203 posts tagged with phones.
Displaying 51 through 100 of 203. Subscribe:

Is there such a thing as a "good and cheap" warranty?

Thinking about buying a Nexus 4 from the Google Play Store. Are there good third-party accidental damage warranties out there that won't break the bank? [more inside]
posted by apip on Nov 1, 2012 - 5 answers

Good cell phone for a senior citizen?

Best simple cell phone for a senior citizen? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Sep 28, 2012 - 8 answers

Non-crappy Android phone with decent signal/service/price??

I'm looking for a pre-paid android phone at a reasonable price (looking at the lower-end Androids since I'm new to them and I don't want to spend more than $200-$250). The only problem is that I have no signal in my apartment when it comes to Sprint/Spring-tower based carriers. AT&T Go Phones charge you extra monthly for a data package and I'd rather not spend more than $50/month. Help? [more inside]
posted by camylanded on Sep 13, 2012 - 11 answers

How did you notify your contacts of your new mobile phone number?

I have a new mobile phone number, replacing the one I've had for years. I want to notify my (many hundreds) of contacts of this new number. What is the right way to do this? How did you handle this situation? [more inside]
posted by fake on Jul 25, 2012 - 11 answers

Best sites for Canadians to buy headphones?

Best sites for Canadians to buy headphones? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jul 19, 2012 - 6 answers

I need to be plugged in while in Europe.

US resident here who has traveled extensively to Europe...pre 1990. Haven't been back since and will likely need to travel to Europe at least 2 times for > 1 week each trip in the coming year. Might be as many as four trips. Back in the day, one's only contact with home was via landline/long distance calling cards etc.. Now there are cellphones, computers, wifi, skype, and the need for on the go data. To be clear, I need to be as nearly plugged into the "grid" as I am while at home. What are modern day US-to-Europe travelling hacks, particularly in regards to staying plugged in? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on May 20, 2012 - 12 answers

sports radio on my blackberry?

Is there a way I can listen to ball games on my Blackberry Tour 9630 in NYC? Barring that, Internet stations- with local sports broadcasts? Recommendations for smart stations/shows?
posted by ebesan on May 15, 2012 - 2 answers

How do we find a cell phone plan that will meet our needs when we move to Canada?

Help us find a cell phone solution given that we are moving in 6 months (and we can't wait that long to replace our current Verizon phones) [more inside]
posted by seachange on Apr 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Prepaid SIM cards in NY

Prepaid smartphone SIMs? My wife and I are visiting NYC for 10 days, need to be connected, and don't want to use our European roaming plans (been there, paid through the nose.) Can you recommend SIM cards for our unlocked Android phones that will work for a few phone calls and a bunch of data? [more inside]
posted by muckster on Mar 28, 2012 - 9 answers

Phones with Friends

What are the advantages of owning the same brand of smartphone as your friends? Or to ask the same question another way: if all my friends have iPhones, what will I miss out on by getting an Android? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Mar 19, 2012 - 48 answers

Phone's battery drain is draining my patience

Phone's battery drain is draining my patience, after hours of research, two batteries, and several phone calls with T-Mobile. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay on Mar 8, 2012 - 13 answers

Cell Phone Help!

I need to cut my cell phone bill, but still want a capable smartphone. Help! [more inside]
posted by Crotalus on Feb 17, 2012 - 14 answers

How to repair Panasonic KX-TC1743B phone

repairing or replacing panasonic KX-TC1743B with faulty voice mail feature
posted by lizat10 on Feb 2, 2012 - 1 answer

Time for a new phone, what should I get?

In the market for a new smartphone— Android or iPhone? [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo on Dec 14, 2011 - 39 answers

How can connect my laptop to the Internet via a mobile phone?

How can connect my laptop to the Internet via a mobile phone? [more inside]
posted by eeby on Nov 7, 2011 - 11 answers

Are there any built in tools in my CyanogenMod7 Android phone that would help me locate it? Or anything else?

My android phone (BACKside ROM / CyanogenMod7) was lost/possibly stolen in a foreign country. Any clever ways to find it/get it back? [more inside]
posted by apip on Nov 7, 2011 - 5 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

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

Switching to Android

Switching to a Galaxy S2 from an iPhone 3GS. What do I need to know about Android and what are some great Android apps? Thanks!
posted by Aanidaani on Oct 4, 2011 - 17 answers

Is there anything like Garageband for an Android tablet?

Vicissitudes of switching from iPad to Android [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Sep 3, 2011 - 8 answers

What should I do when I buy this Virgin Mobile phone?

I'm planning on buying a like-new Virgin Mobile phone from a seller on Craigslist tomorrow. Are there any precautions I need to take like with Sprint (bad ESNs)? [more inside]
posted by apip on Aug 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Marketshare for phones with qwerty keyboards?

How popular are phones with physical qwerty keyboards? I'm curious to find hard data that shows how popular cellphones with keyboards are (US, Global, anything). [more inside]
posted by jragon on Aug 8, 2011 - 3 answers

How do I unlock this old Cingular phone to use abroad?

I have an old Cingular Motorala Razr V3 GSM phone that I'd like to unlock. What do I need to do to unlock it for use abroad? [more inside]
posted by apip on Jul 29, 2011 - 10 answers

will this dock charge my hypothetical phone?

griffin simplifi question: is it compatible with the iphone 4 (and as such will it presumably be compatible with the iphone 5)? [more inside]
posted by addelburgh on Jul 26, 2011 - 4 answers

Where to get good phone lists for polling?

I've recently designed an opinion poll for my organization and would like to supply my own phone number list to the pollster to reduce costs. Does anyone know the best source of affordable, quality, phone lists for this purpose?
posted by Matthew1900s on Jun 29, 2011 - 3 answers

unlock no jailbreak

What is the current feasability of unlocking iPhones? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Jun 27, 2011 - 8 answers

Don't text me. Really, don't.

