I have an old cell phone. I have a old digital camera. I have a simple mp3 player. I want GPS
. I currently pay $60/month for unlimited calling (but no data) on my Tmobile plan. Can I get all or most of these things on one cell phone without spending much (or anything) on a new phone, and without paying anymore a month? [more inside]
posted by Violet Blue
on Nov 22, 2010 -
What do I need to do, or what do I need to be aware of, to use mobile data on a Nexus One using a Softbank rental SIM card in Japan? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks
on Nov 3, 2010 -
Any suggestions on what I can do if I have a complaint on an authorized agent of AT&T Wireless? [more inside]
posted by hazyspring
on Oct 31, 2010 -
I hardly talk on the phone any more, when I do it's usually only a few minutes (last bill I used 60 of an available 500). So I could probably make do with a prepaid plan. However, I use data all the time; email, Google calendar, etc.
Now many people out there have put the iPad data plan to use in assorted Android phones, granted that was before the AT&T unlimited cutoff.
But has anyone done it after? Split voice and data to two devices? Is the slight hassle worth it?
I'd use google voice to direct calls and such, wifi at work, home, many places I frequent so I'm not to worried about going over the 2 GB limit.
Anyone out there with first hand experience?
posted by tropikal
on Oct 18, 2010 -
I have a Motorola KRZR phone. It keeps taking pictures of my pocket and spontaneously starting the MP3 player. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche
on Oct 16, 2010 -
What are your experiences using Virgin Mobile in Oakland, CA? I'm feeling lured away from T-Mobile by the siren song of VM's $25 plan
in conjunction with the upcoming Android
. [more inside]
posted by jenmakes
on Oct 3, 2010 -
Help me choose my thesis topic, which exists somewhere in the confluence of techno-sociology, media studies, developmental psychology, and the study of attention. [more inside]
posted by Roach
on Sep 30, 2010 -
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 -
I've traveled through the Nebraska panhandle three times this summer, and each time my cell phone clock jumped two hours ahead of what it should have said (to the equivalent of Eastern Time). Can you explain it? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee
on Sep 20, 2010 -
What are the cheapest options for pre-paid cellphones for a traveler in the US and UK? [more inside]
posted by zennish
on Sep 15, 2010 -
Please help my niece traveling from England to Peru and Ecuador with advice about where to go and what to take: what is the best netbook/mobile broadband stick/ power plug adapter to buy in England? Also what is best cellphone with pre-paid service to buy Peru? [more inside]
posted by nickyskye
on Sep 15, 2010 -
How does one go about finding a reliable wireless company? My AT&T phone just died and I'm considering using this opportunity to find a cheaper plan. But I hear so many conflicting reviews. [more inside]
posted by amethysts
on Sep 7, 2010 -
What is the most consumer-friendly Android phone? How does the relationship between Google, phone developers, and carriers work? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Aug 25, 2010 -
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 -
What is a cheap, minimalistic CDMA mobile phone (something along the lines of the Blue Chip VX1
)? The interwebs haven't turned up anything for me, really. [more inside]
posted by nrobertson
on Aug 19, 2010 -
Cell phone insurance under home owner insurance? Has anyone tried this? Is it worth it?
I signed up for cell phone insurance with Verizon and naively thought it would be worth it (even for a smartphone). Like anything, I know you need to pay something to get something, but $8/mo + $90 for a claim every time could get pretty expensive.
If it helps, I have State Farm. We've been with them for 15 years or so.
posted by isoman2kx
on Aug 16, 2010 -
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 -
After 3 Palm Pres, how can I get out of my contract with Bell for this terrible phone? I'm still within the 1 year manufacturer's warranty, but only for another month. [more inside]
posted by blake137
on Jul 21, 2010 -
What cell phone is the best... phone? Ignoring all the whiz-bang smartphone stuff, what cell phone (GSM, unlocked) is the best at actual phone functions? Sounds the best? Easy to use? Fits well in my pocket? Good reception? [more inside]
posted by MesoFilter
on Jul 14, 2010 -
Palm Pre problem: people I'm talking to can't hear me but I can hear them. [more inside]
posted by item
on Jul 12, 2010 -
We are going to Spain for 4 weeks, and need advice on cellphone use.
We need to communicate w/each other when we are there. Should we switch to a local sim card? get temp phones?
My present service plan is Verizon.
Long distance Credo.
Cell phone LG, model no. VX5400.
posted by ebesan
on Jul 6, 2010 -
Do you trust third-party batteries for your cellphone? Specifically I'm thinking about picking up some spare batteries for the HTC Evo, but I've been a non-removable battery phone user for so long that I don't know if I really should stick to the manufacturer's branded batteries or can safely save some money and look elsewhere (like a Seidio, for example).
posted by extraface
on Jun 24, 2010 -
Headed to Thailand with my unlocked tri-band LG Neon (850/1800/1900 MHz). How much coverage will I get, and does it matter what prepaid SIM card I buy? [more inside]
posted by _Silky_
on Jun 18, 2010 -
I'm a Canadian planning a trip to the Disney World this fall. My current cell phone has ridiculous roaming rates, so I won't be bringing it with me. I live very close to the border, and thought I would go over the border and buy a cheap prepaid phone a few weeks before my trip, so that I can activate it, and give the number out to people before I go. Is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by MagicEightBall
on Jun 15, 2010 -
I'm thinking of buying a Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica as my first Android phone. I'm a Nokia user whose e71 is feeling a bit tight and so I'd like a cheap way to get my Android toes wet.
I have a couple of questions though ... [more inside]
posted by chairish
on Jun 15, 2010 -
I'm travelling through the UK, France, Germany, and Austria for a couple of weeks and need a cell phone. I don't want to pay the roaming fees AT&T would charge. Should I a) rent a cell phone in Europe or b) buy a prepaid one? Should I do this once for the trip, or switch each time I change countries? Should I be switching SIM cards? I want the easiest option that's not too expensive. Thanks.
posted by shivohum
on Jun 13, 2010 -
Help me choose some sort of mobile computing device to use while bike touring and vacationing. [more inside]
posted by ssg
on Jun 9, 2010 -
What is at fault for Last.fm and Pandora's terrible reliability on my Android phone, and is there anything I can do about it? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks
on Jun 8, 2010 -
So let's say you are some sort of technophobe who doesn't have a cell phone. Only you're exactly not that thing. What mobile phone / plan is for you? [more inside]
posted by Kid Charlemagne
on Jun 7, 2010 -
I'm considering upgrading my cell-phone this summer. All I want is something that I can use to make phone calls, take pictures, and send/receive e-mails and the occasional text message. And I want a full QWERTY keypad with actual keys, no touchscreen.
I was considering getting a Blackberry, but I understand that service plans can get expensive. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by spoobnooble
on Jun 5, 2010 -
How to migrate to a new cell phone when the old one doesn't have a SIM card? Bonus, must not talk to US Cellular. [more inside]
posted by sisquoc15
on Jun 3, 2010 -
Recommendations for an AT&T cell phone like the LG Xenon only more reliable please. [more inside]
posted by ifjuly
on Jun 2, 2010 -
Does leaving my phone's car charger plugged in to the car at all times significantly drain my car's battery? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks
on May 20, 2010 -
Another ditch-the-cell-phone-bill/Google Voice question: Google Voice made me give them my cell phone number (800-OLD-CELL) when I signed up, and then assigned me a new number (800-GGL-VOIC). However, I don't have calls forwarded from the Google Voice number to my actual cell phone - Instead, everything goes to voicemail. What happens if I cancel my old cell phone number? [more inside]
posted by lizzicide
on May 1, 2010 -