I just upgraded to a Pantech Jest 2 from Verizon (prevoiusly had the Jest) and every couple of days I get banner ads on my home screen. My old phone never did this. Am I purse dialing into web access by mistake, or are these sudden ads common/acceptable all of a sudden?
Upgrading my phone: I'm debating a Droid 4, but I'm a bit nervous about the mediocre reviews of the camera. Will a third-party camera app improve the photo quality? [more inside]
Is it possible to use an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S II on Verizon in the US? [more inside]
Can we use our US iphones in the UK and Ireland? [more inside]
Please enlighten me about Verizon LTE SIM cards. [more inside]
Verizon and Google Voice experts: Which of these plans will be the best way to port my number? What can go wrong with these approaches? [more inside]
How can I upgrade to a new smartphone without an accompanying data plan? [more inside]
Cell phone question: Droid 3 user, on Verizon in coastal Maine. My phone only gets one bar of 1X data while roaming on US Cellular, while my girlfriend's CDMA Kindle and my brother's US Cellular phone get 3-4 bars of 3G data. The Verizon rep told me I should be able to get 3G from the US Cellular tower, but it's not happening. Does anyone know if there's any way to force my phone to roam on US Cellular's 3G? I know some people use custom PRLs, but this sort of thing is new to me and I'd like to do it properly. [more inside]
Just upgraded to my first smartphone last week. On Verizon and have been a Verizon customer for about ten years. Of course I find out that starting Friday, Verizon will be offering its double data promotion again. But that puts this offer squarely within my two week return/cancellation window. My question is: is there any chance that Verizon would let me take advantage of this offer now? Has anyone had experience finagling this sort of thing with them? What are some good negotiating tactics in case they are reluctant?
Wife lost here Verizon Iphone 4, can we buy a cheaper refurb, unlocked 3gs and get it going w/Verizon, and how? [more inside]
What can I do to bend Verizon to my will? Or is it time to head out in search of greener pastures? [more inside]
Is there a feature phone with a good email interface? [more inside]
I just had my Verizon iPhone 4s unlocked for international use and confirmed working with two different foreign SIM cards. Three questions:
- Is this permanent? Can it ever be re-locked via software or some other method?
- Can this be used with US SIM cards, or are there restrictions?
- Is this phone now identical to an unlocked iPhone, or is it somehow different?
Upgrading smart phones with Verizon, January 2012 edition: moving from an original Motorola Droid and a Droid Eris, and unsure how critical 4G LTE and Super AMOLED are for phones we'll have for another 2+ years. More thoughts inside. [more inside]
Is anyone using Verizon's security cameras? [more inside]
I use Verizon Wireless and my two years are up on one of my phones and I am looking to keep the cost under $100. I can get a refurbished Samsung Fascinate for $19.99 and it looks like a good phone. I can also get Samsung Stratosphere or a Droid X2 for $99.99. With my two year plan those look like my three best buys. Are the refurbished phones ever worth a darn? I bought a refurbished laptop over three years ago and it's running great still. All three are rated high and look OK but another few opinions won't hurt.
Can I use the same Macbook Pro (and iTunes account) to sync up both an AT&T iPhone AND a Verizon iPad? [more inside]
Has anyone tried Verizon's home automation system? Or have any suggestions for an easy (and relatively cheap) way to get started with home automation (for energy efficiency, not security)?
