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inexpensive 3g internet in France

What is the best option for inexpensive/prepaid 3G mobile internet (on an Android phone) in France? Preferably with SFR. [more inside]
posted by blub on Jun 19, 2011 - 5 answers

Buying a pre-paid cell phone in Delhi, India

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?
posted by Plutor on Jun 12, 2011 - 9 answers

Sprint coverage in Maryland

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]
posted by exhilaration on Jun 8, 2011 - 4 answers

How to divide up my new company?

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]
posted by Sloop John B on May 26, 2011 - 23 answers

Euro traveling in the US - cell phone options?

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?
posted by LivinginYes on May 25, 2011 - 13 answers

UKmobilephonefilter

I'm looking for recommendations for a cheapish, basic, reliable phone. I'm in the UK. [more inside]
posted by ArmyOfKittens on May 19, 2011 - 7 answers

Cost of a Mobile Website

What is a ballpark cost for developing a mobile website and are there any specific CMS/blogging platforms that make it easier? [more inside]
posted by perhapses on May 18, 2011 - 19 answers

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]
posted by Unhyper on May 11, 2011 - 2 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

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]
posted by rileyray3000 on May 6, 2011 - 7 answers

____less in Seattle

Please help me get connected in Seattle. [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on May 2, 2011 - 12 answers

How can I make calls on my android without using up my minutes, via siproid or google voice?

How can I make calls on my android without using up my minutes, via sipdroid and/or google voice? [more inside]
posted by Patrick Leo on Apr 26, 2011 - 6 answers

Spoilers!

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?
posted by Artw on Apr 26, 2011 - 11 answers

Needing an interesting reading fix.

Please help with RSS/Atom feed suggestions that are both interesting and easily read, in full, via Google Reader's mobile version. [more inside]
posted by magnoliasouth on Apr 21, 2011 - 7 answers

What to look out for when purchasing a smartphone via eBay?

What should I look out for if I want to purchase a smartphone from eBay for activation on Sprint's network? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Apr 12, 2011 - 5 answers

What's the best Android phone to get for a developer?

What's the best $100-150 (new or used) Android phone to get for a developer? [more inside]
posted by loudguitars on Apr 11, 2011 - 17 answers

adding t9 dictionaries to cellphones

Adding another language T9 dictionary to an LG GX200? [more inside]
posted by yonation on Apr 11, 2011 - 0 answers

Abra-cadabra!

Is there anything like Shazaam for iPhone, but better? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Apr 7, 2011 - 9 answers

Skype for Blackberry Overseas

Can anyone recommend a blackberry app for skype that works outside the US? [more inside]
posted by carofowler on Apr 6, 2011 - 0 answers

Could an EMR absorbing chip reduce the health risk of cellphones?

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]
posted by orangekit on Apr 5, 2011 - 26 answers

Remixed electronics: can I make a working frankenphone out of these two broken 6820 phones?

Help me identify a mystery component from the board of one of two damaged/crippled Nokia 6820 phones and determine if it's possible for me to get one working Frankenphone out of the two. [more inside]
posted by weston on Apr 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Writing on android

What options for word processors are there for Android tablets? How well do they work? Would a keyboard attachment make one equivalent to working on a netbook?
posted by Artw on Apr 1, 2011 - 12 answers

Broken Desire HD, fixable?

HTC Desire HD. Phone appears to be working perfectly, except it isn't responding to touch. [more inside]
posted by Leon on Mar 26, 2011 - 1 answer

Which of thailand's cellular companies offer The highest mobile speed?

Which of Thailand's cellular companies offer The highest mobile 3g or 4g or whatever tech speed with unlimited plan in Bangkok area. And how much does it cost. Whether it is a USB or 3G or 4g SIM card.
posted by omaralarifi on Mar 26, 2011 - 1 answer

Is there an app for this?

Is there a simple to use, low-cost and/or open-source tool for creating simple mobile apps? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Mar 24, 2011 - 3 answers

Is there an app that can tell me where to go next?

Is there an app that has google maps integration that can do this? [more inside]
posted by fantodstic on Mar 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Is there a cheap mobile device just for reading offline websites?

There are any number of mobile devices which can be used to read ebooks, go online, play games, etc etc, but is there a cheap bare-bones alternative for people who just want a mobile device for reading HTML files they transferred onto it? (Be lenient if this is a stupid question, I'm not particulary tech-savy)
posted by quizblorg on Mar 6, 2011 - 15 answers

Not as fun as picking real blackberries.

Blackberry-filter: do I pick the Curve 3G, Bold 9700, or Torch? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Feb 28, 2011 - 11 answers

How to set iPhone bookmark to radio stream?

How do I make an icon-based bookmark to an online radio stream on my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by karizma on Feb 28, 2011 - 2 answers

Electric power for the little guys

I am looking for quantitative information on energy demand for mobile devices with low power requirements, such as alarm clocks, book lights, TV remotes – things that usually require batteries to run (but not devices with higher power requirements like smartphones or laptops). Does anyone know where I can find such information? [more inside]
posted by Rickalicioso on Feb 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Phoning home from Indonesia?

Mobile phone for Indonesia? [more inside]
posted by brokeaspoke on Feb 22, 2011 - 3 answers

Desktop Computer Decline

I'm looking into the decline of desktop computer sales and would like the latest percentage figures vs laptops and if possible mobile devices like the iPad.
posted by nam3d on Feb 21, 2011 - 4 answers

How does one get a virtual international phone number that is SMS-capable?

