I just got a Samsung SCH-U340 (catchy, eh?) and I seem to have two text messages in the inbox. When I try to check them, the phone instantly shuts down and restarts (with the Verizon Logo sequence). I have tried deleting all the messages, which effects everything but
the inbox (those messages remain) and doing an all settings reset (which is under the security menu), also to no avail. How do I fix this?
posted by phrontist
on Sep 16, 2008 -
How do I most efficiently surf the web using my phone? (Using Verizon) I picked up a LG Dare today mainly since I could for cheap and since it's compatible with the $1.99/meg plan. I only want to use the internet for 4 reasons (inside): [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv
on Sep 12, 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 -
Verizon charged me for DSL service I haven't been using for the last ten months. [more inside]
posted by klik99
on Jun 19, 2008 -
I am a verizon cell phone customer and just got rid of our landline. We are a family of 5. Three teens.
I hate getting voicemail. Should I cancel this feature on my cellphone? Do any of you run your life just fine without voicemail?
My kids all text me.
For example, a friend just called me and left a message to call her back. I do not want to call her back! If I did not have voicemail I would not be obliged to call her.
I know it sounds like I am mean but I just hate the phone.
posted by seekingsimplicity
on Jun 2, 2008 -
Please help me choose a new cell phone, I need to replace a broken phone. Details-My plan is Verizon, I have no desire to change providers. I'm eligible for the "every two years" upgrade. I use a Mac (OS 10.4). I would like the phone to have the following features: small as possible, qwerty keyboard (screen or hardware), web access (email, weather, news), can sync contacts and calendar with my mac. I DON'T need a camera (still or video), or mp3 player. And, of course, I want to spend as little as possible. [more inside]
posted by HuronBob
on May 30, 2008 -
Thinking of moving my landline and DSL service from Verizon to Time Warner in New York City. I'd be interested to hear about other experiences, as well as any other suggestions people might have. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero
on Apr 1, 2008 -
Help me find the perfect (for me) Verizon Wireless phone. I'm not sure, but I think I might want to cross into smartphone land.... [more inside]
posted by JMOZ
on Mar 6, 2008 -
What's the best wireless phone service for the NYC area?
I'm as fed up with Verizon as the next guy, but my limited experience with an iPhone in Manhattan left me with dropped/missed calls and very intermittent access to maps, etc. (unless already cached).
Putting aside fun features that usually
work, and imagining your life depended on receiving or making a phone call, which network would you choose?*
*Please speak from experience with a carrier and nevermind the silly games they play (e.g., crippling bluetooth, etc.); I simply need a service that doesn't miss or drop calls.
posted by whoiam
on Mar 3, 2008 -
Help me, AskMe, you're my (last) hope. The Actiontec wireless router that Verizon insists is the only thing they can give me to use for our home FIOS service is keeping me from accessing MetaFilter at home. [more inside]
posted by yhbc
on Feb 27, 2008 -
Is a company required to make a good faith effort to collect on a debt before reporting it as charged off? Do I have any recourse for my credit report? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF
on Jan 7, 2008 -
Soon I will be able to get a new cell phone on my contract with Verizon. My current phone, a Samsung A930 is a clamshell style, and it doesn't display whether or not I have a text message when it's shut. Are there any phones out there of the clamshell design that display a small envelope or other symbol on the external display?
