I have one question which has three related parts: Q1. What companies are out there which provide the technology to operate a phone sex business where I can concentrate on marketing and they take care of all the backend processing allowing the individual phone sex operators to dial in from their own home and talk with their clients who are charged per minute ? I do not want to personally keep or maintain the software myself. I want to outsource this. So the sex operators would "clock in" at will and recieve calls at any phone they like. This software should also use some sort of accounting to keep track of time spent for each operator. Q2. Also, how are the phone sex operators paid ? by cashiers checks mailed out to them by Fedex ? This may not be practical especially if there are many operators. Q3. Finally since this business does not involve any pornographic images are there any laws I need to abide by like having to keep records and making sure everyone is over 18 years of age ?
Help! Opening any text messages or emails displays a blank white screen on my Cingular 2125 (HTC Faraday) Windows Mobile 5 smartphone. [more inside]
I'm looking for a good "headset friendly" corded desk phone -- one with a "line release" button or other "avoid handset lifter" type of feature. [more inside]
Looking for a strange ring tone I heard in China in 2005. [more inside]
How to use a fax machine in a room without phone line support? [more inside]
What's a good way to transfer MMS messages from my phone to my Mac via Bluetooth? [more inside]
Help me find a Sony Ericsson K790a or K550i and figure out how unlocked phones work with US service providers, pretty please! [more inside]
What are good options for phone service for a home office? [more inside]
TinFoilHatFilter: So what's the most current info on cell-phone tracking? What can government/private agencies do nowadays if you own a cell phone? (Location? Coversation monitoring? Direct microphone feeds even when phone is off?) What *do* they do with any frequency? (Feel free to differentiate between agencies such as FBI, local police and private investigators) [more inside]
Help! What happened to my cell phone the other day? [more inside]
Can I buy a used or unlocked phone for my plan with Verizon, or is this a right given only to those blessed with GSM carriers?
Can I buy a used or unlocked phone for my plan with Verizon, or is this a right given only to those blessed with GSM carriers? [more inside]
Can anybody explain to me what the purpose/function of Cerkle.com is? [more inside]
I have two Nokia mobile phones - one purchased in the US and one that I've purchased here in Indonesia, both with their own similar-looking chargers (though with obvious differences on the plugs). Can I charge the Indonesian phone in the US on the US charger? [more inside]
How should I record a phone interview? [more inside]
What is the best way to get a phone number with a specific area code, and have calls to that number forwarded to an existing cell phone? [more inside]
Is there a way to tell clients I want them to communicate with me through email instead of the phone that doesn't make me sound weird? [more inside]
What is the best way to get GPS on my Nokia E60? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a cordless phone that won't interfere with 802.11b/g and is maybe even 802.11a friendly? [more inside]
I've got a phone conversation that's going to become a podcast. How can I use Audacity to make it sound its best?
How can I get a voicemail/phone number in St.Kitts / Nevis? [more inside]
Cell phone filter: I’m looking for a really simple cell phone, nothing fancy, to use with my Verizon service. [more inside]
Broken cell phone filter: I put my cell phone through the washing machine & it's not coming back to life. Now I'd like to craigslist/freecycle a new (used) phone, but I'm having trouble figuring out what types of phones will work for me. [more inside]
How do I straighten a headset cable? [more inside]
I have an old cell phone...a Samsung SCH-T300 to be exact...but it has one feature that I haven't seen on any other new phone...or maybe I just haven't been looking hard enough. It has a sort of built-in answering machine. That is, instead of going to voicemail (which is on Verizon's server), it goes to an "answering machine" that's *on* the phone itself. This lets me do two things: I can actually listen to people's messages *as* they leave them and answer the phone if I choose, and I can listen to voicemail even when I have no signal (since it's stored on the phone). Help me mefi! Are there any current phones that have this feature?
My cell phone is on the fritz (it spontaneously powers off half the time and only powers on with considerable effort--it's three years old) and I'm going traveling in a week and a half. I need a phone. Like now. Do I go ahead and pick up the Sony W810i today, or wait for an announcement from apple. There are a few Sony's available in my area today, though they tend to go quick.
