Capitalising on other peoples stupidity: On Ebay, how do i know which broken devices aren't really THAT broken after all? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz
on Oct 26, 2008 -
I'm looking at getting a new phone and a new service provider. After careful searching, almost all companies require a stringent credit check. I have horrible credit. Prepaid is not an option as any decent prepaid phone is ridiculously expensive and the service is generally sub par.
I narrowed it down to something from Virgin Mobile or Helio. I have heard some bad about both companies, but since neither require a credit check, these are my choices. I'd rather not go with Virgin Mobile as almost all of their phones feel like cheap plastic and some even feel like a cheap ceramic. This leaves Helio. [more inside]
posted by 29
on Oct 23, 2008 -
How accurate are political polls in the age of the cell phone? Here's why I ask: Out of nine folks in my office, seven of us have no landlines in our homes; we are mobile exclusive. Of the those seven, six are voting Obama and one is voting McCain. The two of us with landlines are split one to one for Obama-McCain. Any pollsters working in our neck of the woods would see the race in a dead heat, one to one. In reality, we're seven to two. So, aren't the polls growing more skewed with every passing year? Do some pollsters actually call cell-phone users? If not, there's a bias.
posted by jackypaper
on Sep 8, 2008 -
How do I sync my notes in my Blackberry Curve's memopad to a web-based service? [more inside]
posted by aebaxter
on Aug 20, 2008 -
Does my ideal smart phone exist? Windows Mobile, stylus, candy bar form factor, wifi, standard head jack, superior camera? [more inside]
posted by LarryC
on Mar 26, 2008 -
I have an MP3 player that uses a standard 3.5mm wired set of headphones.
I also have a mobile phone that supports bluetooth.
Is there a headset device that would let me listen to my MP3 player as normal, but when a call was received switch to the phone/bluetooth connection? [more inside]
posted by paulfreeman
on Feb 19, 2008 -
What's a reasonable hourly rate for a freelance IT guy? Phone systems, networking, basic setups, etc. [more inside]
posted by foxydot
on Feb 10, 2008 -
Where can one buy an unlocked GSM phone in Manhattan? Not smartphones or iphones, but common phones like a RAZR for example.
posted by falameufilho
on Dec 12, 2007 -
Please help me choose a wireless provider (for Blackberry) to use in Virginia, mainly around Charlottesville. [more inside]
posted by 4ster
on Nov 9, 2007 -
How can I get my Sony Ericsson k750 to a) display 3rd tone letters in Chinese pinyin and b) stop telling me I'm out of memory for text messages when I have another 100+mb free on my memory stick? [more inside]
posted by trinarian
on Oct 5, 2007 -
Where's my mobile phone brush? Cell phone, yo -- how 'come there don't seem to be any such apps, even on the so-called smartphones. I know the Palm One units have available apps and I would imagine so would the Windows Mobile ones, but what about java-based phones? Am I missing some huge repository of apps or something? [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless
on Sep 27, 2007 -
How should I deal with phone services, money, and climate in moving from Charleston, SC to Cambridge, England? [more inside]
posted by farishta
on Sep 9, 2007 -
How do you get a knot out of the phone cord....where the coils seem to switch directions and the only method is to roll the kink all the way out? [more inside]
posted by chasles
on Sep 5, 2007 -
Now that I have unlimited SMS (text messages) on my cell phone, what cool things can I do? [more inside]
posted by niles
on Jul 10, 2007 -
When a caller uses per-call blocking (usually activated by pressing *67 before dialing the number) to mask their identity to the receiver of the call, would subpoenaed phone records for the caller's outbound calls still show the number they dialed? [more inside]
posted by jayder
on May 16, 2007 -
CellphoneFilter: Can you recommend a good cellphone + camera that lets you upload the photos (usb, pref) without requiring cell service? Or is this the case with all of them? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold
on May 12, 2007 -
Too many phone service providers. Help me reduce down to what I really need. [more inside]
posted by Xurando
on Jan 16, 2007 -
I need to pick up a mobile phone this week, but I plan to dump it the very moment Apple releases its mobile phone. Which plan and phone should I pick? [more inside]
posted by JamesToast
on Dec 26, 2006 -
My girlfriend recently damaged her Cingular phone and she needs a replacement. She wants a cheap one, so she's considering buying a pay-as-you-go phone and swapping out SIM cards so she can use her old service. My question is, will this work? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani
on Nov 13, 2006 -
Why does it seem that all modern phone/answ. machines when wall-mounted stick out VERY FAR? [more inside]
posted by BruceL
on Sep 30, 2006 -
My phones have issues. Should I pay more for a cordless and a regular phone since I have DSL in my home? [more inside]
posted by miltoncat
on Sep 1, 2006 -
The pro's and con's of killing my land line phone service in favor or going purely cell phone.....Go! [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid
on Jul 18, 2006 -
Do you know of a decent cordless phone that isn't made in China?
