My husband recently irreparably damaged his cheap Verizon phone and wants to get a new dumbphone to use on a Verizon contract. We don't have any upgrades available. Verizon is asking for ~$200(!!!), even though prepaid phones of the same type only cost $25. Is there any way we can avoid paying this extortionate amount? [more inside]
i am finding it very hard to get good statistics on the percentage of calls made by cell/mobile compared to percentage made on landlines. Anyone have a source? I can get plenty on percentage of homes with or without landlines but no stats on by percentage of calls (number or duration). Stats from all countries welcome. I thought these stat would be easy to find but i am stumped, apart from Vietnam where i found it is s 97% mobile.
I am considering one of those "design your own" mobile phones and would like to make the most of the limited line of characters that can be printed on the back. Examples and requirements within. [more inside]
Do those reverse phone number look-up websites actually work? I think I have a stalker on my hands. [more inside]
Can someone help me with the technical aspects of switching my cell phone from one provider to another? [more inside]
As a follow up to this, my son is flying to Dublin tomorrow from the US, attending DCU. He's got an apartment lined up but will need to get Internet service for it and a SIM card for his iPhone 4S shortly after he arrives. He'll be there for about a year. We're looking for specific recommendations for Internet service and mobile providers, and where/how to sign up! [more inside]
I need a phone plan (US). All the options seem bad. Can anyone think of an option I've missed? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
Advice please: (1) are there SIM only, pay-as-you-go cell options available in Canada (2) any recommendations for a solid, inexpensive, quad-band phone for a pensioner that probably won't use apps [more inside]
This past week, when i was away on vacation, my Samsung Galaxy phone was stolen. (I had the service suspended right away). It was a new phone, on a new three year contract with Bell Canada, signed in April. From what i can tell, there aren't any good options that don't cost me hundreds of dollars. [more inside]
I am looking for a simple, non-smart phone with the following features: * Long battery life * Bluetooth (to connect to a Parrot in the car) * Good speaker and microphone for hands-free * Low SARS rating This last point has been the hardest for me to find. For some reason, it seems that new smart phones have much lower SARS rating. I don't really care that it has a keyboard. I should also mention that I am in Europe so it needs to be 2G/3G/4G which I think is different from the States. Appreciate any help! I've been looking on CNET, Google and across the web without much luck...
Does any cell phone network engineer perhaps know why you can't hear your own voice when speaking on a cell? [more inside]
I'm tired of my cheap, app-less phone. It's time to upgrade to something nice. [more inside]
I'm looking for phone apps that will allow me to easily and simply record sound and simultaneously back up the recording offsite (send it to email, save to a cloud server, etc.). [more inside]
What should I know/do before I sell a cell phone I own to a person I know? [more inside]
Please recommend me a dock/speaker solution to play music from an iPhone 4s and Android devices as well. [more inside]
What are your experiences with using a service to receive donations via SMS/text message at your charity? [more inside]
How can I forward a sip address to a landline, with only a fee for the call itself? [more inside]
Looking for the best Android smartphone to buy for a pre-paid service, preferably GSM based.... [more inside]
I will be traveling in Germany for a week soon, and will need a cell phone while there. I won't be able to use my personal cell phone (incompatible with Europe) but I have an unlocked GSM phone that I've used in Europe before. Please help me find a SIM card (with German phone number) that I can order now and get delivered to the US before I leave for my trip. [more inside]
Help me find the best high end unlocked cell phone that can be used with Tmobile (U.S.) [more inside]
Are there any legitimate websites that will allow me to purchase a vodafone UK top-up voucher online using either paypal or a non-UK based credit card?
CellPhoneFilter: An aging senior executive has moved beyond his Blackberry. Any suggestions for a smartphone that makes looking at email easy and dialing numbers even easier? Specific makes and models wanted. [more inside]
Can this cell phone case actually do anything to reduce radiation? Or this the equivalent of a power balance bracelet? [more inside]
My cousin is moving to Dublin to go to medical school in two weeks. When he gets there, he wants to sign up for a mobile phone plan. He intends to get an iPhone 4 (not negotiable), and cannot wait until the 5 is announced for prices to drop. But which carrier does he go with? [more inside]
The only un-awesome thing about my new apartment near Tempe, AZ is that neither I nor my roommates are receiving any signal strength on our cell phones due to the low mountains surrounding our location. We all have differerent providers (T-Mobile, Verizon, & AT&T) and not a lot of money. Please help me find a cellular signal booster that doesn't cost an arm and a leg or more than $100. I don't even know how to begin.