What can I do to improve my cellphone reception inside my house, and not one of the scammy crap things than I see available in spam and Google searches on this subject? [more inside]
I am looking for a new cell phone, and I like the the Crazr. But I drop my current phone all the time, and very few (new, full-featured) phones out now look like they can stand up to that. Help me find a new phone! [more inside]
Can I get a cellphone in Canada that will also work in SE Asia? [more inside]
Cell phone confusion: I need a good family plan with support for the Gmail java app. [more inside]
Where in Manhattan can I find a large selection of Blackberry Pearl accessories? [more inside]
How much does it cost to phone Canada from Ethiopia? Is it possible to buy a long distance calling card in Ethiopia for calling Canada?
CellPhoneFilter: Moving to Austria. What do I do about my cell phone? [more inside]
Last Minute Gift: I need a cheap cell phone. The fact I don't need a plan is making that hard to find. [more inside]
This question is for women who have used online dating : What are your most common reasons for breaking off an email exchange with a man who you met through online dating? Also, once you have given the man your phone number, and he calls you, what are your most common reasons for not returning the phone call? [more inside]
Please help me find a PDA/phone combo that handles instant messaging decently. [more inside]
How do I make phone scam company stop harassing us? [more inside]
What cellphone provider offers the fastest, most reliable internet connection for their PDA phones? [more inside]
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.
VoIP over EVDO. If you've tried it (especially on Sprint's Rev A EVDO), how do you like it? I'd be using Skype, using it rarely, and only using it during calls -- not leaving it idling and using bandwidth. (With my current Sprint phone-as-modem setup on 1xRTT, I average 400-600ms pings -- i.e., too much latency for VoIP even if I had enough bandwidth. But on Sprint's now active EVDO Rev A, they claim latency of 100-150ms and upstream averaging 300-400k.) Yes, I know EVDO is not in the TOS. And I connect primarily from NYC in strong-signal areas.
Every day, precisely once a day, on my work phone, at around 9am Pacific Time, I get a phone call from a number identified as 000-000-0000. When I pick it up, there's nobody there and the line goes dead... [more inside]
I've been 'administering' my office's Avaya IP Office phone system for about a year and a half. I say 'administering' because I have no idea what I'm doing. I find the system unruly and it's driving me nuts! I'm searching for anyone who is familiar with IP Office and can talk to me about some issues like the naive pseudo-administrator I am. [more inside]
TimeTravelFilter: I involuntarily traveled ahead 1 whole hour. Why did the clock on my phone take me there? [more inside]
I am looking to replace my cell phone. I use T-Mobile. The want list: camera, bluetooth headset, email & DURABLE! (broke two already) What phone do I really want?
Can you use a phone (to get assistance from a friend, for example) while voting? [more inside]
Can anyone suggest a cordless phone system that will work throughout an old house? [more inside]
How can I set up my own voice mail service? I want to set up something where people buy/rent phone numbers from me and setup voice mail greetings for their friends to hear when they call. How do I go about procuring multiple phone numbers in multiple area codes like "gotVmail" and similar services do? How do I setup voice mail to email? Basically, I want to set up a service like "gotVmail" without 99% of the bells and whistles. Can I do this with asterisk? Any insight into this is well appreciated.
Frequently family members and friends on the phone speak in long, run on sentences without a natural pause. This gives me little chance to jump in and comment. So conversations are often one way. I know it probably stems from my wonderful listening skills and saying "yep," "uh-huh," and "hrm" all the time. But sometimes I would like to interject a thought or two into the conversation. I don't have this problem in meat space because facial expressions or gestures clue them in that I have something to say. So is there a good way that will get someone to pause over the phone?
I need help trying to "hack" a Plantronics headset with a quickdisconnect connector to work on a "regular" phone. [more inside]
I will be going to Thailand for most of the month of January and I was wondering if anyone could recomend a cell phone provider for the month that I could use to call back home to the states. I would like to be able to talk for roughly 10-20 hours and spend less than $100 (including the phone) if possible.
Silly question, but what is the cell phone / PDA that Veronica Mars uses throughout the first two seasons? [more inside]