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Contract-less 3G or EVDO internet?

Contract-less cellular wireless (3G or EVDO) for laptops -- does it exist? [more inside]
posted by neustile on Oct 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Where to buy a cellular modem router in the South Bay today.

Would you share you cellular modem router experiences? Or, where can I find a cellular modem router in the Bay Area today? [more inside]
posted by fief on Sep 29, 2008 - 2 answers

Help free me from a telco dictatorship, so to speak.

Rogers Mobile Locked my Blackberry Pearl and Threw away the key, what are some ways for me to unlock my phone. Links and direct solutions are more than welcome I can provide my IMEP key if anyone knows someone with a calculator but thats the only way i can find online and i know there are other, better ways to do this. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks on Aug 20, 2008 - 2 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

Utility Company Security?? Who Manages?

Who runs physical plant security at utility companies?? Think: cell towers, eletrical utilities, water utlities, etc... any company that has remote locations... [more inside]
posted by dyerfr on Aug 18, 2008 - 4 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

Please, just a few minutes more?

I have cellular service through T-Mobile and have used up all my minutes this month, but there are still a few days before the month rolls over and I need to be able to make some calls for work purposes. What's the most frugal way to make calls without racking up $.35 per minute overage charges for the next few days? In addition to my regular T-mobile phone, I've got an old t-mobile phone with no SIM card and a computer at my disposal and am willing to buy a prepaid card or some other such thing if that's what you recommend!
posted by platinum on Mar 26, 2008 - 9 answers

Dead zone begone.

How can I convince a wireless provider to eliminate my dead zone? [more inside]
posted by LGCNo6 on Mar 18, 2008 - 5 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

Best PAYG SIM for short-term visit to UK?

How can I be as wireless for two weeks in the UK as I am year round in the US? [more inside]
posted by fedward on Dec 17, 2007 - 8 answers

Yet another cellular-data phone recommendation question.

Can anyone recommend a phone for tethered EDGE data use with a PC, and basic voice calls? GSM, T-Mobile, Motorola preferred but not absolutely required. I've done some research but I'm a bit confused. [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Oct 8, 2007 - 4 answers

Bluetooth Newbfilter

Can I get one Bluetooth headset to work with my cell phone and my laptop? [more inside]
posted by Tbola on Sep 5, 2007 - 3 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

How can I get cheap mobile internet access in France?

I'm going to be spending quite a bit of time in France (Paris and Bordeaux and Lyon) over the next 6 weeks. What's the cheapest way to get mobile internet (3G or wifi)? [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Aug 22, 2007 - 4 answers

Could you help one more time?

Is it possible to receive cell phone data plan from a laptop? [more inside]
posted by ok on Jun 10, 2007 - 12 answers

saving money to spend on more daytime cellphone calls!

How to be a (cheapskate) grown-up in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by twistofrhyme on May 30, 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

i need a wifi-capable smartphone

I need a smartphone with wifi capabilities. Should I purchase a smartphone now or wait? [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Mar 20, 2007 - 15 answers

Unlocking phones..? Give me the key!

Help me find a Sony Ericsson K790a or K550i and figure out how unlocked phones work with US service providers, pretty please! [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Feb 18, 2007 - 13 answers

Help! What happened to my cell phone?

Help! What happened to my cell phone the other day? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Feb 15, 2007 - 8 answers

Can I buy a used or unlocked phone for my plan with Verizon, or is this a right given only to those blessed with GSM carriers?

Can I buy a used or unlocked phone for my plan with Verizon, or is this a right given only to those blessed with GSM carriers? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Feb 15, 2007 - 11 answers

Chicago Mobile Phone Providers

Please help me find a wireless phone provider in Chicago that doesnt suck. [more inside]
posted by AMP583 on Feb 5, 2007 - 10 answers

DIY Phone Routing for International Calls?

