Can you point me to examples of innovative programs using cell phones in poor countries? [more inside]
posted by serazin
on Jan 15, 2010 -
Don't need much from a cell/smart phone, and trying to save $$
In NYC area, I need a simple phone for calls and some texting. MAC friendly. Would like internet access if affordable, but how much are you paying for it/how do they charge??
Unlocked smartphone w/ prepaid?
Or just a good, solid cell?
posted by ebesan
on Jan 12, 2010 -
What's the best option for prepaid cell minutes in the USA (Philadelphia) if I already own an unlocked GSM phone? [more inside]
posted by 256
on Jan 11, 2010 -
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]
posted by jesseendahl
on Jan 1, 2010 -
I suspect my employer has installed a cell phone jamming device . How do I find it if they have? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 18, 2009 -
Can a phone used with AT&T as a service provider then be used with T-Mobile? What does unlocked even mean? [more inside]
posted by readery
on Dec 10, 2009 -
I'd like your input on choosing a smartphone. The biggest priority is access to my email and calendar on Groupwise. I strongly prefer a physical keyboard, also. [more inside]
posted by puritycontrol
on Dec 3, 2009 -
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 -
My mom was diagnosed with Small-Cell Lung Cancer about a month ago. Her prognosis is not so good... her doctor is estimating one to two years with chemo. Last night, my mom and siblings got together to discuss her wishes, wills, money, etc. Unfortunately, there are still issues that were left unresolved. In fact, I feel like we left with more questions than answers. [more inside]
posted by Swede78
on Nov 30, 2009 -
I will be living in Mumbai for 11 weeks next summer. I have an unlocked iPhone 3G. What is my best bet in terms of carrier and plan for the cheapest and most reliable data access? I plan to do local calls over the cell phone voice network and international calls via Skype on the iPhone.
Thanks in advance!
posted by jesseendahl
on Nov 17, 2009 -
Just finally got my Google Voice account!
I have been using Skype for a long time, and now with google voice I am finally ready to get rid of the cell phone all together. BUT
, can anyone recommend a good piece of hardware, (The iPod Touch comes to mind) that I can use "like" a cell phone, with minimal tweaking, where wifi is available. A netbook would work, but a little big, can you hook up a mic to any Palm or anything? Thanks everyone.
posted by Benzle
on Oct 20, 2009 -
I just bought a charger for my cellphone at Target. It's not the special manufacturer's brand, but an after market one that costs half of what the Sprint store chargers cost. When I plugged it into the wall, it started making a high pitched noise. I haven't plugged the other end of the charger into my phone for fear of ruining it. Is this normal? Is my charger bad? Thanks.
posted by bluefly
on Oct 8, 2009 -
Looking for a cheap pay-as-you-go or pre-paid plan, to use until the end of December. I have a Motrola Razr (v3r, or something like it, as I recall), which I used to use with T-Mobile, although I'm not opposed to buying a cheap phone for the interim (although it'd have to very cheap). What are my options? [more inside]
posted by Busoni
on Oct 2, 2009 -
How long of an SMS message can I send, if my phone is on Fido, and the recipient is on Bell? 140 characters? 160? [more inside]
posted by ImaginaryFriend
on Oct 1, 2009 -
I'm thinking about buying the Sonim XP3
. Does anyone here own one or know someone that does? Asking primarily because I'll have to order it online; the only store carrying it is on back order and I can't futz with it before buying. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob
on Sep 17, 2009 -
So we now have 2 non-functioning Iphone 3Gs, both not working because of charging issues. What can we do with them? [more inside]
posted by dealing away
on Sep 7, 2009 -
If someone calls my mobile, and instead of pressing a button to answer it I press the one that mutes/silence/stop their call (such as if it's vibrating or ringing, and I can't or don't want to answer it)... do they know that I've deliberately muted/silenced their call or will it keep on ringing along merrily for them until voicemail voice kicks in?
posted by Jimmie
on Aug 31, 2009 -
Excel: How can I decide which cell to apply to a formula, based on the runtime contents of another cell? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie
on Aug 30, 2009 -
Is there a good, free and reliable email-SMS client that allows two way communication via SMS? [more inside]
posted by spacefire
on Aug 29, 2009 -
I'm about to start work in an electronics shop (mobile phones, hifis, computers etc) and would love some tips. [more inside]
posted by dance
on Aug 21, 2009 -
My new apartment's buzzer works by dialing a phone number. My girlfriend and I both live in the apartment. We each have cell phones, no land line, and the buzzer will only accept one number. What should we do? [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul
on Aug 11, 2009 -
What's a good quad-band, GSM, UMTS-compatible, QWERTY-keyboard phone to take to Europe? [more inside]
posted by ninotchka
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 -
What demon has possessed my girlfriend's Verizon ENV2 (AKA LG VX9011
) and reduced it to a mostly deaf and mute state? How do we exorcise this malevolent presence? [more inside]
posted by de void
on Aug 3, 2009 -
Please help calm an over anxious first time mom. Is it dangerous for a baby to be around a cell phone constantly? [more inside]
posted by Elaisa
on Jul 24, 2009 -
I will be in the Bahamas for ten days for work. My wife will be back here in the States taking care of our two small children. I am worried that I won't be able to reach her. Will my cell phone work? Can I call her from the Bahamas, and can she call me? [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game
on Jul 21, 2009 -
To cut down on connectivity bills should I pair a Novatel Mini-port with some sort of unlocked wifi-enable smart-phone/device, such as an Ipod Touch or a wifi Skype phone? [more inside]
posted by harnharn
on Jul 9, 2009 -
I have two new iPhones. I also have a land line in my house. My cell signal in my house is poor at best. I like my land line so I'm going to keep it. I would like my cell phone to transfer to my land line when I'm home so I can get cell calls at home. I can't seem to find a product that will hand off my cell calls to my land line. Does such a thing exist?
posted by Thrillhouse
on Jul 7, 2009 -
Please recommend a cell phone for use in the USA and Europe. Will be in London and Italy for at least six months. Would like a phone that I can use in the USA and Europe. Pay-as-you-go plan preferred. Just starting to think about a smart phone for email and wi-fi internet access. Cost is a consideration. Suggestions please.
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Jun 23, 2009 -
Is there a specific name for the little door-within-a-door often seen on prison cells that are used to pass food through?
posted by jontyjago
on Jun 18, 2009 -
How long will it does it take for all the cells in my body to die then regenerate? The question I am really asking is from a specific point, say, NOW, how long will it be before my physical body is composed of a completely new set of cells?
posted by sam and rufus
on Jun 8, 2009 -
Recommendations for a minimalist cellular phone and rate plan in Canada (specifically southern Ontario)? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche
on Jun 6, 2009 -
Can anyone recommend a cheap smartphone that can make Skype calls over Wi-Fi? [more inside]
posted by redteam
on Jun 3, 2009 -
Every year my DH hits the back roads on his bike, most of the time alone. I've been bugging him to get a phone to take with him since he dumped the bike a couple of years ago while riding alone. He hit a road that was covered in sand and couldn't pull up before he hit the ditch. The bike was not too bad, but he separated his shoulder and had to wait for someone to help him get it out of the ditch as he couldn't call roadside assistance. Of course, he wants me to find the phone and I haven't a clue. So what's the best for him? [more inside]
posted by x46
on May 29, 2009 -
I live in an apartment complex. If I dial 911 on my cell phone and cannot speak to the telephone operator (if, for example, I'm choking/having a heart attack/etc), what rescue-related events are likely to ensue? [more inside]
posted by rinogo
on May 29, 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 gave my cell phone to a badly burned fire victim and she took it with her to the hospital in the ambulance. It was covered in blood. I dont want it back. I have no phone insurance. I'm with Sprint. Any provision for a replacement if the phone is lost in in a life saving circumstance? WARNING: graphic details inside. [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde
on May 24, 2009 -
PrepaidCellFilter: Two questions about prepaid cell plans:
1. Can I use a phone I buy off eBay with one of these plans, or is it essential to use the phones provided by the carrier?
2. If I'm mostly interested in texting, which prepaid cell provider would be the best for me? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on May 21, 2009 -
How would you detach primary adherent tissue cells from tissue culture polystyrene if trypsin/EDTA is ineffective? [more inside]
posted by Mapes
on May 18, 2009 -
Trying to find a cell phone for my Dad, a farmer, who spends lots of time in noisy barns and on the tractor. In both cases, the ring and vibration features of a normal phone don't register. Is there a sturdy, simple phone with a very powerful vibration function (ideally one that builds gradually, so it doesn't shock the user!)? One compatible with ATT would be ideal.
posted by harnharn
on May 12, 2009 -