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Name My Mobile Phone (at least it's not a baby or a pet or a playlist)

I am considering one of those "design your own" mobile phones and would like to make the most of the limited line of characters that can be printed on the back. Examples and requirements within. [more inside]
posted by juliplease on Mar 14, 2014 - 15 answers

How to turn off vibrations in latest Android?

I recently got a Moto X, running the latest KitKat OS. I set up a few basic apps, turned off the sound and vibration to everything, but still every tweet reply and email I get causes the phone to do a short vibrate jolt on notification. I also get the haptic keyboard vibration feedback when typing on it. I've googled, turned every sound/vibrate option off in Settings and still can't get this phone to be quiet and vibrate-free on both counts. What am I doing wrong here?
posted by mathowie on Mar 9, 2014 - 5 answers

Getting a US data plan for my foreign cell phone

I am travelling to Chicago in two weeks and want to use my smartphone whilst I am there (and away from WiFi). Importantly though I am not actually bothered about making phone calls. DATA is what I crave. What are my best sim card options? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jan 29, 2014 - 6 answers

I need to buy a phone in the US for somebody else to use in Mexico.

My mom moved to Mexico recently, and I have had a hard time contacting her via phone. She's staying with relatives of her boyfriend, but it seems like she's not able to use their phone to make international calls. I'd like to get her a mobile phone that she can use to call me and her other kids (or anybody else), but I'm a bit overwhelmed by what I'm finding with google - a lot of which seems targeted to making international calls from the US to other countries or just seems spammy. What is a good way to buy a phone here and send it to Mexico? [more inside]
posted by jeoc on May 1, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me choose a no-contract dumbphone for my mom.

Looking for prepaid phone recommendations for an older person in the US. No smartphone, no texting, just very occasional outgoing voice calls. [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Dec 12, 2012 - 11 answers

Can someone tell me how I can confirm my location (in the UK) of where I was a couple/few weeks ago please. At the time I was using an HTC Hero phone on the O2 network.

Can someone tell me how I can confirm my location (in the UK) of where I was a couple/few weeks ago please. At the time I was using an HTC Hero phone on the O2 network. [more inside]
posted by sockpim on Oct 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Please help me pick a mobile phone plan in British Columbia

Please help me pick a mobile phone plan in British Columbia. [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on Dec 22, 2011 - 7 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

Why do web sites that send me text messages need to know my carrier?

Why do web sites that send me text messages need to know my carrier? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Apr 5, 2011 - 6 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

Nexus One + Softbank Rental SIM + Japan = Affordable data access?

What do I need to do, or what do I need to be aware of, to use mobile data on a Nexus One using a Softbank rental SIM card in Japan? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Nov 3, 2010 - 2 answers

Low-cost German cell service provider

Germany filter: What is my best option for a low-priced cell phone plan that will ideally include cheap international calling? No data, contracts possible. [more inside]
posted by naturalog on Jul 16, 2010 - 8 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

Is there a cheap way to use data on my iPhone in Spain?

I'm going to Spain for a bit and want, if possible, to get a pay-as-you-go Spainish sim card for my (unlocked) iPhone that will allow me to use data at a reasonable price. Does anyone know if such a product exists in Spain? I don't speak Spanish so bonus points if it's possible to buy one over the internet and have it shipped to me in the UK (though I know that's unlikely)... [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Mar 14, 2010 - 5 answers

If you were a G1, and you were born today, what cell phone would you be?

I would like to buy a nice new cell phone with a physical keyboard to replace a broken G1. Please help me with any knowledge about the Droid or the Cliq or any other suggestions you may have! [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog on Dec 2, 2009 - 19 answers

How can I remember to always put my mobile phone on silent before meetings and turn it back on afterwards?

How can I remember to always put my mobile phone on silent before meetings or seminars? And to turn the sound back on when the meeting is over? Any useful tricks? I don't seem to have a problem remembering this in artistic environments, only in work environments.
posted by grouse on Oct 1, 2009 - 18 answers

How can I be certain my iPhone doesn't send or receive data except phone, text and Wi-Fi?

How can I make sure my iPhone 3G doesn't transfer *any* internet data while retaining phone, texting and Wi-Fi capability? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Aug 19, 2009 - 12 answers

I want my damn 3G...

Is there any (genuine) way to improve my cell/mobile phone signal? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jun 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Mobile software for the mobile traveller?

What applications/software for your mobile device did you find useful/essential for travelling? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Mar 31, 2009 - 2 answers

Cheap calls please

UK Mobile phone monthly contract recommendations? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Jan 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me save my poor little phone

Last night, a friend accidentally spilled a drink over my mobile phone. Now it sort of works. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by jhighmore on Dec 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me buy a new mobile phone

Help me buy a new mobile phone please [more inside]
posted by minifigs on Sep 24, 2008 - 1 answer

P.S. I'll find my phone. Who took my phone.

