San Francisco MeFi-ers: Verizon? T-Mobile? Almost out of our contract period with AT&T. Should we switch or hang in there? [more inside]
posted by jasper411
on Dec 16, 2008 -
My international cell phone provider (Airtel in India) insists that I can get uncharged toll-free calls while roaming in the US and Canada. It sounds too good to be true. Can you shed some light on this for me? [more inside]
posted by smersh
on Nov 30, 2008 -
I moved to Germany and then moved back to the USA after three weeks. While I was there, I signed up for a two year T-Mobile iPhone contract, because at the time I thought I was staying in Germany. Now I am stuck with an expensive 2 year contract that I can't use. [more inside]
posted by Witherwings
on Oct 23, 2008 -
Tmobile just bought out Suncom in North Carolina. I had Suncom. Our cell phone plan was the Unplan, which had unlimited minutes in our region. What's gonna happen to my sweet deal? [more inside]
posted by konolia
on Sep 9, 2008 -
Fiance and I need a cheap method of keeping in touch via email and/or instant message -- mobile-ly. [more inside]
posted by aleahey
on Jul 19, 2008 -
I have an HP iPAQ 2750. Around the same time it was manufactured, lots of aftermarket hardware and software came out with promises to enhance the device. One of those applications was a GPRS/GSM plug in modem (via the CF Card slot) and software from a company called Enfora. The modem was bundled with software from a company called BVRP. There was other software without a modem which also installed phone tools on the PDA from another company called WebToGo. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind
on Jul 16, 2008 -
Cell phone - Unhappy with tmobile coverage in the US. Need advice on a carrier, plan and (smartish) phone that can be used in other countries with local SIM cards. [more inside]
posted by lapsang
on Jun 29, 2008 -
It's come the time to buy a new cellphone. I have a RAZR V2 and it's falling apart. My Verizon contract is up in November. Should I re-up with Verizon and stay on my family plan or should I break off and/or go to another carrier? And what phone should I look into? All I know is that I do not want a huge fold out QWERTY keyboard like a 16-year-old girl with a Sidekick and probably do not want a Motorola. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on Jun 23, 2008 -
Asking for a friend: Is there a way to recover a month-old voicemail message on T-Mobile? [more inside]
posted by rajbot
on May 6, 2008 -
Seeing the answers to previous questions has made me want to get a smartphone so that I don't have to carry both a PDA and a cellphone.
The problem: I have T mobile's prepaid plan. How do I find a phone with good organization features that is compatible with my plan? [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony
on Feb 17, 2008 -
iPhone - AT&T/Cingular or T-Mobile (USA) ?
I'm in NYC, peak minutes usage < 300, 50% of minutes to same 4 numbers, data usage likely to be high. Criteria: minimize the following, in order of priority: cost, dropped calls/network weirdness, customer service craziness, crap-tastic contracts.
I'm obviously fine with hacking/unlocking my iphone.
posted by joshwa
on Nov 15, 2007 -
Can anyone recommend a phone for tethered EDGE data use with a PC, and basic voice calls? GSM, T-Mobile, Motorola preferred but not absolutely required. I've done some research but I'm a bit confused. [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048
on Oct 8, 2007 -
I keep hearing from people that I can use my TMobile Blackberry 8700G as a modem (I will probably get the TMobile Curve when it comes out in a few weeks, if that changes the answer or my options much.) by routing the traffic for my laptop through it, either using Bluetooth or a USB to mini-USB cable. But I also hear that I have to do some hacks or hide it from TMobile or and other things like that.
posted by iknowizbirfmark
on Sep 18, 2007 -
Wifi Problem: Laptop logs on to wireless network at home instantly but doesnt do so at a Starbucks (UK). (Sony Vaio notebook (Tz) runs MS Vista) (details below) [more inside]
posted by london302
on Aug 7, 2007 -
BlackBerry as modem under OS X . Specifically, T-Mobile 8700g as modem under 10.4. Pulse seems like the best choice
but also the priciest choice ($50) for the connection utility. Does anybody here use Pulse? Am I missing any free or cheap alternatives that match Pulse's performance?
