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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
What mobile devices (smart phones / Itouch / etc.) can wirelessly sync podcasts? [more inside]
posted by garlic
on Jan 29, 2010 -
What applications/software for your mobile device did you find useful/essential for travelling? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz
on Mar 31, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -