Is there a free method to "debrand" a phone? (And is there OS X software?) [more inside]
posted by stance
on Apr 22, 2007 -
Would a new Bluetooth headset reduce my cell phone battery life by 75%? [more inside]
posted by Ynoxas
on Apr 16, 2007 -
The Verizon Motorola E815 cell phone comes with about 30 junk photos that won't delete, using up memory and making browsing the photos you want difficult. Has anyone figured out a way to delete them?
posted by rabbus
on Apr 10, 2007 -
I live in the U.S. and want to rent a cell phone in London next month (for a week.) After spending time trying to nail down a company there - I got nothing, except for Sprint and they seem kind of pricey. Can anyone recommend a good cell phone rental? (or warn me of ones to stay away from?)
posted by mrmarley
on Apr 1, 2007 -
Help me find the perfect convergence communication device (i.e. phone!) to make my nerdlife complete while I'm (endlessly) on the road. Hours upon hours of searching have turned up naught and I'm getting desperate. [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo
on Mar 27, 2007 -
I am going to change my cell phone and probably my provider.
What is the most savy way of going about this? [more inside]
posted by BigSky
on Mar 14, 2007 -
Help! Opening any text messages or emails displays a blank white screen on my Cingular 2125 (HTC Faraday) Windows Mobile 5 smartphone. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87
on Mar 14, 2007 -
I'm interested in cells. As many different types as can be identified, and the more specific the better. Preferably mammalian, certainly vertebrate (otherwise the the list would be too big!). [more inside]
posted by kisch mokusch
on Mar 8, 2007 -
TinFoilHatFilter: So what's the most current info on cell-phone tracking? What can government/private agencies do nowadays if you own a cell phone? (Location? Coversation monitoring? Direct microphone feeds even when phone is off?
) What *do* they do with any frequency? (Feel free to differentiate between agencies such as FBI, local police and private investigators) [more inside]
posted by anonymoose
on Feb 17, 2007 -
Can I buy a used or unlocked phone for my plan with Verizon, or is this a right given only to those blessed with GSM carriers? [more inside]
posted by Bengston
on Feb 15, 2007 -
Cell phone filter: I’m looking for a really simple cell phone, nothing fancy, to use with my Verizon service. [more inside]
posted by silverstatue
on Jan 15, 2007 -
I have an old cell phone...a Samsung SCH-T300 to be exact...but it has one feature that I haven't seen on any other new phone...or maybe I just haven't been looking hard enough. It has a sort of built-in answering machine. That is, instead of going to voicemail (which is on Verizon's server), it goes to an "answering machine" that's *on* the phone itself. This lets me do two things: I can actually listen to people's messages *as* they leave them and answer the phone if I choose, and I can listen to voicemail even when I have no signal (since it's stored on the phone). Help me mefi! Are there any current phones that have this feature?
posted by edjusted
on Jan 8, 2007 -
Is it safe to live directly underneath a large number of radio and/or cell towers?
posted by lorimer
on Jan 8, 2007 -
My cell phone is on the fritz (it spontaneously powers off half the time and only powers on with considerable effort--it's three years old) and I'm going traveling in a week and a half. I need a phone. Like now.
Do I go ahead and pick up the Sony W810i today, or wait for an announcement from apple.
There are a few Sony's available in my area today, though they tend to go quick.
posted by sourwookie
on Jan 5, 2007 -
Can I get a cellphone in Canada that will also work in SE Asia? [more inside]
posted by Iax
on Dec 26, 2006 -
Cell phone confusion: I need a good family plan with support for the Gmail java app. [more inside]
posted by muckster
on Dec 26, 2006 -
CellPhoneFilter: Moving to Austria. What do I do about my cell phone? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Dec 18, 2006 -
My (non-existent) ideal device is a Treo -- with wifi, GSM/GPRS, and either EDGE or HSDPA -- on a service plan that includes flat-rate unlimited data, flat-rate international data roaming, and a small amount of voice usage inside the U.S. (say 100 mins/month). So, in the real world, is a Blackberry 8800 on T-Mobile my best choice for a plan starting in spring 2007?
posted by allterrainbrain
on Dec 12, 2006 -
Help me find a Zach Morris 'brick' style cell phone that acts as a working headset when attached to your current cell. [more inside]
posted by slim
on Dec 5, 2006 -
I am looking to replace my cell phone. I use T-Mobile.
