Another ditch-the-cell-phone-bill/Google Voice question: Google Voice made me give them my cell phone number (800-OLD-CELL) when I signed up, and then assigned me a new number (800-GGL-VOIC). However, I don't have calls forwarded from the Google Voice number to my actual cell phone - Instead, everything goes to voicemail. What happens if I cancel my old cell phone number? [more inside]
posted by lizzicide
on May 1, 2010 -
I have a 3G iPhone. If I buy a wireless (no 3G) iPad, is it possible to share my iPhone's 3G connection with my iPad? My goal is to be able to access the internet with my iPad, without having a 3G plan for it.
posted by negative1
on Apr 12, 2010 -
When they are the same cost what would you chose 3G Mobile broadband or 1Mb DSL... More info below [more inside]
posted by jmsta
on Mar 12, 2010 -
Does anyone have any experience with or recommendations for using mobile (wimax, 3G) internet for use with a laptop in Guadalajara? [more inside]
posted by device55
on Feb 27, 2010 -
I am going on a trip to Vietnam for three weeks this month and am wondering: what my best bet is in terms of carrier and coverage for a prepaid SIM for my unlocked iPhone 3G? [more inside]
posted by jesseendahl
on Jan 1, 2010 -
iPhone...first generation used or 3G new, or wait for a while?
A friend might sell me an iPhone 1G for $50. Should I buy that or upgrade? I am eligible to renew my AT&T contract. It doesn't give me the iPhone option, so I would have to go to a store, but that is not an issue here. As I understand, the 1G iPhone's data plan is ten dollars cheaper than the 3G data plan. Over a year that would be $120 in savings, plus the phone being $50 cheaper than the cheapest 3G, adds up to $170 savings over a year. I am a bit cash strapped, but is it worth buying an older used phone for saving that much?
posted by spacefire
on Dec 6, 2009 -
Is there any way to use my external TV antenna to improve my mobile signal inside my house? [more inside]
posted by ryanbryan
on Dec 3, 2009 -
How to get a 3G SIM card for a 1 month trip to India w/out signing a 1 or 2 year contract? [more inside]
posted by Kerim
on Nov 22, 2009 -
I will be living in Mumbai for 11 weeks next summer. I have an unlocked iPhone 3G. What is my best bet in terms of carrier and plan for the cheapest and most reliable data access? I plan to do local calls over the cell phone voice network and international calls via Skype on the iPhone.
Thanks in advance!
posted by jesseendahl
on Nov 17, 2009 -
Is it worth it to get an Android phone without the 3G data plan (only EDGE data)? [more inside]
posted by kenliu
on Nov 5, 2009 -
Would an embedded internal wireless 3G modem draw significantly less power from a laptop battery than an external USB wireless 3G modem? [more inside]
posted by gttommy
on Oct 12, 2009 -
Which 3G USB key/stick thingy should my Mom buy if she wants to be able to use it in Australia and the US? She'll probably want a prepaid solution in both countries rather than a plan.
posted by obiwanwasabi
on Sep 14, 2009 -
About six months ago, I saw a cool device. You could plug your AT&T USB 3G "laptop connect" into it, and it would generate a local wi-fi hotspot (similar to the Verizon MiFi). I've since purchased the AT&T card, but I can't find the device anywhere. Was I imagining things? Does such a device exist? It'd be very, very useful. Thanks!
posted by mickmel
on Aug 28, 2009 -
Working out a situation where I would have an iPhone on Verizon's data network and wondering if anyone has tried this or is currently doing it. Further details inside [more inside]
posted by genial
on Jul 22, 2009 -
I'm looking for a mobile browser (or similar solutions). But there's a catch. I want it for a laptop, not a phone. [more inside]
posted by Petrot
on Jul 14, 2009 -
Is it possible to connect a 3G Dongle (from "3" in my case) to a 2nd Generation iPod Touch (do not want and/or can't afford an iPhone) to simulate a Wifi connection? [more inside]
posted by pettins
on Mar 30, 2009 -
[New(ish) car filter] I'm likely buying a lightly used Ford Fusion SEL this week to replace my wrecked Pontiac Wave (Chev Aveo outside Canada) and I'm looking for feedback from owners. [more inside]
posted by ChazB
on Mar 15, 2009 -
How to update my Iphone 3G manually to version 2.2 without iTunes?
my current version is 2.0.1 (5B108) [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi
on Dec 2, 2008 -
This might be a dumb question about my iPhone 3G (latest software update): where did I see some sort of scroll bar down the side of a list (of names? songs?) that functions similarly to the list of letters along the side of the screen in the Contacts application? Instead of letters, it was a series of horizontal bars that indicated relative position over the full length of whatever the list was. Made scrolling through a super long list quick and easy. Did I make this up? Googling hasn't turned up anything useful, but pointers there would be helpful, too. Thanks in advance.
posted by jroybal
on Nov 19, 2008 -
Would you share you cellular modem router experiences? Or, where can I find a cellular modem router in the Bay Area today? [more inside]
posted by fief
on Sep 29, 2008 -
Can I use a non-unlocked iPhone (3G if it matters) with another country's official carrier's SIM card? [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora
on Sep 20, 2008 -
iPhone 3G filter: I'm about to purchase and iPhone 3G and need the help of the hive mind to determine the best bluetooth headset to get. [more inside]
posted by ChazB
on Sep 19, 2008 -
When I'm using my laptop to surf the web with a USB modem on AT&T 3G network,
Does the surfing is secure as landline?
can I check my bank-account that way safely?
Does some security-issues exist? (like using a public wi-fi hot-spot)
posted by nagalr
on Sep 14, 2008 -
What do I need to do to get better cell phone coverage in my basement? Everything works fine upstairs but not so much in the basement. I have an antenna already mounted to the roof, I assume all I need is a repeater? If so what kind? The network is AT&T, but I do not need 3G speeds, only the ability to make calls / SMS. [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Sep 8, 2008 -
Where can I buy a new, 3G iPhone for the Optus network (in Australia) without having to sign a contract? Optus certainly won't let me... [more inside]
posted by TooManyGadgets
on Aug 31, 2008 -
Asking for a friend: What is a very good technical text for understanding current and future wireless telephony standards, beginning with the basics about CDMA and TDMA and covering through 3G, LTE, LTE-Advanced, WiMax and beyond?
posted by Pastabagel
on Aug 19, 2008 -
Will a Blackberry that works in Japan also work in South Korea? I believe they both use 3G correct?
posted by paulyballs
on Jul 28, 2008 -
Will activating a current iPhone for a day make me eligible for the $199 iPhone 3G? [more inside]
posted by Rowgun
on Jun 16, 2008 -
Will it likely be possible to use a 3G iPhone as a modem for a laptop, or to use its data plan with some other hardware? [more inside]
posted by raygan
on Jun 11, 2008 -
I've been waiting for months now for the 3g Iphone to come out....should I continue to wait? [more inside]
posted by Hogermite
on Mar 18, 2008 -
How can I be as wireless for two weeks in the UK as I am year round in the US? [more inside]
posted by fedward
on Dec 17, 2007 -