Phone experts: How do I quickly change call forwarding options on my RAZR v3? Also, how do I forward to a line with an extension? [more inside]
posted by designbot
on Oct 4, 2005 -
Why does my NOKIA 6820 say that some SMS are Unreadable?
When I receive SMS from some phones, the phone says that it cannot show the message, or that the message is unreadable. [more inside]
posted by Manouk
on Sep 2, 2005 -
How can I transfer files to/from a Motorola V3 Razr and a new Powerbook if the Bluetooth File Exchange seemingly can't do it? It recognizes the phone, but can't see the internal structure of the phone's storage system. Motorola's Mobile Phone Tools has no Mac version. I can sync contacts and calendars with iSync and via Bluetooth, but I have a friend who has the same phone, but the inverse problem: he can transfer files with Bluetooth, but can't get the phone to sync contacts and calendars.
posted by Toolshed
on Sep 1, 2005 -
How can I record several channels of video at high quality, and for a short period of time? [more inside]
posted by b1tr0t
on Aug 23, 2005 -
Cell phone surveillance... just heard what must be an urban myth: that police have the capability to use your cellphone as a listening device and that even if the power is off, that the device can be powered up remotely. The person who passed this information takes out his battery to ensure that his conversations are not monitored. I have heard of aliens monitoring brainwaves through metal fillings, but this seems over the top. Any truth?
posted by swamperro
on Aug 23, 2005 -
I've noticed that all websites which allow you to send SMS' to phones in America ask you to supply the name of the mobile network that the recipient is on. If this was asked in the UK, no-one would have a clue (thankfully they don't need to know too). However, is there any way that you can work out/intelligently guess the carrier when you have only the American mobile phone number?
posted by ralawrence
on Aug 22, 2005 -
Buying a new cell phone: I'm in the market for new cell phones and a shared plan, and I've noticed that most of the internet sellers are run by a company called Inphonic
. Does anyone have experience ordering through an Inphonic-powered seller? Does anyone have alternative suggestions that worked well for them?
posted by monju_bosatsu
on Aug 13, 2005 -
I'm looking for a cheap, small, non-voice email only portable device with a long battery life that will work in NYC and has a good UI. [more inside]
posted by n9
on Jul 8, 2005 -
I'm looking for programs that are able to be stored on a USB memory stick that will allow me to run them off the stick and stay on top of things wherever I am. Anyone point me in the right direction? [more inside]
posted by nosophoros
on Jun 21, 2005 -
I need some recommendations on useful Windows Mobile applications for a professional software developer... [more inside]
posted by cmonkey
on Jun 20, 2005 -
I've installed phone management and sync software for my new mobile phone, but cannot allocate a comm port successfully. The help file says to use a comm port from the list which has a * beside it, but there are no ports listed with an asterisk beside them.
I am using a USB connection.
Any guidance would be much appreciated
posted by haelen
on May 22, 2005 -
I am looking for a proven, simple and possibly cheap way to boost my mobile phone's signal. Inside my house I have no signal, however on the roof I can sometimes get a signal and make phone calls. I know there are repeaters, but does anyone know of a product that is tried and works well.
Oh, and I am on Bell CDMA in Canada
posted by bright77blue
on May 20, 2005 -
I want to transfer my pay as you talk phone from Vodafone to easyMobile
, but I can't seem to find out how to get my Porting Authorisation Code (PAC) from Vodafone, so that I can keep my existing number. Calling their helpline just gives me a bunch of automated menus that don't apply. Has anyone done this before?
posted by Orange Goblin
on Apr 25, 2005 -
I'm moving this summer. I'd like to get a new mobile phone and service plan based in my new city a few months before I move so people, and potential employers, can call me via a number that's local to them. Never having done this before, I have many questions.
posted by alan
on Apr 22, 2005 -
I'm looking for a program (freeware or shareware) that will convert an MP3 to MIDI for OS X?
posted by whatevrnvrmind
on Apr 9, 2005 -
I just got a Motorola V600 to replace my old and quite-literally-busted cell phone. For any fellow V600 users on MeFi: do you have any tips and tricks, fun hacks, or other useful inforrmation for this phone? [more inside]
posted by symphonik
on Mar 14, 2005 -
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 -
Tech/Business: Say I were to conduct a feasibility study for social networking via mobile phones. I would like the service to enable people to define their relationships and be alerted when a specified contact is nearby (e.g., within 30m/100ft) - provided that contact has set themselves to be "findable" to that person. Is this already being done? If so, where can I find more information? If not, is this viable? Do we have the technology? How do I turn it into a profitable venture? [more inside]
posted by Lush
on Mar 11, 2005 -
Do any cell phones do name & number Caller ID for numbers that aren't already in the phone's address book? Or are all cell phones number-only?
posted by stopgap
on Mar 4, 2005 -
Fax Spam on my cell phone - does anybody else get this? Every once in a while, I get a call on my cell and when I pick up I hear a fax machine on the other end.
So I called Bell and they can't do anything about it unless they know the number. So they made me pick up the Call Display option. However, even when it isn't an unlisted number when I call it back Bell gives me a message saying "the number is not in service."
This is driving me nuts and I have a feeling I don't have any recourse.
posted by RockCorpse
on Dec 14, 2004 -
As a follow-up to this question
, I'm looking for an online application that will let me set up a calendar and will email me daily reminders of the day's events. I need to do this online, because I move around a lot and am constantly using different PCs (so an Outlook/Eudora/Etc. solution won't work). I would like to be able to get a reminder the night before and one the morning-of. Google suggests there are several such services. Are there any really good ones? Bonus: Has anyone invented one that will phone you or leave your a text message?
posted by grumblebee
on Dec 5, 2004 -
A friend, who is a prominent Australian comedic voice talent, would like to dynamically stitch together disparate mp3s through a web interface and convert the resulting mp3 to suitable delivery for mobile phone voicemail recordings via MMS. While i can conceptualise the web interace and preview mechanism through flash, I am clueless to how the backend would work.
So, what specific technolgies should i enquire into to make this dream a reality (i am aware this kind of application development would be pricey), and also, are there any sites that you know of doing this at the moment?
posted by elphTeq
on Dec 1, 2004 -
I have a Motorola E365. One of the Java games it comes with is a card game called Big 2 Garden. The idea appears to be to get rid of your cards by playing them according to some rules. What the hell are the rules to this game? There's a review of the phone which includes a screenshot of this game here
posted by salmacis
on Oct 21, 2004 -
Why do US mobile phone companies get away with charging for incoming
calls and SMS/MMS? What can customers do about it?
posted by brownpau
on Aug 3, 2004 -
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 -
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 -
is really cool, but why is this thing
so damned expensive
? It seems like a simple enough idea: a Cardbus to pci adapter allowing the mobile user to add more powerful equipment. PCI video cards beat the hell out of crappy 2x AGP 8mg mobile cards. PCI Audio cards blow the pants off built-in sound. This should cost $50 bucks, not nearly $1k. Am I missing something? [more inside]
posted by Grod
on Mar 22, 2004 -
I'm in the market for a new cell phone, and I'm trying to find some knowledgable reviewers (particularly of carriers and coverage). [more inside] [more inside]
posted by keswick
on Feb 2, 2004 -
Does anyone have experience with those cell phones that have a certain number of minutes - you buy them without a separate account, and once you use up the minutes you're done. (I tried to search on this but the terms are all part of ordinary cell phone descriptions.) [more inside]
posted by soyjoy
on Jan 27, 2004 -