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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

Help me call and surf for less

And to think I grew up with a rotary phone and a typewriter… I'm moving in November, and I'm trying to figure out what my best options are for phone and internet service (I won't be getting cable unless it’s free or something). I'm asking these questions together because I understand bundling isn't just for the Amish anymore;-) [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jul 7, 2006 - 12 answers

Missing Txtmsgs.

TxtmsgFilter: Why can't my best friend receive my txt msgs? [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on May 29, 2006 - 11 answers

Cellphone Radiation Paranoia

I like to carry my cellphone in a cargo pants pocket, on the outside of my body away from vital organs. I believe this is good for my health because the odds of microwaving my kidneys and intestines and all that other good stuff are reduced. Am I being crazy?
posted by clango on May 12, 2006 - 36 answers

Spam Text Messages

I'm getting spam text messages to my phone. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Apr 5, 2006 - 14 answers

Russian/foreign cell phones

I accidentally spilled some water on my girlfriend's cell phone (a Motorola Razr), and it stopped working. I'd like to get her a new one to replace it, but there's a wrinkle: [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Mar 12, 2006 - 13 answers

Cool mobile phone worth waiting for?

Thinking of replacing my cellphone soon, but wondering if I should be waiting for the next big thing... [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Feb 7, 2006 - 7 answers

A Mac-Lovin' Cellphone

Having read this prior question, I'd like to pose something similar in the hope that six months of iSync 2.1 experience will better inform the answer. I'm looking for a phone that painlessly syncs with iSync 2.1, preferably via Bluetooth. I'm not interested in email access, or a camera, or any sort of browsing. Bonus points for T-Mobile affiliation.
posted by boombot on Dec 30, 2005 - 9 answers

Cell Phone Help

Can my cell phone be fixed? [more inside]
posted by benkolb on Oct 6, 2005 - 3 answers

Use of European cell phone in the US - how?

Temporary use of European cell phone in the US – how? [more inside]
posted by AwkwardPause on Sep 26, 2005 - 10 answers

Corporate extortion

Advice needed on resolving what I consider essentially an attempt at extortion by Vesta Corporation (processors for prepaid Cingular cellphones). [more inside]
posted by Justinian on Jul 25, 2005 - 9 answers

Have Cell Phone, Will Travel

I currently live in Iceland but I'm immigrating to the US this summer. I have a cell phone that I'm quite attached to (Nokia 2650) and would like to be able to use it in the US (I'm moving to NYC or Boston, if that matters any). Googling for info has told me that this is impossible. Is there something I can do or will have to resign myself to getting another handset when I've moved to the US?
posted by Kattullus on May 14, 2005 - 16 answers

cellphone filter

Twofold question: 1) any way for me to get out of my two year contract with at&t? 2) sidekick II a good idea? more in the extended... [more inside]
posted by whatitis on May 10, 2005 - 11 answers

Can I purchase a used cell phone?

Can I purchase either a used or new mobile phone from someone other than my provider and have it activated on my current account? [more inside]
posted by item on Mar 14, 2005 - 8 answers

Caller ID on cell phones

Do any cell phones do name & number Caller ID for numbers that aren't already in the phone's address book? Or are all cell phones number-only?
posted by stopgap on Mar 4, 2005 - 14 answers

Emailing Photos to Picture Phones?

Is there any way to email a photo from a computer to a Verizon picture phone?
posted by Pinwheel on Mar 1, 2005 - 2 answers

Help us pick a shared cell phone plan.

Me and my spouse are looking to get a shared cell phone plan. What plans and phones would you recommend. Any plans to stay away from? Guide me with your wisdom.
posted by chiababe on Feb 10, 2005 - 20 answers

What does "unlocked" mean when referring to a cell phone?

Cell phone(s): Can anyone tell me what "unlocked" means when referring to a cell phone? I see this on eBay quite a bit.
posted by johnj on Feb 2, 2005 - 8 answers

Special Cell Phone

I am trying to find a cell phone suited to someone with osteo arthritis and reduced vision [more inside] [more inside]
posted by tomble on Jan 25, 2005 - 4 answers

Help me cancel my Japanese cellphone contract

I have a cellphone contract with J-Phone in Tokyo that just renewed itself for another year. The problem with that is that I'm no longer in Tokyo. The English J-Phone website says I must report in person to cancel my contract. This is not a possibility. Is there another option I have for canceling this contract? [more inside]
posted by deafmute on Jan 25, 2005 - 2 answers

Why does my computer make noise when my cell phone rings?

Does anyone have a theory as to why my computer might make little rhythmic noises for a few moments when, (a) my cell phone is at a minimum 12" near it, and (b) my cell phone is receiving an incoming call? It also does it when I receive or send text messages...
posted by Specklet on Jan 4, 2005 - 20 answers

Car accident

I'm pretty damned sure that it was the District Attorney of this town that almost hit me with his SUV the other day. Should I write him a letter? [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Dec 23, 2004 - 39 answers

Problem syncing Treo 600 with Mac

I have a Treo 600. I was using Mac OSX Palm HotSync to sync the phone, and started to have some problems here and there. Went ahead and set up Apple's Isync to handle the task, and now my Palm "To Do" list does not sync in the process. Anyone know what gives or how to get my "To Do" to sync via Isync?
posted by sharksandwich on Dec 1, 2004 - 2 answers

WHat band is used for mobile phones in Syria? Who do you get a SIM card from?

