRY says:

        THIS GOES FOR EVERYONE. UNLESS YOU HAVE AN AREA CODE (CALLER ID) THAT’S IN THE APPROPRIATE VOTING TIME ZONE/US YOU VOTES WON’T COUNT. SO PAY THE $4 NOW, SO YOU CAN PROCESS THIS IMMEDIATELY.

        • these are all great tips and the one thing to do to make Adam win is to take all these tips and put them into a group effort.
          THATS RIGHT, VOTING PARTIES!!!
          voting as much as you can is good, but getting everyone to vote with you can multiply the number of votes you send by at least two time!
          so if you send 2000 votes, get a friend to vote with you then you send 4000 votes!!!
          it is AMAZING how effective this is.
          we all have friends, lets help him out TOGETHER.
          – teens can have sleepovers where they watch the show and vote for Adam, and every vote you send you get a lollie from the lollie bowl!!!
          – 20somethings can get their friends and roommates to vote for Adam as a relaxed hangout thing
          – adults can get friends and their kids to come over for a casual dinner where they watch the show and vote for Adam while talking about life.
          DONT BE AFRAID TO GET A GROUP!!!
          its amazing what the results could bring!
          VOTE IN GROUPS!!

  2. CatEyes says:

    Check…it worked! Really quick, too. I can only imagine there will be more of a delay on Tuesday night.

  3. ok, did the test. when it asked for “say the city and state”, I just ignored it and hung up, right?

    • Marlena says:

      Right. On voting night, you’ll get the “thank you for voting” message – and then hang up.

      ….M

  4. Marlena says:

    Hello again from Canada,

    In case Gizmo5 crashes, as it apparently has in the past, I have also downloaded another similar program called Vbuzzer, found at Vbuzzer.com

    Vbuzzer works in a very similar manner. I have used the test number there and it worked just fine. I think you can actually get calls in quicker.

    I have read in some of the AI forum postings that there have been no problems with Vbuzzer crashing so you may wish to dowload both programs, as I have, and be ready with both for Tuesday night.

    The only question I have is this – the test number is an 800 number which is definitely free to call on either Gizmo5 or Vbuzzer. The contest voting numbers are 866. Are they definitely free too?

    Marlena, Toronto

  5. Yes it is working. I hung up like you said. I am form Manila, Philippines and the time zone still is very confusing to me I may miss it!!! Please help me out here. Would it be 9 am to 1 pm (4 hours) voting for us tomorrow May 19? Please help.

  6. tweety59 says:

    hello from guam. i signed up (downloaded) Gizmo5. when i tried to call the number (above), it said “An error occurred attempting to make a call. Reason: no audio input devices are currently available.” what do i do now? how do i get an audio device? HELP!

    • kmmy2727 says:

      tweety59…I had the same problem this morning. You need to install a microphone on your computer. I went to my local office supply store and picked one up for 11.99, plugged it into the back of my computer, and now Gizmo works fine.

      Basically, any store that sells computers will have these…just ask for a computer microphone…no need to spend a lot of money…a cheap one will do the trick!

      GO ADAM!!

      • Thanks for helping!

      • what if i got my mic integrated on my computer?

        • kmmy2727 says:

          Lola…it probably just needs to be turned on then. My system is VIsta, so if you have another system this might be slightly different. Go to your “Control Panel” and click on “Sound”. Click the “Recording” tab. This will tell you whether or not your microphone is working. If it’s not, click on “Properties” and then click “Use this device (enable)”.

          Hope this helps…Adam needs your votes!!

          • Hello from New Zealand,
            I got a problem too. Yesterday, I register an account on Gizmocall and also downloaded gizmo5 as well. I tried the test number +1-800-555-8355 on both. It was perfect.
            However now I follow the step 2 to try the 0018004664411, gizmocall is ok, yet gizmo5 told me that my audio output is not available. I have my microphone on and also test the sound by clicking the recording tab. my microphone works fine. I don’t know what’s happened. need help!!

            • Hello again,

              I just found that my account snapshot (when I click the home tab on gizmo5) shows that all call free status is inactive. I click the inactive green person image, it sent me the gizmo5 support website and told me ‘we have discontinue all our call free program’. Is this the reason?

          • Problem solved!!! No worries : 0

    • himegorou says:

      You need a microphone. If you have no plan to use GIZMO intensively for the future, get the cheapest one at a store. It’ll work fine.

      • I voted with Gimmo5 last week…without microphone & it worked, although I only managed to get thro twice!!, I think it works fine without a mic as we don’t need to speak at all when voting!!

        • himegorou says:

          If your computer has built-in mic, you don’t need the microphone to install.
          kmmy2727 ‘s comment above is very helpful. So people who has problem with microphone, pls read kmmy2727 ‘s comment.

    • download vbuzzer too and use both software – vbz will be faster but we are clogging the lines for the other contestant so they can’t vote as fast

  7. so the voting by gizmo is it gonna be n the voting time or after the 4 hrs finished … cuz they say after the times up gizmo give u 3 hrs extra is it right or wrong ??!!!?

  8. got one problem now, i used my gizmo earlier in the afternoon and right now at 10pm its says error on call cause there is no audio output?? WTH? maybe cause a inserted my earphones?

  9. kmmy2727 says:

    This might seem like a “no-brainer”, but after you dial Adam’s number and the small window pops up, move it closer so you don’t have to move your mouse so much between hanging up and redialing. EVERY SECOND COUNTS!!

  10. madamimadam says:

    I’ve been using Gizmo for the last 2 weeks and got in about 30-50 calls. It is irritating because you get a lot of busy signals on voting night, but my 30-50 votes + your 30-50 votes + her 30-50 votes + his 30-50 votes …. well you get the picture!

    I have it set up for the West Coast only… so I am anxiously waiting for Step 3 – how to set up for different time zone!

    I used ICall for the last two weeks on the East Coast and never got ONE call in – grrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

    Last week, I used VBuzzer on the West Coast and got in 1,000 votes! But the program name has been going around the whole week, so I’m expecting more ‘busy’ signals this week.

    I am using two laptops and a desktop. You need to create separate email accounts to install it to different user names… no biggy! You can delete all these things after this week.

    Bring on the Gizmo time zone set up!!!!!

  11. madamimadam says:

    Oh, I am in Canada by the way – so no Go Phones for me – which is still THE MOST powerful tool for US residents!

  12. madamimadam says:

    One more thing… On voting night, sometimes Gizmo doesn’t ‘catch’ – if you get more than 4 rings, it didn’t work – double click on the green phone and it will redial automatically – NO NEED TO HANG UP!!!! Seconds count!!!!!

  13. Michelle says:

    Are the 1-866- calls going to be free? I thought they were but when I tried the practace number 001-800-466-4411, I now have a call out balance of $0.10 USD. Does this mean that I will be charged ten cents for every call I make to vote for Adam?

    • Dont worry Michelle. This program is absolutely free. I tried it last week. =)

  14. tweety59 says:

    thank you kmmy2727 for your answer/advice! i’m going to our nearest computer store to purchase a computer mic. since i already am on gizmo, should i also sign up for Vbuzzer? i already have 2 landlines & 2 cellphones that i’ll be using.

    to dreamsound:
    because i am in guam, i want to know what timezone do i start calling in on Tues nite? btw, my area code here is 671.