posted by allterrainbrain
on Jul 30, 2007 -
Why does my T-Mobile cell phone respond with "Access denied" when I send an SMS text message to short codes (such as 46645 for info from Google)?
posted by quinoa
on Jun 29, 2007 -
T-Mobile's Unlimited International Email add-on for BlackBerry currently offers data service in "90 countries and locations." Is there such a thing as a single map showing these 90 countries and locations? If not, what's my most efficient way to make one myself?
posted by allterrainbrain
on Jun 27, 2007 -
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 -
How do I use my 'always on' internet on my mobile phone as a modem for my laptop?
I own the T-mobile equilvant of the HTC TyTN with Windows Mobile 5.0 and a HP laptop with Windows XP. On my mobile phone I have T-mobile 3G internet with always on functionality.
I would like to use my mobile phone as a modem with internet connection for my laptop so I can access the internet with my laptop no matter where I am. I connect to my mobile phone with an USB cable (I tried bluetooth but couldn't get it to work...).
Does anyone know how to accomplish this? Maybe there are software applications that can do this for me? All tips are welcome!
posted by remcobron
on Jan 7, 2007 -
My (non-existent) ideal device is a Treo -- with wifi, GSM/GPRS, and either EDGE or HSDPA -- on a service plan that includes flat-rate unlimited data, flat-rate international data roaming, and a small amount of voice usage inside the U.S. (say 100 mins/month). So, in the real world, is a Blackberry 8800 on T-Mobile my best choice for a plan starting in spring 2007?
posted by allterrainbrain
on Dec 12, 2006 -
I'm about to acquire the object of my gadget lust
. I'm new to the GSM world, and am looking for opinions about whether I should take this phone to T-Mobile or Cingular for service. (Other GSM newbie questions inside.) [more inside]
posted by j-dawg
on Aug 28, 2006 -
Do you have a smartphone that you love that matches what I'm looking for? I can google featuresets, but what I'm looking for is personal experiences. [more inside]
posted by cellphone
on Apr 14, 2006 -
Anyone know how to get the Opera Mini browser working with T-Mobile's Internet Service? I can browse the web just fine with the built-in Motorola browser, but Opera Mini just says it can't find a working connection.
posted by tonyballinger
on Feb 22, 2006 -
A very good friend of mine had her cellular telephone stolen the other day, and by the time she noticed this and reported the theft to T-Mobile, the thief had made many hundreds of dollars worth of calls to a foreign nation. After many calls back and forth, T-Mobile says they are doing her a great favor by waiving 25% of the costs but she is responsible for the rest. Is this right? Why would they treat a supposedly valued customer of several years this way? The T-Mobile reps tell her there is no appeal process or ombudsman; does anyone know if this is really true?
posted by luriete
on Jun 26, 2005 -
Cell phone question. Got an LG from Verizon -- but I suck at typing on phones, and the thought of entering the umpteen dozens of contacts I have has scared me from entering all but a few.
When I was on T-Mobile, you could add contacts online. Is there any quick and easy way for me to do something like this? I just want to type them, since it would take me six and a half years to enter them manually.
posted by oissubke
on May 28, 2004 -
Wanted: recommendations about using T-Mobile for portable internet connection using a Mac laptop. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by weston
on Apr 5, 2004 -
Is bluetooth worth the hype? I am in the process of changing cell carriers, and I am going from CDMA (Sprint) to GSM (T-Mobile) so I can't keep my phone. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by benjh
on Mar 4, 2004 -
I have a question about how to get my Sony Ericsson T-300 phone to take sim cards outside the U.S. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by buddha9090
on Feb 18, 2004 -
I just switched to a new Cell Phone provider and I'm tempted to play with WAP. I have a bunch of questions to ask of anyone who's used it especialy by way of T-MObile's T-Zone service...[more] [more inside]
posted by Fupped Duck
on Feb 17, 2004 -