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]
I'd like to play mp3/audiobooks from my phone through my car's stereo without using wires. [more inside]
Using cell phone with T-Mobile and wondering - do names and the number show up on a landline Caller ID?
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]
I would like some help choosing a phone! Some snowflake (and long details) inside. [more inside]
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]
My girlfriend got a used iPhone for her birthday! Now what? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Help me wage war against my cellular provider. [more inside]
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]
Any suggestions on what I can do if I have a complaint on an authorized agent of AT&T Wireless? [more inside]
Questions about a prepaid SIM for iPhone in Czech Republic, Turkey, Slovakia, and Hungary. [more inside]
Looking for a prepaid phone in the US. [more inside]
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?
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]
Which smartphones (if any) can I buy and use in Canada and then take to and use in England? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Complex cell phone recommendation question... [more inside]
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]
[New Smartphone Selection Filter] Droid X vs Droid 2 vs ??? Help me decide! [more inside]
What are the cheapest options for pre-paid cellphones for a traveler in the US and UK? [more inside]
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]
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]
Blind rage- what can I do? [more inside]
Please help me pick a mobile phone/carrier in the US. [more inside]
Foreign-language texting on non-iPhones? [more inside]
Is it possible to replace the battery in a cell phone or do I have to buy a whole new phone? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Questions about priming a new battery to maximize its efficiency. [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
Super-cheap pre-paid cell phone in Montreal, Canada? [more inside]
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]
Palm Pre problem: people I'm talking to can't hear me but I can hear them. [more inside]
How can I put the extra money on my prepaid phone plan to work? [more inside]
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.
Help me evaluate my options for getting a used smartphone with no contract. [more inside]
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).