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Lightning Fixed My Landline. Really?

Could a bolt of lightning have fixed my landline? [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk on Jul 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Need a new cell provider..

What GSM cell provider should I port my number to? [more inside]
posted by mistikle on Jun 6, 2011 - 11 answers

T-Mobile won't waive early termination fee for moving abroad?

I'm about to move out of the country, but T-Mobile says they won't waive the early termination fee. Three questions: a) Really? b) Is there nothing that can be done? c) Will I be able to use the G2 in Germany? [more inside]
posted by muckster on May 12, 2011 - 14 answers

Straight out of the box: smartphone(s) that can...

Which current smartphone in the market plays FLAC files, has crossfade, has 10-band equalizer, and can either grab folder.jpg/cover.jpg from the same folder or display embedded artwork of any size straight out of the box? [more inside]
posted by querty on Apr 19, 2011 - 8 answers

You are receiving a call from [BLOCKED NUMBER]

Why don't cell phone companies block anonymous calls? [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Mar 23, 2011 - 15 answers

Should I cut the cord?

Talk me in to (or out of) ditching my landline... [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Feb 28, 2011 - 52 answers

Phoning home from Indonesia?

Mobile phone for Indonesia? [more inside]
posted by brokeaspoke on Feb 22, 2011 - 3 answers

Timekeeping for Virtual Assistants, and Complicated Cell Phone Questions.

How can I best keep track of my time when working remotely for another party? I'll be responding to inquiries by cell phone, and double-checking to make sure insurance information is kosher. But I have a problem: I have no idea how to keep track of my time. [more inside]
posted by thelastcamel on Feb 10, 2011 - 5 answers

Phone contract’s done. And soon I will own my own cell. Now what?

I just bought a Garminfone (T-mobile version) over ebay, open box, never used, from a seller with a near perfect rating. It will arrive in a few days, and I have a few questions about how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by Violet Blue on Dec 1, 2010 - 9 answers

Why is this shit so confusing?

Someone explain my phone upgrade eligibility to me (Sprint). [more inside]
posted by JimBennett on Nov 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Not a Virgin Mobile Virgin

What's a cell phone plan comparable in scope and price to Virgin Mobile's $25/month? [more inside]
posted by spamguy on Nov 24, 2010 - 7 answers

magnet phones - how do they work?

My colleague's new mobile phone produces a weak magnetic effect. What's the science at work here? [more inside]
posted by CRM114 on Nov 18, 2010 - 16 answers

Smartphones for oldies

What model of smartphone can I get for my mom to easily check email, take calls, and not much else? She's on Verizon. We probably won't wait for the iphone to come to Verizon in 2011. [more inside]
posted by prior on Oct 14, 2010 - 7 answers

How many Droids we got on this ship anyhow?!

New smartphone user needs help choosing between the Droid Incredible, Droid X, and waiting on a Droid 2. [more inside]
posted by aheckler on Jul 2, 2010 - 12 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

Call all HTC phone owners

Name that Android App [more inside]
posted by 543DoublePlay on Apr 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Cell phone signal boosters?

Cell phone boosters: what product will work for both Edge and 3G phones? [more inside]
posted by crickets on Mar 4, 2010 - 1 answer

Help me receive text messages from people on all cell networks.

After porting a number from Virgin Mobile to Page Plus, I don't receive text messages from people on the AT&T network. [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Dec 23, 2009 - 19 answers

It wasn't me!

I got a T-Mobile Shadow today and I'm concerned that the battery water indicator has already been tripped. The indicator is a pink and white checker pattern but it looks really dark to the naked eye. Are they usually this dark or has it been tripped? (For reference, I have the latest Black/Burgundy T-Mobile Shadow (II) running WinMo 6.1.) Thanks!
posted by 47triple2 on Dec 10, 2009 - 5 answers

What do you use your cell phone for?

What do you use your cell phone for? [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Nov 27, 2009 - 43 answers

I hate the sound of your voice.

I don't want people to leave me messages. What's the best way to say this in my outgoing message? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on Sep 16, 2009 - 43 answers

Which cell phone carrier is best for making calls from Eastern Europe to the US?

My father, a physician, is going on an European cruise through Denmark, Russia, Finland, Estonia, Norway, Sweden, and Georgia. He needs a cell phone plan that will allow him to call his patients here in the U.S. from each of those countries. He will be on this trip for roughly two weeks. He is more concerned about connectivity in each country, rather than price. What would be his best option?
posted by invisible ink on Aug 5, 2009 - 18 answers

Roaming in Europe?

[CellPhoneFilter] How does international roaming work in Europe? [more inside]
posted by trokair on Jul 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Cellphone Version of a Hummer?

Does anyone have experience with mil-spec cellphones? [more inside]
posted by Danf on Jul 1, 2009 - 7 answers

A Yankee needs an Eastern European Blackberry

How can I (an American) get a Blackberry with an Eastern European number with unlimited data. [more inside]
posted by ps6000 on Jun 10, 2009 - 1 answer

Cellphone for Grandma

Which of 3 cellphones should my mom (75) pick -- Motorola Moto W755, Samsung SCHU430, or LG VX8360? [more inside]
posted by msalt on Jan 9, 2009 - 4 answers

Which cell network works best in San Francisco?

