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Refurbished iPads for T-Mobile - where are they?

The refurbished area of the Apple Store is full of iPads (+Cellular) for all the major carriers...except T-Mobile. It seems they've been out of stock for a long time. Are T-Mobile users just extra careful? Is there some kind of different restocking policy in place at TMO? [more inside]
posted by JoeZydeco on Apr 10, 2014 - 5 answers

Dirt cheap secret Verizon prepaid plans?

Are there any Verizon prepaid plans other than the two: $60/mo 2GB data or $70/mo 4GB data [more inside]
posted by laconic skeuomorph on Jan 11, 2014 - 9 answers

Is my phone cursed or is this normal?

I just moved over to T-Mobile US from Sprint to take advantage of their $30 prepaid plan. I bought a used iPhone 5 from a reputable reseller of phones on eBay. So far, I've had incoming calls go straight to voicemail, had my data connection suddenly stop dead, accompanied by "No Service", and my signal level seems to vary wildly just while sitting at one location. Is this par for the course with T-Mobile or is this phone a dud? [more inside]
posted by zsazsa on Oct 8, 2013 - 11 answers

I used to play bass for Cryptic Text

I received a vague but personal-sounding text message from an @tmomail account (SMS email from a T-Mobile phone number) to my Gmail account. Is there any way to find out who sent it? Is it just a phishing attempt? [more inside]
posted by a.steele on Jun 10, 2013 - 4 answers

What are today's good phones? When will they be obsolete?

Need a new phone for myself and my wife, usually there's a "hot" phone (iPhone, HTC Evo 4G, Samsung Galaxy S3, etc) - whatever the top phone is. That seems to change every 6 months, and I just can't keep up. Also, I don't keep up with the release cycle - if I buy the hot phone today, is it essentially going to be obsolete in 3 months? [more inside]
posted by 0x006DB0 on Apr 27, 2013 - 18 answers

T-Mobile: Stay or Go?/iPhone or No?

I have had a reasonably happy relationship with my T-Mobile G2 (aka HTC Desire Z) these past two years, but my contract is up, and I have long coveted the iPhone, mostly based on its picture taking and video chatting capabilities. Should I just get one and take advantage of T-Mobile's new pricing? Or should I jump to a new carrier? An attempt to make this less open-ended is inside. [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Apr 14, 2013 - 16 answers

Questions about T-Mobile's New Idea

I don't have a cell phone, but T-Mobile's new offerings may entice me to drop my land line. Plus, the $50 for 500 megabytes matches what I pay for my land line and related Internet service. (Here is Pogue's NYTimes article about this.) This AskMeFi post is interesting, but doesn't answer these questions: [more inside]
posted by partner on Apr 4, 2013 - 15 answers

This is why it takes me six months to purchase anything.

My Verizon contract expired. I'd like a cheaper phone plan (currently on a grandfathered unlimited text/data plan) and also an iPhone 5. I don't mind paying for an unsubsidized phone if the savings on the plan even out. However... [more inside]
posted by griphus on Mar 29, 2013 - 13 answers

The Innocents Abroad: Text Messaging+Parents Overseas=Disaster Incoming?

My elderly parents are currently traveling in Europe (Greece, specifically) accompanied by their first smartphones (which are on a T-Mobile family plan that I pay for). Before they left, I repeatedly emphasized that they needed to install new microsims from a Greek telecom before they'd be able to use voice, messaging and data in Greece. I did not go into the concept of international roaming (primarily because it's extremely expensive, they would find it confusing, and I don't want them to use it). They said they'd get new microsims when they arrived. However, my mother's text messages from Greece still look like they're being sent from her U.S. number. [more inside]
posted by longdaysjourney on Mar 25, 2013 - 14 answers

t-mobile unlocking in the uk for iphone

How can I unlock an iphone tied to t-mobile in the UK? I have received as a Christmas present an iphone which is locked to t-mobile. I am currently on an 02 contract that ties me for a further 6 months. Clearly, I would like to use my 02 sim with this iphone, however, when I went to a shop who specialised in phone unlocking, to get it unlocked, I was told that he could not unlock it and that it would take atleast a month to get t-mobile to unlock it. It was also mentioned that the merger of t-mobile in to the new company everything everywhere will probably delay the unlocking further. I am getting the impression that I will be forced to take out a t-mobile contract as it stands. Anyone out there have any recent knowledge about t-mobile unlocking. Many thanks!
posted by conrad101 on Dec 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Roam, roam on the range?

