My cousin is moving to Dublin to go to medical school in two weeks. When he gets there, he wants to sign up for a mobile phone plan. He intends to get an iPhone 4 (not negotiable), and cannot wait until the 5 is announced for prices to drop. But which carrier does he go with? [more inside]
"Cell Food." Really? [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.
Photoshopfilter: I am making a figure for publication in a science journal. Is there a software or cellular components package that I could use to build diagrams of cells with mitochondria, organelles, receptors and signaling pathways? I am looking to make a schematic that look similar to this (click figures/tables to see it) that I can alter. Is there a components package I could use to build these without making it all from scratch? [more inside]
GOOGLEVOICEFILTER: How do you call your number FROM your number and leave yourself a message? [more inside]
What is the current feasability of unlocking iPhones? [more inside]
How do I use the same unlocked phone for voice and data in multiple countries on multiple continents?
I want to buy a prepaid cell phone to use as a backup/emergency phone and then maybe take it with me for int'l travel. [more inside]
When will the iPhone be available on other US networks? [more inside]
What's the cheapest prepaid cell phone I can get in Canada and how can I set it up without a computer? [more inside]
How's the current Sprint voice/data coverage around Baltimore MD and College Park MD? I'm thinking of switching our family plan from T-Mobile to Sprint and wondering if any Maryland mefites can provide some idea of Sprint coverage. I don't really trust the Sprint coverage maps but it implies that coverage is pretty good. [more inside]
How best to use US cell phones in Germany for in-country and out-of-country calls? [more inside]
What GSM cell provider should I port my number to? [more inside]
I'll be spending the month of June in the US. What are the options for short term mobile phone service? I gather that sim cards in the US are different from Europe & that I can't simply buy a local SIM card for my Euro phone. Please tell me if I'm wrong! Can I buy a cheap local phone and "pay as you go" credit?
What should I look out for if I want to purchase a smartphone from eBay for activation on Sprint's network? [more inside]
Assuming that the radiation from cellphones is somewhat dangerous, will a product like a chip that absorbs EMR like this one (http://www.radiguard.com.au/the-solution.html) be useful? [more inside]
My T-Mobile contract expires in a couple months, and I'm considering ditching smartphones entirely and getting a tablet, instead. Anyone have any experience with this? Especially VoIP experience. [more inside]
Crash course in U.S. cell phone deals for a Brit who's coming to live there...? What can I expect in terms of cost, minutes, data allowances, included wi-fi etc. I'll be in based in NY but travelling all over. [more inside]
I've had it with my cell provider -- going to a track phone. Will I hate it? [more inside]
Blackberry-filter: do I pick the Curve 3G, Bold 9700, or Torch? [more inside]
Mobile phone for Indonesia? [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]
How can an AT&T customer (like me) switch to an unlocked Dell Streak? (Details within . . .) [more inside]
Verizon is getting iPhone this Feb. Should I switch from Droid? [more inside]
Either Casper is working nights or I've got a T-Mobile issue. [more inside]
Please help me to politely tell people that I am not available 24/7 by phone. [more inside]
Some scammer is using my cell phone number as a call back #. People get robo-calls claiming to be from a "correctional facility", ask for credit card information and then give my number as a call back. [more inside]
I'd like to play mp3/audiobooks from my phone through my car's stereo without using wires. [more inside]
Do newer cell phones pick up cell phone tower signals better? My Dad had a Tracfone analog cell phone that picked up signal fine in a part of our county that he hunts in but Tracfone upgraded his phone to a digital cell phone about 3 years ago and now he can not get signal in that part of the county anymore. I contacted Tracfone at the time this happened to see if I could update his phone with any new cell phone towers and was told the phone automatically updates with new cell phone towers. If I bought him a newer Tracfone what are chances it will pick up better then the one he has?
My girlfriend got a used iPhone for her birthday! Now what? [more inside]
Where are cell phone towers located, in NYC and the five boroughs? [more inside]
Can I use Clearwire ispot or clearspot with a ipodtouch and skype or similar service as a cell phone replacement?
I'm seeking a US-only, reliable SIM card that I can place in an unlocked quad-band cell phone. [more inside]
Asking for a friend who is going through a horrible divorce: are her and her daughter's cell phones being tapped? [more inside]
iPhone filter: iPhone 4 battery problem. Do I need a new phone, new battery or am I out of luck? Help me, hive-mind, you are my only hope. [more inside]
Require a replacement for my landline and the 30 bucks a month that it costs me as I now have 4 cell phones in the house. Require a telephone device that (a) rings on more than one handset (b) has access to cheap long distance (c) good quality and dependable. I realize Google Voice does a lot of this, but I'm in Canada and we don't have Google Voice available here yet or any indication of how soon it could be arriving. Is all of this possible without a landline? What services can you recommend to get me closer to my goal?
I will be going on vacation to Mexico and need to remain in contact with my family. What are some ways to call the U.S. from Mexico? [more inside]
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?
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]
Complex cell phone recommendation question... [more inside]
How do I twitter (cheaply, mobile-ly) on a short trip to Japan? How much will it cost? [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]
I'll be spending at least several months in Europe, and I'd like to buy an unlocked Android phone and use prepaid SIM cards in each country I visit. Data access (not just voice) is important. What are the best phones on the market for this purpose? [more inside]
Is it possible to replace the battery in a cell phone or do I have to buy a whole new phone? [more inside]
Do cell phone signal boosters like this one from Radio Shack actually work? Apparently an external antenna is mounted outside your home, and this is connected to a "desktop amplifier." In most rooms in my house, I'm riding with a single bar of signal (thank you, AT&T). If this can help, I'm all in. Does anyone have any experience with one of these?
Cell phone insurance under home owner insurance? Has anyone tried this? Is it worth it? I signed up for cell phone insurance with Verizon and naively thought it would be worth it (even for a smartphone). Like anything, I know you need to pay something to get something, but $8/mo + $90 for a claim every time could get pretty expensive. If it helps, I have State Farm. We've been with them for 15 years or so.
What is wrong with my new mobile phone? When my phone goes idle after 15 sec of no use (typical battery saving function) or loses the signal when I am in an elevator (typical situation but normally survivable), it won't automatically reconnect so it's like I don't even have a phone. How can I over come this? Is it normal for "newer" phones to constantly be searching for a signal yet not getting it or turning off like this? [more inside]
Does anyone know when the Blackberry 9800 "Slider" will debut, particularly on the Verizon Wireless network?
What cell phone is the best... phone? Ignoring all the whiz-bang smartphone stuff, what cell phone (GSM, unlocked) is the best at actual phone functions? Sounds the best? Easy to use? Fits well in my pocket? Good reception? [more inside]