  15. adamsgpfan says:

    Great! Await Step 3, especially on time zone. I’m from Singapore.

    Hey everyone, i peeked into Kris’ site (krisallenation.com) and found that they are well prepared for the mass voting exercise this week with similar strategy. We got to do it WELL and do it RIGHT in order to win!

    Let’s get more people to vote for Adam!!

  16. MinnieMine says:

    I am so happy~!! now that i get to vote for Adam from Malaysia!! thanks for putting this up. Great job!

  17. madamimadam says:

    Michelle: I had a $0.10 balance for the longest time. Now I have a $0.00 balance, but it still works.

    1-866-436-5701 (03) (05) are free calls, so you don’t need money in your account.

  18. What about calling other time zones? That was my main reason for doing this. I’m east coast. Will I be able to get through during the other time zones to up the number of votes I can cast for Adam? If so….how do I go about setting that up? Gizmo was short on helpful explanations. Thanks!

  19. shelagh says:

    Why do you have to put “00” in front of the number?

    • Calamity says:

      I’ve got a second question to the 00. I read elsewhere that we shouldn’t put the 00 in as it shows the call was made from overseas and they’ll discount this.

      Can you confirm this one way or the other? If they do get discounted it’s going to be a complete waste of votes, if not it’s that bit quicker.

  20. mizzourah says:

    Please also go to GIZMOCALL.COM and use the web-based phone application along with Gizmo5. If you registered and downloaded gizmo5, you will already be registered for gizmocall – just put in the same user info.

    Gizmocall has a phone pad on the internet page that you dial from. Put in +1-866-436-570(_) and hit the call button. Make sure you put the number in just like I show or it gives a “cannot be completed as dialed” message. It works the same as gizmo5: hit call, hear message, hang up, and do over again.

    You can use gizmocall AND gizmo5 at the same time and on the same computer! Open the gizmo5 phone pad on your desktop and gizmocall.com in a small window so you can see both phone pads. Vote vote vote!

    • mizzourah says:

      Oh, I forgot to say that if Adam has more than 1 number, put a different one in each gizmo app. so you’re calling 2 numbers. It may help with the busy signals.

      Theoretically, you could register for more than one account on gizmocall (using different user id/passwords) and have several windows open with several phone pads. Haven’t tried it, but I’m going to test it out today. Not sure I’m that coordinated!

    • use this too: http://www.vbuzzer.com/download.php
      it’s faster than gizmo
      but use both gizmo and vbz so we clog the lines for the competition

      >set your country to United States but you can change the STATE TOO!! (so vote
      East COast and West Coast — CALCULATE the TIME ZONE for your country,
      international fans)

      >U.S. FANS can use it to vote nonstop for both timezones too (West Coast voters can
      vote in East Coast hours – and VICE VERSA!)

      >SET IT TO A STATE THAT HAS LOW VOTING AVERAGE FOR ADAM (so we do not JAM
      his phone lines in the states that DO vote for him!) — you can check Dial Idol
      GeoPredictions for this (make sure it’s the predicted loser category and get the state
      that does not vote for Adam) also you can look at a US map, for international fans who
      do not know the name of the states in US.

  21. About vbuzzer: http://www.vbuzzer.com/download.php
    GET IT HERE

    >set your country to United States but you can change the STATE TOO!! (so vote East COast and West Coast — CALCULATE the TIME ZONE for your country, international fans)

    >U.S. FANS can use it to vote nonstop for both timezones too (West Coast voters can vote in East Coast hours – and VICE VERSA!)

    >SET IT TO A STATE THAT HAS LOW VOTING AVERAGE FOR ADAM (so we do not JAM his phone lines in the states that DO vote for him!) — you can check Dial Idol GeoPredictions for this (make sure it’s the predicted loser category and get the state that does not vote for Adam) also you can look at a US map, for international fans who do not know the name of the states in US.

  22. rachelle33 says:

    I am all set so far. It dialed 001-800-466-4411 successfully!!
    Looking forward to step 3 instructions!

  23. Singaporean here. First time voting! HAHA. Adam needs to win this. Anyways, is it safe and legal? Or will the police catch us? I’m really worried. HAHA. Anyways, I tried calling my own house and it worked so hopefully it works for the voting 🙂 Someone please answer my question above. Thanks!

    • adamsgpfan says:

      Anyhoo…this is the way to go as everyone is doing that to get the votes for their Idol. So you will be fine : )

    • Heya, Singaporean Adam fans!

      Im a Singaporean too! =)
      I’ve been voting last week, so if its illegal.
      I wouldnt be typing here right? =)
      Dont worry, this method was used by both David’s fans last year.

      **BTW, to those who have STAR World Cable TV!
      We can catch the FINAL Results show LIVE on Thursday 8am (Singapore time)

      Cheers!
      Serene

  24. rachelle33 says:

    I just set up VBuzzer in addition to Gizmo5. Both are working now for me. Will I be able to use both to vote at the same time?

  25. Hi, Just downloaded vbuzzer. I’m overseas, but when it asked for my location, I put my permanent U.S. one. So am I “in” the U.S. when I’m dialing? Does this make a difference in how I dial? Do I go with the time zone for that state?

  26. petra2222 says:

    For Gizmo, the two ‘leading zeros’ DO help.

    Also, some folks will have to turn on their POP-UP BLOCKER, or the second little window (with the red hang-up button) may not appear!

    Someone needs to check this, but I was able to get the green button (indicating the number can be dialed again) must faster if I re-pasted in the number rather than just waiting for the ‘green light’.

  27. Found this on the American Idol Forum:

    “This is from another site. It makes perfect sense but it DOES NOT mean that you shouldn’t text your votes. PLEASE TEXT your fingers to the bone. HOWEVER, if you are calling votes in on a phone, you are better off using a landline not a cell. Try to save the cell phones for HEAVY TEXTING. If you can only call in votes via cell phone, by all means do what it takes but the landlines can handle the large capacity of call in votes with less busy signals therefore Adam gets MORE VOTES.

    • BLUEBERRY says:

      REMEMBER TEXTING ONLY WORKS IF YOU HAVE AT&T BUT IS NEVER BUSY. USE ALL VOTING METHODS TO GET VOTES IN. LANDLINES, CELL PHONES, TEXT IF WITH AT&T, GIZMO, ETC.. ALL 4 HOURS IN EACH TIME ZONE NON STOP.

  28. lmbtfan says:

    Hi,
    I am from NZ. Have just downloaded Gizmo5 and tested it by ringing the above number. It seems working. My question is what time is USA normally the voting time starts and is the number above will stay the same? I need to work out the time difference a day before hand to esnure I am home on time. This is the first time for me to vote but will make an effort to throw in some votes to ensure Adam wins. The voting is Tuesday in USA right? So, that would be Wednesday here. I hope it’s not during my working hours otherwise I won’t be able to do it. Could we use Gizmo from mobile ph to vote?

