My wife and I are hosting some Korean exchange / homestay students while they study English here. One of the students has a really amazing cell phone - well actually all their phones are pretty slick. Super high res screens, high resolution cameras, slide out keyboards, better battery life, color phasing led-backlit keys, etc. I realize these don't work here because of "something to do with networks," but can anyone tell me WHY? and can these devices be altered to work here? And besides things like Treos and sidekicks and stuff like that, are there cool and relatively inexpensive phones available here? Is there a all-mobile-device weblog like Gizmodo or something that lists them?
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]
What awesome services are there for cell phones? [more inside]
Cell phone help: I want to send/receive Japanese text messages/email from my cell phone in the US. Is this possible? [more inside]
I don't know anything about cellular providers in the UK, which is where I will be living for nine months starting this September. I need a phone in the UK, but I will also need one when I return to the US after nine months. I have a verizon cell phone right now, but I my two year agreement with them has expired, so I can cancel without being charged a termination fee. What are my best/least expensive options? [more inside]
My Verizon cell phone broke. What's my best course of action? [more inside]
Does anyone out there use a Blackberry successfully as a pager? [more inside]
Is there an online calculator to determine how much my cell phone bill will be? [more inside]
Nova Scotia cell service: I am taking a trip to Nova Scotia next week, and no one seems to know if Sprint cell service works there. Anyone had any experience with this? [more inside]
Cellphone Filter: Help, getting a new phone this week! Looking for an awesome superphone. [more inside]
Options for temporary mobile phone access while in Western Europe? [more inside]
First time cell phone buyer. I'm looking for a cell phone with an interface that won't make me want to kill myself: the equivalent of an Ipod for cell phones. I'd also like it too be small, and I want to buy it online. Finally, I'm looking for general tips and suggestions, since I've never owned a cell phone before. [more inside]
recently purchased a nokia 9300. didn't realize it has no vibrate mode. are there any call alert accessories out there? [more inside]
Cell phone standards around the world. Specifically, a map that shows which ones are where, that would be great... [more inside]
(where) can I purchase a GSM sim card at JFK or LGA airport? [more inside]
Can I buy a mobile phone in the UK that will work in Canada and Burkina Faso? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a web-based rss reader that I can access on a crappy cell phone browser? [more inside]
Are there any unlocked k750i users who have successfully gotten their phone to tether to their powerbook and work reliably as a bluetooth modem with t-mobile in the US? [more inside]
How practical is a 850/1800/1900 GSM phone for international use? [more inside]
BluetoothFilter: Help a friend connect her phone to her Wintel PC [more inside]
Can Plutor make his own cell phone repeater? [more inside]
Is there any way I can use my Vodafone 804SS (Samsung Z540) with my mac via USB? [more inside]
Help me identify a no-frills cell phone and carrier. I have two firm requirements involving design (gotta be small!) and custom ring tones. [more inside]
I am tired of being connected and available all the time. To that end I have decided to drop my Treo PDA phone and just get a simple phone that will give me access to my calendar and contacts - but no email - no web - mobi-video - just plain old POTS. Any recommendations for simple cell phones?
Can I download Wikipedia to my Sony Ericsson K750i, or do I need a fancy smartphone? [more inside]
Giving celphones to charity in Montréal? I've heard of women's shelters accepting and/or refurbishing celphones so that battered wives can call for help. [more inside]
Why are my deleted voicemail messages being resurrected? [more inside]
Help me get text message alert updates for the NFL draft this weekend. [more inside]
Useful sites (or your own hints/tips/tricks) for fiddling with my new cell phone? [more inside]
Which cellphone to replace my Ericsson T39m? [more inside]
My brand new Sony Ericsson W600i needs a female name to match its orange-red exterior. [more inside]
My daughter's exhaustive search on the internet for free Bell ringtones for her Kyocera 5135 cellphone ended in her being empty-handed (and rather grumpy). Help me find some. [more inside]
How can I back up all my contacts from my Nokia 6230, and put them onto my Sony Ericsson W810i?
I remember hearing about an academic study on the effect of cell phones on people's walking behavior (i.e., they were weaving more, etc.) Does this ring any bells for anyone? Or similar studies?
Need a better, louder wired headset for my cell phone. [more inside]
For that matter, how about an IPod? It's not a battery life issue, but a question about the about of power the various server farms consume while supporting your widget's content needs. I learned today that "Computers in the average corporate data center consume the energy equivalent of 80 barrels of oil each day" So I wondered how much power your typical digital device gobbles per day?
EuroCellServiceFilter: I'll be travelling in Europe from mid-April until September/October to many, many countries, but 2-3 months throughout Italy and 4-5 weeks in Spain, followed by more inside. What cell service providers (if any) offer plans for data services in multiple countries throughout (Western) Europe at reasonable rates? I'd be happy with something that will do data for my 3-4 months in Italy+Spain, and then just use internet cafes during the rest of my trip. This is primarily for using with my laptop. [more inside]
new cellphone that runs gmail and google maps? [more inside]
A couple of questions about mobile phone video formats: [more inside]
my cell phone broke right after the warranty period ended. has anyone had any luck getting a new cellphone or break on their fees, when their cellphone broke shortly after the warranty expired? how did you do it? [more inside]
I've noticed many hispanic youths in my neighborhood making use of their cellphone's "walkie talkie" feature. I have seen only a handful blacks doing this, and no whites or asians. Also, I've noticed several whites using their cellphones in a "hands free" fashion, employing some sort of earpiece/microphone. However, I have seen no blacks, asians, or hispanics doing this. So my question - are these real trends, or false conclusions based on my limited experience?
My father and I have been fighting a small battle against our HOA who blocks every attempt to have a cell phone tower installed nearby. What can I arm my dad with to take into the next HOA meeting so that next time his request is refused on the grounds that a tower would give all of us cancer, he can respond with scientific evidence to the contrary?
Cell phone charging stand with extra loud ringer - does it exist? [more inside]
I'd like a ringtone that wouldn't make you throttle me if you heard it in a public space. [more inside]
I have a US Verizon Wireless cellphone. I want to call a French Cingular cellphone (somehow it can also work on T-Mobile - maybe its a roaming thing?). Country code + # isn't working. I'm very confused.
Does a quality, non-spammy, free (CC-licensed?) Ringtone site exist? [more inside]
LegalFilter: What are my legal options against a company that withdrew money from my checking account without my consent? [more inside]
Cell phones, changing carriers, number portability and other considerations. [more inside]
Is there a wifi-enabled mobile phone out there which can connect to Skype and the like? [more inside]
CellPhoneServiceFilter: My wife wants a cell phone. Whats the best deal right now regarding minutes/price? She wants to do text messaging with her friends and relatives and id say most of her friends use t-mobile. We also want to spend as little as possible.Thanks! [more inside]