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What phone would suit me best?

Can you help me find a phone to fit these needs? - Verizon network, decent camera, flip/clamshell design (or otherwise butt-dial proof), no data plan required, and good build quality. [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Nov 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Can I move a T-Mobile SIM card to another T-Mobile device?

Can I purchase a prepaid T-Mobile phone from, say, Walmart, activate it with a plan, and then put that SIM card into my older off-contract T-Mobile phone and expect it to work?
posted by speedgraphic on Nov 9, 2011 - 5 answers

getting my filth on for moneys!

So does anybody know a good place to work as a phone sex operator from home in the UK? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Nov 8, 2011 - 5 answers

Best way to record iPhone interviews on the cheap

Best solution for recording phone interviews. Here's my equipment: iPhone, MacBook, iPad. I'm a blogger, and I've been recording my interviews into a recording app on my iPad, or into garageband on my mac, using my iPhone on speakerphone. I'd prefer to not use speakerphone, as it cuts out and sounds like a walkie-talkie. I have an important interview coming up, and I'd like to up my game audio fidelity-wise without buying any other gear. What's my best solution?
posted by letstrythis on Nov 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Need a cordless phone to work with AT&T Uverse

I'm trying to find a simple cordless phone that will work with AT&T Uverse. I haven't had a land line, VOIP or cable in ages so I have no idea what I'm doing. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Nov 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Cheapest possible landline plan in New Haven, CT

What's the cheapest possible land line phone service plan for a very light user available in New Haven, Connecticut? [more inside]
posted by phoenixy on Nov 6, 2011 - 7 answers

I'm not THAT eager to have lunch with you...

I have an HTC phone that keeps sending duplicate text messages because it thinks delivery is failing. Except they're sending out fine. So now I just send out 8 text messages every time I try to send something. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Nov 3, 2011 - 6 answers

What's that number again?

CellPhoneFilter: An aging senior executive has moved beyond his Blackberry. Any suggestions for a smartphone that makes looking at email easy and dialing numbers even easier? Specific makes and models wanted. [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1 on Nov 2, 2011 - 15 answers

What smartphone gives me root, has an OS that'll be around in 2 years, & won't crash too much?

What smartphone should I buy if I want root on my device (without having to jailbreak it), hardware & OS quality (crashing once a month or less), and upgradability? [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Nov 2, 2011 - 12 answers

Three coverage in the UK: Do good things come with 3?

Three network coverage in the UK. Is it as bad as the internet suggests? [more inside]
posted by v.barboni on Oct 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Ninjas, hack my phone life!

Cell phone ninjas, hack my phone life! What is the best cell phone and plan for me? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic on Oct 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Is there a dumb phone for me?

I want a simple, dumb cell phone. Calling and texting are essential, number directory is semi-essential, clock + date are okay - everything else I'd rather not have. [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Oct 19, 2011 - 24 answers

Landline in Seattle?

Do I need a landline? Do they still exist in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Oct 13, 2011 - 21 answers

AT&T vs. Verizon: Bay Area iPhone Smackdown!

as a san francisco bay area resident who is about to upgrade to the iphone 4s, should i stick with at&t (with grandfathered-in unlimited data package) or jump ship to verizon? [more inside]
posted by apostrophe on Oct 11, 2011 - 15 answers

Managing data storage on Android Optimus V

Help me manage SD/phone data storage on an Optimus V. [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Oct 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Sprint lied! Any cheap cell phone plans to heal the hurt?

What is the cheapest cell phone plan in the U.S. available with one of the major carriers, no data wanted or needed, and not a lot of minutes needed either? [more inside]
posted by scrubbles on Oct 7, 2011 - 18 answers

Opera Mini Android Excessive Storage

Opera Mini for Android using too much storage space that needs to be freed up. [more inside]
posted by 6550 on Oct 7, 2011 - 6 answers

What's the best prepaid option for travelling in Italy, Greece & Turkey?

Cell phone carrier to use in Italy, Greece & Turkey? [more inside]
posted by adamfunman on Oct 3, 2011 - 4 answers

All micro usb cables are not created equal?

