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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

How do I play mp3's from my phone to my car's aux input via bluetooth?

I'd like to play mp3/audiobooks from my phone through my car's stereo without using wires. [more inside]
posted by maulik on Dec 17, 2010 - 8 answers

T-Mobile Caller ID on Landline Phones?

Using cell phone with T-Mobile and wondering - do names and the number show up on a landline Caller ID?
posted by Gerard Sorme on Dec 15, 2010 - 11 answers

How do prepaid cell phone cards work when you are away from home?

It's 2010 and I still don't understand how cell phones work. Can you avoid long distance charges by using prepaid cell phone cards? Simpleton details within. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Dec 14, 2010 - 13 answers

Best Buy Smart Phone Deal?

I would like some help choosing a phone! Some snowflake (and long details) inside. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Dec 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Which cellphone contract does a roadie get?

Cellphone-Contract-Filter. 3 1/2 overpriced years w/T-Mobile is about to end (yay!). I have a gypsy-ish career and am clueless about where to get. Please advise! (special snowflake details inside) [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Dec 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Free iPhone! Now what?

My girlfriend got a used iPhone for her birthday! Now what? [more inside]
posted by saladin on Dec 2, 2010 - 4 answers

I just want to organize my time, not spend it shopping for phones

A world of mobile choices, and none of them fits. How can I find an affordable basic camera phone without a data plan that lets me back up its data? [more inside]
posted by Hardcore Poser on Nov 28, 2010 - 17 answers

Call forwarding on a cell phone and phone records

Hi MeFites! I was wondering if anyone can enlighten me on how call forwarding on my cell phone will show up on phone records. Also, is it possible to call someone while routing through the original number (from the forwarded-to phone)? How would this show up on phone records? By the way, the phone records I will be talking about are on AT&T and are on the online website. If anyone knows ways to circumvent AT&T's tracking, I would like to hear that as well. One last question: Will simply enabling call forwarding itself change anything on the phone records and is this visible on the records? [more inside]
posted by hotchocolate on Nov 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Getting it all in a single cheap cell phone, with a single cheap cell phone plan. Possible?

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 - 18 answers

Can you help me make Dan Hesse's life hell?

Help me wage war against my cellular provider. [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Nov 17, 2010 - 13 answers

Nexus One + Softbank Rental SIM + Japan = Affordable data access?

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 - 2 answers

I got ripped off by an authorized agent of AT&T.

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 - 6 answers

SIM card for iPhone in E. Europe?

Questions about a prepaid SIM for iPhone in Czech Republic, Turkey, Slovakia, and Hungary. [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Oct 28, 2010 - 0 answers

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