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).
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]
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]
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]
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.
Tips on traveling to Oxford, England, especially regarding phone and internet? [more inside]
Help me choose some sort of mobile computing device to use while bike touring and vacationing. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Recommendations for an AT&T cell phone like the LG Xenon only more reliable please. [more inside]
Will a Taiwanese 3G cell phone work in the United States for data? [more inside]
Does leaving my phone's car charger plugged in to the car at all times significantly drain my car's battery? [more inside]
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]
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]
How do children learn phone etiquette in a world with no landlines? [more inside]
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?
Nexus One: How difficult will this be & how much am I actually going to pay? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
What is the best current option for tethering a cell phone to a computer? [more inside]
Why do my powered computer speakers pick up interference from my cellphone, and can I make them stop? [more inside]
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]
How satisfied are you with T-Mobile USA's reception and coverage? [more inside]
Help me decide whether to buy a Nexus One. Unusual questions about switching service providers, SIMs, and international options inside. [more inside]
What is a good smart-ish phone usable with Verizon's inexpensive data plan? [more inside]
Hello, is this you? Yes it's me. Oh, sorry, I was looking for a different you. With your same number. And first name.
Is someone spoofing my cell phone number (and first name)? If so, why? And does this have any impact on my cell phone contract? [more inside]
I'm going to Spain for a bit and want, if possible, to get a pay-as-you-go Spainish sim card for my (unlocked) iPhone that will allow me to use data at a reasonable price. Does anyone know if such a product exists in Spain? I don't speak Spanish so bonus points if it's possible to buy one over the internet and have it shipped to me in the UK (though I know that's unlikely)... [more inside]
My cell phone was stolen. Sprint Family Locator has tracked it to a specific address. What should I do? [more inside]
Which French prepaid SIM to buy? [more inside]
A friend lost her phone (ordinary cell, not smart) in Europe (Greece) and is distraught (has no money to speak of). I told her I'd send her one of my old ones, but the chances of getting it to work there (and finding charger) are slim, I suppose. I want to buy a new one and just send over and not worry. However, I don't want her to know it's "new." She'd freak. So. What's the easiest, not terribly expensive, non U.S.-centric option? Any other insight greatly appreciated. (I'm obviously not cell phone-savvy and yes, I googled, but got flummoxed). many thanks.
How do I set a new default alarm sound on my Verizon Blitz phone? [more inside]
Need some general rules of thumb about getting kids cellphones [more inside]
I have a USB charger for my phone and another for my MP3 player. Can I use one for both without fear of damaging my two most favoritest electronic devices? [more inside]
So, apparently I need to get a smartphone. I'm not 100% sure that I really "need" to, but browsing the web on the tiny screen of my current phone is not a fun experience. I'm overwhelmed by the options available and need some guidance on my next steps choosing a phone and the network provider for me and my wife. [more inside]
My lady has AT&T cellular with internet capability. She also has a very nice laptop, thanks to me. She live in remote Idaho and has no internet options other than dialup. Can she use her phone to power her laptop? I'm good with computers but know nothing about cellphones. Can this be done? What connectors, etc might she need? Basic, decent speed web access would be all she needs. As she has nothing now to her laptop, I don't think that download limits would be a problem. Just typical surfing with video and audio. Can she port the phone access to a wireless connection to her laptop? If you come up with a reasonable solution, I will probably get laid. Hah! No, I actually just love her and would like to expand her world.