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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Is there any way to email a photo from a computer to a Verizon picture phone?
posted by Pinwheel
on Mar 1, 2005 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
What would I need to get Skype to function on a pda or mobile phone?
posted by timyang
on Oct 6, 2004 -
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 -
Are there any websites with mobile phone application reviews? I have a Verizon Wireless phone and most of the
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
does anyone know of any sites which host photo collections from peoples mobiles/cellphones ?
posted by sgt.serenity
on Jul 8, 2004 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I just switched to a new Cell Phone provider and I'm tempted to play with WAP. I have a bunch of questions to ask of anyone who's used it especialy by way of T-MObile's T-Zone service...[more] [more inside]
posted by Fupped Duck
on Feb 17, 2004 -
I'm in the market for a new cell phone, and I'm trying to find some knowledgable reviewers (particularly of carriers and coverage). [more inside] [more inside]
posted by keswick
on Feb 2, 2004 -
I got a new cell phone, and my old one was deactivated and handed back to me. Is there any way to make an orphaned, numberless Nokia useful again (for when Sprint's coverage fades, like it has all this weekend) without signing a contract for a monthly fee? TracFone makes you buy a new phone, which is the opposite of what I'm looking for. Prepaid long distance cards seem to be only for land lines. Am I missing the magic google search term?
posted by Alylex
on Feb 1, 2004 -
I want a cheap cellphone that can also synch with Outlook on a Verizon or Sprint plan. I don't want a camera or other bloatware. Smallest phone is best. Any suggestions?
posted by mtstover
on Jan 27, 2004 -
I've upgraded my mobile phone
and now have the option of using polyphonic ringtones. The ringtones that come stock with the phone are cute and all, but I'd like to have some more options. A Google search for ringtones
pulls a ton of sites, but many of them seem just too sketchy. Do any of you have ringtone sites you'd recommend? And have you made your own, possibly from converted Mp3s?
posted by grabbingsand
on Jan 20, 2004 -
My company is buying me a new cell phone. I don't need anything super-high tech, I just want something sturdy and lightweight, and I like the ones that flip open. My current phone is a Motorola StarTAC, which I've been very happy with, but they're not making it anymore. Does anyone have any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by widdershins
on Jan 7, 2004 -
I've finally caught up with the rising tide of technology, and bought myself a Java-enabled cellphone. Being both a fan of open source, and a cheapskate, I'm wondering if there is much active development of open source software for these devices? Does anyone know of a directory of cool free or open source apps for Java mobiles?
posted by Jimbob
on Dec 22, 2003 -