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How were cell phone calls completed from hijacked planes on 9-11?

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 - 20 answers

Is there any way to surf Japanese web pages on a US cell phone?

I have a US cell phone (LG Muziq, Sprint is the provider). I would REALLY like to be able to read Japanese web pages on it, but whenever I surf to a page with Japanese text it just shows up as garbage. I've installed Opera Mini on my phone, but that didn't help, even though the demo on their website does show Japanese characters. Is there any way to get this to work? I don't need to be able to type in Japanese, or send Japanese text messages. I just want to be able to read Japanese web pages. If I can't do this on the phone directly, then maybe there's another website I could visit that would convert the Japanese text to images?
posted by Vorteks on Nov 29, 2007 - 4 answers

The eternal battle: iPhone vs. iPod Touch: which is right for me?

Should I ask for an iPhone or an iPod Touch for Christmas? My usage specs inside. I need some perspective and some insight from current users of both. [more inside]
posted by MadamM on Nov 28, 2007 - 24 answers

Charging while cycling

I'm going on a 10+ day bike ride and want to be able to use my fantastic Nokia 6110 (with built in GPS) and my ipod Nano as long as possible. I bought a cheap solar panel charger on ebay and have found that it's useless. What are the best solutions? So far under consideration are better solar, a spare battery for the phone and emergency chargers that can be recharged when I can get to mains power. The 'name brand' solar chargers around, the solio and the freeloader also have negative reviews. The Freeplay 12V looks cool, but has also got some pretty poor reviews (but at least it looks like it works). What would you recommend?
posted by sien on Nov 28, 2007 - 22 answers

How can I archive my phone's text messages for future reference, without paying a lot in money or effort?

How can I make an archive of my SMS messages? In this era of network-accessible, searchable, archived, free, multi-gigabyte email storage, I'm a little miffed that my SMS storage is limited to arbitrary limit of 50 message on my phone. Lots of important things come in via SMS, and I hate how they just disappear. I get Twitters from friends, nice notes from my girlfriend, voice mail transcriptions from CallWave, business information via GOOG-411's text service... and so on. I'd like for the solution to cost as little as possible. I don't have an unlimited txt plan (I get a few hundred per month) so simply forwarding every SMS I receive and CCing every SMS I send to an email address isn't a very appealing solution as it really raises my SMS costs and takes effort. [more inside]
posted by k7lim on Nov 26, 2007 - 9 answers

how can I keep my cell phone number cheaply while spending time abroad?

how can I keep my cell phone number cheaply while spending time abroad? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Nov 24, 2007 - 10 answers

"I'll take 'Cutest Cellphone Ever' for $200, Alex."

My wife is looking for a 'Cute' cellphone - This is obviously something I'm not having a lot of luck searching for on Google. [more inside]
posted by Orb2069 on Nov 22, 2007 - 28 answers

How to deal with obnoxious recruiters?

How do you deal with calls from recruiters who are inappropriately rude? [more inside]
posted by designmartini on Nov 21, 2007 - 19 answers

Stuka raid on my telephone.

Why does my phone, instead of a dial tone, make a descending sirenesque sound when I pick it up? [more inside]
posted by Darth Fedor on Nov 19, 2007 - 6 answers

Better contact database that will sync with a better phone than Treo

What is the best hardware for my situation; Phone, contact program (software), laptop, maybe even pc [more inside]
posted by foodybat on Nov 18, 2007 - 5 answers

We need some phone and internets for a small Glasgow business!

Can anyone recommend a good business line and phone service provider for Glasgow? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Nov 16, 2007 - 1 answer

Recommend me a good contact manager for phone numbers and names?

I'm looking for a "lite" contact manager for my PC? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Nov 14, 2007 - 7 answers

Playing with new mobile tech...

I am hoping folks here can impart their wisdom on how to play with the latest mobile tech for an extended period of time. For instance, let's say I wanted to play with the T-Mobile Shadow for awhile but don't have an account with T-Mobile. Is my only option to pay $300.00 for the phone and sign a two-year agreement? Or are there other ways to play? The thought of several contracts with several providers scares me away from it...
posted by tcv on Nov 9, 2007 - 11 answers

Cordless phone base station that lets more than two people talk at once?

Can you recommend a cordless phone base station + extra handset solution that lets more than 2 people use their handsets on the same call at once? [more inside]
posted by neustile on Nov 7, 2007 - 4 answers

A better mobile AIM client?

A better mobile AIM client for my cellphone? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Nov 6, 2007 - 3 answers

Looking for a non-superfluous third nubbin

iNubbin for iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Nov 6, 2007 - 5 answers

IN the words of Anita Ward, "Ring My Bell"

So I love my blackberry pearl 8100 but I've had it with all of RIM's bluetooth crippling and limitations. I want a phone the exact same size with a great keyboard that does email, bluetooth and works with T-Mobile. Ring it up MeFites. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Oct 29, 2007 - 14 answers

MobilePhoneFilter: simple but versatile

What phones should I (& others) consider for ease and flexibility of taking pictures, videos, voice notes, long audio recordings, texts, etc and uploading them over the network or sending them to my computer over bluetooth? Easy is the key word! Simple GUIs. Few button presses. My budget is $1-200 and I'm ready for a new contract.
posted by oneous on Oct 27, 2007 - 10 answers

Switching to Sprint - should I?

My cell phone contract with Verizon is up and I'm thinking of switching to Sprint. Should I? [more inside]
posted by pretzel on Oct 24, 2007 - 24 answers

Best way to sheathe an iPhone?

What's the best lightweight, unobtrusive and form-fitting iPhone case? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Oct 21, 2007 - 20 answers

Simple tutorial on setting up a PBX?

Where can I find information on setting up a phone system for a small business? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk on Oct 20, 2007 - 7 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

Fast 3G Web Browser In My Pocket?

