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No Signal

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 - 2 answers

J'espère que cela ne coûtera pas les yeux de la tête

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 - 10 answers

Goin' mobile

What makes a mobile site, well, mobile? [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter on Aug 9, 2010 - 8 answers

Nokia 5800 will surf, but none of the other apps will connect.

My Nokia 5800 will surf the internet, but none of the other apps will connect. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Aug 4, 2010 - 8 answers

A few bugs with the jailbreak

Would someone please help me with my cydia/jailbreakme problems? iPhone 3GS, mc version, 4.0 [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Aug 3, 2010 - 9 answers

Prepaid mobile internet in Australia

Can anyone recommend a good prepaid SIM card for Australia for mobile data? [more inside]
posted by acb on Jul 11, 2010 - 5 answers

How to minimize mobile data usage.

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 - 4 answers

What dimensions should I use for a mobile comic?

What are some multi-panel webcomics that are pretty swell to read on mobile devices? [more inside]
posted by circular on Jul 8, 2010 - 4 answers

iPhone App idea and a conflicting with patent

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 - 8 answers

MMS support for posting images?

Sending images to the web via MMS (not email)? [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Jul 7, 2010 - 10 answers

Mobile internet in Spain for cheap?

What are my options for using mobile internet in Spain? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Jun 26, 2010 - 2 answers

Realistic, "alternative" mobile text input methods?

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 - 9 answers

PewpewpewpewPEW

What's the best-crafted mobile game you've ever played? [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Jun 16, 2010 - 27 answers

Am I an Android?

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 - 11 answers

ET, phone roam.

Best way for a Canadian to have a cell phone in the US? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Jun 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Gold plated mp3s :(

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 - 7 answers

Could I transfer my iPhone from AT&T to a carrier in France if I move?

Could I transfer my iPhone from AT&T to a carrier in France if I move? [more inside]
posted by scazza on May 28, 2010 - 13 answers

3g for my mother.

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 - 4 answers

Because it's the phone I deserve. Just not the one I need right now.

Do I really want an Android phone? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on May 20, 2010 - 20 answers

ICT for dummies

Where can I learn - in a hurry - the technological basics of the telecommunications/internet infrastructure? [more inside]
posted by moorooka on May 14, 2010 - 5 answers

Travelling with an iPhone in the Canadian mobile dinosaur age.

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 - 5 answers

Recommendations for good wifi device?

Cheap, reliable mobile wifi device? [more inside]
posted by look busy on Apr 28, 2010 - 11 answers

How to best turn outlines into menus on a Web, mobile, and/or desktop app?

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 - 8 answers

(3G iPhone + WiFi iPad) - WiFi = ???

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 - 10 answers

...You know, for the kids!

Windows Mobile / Pocket PC games that can be played by very young (2-4) children? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Apr 9, 2010 - 2 answers

I just want to read small interesting things

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 - 14 answers

Is there a way that I can find out approximately how many 1st generation iPhones are still in service?

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 - 4 answers

Mobile broadband recommendations?

Mobile broadband recommendations? [more inside]
posted by kprincehouse on Mar 29, 2010 - 10 answers

I need more than just a product brochure

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 - 22 answers

What should I do with a spare mobile phone?

I have an extra prepaid mobile phone. What cool things can I do with it? [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Mar 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Mobile Phone Subscriptions

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 - 6 answers

international Internet Access?

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 - 4 answers

Prepaid phones with data in Malaysia/Borneo

Prepaid phones with data in Malaysia/Borneo [more inside]
posted by snarkle on Mar 8, 2010 - 3 answers

UK SIM cards

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 - 8 answers

India mobile carrier recommendation (pre-paid plan)

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 - 9 answers

winmo remote

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 - 1 answer

Make the switch to Mobile Broadband????

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 - 5 answers

truly global roaming

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 - 11 answers

We need help choosing a smartphone/mobile and provider

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 - 33 answers

Best way to prevent unintentional charges overseas

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 - 11 answers

Looking for examples of digital business cards?

Looking for examples of, or suggestions for what the future of digital business cards (or business cards in general) will be like, or should be like? [more inside]
posted by specialk420 on Feb 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Your recommendations on how to get a phone fixed.

I broke my HTC Hero phone. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by mjg123 on Feb 1, 2010 - 4 answers

What mobile devices can wirelessly sync podcasts?

What mobile devices (smart phones / Itouch / etc.) can wirelessly sync podcasts? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jan 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Tell me about the Nexus One.

Please tell me about the Nexus One - confused about my buying options in the UK. [more inside]
posted by bent back tulips on Jan 25, 2010 - 9 answers

Virgin will fuck you over, Rogers lives up to their name ...

Picking a better Canadian mobile provider is driving me out of my wits. Please halp? [more inside]
posted by Devika on Jan 21, 2010 - 6 answers

What free services exist out there that automatically send a text message alerting you to something or another?

Ever since I was pointed towards Umbrella Today I've yet to be caught out in the rain without an umbrella. I'd quite like to find other free services that automatically send a text message alert. It can be about whatever, doesn't have to be weather related at all. I live in Providence, Rhode Island.
posted by Kattullus on Jan 20, 2010 - 13 answers

How good is mobile broadband for regional areas of Australia?

I'm planning to head to the south coast of NSW (Narooma) for about two weeks or so, to get a bit of work done. However, I do need to access the Internet (mostly google searches). I was thinking of getting a USB mobile broadband dongle from one of the main providers. For instance, I checked with Optus and they say they have good coverage in Narooma. [more inside]
posted by tomargue on Jan 19, 2010 - 10 answers

mobile devices and social services

Can you point me to examples of innovative programs using cell phones in poor countries? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Jan 15, 2010 - 10 answers

Mobile Software Design Guru Reading?

where can I read about the system and software design for mobile? preferably something written within the last year or two? any particular mobile code gurus out there? primarily focusing on mobile web. Any of these books worth getting? They appear to have positive ratings and relevant content descriptions on Amazon. 0321269314 1847193439 0596155441 [more inside]
posted by k7lim on Jan 14, 2010 - 3 answers

Is my 12-year old book still worth it's salt?

Is my Java book from 1998 still relevant? [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman on Jan 14, 2010 - 17 answers

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