    • BLUEBERRY says:

      ADAM’S NUMBER WILL BE 1-866-436-57XX ON TUESDAY. THERE WILL BE 3, POSSIBLE 4 NUMBERS AVAILABLE FOR HIM. I’LL POST IT UP TUESDAY EARLY OR SOMEONE ELSE CAN POST IT AS WELL. I’M NOT SURE ABOUT TIME ZONE THING SO YOU’LL HAVE TO DO SOME RESEARCH AND FIGURE THAT OUT.

      • AdamAdmirer says:

        lmbtfan – YES THE VOTING IN US IS ON TUESDAY NIGHT. Also, I’m pretty sure you can download Gizmo to your phone too. They had that option when I downloaded mine to my computer. If anyone knows better please answer lmbtfan’s question. That wouldn’t be good if you can’t vote because you are at work. HELP!

  29. hey guys.. there’s this thing called icall, it works like gizmo.. you can download for your pc/iphone and there’s a web version too..

    here’s the link: http://icall.com/

    • Adambob says:

      i have tried iCall, but not sure if it’s working. I tested the google number above but it seems it just keeps on calling but there is not response. Have you tried using iCall to vote b4? what sort of response can we expect?

      BTW, got the gizmo working. awaiting for timezone instruction – Location – HONG KONG. thanks!

      • I tried iCall from NZ. It works but it’s a bit slow. when you dial the google number, get rid of 00, just directly dial 18004664411. try that again.

        cheers

  30. bigadamfan says:

    both gizmo and vbuzzer done – tested from both to the showed number. ready for voting!

  31. bigadamfan says:

    + skype should be working too, right? if so, then i have 3 voIP phones ready 🙂

    • I dont know about skype, i tried to use it and try it on the toll free number and its sort off working but if i tried supposely adam lines its says call failed…is it because the line is not open yet? also ICALL sucks!!

  32. adam4thewin says:

    Wait, did I read it right? The main reason we are using Gizmo is to help clog up the lines for Kris Allen voters because this is what they will be using for the most part. What does this mean?

  33. adam4thewin says:

    I also downloaded it and I have the short cut on my desktop but if I click on the short cut, nothing opens up. I still have to go to the website and use the trial thing. I must’ve done something wrong. Also, I heard from AI moderators that they have a way of identifying international calls and they take out the votes. Is the country identifiable with this method? I’m just hoping it does show up as a US call so that it gets counted because if it doesn’t so many of the international votes for Adam will be clogging up the phone lines and will nit be counted 🙁

    • adam4thewin says:

      ok…ignore my question above..i got it to work….

      VERY IMPORTANT: Someone told me to make sure to change your preferences for Gizmo so that when you call, it shows either your US home or cell phone. AI does not count votes coming from 888 or other weird number (international or toll free codes). I’m not familiar w/ Gizmo but I think it makes sense – people should make sure that when they call the AI numbers using GIZMO, a US phone line shows up. AI said they have a way of picking up the sources of the phone calls and will dump the invalid votes.

  34. AdamAddict says:

    Go to recent post best pictures collection. There’s 1 idiot bash Adam. How dare that bastard/bitch! That fool surely knows we are going to vote for Adam like crazy after enter this websites.

    My dear Adam’s fans,my beloved friends,let’s vote for Adam non stop! Make him win and make him win big! Screw who hates Adam,go FUCK yourself!!!

    • AdamAddict says:

      People say Kris is people’s choice,Adam is judges’s choice. I don’t like it. I like Adam is everybody choice!

      • AdamAdmirer says:

        AdamAddict, thanks for letting us know, I’m going to check it out. I had that yesterday when I went on youtube to see Adam’s telethon video. I was livid – I can’t stand these jealous idiots!

        We need to reply and tell them that we love Kris, however, he would not be in the finals if it were not for Adam’s inspiration and his 17 yrs of experience in the entertainment industry. Isn’t it ironic that they were roomates?? Adam is the real American Idol!

  35. AdamRocks! says:

    Adam’s versatility is so amazing! He can sing rock songs, ballads, and everything in between like there’s no tomorrow. I wanted to share this. . . I hope it’s OK to post this. . . I was just listening to my daily dose of Come to Me, Bend to Me from Brigadoon–and reading the responses–on youtube. . . this one really touched me:

    A nice old guy in my building uses a walker and is about to go into a nursing home. He worked for decades on Broadway & touring as a director, stage manager & actor. No computer and hadn’t been watching AI but had heard of Adam. I invited him over and he stood in his walker while I played this for him (he was humming along a bit, as he loves Brigadoon), then a few of Adam’s rock numbers on AI for contrast, then this again. The second time, he bowed his head with tears in his eyes….

  36. How do I top up my credit? Or can we vote non-stop without topping up credit?

  37. I am only trusting my landline. Scared of this kind of thing.

    • adam4thewin says:

      Yes, I have my land line and my go phone for my time zone (east coast). I will be using this method for the time zones with very little activity, i.e., hawaii/alaska.

  38. TRADUCCION AL ESPAÑOL DE LAS INSTRUCCIONES PARA USO DE GIZMO

    1. MARCADO. Luego de abrir Gizmo, marcar (tipeando en el espacio al lado del icono del teléfono) el siguiente número de prueba gratuito de Google:
    001-800-466-4411
    El “00? ayuda a conectar más rápido la llamada. La noche de votación, deberías también agregar “00? adelante del número de Adam.

    2. LLAMADA. Al tipear el número, el botón circular gris debería ponerse verde. Este es el botón “Llamar”. Clickealo para llamar.

    3. CONEXION. Una nueva ventanita va a aparecer y deberías oir el sonido de ring, luego un sonido “ping” (que significa que la llamada se ha conectado), y luego de unos segundos, se escucha “Call’s recorded, Google”.
    La noche de votación, es esperable una demora de 5-15 segundos entre el ‘ping’ y el mensaje “thank you for voting”. También es esperable una demora mayor antes de que la llamada se conecte. (por ejemplo más rings)

    4. COLGAR. Se cuelga apretando el botón circular con icono de teléfono rojo. La ventanita se cerrará y ya se puede llamar otra vez.

    5. RE LLAMAR. El número ingresado todavía debe permanecer en el cuadro. Esperar a que el botón se ponga verde y llamar otra vez.
    La noche de votación, es esperable una mayor demora antes de que el botón pase de gris a verde nuevamente. Si demora demasiado en volver a verde, volver a escribir el número-> copiar y pegar para que sea más rápido.

    Si tienen problemas de conexión o velocidad con Gizmo entonces bajen vBuzzer que es más rápido y trabaja mejor tanto para usuarios internacionales como de USA:
    http://www.vbuzzer.com/
    Sigan el mismo procedimiento y hagan una llamada al número de prueba 1-800.
    TAMBIEN ES 100% GRATIS PARA LLAMAR A NUMEROS 1-800.
    *** Es mejor estar preparados y tener ambos Gizmo Y vBuzzer para el martes a la noche***

    En el paso 3 vamos a discutir los números de Adam, zonas horarias y prepararnos para el ataque del martes por la noche. AI amplió las horas de votación a 4 horas para la final (en vez de 2 hs). Gizmo te permite usar diferentes zonas horarias para poder votar por más tiempo. La votación comienza a las 9pm Eastern Standard Time. Más información en el paso 3.

