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cool phones that don't work here

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?
posted by luriete on Jul 18, 2006 - 16 answers

Cheaper cellphone texting from the UK to the USA.

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]
posted by Marquis on Jul 16, 2006 - 9 answers

What neat things can I do with my new cellphone?

What awesome services are there for cell phones? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Jul 15, 2006 - 8 answers

Japanese text messages. Nothing but mojibake?

Cell phone help: I want to send/receive Japanese text messages/email from my cell phone in the US. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by yasny_jp on Jul 15, 2006 - 6 answers

Moving to the UK for almost a year, can I keep my USA cell phone number?

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]
posted by whataboutben on Jul 13, 2006 - 14 answers

Thank you for paying Verzon

My Verizon cell phone broke. What's my best course of action? [more inside]
posted by orthogonality on Jul 12, 2006 - 15 answers

Does a Blackberry make a good pager?

Does anyone out there use a Blackberry successfully as a pager? [more inside]
posted by wolftrouble on Jul 12, 2006 - 10 answers

How much will my cell phone bill be?

Is there an online calculator to determine how much my cell phone bill will be? [more inside]
posted by jacobw on Jul 5, 2006 - 8 answers

Nova Scotia cell service

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]
posted by joshmiller on Jun 26, 2006 - 6 answers

Cellphone Filter: Hunt for a superphone.

Cellphone Filter: Help, getting a new phone this week! Looking for an awesome superphone. [more inside]
posted by spinko on Jun 25, 2006 - 13 answers

Help us stay connected!

Options for temporary mobile phone access while in Western Europe? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Jun 23, 2006 - 11 answers

Cell phone buying tips for a new user?

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]
posted by gd779 on Jun 16, 2006 - 35 answers

this phone, it rings?

recently purchased a nokia 9300. didn't realize it has no vibrate mode. are there any call alert accessories out there? [more inside]
posted by bleary on Jun 13, 2006 - 7 answers

Different cell phone standards around the world

Cell phone standards around the world. Specifically, a map that shows which ones are where, that would be great... [more inside]
posted by cloudscratcher on Jun 12, 2006 - 5 answers

(where) can I purchase a GSM sim card at JFK or LGA airport?

(where) can I purchase a GSM sim card at JFK or LGA airport? [more inside]
posted by mule on Jun 5, 2006 - 5 answers

mobile phone for UK, Canada, West Africa

Can I buy a mobile phone in the UK that will work in Canada and Burkina Faso? [more inside]
posted by madokachan on Jun 4, 2006 - 6 answers

Web-Based RSS Reader for Cell Phone?

Does anyone know of a web-based rss reader that I can access on a crappy cell phone browser? [more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly on May 30, 2006 - 9 answers

Please help me justify my SE k750i phone lust.

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]
posted by andshewas on May 26, 2006 - 3 answers

Do I need the 900 MHz band in a GSM worldphone?

How practical is a 850/1800/1900 GSM phone for international use? [more inside]
posted by mr_roboto on May 25, 2006 - 3 answers


BluetoothFilter: Help a friend connect her phone to her Wintel PC [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on May 23, 2006 - 2 answers

DIY cell repeater?

Can Plutor make his own cell phone repeater? [more inside]
posted by splatta on May 23, 2006 - 13 answers

help me hack my phone

Is there any way I can use my Vodafone 804SS (Samsung Z540) with my mac via USB? [more inside]
posted by Infernarl on May 22, 2006 - 2 answers

Assist a cell phone virgin, finally ready for his first mobile.

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]
posted by Rash on May 19, 2006 - 13 answers

How to pick a simple cell phone?

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?
posted by eaglemoon on May 17, 2006 - 16 answers

Can I download Wikipedia to my Sony Ericsson K750i?

Can I download Wikipedia to my Sony Ericsson K750i, or do I need a fancy smartphone? [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on May 17, 2006 - 9 answers

Who in Montréal would take cellphones for charity?

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]
posted by Mozai on May 10, 2006 - 4 answers

Why are my deleted voicemail messages being resurrected?

Why are my deleted voicemail messages being resurrected? [more inside]
posted by geeky on May 2, 2006 - 5 answers

How to get NFL draft day text message updates.

Help me get text message alert updates for the NFL draft this weekend. [more inside]
posted by samh23 on Apr 27, 2006 - 3 answers

Cell phone customization

Useful sites (or your own hints/tips/tricks) for fiddling with my new cell phone? [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Apr 26, 2006 - 2 answers

Should I get a Blackberry?

Which cellphone to replace my Ericsson T39m? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Apr 25, 2006 - 2 answers

A lovely little baby girl! What will you name her?

My brand new Sony Ericsson W600i needs a female name to match its orange-red exterior. [more inside]
posted by onalark on Apr 18, 2006 - 18 answers

Free Bell ringtones anyone?

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]
posted by rinkjustice on Apr 17, 2006 - 3 answers

Phonebook Backup

How can I back up all my contacts from my Nokia 6230, and put them onto my Sony Ericsson W810i?
posted by samstarling on Apr 13, 2006 - 3 answers

cell phones and pedestrians

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?
posted by dearleader on Apr 7, 2006 - 4 answers

Can I hear you now?

Need a better, louder wired headset for my cell phone. [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Apr 3, 2006 - 8 answers

How much power does a cellphone use?

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?
posted by marvin on Mar 27, 2006 - 11 answers

One provider for cellphone internet services in multiple Western European countries?

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]
posted by cactus on Mar 24, 2006 - 7 answers

google friendly phone

new cellphone that runs gmail and google maps? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Mar 22, 2006 - 12 answers

Mobile phone video formats & conversion

A couple of questions about mobile phone video formats: [more inside]
posted by blag on Mar 22, 2006 - 5 answers

how to catch a break with the cell phone company when phone broke right after warranty expired?

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]
posted by dthaspaz on Mar 15, 2006 - 6 answers

Ethnicity and cellphone use

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?
posted by kenoshakid on Mar 13, 2006 - 24 answers

Help us beat the Home Owner's Association!

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?
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Mar 4, 2006 - 26 answers

Cell phone home base with ringer?

Cell phone charging stand with extra loud ringer - does it exist? [more inside]
posted by teg on Feb 27, 2006 - 5 answers

ringtones that don't annoy

I'd like a ringtone that wouldn't make you throttle me if you heard it in a public space. [more inside]
posted by heeeraldo on Feb 20, 2006 - 68 answers

Calling a French cellphone?

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.
posted by devilsbrigade on Feb 19, 2006 - 11 answers

Quality (nonspammy) ringtone sites?

Does a quality, non-spammy, free (CC-licensed?) Ringtone site exist? [more inside]
posted by rschroed on Feb 14, 2006 - 11 answers

Sticking it to THE MAN

LegalFilter: What are my legal options against a company that withdrew money from my checking account without my consent? [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Feb 13, 2006 - 16 answers

Cell phones, changing carriers, number portability and other considerations

Cell phones, changing carriers, number portability and other considerations. [more inside]
posted by Kwantsar on Feb 9, 2006 - 9 answers

Can I tear out my landline yet?

Is there a wifi-enabled mobile phone out there which can connect to Skype and the like? [more inside]
posted by greytape on Feb 7, 2006 - 26 answers

Cell phone service (minutes/price)?

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]
posted by flipmiester99 on Jan 31, 2006 - 14 answers

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