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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

Where to buy used cell phones in New York?

Are there any stores where I can buy used verizon cell phones in New York, preferably Manhattan or Brooklyn?
posted by boots on Aug 1, 2007 - 3 answers

iPhone Killers?

Are there any cellphone MP3 players that let you set an mp3 as a ringtone? I'm thinking of replacing my cellphone and mp3 player, but I refuse to buy a combo device that won't let me set an mp3 as a ringtone, because that's insane. I also want to be able to buy an unlocked handset and use it with whatever provider I want, rather then being a slave. (Can you tell I really don't like the cellphone industry?) [more inside]
posted by delmoi on Jul 6, 2007 - 26 answers

YouMailFilter: Where can I download fake telco "out of service" messages?

I've been loving YouMail for the past year, as a replacement for VerizonWireless' sucky voicemail, but I've only now started playing around with it's individualized greeting/"ditchmail" features. I'm looking to mess with my friends & co-workers minds using this feature. [more inside]
posted by melorama on Jun 17, 2007 - 8 answers

Subscriptionless cameraphone recommendations plz

CellphoneFilter: Can you recommend a good cellphone + camera that lets you upload the photos (usb, pref) without requiring cell service? Or is this the case with all of them? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on May 12, 2007 - 8 answers

Unlocking a cell phone that doesn't allow buttons to be pressed?

I have a locked Motorola phone that I bought while on vacation 'cause I liked the phone and it was cheap. Now that I'm no longer in Mexico, I'd like to continue using the phone. I bought an unlock code based on the IMEI and was told to punch it in with a SIM from a company that the phone isn't locked to. However, whenever I put a SIM in from another company, the display reads "No Sim" and doesn't allow me to press any buttons. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Manhasset on May 6, 2007 - 20 answers

How to access files on micro sd card in a LG enV phone?

I recently got the LG enV phone. Today I got a micro SD card and adapter for my computer. However, I can't figure out how to access the files on the card once the card is in the phone. [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay on Apr 1, 2007 - 6 answers

Finally making the jump to cellphone. Some questions...

Finally getting a cell phone. The only "feature" I care about is reception. I don't need any doodads, email, mp3s, video etc. etc--the only exception is I need to store 75 numbers or more. Price doesn't matter. What phone should I get? I'm in Toronto (east end/beaches) but am willing to buy thru eBay or whatever if necessary. Should I go with Rogers? Fido? Telus? (Refuse to go with Bell so that one's out). Lastly, I'm okay with doodads and whatnot as long as they don't affect reception so if you've got opinions on those, please share. I'm on a Mac.
posted by dobbs on Mar 27, 2007 - 17 answers

Conference calling, damn the man

So the big telcos are blocking freeconferencecall.com (read more here). Nasty corporations, this is outrageous, etc etc. Anyone got a quick and easy workaround (other than skype)?
posted by snortlebort on Mar 22, 2007 - 2 answers

Can you hear me NOW?

Where can I get a good, used, Cingular-compatible phone online? [more inside]
posted by CwgrlUp on Mar 17, 2007 - 17 answers

Which quad-band GSM phone should I start a T-Mobile account with?

Which quad-band T-Mobile (U.S.) phone should I buy? [more inside]
posted by stleric on Feb 14, 2007 - 8 answers

Is a Treo enough?

Is this plan better than the Treo? I have a Treo 700p, which I dig, don't get me wrong. I enjoy reading e-books, playing games, using online apps like Google Maps, Quickipedia, etc. But then I start to fondle my wife's ... phone. It's the uber-slick Katana. Normally, I'm the gadget-head in the house, but her phone is quite damn nice. Got me wondering... [more inside]
posted by Merdryn on Jan 16, 2007 - 4 answers

Faster Cell Phone Text Messaging, Please!

I have Verizon Wireless cell phone service. My phone is the LG9800 (aka "The V"). In order to send a text message to someone, I have to do the following: [more inside]
posted by abbyladybug on Jan 4, 2007 - 9 answers

Replacing Cingular phone?

My girlfriend recently damaged her Cingular phone and she needs a replacement. She wants a cheap one, so she's considering buying a pay-as-you-go phone and swapping out SIM cards so she can use her old service. My question is, will this work? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Nov 13, 2006 - 5 answers

What is the best device for cellphone and easy text messaging

My wife and I need a pair of Blackberry-type devices (which also function as cell phones) for lots of text-messaging between ourselves throughout the day. We were thinking we wanted Blackberries, but when we went to the Cingular store tonight (we're locked into a Cingular contract until February 2008) the clerk made it sound as though a Windows Mobile device would be better. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by jayder on Oct 25, 2006 - 17 answers

Misplaced Phone Rage

How much, if at all, should I follow up on a series of abusive calls and a text message received on my cellphone in the middle of the night, but not intended for me or anyone I know? [more inside]
posted by Danf on Aug 21, 2006 - 19 answers

Cell phone madness?

Is it possible to do this large group cell phone activity easily and affordably? [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Jul 26, 2006 - 8 answers

Good websites for cell phones?

What are the best websites to view on a mobile phone? I have a Samsung A900 and it has a pretty large viewing area, what websites would be best that are specifically formatted for cell phones? I am interested in any website that you can think of but specifically good news sites. Also any website that is leading the pack in UI for cell phones would be great. Also if you know any sites that aren't formatted for cell phones but still function well i'm interested.
posted by pwally on Jul 17, 2006 - 11 answers

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