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Will apps still be on a phone with a different SIM card?

If I give my smart phone to my spouse, and he inserts his compatible SIM card, will the apps I have on it still be there when he inserts his SIM card? [more inside]
posted by magnoliasouth on Nov 16, 2014 - 8 answers

Received Chinese-language version of phone ordered on Amazon

I recently ordered the Huawei P6 mobile phone on Amazon (UK). I received it this morning, and it is clearly the Chinese version of the phone with a UK adapter included in the packaging. Will this be a big problem? Can I return it and get a refund easily? [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on Oct 27, 2014 - 2 answers

Problems with storage on an older Android phone

I have a Samsung I200. I like it well enough, but it doesn't have much on-board storage (4 gigs). I recently put a 16GB card into it to increase storage. However, I'm still running into problems with having enough space. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Sep 4, 2014 - 5 answers

Fix existing phone, or buy a new one?

My wife's Android phone is unreliable. Can it be fixed, or should we just buy a new one? [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Mar 30, 2014 - 7 answers

Name My Mobile Phone (at least it's not a baby or a pet or a playlist)

I am considering one of those "design your own" mobile phones and would like to make the most of the limited line of characters that can be printed on the back. Examples and requirements within. [more inside]
posted by juliplease on Mar 14, 2014 - 15 answers

Getting a US data plan for my foreign cell phone

I am travelling to Chicago in two weeks and want to use my smartphone whilst I am there (and away from WiFi). Importantly though I am not actually bothered about making phone calls. DATA is what I crave. What are my best sim card options? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jan 29, 2014 - 6 answers

Moving to the UK from the US: How do we avoid buying new phones?

We are moving to London and we'd like to bring our American mobile phones to use with whatever British network provider we decide to sign up with. We will no longer have a contract with our US carrier once we move. What do we have to do in order to use UK (and other European) SIM cards in our phones and have them work as well as they did in the US? Complication: Verizon [more inside]
posted by theory on Jan 24, 2014 - 4 answers

Temporary move from Android to Blackberry - freaking out...

In a vain attempt at not spending lots of money, I attempted to replace a cracked screen on my Galaxy S3 and managed to make it way worse. I've managed to borrow a phone for a few weeks until I can afford to get it fixed properly but it's a Blackberry! I've had an Android phone for the last few years so am used to being able to being able to have a wide choice of free apps. Once I get over the shock of being so limited, what apps to I need? I can't even find a podcast app... It's a Blackberry 9900 and I'm in the UK. Thanks in advance.
posted by joboe on Sep 19, 2013 - 9 answers

What is the deal with this phantom "missed call"?

I missed a call this morning, and the number showed up in my missed calls. I called it back, and the guy on the other end was really angry and insisted he hadn't used his phone since the 12th. [more inside]
posted by Hoopo on Jul 18, 2013 - 25 answers

Prepaid (micro-)SIM cards (with data) for Iceland

I'm going to Iceland for a few days soon, and am looking for a prepaid local SIM card to put in my iPhone 4S. It has to be a micro-SIM (though they can be cut down to that size) and to have a data allowance (I'll only be there for a few days so it doesn't need to be huge; I intend to use it for basic things like ). (It staying alive after I go back to the UK would be a nice feature, as I'll be back in Iceland again.) Is there a local mobile phone company who have a recommended prepaid SIM-only package, and if so, where in Reykjavík could I pick one up?
posted by acb on Jun 25, 2013 - 3 answers

Cell contract finally over! Now I want to port my number... how?

How do I port my AT&T phone number to Net 10? [more inside]
posted by MMALR on Jun 19, 2013 - 6 answers

I need to buy a phone in the US for somebody else to use in Mexico.

My mom moved to Mexico recently, and I have had a hard time contacting her via phone. She's staying with relatives of her boyfriend, but it seems like she's not able to use their phone to make international calls. I'd like to get her a mobile phone that she can use to call me and her other kids (or anybody else), but I'm a bit overwhelmed by what I'm finding with google - a lot of which seems targeted to making international calls from the US to other countries or just seems spammy. What is a good way to buy a phone here and send it to Mexico? [more inside]
posted by jeoc on May 1, 2013 - 5 answers

I want cellular voice & data - but only on the days I ask for it.

Cell phone plans filter: I want a cell phone-sized Android device to mostly use on WiFi, and the Nexus 4 may be the right one. But I might use occasional cell voice & data - help me get that voice & data as cheaply as possible. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Oct 31, 2012 - 17 answers

Why does everyone whisper and mumble on phones nowadays?

