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What's the best mobile internet setup?

Is there any advantage to using a Verizon (or equivalent) 4G Hotspot over tethering a mobile phone? [more inside]
posted by zephyr_words on Feb 26, 2013 - 6 answers

Best/cheapest internet cellphone solutions!

Need some solutions for temporary cell phone re-routing. Thinking Google Voice might be the solution somehow but looking for brainstorms. [more inside]
posted by amanda on Oct 21, 2012 - 6 answers

"Your incabulator is leaking, sir, and we need to realign it."

Comcast just called me and says that something in my house is feeding noise back into their system, and that I need to schedule someone to come out and look around at everything. Is this legit? [more inside]
posted by jquinby on Sep 14, 2012 - 13 answers

SIM /Data while travelling in Italy

Staying in Italy for 3 1/2 months from June to October 2012. The Flashdrake and I need SIM cards for our mobile/cell phones while we are there. I must have data access as well, at least 1GB a month. The TelCo industry changes so rapidly however, that I hoped that MeFites might help with current options. In the past we have had not problem with SIM cards overseas, particularly finding the Lebara plans great in Europe as they permitted us to call each other for free. [more inside]
posted by Flashduck on Apr 28, 2012 - 4 answers

Can you help me debug the unreliable internet connectivity on my Android Samsung Galaxy S1?

Can you help me debug the unreliable internet connectivity on my Android Samsung Galaxy S1? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Apr 9, 2012 - 8 answers

How do I record phone conversations on my Windows computer?

How do I record phone conversations on my Windows computer? [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Jan 15, 2012 - 12 answers

How can I use my smart phone as a camera and not pay data charges?

How can I use my smart phone as a camera in the US and not pay data/mobile network charges? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Dec 27, 2011 - 19 answers

Best way to root a Motorola Droid and use it as a mobile hotspot?

Is it possible to turn an original Motorola Droid into a mobile wireless hotspot by rooting it? If so, what's the easiest way to do that? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on May 9, 2011 - 9 answers

Phone/TV/Internet service you could not refuse?

I work for a smallish Phone/TV/Internet company. We believe our network is really the best available, and our service is great, but customers are leaving us at a higher rate than we would like. (not "We're doomed!" levels, but still more than we would like). We are trying to think of "outside the box" ideas to retain and potentially add customers. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2010 - 44 answers

Where's Wacko?

Where is this person? Person says they are calling from one state, caller ID says they are calling from another state, thousands of miles away. [more inside]
posted by fifilaru on Dec 22, 2010 - 15 answers

how to connect up the home?

[maryland.ia]: cable, internet, phone - help me figure it out, please! [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Oct 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Missed Connections

JoikuSpot Filter: Everything seems to be in order, but I just can't view any web sites. Please help! [more inside]
posted by murtagh on Sep 25, 2010 - 4 answers

CLEAR mobile internet/home phone

Does anyone have experience with CLEAR mobile internet/home internet/home phone? I am in Austin, TX, and am thinking about it. [more inside]
posted by noonknight on Aug 26, 2010 - 13 answers

Looking for a program that will track deposits and expenses

Looking for software or an app that will allow me to track expenses via SMS, but that will also allow me to track how much money is left in my account. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Aug 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Nokia 5800 will surf, but none of the other apps will connect.

My Nokia 5800 will surf the internet, but none of the other apps will connect. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Aug 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Gold plated mp3s :(

Help me negotiate with my phone company when I feel that I've been unfairly billed for data useage. [more inside]
posted by Chrysalis on Jun 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Who can connect my apartment to the building's phone box?

Rented a brand-new apartment, but it's not wired for the kind of phone and internet service we already transferred to the address. The result is that our phone line is active in the basement phone room, but someone has to connect that line to our 4th floor apartment. Every party is declining responsibility. Whose responsibility is it, and how much would it cost to get an outside electrician to do it? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on May 5, 2010 - 25 answers

If I had a catchy title, I'd buy your CCNA certification...

Asking for my partner: What's the best way (most bang for your buck) to prep for a CCNA test? What other certifications or trainings should he go for to move up in the voice/networking area of IT? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Feb 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Prepaid iPhone data plan in Mumbai?

Hi, 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 - 2 answers

What are my online phone options in Canada?

What are my options for online phones in Canada? [more inside]
posted by smilingtiger on Sep 1, 2009 - 6 answers

Undercharged for DSL and land line. Now what?

Telecom has undercharged me for DSL and land line service the past couple months. Is this going to bite me in the butt? If so, when and how severely? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2009 - 9 answers

Cheap smartphone that will make Skype calls over Wi-Fi?

Can anyone recommend a cheap smartphone that can make Skype calls over Wi-Fi? [more inside]
posted by redteam on Jun 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Croatia Online!

What is the best way to get unlimited net access in Croatia without per minute data charges? We're going to Croatia for a few weeks and will need reliable net access for VPNing back home. I'm fine with paying a bit extra for a temporary DSL/Cable install - we will be staying in a home so mobile access is not necessary. Something faster than 56k modem speed would be preferred.
posted by benzenedream on Apr 28, 2009 - 1 answer

How do I choose a phone and plan?

Iphone or Sprint phone? How do I choose and why is this so confusing? [more inside]
posted by kristymcj on Apr 22, 2009 - 31 answers

What's the downside to VOIP?

What is the current state of VOIP? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Apr 2, 2009 - 12 answers

RCN versus Comcast in DC?

