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]
How do I purchase my old phone number? [more inside]
Why does my cell phone smell like heinous body odor? [more inside]
Anyway to automaticlly accept incomming files on a bluetooth connection in windows? I can do this in Ubuntu, but my server is running windows (don't ask). I want to be able to beam a pic from my phone to my server without having it ask me to accept the file... just AUTO ACCEPT DARN IT! [more inside]
Who were the first group of people to embrace SMS texting? Did any members of the group who designed the protocol accurately predict how it would be used? [more inside]
I'm considering getting a 1-800 number. How best to go about this, and is there a chance I could get burned with a huge bill? [more inside]
How do I program Winsock to work right over a GPRS connection on a PPC 2003? [more inside]
Can anyone please suggest a hosted or downloadable app that would allow me to log phone calls simply and quickly? [more inside]
How can I inform cell phone companies of my willingness to rent to them space for a cell phone tower? [more inside]
Is using a new SIM card confusing my mobile phone? [more inside]
Where can I download ringtones that sound like actual "ring tones"? I don't want Black Eyed Peas or Justin Timberlake. A beeping or a ringing sound will do. I can't believe how difficult this has been to find. Thanks.
How do I reprogram my samsung phone's soft keys? [more inside]
Where can I buy a prepaid SIM card in New York City? [more inside]
My smartphone (SonyEricsson P910i) suddenly stopped working yesterday. A pop-up window appears on booting with the title "Information" and just one word - "corrupt". There's a box saying " continue" to click on and when I do so, it just hangs. Any idea what I can do with it? I badly need to rescue the data from it - lots of things (calendar, phone book, notes) that weren't backed up (I know, I know - but the backup program they supplied never worked properly. It always duplicated all the calendar / phonebook entries instead of backing them up.) Help!
What's a cheap long-distance phone card? [more inside]
I'm moving to Mexico City in about a month, and from what I hear, my Motorola Razr phone won't work there, since it's the Verizon model (not GSM). What phone should I get to replace the Razr? [more inside]
I work for a nonprofit in Central Florida. In the event of an impending emergency (hurricane, fire, whathaveyou) we would like the ability to send a recorded message out to a pre-set list of contacts AND have a message box where those contacts would be able to leave messages for our staff. [more inside]
Is there some code, in the manner of *69, that returns the number I am dialing from? It doesn't have to be a star code, whatever works. How do telco people do this?
What do I do to contest an unfair cell phone bill? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good mobile phone number storing programme? [more inside]
Have you ever bought or downloaded an application for your mobile phone that gives you a music manager and player just like the iPod? If so, I'd like to hear about it. [more inside]
Who are these people and why do they keep calling me? They call from Area code 323 and I've never answered in time. This Yahoo Answers says they are spammers but nobody claims to have heard what they are selling ot trying to do. Whats going on here?
[GPSFilter] Should I buy a GPS or GPS-enabled phone? [more inside]