Please help me with recommendations for a mobile/cell phone for my hard of hearing Father in Law. [more inside]
posted by wwax on Aug 29, 2012 - 4 answers

I need a reasonably-intelligent phone, not a smart phone.

Is there a phone out there with a battery life like they used to have that can still let me check facebook every now and then? [more inside]
posted by smoke on Jul 2, 2012 - 19 answers

Sudden influx of calls to mobile phone

My mobile phone is suddenly getting lots (more than 30 in the last 18 hours) of phone calls from "unknown" numbers and numbers with strange area codes. No voicemails are left. In many cases, the leading three digits don't appear to be area codes used in North America (examples include 375, 736, and 486), so these could be calls from outside the U.S. and Canda. What's going on? What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Area Man on May 17, 2012 - 11 answers

phantom cell phone charges! how? why?

i have a boost mobile feature phone. i'm on a pay as you go plan. the phone has been off for several days, yet i continue to see data charges. whats going on? [more inside]
posted by sammich on Apr 4, 2012 - 3 answers

How much could go wrong by letting some random guy try to unlock my AT&T iphone for use with Tmobile?

Could I potentially ruin my Iphone (which I love) if I take it to some guy suggested by T-Mobile to get it unlocked because AT&T won't give me the unlock code. [more inside]
posted by victoriab on Jan 27, 2012 - 17 answers

My cellphones are all bass and no treble, and this lack of treble troubles me terribly.

The internal speaker quality on most cellphones I've tried seems abysmal, yet no one else I've talked to seems to notice/care -- even those whose cell phones I've tried and which are terrible in exactly the same way. So: (i) Have I just had a string of bad luck with cell phones? (ii) Does anyone else notice this? and (iii) Is there a cellphone review site that actually rates speaker quality on cellphones? Or, better yet: (iv) Are there cellphones that have an equalizer I could use to adjust the speaker to my heart's content? [more inside]
posted by matlock expressway on Oct 9, 2011 - 13 answers

is there any such thing as a retro mobile?

Australian mobile phone/cellphone for vision impaired person? [more inside]
posted by superfish on Aug 19, 2011 - 2 answers

Who is the best mobile phone carrier in Dublin?

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]
posted by jeather on Aug 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Cell Signal Boost Out of the Valley

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.
posted by _paegan_ on Aug 5, 2011 - 13 answers

UKmobilephonefilter

I'm looking for recommendations for a cheapish, basic, reliable phone. I'm in the UK. [more inside]
posted by ArmyOfKittens on May 19, 2011 - 7 answers

Why do web sites that send me text messages need to know my carrier?

Why do web sites that send me text messages need to know my carrier? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Apr 5, 2011 - 6 answers

Do you like your phone? Tell me about it!

I'm looking for a cheapish mobile phone that can do basic internet chores (facebook, email, basic web stuff). I can't afford a smartphone or the monthly contract that comes with them. I am in the UK. Do you have a phone in this category that you like/hate? What would you recommend? Extensive information about my personal needs and whims follows: [more inside]
posted by nowonmai on Dec 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Nexus One + Softbank Rental SIM + Japan = Affordable data access?

What do I need to do, or what do I need to be aware of, to use mobile data on a Nexus One using a Softbank rental SIM card in Japan? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Nov 3, 2010 - 2 answers

Cheap minimalistic CDMA phone?

What is a cheap, minimalistic CDMA mobile phone (something along the lines of the Blue Chip VX1)? The interwebs haven't turned up anything for me, really. [more inside]
posted by nrobertson on Aug 19, 2010 - 5 answers

I once had a banquet of streaming radio, now I have only crumbs.

What is at fault for Last.fm and Pandora's terrible reliability on my Android phone, and is there anything I can do about it? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jun 8, 2010 - 9 answers

I need more than just a product brochure

Help me decide whether to buy a Nexus One. Unusual questions about switching service providers, SIMs, and international options inside. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Mar 25, 2010 - 22 answers

Is there a cheap way to use data on my iPhone in Spain?

I'm going to Spain for a bit and want, if possible, to get a pay-as-you-go Spainish sim card for my (unlocked) iPhone that will allow me to use data at a reasonable price. Does anyone know if such a product exists in Spain? I don't speak Spanish so bonus points if it's possible to buy one over the internet and have it shipped to me in the UK (though I know that's unlikely)... [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Mar 14, 2010 - 5 answers

What free services exist out there that automatically send a text message alerting you to something or another?

