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 -
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I am ditching AT&T and, sadly, my iPhone. Is there any way I can know which mobile service provider will give me the clearest reception where I live before I buy? [more inside]
posted by hapax_legomenon
on May 7, 2010 -
Another ditch-the-cell-phone-bill/Google Voice question: Google Voice made me give them my cell phone number (800-OLD-CELL) when I signed up, and then assigned me a new number (800-GGL-VOIC). However, I don't have calls forwarded from the Google Voice number to my actual cell phone - Instead, everything goes to voicemail. What happens if I cancel my old cell phone number? [more inside]
posted by lizzicide
on May 1, 2010 -
My girlfriend is moving to Albuquerque this summer for at least a year. She's had her heart set on an iPhone for years, but is wondering how AT&T coverage is in the city. As this will be her only phone, it's important that her phone work well for talking (not just data).
How's AT&T's service in Albuquerque?
What provider has the best Albuquerque coverage? Her contract w/ Verizon will be up soon so she can move to any provider.
posted by jz
on Apr 19, 2010 -
Is there a way that I can find out approximately how many 1st generation iPhones are still in service?
posted by bradn
on Mar 30, 2010 -
TV + ISP filter: Which is the cheapest way to get Comedy Central and
a reasonably fast internet connection
in Benicia, CA (Bay Area)
Comcast??? ATT U-Verse??? DishNetwork/DirectTV + DSL??? Something else??? [more inside]
posted by unclezeb
on Mar 13, 2010 -
Ill be visiting Canada (Vancouver, BC) for the month of February for the Olympics. I have a US based iPhone with service with AT&T on a Family plan with one other iPhone. AT&Ts web site is pretty opaque on the subject of roaming in Canada, but it appears that I can switch to a nationwide family talk plan that includes Canada for the month. Ive been able to find no information on what making that switch will mean for data usage for my iPhone. AT&Ts "customer service web-surfing monkey (tm)" on the phone was no help at all, seemingly having trouble understanding the difference between Mexico and Canada. So whats the deal? Can I get data for a reasonable price with my iPhone in Canada, or should I just go cold turkey and shut my iPhone off for the month (shudder)?
posted by taubman
on Jan 29, 2010 -
[At&T sucks filter] I cannot make or receive calls with my iPhone in my apartment, nor have I ever been able to -- since September 2008. I'm at the end of my rope. Help! [more inside]
posted by hapax_legomenon
on Jan 21, 2010 -
I'm being offered an iPhone for the same price as an iPod Touch, which I've been planning to get; which one should I get? What's the difference? Also, I may be switching from AT&T to T-Mobile soon; if I do, will I be able to use the unlocked iPhone without incurring charges for the internet like AT&T does automatically? [more inside]
posted by hotdiggitydog
on Dec 26, 2009 -
What is the potential risk, and legality, of my idea for a prank: sending the entirety of Romeo and Juliet in text messages to a friend. [more inside]
posted by Askiba
on Nov 25, 2009 -
My 2-year cell phone contract with AT&T Wireless is complete, and I'm looking for advice on how to handle the next part. [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea
on Nov 24, 2009 -
Switching to Verizon, buying a Droid, paying AT&Ts early termination fee, and then selling my 16GB iPhone 3Gs on Ebay to cover my costs and break even (or better) seems like it's too easy. Am I missing something? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds
on Nov 12, 2009 -
Iphone 3GS+Water=Unhappiness. Can I reactivate my 1st gen iphone while the 3GS is sitting in a bowl of rice for the next few days? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm
on Oct 12, 2009 -
How should I combine my personal AT&T wireless account with someone who works for me (both with iPhones)? [more inside]
posted by entropic
on Sep 16, 2009 -
I want to help my aunt get set up with DSL service. She has phone service with AT&T and DSL is available in her area. Her computer is an HP Pavillion that is about 6 yrs. old running XP. To avoid her having to pay AT&T's $200 fee for a tech to come out and get her going, what can I do from a hardware standpoint? Does DSL use an Ethernet port or a dial-up modem port? Should I buy her a DSL modem or will AT&T provide one? Sorry for these NooB questions as I've only dealt with cable Internet service. Thanks.
