I found an audio file years ago that talked about the long-distance phone network in the USA in the 1970's. Can anyone tell me where it's from? [more inside]
I need a recommendation for a headset to buy to use with my Cisco IP Phone 7960 series, ideally over-the-ear (not over-the-head) and around $50 or less. [more inside]
My phone wasn't working this morning because someone had activated another phone using the same number. Is this a scam? How do I protect myself? [more inside]
What is the lay of the land of with Sony Ericsson phones these days? I used to have their Walkman phones up until five years ago, and they were fantastic, with features I miss almost every day since I transitioned to the iphone. I could do video editing on those things, even adding a soundtrack from songs I had on the phone! Plus, I could leave messages to myself on the front screen, and other super-helpful things-- and that was all before they even had micro SD slots, which sound great. Now that my iphone is almost kaput I thought I'd investigate a bit, but I can't find a good overview of the different phones. [more inside]
SO has a frequent long, boring train ride. He also has a brand new Android phone, like I do. What are some two-player games that two people could play together over an android phone to help ride out the train monotony?
Phone Call Scheduler: How can I schedule a phone call to automatically call me every morning? [more inside]
Where should I be managing my online contacts so that I can use them on my phone easily and how can I get there from the mess I have right now? [more inside]
Are there any excellent iPhone 5 cases available now? [more inside]
I am looking for advice on finding the best smart phone deals. I have an old clamshell phone. I need very little for myself...not even texting though want the occasional use of apps. I am currently moving to Denver and may switch from AT&T though my wireless and phones are bundled and very cheap ($90/mo for our two cheap phones and wireless for home though that would change *a lot* with upgrades?). I am really confused on what the hell is a decent deal. I don't make many calls whatsoever but my wife will be calling family or perhaps using Face Time/Messaging via an iPhone if we can afford. We don't need the newest and best phones but am not sure where to start for packaging costs, especially as we may do wireless separate once we get to Denver. Any thoughts on how you would go about this, where you would buy a phone (new or refurb), deals that have worked for you (assuming you don't use the phone for a lot but still want the options of some of the apps). iPhone? Samsung? Razr? Carriers recommendations? I want to go as low $ as possible but not make a stupid decision out of pinching the hell out of the pennies.
Help getting out of a cell contract because I have no service. [more inside]
Please choose a family cell plan for us. [more inside]
Cell phones in countries (Americas-Latin, South, Central etc.) [more inside]
To smartphone or not to smartphone? Can I have the advantages without being sucked in by the electronic leash? [more inside]
Comcast just called me and says that something in my house is feeding noise back into their system, and that I need to schedule someone to come out and look around at everything. Is this legit? [more inside]
Portland OR telephone/data/wiring brick and mortar? Preferably on the eastside? [more inside]
Hounded by a collection agency - how do I gather evidence about the actual bill in question? [more inside]
I am relatively new to the smart phone world. But what I already learned is that incredibly many apps are for free. I wonder how that is possible. During the last month I have spent some time myself developing a financial app for Android - my preferred smart phone. The app of course could be useful not only for me but also for others. So I put it into the Google Play Store. Since I made some effort with bringing the thing to life I am not ready to give it away for free but expect getting a reasonable price paid. What I wonder is are people in general expecting apps to be free anyway? Are there other models how to finance the development of smart phone apps?
Know of any phone based therapists? Seeing a lot of research based sites in my searches but no actual therapists doing this.
Why is it that the phone company can't figure out whether or not an area code is needed when dialing - even when I can't - and just dial the number accordingly? [more inside]
What should I do to my Google Nexus S? Replace, root, or restrain myself? [more inside]
I need a hardware device that endows my cell phone with a loud ring/alarm. I have bought and had to return 3 phones because they just aren't loud enough to reliably hear when they ring if they are buried under clothes, are in the other room, I am standing near traffic etc. No idea how phone designs got to this stage but there it is. [more inside]
The county I live in would like to survey residents regarding their preferences on specific issues. I am familiar with survey monkey type internet surveys which we will likely utilize. However many residents do not have access to internet. So we would like to make the survey available in another way like calling an 800 number, answering questions with the phone's keypad. I have searched but cannot find this kind of product. Any ideas or other alternatives are hugely appreciated!
