Due to limited mobility from a disability, I'm forced to rely strictly on voice commands to control a cell phone. Over the years, trying to find a solution for reliable hands free functionality in this area has been challenging. Anyone familiar with voice recognition in the past knows the capricious, quirky nature of the beast. It can be VERY frustrating and almost comical at times. Anyway, with today's processing speeds and the advent of Siri and Google Now, I can happily say that it's almost there for me. In fact, I give a 90% approval rating for recent experiences with the latest Iphone and Android products. The biggest obstacle now has been the necessity to hit the home button to trigger the lovely Siri. This last hindrance was overcome by none other than Google with their release of the Moto X -- which waits in standby mode listening for your command. I was so excited by all the reviews that I rushed out to buy my own. It turned out fantastically, but (and there's always a butt in these things) it came with another quirky disappointment. And this one is kind of surprising: The damn thing won't answer incoming calls by voice. I've looked thru all the settings and searched high and low for an app but to no avail. The closest I've come is an app that auto answers after one ring, but who wants that? What if I'm trying to dodge the ex-gf. Lol. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
My iPhone was stolen and I need to purchase a new one. I am considering saving myself the hassle of a craigslist interaction by purchasing a used one through an Amazon retailer. Has anyone done this? Would you recommend it? Anything I should look for specifically besides carrier compatibility etc.?
What specs do I need to look at to find the fastest cell phone charger? [more inside]
Can someone help me with the technical aspects of switching my cell phone from one provider to another? [more inside]
As a follow up to this
, my son is flying to Dublin tomorrow from the US, attending DCU. He's got an apartment lined up but will need to get Internet service for it and a SIM card for his iPhone 4S shortly after he arrives. He'll be there for about a year. We're looking for specific recommendations for Internet service and mobile providers, and where/how to sign up! [more inside]
Can you help me find a usuable phone for my disabled 72 year old mother? [more inside]
I have an old Palm Pre with a very shattered screen that probably doesn't power on anymore (I haven't gone near it since it shattered). What is the best way to recycle it? I live in Seattle and the city recycling does not accept e-waste. I know there are a number of places you can mail cell phones to be recycled but I'm very unclear on if they accept non-working cell phones with broken screens, etc. Anyone have personal experience with any of these services?
My mother is travelling to Italy (lots of relatives there) and would like to have basic cell phone access while there. I need to work out the details before she leaves in September. [more inside]
What's the best prepaid cell phone option for an emergencies-only phone? [more inside]
Making the switch from Verizon to AT&T and I have a few basic questions. [more inside]
Is it okay to ask guests not to take photos during our wedding ceremony? [more inside]
Just called a friend with a severed tendon to see how his visit to the doctor went and he was still in the exam room. He said he had to get off the phone because there was a sign saying "no cell phones in exam room." I'm wondering why the sign is there. He was alone at the time, waiting for the doctor to return. Is the rule due to an equipment issue, or is it because of doctors being annoyed by rude patients talking on cell phones while the doctor is examining them, or something else?
iPhone me! --which model do I need: 4, 4S, or 5? [more inside]
What is a good prepaid cell phone carrier in the U.S.? [more inside]
Question about phones and plans for Verizon prepaid - do you have experience with them, and with the data plans, especially using the web on the $50/month plan? [more inside]
How can I forward a sip address to a landline, with only a fee for the call itself? [more inside]
Help rooting and/or flashing Recovery on a Galaxy Nexus (Jelly Bean) on a Mac? I'm stuck. So I followed these instructions / video
and all seemed to be going well until I got to Step 7. [more inside]
Is there a phone out there with a battery life like they used to have that can still let me check facebook every now and then? [more inside]
Advise me on how to navigate my smartphone issues with the smallest out-of-pocket expense possible. [more inside]
frustrated for not being able to import address book contacts into my iphone. Seek kind help here [more inside]
My wife dropped her AT&T Blackberry Torch 9800 in water last night, and even though the phone wasn't damp inside, it doesn't power up. We just came from the local AT&T store, and we can't upgrade until July. The only options they gave us were to buy a new Blackberry Torch for $499 or wait four months and buy it for $99. Do we have any other options? The phone's data has been backed up to our PC, so we'd really like to replace it with a Torch (she likes the keyboard) or at least a compatible phone so the data can be restored.
Any ideas how to get a gmail account to synch on a new Razr 4g phone? [more inside]
If a sample of cells was taken in 1972, reproduced in laboratory by cell division to create a cell line used in science today based originally on the sample, what "generation" of cell would be used today, and how far back in history BC/E would a comparable human generation be? Is that even calculable? [more inside]
How can I best get cell data while in Japan? I've got a GSM Galaxy Nexus that I'd like to use while I'm in Japan. Is it possible to purchase a pre-paid SIM? If so, where would these be sold? I'll be in Nagoya, if that helps.
What can I do to make things go smoothly when I quit Sprint for another mobile provider in a few months? [more inside]
Will offering my full attention to my loved ones get them to reciprocate? [more inside]
How can I activate an old iPhone without a SIM card? [more inside]
Why does the motorola branded micro usb cable that came with my droid phone both charge *AND* transfer data, but generic micro usb cables will only charge the phone? [more inside]
The only un-awesome thing about my new apartment near Tempe, AZ is that neither I nor my roommates are receiving any signal strength on our cell phones due to the low mountains surrounding our location. We all have differerent providers (T-Mobile, Verizon, & AT&T) and not a lot of money. Please help me find a cellular signal booster that doesn't cost an arm and a leg or more than $100. I don't even know how to begin.
What's the cheapest prepaid cell phone I can get in Canada and how can I set it up without a computer? [more inside]
What GSM cell provider should I port my number to? [more inside]
What should I look out for if I want to purchase a smartphone from eBay for activation on Sprint's network? [more inside]
I've had it with my cell provider -- going to a track phone. Will I hate it? [more inside]
Mobile broadband plans that cover USA & Canada? [more inside]
I am giving a small help session on "cell phone use for seniors" tonight. Help me put together my presentation. Complicating detail inside. [more inside]
Please help me to politely tell people that I am not available 24/7 by phone. [more inside]
I'd like to play mp3/audiobooks from my phone through my car's stereo without using wires. [more inside]
My girlfriend got a used iPhone for her birthday! Now what? [more inside]
I have a pre-paid cell phone that I let my family/friends use when they come to visit me in Japan. I don't plan on using it for almost a year. What should I do with the battery? [more inside]
Suggestions for a T-Mo prepaid phone model? [more inside]
Please help me pick a mobile phone/carrier in the US. [more inside]
Palm Pre problem: people I'm talking to can't hear me but I can hear them. [more inside]
Could I transfer my iPhone from AT&T to a carrier in France if I move? [more inside]
Is there a cell phone carrier in Canada who doesn't charge crazy $$ for calls to the US? [more inside]
How common was it for a cell phone to have video/audio in Oct.2007? Need to know if it would have been reasonable to assume that capability if someone was pointing there phone at you (vs. Just still photo). It seems reasonable now, but when did that come about?
How do children learn phone etiquette in a world with no landlines? [more inside]
I'm looking for a particular video clip of a CGI animation of a biochemical process. [more inside]
Consolidating landline, Skype, and headset(s) in to one neat system? [more inside]
Picking a better Canadian mobile provider is driving me out of my wits. Please halp? [more inside]
I am going on a trip to Vietnam for three weeks this month and am wondering: what my best bet is in terms of carrier and coverage for a prepaid SIM for my unlocked iPhone 3G? [more inside]