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Help Me Figure Out if My Phone is a Boy or a Girl

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 - 21 answers

Help me choose the best cell phone plan in Japan.

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 - 17 answers

Should I lose my landline phone in favor of my cell phone?

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 - 41 answers

Cheaper cellphone texting from the UK to the USA.

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 - 9 answers

Where do you go to take over someone's cell contract

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 - 6 answers

What neat things can I do with my new cellphone?

What awesome services are there for cell phones? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Jul 15, 2006 - 8 answers

Prepaid Mobile Phone roaming through the UK, France and Belgium recommendations...

Prepaid Mobile Phone roaming through the UK, France and Belgium recommendations... [more inside]
posted by snarkle on Jul 5, 2006 - 5 answers

MacGyver Cell Phone Charging Hack

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 - 14 answers

Where/how should I rent a cell phone to make calls from Japan to U.S.?

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 - 9 answers

Best cell phone / provider for data?

What is the best cell phone / provider for DATA / email services? [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Jun 23, 2006 - 7 answers

What carrier has the best txt msg plans?

ATTN TXT-AHOLICS! What carrier has the best text messaging plan? [more inside]
posted by CwgrlUp on Jun 23, 2006 - 11 answers

Independent WAP/GPRS provider?

Is there an independent WAP or GPRS service provider in US esp NYC area? [more inside]
posted by andrewyakovlev on Jun 16, 2006 - 2 answers

Phones are bugged

My cell phone is being bugged, I have changed my number several times. My corded landline phone is also bugged. My apartment has been bugged , don't know if it still is since I have moved. Don't know how they were able to bug my last apartment but it was. Can anyone help me
posted by 10jubilee on May 28, 2006 - 55 answers

DIY cell repeater?

Can Plutor make his own cell phone repeater? [more inside]
posted by splatta on May 23, 2006 - 13 answers

Mommy, I want one!

Cell phones for elementary school kids? My kid wants one, I don't see the need. Am I missing something here? [more inside]
posted by Flakypastry on May 21, 2006 - 35 answers

Just got a Motorola SLVR, show me around!

So I got a new Motorola SLVR L7, what are some cool things I can do with it? Bonus points for OSX-Friendly apps/solutions. [more inside]
posted by neilkod on May 17, 2006 - 10 answers

Is the T-mobile MDA a good upgrade for Sidekick2 users?

Help! I love my Sidekick2, but it's broken. They don't sell them anymore, but the Sidekick3 won't be available for months, and I need a phone with similar features NOW. Should I abandon the Sidekick and get a new T-Mobile MDA? Anyone have one, and if so, do you like it? [more inside]
posted by ab3 on Apr 14, 2006 - 11 answers

Cell Phone Dispair

My Sony w600i jumped 2 feet off an aquarium and cracked it's screen and has bled through. The display is totally useless and now the phone is acting up (dropping calls, static, etc.) I finally found this phone after major trouble with Blackberry and Motorolas. It was definately my favorite phone in my cell phone tenure. I now need a phone and don't want to pay 200-300 dollars (again) for a phone. I'm locked in a contact to the upgrade with a rebate is out of the question. Are there any stores online that I can find good deals on cell phones? What durable, simple frills phone would you recommend? I'm tired of spending good money and then either ruining it myself or having the phone go schizo on its own.
posted by ieatwords on Apr 12, 2006 - 12 answers

How do I make my 2 phone lines play nicely?

I've never had a landline -- just a mobile for the past decade. I got married last year, and the little lady has a landline. We need one where we live, since there's no mobile service. So I forward my calls to the home line when I'm home. The problem is that if I don't answer the phone, the voice mail service doesn't work. How can I make these two work together? [more inside]
posted by waldo on Apr 12, 2006 - 9 answers

wRap those words

MS Word XP: How do I force text to wrap to the next cell in table? [more inside]
posted by the giant pill on Mar 18, 2006 - 15 answers

Better headset?

Can you solve my cell phone problem with an industrial-strength headset or other idea? [more inside]
posted by underwater on Mar 16, 2006 - 6 answers

Best Mac-compatible PIM cell?

CellPhoneFilter: I want to purchase a new PIM-capable phone to take on my trip around the world. [more inside]
posted by Gaz Errant on Mar 8, 2006 - 9 answers

Independent networks on cell phones and old consoles (if that means anything)--is it possible?

Independent networks on cell phones and old consoles (if that means anything)--is it possible? [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00 on Mar 7, 2006 - 4 answers

Cell phone home base with ringer?

Cell phone charging stand with extra loud ringer - does it exist? [more inside]
posted by teg on Feb 27, 2006 - 5 answers

Handling to-dos with a tagging-based web app?

I'm looking for a web-based to-do application with a few very specific features, but, essentially, one that's almost a del.icio.us clone and is very much centralized not on categories, but on tags. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Feb 7, 2006 - 6 answers

Who can intercept cell phone pics?

Who, besides the intended recipient, can see cell phone pics that have been emailed? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Feb 3, 2006 - 10 answers

Cell phone auto profile switching?

