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Help me liberate myPhone

Now that AT&T is unlocking iPhones under limited circumstances, I'd like to know if anyone has any foolproof ways to do an end run around their restrictions in order to unlock my under-contract iPhone 4S. [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Apr 10, 2012 - 2 answers

How much could go wrong by letting some random guy try to unlock my AT&T iphone for use with Tmobile?

Could I potentially ruin my Iphone (which I love) if I take it to some guy suggested by T-Mobile to get it unlocked because AT&T won't give me the unlock code. [more inside]
posted by victoriab on Jan 27, 2012 - 17 answers

Now iPhone, iPad, can you two play nice or do I have to have you separated?

Can I use the same Macbook Pro (and iTunes account) to sync up both an AT&T iPhone AND a Verizon iPad? [more inside]
posted by Rewind on Dec 27, 2011 - 5 answers

What modem should I get?

What modem should I get, to replace an AT&T 2Wire DSL model? [more inside]
posted by Conductor71 on Dec 14, 2011 - 3 answers

Recommendations for an inexpensive unlocked non-smart phone with good voice quality and reception?

Recommendations for an inexpensive unlocked non-smart phone with good voice quality and reception? [more inside]
posted by cycleback on Dec 3, 2011 - 2 answers

Ported from AT&T to VZW, having problems

Major weird issues porting lines (iPhone to iPhone) from AT&T to Verizon. Please halp! [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Dec 2, 2011 - 6 answers

What should you do if you're (almost) a victim of identity theft?

I think I was (almost) a victim of identity theft. What should I do next? [more inside]
posted by gertzedek on Nov 23, 2011 - 2 answers

Pantech

Does anyone know how to disable automatic software updating on the AT&T Pantech Pursuit II? I already disabled data services to save money, but as a result the updater can't connect to the internet. Every 4-8 hours it reminds me and it's really annoying.
posted by Aanidaani on Nov 13, 2011 - 0 answers

Need a cordless phone to work with AT&T Uverse

I'm trying to find a simple cordless phone that will work with AT&T Uverse. I haven't had a land line, VOIP or cable in ages so I have no idea what I'm doing. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Nov 7, 2011 - 4 answers

They drank my MLKSHK!

Help me get MLKSHK back! [more inside]
posted by pjern on Oct 15, 2011 - 2 answers

Activate iPhone On Different Number Than Ordered With

Help me activate a new iPhone 4S using a different number than it was ordered with. [more inside]
posted by awesomebrad on Oct 13, 2011 - 6 answers

AT&T vs. Verizon: Bay Area iPhone Smackdown!

as a san francisco bay area resident who is about to upgrade to the iphone 4s, should i stick with at&t (with grandfathered-in unlimited data package) or jump ship to verizon? [more inside]
posted by apostrophe on Oct 11, 2011 - 15 answers

Iphone: contract or no?

Is it cheaper (including contract costs) to buy the IPhone upfront and go without a contract? [more inside]
posted by nat on Oct 7, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me get the best deal setting up the internet

How do I get the best price from my ISP? [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Sep 26, 2011 - 2 answers

I wish to cut the cord on my cordless.

I have some questions regarding MMS charges and the Facebook Messenger app. Between it and the upcoming iOS messages in iOS5 I would like to completely eliminate my texting plan (in light of AT&T's total dick move of eliminating the $10/month text plan-which I was going to move to after iOS5). I figure between Facebook and my iphone-owning friends, family, and girlfriend I should be 99.9% covered and I'll eat the per-text charge on the 2-3 a month that may slip by. I just cant seem to find a clear answer on one point, though: [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Sep 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Internet connectivity problems with 2Wire Modem and Mac?

I have ATT Wi-Fi Internet (not U-Verse). And I've been running into connectivity issues with the 2WIRE modem that have been plaguing me consistently for the last year. More inside, but just an FYI, I have a Mac. [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Sep 7, 2011 - 3 answers

AT&T iPhone: DTMFA?

AT&T iPhone: DTMFA? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Aug 17, 2011 - 21 answers

Can I cancel my AT&T service and use my iPhone as an iPod Touch?