  39. TRADUCCION AL CASTELLANO DE INSTRUCCIONES PARA USO DE GIZMO

    1. MARCADO. Luego de abrir Gizmo, marcar (tipeando en el espacio al lado del icono del telefono) el siguiente número de prueba gratuito de Google:
    001-800-466-4411
    El “00? ayuda a conectar más rápido la llamada. La noche de votacion, deberian tambien agregar “00? adelante del numero de Adam.

    2. LLAMADA. Al tipear el número, el boton circular gris deberia ponerse verde. Este es el boton “Llamar”. Clickearlo para llamar.

    3. CONEXION. Una nueva ventanita va a aparecer y deberian oir el sonido de ring, luego un sonido “ping” (que significa que la llamada se ha conectado), y luego de unos segundos, se escucha “Call’s recorded, Google”.
    La noche de votacion, es esperable una demora de 5-15 segundos entre el ‘ping’ y el mensaje “thank you for voting”. Tambien es esperable una demora mayor antes de que la llamada se conecte. (por ejemplo mas rings)

    4. COLGAR. Se cuelga apretando el boton circular con icono de telefono rojo. La ventanita se cerrara y ya se puede llamar otra vez.

    5. RE LLAMAR. El numero ingresado todavia debe permanecer en el cuadro. Esperar a que el boton se ponga verde y llamar otra vez.
    La noche de votacion, es esperable una mayor demora antes de que el boton pase de gris a verde nuevamente. Si demora demasiado en volver a verde, volver a escribir el número-> copiar y pegar para que sea mas rapido.

    Si tienen problemas de conexion o velocidad con Gizmo entonces bajen vBuzzer que es mas rapido y trabaja mejor tanto para usuarios internacionales como de USA:
    http://www.vbuzzer.com/
    Sigan el mismo procedimiento y hagan una llamada al numero de prueba 1-800.
    TAMBIEN ES 100% GRATIS PARA LLAMAR A NUMEROS 1-800.
    *** Es mejor estar preparados y tener ambos Gizmo Y vBuzzer para el martes a la noche***

    En el paso 3 vamos a discutir los numeros de Adam, zonas horarias y prepararnos para el ataque del martes por la noche. AI amplio las horas de votacion a 4 horas para la final (en vez de 2 hs). Gizmo te permite usar diferentes zonas horarias para poder votar por mas tiempo. La votacion comienza a las 9pm Eastern Standard Time. Mas informacion en el paso 3.

  40. INSTRUCCIONES EN CASTELLANO PARA USO DE GIZMO

    1. MARCADO. Luego de abrir Gizmo, marcar (tipeando en el espacio al lado del icono del telefono) el siguiente número de prueba gratuito de Google:
    001-800-466-4411
    El “00” ayuda a conectar mas rapido la llamada. La noche de votacion, deberian tambien agregar “00” adelante del numero de Adam.

    2. LLAMADA. Al tipear el numero, el boton circular gris deberia ponerse verde. Este es el boton “Llamar”. Clickearlo para llamar.

    3. CONEXION. Una nueva ventanita va a aparecer y deberian oir el sonido de ring, luego un sonido “ping” (que significa que la llamada se ha conectado), y luego de unos segundos, se escucha “Call’s recorded, Google”.
    La noche de votacion, es esperable una demora de 5-15 segundos entre el “ping” y el mensaje “thank you for voting”. Tambien es esperable una demora mayor antes de que la llamada se conecte. (por ejemplo mas rings)

    4. COLGAR. Se cuelga apretando el boton circular con icono de telefono rojo. La ventanita se cerrara y ya se puede llamar otra vez.

    5. RE LLAMAR. El numero ingresado todavia debe permanecer en el cuadro. Esperar a que el boton se ponga verde y llamar otra vez.
    La noche de votacion, es esperable una mayor demora antes de que el boton pase de gris a verde nuevamente. Si demora demasiado en volver a verde, volver a escribir el número-> copiar y pegar para que sea mas rapido.

    Si tienen problemas de conexion o velocidad con Gizmo entonces bajen vBuzzer que es mas rapido y trabaja mejor tanto para usuarios internacionales como de USA:
    http://www.vbuzzer.com/
    Sigan el mismo procedimiento y hagan una llamada al numero de prueba 1-800.
    TAMBIEN ES 100% GRATIS PARA LLAMAR A NUMEROS 1-800.

    *** Es mejor estar preparados y tener ambos Gizmo Y vBuzzer para el martes a la noche***

    En el paso 3 vamos a discutir los numeros de Adam, zonas horarias y prepararnos para el ataque del martes por la noche. AI amplio las horas de votacion a 4 horas para la final (en vez de 2 hs). Gizmo te permite usar diferentes zonas horarias para poder votar por mas tiempo. La votacion comienza a las 9pm Eastern Standard Time. Mas informacion en el paso 3.

  41. THIS IS MY FIRST TIME VOTING( I feel guilty cause i didnt know earlier :s) but me and my bro promised to vote all night. I even gonna stop watching tila tequila for adam but its the last night of voting and I want him to win so sacrifice is needed LOL.

    PS. I LOVE THIS PAGEEEE!!! WE ARE SO ORGANIZED AND HAVE BETTER STUFF HERE JAJAJ IN COMPARE WITH KRIS ASSLEN PAGE Boohoo….

  42. INSTRUCCIONES EN ESPANIOL PARA USO DE GIZMO

    1. MARCADO. Luego de abrir Gizmo, marcar (tipeando en el espacio al lado del icono del telefono) el siguiente número de prueba gratuito de Google:
    001-800-466-4411
    El “00” ayuda a conectar mas rapido la llamada. La noche de votacion, deberian tambien agregar “00” adelante del numero de Adam.

    2. LLAMADA. Al tipear el numero, el boton circular gris deberia ponerse verde. Este es el boton “Llamar”. Clickearlo para llamar.

    3. CONEXION. Una nueva ventanita va a aparecer y deberian oir el sonido de ring, luego un sonido “ping” (que significa que la llamada se ha conectado), y luego de unos segundos, se escucha “Call’s recorded, Google”.
    La noche de votacion, es esperable una demora de 5-15 segundos entre el “ping” y el mensaje “thank you for voting”. Tambien es esperable una demora mayor antes de que la llamada se conecte. (por ejemplo mas rings)

    4. COLGAR. Se cuelga apretando el boton circular con icono de telefono rojo. La ventanita se cerrara y ya se puede llamar otra vez.

    5. RE LLAMAR. El numero ingresado todavia debe permanecer en el cuadro. Esperar a que el boton se ponga verde y llamar otra vez.
    La noche de votacion, es esperable una mayor demora antes de que el boton pase de gris a verde nuevamente. Si demora demasiado en volver a verde, volver a escribir el número-> copiar y pegar para que sea mas rapido.

    Si tienen problemas de conexion o velocidad con Gizmo entonces bajen vBuzzer que es mas rapido y trabaja mejor tanto para usuarios internacionales como de USA:
    http://www.vbuzzer.com/
    Sigan el mismo procedimiento y hagan una llamada al numero de prueba 1-800.
    TAMBIEN ES 100% GRATIS PARA LLAMAR A NUMEROS 1-800.

