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Is it me or is it Verizon?

We just switched over our cell phone accounts, got the Samsung smartphone, and are happy as clams except... [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Jul 4, 2011 - 14 answers

SIM Cards for the USA

Travelling through the East Coast of the USA, I would like to use my unlocked GSM phone (Nexus One) for data. My UK provider (T-Mobile) charges extortionate rates for this service. Can I buy a pay-as-you-go or other low cost SIM card in the USA which would give me cheap(ish) data on the road? [more inside]
posted by grahamwell on Jul 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Mystery Cell Phone Display Question

I was with a person that had an older style cell phone, I think it was an LG, but not sure. He was showing me pictures, but I was distracted with a series of around 10-12 numbers that were displayed on the screen, to the left and top of the picture area (not inside). They kept changing about once a second, each digit with no regularity. One would think that it may have been GPS coordinates but the numbers were too random and not changing in any particular sequence. What the heck was that? A tracking device? When I asked him what it was he very quickly deflected the question.
posted by ~Sushma~ on Jun 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Best prepaid cellphone service for travelling around northern europe?

I have a friend who will be travelling in Europe this summer. She'll be in Iceland for a few days, then Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and finally Stockholm. She'll be travelling with an unlocked iphone 3GS. What are her best options for prepaid cellphone service? There wouldn't happen to be a single company that could cover her for most of northern europe, would there?
posted by heathkit on Jun 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Buying a pre-paid cell phone in Delhi, India

My wife is traveling to India later this month. She'll be in the mountains, where there are few landlines, but from her experience last time there is sufficient (if spotty) cell phone service. Wikitravel says: "Fully loaded prepaid starter kits are available for around Rs. 500 or less" (plus more details). Does anyone have experience buying a pre-paid mobile phone like this in India? Can she do it at the Delhi airport? Is it a hassle, or is it worth it?
posted by Plutor on Jun 12, 2011 - 9 answers

Armband that fits Huawei Ascend & my arm...?

Is there a sport-friendly armband that will fit Huawei Ascend and my plush arm? Amazon preferred & $35 or less, if possible. [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on Jun 7, 2011 - 2 answers

Need a new cell provider..

What GSM cell provider should I port my number to? [more inside]
posted by mistikle on Jun 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Best way to prepare a rooted cellphone for its new owner?

I have one of the first Android cellphones that I recently rooted using SuperOneClick so that I could install Wireless Tether. I did not install a new ROM. I now want to sell this phone and I'm wondering, if I perform a factory reset, will that "unroot" it also? I'd like to advertise the phone as being rooted and having Wireless Tether on it, but I also need to remove all the personal info stored on it. What is the best way to keep it rooted but also wipe out all my stored passwords, pictures, etc. ? If it matters, it's a Tmobile MyTouch 3G. Thanks in advance!
posted by FormerMermaid on Jun 1, 2011 - 6 answers

UKmobilephonefilter

I'm looking for recommendations for a cheapish, basic, reliable phone. I'm in the UK. [more inside]
posted by ArmyOfKittens on May 19, 2011 - 7 answers

Do London taxis take payment in towels?

I am an obsessive worrier. I've just booked short-notice tickets to spend a week with friends in London. I know where my towel is, but that's about it. Help me do this without losing my shit over the many other small things I need to figure out. [more inside]
posted by badgermushroomSNAKE on May 18, 2011 - 41 answers

What is a good, cheap T-mobile phone with a QWERTY keyboard?

What is the best T-Mobile phone that is both: relatively cheap (sub-$200) and has a good QWERTY keyboard? [more inside]
posted by ejfox on May 17, 2011 - 13 answers

Need a good solution for cell phone and internet service that I can use in Europe, the US and Martinique.

Need a good solution for cell phone and internet service that I can use in Europe, the US and Martinique. [more inside]
posted by traceymariel on May 11, 2011 - 4 answers

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Cell phone reception is crappy in my neighborhood. Might switching providers help, or should I invest in an antenna/repeater as recommended in other Askmes? [more inside]
posted by mreleganza on May 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Which phone is the phone for me?