Why does the motorola branded micro usb cable that came with my droid phone both charge *AND* transfer data, but generic micro usb cables will only charge the phone? [more inside]
posted by de void on Sep 29, 2011 - 13 answers

Help me find an unlocked Android smartphone with a pre paid voice/data plan

I’m looking for suggestions on an Android phone and pre paid voice plan and a pre paid data plan for occasional use. I have looked at the past threads but they get outdated quickly. [more inside]
posted by WizKid on Sep 26, 2011 - 7 answers

My phone won't go to sleep.

I dropped my Samsung Focus into water two days ago. It works fine (yay), except the screen keeps lighting up unbidden. Can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Sep 25, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for a Verizon phone that works well with Macs that is not an iPhone

What is the best Verizon phone that works well with Macs but is not an iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Sep 21, 2011 - 12 answers

Choosing Phones on Verizon

Best Verizon Smartphone? IPhone vs Droid 3? [more inside]
posted by touareg on Sep 20, 2011 - 23 answers

Need a phone in the UK.

Help me choose a mobile phone for domestic and international calls in the UK. [more inside]
posted by Partario on Sep 14, 2011 - 4 answers

Forwarding calls to the US

What's the cheapest/easiest way to forward telephone calls from a Canadian number to a US number? [more inside]
posted by mrgavins on Aug 31, 2011 - 7 answers

I really wish Australia had Radio Shack.

I need a basic landline phone recording lead like this. I might not have enough time to order one online. Can I make one myself? How would I do that? (Bonus question: Where can I buy one in Sydney?) [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Aug 24, 2011 - 19 answers

Cell phone case to reduce radiation?

Can this cell phone case actually do anything to reduce radiation? Or this the equivalent of a power balance bracelet? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Aug 20, 2011 - 12 answers

I can haz phone skillz?

I work for a financial services firm dealing with high-net-worth clients and I have been tasked with helping a new-ish (young) male co-worker with his client service phone skills. [more inside]
posted by Mysticalchick on Aug 18, 2011 - 10 answers

This is driving me and a lot of other customers batty.

Asking on behalf of someone who may not be interested in your anwers: please tell me about basic business telephone options. [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Aug 10, 2011 - 13 answers

Help me Pimp my international business phone network... OF DOOM!

Help me prepare and organize my business phone network utilizing a Landline/Fax (copper-USA), Iphone (AT&T), Skype, Google Voice, etc (other services?) as optimally as possible. I want viable international business line(s) I can easily express on a Business Card. PS, I have to connect with Fiji as cheaply as possible. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Aug 8, 2011 - 1 answer

Flying to Korea on my first international trip. Advice?

I'm flying to South Korea (JFK to PEK to ICN) in two weeks for my first international trip in years. I need some advice on preparation, the flight, and the subsequent two months I'll spend in Korea. [more inside]
posted by jykmf on Aug 8, 2011 - 9 answers

I want a phone that is a computer

I want an Android phone that I can use like a computer - keyboard, monitor, wifi. Does one exist? What is it? [more inside]
posted by Galaxor Nebulon on Aug 3, 2011 - 4 answers

I don't habla the espanol

My phone number is one finger-slip digit away from a local middle school. This time of year in the weeks leading up to the new school year I get a lot of mistaken calls, which generally I don't mind. I simply tell the caller they are one digit off, and give them the correct number. My problem is, this year I have gotten several calls from Spanish-speakers, and I don't speak a word of Spanish. [more inside]
posted by Lokheed on Aug 2, 2011 - 13 answers

I'd like to call and leave myself a message. but apparently I'm unresponsive to myself.

GOOGLEVOICEFILTER: How do you call your number FROM your number and leave yourself a message? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jul 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me pick a new phone!

What phone should I get, given some particular preferences? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by devinemissk on Jul 23, 2011 - 10 answers

What's the most "geek-friendly" phone on the market today?

I'm looking for a smartphone that's hackable and moddable, but I'm a lazy geek so I'm really looking for something that has a strong and independent development community that's already done most of the hacking and modding for me. What's the best phone for me?
posted by wheloc on Jul 22, 2011 - 7 answers

What is a good, GSM android phone?