    *** Es mejor estar preparados y tener ambos Gizmo Y vBuzzer para el martes a la noche***

    En el paso 3 vamos a discutir los numeros de Adam, zonas horarias y prepararnos para el ataque del martes por la noche. AI amplio las horas de votacion a 4 horas para la final (en vez de 2 hs). Gizmo te permite usar diferentes zonas horarias para poder votar por mas tiempo. La votacion comienza a las 9pm Eastern Standard Time. Mas informacion en el paso 3.

  43. adam4thewin says:

    This comment has nothing to do for GIZMO but is equally important.

    This is for people who bought Go Phones.
    1) Please make sure to delete all of your sent texts (menu > messaging > sent > options > delete). If you don’t do this, you will get a “text not saved in the sent folder” message after each text, which will slow you down.

    2) Call AT&T to get your account balance notification truned off. This is the message that comes up after each text that gives you your account balance. It is not necessary because you have an unlimited text plan and your balance will stay the same. Not doing this will also slow you down.

  44. BLUEBERRY says:

    FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO VOTE IN BOTH TIME ZONES: you need to go gizmo’s actual website and sign into your account from there. Then there’s an option on that page to add “caller ID.” You follow the instructions from there and it cost $4. This takes awhile to process so do it IMMEDIATELY PLEASE. Once this is processed, it will allow you to change your area code to whichever time zone you want to vote. Change area code as many times you want for the $4 dollars. DO IT NOW, IT TAKES A WHILE TO PROCESS! THIS WILL ALLOW YOU TO VOTE IN MULTIPLE TIME ZONES, JUST CHANGE YOUR AREA CODE (CALLER ID) TO THE APPROPRIATE VOTING TIME ZONE.

    • madamimadam says:

      FINALLY!!! I’ve been digging around to find this information.

      This should be posted as Step 3 (which is what I kept refreshing to find on this site).

      My question is: Right now, I’ve got a West Coast number. If I go pay the $4, change to an East Coast number, then at 1:00 Eastern Time, I want to switch back to West Coast Time Zone, how long will they take to do the switch?

      Is it better to try to switch after 3 hours (which is when the West Coast lines open) and keep voting on whatever area code I have until they switch it over? Do they ‘hold’ my calls during the switchover?

      • BLUEBERRY says:

        Go to gizmo’s actual website when it’s west coast time. Log in and there should be a caller id section where you can change your number to a west coast caller id number (you can choose the number yourself).

        • madamimadam says:

          I had sent registration for both my laptops (different email addresses) and both have been returned cancelled by “Gizmo!!!!!

          No problem with my card!

          WTF???????????

  45. BLUEBERRY says:

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO PAY THE $4 IMMEDIATELY AND GET THIS PROCESSED. UNLESS YOU HAVE AN AREA CODE (CALLER ID) THAT’S IN THE APPROPRIATE VOTING TIME ZONE/US YOU VOTES WON’T COUNT. SO PAY THE $4 NOW, SO YOU CAN PROCESS THIS IMMEDIATELY.

  46. BLUEBERRY says:

    SOMEONE NEEDS TO PUT THIS UP AS STEP 3.

  47. shananigans says:

    What is the time zone(s), or area codes I need????

  48. Voting Period:
    New Zealand – Wednesday, 1pm – 3pm
    Australia (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne) – Wednesday, 11am – 1pm
    Philippines / Malaysia / Singapore / Indonesia (Bali) / Australia (Perth) – Wednesday, 9am – 11am
    Thailand / Indonesia (Jakarta) – Wednesday, 8am – 10am
    Voting thru Gizmo5 (installed version / software)
    Voting Period [[b]Remember it’s a 4 hour time block not 2 hours!![/b]]:
    New Zealand – Wednesday, 4pm – 6pm
    Australia (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne) – Wednesday, 2pm – 4pm
    Philippines / Malaysia / Singapore / Indonesia (Bali) – Wednesday, 12nn – 2pm
    Thailand / Indonesia (Jakarta) – Wednesday, 11am – 1pm
    Israel – Wednesday, 7am – 9am.

  49. International fans,

    Try calling in for Dancing with the Stars tonight.
    Test call, if the system accepts your vote, then there should not be a problem tmr night.
    It is broadcasted the same time as American Idol except its on a Monday.
    That is 8pm (California, LA time)

    If I’m not wrong the number goes like this:
    1800-86834-01
    1800-86834-02
    and etc..

    Can someone verify?
    Im from Singapore so I aint sure.
    Thank you!

  50. adam4thewin says:

    SOMEONE NEEDS TO POST STEP 3 NOW FOR SETTING UP VALID US AREA CODES/CALLER IDS FOR GIZMO ACCOUNTS

    IF NOT SET UP PROPERLY, YOU WILL BE CLOGGING UP ADAM’S PHONE LINES WITH INVALID VOTES!!!!

  51. carmel_24 says:

    Guys this is my SIP number – 17474497361 .. I checked on the list of country code i found out that mine is from California… am i right???

    please let me know.. thanks!!!

    I also tried calling google test number and it worked for me (Thank GOD)

    ADAM for the WIN!!!

    • adam4thewin says:

      I’m not sure about the 747 area code. Use the link below to search for US area codes:

      http://www.areacodesus.com/
      Under find area code, when I select California for state and click on “go”, I don’t see 747.

      Check a few other US area code search sites. If it is California, the number will be for the west coast voting period. If you want east coast, pick a number for new york or new jersey.

  52. hello im from Guatemala thanks for the instructions and im ready for to call tomorrow¡¡¡

  53. Hi I downloaded Guizmo5 on my computer. I am in Canada. When I try to call, I hear ring sound, then “ping” sound and after silence. i did a few times, every time waited for more than a minute but don’t hear “Call’s recorded…” What did I do wrong? What shall I do?

  54. I found this while surfing the net … reason for the full quotation marks!!! Makes you wanna think maybe this is how the other guy got into the finals….

    ” The official voting window for this week will be 4 hours, and with the use of Gizmo, we can all extend that to 7 hours.

    When calling using Gizmo, add “00” to the beginning of the number for better results. For those who have experience issues in the past with Gizmo, you may find the programs such as vbuzzer may work better for you.

    Eastern: 8:55 PM-1:00AM and 1:00AM- 4:00AM (Gizmo)

    Central: 7:55PM-12:00AM and 12:00AM -3:00AM (Gizmo)

    Mountain: 6:55PM-7:55PM (Gizmo) and 7:55PM-12:00AM and 12:00AM-2:00AM (Gizmo)

    Pacific: 5:55PM -8:55PM (Gizmo) and 8:55PM-1:00AM ”

    Very interesting and we will test this theory!!!!!

    • adam4thewin says:

      I think they were saying this because we can change the area codes in Gizmo to be able to participate in the voting periods for the different time zones. I will research more.

      Step 3 is crucial….setting-up US area codes/caller IDs take some time and needs to be done asap.

    • The show actually airs 8-9 pm on the west coast, so I believe their voting timeframe is 8:55-12:00 am etc. I don’t know when the show airs in Mountain time, so can’t speak for that, but I just checked the west coast time with a friend in CA.

