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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Cell phone charging stand with extra loud ringer - does it exist? [more inside]
posted by teg
on Feb 27, 2006 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Cell Phone Porting, Family Plans - help me port over three numbers... [more inside]
posted by huy_le
on Nov 7, 2005 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
website search: I am looking for a site of cell phone towers camouflaged as trees.
posted by mirileh
on Oct 8, 2005 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
UNCLE!!! I'm finally giving up and getting a cell phone. One for me, one for the man-boy who's 14.
posted by wordswinker
on Aug 17, 2005 -
Bluetooth Headset advice.
Looking for some advice on a Bluetooth headset which works well with Motorola V710 phones. Right now I’m considering Motorola HS850, and would like to hear opinions on that model and alternatives. Important factors would be integration with phone, ease of use, battery life, and comfort. Also, this is going to be given as a gift to someone who currently uses there phone quite a bit (too often IMHO) while driving, is such a gift appropriate or could personal preference/comfort (and variability of this factors between users) a possible issue? I’ve Googled and Epinion’d a bit but have not had much luck in finding comparisons across models.
posted by evilelf
on Aug 9, 2005 -
My dad just renewed our contract w/ Verizon Wireless. Can any MeFites recommend a good (and preferably inexpensive) bluetooth / camera cell phone?
posted by creeront
on Jul 31, 2005 -
Someone I know is getting multiple phone calls per day to their cell phone from an unlisted "Private Number" (so says the cell screen). The caller hangs up after about 10 seconds without saying anything. Nothing can be heard in the background, except possibly a rustling sound. Because of the nonresponse, it is unclear whether a human is making the call or if it is somehow automated. [more inside]
posted by _sirmissalot_
on Jul 24, 2005 -
I own a Motorola v600 cell phone. On the side of the phone are buttons which change the ring style. Can I disable them? [more inside]
posted by null terminated
on Jul 13, 2005 -
What's the best cell phone I can buy right now in the United States that will sync with a Mac? I have some specific wants and am totally perplexed by the world of cell phones. [more inside]
posted by josh
on Jul 12, 2005 -
I've got a Sony Ericcson P910A cell phone that runs the Symbian UIQ operating system.
What are some cool pieces of software for it? [more inside]
posted by kungfujoe
on Jun 27, 2005 -
Anyone have any recommendations on a good place to buy cell phones? [more inside]
posted by mrg
on Jun 19, 2005 -