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How can I upgrade to a new smartphone with an accompanying data plan?

How can I upgrade to a new smartphone without an accompanying data plan? [more inside]
posted by AngryTypingGuy on Mar 9, 2012 - 8 answers

No 3G roaming? For shame, Verizon!

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]
posted by dunkadunc on Feb 9, 2012 - 6 answers

I want to stream Pandora

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?
posted by imalaowai on Feb 8, 2012 - 6 answers

lost iphone, how to buy unlocked?

Wife lost here Verizon Iphone 4, can we buy a cheaper refurb, unlocked 3gs and get it going w/Verizon, and how? [more inside]
posted by Salvatorparadise on Feb 1, 2012 - 12 answers

Ahoy, bull manure on the Verizon!

What can I do to bend Verizon to my will? Or is it time to head out in search of greener pastures? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Jan 30, 2012 - 16 answers

Smarter than dumb, but dumber than smart

Is there a feature phone with a good email interface? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Jan 20, 2012 - 9 answers

iPhone 4s international unlock questions

I just had my Verizon iPhone 4s unlocked for international use and confirmed working with two different foreign SIM cards. Three questions:
  1. Is this permanent? Can it ever be re-locked via software or some other method?
  2. Can this be used with US SIM cards, or are there restrictions?
  3. Is this phone now identical to an unlocked iPhone, or is it somehow different?
[more inside]
posted by letitrain on Jan 16, 2012 - 8 answers

Verizon Smartphone Upgrade: Drioid 3 vs Samsung Stratosphere vs Droid 4

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]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 13, 2012 - 12 answers

Verizon security camera system

Is anyone using Verizon's security cameras? [more inside]
posted by Currer Belfry on Jan 9, 2012 - 0 answers

Smart Phone Choices

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.
posted by zzazazz on Dec 28, 2011 - 18 answers

Now iPhone, iPad, can you two play nice or do I have to have you separated?

Can I use the same Macbook Pro (and iTunes account) to sync up both an AT&T iPhone AND a Verizon iPad? [more inside]
posted by Rewind on Dec 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Is Verizon's new home automation system a good way to get into home automation?

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)?
posted by blahblahblah on Dec 13, 2011 - 3 answers

How to end a Verizon plan and start a new one.

Help me navigate Verizon from my old family plan (w/parents) to a new family plan with my SO. [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Dec 12, 2011 - 9 answers

Ported from AT&T to VZW, having problems

Major weird issues porting lines (iPhone to iPhone) from AT&T to Verizon. Please halp! [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Dec 2, 2011 - 6 answers

A Verizon phone that can be silenced with any button press

I'm looking for a (Verizon) dumb phone that will silence the ring when any exterior button is pushed. [more inside]
posted by BrashTech on Nov 21, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me not have to sell a kidney to pay for a stupipd iPhone mistake

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]
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey on Nov 13, 2011 - 23 answers

What phone would suit me best?

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]
posted by pilibeen on Nov 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Ninjas, hack my phone life!

Cell phone ninjas, hack my phone life! What is the best cell phone and plan for me? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic on Oct 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Let's Go For a Test Drive!!

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]
posted by JohnnyGunn on Oct 10, 2011 - 10 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

Cached Wikipedia Vandalism

Why does Wikipedia show an old article revision on my phone? [more inside]
posted by nzero on Oct 2, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for a Verizon phone that works well with Macs that is not an iPhone

What is the best Verizon phone that works well with Macs but is not an iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Sep 21, 2011 - 12 answers

How can I get the latency/delay out of my phone calls?

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]
posted by Askr on Sep 12, 2011 - 8 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

Restoring data from a wet LG phone

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?
posted by timsteil on Aug 26, 2011 - 13 answers

Cell phone mystery/conundrum

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]
posted by dee lee on Aug 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Where to find free Web hosting?

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]
posted by Gungho on Jul 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Will my brother be getting the short end of the stick?

Verizon Wireless Warranty and Insurance - Phone used on account different than it's original. [more inside]
posted by CancerStick on Jul 23, 2011 - 0 answers

Help me pick a new phone!

What phone should I get, given some particular preferences? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by devinemissk on Jul 23, 2011 - 10 answers

What is the best ridiculously cheap phone that works on Verizon?

I need a super cheap stopgap phone. Which one should I get? [more inside]
posted by umbĂș on Jul 6, 2011 - 19 answers

Is it me or is it Verizon?

We just switched over our cell phone accounts, got the Samsung smartphone, and are happy as clams except... [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Jul 4, 2011 - 14 answers

Verizon Customer Service Salaries

how much to the people who work at a verizon phone store doing customer service make? [more inside]
posted by alcahofa on Jun 25, 2011 - 2 answers

the app for that exceeds your monthly allowance

Smartphonefilter: how to choose a data plan under Verizon's new tiered-fee structure? [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Jun 24, 2011 - 17 answers

iPhone case 'not for Verizon'?

What does 'not for Verizon' mean in reference to an iPhone 4 case? [more inside]
posted by signal on Jun 12, 2011 - 9 answers

Verizon DSL speeds

What effects the Verizon DSL speed I can get at my home? [more inside]
posted by boby on May 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Broken Droid 6 months ahead of schedule. Help!

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]
posted by Lutoslawski on May 17, 2011 - 10 answers

Motorola Droid Screen Won't Turn on

Motorola Droid took a fall, now the screen won't turn on, How do I fix it myself? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on May 14, 2011 - 5 answers

Voicemail Forwarding

Forwarding Verizon Voicemails to Google Voice (or an otherwise safe location)? [more inside]
posted by Lullen on May 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Who has the best coverage in Western Mass

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?
posted by a22lamia on May 2, 2011 - 14 answers

Am I crazy to even consider switching from Verizon to AT&T for the iPhone?

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]
posted by tzikeh on Apr 26, 2011 - 44 answers

Sure I'm selling my soul, but the download speeds are so damn fast!

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]
posted by Tehhund on Mar 30, 2011 - 8 answers

You are receiving a call from [BLOCKED NUMBER]

Why don't cell phone companies block anonymous calls? [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Mar 23, 2011 - 15 answers


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]
posted by arcolz on Mar 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Bought an iPad. What to do?

I made an on-the-spot decision to buy the last iPad 2 at Walmart. Do I sell it or keep it? [more inside]
posted by orangeseed on Mar 18, 2011 - 27 answers

Smartphones make me feel dumb.

So I want a new smartphone and I'm overwhelmed by the options. Looking for resources that will describe benefits, compare phones, explain details like the various processors, screen types, etc. [more inside]
posted by radiosilents on Mar 8, 2011 - 13 answers

Verizon iPhones: impervious to unlocking?

Is there something special about Verizon iPhone 4s that would prevent them from being unlocked and used with another carrier? [more inside]
posted by solipsophistocracy on Mar 5, 2011 - 11 answers

One Up

CellPlanFilter: What is the total cost after taxes, fees, etc. of adding an iPhone or Android device to a family plan on Verizon?
posted by 47triple2 on Feb 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Help Me Customize my Droid 2 Global (please)

What does Droid (2 Global) Do for me? [more inside]
posted by smithmac_99 on Feb 7, 2011 - 6 answers

Wait, which one was the droid I was looking for?

Smartphone newb seeks new Verizon phone. Likes: high-quality cameras. Dislikes: iPhones, spending money. [more inside]
posted by badgermushroomSNAKE on Jan 19, 2011 - 20 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

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