Can you recommend me an inexpensive GSM android phone? [more inside]
posted by Patrick Leo on Jul 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Help keep my phone safe on bike rides.

I'd like to take my smartphone (HTC Hero) with me when I'm cycling and use it as a trip computer. Problem: I'm nervous that I'll be taking it home in pieces. Are there any smartphone bike mounts that will secure my Hero to the bike as well as protect it in the event that I crash?
posted by talkingmuffin on Jul 21, 2011 - 6 answers

How do I segue music tracks on a Samsung Galaxy S2 phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 phone. I use it to listen to music. But the music player is set up to include a brief gap between each track. This is particularly a nuisance when I'm listening to albums with segued tracks (such as live albums). How can I set it up so there are no gaps between tracks?
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jul 17, 2011 - 7 answers

Why doesn't my landline ring?

Why isn't my phone ringing? [more inside]
posted by monkey closet on Jul 11, 2011 - 11 answers

What is the best ridiculously cheap phone that works on Verizon?

I need a super cheap stopgap phone. Which one should I get? [more inside]
posted by umbú on Jul 6, 2011 - 19 answers

Masking my landline's outgoing number, with another phone number.

I just moved to a new part of the state, and had a landline telephone installed through my local telco. I asked if they could port my old number (123)-xxx-xxxx to my new landline, and they said my old number was not in the same "Rate Center". I confirmed that they were telling the truth based on this AskMeFi post. I have the option to enable call forwarding from my old number to my new landline, which takes care of incoming calls. Now I am turning to you, the hivemind, to find out how to dial out from my new landline, and have my old number, (123)-xxx-xxxx, show up on other peoples' caller ID. I've done some searching and found a bunch of convoluted VoIP setups that would achieve this solution for me, but I'm not that technical, and I don't want to have to dial a million numbers just to make a single phone call from my land-line. Does the hive mind have any simple solutions?
posted by WhereAmI on Jul 6, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I use the same unlocked phone for voice and data in multiple countries on multiple continents?

I want to buy a prepaid cell phone to use as a backup/emergency phone and then maybe take it with me for int'l travel. [more inside]
posted by Yunani on Jun 25, 2011 - 8 answers

Why must I justify the equipment I need to do my job?

My company is doing more and more development for phones, so I'm trying to convince the higher-ups to buy the development team some phones to test on, rather than rely on coworker's personal phones. [more inside]
posted by emptybowl on Jun 14, 2011 - 14 answers

Buying a pre-paid cell phone in Delhi, India

My wife is traveling to India later this month. She'll be in the mountains, where there are few landlines, but from her experience last time there is sufficient (if spotty) cell phone service. Wikitravel says: "Fully loaded prepaid starter kits are available for around Rs. 500 or less" (plus more details). Does anyone have experience buying a pre-paid mobile phone like this in India? Can she do it at the Delhi airport? Is it a hassle, or is it worth it?
posted by Plutor on Jun 12, 2011 - 9 answers

Canadian Prepaid Phones

What's the cheapest prepaid cell phone I can get in Canada and how can I set it up without a computer? [more inside]
posted by Elsie on Jun 11, 2011 - 5 answers

Best way to use US smartphones in Germany?

How best to use US cell phones in Germany for in-country and out-of-country calls? [more inside]
posted by herrdoktor on Jun 6, 2011 - 4 answers

Need a new cell provider..

What GSM cell provider should I port my number to? [more inside]
posted by mistikle on Jun 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Help rescue my contacts!

Does anybody happen to have an LG Lotus phone for Sprint and a few minutes? [more inside]
posted by zug on May 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Euro traveling in the US - cell phone options?

I'll be spending the month of June in the US. What are the options for short term mobile phone service? I gather that sim cards in the US are different from Europe & that I can't simply buy a local SIM card for my Euro phone. Please tell me if I'm wrong! Can I buy a cheap local phone and "pay as you go" credit?
posted by LivinginYes on May 25, 2011 - 13 answers

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