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To update or not update my OS: Verizon iPhone4

I've got an old Verizon iPhone I would dearly love to keep as long as possible, because once I give it up for a newer one I lose my unlimited data plan. (Grumble! Rant!). [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Jun 20, 2014 - 18 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

Recommend an internet/phone setup for me, and/or explain hotspots to me

I'm looking for the cheapest way to have home internet and a cell phone. [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Jan 3, 2014 - 9 answers

What to do about my expensive family wireless plan?

Please tell me what wireless plan to get for my family! We have four lines (mom and dad, two grown kids) on our family plan from Verizon for $188/mt. I think we can pay less but I'm really overwhelmed by all the options and possibilities. [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo on Nov 20, 2013 - 14 answers

Help me switch my phone from one provider to another

Can someone help me with the technical aspects of switching my cell phone from one provider to another? [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Sep 17, 2013 - 5 answers

How to manage the logistics of a cellphone provider switch? Added Difficulty: Christmas Gift

We are switching from AT&T cell phone to service to Verizon, and I'd like to perform the switch smoothly while also using one of the new phones as a Christmas gift. Your advice on the proper procedure would be welcome. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Nov 20, 2012 - 14 answers

How bitterly should I cling to my unlimited data plan?

How strongly should I feel about hanging on to my grandfathered AT&T unlimited data plan? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Nov 4, 2012 - 18 answers

My cell phone is a very expensive paperweight.

Should I get a new phone? And if yes... which one? [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Oct 23, 2012 - 12 answers

at&t vs. verizon for iphone in bay area?

Should I choose ATT or Verizon for iPhone in San Francisco/Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Sep 16, 2012 - 20 answers

I need a phone to hold me over until my upgrade on Verizon

I need a Verizon phone to carry me over until the new iphone release. What's a decent cheap phone to get without doing the contract renewal or using up my upgrade? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Aug 17, 2012 - 15 answers

Repeated calls from foreign telemarketer to cell. No way to stop them!

I've been receiving calls every few days for the past few months from a company trying to sell me prescription drugs from India. I've tried telling them to please stop calling, putting them on donotcall.gov, filing a complaint with the FCC, and even complaining to Washington state which seems to be where the calls are routed from domestically. None of these have worked so far...though that isn't too surprising. What does surprise me is that I'm unable to even put a block on the number because it has a 3 digit int'l prefix and Verizon's system for blocking can only handle 10 digit numbers! The number reads on 001-206-337-3269 on my phone. Pretty frustrating. Any other ideas? thanks!
posted by grammalvsu on Jul 12, 2012 - 23 answers

Should I stick with Blackberry

What Verizon cell phone meets these requirements [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jun 19, 2012 - 11 answers

Droid 4 Camera Quality & Third-Party Apps

Upgrading my phone: I'm debating a Droid 4, but I'm a bit nervous about the mediocre reviews of the camera. Will a third-party camera app improve the photo quality? [more inside]
posted by soleiluna on Apr 5, 2012 - 12 answers

lost iphone, how to buy unlocked?

Wife lost here Verizon Iphone 4, can we buy a cheaper refurb, unlocked 3gs and get it going w/Verizon, and how? [more inside]
posted by Salvatorparadise on Feb 1, 2012 - 12 answers

Ported from AT&T to VZW, having problems

Major weird issues porting lines (iPhone to iPhone) from AT&T to Verizon. Please halp! [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Dec 2, 2011 - 6 answers

A Verizon phone that can be silenced with any button press

I'm looking for a (Verizon) dumb phone that will silence the ring when any exterior button is pushed. [more inside]
posted by BrashTech on Nov 21, 2011 - 5 answers

What phone would suit me best?

Can you help me find a phone to fit these needs? - Verizon network, decent camera, flip/clamshell design (or otherwise butt-dial proof), no data plan required, and good build quality. [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Nov 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Let's Go For a Test Drive!!

I want to buy a new "smart phone". (Hopefully smarter than its soon to be owner.) I want to try (or test drive) them out first. Is there a way to try various phones for a few days before actually purchasing one? [more inside]
posted by JohnnyGunn on Oct 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Cell phone mystery/conundrum

My cell phone display has gone black, for no reason I can see, and now I'm receiving a mysterious new spate of text messages-- which I can't read or identify the sender of. Help? [more inside]
posted by dee lee on Aug 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Is it me or is it Verizon?