posted by cjorgensen
on Jan 1, 2008 -
My cell phone contract with Verizon is up and I'm thinking of switching to Sprint. Should I? [more inside]
posted by pretzel
on Oct 24, 2007 -
How to deal with an old, fraudulent, debt? About 10 years ago, someone racked up $750 worth of phone calls on my phone line. When the bill came, I reported it to Verizon (who was then called Atlantic Bell, I think), and told them the calls were not mine. [more inside]
posted by cell divide
on Oct 19, 2007 -
I have a Samsung SCH-A990 cell phone with Verizon Wireless. For the past few months, I have been getting terrible (sometimes non-existent) reception in my apartment. [more inside]
posted by zembla3
on Oct 2, 2007 -
My Motorola L7c is with Verizon, and I hate the interface. Like, big time. I've been scouring the internet for flash/flex solutions, but nothing simple will come up. Help! [more inside]
posted by roygbv
on Sep 20, 2007 -
Cellphone Filter: Will unlocking a cellphone give you access to features that the service provider disables? [more inside]
posted by slavlin
on Aug 8, 2007 -
I'm a customer of Verizon Wireless in New Jersey. If I purchase an "unlocked", refurbished Motorola V3 RAZR can I use it with my current Verizon service/phone #? [more inside]
posted by de void
on Jul 24, 2007 -
Where on the web can I find screenshots of email and calendar user interfaces for devices using Wireless Sync? Specifically, the LG9900 and the Treo 700w? [more inside]
posted by micketymoc
on Jun 3, 2007 -
Seriously, is it possible, without picking up a phone, to find out what the expiration date is for your Verizon Wireless account? I have my mobile with them [more inside]
posted by zephyrbill
on Apr 25, 2007 -
The Verizon Motorola E815 cell phone comes with about 30 junk photos that won't delete, using up memory and making browsing the photos you want difficult. Has anyone figured out a way to delete them?
posted by rabbus
on Apr 10, 2007 -
I recently got the LG enV phone. Today I got a micro SD card and adapter for my computer. However, I can't figure out how to access the files on the card once the card is in the phone. [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay
on Apr 1, 2007 -
Can I buy a used or unlocked phone for my plan with Verizon, or is this a right given only to those blessed with GSM carriers? [more inside]
posted by Bengston
on Feb 15, 2007 -
Does Verizon offer any method of preserving your '@verizon.net' email account, independent from having DSL service with them? [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar
on Feb 12, 2007 -
Verizon Wireless extended my contract without my knowledge or consent when I changed my service plan a few months ago. I explicity ask Verizon each time I make a change to my account whether or not the change would extend my contract, and the customer rep must have said no, or else I would not have agreed. What are my options?
posted by speedoavenger
on Nov 5, 2006 -
Moto Q wifi question...
I know the Verizon Moto Q does not come with wifi becasue Verizon wants to push it's own data plan. I know it has a mini sd port and not a SDIO, but is there any chance on getting a mini sd wifi card to work? [more inside]
posted by eleongonzales
on Oct 13, 2006 -
I'm a big fan of the Ericsson interface, though my current phone (T637
) is on its last legs. Sony has come out with a ton of great phones recently, all vast improvements on what I have, and almost none of which I afford. A few years ago, major wireless carriers could be counted on to heavily discount the newest latest freshest phones, especially Ericssons, and now only ONE carrier (Cingular) sells ANY of them, and they only have the two bottom-of-the-line models. Anyone have any advice or inside information before I bite the bullet and get the cheapo model? [more inside]
posted by stuckie
on Sep 27, 2006 -
Just got Verizon DSL. A simple question: Is it just me, or is their web-based mail client incredibly, weirdly pokey? It seems to take forever to open up my mostly empty in-box.
posted by desuetude
on Aug 10, 2006 -
I live in Queens, NY. I want to take the plunge into broadband. Verizon is offering a pretty good deal ($18.00 a month for as much bandwidth as I'll ever use) but I am a little leery. Four or five years ago, I was hearing nothing but complaints about Verizon's DSL offerings. So . . . does Verizon DSL still suck or have they cleaned up their act? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet
on Jul 31, 2006 -
I'm looking to take over someone's Verizon Family Plan cell contract (preferably one that has less than 6 months to go). Is there a popular/effective website where folks who want to get out of their cell contracts can meet folks who are interested in taking them over? This seems like a nobrainer to those who don't want to pay a cancellation fee due to circumstances in their life. And if anyone knows anyone who is trying to get out of a verizon family plan, send them my way! Thanks!
posted by america4
on Jul 15, 2006 -
Is there an online calculator to determine how much my cell phone bill will be? [more inside]
posted by jacobw
on Jul 5, 2006 -