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Is there a catch to MVNOs?

Are there any drawbacks to using an MVNO/prepaid cell carrier? [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari on Feb 19, 2013 - 19 answers

Stream music from my pc to my android phone over local wireless.

I want an app that I install on my Droid 3 phone that'll find my computer on my home wireless network and which I can point to my music folder and stream. [more inside]
posted by cthuljew on Jan 11, 2013 - 9 answers

How will Dolphin Browser be ruined in order to make it profitable?

How is Dolphin Browser (formerly Dolphin HD) going to make money? It seems to be a company with no revenue plan. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by toothless joe on Aug 25, 2012 - 4 answers

What's 3G got that wifi doesn't on a phone?

I've had a smart phone (android nexus one) for a few years now, but have always gotten by with wifi access only. I just recently bit the bullet on 3g access. So what new things can I do now with my phone with my newfound wandering internet access?
posted by garlic on Jul 13, 2012 - 10 answers

Please leave your answer after the beep.

Help me understand my landline phone problems and possibly buy a new one. [more inside]
posted by Obscure Reference on May 17, 2012 - 2 answers

Ninjas, hack my phone life!

Cell phone ninjas, hack my phone life! What is the best cell phone and plan for me? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic on Oct 21, 2011 - 8 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

Ooma on borrowed wireless?

Is Ooma a good phone solution for my parents? They spend 5 months a year in Florida, and in that time are welcome to use their neighbour's wireless. [more inside]
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 on Dec 20, 2010 - 2 answers

Porting a cell phone number to a land line phone?

Can I port my existing AT&T Wireless cell phone number to a new Comcast Digital Voice land line account? The 1-800-Comcast customer support rep. said no, but the FCC says "you can switch telephone service providers, including interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers, and keep your existing phone number". What's the final verdict? Anyone have experience with this?
posted by thankyoumuchly on Oct 7, 2010 - 6 answers

how to keep cell phone number?

I have an iPhone on AT&T Wireless. I have moved to an area where AT&T does not provide native cellular and data service. I need your advice/ideas on how best to proceed to protect my cell phone number. [more inside]
posted by karizma on Jun 7, 2010 - 9 answers

Does iPhone drop more calls after jailbreaking?

I have an iPhone 3g. I jailbroke it pre-OS3 and had tons of dropped calls, so I un-jailbroke it.. I jailbroke it and once again at OS3.13, and after months of no dropped calls, no "no service" and no missed voicemails, suddently I'm getting all three once again right after jailbreaking with spirit. does jailbreak cause more dropped calls?
posted by lrodman on May 17, 2010 - 7 answers

Will I regret getting Wind Mobile?

Is there any reason not to get a Wind Mobile voice plan, if I'm almost always in Toronto (a 'Wind Zone') and prioritize not having a contract? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on May 13, 2010 - 8 answers

I need more than just a product brochure

Help me decide whether to buy a Nexus One. Unusual questions about switching service providers, SIMs, and international options inside. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Mar 25, 2010 - 22 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

Mobile software for the mobile traveller?

What applications/software for your mobile device did you find useful/essential for travelling? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Mar 31, 2009 - 2 answers

Have you used wirefly.com?

Have you used wirefly.com to get a cell phone? How can I get just as good deal elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by roaring beast on Jan 8, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I convince AT&T to sell me an iphone?

How can I convince AT&T to change my equipment upgrade date? [more inside]
posted by amandarose on Oct 22, 2008 - 6 answers

BlackBerry 8330 vs MOTO Q9c vs Palm Treo 800w

Will the BlackBerry 8330 work for me? How useful is wifi connectivity (which the 8330 doesn't have)? Is there a significant difference between this phone and the Motorola Q9c? [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Oct 1, 2008 - 10 answers

Pre-paid phone in us

Pre-paid phone in us [more inside]
posted by radsqd on Jul 19, 2008 - 5 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

Verizon or AT&T in NYC?