How's the current Sprint voice/data coverage around Baltimore MD and College Park MD? I'm thinking of switching our family plan from T-Mobile to Sprint and wondering if any Maryland mefites can provide some idea of Sprint coverage. I don't really trust the Sprint coverage maps but it implies that coverage is pretty good. [more inside]
I'll be spending the month of June in the US. What are the options for short term mobile phone service? I gather that sim cards in the US are different from Europe & that I can't simply buy a local SIM card for my Euro phone. Please tell me if I'm wrong! Can I buy a cheap local phone and "pay as you go" credit?
What should I look out for if I want to purchase a smartphone from eBay for activation on Sprint's network? [more inside]
Assuming that the radiation from cellphones is somewhat dangerous, will a product like a chip that absorbs EMR like this one (http://www.radiguard.com.au/the-solution.html) be useful? [more inside]
Blackberry-filter: do I pick the Curve 3G, Bold 9700, or Torch? [more inside]
Mobile phone for Indonesia? [more inside]
Can I port my existing AT&T Wireless cell phone number to a new Comcast Digital Voice land line account? The 1-800-Comcast customer support rep. said no, but the FCC says "you can switch telephone service providers, including interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers, and keep your existing phone number". What's the final verdict? Anyone have experience with this?
Please help me pick a mobile phone/carrier in the US. [more inside]
I'll be spending at least several months in Europe, and I'd like to buy an unlocked Android phone and use prepaid SIM cards in each country I visit. Data access (not just voice) is important. What are the best phones on the market for this purpose? [more inside]
What is wrong with my new mobile phone? When my phone goes idle after 15 sec of no use (typical battery saving function) or loses the signal when I am in an elevator (typical situation but normally survivable), it won't automatically reconnect so it's like I don't even have a phone. How can I over come this? Is it normal for "newer" phones to constantly be searching for a signal yet not getting it or turning off like this? [more inside]
Best way for a Canadian to have a cell phone in the US? [more inside]
Could I transfer my iPhone from AT&T to a carrier in France if I move? [more inside]
I'm looking for good mobile websites that are mainly text and update often, with individual content brief enough that I can finish reading by the time the bus comes. Despite what it might imply, texts from last night perfectly encapsulates what I want. I just want more of it. And maybe for it to be informative on top of entertaining. Just something internet-y that I can browse for 3-5 minutes at a time.
I would like to create a 'text of the day' type mobile phone service. A service where the user sends a word to a cell #. They are then billed monthly for the service via their mobile phone bill. You see this kind of thing on TV all the time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Are the free UK pay-as-you-go SIM cards that are offered on UK telcos' web sites also available from retail shopfronts, or only via the post (to UK addresses)? [more inside]
I'm moving overseas for an indefinite amount of time and want to be contactable from various countries. Can I maintain local phone numbers which redirect voice calls and text messages to my iPhone, wherever I am? [more inside]
Picking a better Canadian mobile provider is driving me out of my wits. Please halp? [more inside]
What free services exist out there that automatically send a text message alerting you to something or another?
Ever since I was pointed towards Umbrella Today I've yet to be caught out in the rain without an umbrella. I'd quite like to find other free services that automatically send a text message alert. It can be about whatever, doesn't have to be weather related at all. I live in Providence, Rhode Island.
Can you point me to examples of innovative programs using cell phones in poor countries? [more inside]
I'd like your input on choosing a smartphone. The biggest priority is access to my email and calendar on Groupwise. I strongly prefer a physical keyboard, also. [more inside]
I would like to buy a nice new cell phone with a physical keyboard to replace a broken G1. Please help me with any knowledge about the Droid or the Cliq or any other suggestions you may have! [more inside]
Can I buy a mobile phone in Mexico and use it in Australia? [more inside]
Trying to flash a W595 Sony Ericsson (A2) based Phone but can't get it working [more inside]
Looking for a cheap pay-as-you-go or pre-paid plan, to use until the end of December. I have a Motrola Razr (v3r, or something like it, as I recall), which I used to use with T-Mobile, although I'm not opposed to buying a cheap phone for the interim (although it'd have to very cheap). What are my options? [more inside]
I'm thinking about buying the Sonim XP3. Does anyone here own one or know someone that does? Asking primarily because I'll have to order it online; the only store carrying it is on back order and I can't futz with it before buying. [more inside]
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