What's your favorite cell phone? (Taking both form and function into consideration.) [more inside]
posted by o2b
on Oct 3, 2005 -
I want to make a box with parts from RadioShack that will allow me to plug a microphone and headphones into my cellphone handsfree jack. [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds
on Aug 28, 2005 -
WirelessGeekFilter: I need a new phone/carrier. I'm thinking that I'd like to have mobile internet, and have done my research. Unfortunately, my research implies some unfortunate tradeoffs. See, I want cheap voice and cheap internet. Help me find the optimal hack. [more inside]
posted by Netzapper
on Aug 26, 2005 -
Mobile phone frustration: How can I get my current phone to recognize a new network? [more inside]
posted by kyleg
on Aug 25, 2005 -
Buying a new cell phone: I'm in the market for new cell phones and a shared plan, and I've noticed that most of the internet sellers are run by a company called Inphonic
. Does anyone have experience ordering through an Inphonic-powered seller? Does anyone have alternative suggestions that worked well for them?
posted by monju_bosatsu
on Aug 13, 2005 -
CellPhoneFilter: I have the increasingly common dilemma of having two cellphones. Does a two-line cell phone exist? [more inside]
posted by pencroft
on Aug 5, 2005 -
I'm trying to switch my cell phone from the LG VX4400B to a Motorola V60, both of which are branded by Verizon, my carrier. How do I go about doing this? [more inside]
posted by daviss
on Jul 23, 2005 -
Call to/from EuropeFilter. I'll be traveling quite a bit in the near future and need a way to call the US of A. [more inside]
posted by pencroft
on Jul 9, 2005 -
Thinking about getting rid of land line and going strictly with cell. Don't spend much time on the phone, land or cell. Anyone out there got a good reason not to switch? (internet connection is cable) Any feedback appreciated.
posted by lois1950
on Jul 4, 2005 -
Help me locate software to transfer images from my Samsung picture phone to my laptop. [more inside]
posted by jenovus
on Jun 29, 2005 -
A question for a friend: "What can you tell me regarding cell phone coverage in Salem, Oregon? Specifically, I'm looking for recommendations as to which company has the best coverage in the area. (I'll be moving to a new house a few miles south of town, toward Independence.) I don't want to get a new phone and then never use it because the coverage sucks. The three companies I'm thinking about are Cingular, Verizon, and T-Mobile." We realize this is a long-shot, but it cannot hurt to ask.
posted by jdroth
on Jun 29, 2005 -
Is there a way to have two cell phone accounts on one phone? To make things more complicated, I'm talking specifically about combining a Nextel account and a Cingular account -- which I believe operate on seperate protocols. Is there hardware that supports this? I'd want to be able to have both accounts active at the same time, and if I were on a call using one, and received a call on the other, the other would get pushed to voicemail.
posted by jruckman
on Jun 28, 2005 -
I need a quick and preferably cheap method to park a wireless phone number I don't want to lose. [more inside]
posted by britain
on Jun 23, 2005 -
Does anyone know if there is a rule, strategy, or timeline that phone companies follow in pursuing outstanding bills from customers? Normally I could care less about such things, but recent dealings with my provider (Cingular) leave me rather puzzled.. [more inside]
posted by p3t3
on Jun 10, 2005 -
I have a LG F9100 cellphone and use Cingular for my service provider. I'd like to add some wallpapers from sources outside the Cingular website (i.e. DeviantArt). How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by Dallasfilm
on Jun 2, 2005 -
What song is Rusty's ringtone in "Ocean's 12"? It's silly, I know, but it's driving me craaaaaazy!
posted by joshuaconner
on May 8, 2005 -
I'd like to get a new Motorola Razr. But I have questions regarding my existing account, unlocked phones, etc. [more inside]
posted by o2b
on Apr 19, 2005 -
I am looking to upgrade my cellphone (using Verizon) to one that works better with standard (non Bluetooth) headsets. Specifically, all I require is that the phone can both answer and dial (using voice) by pushing the button that is on the cord of my headset. I typically keep my phone in my pocket, so don't want to mess around with the phone itself while I'm commuting.
