I'm considering signing up for one of Brightspot Mobile's pre-paid plans. I will need to buy an unlocked (or T-Mobile) phone and I'm interested in a Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One. Is there any possible way I can pay for it in installments? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis
on Feb 23, 2014 -
I'm looking for peaceful, quiet, calm, relaxing Android games. Quell (and its two sequels) fit the bill perfectly, but I've played them to death. Digitized snowflakes within! [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew
on Feb 18, 2014 -
I'm having trouble isolating the issue causing my Note 2 battery to drain, and I think it's related to the screen usage somehow. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by hootenatty
on Feb 4, 2014 -
In a vain attempt at not spending lots of money, I attempted to replace a cracked screen on my Galaxy S3 and managed to make it way worse. I've managed to borrow a phone for a few weeks until I can afford to get it fixed properly but it's a Blackberry!
I've had an Android phone for the last few years so am used to being able to being able to have a wide choice of free apps. Once I get over the shock of being so limited, what apps to I need? I can't even find a podcast app... It's a Blackberry 9900 and I'm in the UK.
Thanks in advance.
posted by joboe
on Sep 19, 2013 -
I've had my phone (a Samsung Galaxy S Blaze) for about a year and a half, and it is no longer under warranty. Recently, it has developed two problems relating to aspects of the hardware. I need to determine if I (a person with little to no experience with fixing electronics) can fix these problems inexpensively, or if I should just bite the bullet and buy a new phone. (I'm a student, so buying a new phone after less than two years is not something that makes my wallet happy.) [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco
on Sep 16, 2013 -
I thought my old phone had drowned, so I ordered a waterproof Virgin Mobile "ZTE Reef" phone. Old phone has now sputtered back to life. Should I keep the Reef or return it? [more inside]
posted by miyabo
on Sep 5, 2013 -
Not your usual question. I'm on a family plan with unlimited everything so I'm not asking about plans or providers. I just want to be able to text a lot without strife. [more inside]
posted by The Biggest Dreamer
on Aug 15, 2013 -
Jumping into smartphone world for the first time.…..i) I would like advice on an android phone that works on T-mobile 4G for email/websurfing/productivity.
ii) Would also like advice on buying used phones in general. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia
on Dec 27, 2012 -
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 -
What is the recommended way to buy a phone on Craigslist, switch to Straight Talk, and port numbers to Google Voice? [more inside]
posted by cycleback
on Oct 21, 2012 -
How do I wipe the memory of a bricked Android phone before returning it to the manufacturer? [more inside]
posted by LarryC
on Sep 10, 2012 -
How do you use your smartphone to actually improve your life/work? How would you persuade someone upgrading is worthwhile with real-life examples? [more inside]
posted by likeyoubutme
on Aug 31, 2012 -
I need a new cellphone/GPS setup. Did I mention that I am also the most special snowflake in the world? [more inside]
posted by broadway bill
on Jul 23, 2012 -
Upgrading my phone: I'm debating a Droid 4, but I'm a bit nervous about the mediocre reviews of the camera. Will a third-party camera app improve the photo quality? [more inside]
posted by soleiluna
on Apr 5, 2012 -
What is the best phone for an active, mobile senior?
My mom is 75 and is on the phone all the time when she is at home. What would be the best cell phone for her so that she can keep in touch with people when she's on the go? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm
on Mar 10, 2012 -
I'm searching for a lowkey unobtrusive but interesting ringtone that won't draw looks of ire from those around me. I know this has been covered on ask.mefi before
(in 2006), and, indeed, I ended up with one of those ringtones on a long ago now dead phone. But six years later, most of those links are dead, and we've moved from RAZRs to iPhones and Androids.
So what's the latest and greatest in non-annoying ringy-dingys for our phones? [more inside]
posted by redbeard
on Feb 5, 2012 -
What can I do to make things go smoothly when I quit Sprint for another mobile provider in a few months? [more inside]
posted by jepler
on Feb 2, 2012 -
I am on Tmobile and need a new 4G cell phone. What are the great new 4g T-Mobile phones that have come out recently or are coming out in the next week? [more inside]
posted by icy
on Jan 15, 2012 -
Any suggestions for a protective yet stylish case or cover for the Android 3 (Verizon)? This is my first smartphone and I got it a week ago. I am so afraid that I am going to drop this "heavy" thing. And yes I am over 40.