How do you use your smartphone to actually improve your life/work? How would you persuade someone upgrading is worthwhile with real-life examples? [more inside]
How do I get cheaper phone service for a small business? [more inside]
How can I forward a sip address to a landline, with only a fee for the call itself? [more inside]
How is Dolphin Browser (formerly Dolphin HD) going to make money? It seems to be a company with no revenue plan. Should I be worried? [more inside]
At the end of this month I'm coming to the end of my mobile 'phone contract with T-Mobile UK and am looking for the cheapest way (presumably SIM only) to run my Android smartphone whilst being able to tether it to my Android tablet - does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations for plans/providers/cunning ruses to get a great deal, please?
Poor cell signal in new flat. Cellphone repeater question. [more inside]
I need a Verizon phone to carry me over until the new iphone release. What's a decent cheap phone to get without doing the contract renewal or using up my upgrade? [more inside]
What are some great tips for interviewing for a crisis hotline? [more inside]
What's the least painful way to move to a family plan AND have both of us end up with the new iphone when it comes out? [more inside]
Help rooting and/or flashing Recovery on a Galaxy Nexus (Jelly Bean) on a Mac? I'm stuck. So I followed these instructions / video and all seemed to be going well until I got to Step 7. [more inside]
Can you recommend a small, cheap, fairly smart phone? [more inside]
Is there a service like Google Voice (or a Google Voice addon) that can manage two existing phone lines, one of which is toll free, and which can display an existing number on caller ID for outgoing calls? I’m willing to pay. [more inside]
Is there such a thing as a wifi cordless phone that works with a landline? [more inside]
I am looking for suggestions on the cheapest way to get bulk (25-100) smart phones (android preferred, but iOS could also work) for an academic research experiment. [more inside]
Can a company record phone calls without notifying callers/customers? Are there any New York State or Federal laws prohibiting or regulating this? We've searched but can't find anything real specific. [more inside]
Regarding the Android Market, what apps do people think are missing? I'm teaching myself a little Android programming. I'll try upload eventually a free app or two hopefully that the Marketplace doesn't already have a bunch of.
Having trouble making sense of unlocked GSM phones, SIM cards, and unlocking/jailbreaking US phones for travel to Iceland. Please help. [more inside]
Is it possible to buy a pay as you go sim card (UK) for my old phone that doesnt require me to top up every month? [more inside]
I've had a smart phone (android nexus one) for a few years now, but have always gotten by with wifi access only. I just recently bit the bullet on 3g access. So what new things can I do now with my phone with my newfound wandering internet access?
Will AT&T U-Verse fix my noisy DSL line? [more inside]
My Smart phone unable to be charged and it's outside of its warranty period. Store salesman said I would need to pay for repairs and as well as $50 just to see what's wrong, would this be true given the Consumer Guarantees Act (of New Zealand)? [more inside]
My Samsung Galaxy S2 phone is brand new (I got it only 3 weeks ago) and loses 4g connectivity every time I visit MIT. Connectivity does not come back when I leave the premises, however. [more inside]
Recommendations for an inexpensive smartphone/plan combination? My wife pays $40-50 for her dumb phone now. Would love to pay the same or not too much more, but actually be able to take pictures, text without 3 keys per character, and sync her calendar. web surfing would be nice but is optional if the calendar works. Google Calendar would presumably require a data plan; but is there a windows/outlook calendar that would not? She has Outlook at work.)
Are there any good Verizon android phones that are similar in size to the iphone? [more inside]
What Verizon cell phone meets these requirements [more inside]
Is there a prepaid phone plan in the US that will let me use my Samsung Galaxy S2 at full speeds, for short visits (ie: without having to pay for a full month of use)? [more inside]
I am travelling to the US in August and want to be able to use my smartphone for web browsing while I'm there without paying exorbitant fees from my local carrier (Telstra in Australia). Can you all help me figure how to do this? [more inside]
What's up with 774-8283? This appears to be a spoofed phone number calling to harass people at random. How are they doing this, and what can be done about it? Question about American phone calls, probably won't apply internationally. [more inside]