Is there a 3G web browsing phone out there that doesn't suck? [more inside]
posted by joshwa on Oct 12, 2007 - 16 answers

VOiP-phones-for-Macs-filter

VOiP-phones-for-Macs-filter: Please tell me which USB VOiP phones you're using or have tried with your Mac, as the one I have is trash. [more inside]
posted by rudster on Oct 9, 2007 - 3 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

Yet another cellular-data phone recommendation question.

Can anyone recommend a phone for tethered EDGE data use with a PC, and basic voice calls? GSM, T-Mobile, Motorola preferred but not absolutely required. I've done some research but I'm a bit confused. [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Oct 8, 2007 - 4 answers

help! cellphone bill way too high!

Is there any way a cellphone company might lower my outrageous overage charges that are completely my fault? I discovered with horror that I stupidly went over the allotted "whenever" minutes last month, to the tune of an extra 300 bucks. This isn't a moral thing: I'm not blaming the company. I just slipped up, the 300 bucks is a lot to me right now, and I'm wondering if there's a way to convince them to take pity on me. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Oct 2, 2007 - 15 answers

Phone tapping

Paranoia filter: is there a way to see if one's phone line is tapped, without calling the phone company and asking them to come look? I live in an apartment building in Brooklyn and have access to the phone cables outside the building. I'm not particularly paranoid, but I'm having a dispute with the landlord and I wouldn't put this past him.
posted by Ollie on Sep 30, 2007 - 8 answers

How can I take down these telemarketers?

Please help me take action against an unidentified automated telemarketer! [more inside]
posted by anodyne- on Sep 29, 2007 - 11 answers

New good-looking cordless and 5.8Ghz around 802.11n

We need a new (stylish) cordless phone for our house that will work around Apple's new Airport Extreme. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Sep 29, 2007 - 6 answers

Having a phone makes me feel dirty.

I'm being hounded by creditors - and they're not mine. What can I do to get them to stop calling my phone number?
posted by dagnyscott on Sep 28, 2007 - 9 answers

Dropped call or hang-up(phone and/or mental)

Trying not to be neurotic...I think my guy hung up on me, but maybe it was just a dropped call? Google won't help me distinguish between the two, although it seems obvious to me. The obvious being that he hung up on me. [more inside]
posted by Epsilon-minus semi moron on Sep 27, 2007 - 34 answers

Indian Call Center advice?

Advice on hiring an Indian call center to answer after-hours calls for a law practice? [more inside]
posted by jayder on Sep 23, 2007 - 19 answers

Point me in the right direction...

I need to find a Phone Number Bank-type service that works for Houston, TX phone numbers. [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Sep 19, 2007 - 3 answers

Sending SMS to multiple people

How do I send SMS messages to multiple people at once? [more inside]
posted by joelf on Sep 18, 2007 - 20 answers

Operation Learn about Operations!

NewJobFilter: I'm a programmer with some phone interviews next week that I'd like to be prepared for. I'm up for some non-senior coding positions on site reliability, infrastructure and operations teams with a few different top ten internet companies. Any tips on what I should brush up on before I'm on the phone with some expert? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2007 - 3 answers

Please stop my phone ringing with gmail.

I'm aware this might be really obvious, but I need a quick answer - why are my gmail messages suddenly also coming to me in text messages on my cell? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Sep 13, 2007 - 8 answers

Funky phone.

Funker mobile phones from Spain. I'm trying to get one of these from somewhere, but I want to know, where can I source this in the UK, and can I get them unlocked? Thanks
posted by spyke23 on Sep 12, 2007 - 1 answer

Is Iphone insurance worth it?

Are there are good Iphone insurance policies or discreet cases that would protect from drops? [more inside]
posted by austinlee on Sep 10, 2007 - 16 answers

I need a new verizon phone

Verizon Wireless phone that isn't obnoxious for 2007? [more inside]
posted by ZackTM on Sep 10, 2007 - 11 answers

Two becomes one?

How can I rewire all my phone jacks to one line (from two)? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Sep 9, 2007 - 27 answers

How did 60's mobile phones work?

How did 60's mobile phones work? [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Sep 6, 2007 - 13 answers

Why have some (but not all) of my Bluetooth speed dials stopped working?

Why have some (but not all) of my Bluetooth speed dials stopped working? [more inside]
posted by timpollard on Sep 6, 2007 - 0 answers

Give me internet and phone too

Help me use my phone's internet on my laptop, without disabling the phone. [more inside]
posted by cashman on Sep 5, 2007 - 10 answers

No, I can't hear you now...

I need a cell phone I can actually hear! [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Sep 1, 2007 - 22 answers

iPhone SSH

After installing OpenSSH on your iPhone, is there a way to disable it except when needed? [more inside]
posted by yesno on Aug 28, 2007 - 11 answers

How to best choose an international cell phone for short term (2 month) use?

International cell phone question: I'm going to Kazakhstan (no Borat jokes, please) for a couple of months and need some advice on staying in touch in a cost-effective manner and with a non-Kazakhstan cell phone number. [more inside]
posted by scblackman on Aug 27, 2007 - 5 answers

Give me a voip voip!

What's the best way to make calls from Israel to North America, and to let others from North America call me at little or no expense? [more inside]
posted by prophetsearcher on Aug 23, 2007 - 13 answers

Help me Program my Avaya Phone System.

Is there anywhere online or in print that provides help programming Avaya Partner Messaging "Automated Attendants"? [more inside]
posted by mikespez on Aug 21, 2007 - 5 answers

What kind of job can I get that involves working on the telephone from home and is challenging in some way?

What kind of job can I get that involves working on the telephone from home and that is challenging in some way? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Aug 18, 2007 - 15 answers

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