The want list: camera, bluetooth headset, email & DURABLE! (broke two already)
What phone do I really want?
posted by digital-dragonfly
on Nov 11, 2006 -
Verizon Wireless extended my contract without my knowledge or consent when I changed my service plan a few months ago. I explicity ask Verizon each time I make a change to my account whether or not the change would extend my contract, and the customer rep must have said no, or else I would not have agreed. What are my options?
posted by speedoavenger
on Nov 5, 2006 -
I will be going to Thailand for most of the month of January and I was wondering if anyone could recomend a cell phone provider for the month that I could use to call back home to the states. I would like to be able to talk for roughly 10-20 hours and spend less than $100 (including the phone) if possible.
posted by thebwit
on Oct 18, 2006 -
Silly question, but what is the cell phone / PDA that Veronica Mars uses throughout the first two seasons? [more inside]
posted by GriffX
on Oct 15, 2006 -
How can I inform cell phone companies of my willingness to rent to them space for a cell phone tower? [more inside]
posted by stst399
on Oct 3, 2006 -
Where can I download ringtones that sound like actual "ring tones"? I don't want Black Eyed Peas or Justin Timberlake. A beeping or a ringing sound will do. I can't believe how difficult this has been to find.
posted by wfc123
on Sep 28, 2006 -
I've assassinated two Blackberry 7105 devices, and it's obvious I can't get out of carrying one. But my boss graciously did not make me pay for them, and I'll actually feel bad if I break the new one. Can the MeFi digerati recommend a protective carrying case? [more inside]
posted by maniabug
on Aug 30, 2006 -
I got a new job and it is quickly becoming apparent I need a PDA to get organized. At the same time, the last thing I want is something else to carry around as I need to keep a cell phone on me at work. Consequently, I went to the store to look at PDA/phone combinations. However, I didn't realize how many different types there are. So, instead of listening to somebody trying to sell me the newest version of x,y,z, I beseath thee for thy wisdom. [more inside]
posted by jmd82
on Aug 28, 2006 -
Can an SMS be formatted/created in such a way that when it reaches the cell phone it looks like a fill-in form? [more inside]
posted by bokononito
on Aug 25, 2006 -
I broke my brand new (Cingular) Razr and am going to have to buckle down and pay full retail to replace it. Everyone seems to complain about that phone (though I had no problems), so if I'm going to have to pay retail, I might as well get something better. Like what? [more inside]
posted by coolhappysteve
on Aug 16, 2006 -
What is the cheapest cell phone options that will be used only for SMS? [more inside]
posted by cowmix
on Aug 15, 2006 -
Cingular has announced it will now charge all customers not using a GSM phone $5/month, beginning in September. How can I tell if my (several years old) phone is GSM? I'd ask the nice people at the Cingular store but suspect they will be too busy plying me with new fancy phones to give me an honest answer.
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Aug 1, 2006 -
Help me choose the best cell phone plan in Japan. I'm moving to Tokyo next week so this will be a normal contract, not a rental. [more inside]
posted by jgt246
on Jul 28, 2006 -
The pro's and con's of killing my land line phone service in favor or going purely cell phone.....Go! [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid
on Jul 18, 2006 -
How can I save money sending hundreds of SMS messages (and making occasional phonecalls) from my UK mobile phone to a USA cell? [more inside]
posted by Marquis
on Jul 16, 2006 -
I'm looking to take over someone's Verizon Family Plan cell contract (preferably one that has less than 6 months to go). Is there a popular/effective website where folks who want to get out of their cell contracts can meet folks who are interested in taking them over? This seems like a nobrainer to those who don't want to pay a cancellation fee due to circumstances in their life. And if anyone knows anyone who is trying to get out of a verizon family plan, send them my way! Thanks!
posted by america4
on Jul 15, 2006 -
Prepaid Mobile Phone roaming through the UK, France and Belgium recommendations... [more inside]
posted by snarkle
on Jul 5, 2006 -
MacGyver Cell Phone Charger Hack: I'm on vacation and stuck in the middle of suburbia in SoCal with: no car or any store nearby, a working Nokia charger that's useless to me, a Motorola cell phone (t720 pic
) that is about to go dead, and sadly, no Motorola charger. Badly in need of charging this guy. [more inside]
posted by parma
on Jul 2, 2006 -
Looking for info on renting a cell phone. I want to be able to call home (U.S.) while hiking in Japan (Fuji, Japan Alps, Hokkaido). Any experience with with this? Advice? Thanks!
posted by cyrreb
on Jun 26, 2006 -