Apple says that if you upgrade to a new iPhone, you can use the old one as an iPod Touch. Can you do that without upgrading? [more inside]
posted by brianogilvie on Aug 7, 2011 - 19 answers

How changeable are SIM cards nowadays?

We were forced from Alltel to AT&T this spring, and got the freebie phone that was offered, which is, frankly, a rather crappy phone. But, this is the first phone I've ever had with a SIM card. Does that card mean I can get any phone with a SIM-card slot, insert the SIM, and - viola - it's suddenly my phone? [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown on Jul 22, 2011 - 4 answers

How can I get my landlord to replace my phone wiring?

What rights do I have when requesting repairs to telephone wiring from my landlord? [more inside]
posted by spitefulcrow on Jul 18, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me be somewhat out of touch.

I don't want any access to email when I am on vacation this year. However, I do need cellphone access. I am currently using an AT&T iPhone 4. Can use the iPhone 4 micro sim card (with an adapter) in a GoPhone? Barring that, what is the most featureless AT&T phone I can put my iPhone 4 sim in (including ones I can buy used). Thanks!
posted by 4ster on Jun 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Time Warner Road Runner Vs AT&T DSL in Milwaukee?

Time Warner Road Runner Vs AT&T DSL in Milwaukee? [more inside]
posted by cycleback on May 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Ma Bell nerfed my tethering!

Ma Bell nerfed my tethering! I'm long off contract from my 3G and happy to switch carriers/OS's. Which smart phones on which providers would you recommend? They must have reasonably priced and effective tethering availing. [more inside]
posted by Chekhovian on May 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Who has the best coverage in Western Mass

We are moving back to Western Mass next month and need the advice of local mefis. Our iPhone 3G is ready for the recycling bin and we will be buying an iPhone 4 in the next week. Between At&T and Verizon which has the best coverage along route 9 between Northampton and Amherst?
posted by a22lamia on May 2, 2011 - 14 answers

I hate AT&T, but who doesn't?

In a bind: clear home internet vs AT&T dsl. I have a couple hours to decide. (Chicago, in particular. But general coverage experiences welcome.) [more inside]
posted by crankyrogalsky on May 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Can't upgrade until August. Any other options for <$200 iPhone?

Another iPhone question. I tried to cash in on the 3Gs for $49 special today, but my contract still has 8 months on it, meaning I'm not eligible for an upgrade until mid-August. I can't afford to pay full price for an iPhone of any stripe. Do I have any options? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Apr 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Am I crazy to even consider switching from Verizon to AT&T for the iPhone?

I'm a longtime Verizon customer. Due to one of those "AUGH" instances, missed out on upgrading to the iPhone (details inside). I'm considering switching TO AT&T just to get an iPhone. Is this completely nuts? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Apr 26, 2011 - 44 answers

iPhone was stolen - now what?

Stolen iPhone - no remote "wipe everything" software set up, what can I do, if anything, to protect my privacy? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Apr 17, 2011 - 9 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

I don't want to get off the smartphone wagon

Lost my iPhone (3GS, 16GB, refurbished, it was $50 with my upgrade) - my contract isn't up for another year and a half. Is there any legitimate place online where I could get an equivalent replacement? Minimum retail price with AT&T is $250...
posted by leedly on Mar 23, 2011 - 4 answers

You are receiving a call from [BLOCKED NUMBER]

Why don't cell phone companies block anonymous calls? [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Mar 23, 2011 - 15 answers

I NEED BITS

Trying to pick an ISP in Savannah, GA. Looking for recommendations other than AT&T. I do a lot of online gaming and netflix streaming, so I'd like something reasonably fast. [more inside]
posted by arcolz on Mar 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Should I jump ship from AT&T DSL to Charter Internet?

Should I jump ship from AT&T DSL to Charter Internet, and if so, what should I be aware of? [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Mar 9, 2011 - 10 answers

What's going on? Why did con-men deactivate my parents' alarm?

