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Dirt cheap secret Verizon prepaid plans?

Are there any Verizon prepaid plans other than the two: $60/mo 2GB data or $70/mo 4GB data [more inside]
posted by laconic skeuomorph on Jan 11, 2014 - 9 answers

 

What's the best short term high speed cellular data solution?

I'm taking a 10 day driving trip from Atlanta to Cooperstown (and back) in about two weeks. I want to be able to connect multiple devices, so a hotspot is needed. Where is the sweet spot in terms of initial investment, bandwidth allowance and data rate with no contract?
posted by donpardo on Jun 28, 2013 - 6 answers

What fits in a megabyte these days?

I'm using my first smartphone ever -- a secondhand iPhone 4 - on a prepaid plan. I generally leave cellular data turned off because most of my day is spent in range of WiFi, and because data transmission on my otherwise cheap prepaid plan is very expensive: $0.99/MB. I have no idea how much data is transmitted in the course of typical online activities. What's it take to, say, download a few emails, perform a Google search or open a basic, non-video-laden web page?
posted by jon1270 on Jun 14, 2013 - 20 answers

How to manage the logistics of a cellphone provider switch? Added Difficulty: Christmas Gift

We are switching from AT&T cell phone to service to Verizon, and I'd like to perform the switch smoothly while also using one of the new phones as a Christmas gift. Your advice on the proper procedure would be welcome. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Nov 20, 2012 - 14 answers

I want cellular voice & data - but only on the days I ask for it.

Cell phone plans filter: I want a cell phone-sized Android device to mostly use on WiFi, and the Nexus 4 may be the right one. But I might use occasional cell voice & data - help me get that voice & data as cheaply as possible. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Oct 31, 2012 - 17 answers

Using a cellphone for an office LAN

In the aftermath of Sandy, my office in Stamford, CT, is still out of elecrical grid power and out of internet. Now, the building has diesel power and is letting workers back in today, so I'm trying to brainstorm a way to get them online. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Oct 31, 2012 - 7 answers

Mi-Fi router / prepaid mobile data in Philadelphia

Upcoming trip to the US; smartphone and pre-existing 2G US number. Does it make sense to get a pre-paid Mi-Fi router? [more inside]
posted by bokane on Sep 2, 2012 - 3 answers

Share the cell data?

How best to share my Internet connection from my Nokia E63 S60 to my iPad? [more inside]
posted by usermac on Aug 12, 2012 - 3 answers

Macbook screen dead, is it time for an iPad?

I dropped my Macbook and now the screen is severely distorted. The computer itself still funs fine and can be used, if one works around the partially blacked out screen. Since it's a 2008 Macbook, it's a bit long in the tooth, so I'm thinking of just getting an iPad for every day usage and plugging the Macbook into an external monitor for the one or two desktop applications I need it for. But which iPad to get? [more inside]
posted by lynnshaze on Jul 31, 2012 - 5 answers

Ground Control to Major Tom?

Is there a keep alive / dead man's email service? [more inside]
posted by gensubuser on Mar 16, 2012 - 5 answers

Ahoy, bull manure on the Verizon!

What can I do to bend Verizon to my will? Or is it time to head out in search of greener pastures? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Jan 30, 2012 - 16 answers

Cheapest way to use Iphone 3 for minimal use/no data?

My wife would like to use our off contract Iphone 3g to use VERY infrequently (less than 20 minutes/mo?) with no data plan needed. Any suggestions about how BEST to do this on the cheap? In Hawaii if that matters. Prepaid?
posted by dougiedd on Dec 26, 2011 - 9 answers

Tablet computers - cellular without commitment

Tabletfilter: What are my options for a tablet computer with occasional 3g connectivity (not a monthly contract)? Preferably something powerful enough to handle video and other display-heavy apps. [more inside]
posted by rmd1023 on Nov 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Best prepaid mobile broadband in the U.S.

What's the best prepaid mobile broadband service for use in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Aug 2, 2011 - 2 answers

That old thing? Oh, it's just always been here, and we never got rid of it.