UK phone fraud: Someone stole my phone and rang up £3000 of calls to Nigeria. The phone company says it's my fault for not keeping tabs on the phone and I have to pay it. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by Drexen on Jun 27, 2008 - 24 answers

Ping Pong Cellular Telephony: Chinese phones and US SIM cards

Phone from China, SIM card in the US: what do I need to know to make sure I have a working cell phone when I return to the US for a month or two this summer? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Jun 4, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me find the right phone for me

Help me find the perfect (for me) Verizon Wireless phone. I'm not sure, but I think I might want to cross into smartphone land.... [more inside]
posted by JMOZ on Mar 6, 2008 - 17 answers

Verizon or AT&T in NYC?

What's the best wireless phone service for the NYC area? I'm as fed up with Verizon as the next guy, but my limited experience with an iPhone in Manhattan left me with dropped/missed calls and very intermittent access to maps, etc. (unless already cached). Putting aside fun features that usually work, and imagining your life depended on receiving or making a phone call, which network would you choose?* *Please speak from experience with a carrier and nevermind the silly games they play (e.g., crippling bluetooth, etc.); I simply need a service that doesn't miss or drop calls.
posted by whoiam on Mar 3, 2008 - 16 answers

Help us break out of our RAZR jail!

My wife and I both loathe our Motorola RAZRs, and fortunately, we're able to replace them at subsidized, new-customer pricing at the end of this month (October 28th, to be specific). We're Verizon Wireless customers for a slew of reasons, and are going to stick with VZW; does anyone have recommendations for phones we should consider? [more inside]
posted by delfuego on Oct 15, 2007 - 24 answers

How to get out of your Sprint contract without paying the early termination fee?

Can anyone suggest a good way to get out of my contract with Sprint while avoiding the early termination fees? [more inside]
posted by Raichle on Oct 9, 2007 - 8 answers

850/1900 MHz Motofone?

I want to buy an unlocked 850/1900 MHz (Americas) Motorola Motofone for use in the US. [more inside]
posted by Utilitaritron on Mar 29, 2007 - 43 answers

Bluetooth phone ringer?

My Secret Santa has a mobile phone that she's continually missing calls/texts on because she leaves it in her bag, and it drives her daft. Is there any sort of small wireless ringer/buzzer/light that will go off when the phone does? Small enough for a keychain, ideally.
posted by bonaldi on Nov 21, 2006 - 5 answers

What's the cheapest cell phone plan?

Finding a cell phone plan. 517 + cheap - $20/month or less. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Aug 14, 2006 - 15 answers

How to transfer mobile phone contacts from one phone to another?

How does Verizon Wireless in-store tech support transfer an address book from one mobile phone to another? [more inside]
posted by Bryan Behrenshausen on Aug 6, 2006 - 15 answers

Cheaper cellphone texting from the UK to the USA.

How can I save money sending hundreds of SMS messages (and making occasional phonecalls) from my UK mobile phone to a USA cell? [more inside]
posted by Marquis on Jul 16, 2006 - 9 answers

Prepaid Mobile Phone roaming through the UK, France and Belgium recommendations...

Prepaid Mobile Phone roaming through the UK, France and Belgium recommendations... [more inside]
posted by snarkle on Jul 5, 2006 - 5 answers

Cellphone Filter: Hunt for a superphone.

Cellphone Filter: Help, getting a new phone this week! Looking for an awesome superphone. [more inside]
posted by spinko on Jun 25, 2006 - 13 answers

Mobile phone video formats & conversion

A couple of questions about mobile phone video formats: [more inside]
posted by blag on Mar 22, 2006 - 5 answers

How can I track down my ideal mobile phone?

I'm looking to upgrade my mobile phone, and I don't want to be limited to my provider's (T-Mobile's) choices. I have specific needs for the phone, in extended. I'd like to know if anyone knows of a phone that fits these requirements, or, better yet (and more useful to others), what are some good ways to track down a particular model that fits my specific needs? [more inside]
posted by blingblong on Jan 23, 2006 - 19 answers

Nokia 9500 essential apps

After a long love affair with my Treo, I've gone and bought a Nokia 9500. It's too big to be my primary phone but I'm hoping it can replace my laptop when I'm travelling. What Series 80 software do you folks consider as essential? [more inside]
posted by blag on Jun 23, 2005 - 3 answers

Great apps for Nokia / Symbian phone?

So I've got a new Symbian phone (a Nokia 6600) and I'm wondering what to play with. What are the killer apps? (Bonus points if you know of a Windows CE-style "Today" view to replace the launcher...
posted by bonaldi on Sep 21, 2004 - 7 answers

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