I am on an AT&T family plan. I have had an iPhone 3GS since about 2011, and just upgraded to an iPhone 5c. I still have the 3GS. What is the best way for me to use this phone with a monthly plan completely separate from the family plan, with any carrier? Our daughter is on the Virgin 35/month plan. That seems pretty good. Am I hosed because this phone was locked into AT&T, or whatzers?
My grandmother loves the kinds of paperback best sellers that are commonly for sale at airports. Danielle Steel, Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks, etc. I'm not very familiar with these authors or others like them, but I know that she would enjoy getting whatever the latest book by these kinds of authors as soon as it comes out. For Christmas I would like to sign her up for a subscription service, if something like this exists, that would mail her the newest novel in this category as soon as it comes out, or around once a month, or some such. I think she would enjoy the fun of looking forward to a monthly delivery and not knowing what book will be inside. Is there a service like this that exists, that would make for a good gift? [more inside]
Can mental clarity / acuity come in bursts on a regular (monthly) cycle? [more inside]
I'm looking for the most basic, clean, monthly wall calendar for 2014. Something like the Field Notes calendar (scroll down a bit), but large enough for me to write notes on individual days. [more inside]
Do you tip a valet when you have a monthly parking space? In Chicago, if that matters. [more inside]
I'm looking for a subscription-type birthday gift -- something that would be sent regularly (say, monthly) to my soon-to-be-85-year-old mother. [more inside]
Where can I camp for several weeks at a time in the northeastern U.S. (in and around NY state)? I wanting a quiet spot that is set up to handle longterm campers? Also wondering whether there is a good guide to US campsites (ratings, etc.)?
UK Mobile phone monthly contract recommendations? [more inside]
What phone service would be best for me? All I use my Verizon Wireless account for is the phone itself: calling and messaging people. But I think I'm paying far too much. I live in NYC. Suggestions? (description of bill here) [more inside]
Comestible of the month club? [more inside]
If The Atlantic Monthly (or Harper's, or The New Yorker) were founded today, would it be Metafilter? [more inside]
Help me sort fact from fiction: do police officers in the US have a monthly quota or target (official or unofficial) for the number of tickets they need to issue?