We just switched over our cell phone accounts, got the Samsung smartphone, and are happy as clams except... [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Jul 4, 2011 - 14 answers

Android to iPhone

Now that the Verizon iPhone is official, I'm going to be counting down the days until February 10th. I'd like your tips/advice/anecdotes about switching from Android to iPhone. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Jan 11, 2011 - 20 answers

LG Cosmos cellphone manual sucks.

I just got the LG Cosmos on Verizon (not the LG Cosmos Touch), and the booklet it comes with is nearly useless. Anyone else have this phone? Help? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Dec 22, 2010 - 3 answers

'This number has been disconnected' sounds horrible to me

I reallllly don't want to change my phone number, but it would be nice to be able to use my cell phone from home... [more inside]
posted by Tandem Affinity on Sep 30, 2010 - 14 answers

Can you hear me? Now?

[New Smartphone Selection Filter] Droid X vs Droid 2 vs ??? Help me decide! [more inside]
posted by PlutoniumX on Sep 16, 2010 - 7 answers

First fine phone

What kind of phone should we get our son for his 17th birthday? We'd like to get him something reasonably cool, while keeping it reasonably cheap. [more inside]
posted by lukemeister on Aug 23, 2010 - 21 answers

Can he eat his cake and eat it too, cellphone-wise?

Can I cancel my Verizon Wireless contract (and pay the early termination fee) and then sign back up with a new contract to my existing family plan and still manage to keep my number? [more inside]
posted by carpyful on Jul 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Smart-ish cell phone recommendation?

What is a good smart-ish phone usable with Verizon's inexpensive data plan? [more inside]
posted by medusa on Mar 23, 2010 - 13 answers

So about this unlocking business

Can you please explain cell phone unlocking as it pertains to CDMA networks in the US? Or, more specifically, I have a Palm Centro for Sprint that I would like to use on Verizon, and I would like some advice on if this is possible and if so what do I do? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Jan 11, 2010 - 12 answers

I've got a syncing feeling this may not be possible.

Are there any verizon non-smart phones out there that could syc via bluetooth (or some other non-internet way) with a google calendar? [more inside]
posted by dan g. on Oct 13, 2009 - 5 answers

Verizon wont give me what I orderd or let me quit.

How can I make Verizon Wireless treat me better? They changed my plan without my consent. [more inside]
posted by digividal on Oct 12, 2009 - 11 answers

I Envy the EnV (Yeah, I just wrote that. *sigh*)

I have T-Mobile. I want an Lg EnV3. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by 47triple2 on Sep 12, 2009 - 4 answers

How to put a new cell service & phone number on a Motorola Razr

How do I delete old data on a MotoRazr Maxx cell phone which was formerly on Verizon, and set it up as an extra for someone who uses Alltel? [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy on Aug 21, 2009 - 5 answers

So I dropped my iPhone and the screen shattered. Now what? What should I buy and how does it affect my ATT contract?

So I dropped my iPhone and the screen shattered. Now what? What should I buy and how does it affect my ATT contract? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jul 2, 2009 - 16 answers

Verizon Voicemail callback

Verizon voicemail - Is there an option to return the call of the person who left the message? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Jul 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Motorola E815 Replacement?

Any good Motorola E815 (Verizon Wireless) replacements? I love love love this phone. Although I've had issues with it, the non-Verizon interface is top notch, the texting is the best I've ever encountered, and the signal quality/sound quality is great. I've been simply buying them on Ebay, but was looking for other Verizon options made in the last 4 years. Price: Cheap.
posted by sandmanwv on Mar 12, 2009 - 2 answers

Can I use a blackberry with a normal voice plan?

Can I use a Blackberry on Verizon Wireless without the special expensive Blackberry plan?
posted by Maia on Jan 11, 2009 - 10 answers

Verizon PDA/Cell with no dataplan?

Are there any good GTD and/or organizational solutions using a Verizon phone and not subscribe to a data plan? What phone can i get that has calendar/ todo lists syncing capbablites that doesn't require a data plan? [more inside]
posted by retro88 on Dec 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Narrowed my phone choices down to: iPhone, Blackberry Bold, and Samsung Omnia. Which one should I get?