RCN versus Comcast in DC? [more inside]
posted by raf on Mar 4, 2009 - 16 answers

Everybody provides every service now.

Canadian phone/cable/internetfilter: what combo of services are cheapest? [more inside]
posted by Acari on Mar 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Experience with telecom companies

What has been your experience with One Communications and other telecom companies? [more inside]
posted by fracturing on Feb 5, 2009 - 4 answers

Want iPhone WiFi Capability Despite Verizon Customer

Can I get a cell phone from Verizon (or which will work with Verizon) that is Wi-Fi Internet and email access capable without signing up for Verizon's own internet/email access plan? If so, can I do it for less than a bazillion dollars? [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying on Aug 6, 2008 - 14 answers

Faster Tethered Internet

My cable company is taking their sweet time setting up my internet so I'm in a new house in a new place without anything but a tethered 2g net connection. I'm on AT&T's Edge network and it's just ridiculously slow. How can I make this faster? [more inside]
posted by Gideon on Jul 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Easy and cheap voice mail solution please!

My small business needs a permanent phone number with several easily customizable voice mail boxes. [more inside]
posted by my homunculus is drowning on Jun 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Is my skype based call center to become a monstrosity, or shall it carry us to the promised land?

Can I set up a temporary call-center with ten different lines using Skype? Or is there another VOIP solution that would cost less than installing new lines? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee on May 8, 2008 - 9 answers

I hate Verizon, would I love Time Warner?

Thinking of moving my landline and DSL service from Verizon to Time Warner in New York City. I'd be interested to hear about other experiences, as well as any other suggestions people might have. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Apr 1, 2008 - 26 answers

"Don't hang up, let me cut our internet..."

Our wireless internet and our cordless phone(s) hate each other with the unbridled passion of a thousand suns. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Mar 17, 2008 - 10 answers

Is magicjack VoIP worth getting?

Anyone familiar with MagicJack? [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Jan 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Give me internet and phone too

Help me use my phone's internet on my laptop, without disabling the phone. [more inside]
posted by cashman on Sep 5, 2007 - 10 answers

Easy Invitations

I saw a website the other day that allowed you to send out a group voice mail message but cannot find it now. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by daviss on Jul 27, 2007 - 7 answers

Is Charter's phone/cable/internet package a good deal?

Has anybody had experience with Charter Communications (in western Massachusetts, if that makes a difference)? My wife and I are moving to Hadley in a couple of weeks and are thinking of taking advantage of Charter's bundle (available through the end of the month) of basic cable + high-speed internet + phone service (unlimited calling in US) for $69.97/mo. This seems like a good deal. Anybody have experience with them? And if you live in the Pioneer Valley, how worried should we be about the likelihood of an electricity failure disrupting our phone service?
posted by languagehat on Jul 19, 2007 - 13 answers

How to use my office phone at home?

Suppose I wanted to rig up the phone in my office at work such that I could access all of the phone's functions from someplace else, not on the office PBX...like, say, at home. Is this possible, and how? [more inside]
posted by Brian James on Jun 28, 2007 - 3 answers

Should network administrators have their mobile phone and home internet expenses reimbursed?

Is it reasonable for a network administrator to require reimbursement for his personal mobile phone and home internet connection? [more inside]
posted by Xazeru on Jun 19, 2007 - 43 answers

What the heck is Cerkle.com?

Can anybody explain to me what the purpose/function of Cerkle.com is? [more inside]
posted by loquax on Feb 14, 2007 - 4 answers

Verizon or T-Mobile?

What cellphone provider offers the fastest, most reliable internet connection for their PDA phones? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Nov 26, 2006 - 12 answers

Lady / Don't cha know we love ya? Sweet lady / Dear mama / Place no one above ya, sweet lady / You are appreciated / Don't cha know we love ya?

What's the best way for a tech-impaired, budget-conscious mom in the US to talk to her son while he's living in Indonesia? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jul 9, 2006 - 18 answers

Help me call and surf for less

And to think I grew up with a rotary phone and a typewriter… I'm moving in November, and I'm trying to figure out what my best options are for phone and internet service (I won't be getting cable unless it’s free or something). I'm asking these questions together because I understand bundling isn't just for the Amish anymore;-) [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jul 7, 2006 - 12 answers

EVDOFilter

EVDOFilter: I'm interested in Sprint or Verizon EVDO phone-as-modem mobile broadband service with my Powerbook, but I've never had a celphone before. Help! [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on May 30, 2006 - 16 answers

How do I pick the right phone/internet plan?

Please help me figure out the most affordable, logical phone/internet package for my house. There are too many options, and I'm not quite sure where to start. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on May 18, 2006 - 12 answers

Is there a flat-rate cellular data plan in Canada?

Is there a flat-rate cellular data plan in Canada? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Feb 13, 2006 - 5 answers

internet phone ?

How does a laddie get on the internet to phone people up ?
posted by sgt.serenity on Dec 28, 2005 - 7 answers

Internet connection gone bad

I'm unable to connect to the Internet at home all of a sudden. [more inside]
posted by SoftSummerBreeze on Nov 28, 2005 - 15 answers

VOIP: General Experiences? Faxing? On NYC Verizon DSL? Legal in EU?

VOIP Filter:

I would like feedback regarding people's experience with VOIP. Vonage and Lingo, and any others. Bonus points for feedback regarding faxing over VOIP. Even more bonus points for VOIP over a Verizon DSL line in the New York City area. Also, is VOIP legal in the EU?
posted by ParisParamus on Jan 7, 2005 - 42 answers

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