posted by melvix
on Jun 11, 2006 -
Cell phones for elementary school kids? My kid wants one, I don't see the need. Am I missing something here? [more inside]
posted by Flakypastry
on May 21, 2006 -
My Sony w600i jumped 2 feet off an aquarium and cracked it's screen and has bled through. The display is totally useless and now the phone is acting up (dropping calls, static, etc.) I finally found this phone after major trouble with Blackberry and Motorolas. It was definately my favorite phone in my cell phone tenure. I now need a phone and don't want to pay 200-300 dollars (again) for a phone. I'm locked in a contact to the upgrade with a rebate is out of the question. Are there any stores online that I can find good deals on cell phones? What durable, simple frills phone would you recommend? I'm tired of spending good money and then either ruining it myself or having the phone go schizo on its own.
posted by ieatwords
on Apr 12, 2006 -
Thinking of replacing my cellphone soon, but wondering if I should be waiting for the next big thing... [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny
on Feb 7, 2006 -
What's the bestselling video game of all time? Boring old Ask Yahoo!
takes a very literal approach, offering Super Mario and Pac-Man. But if you think laterally, then shouldn't variations of Tetris, Solitaire and Snake be in the running? If you count all games on all devices and OEM bundles count as sales, what is the bestselling video game of all time?
posted by djacobs
on Dec 28, 2005 -
If I want to alter what people see on their caller ID when I call, is that possible (without ordering a new line from the phone company)? [more inside]
posted by zephyrbill
on Dec 2, 2005 -
Is there a way to find cheap cell phones online without a contract? I've heard of online "outlet stores" from a few random people here and there, but haven't yet been able to actually stumble upon one.
posted by Ekim Neems
on Nov 11, 2005 -
I just bought a too-cool-for-you Razr V3 from T-Mobile. I can get it to talk via Bluetooth (oh it routes through my laptop speakers, fancy) -- but I can't figure out how to transfer an MP3. Also is there a definitive community site that everyone goes to for ringtones, wallpapers, etc.? [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Sep 5, 2005 -
Why does my NOKIA 6820 say that some SMS are Unreadable?
When I receive SMS from some phones, the phone says that it cannot show the message, or that the message is unreadable. [more inside]
posted by Manouk
on Sep 2, 2005 -
Bluetooth Headset advice.
Looking for some advice on a Bluetooth headset which works well with Motorola V710 phones. Right now I’m considering Motorola HS850, and would like to hear opinions on that model and alternatives. Important factors would be integration with phone, ease of use, battery life, and comfort. Also, this is going to be given as a gift to someone who currently uses there phone quite a bit (too often IMHO) while driving, is such a gift appropriate or could personal preference/comfort (and variability of this factors between users) a possible issue? I’ve Googled and Epinion’d a bit but have not had much luck in finding comparisons across models.
posted by evilelf
on Aug 9, 2005 -
Why does my home phone system sometimes ring only once when someone is trying to call me? [more inside]
posted by baltimore
on Jul 17, 2005 -