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How to manage the logistics of a cellphone provider switch? Added Difficulty: Christmas Gift

We are switching from AT&T cell phone to service to Verizon, and I'd like to perform the switch smoothly while also using one of the new phones as a Christmas gift. Your advice on the proper procedure would be welcome. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Nov 20, 2012 - 14 answers

I want cellular voice & data - but only on the days I ask for it.

Cell phone plans filter: I want a cell phone-sized Android device to mostly use on WiFi, and the Nexus 4 may be the right one. But I might use occasional cell voice & data - help me get that voice & data as cheaply as possible. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Oct 31, 2012 - 17 answers

Should I renew my TMo contract?

I'm a customer of a certain recently purchased wireless service. My contract (and my handset) are about to expire. Help me figure out what to do next. [more inside]
posted by gnomeloaf on Apr 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Remixed electronics: can I make a working frankenphone out of these two broken 6820 phones?

Help me identify a mystery component from the board of one of two damaged/crippled Nokia 6820 phones and determine if it's possible for me to get one working Frankenphone out of the two. [more inside]
posted by weston on Apr 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me find a new cell phone plan

Help me find a new cheap-o cell phone plan that works in the US and Canada. [more inside]
posted by mhum on Jan 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Tell me about your tiny GSM phone

What's a great small GSM phone? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Jan 4, 2010 - 14 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

AT&T, I DEMAND GOOD PHONE RECEPTION!!!

Cellular reception is horrible in my area. I get at least 2 dropped calls during my commute to work, and every cellphone I've used is generally worthless indoors. What's the best way to pester my service provider into fixing this? [more inside]
posted by Zeker on Jul 27, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me find a prepaid cell that iSyncs

What cellphone can I get to use with a prepaid plan that will work with iSync? [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Jun 27, 2009 - 5 answers

What is the technical bible of the cell phone industry?

Asking for a friend: What is a very good technical text for understanding current and future wireless telephony standards, beginning with the basics about CDMA and TDMA and covering through 3G, LTE, LTE-Advanced, WiMax and beyond? [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel on Aug 19, 2008 - 2 answers

Help a cellular phone newbie

U.S. cell phone question: Is Tracfone or a major cellular carrier (Alltel is what I am interested in) more economical for a light duty user? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on May 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Prepaid MP3-capable cellphone

Looking for recommendations for a prepaid cellular service that has a cellphone that can play mp3s. [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Apr 12, 2008 - 9 answers

To Erase, Press Seven

How can I prevent a certain cellular phone service provider from continuing to steal money from my son's college fund, nay, food from his very mouth? [more inside]
posted by donmateo on Mar 30, 2008 - 15 answers

Cell phone for Japan/HK?

I need a cell phone for travel in Japan and Hong Kong. Any advice on where I can get one as inexpensively as possible? [more inside]
posted by j1950 on Mar 4, 2008 - 8 answers

How many SMS messages fit on a floppy?

Mathfilter: How many text messages (SMS) will fit on a floppy disk, or a CD-ROM? Once that number is derived, how much will it cost to send or receive that many messages if a consumer pays per message (American carriers or Intl carriers would be great)? [more inside]
posted by kenneth on Mar 3, 2008 - 6 answers

Nokia N95: is it better than a stick in the eye?

I have serious tech lust. I think I want to get the American version of the Nokia N95. Please help me decide if this is the phone for me. [more inside]
posted by zerobyproxy on Dec 20, 2007 - 14 answers

Mobile to Cell Transmogrification

I need a mobile phone that I can use on a UK network for the time being and then take with me when I move back to the US later this year. Help me choose a phone with a camera, bluetoothâ„¢, and [more inside]
posted by medium format on Jan 17, 2007 - 14 answers

Moving to the UK for almost a year, can I keep my USA cell phone number?

I don't know anything about cellular providers in the UK, which is where I will be living for nine months starting this September. I need a phone in the UK, but I will also need one when I return to the US after nine months. I have a verizon cell phone right now, but I my two year agreement with them has expired, so I can cancel without being charged a termination fee. What are my best/least expensive options? [more inside]
posted by whataboutben on Jul 13, 2006 - 14 answers

Multiple accounts on one cell phone

Is there a way to have two cell phone accounts on one phone? To make things more complicated, I'm talking specifically about combining a Nextel account and a Cingular account -- which I believe operate on seperate protocols. Is there hardware that supports this? I'd want to be able to have both accounts active at the same time, and if I were on a call using one, and received a call on the other, the other would get pushed to voicemail.
posted by jruckman on Jun 28, 2005 - 10 answers

incoming cell calls

When receiving an incoming phone call on a cellular phone, is there any way to differentiate between in-network and out-of-network?
posted by mr_crash_davis on Dec 10, 2004 - 3 answers

Cell phone battery life

I've got batteries on the brain today (slightly-earlier post about aftermarket laptop batteries), but this thread and my growing frustration with my increasingly-relied-upon cell phone brought to mind another question: how much battery life does your cell phone really get? No matter where I am, how much I use it, or even if it's on or off, my Samsung SPH-N400 gets 24-36 hours per charge, at best, compared to the advertised "Talk Time: Up to 2.9 Hours, Stand-by Time: Up to 7 Days." (more inside...)
posted by Sinner on Mar 3, 2004 - 11 answers

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