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]
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 I have looked at the past threads but they get outdated quickly.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]
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]
What is the best Verizon phone that works well with Macs but is not an iPhone? [more inside]
Best Verizon Smartphone? IPhone vs Droid 3? [more inside]
Help me choose a mobile phone for domestic and international calls in the UK. [more inside]
What's the cheapest/easiest way to forward telephone calls from a Canadian number to a US number? [more inside]
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]
Can this cell phone case actually do anything to reduce radiation? Or this the equivalent of a power balance bracelet? [more inside]
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]
Asking on behalf of someone who may not be interested in your anwers: please tell me about basic business telephone options. [more inside]
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]
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]
I want an Android phone that I can use like a computer - keyboard, monitor, wifi. Does one exist? What is it? [more inside]
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]
GOOGLEVOICEFILTER: How do you call your number FROM your number and leave yourself a message? [more inside]
What phone should I get, given some particular preferences? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
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?
Can you recommend me an inexpensive GSM android phone? [more inside]
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?
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?
Why isn't my phone ringing? [more inside]
I need a super cheap stopgap phone. Which one should I get? [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
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?
What's the cheapest prepaid cell phone I can get in Canada and how can I set it up without a computer? [more inside]
How best to use US cell phones in Germany for in-country and out-of-country calls? [more inside]
What GSM cell provider should I port my number to? [more inside]
Does anybody happen to have an LG Lotus phone for Sprint and a few minutes? [more inside]
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?
I am looking for a good VOIP provider for a medium size business - any recommendations or experience to share? [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for a cheapish, basic, reliable phone. I'm in the UK. [more inside]
I think I lost my Verizon phone. I had the same phone for the past 3 years, and I know that I was due for a new one for the past year. I do not have insurance, not that I know of at least. So, how do I go about replacing this phone? I am so confused... Will I have to pay for the new phone? (I am from another country, so I still do not fully understand how the cell phone stuff works here.)
Is it possible to turn an original Motorola Droid into a mobile wireless hotspot by rooting it? If so, what's the easiest way to do that? [more inside]
I need to buy a cell phone and data plan that will allow me to respond to emails while I am out quickly and easily. It would also be great if I can use MSN messenger on it. And I would like to do this as cheaply as possible. Recommendations? [more inside]
Why does my iPhone forget it has a SIM card when I keep it in my pocket? [more inside]
My dad's car was stolen last night with his phone inside. I have a record of messages and calls made from the phone after it was lost. Police report was filed, but can a private detective help? Recommendation for one in Oakland, CA? Cost and prior experience in retaining one appreciated. [more inside]
My voice is nasally! What can I do? [more inside]
I'm travelling in the US (Los Angeles) from Canada. What are my phone options? i'm sick of paying my local company's roaming charges. Can I buy a phone in LA that'll have full data/text/voice options for a month? If so, what'll it cost me? Can I just buy a chip for my iPhone for that month with no contract? (And if so, what's the best way to unlock it). Also, is there a way to forward SMS/text messages sent to my Toronto number? [more inside]
What's the state of the art in quad-band capable Android smartphones? Essentially I'm looking for alternatives with capabilities similar to the Motorola Atrix 4G. It needs to be carrier unlocked and support 850/900/1800/1900MHz GSM 2G functions and 2100MHz WCDMA. [more inside]
AT&T be gone. What are my options to have a land line at home? Can I use the phones I have? [more inside]
Anyone know any cool kickass Android phone themes that are really well designed?
I broke my smartphone, what should I do? [more inside]
What's the best $100-150 (new or used) Android phone to get for a developer? [more inside]
How can I overcome my fear of giving presentations over the phone? [more inside]
Any advice for finding this missing suicidal person? [more inside]
POP email messages stuck in Android Inbox. Help! [more inside]
Why do web sites that send me text messages need to know my carrier? [more inside]