What neat things can I do with my new cellphone?
July 15, 2006 4:44 PM   Subscribe

What awesome services are there for cell phones?

I have a new Sony Ericsson z520a. I already know how to surf the web with it, using mobile versions of sites, and I know how to text-message. I know how to use Google/Froogle and how to IM.

What I want to know is, what awesome cellphone-based services are out there? Like Mobo, a site that lets you text message your food order to a restaurant. (Unfortunately, it's only for NYC. I'm in the "Chicagoland" area.)
posted by IndigoRain to Technology (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
If you are a blogger, you can moblog by text message if you set up a moblog email account. This varies by platform so consult your documentation or support forums. If you are a social butterfly, check out Dodgeball (http://www.dodgeball.com). The z520a camera isn't very good at all, but you could still post pictures to Flickr from your phone. Google SMS never ceases to amaze when I show people (much cheaper for directory assistance). Also, check out Lifehacker for various mobile power user tips.
posted by jxpx777 at 6:08 PM on July 15, 2006


Dodgeball.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 6:11 PM on July 15, 2006


Damn.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 6:12 PM on July 15, 2006


A lot of people I know (especially Dodgeball types) seem to be enamored of Shozu. Google local is a pretty cool app, too. (Better than just texting Google.)
posted by anildash at 8:34 PM on July 15, 2006


you can upload to your flickr account from your phone via text msg attachment or email.
posted by SeƱor Pantalones at 9:45 PM on July 15, 2006


All I know is that if you have Verizon you probably can't use any service that downloads software to your phone.

Verizon uses it's own language and interface for services on it's phones. So you really can't use anything that you don't get from them.
posted by jefeweiss at 1:52 PM on July 16, 2006


Sorry for not mentioning it - my carrier is Cingular.
posted by IndigoRain at 5:30 PM on July 16, 2006


mobilecrunch always has some great info. how about cellfire, a coupon service; h-lounge, a ringtone-making-and-selling service; or scanr, a document "scanning" service. hope that helps!

-will
posted by willmillar at 7:28 PM on July 16, 2006


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