      Somebody please correct me if I’m mistaken here.

  55. Hey anyone,
    What about the time zone? Should I register myself on my one zone or some in US? Which zone is it? I am in Canada.

    • adam4thewin says:

      California is pacific time zone, new york is eastern time zone, there’s also central, mountain, alaska and hawaii. Voting period is open for 4 hours after the show ends for each time zone. I think eastern time finishes first as we are 3 hours ahead of California.

  56. I tried the test number on Skype and it is working… Can I use Skype?

  57. PEOPLE PEOPLE CHILL!!! WE HAVE TO GET IT TOGETHER I HAVE TONZ OF QUESTIONS TOO SO WE NEED THE STEP 3 INMEDIATELY CAUSE I FEEL WE ARE BEHIND ON THIS OPERATION

    A NEW QUESTION: CAN U TEXT MESSAGE FROM GIZMO PC (WEB) OR IS IT VALID? HOW DOES IT WORK??

    now is when we need step 3 I guess cause tommorrow it will be a little tight. WE MUST BE PREPARED TODAY!!! AND LEAVE AL THE DETAILS SUCH AS ANSWERING LAST TIME QUESTIONS FOR TUESDAY!!

    • adam4thewin says:

      I don’t think text works – it’s specifically for AT&T phone lines because you only type in the last 4 numbers (i.e., 5701). If the text is to be sent to a normal number (with area code, etc.), then it will work. I don’t think Gizmo applies to texts.

      • the most effective way to send the maximum number of votes is to vote in parties.
        there is no doubt that if every voter gets just one friend to vote with them, that adam will win.
        Kris’ fans are doing it, so should we.
        – teens can have sleepovers where they watch the show and vote for Adam, and every vote you send you get a lollie from the lollie bowl!!!
        – 20somethings can get their friends and roommates to vote for Adam as a relaxed hangout thing
        – adults can get friends and their kids to come over for a casual dinner where they watch the show and vote for Adam while talking about life.
        DONT BE AFRAID TO GET A GROUP!!!
        its amazing what the results could bring!
        VOTE IN GROUPS!!

  58. shelagh says:

    so do we call 001-866-xxx-xxx or 1-866-xxx-xxx and do we need to put the -?

    Confused?1?

    • adam4thewin says:

      no dash – just the numbers. try calling with the 001 first and if it goes through (i.e, you get the “thank you for voting for contestant #), then go with that. Remember that after the show airs for each time zone, the lines are open for 4 hours for voting.

    • Both will work. 00 at the beginning allows it to go through faster.

  59. madamimadam says:

    Who the Stepper Setupper? We need Step 3 set up – so people can do it. I’ve done both of my laptops and it says it can take up to 12 hours to get done!!!!

    NOW IS THE TIME FOR STEP 3 ACTION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. BLUEBERRY says:

    FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO VOTE IN BOTH TIME ZONES: you need to go gizmo’s actual website and sign into your account from there. Then there’s an option on that page to add “caller ID.” You follow the instructions from there and it cost $4. This takes awhile to process so do it IMMEDIATELY PLEASE. Once this is processed, it will allow you to change your area code to whichever time zone you want to vote. Change area code as many times you want for the $4 dollars. DO IT NOW, IT TAKES A WHILE TO PROCESS! THIS WILL ALLOW YOU TO VOTE IN MULTIPLE TIME ZONES, JUST CHANGE YOUR AREA CODE (CALLER ID) TO THE APPROPRIATE VOTING TIME ZONE. Once you finish voting east coast, log onto gizmo’s actual website and under your account section there should be a place to change your caller ID. You can change it to whatever west coast number you want. PLEASE USE ALL VOTING METHODS AND NOT JUST GIZMO, LANDLINES, CELL PHONES, TEXT IF YOU HAVE AT&T, ETC. DO NOT RELY ON ONE METHOD ALONE.

    • madamimadam says:

      I had sent registration for both my laptops (different email addresses) and both have been returned cancelled by “Gizmo!!!!!

      No problem with my card!

      WTF???????????

      • madamimadam says:

        OK, I tried it again (not putting spaces between the numbers of my credit card) and it WORKED!!!!

        Now I can type in ‘something’ in the Caller ID box – but what the heck am I suppose to type in?

        For example, I know that 212 is a New York City area code – but where do I get a phone number?

        HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • shelagh says:

          Look up any company , hotel ect….. I used a buffalo hotel #, and address. Write down all the info- ie address, phone # zip code, time zone and go for it.

  61. HELP!!!!!!!!!!
    What time is the voting for people from EUROPE? I’m from Switzerland.
    And What are the Caller ID’s I need to chose? Don’t understand that. =( Have downloaded the 4 Dollars thing.

    • adam4thewin says:

      If you downloaded the $4 for the caller ID, when you checked out, it says ability to change caller ID and then a 1747XXXXXXX number. That is the number assigned to you, which is a California number. I think it takes 12 hours or so for your account to get credited for it – I’m still waiting for mine. After your account gets credited and you have the option to show caller ID, you can choose to leave that number in for Pacific time voting (remember the number as it will be your pacific time voting number) or choose a different number from a different time zone. I’m in the US so it’s not that difficult for me. I will use the 747 that they will give me for pacific time but I have my own eastern time number since I’m from the east coast. I wonder if you can just browse through the yellow pages (www.yellowpages.com) and search for a business in the east coast area and use that number instead.

  62. Marianadam says:

    i have the gizmo and i did the test call somebody knows the time in Israel that i need to vote??
    by the wy i did yestarday an Adam Tatoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i’m so happy
    goooo Adam please don’t stop voting

    • adam4thewin says:

      Don’t forget to do step 3: setting up your GIZMO account US area code/caller ID. The US area code you select will dictate the time you will vote (i.e., if you have an East Coast area code such as a New york area code, you can vote during the eastern time voting period, and if you have a west coast area code such as a California area code, you can vote during the pacific time voting period, and there’s central time, mountain time, alaska time and hawaii time). We have to pay to pay $4 to set up caller IDs and we should be able to switch between the time zones quite easily once processed.

      I will get the American Idol viewing time for each time zone to figure out the voting periods (then you can convert to your local country time). I will post later.

  63. adam4thewin says:

    SITE MODERATOR – PLEASE POST STEP # 3 ASAP!!!!!!!

  64. larkwoodgirl says:

    How do you change Gizmo to vote in a different time zone? They only way I know to do it is to change the time zone in windows. Is there another way?

    • adam4thewin says:

      gizmo is automatically set up with a 747 area code (California). You will see this number when you purchase the caller ID option. I’m not sure yet how to change the area codes as I am still waiting for my caller ID option. This is a first for all of us, so we are all learning together. It’s not as difficult for me because I’m in the US and have a go phone and a land line. This is just a back up for me for other time zones – I’m in the east coast and gizmo usually sets you up with a california number (pacific time)

  65. larkwoodgirl says:

    I don’t know the area code for west coast. Help please. If I have to set up a west coat number in my profile I guess I need a valid number.

