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I Would Like My Cell Phone to "Ring"

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.
posted by wfc123 on Sep 28, 2006 - 17 answers

How do I reprogram my samsung phone's soft keys?

How do I reprogram my samsung phone's soft keys? [more inside]
posted by buybelen on Sep 27, 2006 - 1 answer

SIM card in NYC?

Where can I buy a prepaid SIM card in New York City? [more inside]
posted by bshort on Sep 21, 2006 - 2 answers

Rescuing data from a crashed smartphone

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!
posted by monster max on Sep 16, 2006 - 2 answers

I'm cheap. Help me be cheap on the phone.

What's a cheap long-distance phone card? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Sep 15, 2006 - 7 answers

Best phone for texting in Mexico?

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]
posted by jacob on Sep 14, 2006 - 9 answers

Is there a VOIP emergency phone broadcast service we can host on our own?

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]
posted by IndigoSkye on Sep 14, 2006 - 2 answers

What number am I dialling from?

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?
posted by everichon on Sep 12, 2006 - 17 answers

Can I get reimbursed for being put on hold?

What do I do to contest an unfair cell phone bill? [more inside]
posted by nasreddin on Sep 11, 2006 - 17 answers

How should I manage my phone contacts?

Can anyone recommend a good mobile phone number storing programme? [more inside]
posted by verisimilitude on Sep 6, 2006 - 6 answers

Know of a good iPod-like music player/manager for your mobile phone?

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]
posted by mr_silver on Sep 5, 2006 - 12 answers

What Spam is this?

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?
posted by vacapinta on Sep 1, 2006 - 22 answers

Where the HELL am I?

[GPSFilter] Should I buy a GPS or GPS-enabled phone? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Aug 30, 2006 - 11 answers

Cheap and reliable cell phone?

I'm looking for a cheap reliable cell phone. [more inside]
posted by hindmost on Aug 30, 2006 - 7 answers

Help me find the right flak jacket for my Blackberry!

I've assassinated two Blackberry 7105 devices, and it's obvious I can't get out of carrying one. But my boss graciously did not make me pay for them, and I'll actually feel bad if I break the new one. Can the MeFi digerati recommend a protective carrying case? [more inside]
posted by maniabug on Aug 30, 2006 - 8 answers

Looking for a PDA-phone

I got a new job and it is quickly becoming apparent I need a PDA to get organized. At the same time, the last thing I want is something else to carry around as I need to keep a cell phone on me at work. Consequently, I went to the store to look at PDA/phone combinations. However, I didn't realize how many different types there are. So, instead of listening to somebody trying to sell me the newest version of x,y,z, I beseath thee for thy wisdom. [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Aug 28, 2006 - 13 answers

Creating SMS Fill-in form?

Can an SMS be formatted/created in such a way that when it reaches the cell phone it looks like a fill-in form? [more inside]
posted by bokononito on Aug 25, 2006 - 9 answers

How can I call Ecuador on the cheap from a cellphone?

I need to call Ecuador. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Aug 20, 2006 - 18 answers

Does my Treo make my head glow?

What is the best Sprint-compatible, low SAR phone that syncs with Outlook?
posted by 4ster on Aug 18, 2006 - 2 answers

Your favorite moderately priced cell phone? If a Razr is so bad, what should I replace it with?

I broke my brand new (Cingular) Razr and am going to have to buckle down and pay full retail to replace it. Everyone seems to complain about that phone (though I had no problems), so if I'm going to have to pay retail, I might as well get something better. Like what? [more inside]
posted by coolhappysteve on Aug 16, 2006 - 17 answers

Best / cheapest cell phone for SMS?

What is the cheapest cell phone options that will be used only for SMS? [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Aug 15, 2006 - 9 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 Defunk a Phone Handset

The phone on my desk at work is a hand-me-down and has seen *many* users before me, and the handset smells horrible. Replacing the handset is not a viable option. How can I get the odor out?
posted by Cordelya on Aug 14, 2006 - 11 answers

Night and Weekend Minutes

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 - 19 answers

Playing mobile Java games on my XP machine

How do I run Mobile phone games (Java jar files) on my Windows XP machine? I doubleclick a file - say 2fast2furious.jar and it says that it failed to load Main-Class manifest attribute...any ideas? I have got Java installed on my machine.
posted by mooreeasyvibe on Aug 7, 2006 - 5 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

Help Me Figure Out if My Phone is a Boy or a Girl

Cingular has announced it will now charge all customers not using a GSM phone $5/month, beginning in September. How can I tell if my (several years old) phone is GSM? I'd ask the nice people at the Cingular store but suspect they will be too busy plying me with new fancy phones to give me an honest answer.
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Aug 1, 2006 - 21 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

Moving to the UK for almost a year, can I keep my USA cell phone number?