A question about cellular networks and deployed cellular technology in the US. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Jul 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Should I renew my TMo contract?

I'm a customer of a certain recently purchased wireless service. My contract (and my handset) are about to expire. Help me figure out what to do next. [more inside]
posted by gnomeloaf on Apr 12, 2011 - 8 answers

iPad 3G cellular vs. wi-fi -- which takes precedence if both are active?

iPad 3G cellular vs. wi-fi -- which takes precedence if both are active? If I have 3G cellular turned on, while sitting at home with my home wireless, does it use the faster home wireless? Or does the 3G just clobber everything and gleefully rack up data charges? I've been turning it on and off as needed, but that's just annoying, so I'd like to get the question settled once and for all.
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Apr 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Remixed electronics: can I make a working frankenphone out of these two broken 6820 phones?

Help me identify a mystery component from the board of one of two damaged/crippled Nokia 6820 phones and determine if it's possible for me to get one working Frankenphone out of the two. [more inside]
posted by weston on Apr 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me find a new cell phone plan

Help me find a new cheap-o cell phone plan that works in the US and Canada. [more inside]
posted by mhum on Jan 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Fuckety! Iraqi Insurgents Stole My Precious Phone

Please help me find the perfect mobile phone! (To replace my previous perfect mobile phone, that was stolen and is now no longer made and woefully out of date, SOB.) It might be the Samsung S5550, but I'll have to order sight unseen. Very special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by cyndigo on Dec 7, 2010 - 10 answers

Is my iPhone screwed or just me?

iPhone filter: iPhone 4 battery problem. Do I need a new phone, new battery or am I out of luck? Help me, hive-mind, you are my only hope. [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Nov 7, 2010 - 5 answers

I'm drowning in smartphone options - can you help me pick one??

Please help me pick the right smartphone. I've researched myself into overwhelm and have a tendency towards terrible timing. My requirements aren't that complex, though I AM a gadget fan, and tech savvy. [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay on Oct 16, 2010 - 19 answers

Unlocked Dell Streak?

Is there any way yet to buy a truly carrier-unlocked Dell Streak in the USA? The ones in the US for $450 are carrier locked. If I buy the model from the UK, with VAT, it'll be something like $700 after converting GBP to USD, and those are -also- carrier locked, to O2. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Sep 28, 2010 - 4 answers

iPhone broken by a 2.5 year old

What's the etiquette consensus on paying for things broken by a relative's child? Last night my wife was at her brother's house. Their 2.5 year old boy snatched her iPhone from her hand while she was using it and smashed it against a wall, breaking the screen. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Sep 15, 2010 - 63 answers

J'espère que cela ne coûtera pas les yeux de la tête

What's the best value prepaid SIM card for a week long visit to France, averaging...say...15-30 minutes of talk + 100 MB of data per day? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker on Aug 11, 2010 - 10 answers

ET, phone roam.

Best way for a Canadian to have a cell phone in the US? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Jun 7, 2010 - 5 answers

put me out of my cell phone misery

Boston Cell Phone Filter: Please help me with this seemingly simple cell phone decision. [more inside]
posted by sully75 on May 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Tell me about your tiny GSM phone

What's a great small GSM phone? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Jan 4, 2010 - 14 answers

Using external tv antenna for mobile reception...?

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 - 5 answers

What do you use your cell phone for?

What do you use your cell phone for? [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Nov 27, 2009 - 43 answers

Is there a crash course on cellular markets?

I've owned a cellphone for ages, and have largely remained ignorant of the business workings. Is there a crash course on cellular markets? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Nov 6, 2009 - 6 answers

What is the best option for temporary Internet?

Best cheap, temporary Internet access by dial-up or cell? (In Kittery, ME.) [more inside]
posted by pbh on Sep 14, 2009 - 6 answers

Photos to simple-cell organizers?

Are there any digital photo frames out there that don't require direct phone line access, instead accessing the service via the cellular network? [more inside]
posted by tilde on Aug 30, 2009 - 7 answers

AT&T, I DEMAND GOOD PHONE RECEPTION!!!