    • adam4thewin says:

      If you open gizmo, if you click on edit my profile, there’s a 1747XXXXXXX number in the box for SIP number. I think this is the number assigned to you, which is a California number (West Coast – Pacific Time). When I paid for the caller ID option, the 1747XXXXXXX is the number it gave me. Keep watching this site tomorrow night for additional instructions. We are all learning as we go. I’m in the US and will be using my go phone for texts and land line for voting – I will be trying gizmo for the first time tomorrow. I purchased a call out credit to test it so gthat I can call my home phone to see what number shows up on caller ID (but the credit takes 12 hours to process so I’m still waiting). I’ll post here as soon as I have more info.

    • shelagh says:

      90210- you know Beverly hills!!!! I always use that when I need a us zip code.

      Vote hard……..this is fun.

  66. madamimadam says:

    MODERATOR: Please we need help here – Step 3 involves setting different time zones and although I have bought the CallerID thingie – I have no idea what to put in there!!!!

    When you buy the $4 CallerID option – it says it can take up to 12 hours to be approved….

    WE NEED STEP 3 – NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    • BLUEBERRY says:

      If you’re voting east coast time, put in an east coast number. You can choose whatever number you want but make sure it’s an actual east coast number. When west coast time comes, go to the actual gizmo website, log on and change the caller ID to a west coast number (you choose). Any west coast number will work, it just needs to be an actual number for west coast. If you live in west coast you can put in your own cell number if you want. Or put in any actual west coast number. Please do not use gizmo as your only voting method. Always use landlines, cell phones, text if you have at&t as well, etc..non stop all 4 hours in each zone.

  67. Malinda says:

    Ready Freddy!! Let’s Rock the VOTE!!

  68. UK4Adam says:

    QUESTION ABOUT STEP 2
    Hi, I saw that a few other people have the same problem – the call connects but you don’t hear the message from Google. Does anybody know what that means?

  69. victoria says:

    i’m from Argentina.. i have one question, very simple: are the calls for free? Or do i have to pay for something previously in order to vote for Adam?

    • BLUEBERRY says:

      FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO VOTE IN BOTH TIME ZONES: you need to go gizmo’s actual website and sign into your account from there. Then there’s an option on that page to add “caller ID.” You follow the instructions from there and it cost $4. This takes awhile to process so do it IMMEDIATELY PLEASE. Once this is processed, it will allow you to change your area code to whichever time zone you want to vote. Change area code as many times you want for the $4 dollars. DO IT NOW, IT TAKES A WHILE TO PROCESS! THIS WILL ALLOW YOU TO VOTE IN MULTIPLE TIME ZONES, JUST CHANGE YOUR AREA CODE (CALLER ID) TO THE APPROPRIATE VOTING TIME ZONE. Once you finish voting east coast, log onto gizmo’s actual website and under your account section there should be a place to change your caller ID. You can change it to whatever west coast number you want. Same if you want to vote east coast but you’re in west coast. Choose the appropriate number for the zone. It could be any number within the east coast zone but has to be an actual number. PLEASE USE ALL VOTING METHODS AND NOT JUST GIZMO, LANDLINES, CELL PHONES, TEXT IF YOU HAVE AT&T, ETC. DO NOT RELY ON ONE METHOD ALONE.

  70. CALIFORNIA AREA CODES

    Although new area codes may be implemented in the future, the following is a list of current area codes for California. In addition, we have associated city names with the existing area codes. As existing counties and cities may eventually get subdivided into new area codes, the association of city to area code may change. Please call the operator for current area code information.

    209- Stockton, Modesto
    213, 323- Hollywood, LA
    310- Santa Monica, LA
    408- San Jose
    415- San Francisco
    424- San Pedro
    510- Fremont, Oakland 530- Redding
    559- Fresno
    562- Long Beach, Whittier
    619- San Diego
    626- Hacienda Heights, Pasadena
    650- Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Mateo
    661- Bakersfield 707- Napa, Santa Rosa
    714- Huntington Beach, Orange
    760- Escondido
    805- Ventura
    818- Northridge
    831- Monterey
    858- La Jolla
    909- Chino
    916- Sacramento
    925- Livermore
    949- Irvine, San Clemente
    951- Riverside

  71. I have a question, I am from the Philippines and so… does this mean I get to vote from 9am-4pm manila time using Gizmo tomorrow (finale)? I got a californian number.

  72. what time do i need to vote i am from the philipines i just downloaded gizmo

    • According to the information above, it should be 12pm-4pm in the Philippines (plus an additional 3 hr if you are using Gizmo, so up to 7pm). You should double check to make sure though.

    • Marilyn Macey says:

      Guys from Pholippines – you need to vote between 12pm – 4pm on Wednesday (May 19). You are in the same time zone as Malaysia, Singapore, China and Hong Kong. For everybody else, please, please, please read all the comments posted here in order not to panic. We need to stay calm to vote, everything posted here is great information for all of us. Stay united and good luck to everybody.

      • AdamAddict says:

        Wednesday is May 20,right?-From Malaysia

        Don’t confuse me right now! It’s May 20,lah!

  73. Leticia says:

    Hi

    for those who uses vBuzz, do we need to indicate our location during account setup as “US”? I am from Spore and I indicated as Singapore without thinking abt the implication. Please advise if I need to get another account with location as “US” (which part of US) and would that mean voting between 12pm and 4pm. Thanks.

  74. kmmy2727 says:

    In addition to mega phone voting with Gizmo, sounds like the power texting might work after all…found this on myidol.americanidol.com.

    “Called AT&T and asked for the tech department.

    I told them my goal was to vote on American Idol sending 10 texts at a time. I also told them that I had practiced using my daughter’s cell phone number. When I used her number only two “votes” went through and that I was worried.

    The first thing they told me was to NOT practice sending to regular numbers. AT&T could consider that spamming and block my phone. She said it was very hard to unblock phones.

    The difference is that American Idol has an agreement with AT&T to allow large amounts of texts to go to their numbers. She told me not to worry. I said I would anyway, lol.

    So she said to check my message recipients after I sent the first ten and see if they were all listed. I checked and they were.

    We then had a nice conversation about Adam…”

    Check the thread out for yourself.(http://myidol.americanidol.com/go/thread/view/32575/14568613/TO_WHOEVER_CALLED_ATT_CUSOMER_SERVICE_ABOUT_NOKIA_2610_PHONE?num=10&pg=1)

  75. This doesn’t have anything to do with voting per se……but Bill O’Reilly aired a particularly nasty ‘hit’ piece on Adam tonight. The segment was ostensibly about American Idol and Christianity – but it was skewed form the get go. Adam was portrayed as a godless, gay guy who’s against everything Jesus and Christianity stands for. His competitor (lovely, angelic pics of Kris Allen) was the good Christian kid (see – he even wears a cross!) who’s fighting the good fight against the devil himself (Adam – in Burning Man costume complete with horns). Doesn’t matter that a number of Adams fans mass emailed O’Reilly today to tell him Adam was actually a nice Jewish kid from San Diego – or that Kris Allen and he are really very good friends (Kris would be appalled by this kind of crap). No. O’Reilly’s piece was designed to elicit hate. Period. You must hate the extremely talented guy because he’s not (their kind) of Christian. Oh – and he’s gay to boot. Not sure about the last – but who cares! It makes him look bad to right-wing extremists – so throw that into the mix as well.