Can you help me understand how cellphone roaming works in 2012? [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger on Aug 28, 2012 - 21 answers

Getting contacts off a stone-cold dead T-Mobile MDA?

How can I get contacts off a stone-cold dead T-Mobile MDA? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Jun 27, 2012 - 13 answers

Best pay-as-you-go cell phone plan for a few days in the USA w. a Canadian Samsung Galaxy S2

Is there a prepaid phone plan in the US that will let me use my Samsung Galaxy S2 at full speeds, for short visits (ie: without having to pay for a full month of use)? [more inside]
posted by Mayma Hosey on Jun 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Is t-mobile coverage adequate in the northeast

What is t-mobile coverage like in the northeast? [more inside]
posted by madajb on May 25, 2012 - 10 answers

Fashionably Late Adopter

What is the best Android phone for a cheapskate without a data plan? [more inside]
posted by LiteOpera on May 11, 2012 - 21 answers

VOIP Upgrade

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]
posted by mccarty.tim on Feb 18, 2012 - 4 answers

No more hacktivation for me... I'm going straight

How do I copy the contents of my unlocked and jailbroken iPhone 3G to my new iPhone 4S? [more inside]
posted by MiaWallace on Oct 8, 2011 - 2 answers

Cell Phone Unlock/Jailbreak Help?

Is it possible to unlock or jailbreak a verizon, samsung continuum, phone to make it useable with t-mobile? [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Sep 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Pre-paid iPhone SIM in the USA?

I have a factory unlocked iPhone 4, and am travelling to US for a week. What are the pre-paid options available? [more inside]
posted by MiG on Jul 10, 2011 - 6 answers

SIM Cards for the USA

Travelling through the East Coast of the USA, I would like to use my unlocked GSM phone (Nexus One) for data. My UK provider (T-Mobile) charges extortionate rates for this service. Can I buy a pay-as-you-go or other low cost SIM card in the USA which would give me cheap(ish) data on the road? [more inside]
posted by grahamwell on Jul 4, 2011 - 6 answers

T-Mobile won't waive early termination fee for moving abroad?

I'm about to move out of the country, but T-Mobile says they won't waive the early termination fee. Three questions: a) Really? b) Is there nothing that can be done? c) Will I be able to use the G2 in Germany? [more inside]
posted by muckster on May 12, 2011 - 14 answers

4G VoiP tablet instead of Cell Phone?

My T-Mobile contract expires in a couple months, and I'm considering ditching smartphones entirely and getting a tablet, instead. Anyone have any experience with this? Especially VoIP experience. [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Apr 1, 2011 - 7 answers

So many phones!

What t-mobile smartphone should I get? [more inside]
posted by Arbac on Feb 21, 2011 - 13 answers

Is it possible to use an iPhone with a non-iPhone UK T-Mobile monthly contract SIM card?

I want to buy a second-hand iphone and use it with my existing T-Mobile contract SIM card. Will it work? What issues might I face? Should I go for iphone4 or iphone 3GS? [more inside]
posted by mairuzu on Jan 4, 2011 - 3 answers

T-Mobile prepaid phone science please

Suggestions for a T-Mo prepaid phone model? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Sep 16, 2010 - 6 answers

My T-mobile phone is still on the dark side

Can you suggest a good, cheap, hopefully easily-available-on-ebay-used T-mobile phone? I don't need a ton of features, but I want something that does all the basic stuff really well. [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Jun 8, 2010 - 8 answers

Your emergency cannot be completed as dialed...

Why doesn't 911 work on my imported cell phone? [more inside]
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl on May 12, 2010 - 6 answers

In general, how good is T-Mobile's reception?

How satisfied are you with T-Mobile USA's reception and coverage? [more inside]
posted by puritycontrol on Apr 4, 2010 - 43 answers

What should I do with a spare mobile phone?

I have an extra prepaid mobile phone. What cool things can I do with it? [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Mar 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Will the Samsung Gravity2 work with the Fancyweb?

Is the web browser in the Samsung Gravity2 capable of accessing Google Docs? [more inside]
posted by burnfirewalls on Jan 6, 2010 - 2 answers

(UK) mobile phone operator?