posted by jingo74
on Sep 3, 2009 -
Can anyone recommend a good, simple AT&T Cell Phone that syncs with a Mac for my mother? [more inside]
posted by GJSchaller
on Sep 3, 2009 -
About six months ago, I saw a cool device. You could plug your AT&T USB 3G "laptop connect" into it, and it would generate a local wi-fi hotspot (similar to the Verizon MiFi). I've since purchased the AT&T card, but I can't find the device anywhere. Was I imagining things? Does such a device exist? It'd be very, very useful. Thanks!
posted by mickmel
on Aug 28, 2009 -
Wireless provider says my phone has water damage--it never touched water/liquid. What to do next? [more inside]
posted by moojoose
on Aug 13, 2009 -
I am in the hospital using the AT&T non-smartphone unlimited data plan like it is going out of style. My only link to the outside, and I have been transferring a lot of data... a LOT of data.
Sooooo.... at what point does Ma Bell flip out, and how does this manifest?
posted by juliewhite
on Aug 10, 2009 -
Please hope me! The Tracfone I just bought to replace a broken AT&T phone will only allow emergency calls. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth
on Aug 8, 2009 -
I am trying to use AOL instant messenger's IM to Mobile service. My girlfriend has always sent text messages to my phone while on her aim using +1(insert my area code)(insert my phone number). It stopped working out of nowhere. It's only with her screen name. I've tried quite a few solutions. Help? [more inside]
posted by Defenestrator
on Aug 5, 2009 -
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 -
Working out a situation where I would have an iPhone on Verizon's data network and wondering if anyone has tried this or is currently doing it. Further details inside [more inside]
posted by genial
on Jul 22, 2009 -
In the spirit of Google Voice invites, I'm wondering if there might be cost effective a way to create a phone set up that does the following with two Google Voice numbers, two iPhones, and some sort of voip/sip/pbx/(insert acronym here) home phone solution: [more inside]
posted by ejoey
on Jul 22, 2009 -
So I dropped my iPhone and the screen shattered. Now what? What should I buy and how does it affect my ATT contract? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on Jul 2, 2009 -
Two iPhones, a 2G and a 3G, on a family plan. Adding a third, a 3GS. Can I just swap the SIM cards to get the phone numbers onto the devices I want them on, or does AT&T need to get involved? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon
on Jun 11, 2009 -
My contract is up with Sprint and I've decided that if they'll offer me some goodies, I'll stay with them. I've been with them for 9 years.
What do I ask for? Where to start from negotiating-wise? [more inside]
posted by kristymcj
on May 28, 2009 -
I had my iPhone stolen a week ago. I still have 18 months on my contract. I don't know what my options are--I'd like to get a Google phone (but I'm not sure which are released yet, and work with AT&T). Or can I just cancel my AT&T contract? Or is there a way to get an inexpensive replacement iPhone? What choices do I have?
posted by catsclaw
on May 10, 2009 -
I upgraded my phone. It has WiFi. It also has AT&T's MEdia Net. I don't have a data plan. How can I make sure it's using WiFi? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs
on May 7, 2009 -
I'm an ATT Wireless customer and I just upgraded my phone (to Samsung Eternity). Everything works fine, except that people can't leave me voicemails. [more inside]
posted by mahamandarava
on Apr 25, 2009 -
My cell phone has suddenly lost all reception despite being otherwise fully functional. Is there any way to restore it? [more inside]
posted by digitaldraco
on Apr 16, 2009 -
Mrs. Argyle's iPhone is broken. The SIM card won't stay seated. Apple says the water damage telltale is red, so they won't touch it for repair, nor will AT&T repair it. The water damage telltale invalidates all warranties. From what multiple calls with AT&T tell me, my only option is paying full replacement cost of the iPhone ($400) for a new one. Does anyone know of other or better options? Thanks.
posted by Argyle
on Mar 16, 2009 -
Will AT&T let you add an iPhone to a FamilyTalk plan, where the main phone is not an iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Amby72
on Feb 24, 2009 -