How can I get pseudo-mobile internet in France for just two months? There are wifi hot spots all over but the prices seem outrageous, presumably the unlimited wifi is only for DSL customers?
I'd happily tether to my N900 or buy a separate GSM modem. Any recommendations
? It seems odd if Orange's Mobicarte
the is the cheapest?
posted by jeffburdges
on Sep 24, 2010 -
Reliable FTP client for iPad, including direct editing of remote text files (ideally with some degree of syntax highlighting) and uploading of non-text files? All options I've found in the App Store have mixed-to-poor reviews.
posted by kalapierson
on Sep 21, 2010 -
What's the best way to spec font sizes in CSS for a mobile web site for the latest versions of Android, Blackberry, and Safari Mobile? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha
on Sep 16, 2010 -
What's the etiquette consensus on paying for things broken by a relative's child? Last night my wife was at her brother's house. Their 2.5 year old boy snatched her iPhone from her hand while she was using it and smashed it against a wall, breaking the screen. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus
on Sep 15, 2010 -
How much could the speakers built into iPhones be auditorily improved if price were no object? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese
on Aug 26, 2010 -
I'll be spending at least several months in Europe, and I'd like to buy an unlocked Android phone and use prepaid SIM cards in each country I visit. Data access (not just voice) is important. What are the best phones on the market for this purpose? [more inside]
posted by pete_22
on Aug 26, 2010 -
How can I listen to a little piece of Newfoundland while in Ohio, via my Android phone? [more inside]
posted by newfers
on Aug 24, 2010 -
My first sale on eBay was a new and unused mobile phone. Turns out that (unknown to me) it wasn’t new and has been used before. This is starting to turn into a bit of a disaster for an eBay virgin and threatens to tar me with a poor sellers rating. Can seasoned eBay’ers please give me some advice! [more inside]
posted by mr_silver
on Aug 18, 2010 -
What is wrong with my new mobile phone? When my phone goes idle after 15 sec of no use (typical battery saving function) or loses the signal when I am in an elevator (typical situation but normally survivable), it won't automatically reconnect so it's like I don't even have a phone. How can I over come this? Is it normal for "newer" phones to constantly be searching for a signal yet not getting it or turning off like this? [more inside]
posted by peachtree
on Aug 14, 2010 -
What's the best value prepaid SIM card for a week long visit to France, averaging...say...15-30 minutes of talk + 100 MB of data per day? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker
on Aug 11, 2010 -
Can anyone recommend a good prepaid SIM card for Australia for mobile data? [more inside]
posted by acb
on Jul 11, 2010 -
I just got a mobile internet stick for my laptop: how do I minimize data usage? I don't want some huge software update downloading in the background without my permission, etc. [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop
on Jul 9, 2010 -
What are some multi-panel webcomics that are pretty swell to read on mobile devices? [more inside]
posted by circular
on Jul 8, 2010 -
I've got an idea for a mobile (iPhone) app, turns out there is a patent that covers the idea. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish
on Jul 8, 2010 -
I want to be able to do real text input on a mobile device. Not two-thumb it. And I want to be able to enter special characters such as numbers and ()*+-[TAB] easily. Basically, I want to be able to write programs, not just misspelled SMS messages, more-or-less at full speed on a tiny device. How? [more inside]
posted by DU
on Jun 23, 2010 -
I'm thinking of buying a Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica as my first Android phone. I'm a Nokia user whose e71 is feeling a bit tight and so I'd like a cheap way to get my Android toes wet.
I have a couple of questions though ... [more inside]
posted by chairish
on Jun 15, 2010 -
Help me negotiate with my phone company when I feel that I've been unfairly billed for data useage. [more inside]
posted by Chrysalis
on Jun 3, 2010 -
I'm looking for an easy to use 3g phone that my mother can use. All she needs is the ability to make/recieve phone calls & texting.
Touch screens are a no, no. And the phone should be under £100.
3g is a must as we need to get her on the 3 network in the UK.
posted by nam3d
on May 26, 2010 -
Where can I learn - in a hurry - the technological basics of the telecommunications/internet infrastructure? [more inside]
posted by moorooka
on May 14, 2010 -
Is mobile prepaid data available in Canada? My friend is looking for options to use with his unlocked iPhone while visiting Montreal. [more inside]
posted by exquisite_deluxe
on May 12, 2010 -
Can you advise me on creating my research tool? Do you know a way to turn outilnes into interactive menus on the Web? How about on a mobile device ? Is there an app that is for iPhone apps what Dreamweaver is for Web sites? [more inside]
posted by jimmymcvee
on Apr 21, 2010 -
I have a 3G iPhone. If I buy a wireless (no 3G) iPad, is it possible to share my iPhone's 3G connection with my iPad? My goal is to be able to access the internet with my iPad, without having a 3G plan for it.
posted by negative1
on Apr 12, 2010 -
I'm looking for good mobile websites that are mainly text and update often, with individual content brief enough that I can finish reading by the time the bus comes.
Despite what it might imply, texts from last night
perfectly encapsulates what I want. I just want more of it. And maybe for it to be informative on top of entertaining. Just something internet-y that I can browse for 3-5 minutes at a time.
posted by ictow
on Apr 9, 2010 -
Is there a way that I can find out approximately how many 1st generation iPhones are still in service?
posted by bradn
on Mar 30, 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 -
I would like to create a 'text of the day' type mobile phone service. A service where the user sends a word to a cell #. They are then billed monthly for the service via their mobile phone bill. You see this kind of thing on TV all the time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
posted by JohnGL
on Mar 10, 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 -
Are the free UK pay-as-you-go SIM cards that are offered on UK telcos' web sites also available from retail shopfronts, or only via the post (to UK addresses)? [more inside]
posted by jedro
on Mar 3, 2010 -
Can someone recommend a mobile carrier in India? Specific pre-paid recommendations would be helpful as well. [more inside]
posted by purephase
on Feb 28, 2010 -
Does anyone know of a Winmo 6.x application that can make my htc touch pro 2 act as a 2nd keyboard and/or touchpad for a win xp home laptop hooked into my tv. Wifi, or bluetooth preffered. No wireless keyboards of any kind need apply
posted by dstopps
on Feb 24, 2010 -
Switching to mobile broadband...not sure if now is the best time????
I live alone and mainly use a laptop...right now my ISP is Roadrunner and I have my own wireless router attached to it. I pay about $35/mo. about 1/2 of my internet/cable bundle bill of $70 or so. [more inside]
posted by mdn31
on Feb 23, 2010 -
I'm moving overseas for an indefinite amount of time and want to be contactable from various countries. Can I maintain local phone numbers which redirect voice calls and text messages to my iPhone, wherever I am? [more inside]
posted by m1ndsurfer
on Feb 18, 2010 -
So, apparently I need to get a smartphone
. I'm not 100% sure that I really "need" to, but browsing the web on the tiny screen of my current phone
is not a fun experience. I'm overwhelmed by the options available and need some guidance on my next steps choosing a phone and the network provider
for me and my wife. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious
on Feb 11, 2010 -
I am going to Japan for a week. Love to bring my Nexus One but wanna make sure I do not end up with $$$$ bill. In the same time, I want have the phone on to use it with Wifi networks and perhaps the GPS.
As a follow up question, if there a way I can buy a SIM in Japan that would provide me with an unlimited data for that week?
What are my options?
posted by mchmarny
on Feb 8, 2010 -