I have been tethered to my SonyEricsson phones ever since I found the automatic profile switching in the Calendar preferences. Now, I sync my phone with my Powerbook, and my phone is always on silent when it needs to be. BUT... I'm interested in possibly moving to a new phone brand, something with a very thin model. I like the Motorola iTunes phone that just came out, but as far as I know, Moto doesn't have anything like the feature I'm talking about. This isn't a feature that's widely touted for SonyEricsson phones, so I suspect there might be a couple other manufacturers out there that have this feature but it's not well-known. I may just have to wait for Apple to come out with a phone. I'm sure it will happen, especially if they enter the MVNO arena.
posted by jxpx777 on Feb 1, 2006 - 7 answers

GSM tetherering cell phone for Mac

I need to buy a new cell phone. It should have a text keyboard, work with a higher-speed EDGE/GSM network and most of all sync (address & calendar) + act as a bluetooth modem for my Powerbook. That last bit is a problem apparently: I am having trouble finding good actual info on which phones can do this. [more inside]
posted by neustile on Jan 26, 2006 - 19 answers

Cellphone Uploading

I'm looking for a way to upload information (photos, ringtones, wallpapers) to my phone from my computer. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Smith on Jan 3, 2006 - 7 answers

Traditional Voice Connection Modem over CDMA digital Cellular?

Can I do a modem data connection over voice-only CDMA digital cell phone? How about other data/SMS/email hacks? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Dec 29, 2005 - 9 answers

bluetooth cell phone + windows= magic!

I need help syncing my cell phone with my computer, or suggestions for a website that can help me. [more inside]
posted by MadamM on Dec 27, 2005 - 5 answers

Help me choose a new Verizon phone

I need a new mobile phone on the Verizon network. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Dec 9, 2005 - 15 answers

Should I get a cell phone signal repeater?

Is it worth it to get a cell phone signal repeater in my house? How much should I expect to spend? [more inside]
posted by thewiseacre on Dec 7, 2005 - 9 answers

Trading PAYG Phones

Nokia PAYG are about £30. Someone, somewhere in the world must want to buy one for more. [more inside]
posted by priorpark17 on Nov 11, 2005 - 5 answers

Cheap Cell Phones?

Is there a way to find cheap cell phones online without a contract? I've heard of online "outlet stores" from a few random people here and there, but haven't yet been able to actually stumble upon one.
posted by Ekim Neems on Nov 11, 2005 - 9 answers

MP3 my voicemails

I want to turn my voicemails into MP3s [more inside]
posted by seawallrunner on Nov 9, 2005 - 10 answers

How do I port over three cell phone numbers to another carrier?

Cell Phone Porting, Family Plans - help me port over three numbers... [more inside]
posted by huy_le on Nov 7, 2005 - 1 answer

Cingular plan to pay-as-you-go?

I have a Nokia cell phone with Cingular service. My two-year contract is up, thank goodness, and I'd like to switch from Cingular's cheapest monthly plan (which has more minutes than I can use) to a pay-as-you-go card. What I want to know is, can I do that while keeping my old cell phone and number? And if so, how?
posted by miriam on Nov 2, 2005 - 9 answers

The Treo is dead! Long live the [insert name of new phone here]!

I'm fed up with my Treo 650 crashing all the damn time. Please recommend for me a new RELIABLE phone/device I can sync with Mac OS X that will hold my contacts, email and let me take notes; and also work on Cingular, so I don't have to break my 2-year contract. Bluetooth is a major plus. Web browsing is nice, but not necessary. Please show your work.
posted by mboszko on Oct 28, 2005 - 26 answers

sprint cell phone suggestions?

my mom is looking for a new cell phone, need some suggestions and deal advice... details follow. [more inside]
posted by hummercash on Oct 22, 2005 - 7 answers

How do I stop a fax machine from calling my cell phone?

How do I stop a fax machine from calling my cell phone? [more inside]
posted by bertrandom on Oct 20, 2005 - 4 answers

RSS feed to cell phone?

Is there a website where you can sign up for a RSS feed, put in your cell phone number and have the new feed info come to your phone as a text message?
posted by sandra194 on Oct 19, 2005 - 8 answers

website search: cell tower tree site

website search: I am looking for a site of cell phone towers camouflaged as trees. [more inside]
posted by mirileh on Oct 8, 2005 - 10 answers

Help me pick a cellphone.

Help me pick a new cell phone. [more inside]
posted by Vidiot on Sep 20, 2005 - 12 answers

Cell phone in Brazil?

I'm traveling to Brazil in October and I'd like to have a useable cell phone when I'm there. What's my best option? [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Sep 12, 2005 - 5 answers

How do I sync with my Motorola V3 Razr?

I just bought a too-cool-for-you Razr V3 from T-Mobile. I can get it to talk via Bluetooth (oh it routes through my laptop speakers, fancy) -- but I can't figure out how to transfer an MP3. Also is there a definitive community site that everyone goes to for ringtones, wallpapers, etc.? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Sep 5, 2005 - 8 answers

bad cell phone reception

I have Nextel and my cell phone reception is absolutely terrible at my house. What would be my best bet for improving my reception? I would rather not switch phone services because I would have to buy out my contract. I live in Mass. my area code is 781 and my zip is 01773 just in case that helps.
posted by pwally on Aug 31, 2005 - 5 answers

How can I stop a cellphone company from screwing me?

How do I get a cellphone company to cancel my account and credit back their charges? [more inside]
posted by Big Fat Tycoon on Aug 25, 2005 - 2 answers

Can police monitor cellphones even when their shut off?

Cell phone surveillance... just heard what must be an urban myth: that police have the capability to use your cellphone as a listening device and that even if the power is off, that the device can be powered up remotely. The person who passed this information takes out his battery to ensure that his conversations are not monitored. I have heard of aliens monitoring brainwaves through metal fillings, but this seems over the top. Any truth?
posted by swamperro on Aug 23, 2005 - 40 answers

Two cell phones, one small budget

UNCLE!!! I'm finally giving up and getting a cell phone. One for me, one for the man-boy who's 14. [more inside]
posted by wordswinker on Aug 17, 2005 - 21 answers

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