I want an app that I install on my Droid 3 phone that'll find my computer on my home wireless network and which I can point to my music folder and stream. [more inside]
posted by cthuljew
on Jan 11, 2013 -
How is Dolphin Browser (formerly Dolphin HD) going to make money? It seems to be a company with no revenue plan. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by toothless joe
on Aug 25, 2012 -
I've had a smart phone (android nexus one) for a few years now, but have always gotten by with wifi access only. I just recently bit the bullet on 3g access. So what new things can I do now with my phone with my newfound wandering internet access?
posted by garlic
on Jul 13, 2012 -
Cell phone ninjas, hack my phone life! What is the best cell phone and plan for me? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic
on Oct 21, 2011 -
Is it possible to turn an original Motorola Droid into a mobile wireless hotspot by rooting it? If so, what's the easiest way to do that? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on May 9, 2011 -
Is Ooma a good phone solution for my parents? They spend 5 months a year in Florida, and in that time are welcome to use their neighbour's wireless. [more inside]
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666
on Dec 20, 2010 -
Can I port my existing AT&T Wireless cell phone number to a new Comcast Digital Voice land line account?
The 1-800-Comcast customer support rep. said no, but the FCC says
"you can switch telephone service providers, including interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers, and keep your existing phone number".
What's the final verdict? Anyone have experience with this?
posted by thankyoumuchly
on Oct 7, 2010 -
I have an iPhone on AT&T Wireless. I have moved to an area where AT&T does not provide native cellular and data service. I need your advice/ideas on how best to proceed to protect my cell phone number. [more inside]
posted by karizma
on Jun 7, 2010 -
I have an iPhone 3g. I jailbroke it pre-OS3 and had tons of dropped calls, so I un-jailbroke it.. I jailbroke it and once again at OS3.13, and after months of no dropped calls, no "no service" and no missed voicemails, suddently I'm getting all three once again right after jailbreaking with spirit. does jailbreak cause more dropped calls?
posted by lrodman
on May 17, 2010 -
Is there any reason not
to get a Wind Mobile voice plan, if I'm almost always in Toronto (a 'Wind Zone') and prioritize not having a contract? [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on May 13, 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 -
Can anyone recommend a cheap smartphone that can make Skype calls over Wi-Fi? [more inside]
posted by redteam
on Jun 3, 2009 -
What applications/software for your mobile device did you find useful/essential for travelling? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz
on Mar 31, 2009 -
Our wireless internet and our cordless phone(s) hate each other with the unbridled passion of a thousand suns. [more inside]
posted by blueberry
on Mar 17, 2008 -
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 -
Mathfilter: How many text messages (SMS) will fit on a floppy disk, or a CD-ROM? Once that number is derived, how much will it cost to send or receive that many messages if a consumer pays per message (American carriers or Intl carriers would be great)? [more inside]
posted by kenneth
on Mar 3, 2008 -
9-11 Technology Filter: I have never been able to even get signal on my Blackberry 8200 (GSM) within 10 seconds of liftoff, so how were cell phone calls completed from hijacked planes on 9-11? Specifically, given the prevailing handset, carrier, and tower technologies present in the Boston, NY, and DC metro and intervening areas at the time, and given the flight paths and altitudes of the hijacked planes, how were passengers able to complete cellphone calls to loved ones? [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel
on Nov 30, 2007 -
Help me find the perfect convergence communication device (i.e. phone!) to make my nerdlife complete while I'm (endlessly) on the road. Hours upon hours of searching have turned up naught and I'm getting desperate. [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo
on Mar 27, 2007 -
Do they not kick in if your call starts before 9pm? I am a new Cingular subscriber (yeah, I know, the rollover minutes seduced me), and I was shocked to see a 58 minute call logged to my daytime minutes. The call had begun at 8:53 and I assumed that logically at 9:00 my nighttime minutes would kick in. Naturally, this is not the case and I ate up 1/7th of my total monthly anytime minutes on this one call. Do other wireless carriers keep you on daytime minutes for calls that begin before 9 and extend on past 9? [more inside]
posted by Hammerikaner
on Aug 8, 2006 -
EVDOFilter: I'm interested in Sprint or Verizon EVDO phone-as-modem mobile broadband service with my Powerbook, but I've never had a celphone before. Help! [more inside]
posted by Alterscape
on May 30, 2006 -
Skype with a Mac.. I'm thinking of starting to use Skype, but there's one thing holding me back. What wireless USB phones are compatible with the Mac, and where can I get them in the UK? I know Ipevo now provide drivers for the Free-1 phone, but wireless is important to me - without it my wife will never use it.
posted by salmacis
on Jan 3, 2006 -
I've heard that if you're a Verizon Wireless customer, the reps are allowed to give you a new phone four months before your contract is actually supposed to renew - sort of a secret rule. Is this true?
posted by gottabefunky
on Dec 20, 2005 -
Mobile phones in Syria. Anybody happen to know what band they use over there/what company one could get a sim card from if one was going to stay there for a year?
posted by Mossy
on Nov 26, 2004 -