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Two Nokia phones from different countries on the same charger?

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]
posted by mdonley on Feb 12, 2007 - 8 answers

recording a phone interview

How should I record a phone interview? [more inside]
posted by joshuak on Feb 12, 2007 - 14 answers

Forwarding to a Cell Phone

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]
posted by scarlet on Feb 1, 2007 - 7 answers

You scare me and I don't want to talk to you.

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]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2007 - 39 answers

GPS on a Nokia E60

What is the best way to get GPS on my Nokia E60? [more inside]
posted by samstarling on Jan 29, 2007 - 2 answers

Seeking Wifi (802.11a/b/g) friendly cordless phones

Can anyone recommend a cordless phone that won't interfere with 802.11b/g and is maybe even 802.11a friendly? [more inside]
posted by notpeter on Jan 22, 2007 - 13 answers

How to clean up phone audio using Audacity?

I've got a phone conversation that's going to become a podcast. How can I use Audacity to make it sound its best?
posted by jjg on Jan 22, 2007 - 11 answers

How can I get a phone number in St.Kitts / Nevis?

How can I get a voicemail/phone number in St.Kitts / Nevis? [more inside]
posted by torpark on Jan 16, 2007 - 3 answers

Help me find a nice boring cell phone!

Cell phone filter: I’m looking for a really simple cell phone, nothing fancy, to use with my Verizon service. [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Jan 15, 2007 - 21 answers

cell phone debacle

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]
posted by soviet sleepover on Jan 9, 2007 - 4 answers

Straighten a cord, how?

How do I straighten a headset cable? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jan 9, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me come out of the cell phone dark ages

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?
posted by edjusted on Jan 8, 2007 - 4 answers

Strategic shopping.

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.
posted by sourwookie on Jan 5, 2007 - 10 answers

What can I do to improve my cellphone reception indoors?

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]
posted by Kickstart70 on Jan 2, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me not shatter my cell phone!

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]
posted by sLevi on Jan 2, 2007 - 20 answers

New Cellphone

Can I get a cellphone in Canada that will also work in SE Asia? [more inside]
posted by Iax on Dec 26, 2006 - 6 answers

Cell Phone Plans for Gmail App

Cell phone confusion: I need a good family plan with support for the Gmail java app. [more inside]
posted by muckster on Dec 26, 2006 - 3 answers

Blackberry Pearl Accessories in Manhattan?

Where in Manhattan can I find a large selection of Blackberry Pearl accessories? [more inside]
posted by VillageLion on Dec 26, 2006 - 1 answer

Phone home from Ethiopia

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?
posted by metaname on Dec 22, 2006 - 9 answers

Moving to Europe: Cell phone?

CellPhoneFilter: Moving to Austria. What do I do about my cell phone? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Dec 18, 2006 - 8 answers

Cheap No-frills Cellphone

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]
posted by cschneid on Dec 17, 2006 - 13 answers

Online dating mysteries explained (hopefully)

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]
posted by kenoshakid on Dec 13, 2006 - 41 answers

Looking for PDA Phone with "always on" internet

Please help me find a PDA/phone combo that handles instant messaging decently. [more inside]
posted by tkolstee on Dec 6, 2006 - 12 answers

Don't call again

How do I make phone scam company stop harassing us? [more inside]
posted by valleys on Dec 1, 2006 - 26 answers

Verizon or T-Mobile?

What cellphone provider offers the fastest, most reliable internet connection for their PDA phones? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Nov 26, 2006 - 12 answers

Bluetooth phone ringer?

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.
posted by bonaldi on Nov 21, 2006 - 5 answers

VoIP over EVDO: Are we there yet??

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.
posted by allterrainbrain on Nov 18, 2006 - 4 answers

Who is the mysterious goose egg caller and why is he/she calling me?

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]
posted by saladpants on Nov 17, 2006 - 12 answers

Avaya IP Office for dummies?

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]
posted by youngergirl44 on Nov 16, 2006 - 1 answer

My automated clock was wrong.

TimeTravelFilter: I involuntarily traveled ahead 1 whole hour. Why did the clock on my phone take me there? [more inside]
posted by Sprocket on Nov 15, 2006 - 18 answers

whats the most durable cell phone?

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?
posted by digital-dragonfly on Nov 11, 2006 - 15 answers

Can you use a phone while voting?

Can you use a phone (to get assistance from a friend, for example) while voting? [more inside]
posted by gauchodaspampas on Nov 7, 2006 - 7 answers

What cordless phone works in old houses?

Can anyone suggest a cordless phone system that will work throughout an old house? [more inside]
posted by Songdog on Nov 3, 2006 - 6 answers

How can I setup my own voice mail system?

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.
posted by Ezrie on Oct 26, 2006 - 5 answers

Will you please shut up so I can say something?

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?
posted by the giant pill on Oct 22, 2006 - 18 answers

Plantronics headset to normal phone converter.

I need help trying to "hack" a Plantronics headset with a quickdisconnect connector to work on a "regular" phone. [more inside]
posted by PowerCat on Oct 18, 2006 - 2 answers

Need a vacation cell phone

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.
posted by thebwit on Oct 18, 2006 - 13 answers

What phone does Veronica Mars use?

Silly question, but what is the cell phone / PDA that Veronica Mars uses throughout the first two seasons? [more inside]
posted by GriffX on Oct 15, 2006 - 4 answers

How do I get my old phone number back?

How do I purchase my old phone number? [more inside]
posted by ®@ on Oct 14, 2006 - 4 answers

My phone smells worse than my armpit

Why does my cell phone smell like heinous body odor? [more inside]
posted by catfishjohn on Oct 11, 2006 - 14 answers

Make Windows automaticly accept a file over bluetooth?

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]
posted by TrueVox on Oct 10, 2006 - 3 answers

Who were the first power-SMS users?

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]
posted by rongorongo on Oct 6, 2006 - 15 answers

800 Number: Pro's and Con's

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]
posted by avoision on Oct 5, 2006 - 15 answers

Some code to get Winsock working over GPRS on a PPC 2003?

How do I program Winsock to work right over a GPRS connection on a PPC 2003? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Oct 4, 2006 - 4 answers

Please help me find a phone logging app

Can anyone please suggest a hosted or downloadable app that would allow me to log phone calls simply and quickly? [more inside]
posted by Ezrie on Oct 3, 2006 - 2 answers

Renting property for a cell phone tower?

How can I inform cell phone companies of my willingness to rent to them space for a cell phone tower? [more inside]
posted by stst399 on Oct 3, 2006 - 8 answers

Why does my phone sometimes say it's 'restricted'?

Is using a new SIM card confusing my mobile phone? [more inside]
posted by jacalata on Sep 29, 2006 - 9 answers

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

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