What's the best wireless phone service for the NYC area? I'm as fed up with Verizon as the next guy, but my limited experience with an iPhone in Manhattan left me with dropped/missed calls and very intermittent access to maps, etc. (unless already cached). Putting aside fun features that usually work, and imagining your life depended on receiving or making a phone call, which network would you choose?* *Please speak from experience with a carrier and nevermind the silly games they play (e.g., crippling bluetooth, etc.); I simply need a service that doesn't miss or drop calls.
posted by whoiam on Mar 3, 2008 - 16 answers

How many SMS messages fit on a floppy?

Mathfilter: How many text messages (SMS) will fit on a floppy disk, or a CD-ROM? Once that number is derived, how much will it cost to send or receive that many messages if a consumer pays per message (American carriers or Intl carriers would be great)? [more inside]
posted by kenneth on Mar 3, 2008 - 6 answers

How were cell phone calls completed from hijacked planes on 9-11?

9-11 Technology Filter: I have never been able to even get signal on my Blackberry 8200 (GSM) within 10 seconds of liftoff, so how were cell phone calls completed from hijacked planes on 9-11? Specifically, given the prevailing handset, carrier, and tower technologies present in the Boston, NY, and DC metro and intervening areas at the time, and given the flight paths and altitudes of the hijacked planes, how were passengers able to complete cellphone calls to loved ones? [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel on Nov 30, 2007 - 20 answers

Fast 3G Web Browser In My Pocket?

Is there a 3G web browsing phone out there that doesn't suck? [more inside]
posted by joshwa on Oct 12, 2007 - 16 answers

I need a new verizon phone

Verizon Wireless phone that isn't obnoxious for 2007? [more inside]
posted by ZackTM on Sep 10, 2007 - 11 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

What is the ultimate cell phone?

Help me find the perfect convergence communication device (i.e. phone!) to make my nerdlife complete while I'm (endlessly) on the road. Hours upon hours of searching have turned up naught and I'm getting desperate. [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo on Mar 27, 2007 - 13 answers

Help! What happened to my cell phone?

Help! What happened to my cell phone the other day? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Feb 15, 2007 - 8 answers

Night and Weekend Minutes

Do they not kick in if your call starts before 9pm? I am a new Cingular subscriber (yeah, I know, the rollover minutes seduced me), and I was shocked to see a 58 minute call logged to my daytime minutes. The call had begun at 8:53 and I assumed that logically at 9:00 my nighttime minutes would kick in. Naturally, this is not the case and I ate up 1/7th of my total monthly anytime minutes on this one call. Do other wireless carriers keep you on daytime minutes for calls that begin before 9 and extend on past 9? [more inside]
posted by Hammerikaner on Aug 8, 2006 - 19 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

Skype with a Mac

Skype with a Mac.. I'm thinking of starting to use Skype, but there's one thing holding me back. What wireless USB phones are compatible with the Mac, and where can I get them in the UK? I know Ipevo now provide drivers for the Free-1 phone, but wireless is important to me - without it my wife will never use it.
posted by salmacis on Jan 3, 2006 - 12 answers

New Verizon phone four months early?

I've heard that if you're a Verizon Wireless customer, the reps are allowed to give you a new phone four months before your contract is actually supposed to renew - sort of a secret rule. Is this true?
posted by gottabefunky on Dec 20, 2005 - 8 answers

Help me choose a new Verizon phone

I need a new mobile phone on the Verizon network. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Dec 9, 2005 - 15 answers

Cheap cell service in Greensboro NC

Cell phone plan/service in Greensboro NC? [more inside]
posted by mojohand on Oct 8, 2005 - 2 answers

WHat band is used for mobile phones in Syria? Who do you get a SIM card from?

Mobile phones in Syria. Anybody happen to know what band they use over there/what company one could get a sim card from if one was going to stay there for a year?
posted by Mossy on Nov 26, 2004 - 2 answers

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