I'm going to Vancouver next month. My Sprint phone won't be of any use to me there. When I went to Toronto last year, I was able to make exorbitantly expensive phone calls and I wasn't able to access the internet or use google maps.
I'd like to do all of those things economically.
I still have my old Treo 75?wx. Perhaps that could be of some use? Thank you.
posted by stuart_s
on Oct 6, 2009 -
I want to upgrade my HTC Touch HD GSM Windows OS from 6.1 to 6.5.
What is 1.56.OliNex simple comprehensive English?
what is the difference between upgrading through HSPL and USPL?
I don't really know the meaning and the difference between HSPL and USPL, and which one is recommended and less risky?
I went to xda-developers.com and couldn't comprehend there well.
posted by omaralarifi
on Oct 6, 2009 -
Looking for a cheap pay-as-you-go or pre-paid plan, to use until the end of December. I have a Motrola Razr (v3r, or something like it, as I recall), which I used to use with T-Mobile, although I'm not opposed to buying a cheap phone for the interim (although it'd have to very cheap). What are my options? [more inside]
posted by Busoni
on Oct 2, 2009 -
Do you know mobile producers which provide dual SIM mobiles with wifi supporting SIP protocol? [more inside]
posted by fifigyuri
on Oct 2, 2009 -
I'm thinking about buying the Sonim XP3
. Does anyone here own one or know someone that does? Asking primarily because I'll have to order it online; the only store carrying it is on back order and I can't futz with it before buying. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob
on Sep 17, 2009 -
Can I use shell style globs or something like regexp to search for online content? [more inside]
posted by idiopath
on Sep 14, 2009 -
Is there an iPhone app (or location-aware website) that will show me Craigslist rentals near my current location? [more inside]
posted by waxpancake
on Sep 13, 2009 -
If someone calls my mobile, and instead of pressing a button to answer it I press the one that mutes/silence/stop their call (such as if it's vibrating or ringing, and I can't or don't want to answer it)... do they know that I've deliberately muted/silenced their call or will it keep on ringing along merrily for them until voicemail voice kicks in?
posted by Jimmie
on Aug 31, 2009 -
I'm about to start work in an electronics shop (mobile phones, hifis, computers etc) and would love some tips. [more inside]
posted by dance
on Aug 21, 2009 -
How many smart phones are there in Iowa? Seems a simple question, but I haven't found a source that even offers a good guess. My google-fu fails me. Help Me, Hivemind!
posted by davereed
on Aug 18, 2009 -
What is the best flat calling rate pan-European GSM SIM card for temporary use? Two people with iPhone 2G (iPhone1,1) quad band unlocked phones will be in Europe for one month. We want voice and SMS only, not GPRS data, and the ability to add credit to either phone by scratch cards... [more inside]
posted by thewalrus
on Aug 11, 2009 -
I've just been seriously burned by Virgin Mobile - who've reneged on insurance - just wondering what strategies I can use given the situation. [more inside]
posted by a non e mouse
on Aug 11, 2009 -
Does anyone have experience playing World of Warcraft on an ultra mobile PC like the Samsung Q1, OQO or Sony Vaio UX series? I know it's technically possible to run by watching the demos on YouTube but I'd like to get some feedback about whether it's actually a playable experience long term or more of a novelty. [more inside]
posted by jeffhoward
on Jul 20, 2009 -
I'm writing a crime story and need to know the following detail about phone records:
Let's say I live in Dallas, but while I'm visiting New York I call Joe using my mobile phone. Because there has been a crime committed, the police have subpoenaed Joe's phone records.
MY QUESTION: When they see the record of the call, will the police know that the phone call originated from New York instead of Dallas?
posted by bagadonuts
on Jul 15, 2009 -
I'm looking for a mobile browser (or similar solutions). But there's a catch. I want it for a laptop, not a phone. [more inside]
posted by Petrot
on Jul 14, 2009 -
How do I locate the contacts I've just sync'ed from my smartphone (Windows Mobile 6.1) on my PC? [more inside]
posted by Marquis
on Jul 13, 2009 -
I'm on an ongoing quest to learn Spanish, and I thought it would be handy to have a dictionary on my mobile (cell) phone. I have a Nokia E51 - Symbian s60 34rd edition phone. I bought the paper Collins English/Spanish Dictionary and it had a link to their mobile software (5th down on this site
But before shelling out 10 pounds I thought I'd see if the hive mind could recommend any alternatives?
posted by Admira
on Jul 12, 2009 -
So I dropped my iPhone and the screen shattered. Now what? What should I buy and how does it affect my ATT contract? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on Jul 2, 2009 -
What cellphone can I get to use with a prepaid plan that will work with iSync? [more inside]
posted by Cogito
on Jun 27, 2009 -
Three iPhone keyboard questions: Bluetooth keyboard
support in 3.0? Any product announcements? Support for 2G iPhones? [more inside]
posted by exhilaration
on Jun 25, 2009 -
Items weighing less than 1lb that make you think "WOW that's cool!" or "GOT to buy that!" on first glance?
Catch: items already in your home or could do a bang-up job of creating in two weeks. [more inside]
posted by variella
on May 27, 2009 -
I've noticed that mobile phones have a much easier time talking to each other than to most laptops/PCs. Is there any software out there that can make a PC behave like a mobile phone? For some reason I'm expecting mostly open-source, but anything is welcome.
posted by d7415
on May 14, 2009 -
Does anyone know of an affordable solution to display SMS messages on an installation to the general public? Ideally a turn key lcd screen solution or similar. Appreciate any help!
posted by ashepp
on Apr 29, 2009 -
Where can I buy a cheap unlocked GSM 900/1800 mobile phone (one that will work in Europe with prepaid SIM cards) in Manhattan? I'm looking to spend less than $50, if such a thing is possible.
posted by enoent
on Apr 24, 2009 -
What applications/software for your mobile device did you find useful/essential for travelling? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz
on Mar 31, 2009 -
UK mobile phone filter: What is a good pay-as-you-go tariff for the emergency mobile phone of an elderly person who will scarcely ever call out? (We have got him one of the RNIB easy-to-read phones that is not locked to a network.)
posted by Idcoytco
on Mar 27, 2009 -
I have an LG Renoir that I want to use in the gym as an MP3 player. How do i make it differentiate music from ringtones? [more inside]
posted by anonaccount
on Mar 25, 2009 -
Which will work better for me for improving my cellphone coverage, a microcell unit or a booster? [more inside]
posted by RikiTikiTavi
on Mar 23, 2009 -
Any thoughts on how to be able to have two smartphones connected to the handsfree/bluetooth set up in my car? [more inside]
posted by Zinger
on Feb 15, 2009 -
I am looking for a new *wired* headset (headphone / microphone) for my cellphone... My current cellphone is a Samsung SCH-R430
(also called a MyShot). The thing that makes it hard is that this phone has a proprietary headphone jack (see picture here
) - not a standard one. [more inside]
posted by olddogeyes
on Feb 10, 2009 -
SoftwareFilter: Help me find two apps for my Windows Mobile 5 Phone: 1) free simple backup solution that does not require me to install outlook on my computer. 2) a really good dictionary [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac
on Feb 6, 2009 -
Need a voice recorder ( free is better) application for Nokia e61i. The built in app comes with too many restrictions.
posted by thejeshgn
on Jan 20, 2009 -
Help me find a cheap, reliable, standard phone for use on AT&T. I need to find something cheap so I can sell my iPhone. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on Jan 15, 2009 -