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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

Prepaid cell phone in the US?

Looking for a prepaid phone in the US. [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Oct 19, 2010 - 5 answers

iPad data plan + At&t compatible android + prepaid voice = ?

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 - 5 answers

How can I exorcize the poltergeist living in my phone?

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 - 3 answers

Which phones work in Canada and England?

Which smartphones (if any) can I buy and use in Canada and then take to and use in England? [more inside]
posted by legendarygirlfriend on Oct 3, 2010 - 7 answers

What are your experiences using Virgin Mobile in Oakland, CA?

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 - 2 answers

Help me choose my thesis topic, which exists somewhere in the confluence of techno-sociology, media studies, developmental psychology, and the study of attention.

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 - 5 answers

'This number has been disconnected' sounds horrible to me

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 - 14 answers

Cell Phone/Provider Recommendation

Complex cell phone recommendation question... [more inside]
posted by saladin on Sep 28, 2010 - 10 answers

We're in the Future in Western Nebraska

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 - 7 answers

Can you hear me? Now?

[New Smartphone Selection Filter] Droid X vs Droid 2 vs ??? Help me decide! [more inside]
posted by PlutoniumX on Sep 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Cheap cellphone + travel = family not freaking out = profit!

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 - 4 answers

Please help my nice travel to Peru/Ecuador/Mexico

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 - 7 answers

Who can I trust?

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 - 6 answers

Evil company is evil

Blind rage- what can I do? [more inside]
posted by janelikes on Sep 2, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me pick a phone.

Please help me pick a mobile phone/carrier in the US. [more inside]
posted by and hey Charlie on Aug 31, 2010 - 11 answers

How to text in Japanese?

Foreign-language texting on non-iPhones? [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Aug 27, 2010 - 2 answers

Do they not make them like they used to?

Is it possible to replace the battery in a cell phone or do I have to buy a whole new phone? [more inside]
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! on Aug 25, 2010 - 14 answers

What is the most effective way for me to end up with the most consumer-friendly result when purchasing an Android phone?

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 - 11 answers

First fine phone

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 - 21 answers

Cheap minimalistic CDMA phone?

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 - 5 answers

****ing batteries, how do they work?

Questions about priming a new battery to maximize its efficiency. [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Aug 18, 2010 - 5 answers

cell phone insurance under home owner insurance?

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 - 17 answers

Can he eat his cake and eat it too, cellphone-wise?

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 - 12 answers

Not so smart smartphone

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 - 5 answers

Super-cheap cell phone in Montreal?

Super-cheap pre-paid cell phone in Montreal, Canada? [more inside]
posted by 4midori on Jul 20, 2010 - 3 answers

What cell phone is the best... phone?

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 - 13 answers

Mic not working on Palm Pre.

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 - 5 answers

How can I put the extra money on my prepaid phone plan to work?

How can I put the extra money on my prepaid phone plan to work? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Jul 8, 2010 - 8 answers

cellphone overseas

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 - 12 answers

cheapskate + X = smartphone

Help me evaluate my options for getting a used smartphone with no contract. [more inside]
posted by dilettante on Jun 24, 2010 - 19 answers

Do you trust 3rd party smartphone batteries?

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 - 8 answers

Tri-Band Cellphone in Thailand

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 - 3 answers

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