Someone scammed my parents. But what, exactly, is the point of the scam? They called my mom, claiming to be from AT&T, saying that something in her house was causing interference all over the neighborhood, and that they needed to come over. They came, showed fake credentials, identified the interference as coming from my parents' security system, deactivate they system and left. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Dec 25, 2010 - 31 answers

Help me beat AT&T

I currently have the iPhone 4 with the $20/month unlimited texting and the old-school "unlimited" data plan. I no longer want the unlimited texting, yet I don't want to lose the old "grandfathered" data plan? Can this be done? [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Dec 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Setting up new AT&T Internet service

Please help me avoid calling AT&T tech support. Question about setting up modem for new Internet-only service from AT&T. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Dec 6, 2010 - 23 answers

Free iPhone! Now what?

My girlfriend got a used iPhone for her birthday! Now what? [more inside]
posted by saladin on Dec 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Call forwarding on a cell phone and phone records

Hi MeFites! I was wondering if anyone can enlighten me on how call forwarding on my cell phone will show up on phone records. Also, is it possible to call someone while routing through the original number (from the forwarded-to phone)? How would this show up on phone records? By the way, the phone records I will be talking about are on AT&T and are on the online website. If anyone knows ways to circumvent AT&T's tracking, I would like to hear that as well. One last question: Will simply enabling call forwarding itself change anything on the phone records and is this visible on the records? [more inside]
posted by hotchocolate on Nov 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Forwarding SMS texts

Is it possible to forward SMS texts from my iPhone to another cell phone or to my email? [more inside]
posted by hotchocolate on Nov 16, 2010 - 7 answers

I got ripped off by an authorized agent of AT&T.

Any suggestions on what I can do if I have a complaint on an authorized agent of AT&T Wireless? [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Oct 31, 2010 - 6 answers

How can I use my Uverse remote control to turn off DVD subtitles?

How can I use my Uverse remote control to turn off DVD subtitles? [more inside]
posted by jmevius on Oct 24, 2010 - 3 answers

iPad data plan + At&t compatible android + prepaid voice = ?

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 - 5 answers

It sounds like a satellite phone.

A week and a half ago, I bought an iPhone 4, thus switching to AT&T for the first time. Now, when people call me on the iPhone, there is a lag of a couple of seconds between when I stop talking and when they hear me, or vice-versa. The result of this is that we end up talking over one another, or saying "HELLO?" to one another, thinking that they other has not heard what I/they just said, when we are really just waiting out the delay. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Oct 12, 2010 - 14 answers

'This number has been disconnected' sounds horrible to me

I reallllly don't want to change my phone number, but it would be nice to be able to use my cell phone from home... [more inside]
posted by Tandem Affinity on Sep 30, 2010 - 14 answers

Verizon+VerizonFamily->AT&TFamily

Walk me through this complicated transfer of two separate Verizon phone numbers onto an AT&T family plan. [more inside]
posted by billtron on Sep 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Who can I trust?

How does one go about finding a reliable wireless company? My AT&T phone just died and I'm considering using this opportunity to find a cheaper plan. But I hear so many conflicting reviews. [more inside]
posted by amethysts on Sep 7, 2010 - 6 answers

iPhone4 cracked glass, please help!

iPhone 4: Cracked from glass...what are my options? [more inside]
posted by jdlugo on Sep 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Changing the name and address on an AT&T Premier account

I am signed up for an AT&T Premier account through a family member. They get the bill, I pay them, they pay AT&T - though there's a huge run-around of waiting for them to tell me the amount, getting the money to them, waiting for them to pay the bill. The family member tells me that the discount is only in effect if everything on the account stays the same. Really? I figure that I can change the name and/or billing address (so that the bill comes directly to me) and nothing happens, as long as the email stays authenticated. Or am I mistaken?
posted by Xere on Aug 29, 2010 - 3 answers

First fine phone

What kind of phone should we get our son for his 17th birthday? We'd like to get him something reasonably cool, while keeping it reasonably cheap. [more inside]
posted by lukemeister on Aug 23, 2010 - 21 answers

Getting the wife a new iPhone, and things related.

My wife wants to get an iPhone, and is currently on Verizon. I already have one. What's the best route for us to go? If she gets an iPhone4, can I take it and give her the 3GS just by swapping the SIM cards? What is your experience with AT&Ts family plans, or are we better off having separate accts? Does ordering the phone online make anything more difficult? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Aug 18, 2010 - 20 answers

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