I don't know anything about cellular providers in the UK, which is where I will be living for nine months starting this September. I need a phone in the UK, but I will also need one when I return to the US after nine months. I have a verizon cell phone right now, but I my two year agreement with them has expired, so I can cancel without being charged a termination fee. What are my best/least expensive options? [more inside]
posted by whataboutben on Jul 13, 2006 - 14 answers

What's the phone-like sound at the end of my video tapes?

So I've been watching a bunch of older movies on VHS like Wait Until Dark (1963) and Sword in the Stone (1967). At the end when everything's black, right before it turns to the black and white noise, there's a sound of a phone dialing very quickly, or something similar. Anybody else ever noticed it? Out of curiosity, any ideas on what that is, how it happens, why it's there, or anything at all about it?
posted by freddymungo on Jul 10, 2006 - 17 answers

Lady / Don't cha know we love ya? Sweet lady / Dear mama / Place no one above ya, sweet lady / You are appreciated / Don't cha know we love ya?

What's the best way for a tech-impaired, budget-conscious mom in the US to talk to her son while he's living in Indonesia? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jul 9, 2006 - 18 answers

Help me call and surf for less

And to think I grew up with a rotary phone and a typewriter… I'm moving in November, and I'm trying to figure out what my best options are for phone and internet service (I won't be getting cable unless it’s free or something). I'm asking these questions together because I understand bundling isn't just for the Amish anymore;-) [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jul 7, 2006 - 12 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

I want a new phone charm!

Where can I order those little mobile phone charms online? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Jun 30, 2006 - 4 answers

three-way calls in the toronto area

How do you perform a three-way call in toronto? [more inside]
posted by alona on Jun 28, 2006 - 3 answers

Where/how should I rent a cell phone to make calls from Japan to U.S.?

Looking for info on renting a cell phone. I want to be able to call home (U.S.) while hiking in Japan (Fuji, Japan Alps, Hokkaido). Any experience with with this? Advice? Thanks!
posted by cyrreb on Jun 26, 2006 - 9 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

Best cell phone / provider for data?

What is the best cell phone / provider for DATA / email services? [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Jun 23, 2006 - 7 answers

Is my great aunt hinting that she wants me to call her?

Is my great aunt hinting that she wants me to call her? [more inside]
posted by disaster77 on Jun 23, 2006 - 26 answers

Help us stay connected!

Options for temporary mobile phone access while in Western Europe? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Jun 23, 2006 - 11 answers

What carrier has the best txt msg plans?

ATTN TXT-AHOLICS! What carrier has the best text messaging plan? [more inside]
posted by CwgrlUp on Jun 23, 2006 - 11 answers

phone to mp3

How can I turn a conference call into an MP3? [more inside]
posted by dhacker on Jun 21, 2006 - 6 answers

'Pay as you go' mobile phone in London

Please advise us on mobile phone calling plans in London. We'll be on sabbatical in London for 6.5 more months. We're in university housing and can only call on campus without using a calling card. We've gotten tired of dialing 30+ digits, so we'd use the mobile as our main phone, at least for outgoing calls. We'll be making a couple of calls a day in London, and two or three 10-20 minute calls to the US and France each week. I assume we want a 'pay as you go' plan, since we're only going to be here less than a year. We don't need a fancy phone. We'd probably prefer 2 cheap phones. Also, will our phones work in western Europe? Thanks for your advice.
posted by lukemeister on Jun 20, 2006 - 11 answers

VOIP phone number links?

Are there any VOIP services that allow hyperlinks to open connections to specific phone numbers? [more inside]
posted by scottreynen on Jun 19, 2006 - 7 answers

How to change from PartnerMail to Asterisk?

I would like to upgrade my company's aging phone hardware from a Lucent PartnerMail system to Asterisk. Can anyone point me to a site, or worklog detailing something of this nature? We would like to keep our existing phones, and I'm not sure if and how it would support these phones.
posted by jackofsaxons on Jun 16, 2006 - 6 answers

Independent WAP/GPRS provider?

Is there an independent WAP or GPRS service provider in US esp NYC area? [more inside]
posted by andrewyakovlev on Jun 16, 2006 - 2 answers

Intercom function on BT lines

I'm sure there used to be a code one could dial on UK telephones which would cause the line to ring - thereby achieving intercom functionality? This number was something like *173, but either my memory fails me or it no longer works. Any ideas on the specifics?
posted by dance on Jun 14, 2006 - 7 answers

this phone, it rings?

recently purchased a nokia 9300. didn't realize it has no vibrate mode. are there any call alert accessories out there? [more inside]
posted by bleary on Jun 13, 2006 - 7 answers

Current best pre-paid cellular phone service?

Current best offerings for pre-paid, no contract cell phones? Best per-minute price, best features, least daily/monthly fees, longest airtime credit lifetime? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Jun 3, 2006 - 15 answers

Help to identify this music

Can anyone identify the music in this MP3 file?
posted by queue_strategy on May 30, 2006 - 14 answers

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