If it costs me, say, 2 cents a minute to call a landline in Europe and, say, 25 cents a minute to call a cell phone in that same city- why isn't there a service (in Europe) that allows me to call a landline which connects my call to a mobile phone (and charges me 5 cents a minute or a monthly charge or whatever) Or, is there?
posted by vacapinta on Jan 19, 2007 - 12 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, bluetooth™, and [more inside]
posted by medium format on Jan 17, 2007 - 14 answers

Where can I find an affordable phone without a plan?

Where can one purchase discontinued or used cell phones? [more inside]
posted by werty on Dec 13, 2006 - 10 answers

Is a Blackberry 8800 on T-Mobile my best choice for a data-heavy cell plan starting in spring 2007?

My (non-existent) ideal device is a Treo -- with wifi, GSM/GPRS, and either EDGE or HSDPA -- on a service plan that includes flat-rate unlimited data, flat-rate international data roaming, and a small amount of voice usage inside the U.S. (say 100 mins/month). So, in the real world, is a Blackberry 8800 on T-Mobile my best choice for a plan starting in spring 2007? [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Dec 12, 2006 - 15 answers

Where can I find a CTEK cable for an Oki 900?

Where can I find a CTEK cable for an Oki 900? [more inside]
posted by autojack on Oct 25, 2006 - 6 answers

I'm cheap. Help me be cheap on the phone.

What's a cheap long-distance phone card? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Sep 15, 2006 - 7 answers

Social Insecurity Phone Number

Yesterday I spent two hours in line at the Social Security Office to get a new card for my son. Considering how long the wait was I can't believe the rules they had for waiting in line. Please help me understand the rational for not allowing people to use their mobile phones. [more inside]
posted by DragonBoy on Aug 1, 2006 - 39 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

How can I tell if my microwave is safe?

How can I tell if my microwave has become unsafe? [more inside]
posted by louigi on Jun 20, 2006 - 12 answers

Current best pre-paid cellular phone service?

Current best offerings for pre-paid, no contract cell phones? Best per-minute price, best features, least daily/monthly fees, longest airtime credit lifetime? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Jun 3, 2006 - 15 answers

How to mate a cell phone with a computer?

Cellphones + soundboards - anyone done this before? [more inside]
posted by fish tick on Nov 12, 2005 - 4 answers

How Can We Break Ties with SBC?

BadServiceFilter: My wife has been getting truly atrocious customer service from SBC recently and has decided that she wants to explore other options for phone, dsl and cellular service. [more inside]
posted by fenriq on Sep 16, 2005 - 6 answers

cell?

How do cells form various shapes? [more inside]
posted by delmoi on Jul 13, 2005 - 10 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

Up the Creek w/o a T-Mobile Brand Paddle

A very good friend of mine had her cellular telephone stolen the other day, and by the time she noticed this and reported the theft to T-Mobile, the thief had made many hundreds of dollars worth of calls to a foreign nation. After many calls back and forth, T-Mobile says they are doing her a great favor by waiving 25% of the costs but she is responsible for the rest. Is this right? Why would they treat a supposedly valued customer of several years this way? The T-Mobile reps tell her there is no appeal process or ombudsman; does anyone know if this is really true?
posted by luriete on Jun 26, 2005 - 23 answers

Knowing a phone number's provider.

Is there a way — given a phone number — to know the provider of the phone service? [more inside]
posted by silusGROK on Jun 8, 2005 - 6 answers

Sending Text Messages from the U.S. to Europe

Help! Problems sending text messages from the U.S. (T-Mobile) to Spain (Vodafone). I can receive but can't send... [more inside]
posted by buddha9090 on May 21, 2005 - 5 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

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

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

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

Using a Nokia Phone in London

UK Mefi'ers: I'll be visiting relatives in London next month, and have managed to unlock my Nokia phone so I can use it while overseas, and need help understanding the local market[MI] [more inside]
posted by smcniven on Jun 22, 2004 - 5 answers

Using T-Mobile for portable internet connection using a Mac laptop.

Wanted: recommendations about using T-Mobile for portable internet connection using a Mac laptop. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by weston on Apr 5, 2004 - 11 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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