Ever since I was pointed towards Umbrella Today I've yet to be caught out in the rain without an umbrella. I'd quite like to find other free services that automatically send a text message alert. It can be about whatever, doesn't have to be weather related at all. I live in Providence, Rhode Island.
posted by Kattullus on Jan 20, 2010 - 13 answers

If you were a G1, and you were born today, what cell phone would you be?

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 - 19 answers

Did I mess up my phone's reception?

Could I have messed up my cellphone's reception when I replaced its casing? I recently replaced the casing on my phone: taking my phone apart, unscrewing lots of things, then putting the phone into a new case. I just followed online instructions; I don't have a lot of experience with these sorts of things. I can't remember when it started, but my phone seems to say "Emergency Calls Only" or "No Carrier" quite regularly now, and I never noticed it doing this in the past. Is there something I can do to fix it? [more inside]
posted by surenoproblem on Nov 19, 2009 - 5 answers

Using a Japanese phone stateside?

Is it possible to use my Japanese Toshiba 810T in the States? [more inside]
posted by greasepig on Oct 16, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I remember to always put my mobile phone on silent before meetings and turn it back on afterwards?

How can I remember to always put my mobile phone on silent before meetings or seminars? And to turn the sound back on when the meeting is over? Any useful tricks? I don't seem to have a problem remembering this in artistic environments, only in work environments.
posted by grouse on Oct 1, 2009 - 18 answers

How should I go about unlocking a Canadian phone for use in Iceland?

How should I go about unlocking a Canadian phone for use in Iceland? I have a compatible GSM phone but I have no idea how to go about unlocking it. [more inside]
posted by csjc on Aug 27, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I be certain my iPhone doesn't send or receive data except phone, text and Wi-Fi?

How can I make sure my iPhone 3G doesn't transfer *any* internet data while retaining phone, texting and Wi-Fi capability? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Aug 19, 2009 - 12 answers

What's the UK's best combination of iPhone 3G S tariff and phone capacity?

What's a better deal for a contract iPhone — pay more per month and get the phone cheaper, or get a cheaper phone? [more inside]
posted by jaffacakerhubarb on Jun 16, 2009 - 8 answers

I want my damn 3G...

Is there any (genuine) way to improve my cell/mobile phone signal? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jun 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Seeking broadband + phone + mobile consolidation options (UK).

I'm spending about UKP65 on phone, cell/mobile phone and broadband Internet each month. How can I consolidate all these options into something cheaper but just as reliable? [more inside]
posted by BrokenEnglish on May 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Making my laptop behave like a phone over bluetooth

I've noticed that mobile phones have a much easier time talking to each other than to most laptops/PCs. Is there any software out there that can make a PC behave like a mobile phone? For some reason I'm expecting mostly open-source, but anything is welcome.
posted by d7415 on May 14, 2009 - 12 answers

Mobile software for the mobile traveller?

What applications/software for your mobile device did you find useful/essential for travelling? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Mar 31, 2009 - 2 answers

Microcell or cell phone booster?

Which will work better for me for improving my cellphone coverage, a microcell unit or a booster? [more inside]
posted by RikiTikiTavi on Mar 23, 2009 - 3 answers

Mobile phone for 5~ months in Berlin?

My girlfriend and I are going to be living in berlin for the next 5 months, and we're going to want to grab german SIM cards. I'm having a hard time however finding any useful information. [more inside]
posted by cmyr on Jan 6, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me save my poor little phone

Last night, a friend accidentally spilled a drink over my mobile phone. Now it sort of works. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by jhighmore on Dec 2, 2008 - 8 answers

How can I get a good deal on a replacement for my wife's busted Pantech C3b AT&T cell phone?

How can I get a good deal on a replacement for my wife's busted Pantech C3b AT&T cell phone? [more inside]
posted by braveterry on Oct 21, 2008 - 5 answers

Nokia 6300 firmware update problem

A firmware update has broken my Nokia 6300. Do I have any options other than taking it for repair? [more inside]
posted by knapah on Oct 12, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me buy a new mobile phone

Help me buy a new mobile phone please [more inside]
posted by minifigs on Sep 24, 2008 - 1 answer

payg

whats the best payg cellphone to get in the us ? [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity on Sep 20, 2008 - 8 answers

What is the technical bible of the cell phone industry?

Asking for a friend: What is a very good technical text for understanding current and future wireless telephony standards, beginning with the basics about CDMA and TDMA and covering through 3G, LTE, LTE-Advanced, WiMax and beyond? [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel on Aug 19, 2008 - 2 answers

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