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.
What do you pay for online that you really feel is money well spent? [more inside]
Prompted by this article about India's “missed call” mobile ecosystem: Other than the U.S., are there any countries in which the recipient of a call pays/uses minutes to receive calls on a mobile phone? What is the history of this unusual billing structure (assuming it is unusual)? [more inside]
Should I get an unlocked Android instead of a dumbphone? If so, any tips on things to consider when buying a Android phone for a smartphone noob? [more inside]
Smart phone without data plan? [more inside]
I'm a composer. How can I connect with startup mobile game developers? [more inside]
Tabletfilter: What are my options for a tablet computer with occasional 3g connectivity (not a monthly contract)? Preferably something powerful enough to handle video and other display-heavy apps. [more inside]
BLACKBERRY USERS: Is there a music app that will let me rate songs? (Also, as a new user, I'd love to learn what apps you think are essential/useful.) [more inside]
Can/do cell phone re-sellers (for the big four) offer better deals on PLANs or are they only authorized to offer better deals on PHONEs. [more inside]
How do I avoid paying a $2345 cell phone bill on a phone that was stolen?! [more inside]
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]
Three network coverage in the UK. Is it as bad as the internet suggests? [more inside]
I put an mp3 album I bought from Amazon on my Android phone and happily listened to it for more than a week. Then, my husband put a copy on his Blackberry also. Now the album has disappeared from my phone's native music player's list. How did this happen? Is the Android music player somehow "playing nice" with Amazon...? The folder of files is still there on my phone when I view files through the computer, but the Music player does not show it either by album, artist or song titles. Neither of us has the "Amazon mp3 app" on our devices, though I do have the Kindle app on mine. [more inside]
My wife and I are visiting Paris over the week of US Thanksgiving - can you help us figure out the best way to get cell phone service and data while we're there? [more inside]
How many women mobile app users are there in the U.S.? [more inside]
Use case scenarios: now that iPhones, iPads and Android devices can do a lot of what desktops can do, either natively or through web apps, what are some of the biggest uses/implementations of those devices to access remote computers? In other words, what do YOU use mobile remote desktop services for? [more inside]
Why does Wikipedia show an old article revision on my phone? [more inside]
Best Verizon Smartphone? IPhone vs Droid 3? [more inside]
How much should I charge for developing a mobile/web app? And, should I charge hourly, weekly, or ask for a fulltime position? [more inside]
Help me choose a mobile phone for domestic and international calls in the UK. [more inside]
Looking for interesting examples of Foursquare integration in mobile apps. [more inside]
Which mobile applications are a must have for someone moving to San Francisco for the first time? [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]
Is there ANY way to actually use the normal, non-mobile version of Facebook on an iPhone anymore? [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.
What's the best prepaid mobile broadband service for use in the U.S.? [more inside]
Away from computer for 3 weeks. Can you recommend some engaging, long lasting iPhone games to keep me occupied? Paid or free. [more inside]
I'd like to take my smartphone (HTC Hero) with me when I'm cycling and use it as a trip computer. Problem: I'm nervous that I'll be taking it home in pieces. Are there any smartphone bike mounts that will secure my Hero to the bike as well as protect it in the event that I crash?
Does anyone make an audio cable w/ a high-quality mic (w/ noise canceling?) for use in the car w/ a mobile phone? [more inside]
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]
We tmobile service in the US. Traveling to Spain, while our non-techy parents stay with our children here. We won't need to use our mobiles much in Spain, but need to be easily accessible to parents at all times. What's the easiest, least expensive way to call home? How do other sim cards affect our phone #?
What is the best option for inexpensive/prepaid 3G mobile internet (on an Android phone) in France? Preferably with SFR. [more inside]
My wife is traveling to India later this month. She'll be in the mountains, where there are few landlines, but from her experience last time there is sufficient (if spotty) cell phone service. Wikitravel says: "Fully loaded prepaid starter kits are available for around Rs. 500 or less" (plus more details). Does anyone have experience buying a pre-paid mobile phone like this in India? Can she do it at the Delhi airport? Is it a hassle, or is it worth it?
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'm founding a startup! Yaaay! I have some friends who like my idea and want to help me. However, I have no money to pay them, so I'm guessing that I'll need to give them a piece of the action. I don't want to get screwed, but at the same time, I don't want to be perceived as a jerk. What is the most fair way to divide up the pie? What's the best way to approach this discussion without coming off as a jerk? [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?
I'm looking for recommendations for a cheapish, basic, reliable phone. I'm in the UK. [more inside]
What is a ballpark cost for developing a mobile website and are there any specific CMS/blogging platforms that make it easier? [more inside]
Why can I transfer pics from my phone via Bluetooth to a PC if it's running XP, but not if it's running Windows 7?
Why can I transfer pics from my phone via Bluetooth to a PC if it's running XP, but not if it's running Windows 7? [more inside]
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]
I realized it was probably time for a MyFi. Then realized I didn't even know how to spell that, let alone what it meant.
I think I'm ready to pull the trigger on a mobile hotspot. So...which one? [more inside]
Please help me get connected in Seattle. [more inside]
How can I make calls on my android without using up my minutes, via sipdroid and/or google voice? [more inside]
Are there any examples of particularly elegant implementations of "spoiler tags" out there that work well with both screen readers and touch/mobile based site designs?
Please help with RSS/Atom feed suggestions that are both interesting and easily read, in full, via Google Reader's mobile version. [more inside]
What should I look out for if I want to purchase a smartphone from eBay for activation on Sprint's network? [more inside]
What's the best $100-150 (new or used) Android phone to get for a developer? [more inside]
Adding another language T9 dictionary to an LG GX200? [more inside]