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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

Disposable cell phone

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 - 8 answers

Am I an Android?

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 - 11 answers

Rent or buy cell phone for short-term use in Europe?

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 - 7 answers

traveling to oxford

Tips on traveling to Oxford, England, especially regarding phone and internet? [more inside]
posted by ms.codex on Jun 12, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me choose a mobile computing device

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 - 3 answers

I once had a banquet of streaming radio, now I have only crumbs.

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 - 9 answers

Hmmm, pay you people $50 a month or buld a short wave radio out of a razor blade and pencil lead using a Swiss army knife...

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 - 13 answers

Suggestions for cell-phones with full keypads

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 - 21 answers

How to migrate to a new cell phone when the old one doesn't have a SIM card?

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 - 3 answers

A more reliable version of the LG Xenon?

Recommendations for an AT&T cell phone like the LG Xenon only more reliable please. [more inside]
posted by ifjuly on Jun 2, 2010 - 2 answers

Will a Taiwanese 3G cell phone work in the United States?

Will a Taiwanese 3G cell phone work in the United States for data? [more inside]
posted by chengjih on May 26, 2010 - 2 answers

A few volts here, a few amps there, and before you know it there might be nothing left!

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 - 22 answers

Can I use Google Voice for voicemail without a real phone number?

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 - 8 answers

Cellphone service when traveling to Europe/Africa.

My friend will be traveling through Europe for a month and then Africa for another month, but needs help with getting a cell phone. . . [more inside]
posted by mephesta on Apr 29, 2010 - 3 answers

Smith residence, Sally speaking!

How do children learn phone etiquette in a world with no landlines? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 26, 2010 - 22 answers

Is it safe to share a phone's MEID with someone else?

I'm selling a cell phone on eBay. Someone just emailed me asking for the MEID so they can check it against the service provider. Is it safe for me to divulge this information, and would it be ok to post it in the actual listing?
posted by Ziggy Zaga on Apr 24, 2010 - 2 answers

Nexus One!

Nexus One: How difficult will this be & how much am I actually going to pay? [more inside]
posted by three bear minimum on Apr 17, 2010 - 7 answers

Your Business card doesn't say if your prefer Dinner or a Movie.

An attractive female handed me her business card. It has her mobile number on it. Whats the best way to ask her on a date (Best = highest % of success, lowest possible creepy factor)? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Apr 14, 2010 - 38 answers

How can I record calls easily on my cell phone?

I'm looking for a device or setup that will allow me to record calls on a cell phone (preferably using the 2.5" headset jack). Radio shack seems to have recently discontinued their Wireless Phone Recording Controller, Cat. #17-855, which is exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for. Can anyone point me to a similar item? [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo on Apr 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Temporary cell phone w/SMS in China (Beijing)?

What are my best options for a temporary (3 week), prepaid cell phone with text messaging while on a trip to Beijing and Xi'an? [more inside]
posted by yukonho on Apr 7, 2010 - 3 answers

"Tethering" is a word that doesn't fare well being repeated over and over.

What is the best current option for tethering a cell phone to a computer? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Apr 7, 2010 - 17 answers

Gremlins in my speakers

Why do my powered computer speakers pick up interference from my cellphone, and can I make them stop? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Apr 6, 2010 - 12 answers

Getting voice mail when cell tower is down?

If a cell tower is down because of sever weather / power outage, would I still be able to get to a person's voice mail when I call their cell phone? [more inside]
posted by friendlyjuan on Apr 5, 2010 - 18 answers

In general, how good is T-Mobile's reception?

How satisfied are you with T-Mobile USA's reception and coverage? [more inside]
posted by puritycontrol on Apr 4, 2010 - 43 answers

I need more than just a product brochure

Help me decide whether to buy a Nexus One. Unusual questions about switching service providers, SIMs, and international options inside. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Mar 25, 2010 - 22 answers

Smart-ish cell phone recommendation?

What is a good smart-ish phone usable with Verizon's inexpensive data plan? [more inside]
posted by medusa on Mar 23, 2010 - 13 answers

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