We just switched over our cell phone accounts, got the Samsung smartphone, and are happy as clams except... [more inside]
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]
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.
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?
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?
Is there a sport-friendly armband that will fit Huawei Ascend and my plush arm? Amazon preferred & $35 or less, if possible. [more inside]
What GSM cell provider should I port my number to? [more inside]
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!
I'm looking for recommendations for a cheapish, basic, reliable phone. I'm in the UK. [more inside]
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]
What is the best T-Mobile phone that is both: relatively cheap (sub-$200) and has a good QWERTY keyboard? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Why does my iPhone forget it has a SIM card when I keep it in my pocket? [more inside]
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]
AT&T be gone. What are my options to have a land line at home? Can I use the phones I have? [more inside]
Confused about my new Samsung cell phone.. [more inside]
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]
I want a dock-ready iPhone 4 case with a holster that will be protective but not overkill. Recommend me one? [more inside]
What should I look out for if I want to purchase a smartphone from eBay for activation on Sprint's network? [more inside]
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]
Adding another language T9 dictionary to an LG GX200? [more inside]
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]
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]
Why do web sites that send me text messages need to know my carrier? [more inside]
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]
Which movie had a cell phone ringtone that sounded like this? [more inside]
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]
How can I document/print/transfer text messages from a Straighttalk LG220C phone? [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
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]
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?
I want a good Pay As You Go phone on the CDMA network. Suggestions? [more inside]
What t-mobile smartphone should I get? [more inside]
Help me stay in touch with my baby while in Africa. [more inside]
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]
Why am I getting spammed by weird British text messages? I am not British! [more inside]
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]
Help me find a new cheap-o cell phone plan that works in the US and Canada. [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
Please help me to politely tell people that I am not available 24/7 by phone. [more inside]
How can I put old text-parser or adventure games on my phone? [more inside]