Mobile phones in Syria. Anybody happen to know what band they use over there/what company one could get a sim card from if one was going to stay there for a year?
posted by Mossy on Nov 26, 2004 - 2 answers

Recommend good deals on disposable phones in the UK & France.

European disposable mobile phones: My parents, who are American, are going to Edinburgh, London & Paris later this week. They've asked me what I know about disposable/rentable phones since their phones won't work over there. I know nothing. So now I'm asking all of you: What do you know about good deals on disposable/rentable phones in the UK & France? (I believe they're looking to use the phones for a period of 7-10 days, and if it makes things simpler I think they are willing to do without during the French portion of the trip if necessary)
posted by bcwinters on Oct 10, 2004 - 7 answers

Mobile Skype

What would I need to get Skype to function on a pda or mobile phone?
posted by timyang on Oct 6, 2004 - 3 answers

Can You Hear Me?

I just moved 15 minutes from where I used to live and my cell phone is suddenly getting bad reception (Motorola v120t). Can buying a new phone help me to get better reception in this town without changing service providers?
posted by TurkishGolds on Oct 1, 2004 - 6 answers

Are there any websites with mobile phone application reviews?

Are there any websites with mobile phone application reviews? I have a Verizon Wireless phone and most of the games applications on Get It Now! don't have demos, and I don't want to pay money just to find out that a game stinks.
posted by internal on Sep 24, 2004 - 1 answer

Setting up a French bank account and mobile phone

I'm studying abroad in Paris for the year, leaving in a little more than a week. What's the best way to set up and bank account and a mobile phone service from the states? [more inside]
posted by themadjuggler on Aug 24, 2004 - 15 answers

Headset Adapters

cellphonefilter: I recently purchased a Sony Ericsson T637, and was unhappy to find that it does not have a standard 2.5 mm headset adapter, but rather some proprietary thing. According to SE's site, my only choices are a few cheap earbud/dangly microphone sets or an expensive Bluetooth one. [contemplating my options inside] [more inside]
posted by rorycberger on Aug 9, 2004 - 4 answers

Incoming Charges on Mobile Phones

Why do US mobile phone companies get away with charging for incoming calls and SMS/MMS? What can customers do about it?
posted by brownpau on Aug 3, 2004 - 14 answers

Does anyone know of any sites which host photo collections from peoples mobiles/cellphones ?

does anyone know of any sites which host photo collections from peoples mobiles/cellphones ?
posted by sgt.serenity on Jul 8, 2004 - 9 answers

How do I obtain a cellphone for an area code I don't yet live in?

Is there a way to obtain a cell phone for an area code where I do not live (yet)? [more inside]
posted by falconred on Jul 7, 2004 - 27 answers

Cell phones or headsets that sit on the fingers and mimic the 'talking on the phone' hand signal?

There exist cell phones (or plug-in headsets, maybe) that you put on your hand and use just by making the international "talking on the phone" sign. When I asked a friend who's been to Japan about them today, he said he'd seen them on the streets several times, and not just by children or the like. What're they called?
posted by abcde on Jun 19, 2004 - 1 answer

Time to Buy a Cellphone

I've decided to enter the 21st century and finally get a cellphone. Any recommendations on service and brands? I just read a Consumer Report that was beyond inconclusive. Can anyone tell me what service they have and why they like it...? [more inside]
posted by Slimemonster on Jun 3, 2004 - 11 answers

On my LG cell phone, is there a way to add contacts by typing on my computer rather than on the phone itself?

Cell phone question. Got an LG from Verizon -- but I suck at typing on phones, and the thought of entering the umpteen dozens of contacts I have has scared me from entering all but a few.

When I was on T-Mobile, you could add contacts online. Is there any quick and easy way for me to do something like this? I just want to type them, since it would take me six and a half years to enter them manually.
posted by oissubke on May 28, 2004 - 5 answers

Is there a way to hook my cell phone into my home phone system so I can lose the land line but keep ReplayTV?

I remember reading a few years (months? internet time is odd) back about devices that you could use to convert your cell phone so it could hook into your home phone system. I'm not using my land line very much except for my ReplayTV to dial up at night. Has anyone used one of these devices or can someone offer another solution? This Replay can't use my ethernet without major reconstructive surgery.
posted by spynotebook on Mar 17, 2004 - 6 answers

Is bluetooth worth the hype?

Is bluetooth worth the hype? I am in the process of changing cell carriers, and I am going from CDMA (Sprint) to GSM (T-Mobile) so I can't keep my phone. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by benjh on Mar 4, 2004 - 13 answers

Help with online photo galleries and cell phones.

Question about online photo galleries and cell phones: my brother wants to go from computerphobe to blogger in one day. [I, M] [more inside]
posted by Hildago on Feb 28, 2004 - 9 answers

Cingular Cellphone

I'm buying my first cell phone now that my commute is changing from 5 minutes to 60. I want to send instant messages with the option of using an actual phone, I want it to be as cheap as possible, and I'd like to be with Cingular. The hiptop has arched my brow since it came out, but I'm not sure I'd like being on T-Mobile's network. Any thoughts?
posted by jragon on Feb 23, 2004 - 17 answers

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