    I’m really disgusted by all this. I have no idea if it will affect voting tomorrow night – but we have to get this right. I don’t want Adam to lose because some homophobe said so. Vote, my friends! Adam for the win!

    • shelagh says:

      BO is an ass. It will have zero effect on the voting- people don’t care about this anymore,

      • I hope you’re right, Shelagh – I do. But I live in the South. Adam hate is palpable here. He’s dissed on the radio every week (some of the area DJ’s really hate him). So when I hear something like that – I get worried. You know – I really think this is a referendum on how we want our future to be. Do we judge people on what they present to us – or through the lens of our prejudices? I hope it’s the former. Adam is our Elvis. He has the ability to change popular culture – and I want him to have every opportunity to do so.

        Odd to wax philosophical over a contestant in a reality TV show – but there it is.

  76. BLUEBERRY says:

    FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO VOTE IN BOTH TIME ZONES: you need to go gizmo’s actual website and sign into your account from there. Then there’s an option on that page to add “caller ID.” You follow the instructions from there and it cost $4. This takes awhile to process so do it IMMEDIATELY PLEASE. Once this is processed, it will allow you to change your area code to whichever time zone you want to vote. Change area code as many times you want for the $4 dollars. DO IT NOW, IT TAKES A WHILE TO PROCESS! THIS WILL ALLOW YOU TO VOTE IN MULTIPLE TIME ZONES, JUST CHANGE YOUR AREA CODE (CALLER ID) TO THE APPROPRIATE VOTING TIME ZONE. Once you finish voting east coast, log onto gizmo’s actual website and under your account section there should be a place to change your caller ID. You can change it to whatever west coast number you want. Same if you want to vote east coast but you’re in west coast. Choose the appropriate number for the zone. It could be any number within the east coast zone but has to be an actual number. PLEASE USE ALL VOTING METHODS AND NOT JUST GIZMO, LANDLINES, CELL PHONES, TEXT IF YOU HAVE AT&T, ETC. DO NOT RELY ON ONE METHOD ALONE.

  77. I’m Us West Coast and have set up with GIZMO on my lap top and then YAHOO phone on my desktop. I’ve gotten an East Coast number from YAHOo for $2.95 and added that to my Caller ID to make East Coast calls. It may not be as fast as GIZMO but I’ve used it before and like YAHOO phone.
    VOTE ADAM-EARLY AND OFTEN

  78. RenieGarland says:

    I am from Hong Kong
    I have downloaded and tested both Gizmo and vBuzzer,
    both are good.
    I am ready for the WAR!

    • wenhk2009 says:

      What is the time difference – for West Coast & East Coast – voting time slots – equal to what time in HK?

  79. adam4thewin says:

    Important reminder on who can vote (from AI website):

    “Anyone calling (or any AT&T Mobility subscriber who has the ability to text message) from within the Continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands can cast their vote for the next American Idol.”

    Internationals – make sure that your accounts are set up the right way. Otherwise, you will be clogging up Adam’s phone lines with votes that will not be counted.

    I was only able to check the show times for Eastern and Pacific Time Zones. It’s 8-9 in the East and also 8-9 in the pacific (I’m assuming it’s 8-9 pm for the other time zones?). Remember that the show will air in the east coast 3 hours before the pacific coast. East Coast is also 1 hour ahead of Central but I’m not sure what time it airs on Central. No clue yet on Mountain, Alaska & Hawaii.

  80. Juliette says:

    Just wanted to say how proud I am of everyone’s hard work and preparation for tomorrow. After witnessing the outpouring of love and the determination of Adam’s fans to see him through, I am now thinking our boy has a very good chance of taking the AI8 title this year.

    That is, as long as we vote vote vote like fiends.

    Rock the vote Adamaniacs!

    • adam4thewin says:

      Yes, we will rock the vote to make sure the one who is deserving (Adam) wins!!!! (Kris is good too, but we have our fave here)

      Glambert1948 here – lol, I actually joined a fan club!!!

  81. Adamrulz says:

    Please help… I’m from Singapore and have downloaded Gizmo5 and VBuzz.. I’m all confused about the voting time: is it from (local time) 9am to 1pm? or 12pm to 4pm? or 9am to 4pm? I normally watch the live streaming from 8am to 9am, do I start voting straight after the show? Many thanks for your help

  82. Hi from Brazil!! It is all set for tonite, and all my friends are going to vote non-stop as well, GO ADAM!!!

  83. Leticia says:

    Adamrulz

    you start voting from 12pm to 4pm Singapore time if you have Gizmo5 and vBuzz. You only vote from 9am to 12pm Singapore time if you have paid $4 through Gizmo so that you can change your area code to an east coast ID. If you are confused, just stick with the 12pm to 4pm voting period.

  84. BlueSpirit says:

    Hey Guy’s,

    I’m in Ireland and we’re having a real problem setting up Gizmo for tonight:

    We’ve downloaded and installed the Software, created an a/c, fine – BUT we can’t type anything into the box beside the Phone Icon – its all frozen and grey, like we can’t actually type or do anything with the Software??

    Can anybody help, PLEASE as its so annoying.

    Anybody?

    Using Windows Vista Laptop with integrated SigaTel Mic and Internet is fine.

  85. BlueSpirit says:

    Dear Moderator: How can I get my “All Calls Free” Status to go from Inactive to Active? Will this enable me to type a number into the Box beside the Phone?

    I’m Moderating a Bebo Site for Adam which is getting almost 3 thousand Hits per hour over her in the UK&Ireland so if anyone could help, it would be much appreciated as we need to let our Members know how to Vote via Gizmo!

    Many thanks : )

  86. So, just want to get this straight…I have downloaded Gizmo, did the test call and it seems to be working fine. I’m in the central time zone. Do I need to do anything else or am I all set to vote in the central time zone? I thought I read somewhere that I need to change the dial out number. Please confirm if I’m all set. Thanks

  87. Tracy S from Canada says:

    Has anybody else noticed that with both Gizmo and MediaTalkRing that when you dial Adam’s number for voting that it accepts the vote right now??? I thought it was supposed to be busy signals until voting opened.

    • BlueSpirit says:

      Hello, no I haven’t but would you perhaps know how I can actually type a number into the box beside the telephone Icon? I can’t even type in a Number and I’m moderating a Bebo Site and we NEED to let people know about Gizmo and we can’t. Would you have any ideas? Sorry I’m asking, its just nobody else seems to be helping.

      • Tracy S from Canada says:

        HI there. It’s now ringing busy so we’re all set. Try copying and pasting this number in:
        001-866-436-5701 and then click on green phone. Once number dials, you hear a ping and then either a busy signal or the thanks for voting guy. If you still can’t get it to work try going to http://www.mediaringtalk.com as it’s free and i have been using that in canada with complete success.

        Also with Gizmo, are you logged in? You have to log in to enter the number. I hope that helps.

        • BlueSpirit says:

          Hey Tracy thanks for that but I’m fully online and Available. I’m logged in too. I’ll try the other Site you said. Thanks again, Laurence

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