Cellular reception is horrible in my area. I get at least 2 dropped calls during my commute to work, and every cellphone I've used is generally worthless indoors. What's the best way to pester my service provider into fixing this? [more inside]
posted by Zeker on Jul 27, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me find a prepaid cell that iSyncs

What cellphone can I get to use with a prepaid plan that will work with iSync? [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Jun 27, 2009 - 5 answers

Ups and downs of international broadband card rentals?

How good are international broadband rental places like wifirents.com? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Jun 22, 2009 - 1 answer

Cell me a phone (hur!)

Recommendations for a minimalist cellular phone and rate plan in Canada (specifically southern Ontario)? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jun 6, 2009 - 14 answers

Iphone 30 day contract question

I bought an Iphone through ATT dec 9th. Found out today i will be in Japan this year starting this spring for one year ATT Contract states:"simply return it either to a store or by mail within 30 days from the date the equipment." I assumed that that meant 30 full days of use (hence return today would be OK, but they insist that it meant 30 calendar days irregardless of what time the phone was picked up or activated, and so they denied my return. Any thoughts on my options? Should the contract not be more clear on precise what 30 days means?
posted by dougiedd on Jan 8, 2009 - 21 answers

How to unlock an LG KC10 Renoir?

I've recently bought a brand new LG KC10 renoir phone, and Orange UK have locked it, so that I can't use any other simcards, any ideas how to free myself from Orange's shackles? [more inside]
posted by the_epicurean on Dec 15, 2008 - 3 answers

Stuck with overseas cell contract

I moved to Germany and then moved back to the USA after three weeks. While I was there, I signed up for a two year T-Mobile iPhone contract, because at the time I thought I was staying in Germany. Now I am stuck with an expensive 2 year contract that I can't use. [more inside]
posted by Witherwings on Oct 23, 2008 - 11 answers

Contract-less 3G or EVDO internet?

Contract-less cellular wireless (3G or EVDO) for laptops -- does it exist? [more inside]
posted by neustile on Oct 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Where to buy a cellular modem router in the South Bay today.

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 - 2 answers

Help free me from a telco dictatorship, so to speak.

Rogers Mobile Locked my Blackberry Pearl and Threw away the key, what are some ways for me to unlock my phone. Links and direct solutions are more than welcome I can provide my IMEP key if anyone knows someone with a calculator but thats the only way i can find online and i know there are other, better ways to do this. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks on Aug 20, 2008 - 2 answers

What is the technical bible of the cell phone industry?

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? [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel on Aug 19, 2008 - 2 answers

Utility Company Security?? Who Manages?

Who runs physical plant security at utility companies?? Think: cell towers, eletrical utilities, water utlities, etc... any company that has remote locations... [more inside]
posted by dyerfr on Aug 18, 2008 - 4 answers

Help a cellular phone newbie

U.S. cell phone question: Is Tracfone or a major cellular carrier (Alltel is what I am interested in) more economical for a light duty user? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on May 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Prepaid MP3-capable cellphone

Looking for recommendations for a prepaid cellular service that has a cellphone that can play mp3s. [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Apr 12, 2008 - 9 answers

To Erase, Press Seven

How can I prevent a certain cellular phone service provider from continuing to steal money from my son's college fund, nay, food from his very mouth? [more inside]
posted by donmateo on Mar 30, 2008 - 15 answers

Please, just a few minutes more?

I have cellular service through T-Mobile and have used up all my minutes this month, but there are still a few days before the month rolls over and I need to be able to make some calls for work purposes. What's the most frugal way to make calls without racking up $.35 per minute overage charges for the next few days? In addition to my regular T-mobile phone, I've got an old t-mobile phone with no SIM card and a computer at my disposal and am willing to buy a prepaid card or some other such thing if that's what you recommend!
posted by platinum on Mar 26, 2008 - 9 answers

Dead zone begone.

How can I convince a wireless provider to eliminate my dead zone? [more inside]
posted by LGCNo6 on Mar 18, 2008 - 5 answers

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