I need to buy a cell phone and data plan that will allow me to respond to emails while I am out quickly and easily. It would also be great if I can use MSN messenger on it. And I would like to do this as cheaply as possible. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by wansac on May 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Auto Electrics for Dummies: Scooter Edition

I'm travelling on my Scooter about 1,200 kms (800 miles) over two days. Is there a way I can hitch up a 12 volt (car) or 5 volt USB charger to keep my Smartphone topped up while on the road and using power hungry apps? There is no 12v charger available, although there is adequate space under the saddle to store a work around. [more inside]
posted by Flashduck on May 8, 2011 - 10 answers

iPhone in my pocket forgets its a phone

Why does my iPhone forget it has a SIM card when I keep it in my pocket? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on May 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Smartphones for world travel

What's the state of the art in quad-band capable Android smartphones? Essentially I'm looking for alternatives with capabilities similar to the Motorola Atrix 4G. It needs to be carrier unlocked and support 850/900/1800/1900MHz GSM 2G functions and 2100MHz WCDMA. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Apr 21, 2011 - 5 answers

Help Me Dump AT&T

AT&T be gone. What are my options to have a land line at home? Can I use the phones I have? [more inside]
posted by snowjoe on Apr 21, 2011 - 11 answers

help! I bought a cellphone I can't use.

Confused about my new Samsung cell phone.. [more inside]
posted by bearette on Apr 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Best local cellphone option in France?

My family is meeting up in Paris this June to spend time together, and my parents would like to have a cellphone to use there. They don't currently use one, and know very little about how to get one. They've asked me to figure out their best option. [more inside]
posted by smilingtiger on Apr 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Need a Better iPhone Protection Solution

I want a dock-ready iPhone 4 case with a holster that will be protective but not overkill. Recommend me one? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Apr 13, 2011 - 4 answers

What to look out for when purchasing a smartphone via eBay?

What should I look out for if I want to purchase a smartphone from eBay for activation on Sprint's network? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Apr 12, 2011 - 5 answers

Should I renew my TMo contract?

I'm a customer of a certain recently purchased wireless service. My contract (and my handset) are about to expire. Help me figure out what to do next. [more inside]
posted by gnomeloaf on Apr 12, 2011 - 8 answers

adding t9 dictionaries to cellphones

Adding another language T9 dictionary to an LG GX200? [more inside]
posted by yonation on Apr 11, 2011 - 0 answers

Using US-based iPhone during trip to Korea for web, Skype, etc?

My husband and I are visiting Korea soon. Is the famous WiFi in Korea ubiquitous enough to use his iPhone 4 for web browsing and Skype? We're also renting an SKTelecom cellphone, but we'd like to use the iPhone for data-related tasks and travel apps. Is it just a matter of his iPhone jumping on any Wifi network (without incurring any roaming charges)? We're coming from the US (AT&T), and staying in Jeju and Seoul. [more inside]
posted by yeoja on Apr 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Could an EMR absorbing chip reduce the health risk of cellphones?

Assuming that the radiation from cellphones is somewhat dangerous, will a product like a chip that absorbs EMR like this one (http://www.radiguard.com.au/the-solution.html) be useful? [more inside]
posted by orangekit on Apr 5, 2011 - 26 answers

Why do web sites that send me text messages need to know my carrier?

Why do web sites that send me text messages need to know my carrier? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Apr 5, 2011 - 6 answers

Remixed electronics: can I make a working frankenphone out of these two broken 6820 phones?

Help me identify a mystery component from the board of one of two damaged/crippled Nokia 6820 phones and determine if it's possible for me to get one working Frankenphone out of the two. [more inside]
posted by weston on Apr 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Hear the ringtone - remember the movie?

Which movie had a cell phone ringtone that sounded like this? [more inside]
posted by anon_for_this on Mar 31, 2011 - 8 answers

Is this carrier unlock on the level?

There's a phone accessory booth in my local mall that claims that they can unlock my iPhone. Are they on the level? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Mar 29, 2011 - 16 answers

Help me get my text messages

How can I document/print/transfer text messages from a Straighttalk LG220C phone? [more inside]
posted by ~Sushma~ on Mar 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Crash course in U.S. cell phone deals for a Brit who's coming to live there?

Crash course in U.S. cell phone deals for a Brit who's coming to live there...? What can I expect in terms of cost, minutes, data allowances, included wi-fi etc. I'll be in based in NY but travelling all over. [more inside]
posted by deeper red on Mar 23, 2011 - 24 answers

Any Android phone root mods or hacks?