Is their a "decent" UK mobile phone operator? [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Nov 21, 2009 - 10 answers

Momma needs a brand new phone

Boyfriend is getting a phone upgrade and handing over to me (same company). Do I buy Internet package for his account or mine? [more inside]
posted by bunny hugger on Aug 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Do G1 Android Dream of a Electic Sheep?

Should I get the T-mobile G1 with Google Android? Is there some cooler second generation Android phone coming out in the next 3-4 months that I should be holding out for? [more inside]
posted by jrishel on Oct 6, 2008 - 9 answers

T-Mobile @ Home VOIP Opinions Wanted

Anyone have experience with the T-Mobile @ Home VOIP service? [more inside]
posted by cscwallace on Sep 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Virgin Mobile US to T-Mobile UK. Can we connect?

Virgin Mobile US to T-Mobile UK. Can we connect? [more inside]
posted by electriccynic on Jun 6, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me prove T-Mobile wrong

Can you send an email from your Nokia phone using your T-Mobile service? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on May 5, 2008 - 11 answers

Getting on the cellphone bandwagon (at last).

I live on a quiet, forested country lane with no cellphone service. If I purchase a prepaid "burner" cellphone from T-Mobile, will I be able to use it and add minutes to it as needed? Or am I screwed? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Apr 10, 2008 - 9 answers

MLB Gameday Audio Mobile on unsupported phone?

Are any of you baseball fans subscribing to MLB's Gameday Audio Mobile and using an unsupported device? If so, how does it work, both quality and ease of setting it up? [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy on Apr 9, 2008 - 0 answers

Bluetooth GPS Tracking

I'm looking for software for my Windows Mobile smartphone + bluetooth GPS brick that will let people log in to a web site and see my current location (preferably in google maps). [more inside]
posted by nervestaple on Mar 21, 2008 - 9 answers

How do I unbrand an unlocked phone?

Unlocked phone, but I want to "unbrand" it. How? [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Feb 7, 2008 - 4 answers

Can I SSH with T-Mobile Hotspot in hotel?

The hotel I'm at uses T-Mobile HotSpot (or whatever..) for the wifi. It seems to work fine for web browsing, but I can't seem to use any ssh clients to connect to work and get any real work done. I've seen that others have also had problems with this. As far as I can tell it's just an issue of outgoing port blocking, and (from previous questions) there's nothing much to be done. I've called hotel support but it is just T-Mobile support, and moronic. I really don't feel like dealing with people. Am I just out of luck? [more inside]
posted by xorry on Dec 11, 2007 - 10 answers

Give me internet and phone too

Help me use my phone's internet on my laptop, without disabling the phone. [more inside]
posted by cashman on Sep 5, 2007 - 10 answers

I need an option other than "Yes, always ask".

On my phone's browser, I need an option other than "Yes, always ask". Help? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Aug 3, 2007 - 3 answers

Termninate a contract = terminate service?

When referring to T-Mobile, is contract termination the same as service termination? [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy on Mar 22, 2007 - 9 answers

Free Service or A La Carte?

Free T-mobile data service, or is there a catch (a la carte service)? [more inside]
posted by Boydrop on Feb 18, 2007 - 12 answers

Which quad-band GSM phone should I start a T-Mobile account with?

Which quad-band T-Mobile (U.S.) phone should I buy? [more inside]
posted by stleric on Feb 14, 2007 - 8 answers

It's like they're asking me to tell them a white lie

I have a Nokia smartphone. I have T-Mobile. But T-Mobile doesn't sell my phone, so they won't give me a smartphone unlimited data plan and I'm stuck with the much more expensive Total Internet package. But if I log in to T-Mobile's self service site, I can tell them I have any damn phone I like. So if I do that, and tell them I have a Blackberry or a Sidekick, and pick the BB or SK smartphone plans, is there some technical reason it won't just work? Am I in any serious danger of cancellation by violating the TOS or anything else?
posted by j-dawg on Jan 16, 2007 - 16 answers

Moving to Europe: Cell phone?

CellPhoneFilter: Moving to Austria. What do I do about my cell phone? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Dec 18, 2006 - 8 answers

Unlocked smart phone

Any problems using an unlocked Treo 680 on T-Mobile? [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Dec 16, 2006 - 1 answer

whats the most durable cell phone?

I am looking to replace my cell phone. I use T-Mobile. The want list: camera, bluetooth headset, email & DURABLE! (broke two already) What phone do I really want?
posted by digital-dragonfly on Nov 11, 2006 - 15 answers

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