Narrowed my phone choices down to: iPhone, Blackberry Bold, and Samsung Omnia. Which one should I get? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Nov 29, 2008 - 38 answers

Will a LG Env2 handle my email load?

Will my LG Env2 (LG VX 9100) be able to handle my e-mail needs? [more inside]
posted by bigcheesegump on Nov 28, 2008 - 3 answers

What type of phone should I buy next month and what carrier should I be on?

What type of phone should I buy next month and what carrier should I be on? I'm on a Verizon family plan right now with my parents and it expires around Thanksgiving. I have a free upgrade with Verizon, as well. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Oct 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Long range bluetooth headset for use in apartment full of dead zones?

No landline. My house is full of cell phone dead zones. I'm thinking about leaving my cell phone in a place where it gets reception, then using a Bluetooth headset for using the phone while I walk around the house. Is this doable? [more inside]
posted by BobbyVan on Oct 7, 2008 - 10 answers

Can't Check Text Messages on Samsung SCH-U340

I just got a Samsung SCH-U340 (catchy, eh?) and I seem to have two text messages in the inbox. When I try to check them, the phone instantly shuts down and restarts (with the Verizon Logo sequence). I have tried deleting all the messages, which effects everything but the inbox (those messages remain) and doing an all settings reset (which is under the security menu), also to no avail. How do I fix this?
posted by phrontist on Sep 16, 2008 - 1 answer

How do I cancel my contract with Verizon?

How do I cancel my contract with Verizon before my contract is up? [more inside]
posted by afx114 on Jul 9, 2008 - 15 answers

New phone/carrier recs.

It's come the time to buy a new cellphone. I have a RAZR V2 and it's falling apart. My Verizon contract is up in November. Should I re-up with Verizon and stay on my family plan or should I break off and/or go to another carrier? And what phone should I look into? All I know is that I do not want a huge fold out QWERTY keyboard like a 16-year-old girl with a Sidekick and probably do not want a Motorola. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jun 23, 2008 - 29 answers

Cancelling voicemail feature on verizon

I am a verizon cell phone customer and just got rid of our landline. We are a family of 5. Three teens. I hate getting voicemail. Should I cancel this feature on my cellphone? Do any of you run your life just fine without voicemail? My kids all text me. For example, a friend just called me and left a message to call her back. I do not want to call her back! If I did not have voicemail I would not be obliged to call her. I know it sounds like I am mean but I just hate the phone. Any ideas?
posted by seekingsimplicity on Jun 2, 2008 - 26 answers

Help me pick the right cell phone!

Please help me choose a new cell phone, I need to replace a broken phone. Details-My plan is Verizon, I have no desire to change providers. I'm eligible for the "every two years" upgrade. I use a Mac (OS 10.4). I would like the phone to have the following features: small as possible, qwerty keyboard (screen or hardware), web access (email, weather, news), can sync contacts and calendar with my mac. I DON'T need a camera (still or video), or mp3 player. And, of course, I want to spend as little as possible. [more inside]
posted by HuronBob on May 30, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me find the right phone for me

Help me find the perfect (for me) Verizon Wireless phone. I'm not sure, but I think I might want to cross into smartphone land.... [more inside]
posted by JMOZ on Mar 6, 2008 - 17 answers

Verizon or AT&T in NYC?

What's the best wireless phone service for the NYC area? I'm as fed up with Verizon as the next guy, but my limited experience with an iPhone in Manhattan left me with dropped/missed calls and very intermittent access to maps, etc. (unless already cached). Putting aside fun features that usually work, and imagining your life depended on receiving or making a phone call, which network would you choose?* *Please speak from experience with a carrier and nevermind the silly games they play (e.g., crippling bluetooth, etc.); I simply need a service that doesn't miss or drop calls.
posted by whoiam on Mar 3, 2008 - 16 answers

Computing capabilities of a generic cell phone?

What are the computing capabilities of a generic cell phone? [more inside]
posted by ElfWord on Nov 27, 2007 - 15 answers

Switching to Sprint - should I?

My cell phone contract with Verizon is up and I'm thinking of switching to Sprint. Should I? [more inside]
posted by pretzel on Oct 24, 2007 - 24 answers

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