I'm looking to get a virtual international phone number that can send and receive SMS text messages and can be used with my US mobile phone. I've found Virtual Phone Line and VoipVoip, but they support voice calls only, not SMS.
posted by matrushka on Jan 11, 2011 - 3 answers

I want a clever dumbphone.

I'm mostly happy with my Nokia 2330 (weeklong battery life, ultraslim and light candybar, disappears in my pocket, holds up to light abuse), but am getting tired of the slow messaging. The inbox and other sections/menus take forever to load, and I seem to type faster than the phone's little processor can handle. If the messaging was speedier, it would be perfect. But it isn't, and I'd like to upgrade. What should I be looking at next? I'd like to keep the features I like, but have a speedier phone. I only text and (barely) call. I will be prepaid with AT&T or T-Mobile.
posted by Xere on Jan 4, 2011 - 2 answers

Think of it as a PO Box for your phone...

PrivacyFilter -- Please help me find a way to keep my personal phone number hidden from prying eyes. [more inside]
posted by kensch on Dec 31, 2010 - 7 answers

Internet in rural Belgium...

What is the best option for mobile internet in Belgium for one month? [more inside]
posted by schmoo on Dec 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Do you like your phone? Tell me about it!

I'm looking for a cheapish mobile phone that can do basic internet chores (facebook, email, basic web stuff). I can't afford a smartphone or the monthly contract that comes with them. I am in the UK. Do you have a phone in this category that you like/hate? What would you recommend? Extensive information about my personal needs and whims follows: [more inside]
posted by nowonmai on Dec 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Hungry Caterpillar knitting pattern

Does anyone know of a pattern for a knit version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar? I'd like to make a mobile for friend's who are having their first baby. Thank you!
posted by _cakes on Dec 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Useful data-conserving apps for Android?

I live in a country where mobile data is expensive. I have a shiny Android phone and wireless broadband at home. Can you recommend some useful Android apps which operate in a way that minimises mobile data usage? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Dec 20, 2010 - 16 answers

Resources for learning to develop for Android 2.X?

What books can you recommend for Android 2.X development? I'm researching developing a frontend for an existing website, working towards a facebook mobile-like presentation. Sites and other resources are also welcome.
posted by zevious on Dec 20, 2010 - 1 answer

Can I take the camera out of an iphone?

Quick and simple. Will my iPhone still work when I take the camera out? [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Dec 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Fuckety! Iraqi Insurgents Stole My Precious Phone

Please help me find the perfect mobile phone! (To replace my previous perfect mobile phone, that was stolen and is now no longer made and woefully out of date, SOB.) It might be the Samsung S5550, but I'll have to order sight unseen. Very special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by cyndigo on Dec 7, 2010 - 10 answers

This little blue dot is you and that little red dot is me.

Are there any good Android apps for connected couples? [more inside]
posted by snapped on Dec 6, 2010 - 15 answers

Mobile Health Exams

Any experiences with competency of mobile health exams; "Ultrasound Testing" screening for heart , arteries, blood chemistry. Rolling bus like exam facility scheduled in my area next week travelling under the name "Healthfair".
posted by Agamenticus on Dec 1, 2010 - 3 answers

I just want to organize my time, not spend it shopping for phones

A world of mobile choices, and none of them fits. How can I find an affordable basic camera phone without a data plan that lets me back up its data? [more inside]
posted by Hardcore Poser on Nov 28, 2010 - 17 answers

What is the best way to get a Vintage Mobile Phone up and running again?

A friend of mine has an old vintage phone the same as this one here. My limited knowledge leads me to believe that because it was an old analogue phone there is no chance of getting it working again in it's current form. It's in very good condition and we were thinking if it was possible to take the "guts" out of a cheap new phone and put them inside the handset part of the old phone. We only really want to use it for novelty value but neither of us really have a clue how we would match up the keys/screen/antenna or even how to open up the older handset as there are no obvious screws to undo. If anyone could shed any light on if this is possible & how to do it we would very much appreciate it. Cheers
posted by woodenfloored on Nov 16, 2010 - 11 answers

Mobile Apps for Museums

What are some examples of exemplary use of mobile (applications, mobile sites, sms, cameraphones, phone numbers on exhibit items) in or about museums? Basically, what arts organizations and museums are using the fact that their audience (in or even beyond the museum) in a way that enhances the effect (educational, entertainment, engagement) of the museum, and how do they do it?
posted by artlung on Nov 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Where can I find free/cheap travel guides in ebook or pdf format?

Where can I find free e-book (pdf or any e-book format) travel guides? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Nov 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me follow election returns on the go.

Please recommend a good iPhone app or mobile-optimized website for following U.S. election returns on Tuesday night -- not just the outcome of races, but the returns of individual races as they come in. [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on Nov 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Digital files, accessible from anywhere?

Question for Graphic Designer types: What's the best solution for secure and reliable online storage, with 24/7 access from a desktop/laptop (Mac, PC and Linux), smart phone and/or mobile device and the web, for gigabytes of graphic design files? These files include various large image formats (JPG or TIF), Indesign, Word and Illustrater files, etc, etc. Bonus points if this secure and reliable service allows people to seamlessly add files to a public folder, either via drag and drop or email. [more inside]
posted by nomadicink on Oct 23, 2010 - 9 answers

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