How can I block a certain number from texting my phone? [more inside]
posted by sideofwry on Jun 10, 2011 - 12 answers

Making phone calls in Europe

Traveling to Europe. Any advice for making phone calls within Europe and US? [more inside]
posted by deeman on Jun 1, 2011 - 7 answers

What device will allow me to tether?

Australia smart phone filter: I need to buy a new smart phone. I would like one that will allow me to occasionally connect my laptop to the internet. (Tethering?) Clearly I'm not that tech savvy so I don't want to jailbreak (?) etc. Is this possible with any smart phone on the market in Australia? [more inside]
posted by MT on May 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Have you ever used Mobify?

Does anyone have any experience with Mobify, the platform for mobile apps? [more inside]
posted by airgirl on May 9, 2011 - 1 answer

The Tracks of your Phone...

I've had it with my cell provider -- going to a track phone. Will I hate it? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Mar 3, 2011 - 23 answers

Should I cut the cord?

Talk me in to (or out of) ditching my landline... [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Feb 28, 2011 - 52 answers

Phoning home from Indonesia?

Mobile phone for Indonesia? [more inside]
posted by brokeaspoke on Feb 22, 2011 - 3 answers

I want to go Streaking

How can an AT&T customer (like me) switch to an unlocked Dell Streak? (Details within . . .) [more inside]
posted by Crotalus on Jan 14, 2011 - 4 answers

switch to verizon's iphone or stick with droid?

Verizon is getting iPhone this Feb. Should I switch from Droid? [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Jan 11, 2011 - 23 answers

fbi, cia, can you confirm?

Are either my cell phone or my dad's landline being tapped? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2010 - 14 answers

Fuckety! Iraqi Insurgents Stole My Precious Phone

Please help me find the perfect mobile phone! (To replace my previous perfect mobile phone, that was stolen and is now no longer made and woefully out of date, SOB.) It might be the Samsung S5550, but I'll have to order sight unseen. Very special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by cyndigo on Dec 7, 2010 - 10 answers

Mars, phones, and an old man

Please help me find this short story about an almost abandoned Mars, an old man, and taunting from the phone system. [more inside]
posted by DrumsIntheDeep on Nov 20, 2010 - 6 answers

Work wants to give me a mobile (cell) phone. How do I make this work most effectively without having to carry two phones everywhere I go?

Work wants to give me a mobile (cell) phone. How do I make this work most effectively without having to carry two phones everywhere I go? [more inside]
posted by ranglin on Nov 18, 2010 - 16 answers

I prefer devices with multiple functions

Anyone use cordless phones that act as room monitors? I'm bewildered by the choices... [more inside]
posted by mhh5 on Nov 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Help find a new internet service provider

Our business needs some suggestions on replacing or augmenting our current internet service provider, which is also handling our phones. My goal is to from ISDN to straight-up voip. [more inside]
posted by Old'n'Busted on Nov 3, 2010 - 4 answers

How to call the U.S. from Mexico while on vacation?

I will be going on vacation to Mexico and need to remain in contact with my family. What are some ways to call the U.S. from Mexico? [more inside]
posted by lifeonholidae on Oct 17, 2010 - 10 answers

I'm drowning in smartphone options - can you help me pick one??

Please help me pick the right smartphone. I've researched myself into overwhelm and have a tendency towards terrible timing. My requirements aren't that complex, though I AM a gadget fan, and tech savvy. [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay on Oct 16, 2010 - 19 answers

What's the new *69?

I missed a call and don't have call display. *69 doesn't work. Can I find out who called? [more inside]
posted by monkeymonkey on Sep 25, 2010 - 9 answers

Who will answer the bell?

Need help with administrative staff reception duties during receptionist's lunch hour. [more inside]
posted by TLCplz on Sep 16, 2010 - 26 answers

Changing the name and address on an AT&T Premier account

I am signed up for an AT&T Premier account through a family member. They get the bill, I pay them, they pay AT&T - though there's a huge run-around of waiting for them to tell me the amount, getting the money to them, waiting for them to pay the bill. The family member tells me that the discount is only in effect if everything on the account stays the same. Really? I figure that I can change the name and/or billing address (so that the bill comes directly to me) and nothing happens, as long as the email stays authenticated. Or am I mistaken?
posted by Xere on Aug 29, 2010 - 3 answers

Choosing an unlocked GSM phone

I'll be spending at least several months in Europe, and I'd like to buy an unlocked Android phone and use prepaid SIM cards in each country I visit. Data access (not just voice) is important. What are the best phones on the market for this purpose? [more inside]
posted by pete_22 on Aug 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Do cell phone signal repeaters actually work?

Do cell phone signal boosters like this one from Radio Shack actually work? Apparently an external antenna is mounted outside your home, and this is connected to a "desktop amplifier." In most rooms in my house, I'm riding with a single bar of signal (thank you, AT&T). If this can help, I'm all in. Does anyone have any experience with one of these?
posted by jackypaper on Aug 24, 2010 - 15 answers

Shopping in London

I will be visiting London for two weeks or so in mid September this year, and I will be doing a lot of shopping. Since I have been recently working and living in Egypt, I intend to buy myself a new phone and some electronics, and maybe clothes. (electronics here are too expensive and not everything is available) [more inside]
posted by convex on Aug 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Incurring charges on lost or stolen phones

Stolen/Lost Phone and charges incurred upon it (£700) - what are the options? Anyone had any experience of this? (Vodafone, UK) [more inside]
posted by garius on Aug 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Page: 1 2 3 4 5