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Androidfilter: can I use my Android's GPS despite not buying a 3G plan?

I own an old Samsung Galaxy SII Android phone. I've recently cancelled its 3G plan, so now it accesses the Internet exclusively through Wifi. This has apparently caused its GPS function to stop working when it's out of range of a Wifi network, which I hadn't expected. I'd like to resume using it as a mobile GPS device without re-purchasing a 3G plan. Do you know whether this can be done? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Jun 27, 2014 - 19 answers

Dirt cheap secret Verizon prepaid plans?

Are there any Verizon prepaid plans other than the two: $60/mo 2GB data or $70/mo 4GB data [more inside]
posted by laconic skeuomorph on Jan 11, 2014 - 9 answers

How will Dolphin Browser be ruined in order to make it profitable?

How is Dolphin Browser (formerly Dolphin HD) going to make money? It seems to be a company with no revenue plan. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by toothless joe on Aug 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Smart Phone Choices

I use Verizon Wireless and my two years are up on one of my phones and I am looking to keep the cost under $100. I can get a refurbished Samsung Fascinate for $19.99 and it looks like a good phone. I can also get Samsung Stratosphere or a Droid X2 for $99.99. With my two year plan those look like my three best buys. Are the refurbished phones ever worth a darn? I bought a refurbished laptop over three years ago and it's running great still. All three are rated high and look OK but another few opinions won't hurt.
posted by zzazazz on Dec 28, 2011 - 18 answers

Will two hundred megabytes bring me health, happiness and prosperity?

Is 200 MB enough? I got an Ipod Touch for my birthday. It does have WiFi access but I don't want to have to run into a cafe every time I need to look something up online. So I'm in the market for a mobile WiFi hotspot and a wireless data plan. The cheapest plans available -- and I'm all about the cheap -- typically offer you c. 200 MB a month. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jul 17, 2011 - 15 answers

Best way to root a Motorola Droid and use it as a mobile hotspot?

Is it possible to turn an original Motorola Droid into a mobile wireless hotspot by rooting it? If so, what's the easiest way to do that? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on May 9, 2011 - 9 answers

Porting a cell phone number to a land line phone?

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?
posted by thankyoumuchly on Oct 7, 2010 - 6 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

international Internet Access?

So my boss is doing a lot more business in Europe (Switzerland, London, Madrid, Russia, Ukraine etc...). I am trying to find a solution that will keep him connected with some sort of broadband connection. A few more details after the jump. [more inside]
posted by pleuroma on Mar 9, 2010 - 4 answers

What mobile devices can wirelessly sync podcasts?

What mobile devices (smart phones / Itouch / etc.) can wirelessly sync podcasts? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jan 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Ups and downs of international broadband card rentals?

How good are international broadband rental places like wifirents.com? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Jun 22, 2009 - 1 answer

Mobile software for the mobile traveller?

What applications/software for your mobile device did you find useful/essential for travelling? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Mar 31, 2009 - 2 answers

Handfree bluetooth blackberry advice please

Any thoughts on how to be able to have two smartphones connected to the handsfree/bluetooth set up in my car? [more inside]
posted by Zinger on Feb 15, 2009 - 3 answers

What bank and wireless provider should I use in and around Boston?

Moving from the 519 to the 617. Please help a Canadian moving to Boston plan his banking and wireless services. [more inside]
posted by KevCed on May 16, 2008 - 17 answers

mobile technology and culture in Tokyo?

Does DoCoMo still have a showroom in Tokyo? I've found many web references to this fabled window into the future but I can't find the address anywhere. Are there any other places/shops in Tokyo that would be of interest to somebody who wants to learn about the latest mobile developments in Japan and about their mobile culture?
posted by blogenstock on Apr 15, 2008 - 4 answers

Mobile Broadband in Central London?

Mobile Broadband in London? I'm moving to Central London and would love any recommendations for mobile broadband access. Who are the providers? What are the best packages? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Mar 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Verizon or AT&T in NYC?

What's the best wireless phone service for the NYC area? I'm as fed up with Verizon as the next guy, but my limited experience with an iPhone in Manhattan left me with dropped/missed calls and very intermittent access to maps, etc. (unless already cached). Putting aside fun features that usually work, and imagining your life depended on receiving or making a phone call, which network would you choose?* *Please speak from experience with a carrier and nevermind the silly games they play (e.g., crippling bluetooth, etc.); I simply need a service that doesn't miss or drop calls.
posted by whoiam on Mar 3, 2008 - 16 answers

What is the ultimate cell phone?

Help me find the perfect convergence communication device (i.e. phone!) to make my nerdlife complete while I'm (endlessly) on the road. Hours upon hours of searching have turned up naught and I'm getting desperate. [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo on Mar 27, 2007 - 13 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

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