After spending an hour with the Verizon stooge in his Circuit City booth without success, I thought that this would be a much more efficient place to find my answer. The phones that I saw seemed to answer incoming calls by pushing the button just fine, but they didn't seem to be able to make outgoing calls in the same way.
posted by jimmereeno
on Apr 14, 2005 -
Even at maximum phone volume, the output from the handsfree set that Nokia sells with the 6620 cellphone is too quiet for me. There's no volume control on the handsfree set. Does anybody make one that will let me turn up the volume? [more inside]
posted by bac
on Apr 11, 2005 -
Planless cell phone coverage: I am going to be travelling to the Eastern Shore of Maryland (specifically, Kent County) in a couple of weeks and would like to get a cheap disposable cell phone just for the trip. [more inside]
posted by 445supermag
on Apr 8, 2005 -
I'm looking into getting a Blackberry to have access to support requests via email when I'm away from my computer. However, I'm also going to be outside the US for four months this year, attending school, and I'd like to take it with me. Does anyone travel globally while using their Blackberry, and how is the coverage? This will be email only, I don't need the phone capabilities. [more inside]
posted by annathea
on Apr 7, 2005 -
Does anyone know of software that will forward my cell phone's incoming Caller ID info to my Windows desktop? [more inside]
posted by idontlikewords
on Mar 10, 2005 -
I want to have my Panasonic ReplayTV ShowStopper (PV-HS2000
) make its nightly outgoing calls to download the showtimes via my cell phone so that I can dump my landline. I have a Nokia 3650 and am using ATTWS/Cingular. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by pwb503
on Mar 5, 2005 -
What sites or companies does anyone trust in regards to sending / downloading games to mobile devices? [more inside]
posted by Lizc
on Mar 3, 2005 -
My parents want to convert from landline to cellphones. They are 84 and 76 years old, and their top priority when choosing a phone are buttons that are big enough for them and a display that is large enough to see (large print screens?). Other features are not important to them. What cellphones should they get?
posted by neuroshred
on Feb 27, 2005 -
Is there a current-gen cell phone that offers internal recording of conversations held on the phone, which can be activated and deactivated by the phone's owner mid conversation? I need to be highly available to conduct interviews over the next month and this would change 'impossible' to 'possible.' It would also sell me my first cell phone.
posted by mwhybark
on Feb 26, 2005 -
My cell phone broke the other day, and I've been looking at getting a new one off Ebay, since it seems like you can get really cheap phones compared to buying them from Sprint directly. Is there anything I should know, or any potential hurdles that'd I have to jump over if I did this? Has anyone bought a phone off ebay and transferred it on to their preexisting business account? [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus
on Jan 16, 2005 -
I want to turn off the dorky splash screen on my new Verizon Wireless Motorola V60s. Also, I want to know if there is a way to have keep Speakerphone mode off by default when I power up. [MI] [more inside]
posted by mds35
on Dec 19, 2004 -
Fax Spam on my cell phone - does anybody else get this? Every once in a while, I get a call on my cell and when I pick up I hear a fax machine on the other end.
So I called Bell and they can't do anything about it unless they know the number. So they made me pick up the Call Display option. However, even when it isn't an unlisted number when I call it back Bell gives me a message saying "the number is not in service."
This is driving me nuts and I have a feeling I don't have any recourse.
posted by RockCorpse
on Dec 14, 2004 -
When receiving an incoming phone call on a cellular phone, is there any way to differentiate between in-network and out-of-network?
posted by mr_crash_davis
on Dec 10, 2004 -
If I've started to receive recorded solicitation calls on my cell phone, whom do I call to report this to?
posted by SpecialK
on Dec 6, 2004 -
I know that the clicking coming from my computer speakers is probably cell phone interference. The question is, how do I get rid of it? [there is more, you know where]. [more inside]
posted by muddgirl
on Dec 5, 2004 -
I have a Treo 600. I was using Mac OSX Palm HotSync to sync the phone, and started to have some problems here and there. Went ahead and set up Apple's Isync to handle the task, and now my Palm "To Do" list does not sync in the process. Anyone know what gives or how to get my "To Do" to sync via Isync?
posted by sharksandwich
on Dec 1, 2004 -
Pardon me if this is supremely obvious, but I've been googling all weekend since my cell phone died, and I can't find an answer: is there any way to buy a phone for a reasonable price sans plan? [more inside]
posted by melissa may
on Nov 14, 2004 -
I'd like to get out of my cell phone contract without paying a $175 fee. After seeing this
on craigslist, I'm wondering a) are these contracts even transferable? and b) if so, is there a place on the web where people buy/sell these contracts?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Nov 10, 2004 -
Cellphones Ergonomics: I used to have Sprint. Part of the reason I dropped coverage was because I didn't like my phone, a Sanyo 4900. It had great battery life, good technical features, and terrible ergonomics: it never felt right against my ear/head, and it tended to heat up after a few minutes use, making it an uncomfortable and sweaty poor fit to my ear/head (as well as conjuring visions of RF zapped brains, no matter how my rational side told me it wasn't happening). Anyway, I'm considering going back to Sprint, and am looking for recommendations about phones that feel good. [more inside]
posted by weston
on Nov 8, 2004 -
We just ran my cell phone through the washing machine, accidentally, of course. Is there any hope of reviving it? How?
posted by pjhagop
on Oct 24, 2004 -
I've just bought a new cell phone with bluetooth and I want to connect it to my PC. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by davehat
on Sep 30, 2004 -