Help me navigate Verizon from my old family plan (w/parents) to a new family plan with my SO. [more inside]
Major weird issues porting lines (iPhone to iPhone) from AT&T to Verizon. Please halp! [more inside]
I'm looking for a (Verizon) dumb phone that will silence the ring when any exterior button is pushed. [more inside]
I just HUGELY went over my Verizon data allowance by streaming something LONG on my iPhone 4s. How screwed am I $$-wise? What should I know before going to the Verizon store first thing in the morning to beg for some kind of mercy? [more inside]
Can you help me find a phone to fit these needs? - Verizon network, decent camera, flip/clamshell design (or otherwise butt-dial proof), no data plan required, and good build quality. [more inside]
Cell phone ninjas, hack my phone life! What is the best cell phone and plan for me? [more inside]
I want to buy a new "smart phone". (Hopefully smarter than its soon to be owner.) I want to try (or test drive) them out first. Is there a way to try various phones for a few days before actually purchasing one? [more inside]
How do I copy the contents of my unlocked and jailbroken iPhone 3G to my new iPhone 4S? [more inside]
Why does Wikipedia show an old article revision on my phone? [more inside]
What is the best Verizon phone that works well with Macs but is not an iPhone? [more inside]
How can I get the delay/latency out of my cell-via-network-extender calls or Skype calls or both? Verizon says it's Comcast and Comcast says everything's fine. Could it be my router? Is this just par for the course? I don't want to go back to landline but have to have a good phone line for my home business. [more inside]
Is it possible to unlock or jailbreak a verizon, samsung continuum, phone to make it useable with t-mobile? [more inside]
My son got his LG VX9200 phone wet. As in the bathroom, caught some spray from the shower, not under a constant stream or submerged. This morn, he turned it on, and now he only gets the Verizon screen...then flashes to all gray. and repeats that. The googlefu says put it in rice for a day to get the moisture out. It been in about 6-7 hours and no miracle cure. We are prepared for the fact he might need a new battery, or at worst a new phone, but the direst question he has, is will they be able to restore all his contacts/textx/messages? I thought Verizon did this for me once, they say "maybe", but he is convinced he has lost everything. tl:dr? Is there a way/a hack etc to get back the data off his phone?
My cell phone display has gone black, for no reason I can see, and now I'm receiving a mysterious new spate of text messages-- which I can't read or identify the sender of. Help? [more inside]
Where can one find free Web site hosting? I don't need a lot of space, 40 or 50 Mbs will do, I just need to FTP files. [more inside]
Verizon Wireless Warranty and Insurance - Phone used on account different than it's original. [more inside]
What phone should I get, given some particular preferences? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
I need a super cheap stopgap phone. Which one should I get? [more inside]
We just switched over our cell phone accounts, got the Samsung smartphone, and are happy as clams except... [more inside]
how much to the people who work at a verizon phone store doing customer service make? [more inside]
Smartphonefilter: how to choose a data plan under Verizon's new tiered-fee structure? [more inside]
What does 'not for Verizon' mean in reference to an iPhone 4 case? [more inside]
What effects the Verizon DSL speed I can get at my home? [more inside]
My HTC Droid Eris is pretty much out-of-commission...6 months before my contract with Verizon is up (and I'm eligible for a discounted new phone). The warranty is up also. What are my options? [more inside]
Motorola Droid took a fall, now the screen won't turn on, How do I fix it myself? [more inside]
Forwarding Verizon Voicemails to Google Voice (or an otherwise safe location)? [more inside]
We are moving back to Western Mass next month and need the advice of local mefis. Our iPhone 3G is ready for the recycling bin and we will be buying an iPhone 4 in the next week. Between At&T and Verizon which has the best coverage along route 9 between Northampton and Amherst?
I'm a longtime Verizon customer. Due to one of those "AUGH" instances, missed out on upgrading to the iPhone (details inside). I'm considering switching TO AT&T just to get an iPhone. Is this completely nuts? [more inside]
Due to Comcast and Verizon's opposition to Net Neutrality, I want to take my internet and wireless business elsewhere. Problem: I switched to both services to get faster connection/better coverage, and it worked. Are there any alternatives that would keep me well-connected? [more inside]
Why don't cell phone companies block anonymous calls? [more inside]
Trying to pick an ISP in Savannah, GA. Looking for recommendations other than AT&T. I do a lot of online gaming and netflix streaming, so I'd like something reasonably fast. [more inside]
I made an on-the-spot decision to buy the last iPad 2 at Walmart. Do I sell it or keep it? [more inside]