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]
I was just setting an alarm for 08:45 on my cell phone, and as I pressed those numbers, I noticed that the tones were highly reminiscent of the opening notes to "Funkytown". Can anyone teach me to play the rest of the opening to "Funkytown" on my cell phone?
I'm looking to upgrade my mobile phone, and I don't want to be limited to my provider's (T-Mobile's) choices. I have specific needs for the phone, in extended. I'd like to know if anyone knows of a phone that fits these requirements, or, better yet (and more useful to others), what are some good ways to track down a particular model that fits my specific needs? [more inside]
I have a Sony Ericsson T616 currently locked and branded to AT&T's network. I am a current T-mobile customer and would like to unlock the phone to use with T-mob. Are there any places in SF or Sacramento that can unlock this phone for me, or where I can purchase the cable to unlock and flash it myself? [more inside]
Ringtonefilter: 2 questions. 1. Why does my fancy mp3 playing cellphone's speaker choke when playing mp3s I like (inaudible or distorted, depending). 2. Anyone have any relatively calm/subtle ringtone suggestions, that are not so subtle that one doesn't hear them? [more inside]
Looking for Reqwireless's Webviewer... [more inside]
I'm a first-time cellphone buyer and I currently live in a state other than the one where I have a driver's license. Will this affect the area code of my cellphone number? (Keep in mind that I know little or nothing about cellphones.) [more inside]
Can I do a modem data connection over voice-only CDMA digital cell phone? How about other data/SMS/email hacks? [more inside]
CellPhoneFilter: I would like to get a PDA style phone that is able to function as a phone well while also giving me good access to web-features (email, txt, browser, even potentially messenger). Bluetooth would be required if the phone isn't easy to use held up to my face. Any carrier is cool. Does anyone have a glowing recomendation or a warning against certain devices? [more inside]
Can I get homebrew software for my phone? [more inside]
Is there a cell phone equivalent to dpreview? There seems to be plenty of user reviews and sites more interested in selling you phones, but I would like a more unbiased opinion with some actual testing/benchmarks/results.
I'd like to get a friend of mine a new Cellphone for Christmas, since the one she has no longer works properly. Is it possible to buy her a phone such that she could just swap her old phone out with the new one, keeping the same account? She has some sort of contract-free account with Cingular under the AT&T wireless brand (more on that inside), and I don't think that her phone uses a SIM card. [more inside]
Wanted: Phone for T-Mobile. Must be GSM triband (for international roaming), have Bluetooth, long battery life, unlockable and * Simple Quick operation * [more inside]
I'm sure somebody else who's travelling over Thanksgiving could also benefit from this knowledge. I brought my cell phone with me on my five-day trip to my parents' place, but of course I forgot the charger. The question I ask is: 'tis nobler to leave the phone on continuously and hope the battery pulls through, or is it a better idea to turn the phone off every night and turn it on only at the point in the day when I plan to use it? Does powering off and on drain more battery power than idling / the cell phone equivalent of "sleep"? FWIW, I have a relatively new Nokia 6682, and the battery is currently showing a full charge but I suspect it's lying, as I think it's been at least 24 hours since I charged it (that said, this battery's done five days unplugged before).
When getting a new cell of the same brand (Nokia) and not switching companies, why do I have to re-enter all my phone numbers and settings? Isn't there an automatic way to copy all this stuff to my new phone?
I own a treo 650, how do I find out if it's unlocked. I looked in the battery compartment and could not find a sim card. Does this mean anything? My carrier is Cingular and I somehow do not have a contract and my rates are competitive. The reason I am asking is an upgrade is available for the phone and I want to know which one to install.
Battery power cycling - it's offered as advice for poor battery life on pretty much anything, from cell phones to laptops. Heck, T-Mobile told me to do it today after I switched phones and the same battery dropped from 50 hours of standby time to 9 hours. However, I've only ever cycled one thing - a laptop battery - and that dropped its capacity from 4 hours to 30 minutes. Because of that I'm a bit wary, so my question is, what's the logic behind power cycling a battery, and has anyone actually seen any benefits from it?
some speakers, ive noticed, "chirp" when around cell phones. Car speakers, my old clock radio, and some large speakers in a lecture hall at my school all audibly click and buzz right before a cell phone begins to ring. Is anyone familiar with this phenomenon, and why would a speaker and cell phone signal interfere?
Apparently the fabric in my pants pockets was enough to scuff and scratch the living hell out of the screen on my cellphone (a Nokia 6682). This implies to me that the plastic is very, very soft. Is it safe to try using Brasso on it to try to rub it clear again? If so, what kind of cloth would you recommend? Does anybody know any alternatives? It's the kind of scuffing that renders at least half of the screen fuzzy, and the phone's less than three months old, so this really needs to be fixed...
I have a Nokia cell phone with Cingular service. My two-year contract is up, thank goodness, and I'd like to switch from Cingular's cheapest monthly plan (which has more minutes than I can use) to a pay-as-you-go card. What I want to know is, can I do that while keeping my old cell phone and number? And if so, how?