posted by sandra194
on Sep 13, 2011 -
My Palm Pre recently gave up the ghost 2 years into a 3 year contract with Bell Canada. I'd like to get a new Android phone with a good physical keyboard and a touchscreen. I'm not looking for specific phone suggestions, but places to do research: How do I know what models will work with bell, can I buy them away from bell and then use them with my existing plan, what sites have reliable reviews and what are just churning them out for a quick turnover. [more inside]
posted by Canageek
on Aug 14, 2011 -
My husband is very interested in getting an Android phone that can do the Swype texting (I think that's any Android, actually, but I could be wrong). What is the best option for him? [more inside]
posted by litnerd
on Jul 19, 2011 -
I have one of the first Android cellphones that I recently rooted using SuperOneClick so that I could install Wireless Tether. I did not install a new ROM. I now want to sell this phone and I'm wondering, if I perform a factory reset, will that "unroot" it also? I'd like to advertise the phone as being rooted and having Wireless Tether on it, but I also need to remove all the personal info stored on it. What is the best way to keep it rooted but also wipe out all my stored passwords, pictures, etc. ? If it matters, it's a Tmobile MyTouch 3G. Thanks in advance!
posted by FormerMermaid
on Jun 1, 2011 -
What's the state of the art in quad-band capable Android smartphones? Essentially I'm looking for alternatives with capabilities similar to the Motorola Atrix 4G
. It needs to be carrier unlocked and support 850/900/1800/1900MHz GSM 2G functions and 2100MHz WCDMA. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus
on Apr 21, 2011 -
LG Optimus V user here... My phone runs Android and I've rooted it and have gotten rid of some of the bloatware that was on it. Do any of you know any really good root hacks, mods, or other cool things you can do with a rooted Android phone?
posted by antgly
on Mar 22, 2011 -
Now that the Verizon iPhone is official, I'm going to be counting down the days until February 10th. I'd like your tips/advice/anecdotes about switching from Android to iPhone. [more inside]
posted by radioamy
on Jan 11, 2011 -
I hardly talk on the phone any more, when I do it's usually only a few minutes (last bill I used 60 of an available 500). So I could probably make do with a prepaid plan. However, I use data all the time; email, Google calendar, etc.
Now many people out there have put the iPad data plan to use in assorted Android phones, granted that was before the AT&T unlimited cutoff.
But has anyone done it after? Split voice and data to two devices? Is the slight hassle worth it?
I'd use google voice to direct calls and such, wifi at work, home, many places I frequent so I'm not to worried about going over the 2 GB limit.
Anyone out there with first hand experience?
posted by tropikal
on Oct 18, 2010 -
What is the most consumer-friendly Android phone? How does the relationship between Google, phone developers, and carriers work? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Aug 25, 2010 -
I'm thinking of buying a Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica as my first Android phone. I'm a Nokia user whose e71 is feeling a bit tight and so I'd like a cheap way to get my Android toes wet.
I have a couple of questions though ... [more inside]
posted by chairish
on Jun 15, 2010 -
What is at fault for Last.fm and Pandora's terrible reliability on my Android phone, and is there anything I can do about it? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks
on Jun 8, 2010 -
I would like to buy a nice new cell phone with a physical keyboard to replace a broken G1. Please help me with any knowledge about the Droid or the Cliq or any other suggestions you may have! [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog
on Dec 2, 2009 -
1) Android phone. 2) Querty keyboard. 3) Before end of year. Does such phone exist? (Other than G1) [more inside]
posted by jstarlee
on Sep 27, 2009 -
Where can I find slick, light skin/protectors for my T-Mobile G1 (google android phone)? The only stuff I've seen so far has been those bulky ugly hard plastic sheaths. I need something like what this place has to offer (for the iphone) http://www.more-thing.com/apple.html.
Thanks! : )
posted by albatross5000
on Jun 10, 2009 -
I want an HTC Magic
, badly. T-Mobile is sitting on it for probably the rest of the summer in order to prevent cannibalizing G1 sales. But I know they're for sale by Vodafone
and Rogers will be shipping them in the next couple of weeks. What are the best practices for buying an unlocked cellphone? [more inside]
posted by Plutor
on May 29, 2009 -
CanadaCellphoneFilter: How can I use a Google G1 Android phone on Canada's Telus network? [more inside]
posted by mrmcsurly
on Dec 17, 2008 -