LG Optimus V user here... My phone runs Android and I've rooted it and have gotten rid of some of the bloatware that was on it. Do any of you know any really good root hacks, mods, or other cool things you can do with a rooted Android phone?
posted by antgly on Mar 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Wifi, Cell Phones, and You

How does the radiation coming from a cell phone handset compare to wifi in terms of wavelength, frequency, intensity, power, and any other important parameters? How similar are they? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic on Mar 6, 2011 - 10 answers

Need a good phone + plan combo

Currently I'm on a RAZR V3x with a T-Mobile prepaid plan. I'm thinking of switching to a better phone, however the plan options look intimidating. [more inside]
posted by antgly on Mar 1, 2011 - 11 answers

Sim card in SE Asia

I'm going to be in SE Asia and would like to buy a sim card from a carrier that will work across the region. Specifically we'll be in Hong Kong, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia. Is there a carrier that operates in all those areas on a GSM phone: 850/900/1800/1900? Do I need separate sim cards for each nation?
posted by Keith Talent on Mar 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Android PAYGo That Doesn't Suck?

I want a good Pay As You Go phone on the CDMA network. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by 47triple2 on Feb 21, 2011 - 4 answers

So many phones!

What t-mobile smartphone should I get? [more inside]
posted by Arbac on Feb 21, 2011 - 13 answers

Mobile phone options for Africa to US calling?

Help me stay in touch with my baby while in Africa. [more inside]
posted by smelvis on Feb 21, 2011 - 16 answers

Co-worker from Cairo is stuck here, wants to get in touch with folks back home

Co-worker from Cairo is stuck here with an Egyptian Blackberry that has no service due to the government shutdown of cellular providers; what's the best way to get him un-incommunicado while here in DC? [more inside]
posted by Challahtronix on Jan 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Cell phone scam?

Why am I getting spammed by weird British text messages? I am not British! [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Jan 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Android to iPhone

Now that the Verizon iPhone is official, I'm going to be counting down the days until February 10th. I'd like your tips/advice/anecdotes about switching from Android to iPhone. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Jan 11, 2011 - 20 answers

Help me find a new cell phone plan

Help me find a new cheap-o cell phone plan that works in the US and Canada. [more inside]
posted by mhum on Jan 10, 2011 - 7 answers

I want a clever dumbphone.

I'm mostly happy with my Nokia 2330 (weeklong battery life, ultraslim and light candybar, disappears in my pocket, holds up to light abuse), but am getting tired of the slow messaging. The inbox and other sections/menus take forever to load, and I seem to type faster than the phone's little processor can handle. If the messaging was speedier, it would be perfect. But it isn't, and I'd like to upgrade. What should I be looking at next? I'd like to keep the features I like, but have a speedier phone. I only text and (barely) call. I will be prepaid with AT&T or T-Mobile.
posted by Xere on Jan 4, 2011 - 2 answers

Do you like your phone? Tell me about it!

I'm looking for a cheapish mobile phone that can do basic internet chores (facebook, email, basic web stuff). I can't afford a smartphone or the monthly contract that comes with them. I am in the UK. Do you have a phone in this category that you like/hate? What would you recommend? Extensive information about my personal needs and whims follows: [more inside]
posted by nowonmai on Dec 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Swapping SIM cards for European cell phone use. iPhone?

Help me get my hands on a cell phone that will work in Sweden, before I leave! GSM, SIM, micro-SIM, iPhones, oh my. [more inside]
posted by mokudekiru on Dec 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Flakes need friends, too...right?

Loaned a friend a smart phone and very soon afterward he dropped it in water. Help me to beanplate how to get over feeling irritated at my friend. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 23, 2010 - 36 answers

LG Cosmos cellphone manual sucks.

I just got the LG Cosmos on Verizon (not the LG Cosmos Touch), and the booklet it comes with is nearly useless. Anyone else have this phone? Help? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Dec 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Please help me to tell people I will not always be available to them

Please help me to politely tell people that I am not available 24/7 by phone. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Dec 22, 2010 - 62 answers

How can I put old text-parser or adventure games on my phone?

How can I put old text-parser or adventure games on my phone? [more inside]
posted by sarastro on Dec 18, 2010 - 6 answers

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