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Tmobile android phone recommendations

Jumping into smartphone world for the first time.…..i) I would like advice on an android phone that works on T-mobile 4G for email/websurfing/productivity. ii) Would also like advice on buying used phones in general. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Dec 27, 2012 - 7 answers

Complete phone cloning

Hypothetically, what are the practical results of completely cloning a GSM phone-- not just the SIM card, but also the radio fingerprint and any other method used to differentiate two mobile devices? [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian on Oct 24, 2012 - 5 answers

cellphones are proof we live in the future

What cellphone and service should I choose for an upcoming 6-week vacation to Australia? [more inside]
posted by jepler on Jun 1, 2012 - 8 answers

Smartphones for world travel

What's the state of the art in quad-band capable Android smartphones? Essentially I'm looking for alternatives with capabilities similar to the Motorola Atrix 4G. It needs to be carrier unlocked and support 850/900/1800/1900MHz GSM 2G functions and 2100MHz WCDMA. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Apr 21, 2011 - 5 answers

Using US-based iPhone during trip to Korea for web, Skype, etc?

My husband and I are visiting Korea soon. Is the famous WiFi in Korea ubiquitous enough to use his iPhone 4 for web browsing and Skype? We're also renting an SKTelecom cellphone, but we'd like to use the iPhone for data-related tasks and travel apps. Is it just a matter of his iPhone jumping on any Wifi network (without incurring any roaming charges)? We're coming from the US (AT&T), and staying in Jeju and Seoul. [more inside]
posted by yeoja on Apr 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Sim card in SE Asia

I'm going to be in SE Asia and would like to buy a sim card from a carrier that will work across the region. Specifically we'll be in Hong Kong, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia. Is there a carrier that operates in all those areas on a GSM phone: 850/900/1800/1900? Do I need separate sim cards for each nation?
posted by Keith Talent on Mar 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Swapping SIM cards for European cell phone use. iPhone?

Help me get my hands on a cell phone that will work in Sweden, before I leave! GSM, SIM, micro-SIM, iPhones, oh my. [more inside]
posted by mokudekiru on Dec 28, 2010 - 6 answers

What cell phone is the best... phone?

What cell phone is the best... phone? Ignoring all the whiz-bang smartphone stuff, what cell phone (GSM, unlocked) is the best at actual phone functions? Sounds the best? Easy to use? Fits well in my pocket? Good reception? [more inside]
posted by MesoFilter on Jul 14, 2010 - 13 answers

I need more than just a product brochure

Help me decide whether to buy a Nexus One. Unusual questions about switching service providers, SIMs, and international options inside. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Mar 25, 2010 - 22 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

How should I go about unlocking a Canadian phone for use in Iceland?

How should I go about unlocking a Canadian phone for use in Iceland? I have a compatible GSM phone but I have no idea how to go about unlocking it. [more inside]
posted by csjc on Aug 27, 2009 - 5 answers

Best android phone?

Whats the best unlocked android phone available? [more inside]
posted by DJWeezy on Aug 25, 2009 - 5 answers

A good quad-band phone for Europe?

What's a good quad-band, GSM, UMTS-compatible, QWERTY-keyboard phone to take to Europe? [more inside]
posted by ninotchka on Aug 10, 2009 - 5 answers

A mobile browser, but for a laptop

I'm looking for a mobile browser (or similar solutions). But there's a catch. I want it for a laptop, not a phone. [more inside]
posted by Petrot on Jul 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Going cellular in Germany.

I'm a cellphone noob, and I'm seeking answers on how to use my GSM phone in Germany. [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on May 27, 2009 - 4 answers

Microcell or cell phone booster?

Which will work better for me for improving my cellphone coverage, a microcell unit or a booster? [more inside]
posted by RikiTikiTavi on Mar 23, 2009 - 3 answers

Holy GSM, help me find the cheapest cellphone for use in Europe!

Should I get the Motofone F3 or the Motorola V190 for my travels to Europe? [more inside]
posted by theiconoclast31 on Dec 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Ping Pong Cellular Telephony: Chinese phones and US SIM cards

Phone from China, SIM card in the US: what do I need to know to make sure I have a working cell phone when I return to the US for a month or two this summer? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Jun 4, 2008 - 6 answers

How should I get connected in the U.S. again?

I'm probably moving back to the U.S. in August or September. I'm visiting this week and again in late March/early April. I already have a UK tri-band GSM phone. What should I do to get mobile phone coverage in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Dec 18, 2007 - 8 answers

How were cell phone calls completed from hijacked planes on 9-11?

9-11 Technology Filter: I have never been able to even get signal on my Blackberry 8200 (GSM) within 10 seconds of liftoff, so how were cell phone calls completed from hijacked planes on 9-11? Specifically, given the prevailing handset, carrier, and tower technologies present in the Boston, NY, and DC metro and intervening areas at the time, and given the flight paths and altitudes of the hijacked planes, how were passengers able to complete cellphone calls to loved ones? [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel on Nov 30, 2007 - 20 answers

Can I finally get an unlocked cellphone?

Is an unlocked smartphone right for me? Or should I wait til my contract lapses? [more inside]
posted by Eideteker on Jul 2, 2007 - 8 answers

GSM Providers in Toronto

I'm trying to get the best and cheapest GSM service in Toronto with the shortest contract.... Are there any GSM cell service providers here besides Rogers/Fido? Or, are there any companies that offer their own service on Rogers network the way, say, Virgin uses Bell's network? Thank you.
posted by Manhasset on Apr 21, 2007 - 6 answers

850/1900 MHz Motofone?

I want to buy an unlocked 850/1900 MHz (Americas) Motorola Motofone for use in the US. [more inside]
posted by Utilitaritron on Mar 29, 2007 - 43 answers

Best cell service option whilst living overseas?

I'm in the market for a quadband GSM phone, for extended travelling purposes. Should I buy one independently or go through a cell provider? [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco on Mar 29, 2007 - 11 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

(where) can I purchase a GSM sim card at JFK or LGA airport?

(where) can I purchase a GSM sim card at JFK or LGA airport? [more inside]
posted by mule on Jun 5, 2006 - 5 answers

mobile phone for UK, Canada, West Africa

Can I buy a mobile phone in the UK that will work in Canada and Burkina Faso? [more inside]
posted by madokachan on Jun 4, 2006 - 6 answers

Do I need the 900 MHz band in a GSM worldphone?

How practical is a 850/1800/1900 GSM phone for international use? [more inside]
posted by mr_roboto on May 25, 2006 - 3 answers

How can I track down my ideal mobile phone?

I'm looking to upgrade my mobile phone, and I don't want to be limited to my provider's (T-Mobile's) choices. I have specific needs for the phone, in extended. I'd like to know if anyone knows of a phone that fits these requirements, or, better yet (and more useful to others), what are some good ways to track down a particular model that fits my specific needs? [more inside]
posted by blingblong on Jan 23, 2006 - 19 answers

Gimime a simple international cellphone dammit!

Wanted: Phone for T-Mobile. Must be GSM triband (for international roaming), have Bluetooth, long battery life, unlockable and * Simple Quick operation * [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Dec 6, 2005 - 16 answers

UK Cell Phones

British MeFis - A friend's family is going to England from the US for a month, and they want to be able to keep in touch with each other while there. She's looking into cell phone deals over the internet, but everything's really expensive.

Would it be better for her to wait til she's there and buy or rent some cell phones that would hold them for the month? How's that all work over there?
posted by jasper411 on Jul 26, 2004 - 8 answers

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