I will be traveling in Germany for a week soon, and will need a cell phone while there. I won't be able to use my personal cell phone (incompatible with Europe) but I have an unlocked GSM phone that I've used in Europe before. Please help me find a SIM card (with German phone number) that I can order now and get delivered to the US before I leave for my trip. [more inside]
My wife wants a new cellphone but her needs are out-of-step with the market. She's looking for something very simple but the hard part is that we're on Verizon so it needs to be CDMA. Are there options? [more inside]
Is there a way to use the Google Talk Android App via a web browser on my PC? [more inside]
Help me understand my landline phone problems and possibly buy a new one. [more inside]
I'm getting phone calls and late night texts (and sexts) for an Edith. Edith appears to be a local teenager. How to deal? [more inside]
Please share your experience purchasing local landline service from a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier. [more inside]
I have a HTC Wildfire S, which I like a lot and does everything I want except with one big caveat: the inbuilt memory on the phone is pitiful. The inability to move some apps to the SD card is proving to be a pain. I have reached the stage, after only a handful of not-preinstalled apps, of having to constantly uninstall/reinstall apps as I need them. So, can someone suggest to me another phone that might suit me better? [more inside]
What is the best Android phone for a cheapskate without a data plan? [more inside]
How do you port just one phone number from a family plan to a new one? My son is going off his dad's Verizon mobile family plan and is getting his own (not necessarily through Verizon). His dad has several lines on his family plan and will be keeping that account.
Currently, I have a Virgin Mobile PAYG smartphone. I'd like to get a phone on my family's Sprint plan instead (for the same monthly price as Virgin, I can get unlimited whatever). However, Sprint says they can't port my phone number because Virgin is a reseller of theirs. I've heard that you can port your number to Google Voice for a small fee, and then have Sprint port the number to a Sprint phone, but this advice was found on a forum somewhere and no one backed up the claim that it actually worked. Would it work? Have you done this? I'd really like to keep my phone number, and before I risk losing it, I'd like to know. Thanks.
How do Dish Network TV/phone/broadband bundles work? Anyone have any experience? [more inside]
Walking down the street on a cellphone, my reception cuts out and I hear a different voice through the earpiece, very briefly, say something like "... three months..." It sounds like an advertisement. The person on the other end heard nothing, and the call wasn't dropped. What the heck happened? [more inside]
Is it possible to stop unwanted phone calls when it seems no one is on the other end? The call is coming to our landline (home phone), and we don't have caller id, an answering machine, or any kind of special machine or service that can identify or filter out the calls. This has been an ongoing issue for a few weeks. [more inside]
Staying in Italy for 3 1/2 months from June to October 2012. The Flashdrake and I need SIM cards for our mobile/cell phones while we are there. I must have data access as well, at least 1GB a month. The TelCo industry changes so rapidly however, that I hoped that MeFites might help with current options. In the past we have had not problem with SIM cards overseas, particularly finding the Lebara plans great in Europe as they permitted us to call each other for free. [more inside]
frustrated for not being able to import address book contacts into my iphone. Seek kind help here [more inside]
Time to upgrade and consolidate three plans and four phones. We want smart phones but I seriously do not know where to start. Can you help me? [more inside]
How do I win friends and influence people when I don't know what they look like? My new job requires me to manage client projects remotely. Most of my time with clients is spent either in conference calls, one-on-one phone calls, or communicating through email and Basecamp. I usually have no idea what these people look like. As a project manager I need to keep the client moving towards the finish line by making decisions quickly and getting things done on time. My question is two fold: 1) How do I motivate and influence a team that works for another organization?, and 2) How do I best do this being remote? I am looking for techniques and tools that will help me be an effective, remote, 3rd party project manager. If it matters I work for a Software as a Service company. My clients are implementing our software on their websites. The client may or may not have a dedicated project manager. Help me drive things forward!