San Francisco MeFi-ers: Verizon? T-Mobile? Almost out of our contract period with AT&T. Should we switch or hang in there? [more inside]
posted by jasper411 on Dec 16, 2008 - 17 answers

What do outgoing phone rings mean?

Usually, when you call somebody's cell phone and hear a beep after each ring, it means they are on the phone with somebody else. Are there any other ring indicators like that? [more inside]
posted by timory on Dec 14, 2008 - 7 answers

I need a tech work around.

Can I make my Sprint Blackberry work with my Verizon Wireless account? [more inside]
posted by brookeb on Nov 16, 2008 - 3 answers

Turn my Q into a Curve

I've got an aging Motorola Q on Verizon. Someone just gave me a Blackberry Curve that was on ATT. How can I use the Curve? [more inside]
posted by trbrts on Oct 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Other than the iPhone, is there an AT&T phone for me?

Can anyone recommend a "smartphone" for me, or should I just give in and get the iPhone? I'm using GrandCentral and AT&T. [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Oct 19, 2008 - 25 answers

How do I get my LG Dare phone to stop talking?

How do I get my LG Dare phone to stop talking? [more inside]
posted by zembla3 on Sep 13, 2008 - 2 answers

Mourning Suncom

Tmobile just bought out Suncom in North Carolina. I had Suncom. Our cell phone plan was the Unplan, which had unlimited minutes in our region. What's gonna happen to my sweet deal? [more inside]
posted by konolia on Sep 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Set Me Free.

I want to unlock my Blackberry Curve. Any free solutions? How do sellers come up with these unlock codes anyway? [more inside]
posted by PFL on Aug 7, 2008 - 7 answers

Can I liberate myself from Bell yet?

Is there any chance I can get out of my Bell cell phone contract as a result of their institution of fees for incoming text messages? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jul 31, 2008 - 4 answers

Samsung f700 vs AT&T Tilt

Smartphone Comparison: Samsung f700 vs AT&T Tilt [more inside]
posted by Nickel on Jul 28, 2008 - 3 answers

need a *loud* phone

which unlocked gsm phones have the loudest volume, for both sending and receiving? [more inside]
posted by jeffcovey on Jul 27, 2008 - 5 answers

GSM Unlock

There plenty of sites which offer unlocking service for a gsm phone. Are there some services or methods that are superior to others? I have read that unlocking has occasionally resulted compromised phone features. Any suggestions or recommendations? It's a Motorola Razr.
posted by Neiltupper on Jul 14, 2008 - 6 answers

Should we buy cellphones for $5 or not?

The AT&T Pay As You Go "go phone" has a Motorola C168i with a color screen, at Best Buy or Radio Shack they cost $15 cash and come with $10 worth of airtime. Even if they are Made In China, can the Motorola phone itself only cost $5 US to manufacture? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Jul 5, 2008 - 11 answers

Neat uses of the mobile web by media outlets?

What are some unique uses of the mobile web by television networks/individual shows, magazines and newspapers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2008 - 4 answers

Find me an AT&T/Cingular cellphone that doesn't suck.

Help me buy a new AT&T/Cingular cellphone that doesn't suck? I need reliability, general feature quality, and (ideally) calendar synchronization, don't need outrageous expense... [more inside]
posted by paultopia on May 20, 2008 - 16 answers

help for the technologically callenged, please

Please help me find a cell phone plan. (Please make it not be with Verizon) [more inside]
posted by raztaj on May 20, 2008 - 10 answers

What cell phone/plan do you use?

Ok, Seriously. What is the best US cell phone plan/company/phone/method of doing business? [more inside]
posted by idledebonair on Feb 8, 2008 - 28 answers

Help me get smart about smartphones

I'm looking to make the switch from a cell phone and PDA to a smartphone. You are not my personal IT department, but I'd love to hear your recommendations anyway. [more inside]
posted by shallowcenter on Jan 22, 2008 - 29 answers

What are the best disposable phone options?

What are the best disposable phone options? [more inside]
posted by adi on Dec 28, 2007 - 8 answers

Computing capabilities of a generic cell phone?

What are the computing capabilities of a generic cell phone? [more inside]
posted by ElfWord on Nov 27, 2007 - 15 answers

Got a canvas, got some paint, where's my mobile phone brush?

Where's my mobile phone brush? Cell phone, yo -- how 'come there don't seem to be any such apps, even on the so-called smartphones. I know the Palm One units have available apps and I would imagine so would the Windows Mobile ones, but what about java-based phones? Am I missing some huge repository of apps or something? [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless on Sep 27, 2007 - 6 answers

Local living in South Africa

SouthAfricaFilter: Do you / have you lived in ZA? I've recently moved here and I have questions. Also, general questions on cell phone usage across the continent... [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Aug 23, 2007 - 5 answers

Cell phone with great sound quality on AT&T?

Cell phone recommendation: All I'm looking for is the best sound quality and a clock that is easily readable without opening the phone. I'm on AT&T. [more inside]
posted by coffee and minarets on Aug 8, 2007 - 7 answers

Why Am I Unknown Caller with Cricket Cell Phone?

Why does my cell phone number show up as "unknown caller" or "unavailable" to EVERYONE I call? [more inside]
posted by marxchivist on Aug 1, 2007 - 10 answers

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