How can I call an american telephone number (landline or cell) from an iPhone that 1. Has only wireless, and 2. Is behind the Chinese firewall? [more inside]
Can you help me debug the unreliable internet connectivity on my Android Samsung Galaxy S1? [more inside]
My cellphone and laptop are reaching the end of their runs (a respectable 5 years for the laptop, and a measly two for the phone). In the next several months, I will need to get new devices. But what should I do? New awesome phone (Samsung Galaxy IIS or similar) and keep the current laptop pretty much only for typing and image editing? New basic phone + iPad + plug-in keyboard for the iPad? New basic phone + MacBook Air? More on what I do with my devices (and what I'd like to do with them) after the jump. [more inside]
My wife dropped her AT&T Blackberry Torch 9800 in water last night, and even though the phone wasn't damp inside, it doesn't power up. We just came from the local AT&T store, and we can't upgrade until July. The only options they gave us were to buy a new Blackberry Torch for $499 or wait four months and buy it for $99. Do we have any other options? The phone's data has been backed up to our PC, so we'd really like to replace it with a Torch (she likes the keyboard) or at least a compatible phone so the data can be restored.
I'm looking for an Android app to give me notifications for the start of various sports events. [more inside]
Can I connect an external memory stick or memory card to my phone? (with an adapter) [more inside]
How can I learn to stay focused while talking (and listening) on the phone, particularly in professional contexts? [more inside]
Help me find the best high end unlocked cell phone that can be used with Tmobile (U.S.) [more inside]
Any ideas how to get a gmail account to synch on a new Razr 4g phone? [more inside]
Should I ignore occasional--maybe accidental--hangups from a former coworker? [more inside]
Where can I get a virtual mobile phone that can be accessed through the internet, or, optionally, to my real phone?
Where can I get a phone number that I can access through the internet, with the option of forwarding to my cell phone? That can handle voice *and* SMS in both directions (for privacy reasons). [more inside]
What is the best phone for an active, mobile senior? My mom is 75 and is on the phone all the time when she is at home. What would be the best cell phone for her so that she can keep in touch with people when she's on the go? [more inside]
How can I upgrade to a new smartphone without an accompanying data plan? [more inside]
I want to record incoming and outgoing calls. I am aware of the legal aspects. [more inside]
How can my partner and I share a calendar - with iPhone, Android, and Outlook Exchange accounts on separate secure networks? [more inside]
Any idea how I can get the broken off tip of a stereo headphone out of my phone's audio out jack? [more inside]
Any thoughts on repairing my Nokia N900? [more inside]
I'm thinking about getting an Obi110 VOIP appliance to replace our T-Mobile @Home service that's set to expire soon and keeping us tethered to an expensive plan. Is Google Voice the best service to go with, or should I go for another SIP voip provider? 911, either built in or third party, is a must. [more inside]
Is there any sequence of letters that spells out a number on a telephone keypad as well as indicating that same number in Roman numerals? [more inside]
I think the accelerometer on my phone (HSPA+ Samsung Galaxy Nexus) is broken (evidence). Am I right? [more inside]
I have a Google Voice number. My job has a Google voice number. How to get both to forward to my phone, or how to devise an alternative to my current set-up? [more inside]
unknown texter who knows my name? [more inside]
Where should I look and what should I look at for replacing our old Norstar/Meridian PBX? Should we replace the hardware or switch to a hosted solution? [more inside]
Etiquette regarding followups after an interview? Found an awesome job, but don't want to seem pushy.
I found a job that I would really like to get, but the company is being slow in making a decision. [more inside]
What can I do to bend Verizon to my will? Or is it time to head out in search of greener pastures? [more inside]
Tell me how to efficiently get links from emails/text out of an HTC Sensation to work w/minimal effort? [more inside]
How do I become comfortable with how my father chooses to be involved in my life (minimally, not of his own initiative) as an adult? What are the limits between healthy and compassionate effort on my part and a realistic acknowledgment of both of our limitations? [more inside]
Is there a feature phone with a good email interface? [more inside]
My ebay-jitsu is failing me. I am looking for 2 separate covers for a Samsung Galaxy S2 (Hercules T989). Can you find this one and this one on ebay or Amazon? These are covers with the bottom part open.
I am on Tmobile and need a new 4G cell phone. What are the great new 4g T-Mobile phones that have come out recently or are coming out in the next week? [more inside]
How do I record phone conversations on my Windows computer? [more inside]
A friend of mine lost her blackberry phone. What can be done on our end to get it back or get copies of the irreplaceable pictures of loved ones from it? Long-winded weepy details inside. [more inside]
Can I do a full backup of my Samsung Vibrant without being able to see the screen? [more inside]