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Title: Cell Phones
Post by: dew7 on July 01, 2007, 11:54:40 AM
Which cell phone do you use and like and which service do you like.  I originally had T-Mobile but now use Verizon Wireless which I found has better coverage in the United States.  I use an LG phone.
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: tessspoon on July 01, 2007, 01:00:44 PM
I have a Motorola V235 phone that I like. We have Suncom though, and I do not like them >:(. I'm trying to get my parents to switch providers when our contract runs out.
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: Rosella on July 01, 2007, 03:54:42 PM
I also have an LG phone but it's Cingular. My family doesn't really like our phones, so I think when we're allowed to change phones, we all will.
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: dew7 on July 03, 2007, 10:44:15 AM
Has anybody used the new Iphone with Cingular service yet here?
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: theroachyjay on July 04, 2007, 02:52:40 AM
I'd like one  ;D

I have an SLVR on Singular... "Now AT&T"
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: racx_00 on July 05, 2007, 11:35:52 AM
My mobile phone is a Motorola E1 and it has iTunes. I'm currently with Telstra but was previously with Optus.
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 05, 2007, 03:41:37 PM
I have a Samsung phone with the T-mobile service. I don't have a plan really, I use phone cards I buy every six months or so. I don't use my cell phone TOO OFTEN like it seems like most people do.  :P
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: tessspoon on July 05, 2007, 03:53:03 PM
I have a Samsung phone with the T-mobile service. I don't have a plan really, I use phone cards I buy every six months or so. I don't use my cell phone TOO OFTEN like it seems like most people do.  :P
Maybe I should do that when I'm paying for my own service. I don't use it all that often either. :P
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: icarus on July 06, 2007, 03:09:21 PM
I have an alcatel phone wit a pre-paid servise from kpn (dutch)
It's an oke service. My phone can do all the things I need to do whit it: calling people. nothing more nothing less.
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: dew7 on July 07, 2007, 03:22:44 PM
I usually use my cell phone just for calling people too but sometimes I text message which is okay for me but not that great in my opinion.  One friend that I have who is Jon is really difficult to get a hold of unless I text him to his cell phone.
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: racx_00 on July 08, 2007, 06:25:55 AM
I get 1c text...
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: J-ROC on July 11, 2007, 10:16:01 PM
My cell phone is a work phone.  I don't have a choice! :P
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 12, 2007, 04:34:15 AM
YAY! Hey James! *hugs you*
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: Pacman928 on July 23, 2007, 04:58:20 PM
mine's a samsung sync a707.  it's just a phone and not anything special
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: Yonkey on July 25, 2007, 06:35:38 PM
I actually got a new cell phone a couple months ago.  It's a Sony Ericsson and my network is Fido. 8)
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: dew7 on August 10, 2007, 07:24:58 AM
Recently I have continued to get a call from I guess an international call ---- the number displays on my LG cell phone handset as having 12 digits --- Verizon Wireless says they cannot block individual numbers
The thing is I can block all incoming calls with my cell phone or limit it to contacts only but I want to receive all calls just not from this number.  I have already let the individual know not to call but he speaks Spanish and although he said he understood me I am not sure of that.  I already let the police and Verizon Wireless know about it.  Anyone have any other ideas short of changing my cell number (not an option) or limiting my incoming calls to contacts only which I will do at night.  I would rather not have my minutes used up by this individual.  Thanks in advance for all of your help.
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: Yonkey on August 13, 2007, 10:21:44 AM
You could try asking Verizon to block all incoming international calls.  They should be able to do that. 

Otherwise, ask someone that speaks Spanish how to say "You've got the wrong number, please do not call here again." :P  Actually... once Cesar comes home from work, I could ask him how to say that. XD
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: awesomeasapossum on August 13, 2007, 11:03:02 AM
XD Babelfish says this:

Usted tiene el número incorrecto, no llama por favor aquí otra vez.

I know limited "Espanol" so it looks fine to me. However, Babelfish is no Cesar.

EDIT: I ran it through Babelfish Spanish to English and this is what it said: "You have the incorrect number, does not call please here again."
So, it seems like it'd work, but as I said Babelfish is no Cesar.
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: PirateKingChris on August 13, 2007, 01:25:59 PM
No lo se! No espanol!
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: dew7 on August 23, 2007, 07:54:05 PM
Thanks for all the ideas.  Verizon Wireless seems hopeless with this case.  They say all that I can do is get a new number or just not pick up the cell phone.  They say they cannot block one number or even international calls.  It seems like the cell phone makers will have their work cut out in making new cell phones.  I have heard that internationally the cell phone service is much more advanced which is interesting.  In the U.S. --- Verizon Wireless uses CDMA while the rest of the carriers use GSM which is the international standard --- it is amusing that Verizon has their own standard.  BTW, what can cell phones do internationally.  I have two friends that bought international cell phones and use them here in the U.S.A. but I did not have a chance to play around with the international cell phone.  Thanks again for all the responses and future responses.

Posted on: August 13, 2007, 07:24:56 PM

Any thoughts from anyone about analog and how it is useful but not secure.  In addition, how about Bluetooth and insecurity with this connection.  Finally, how about cell phone viruses and other issues.  The following web-link are some tips to keep us at least in the U.S.A. and the tips may be helpful to others in the world about keeping safe on our cell phones.



http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST06-007.html

Posted on: August 15, 2007, 06:31:32 AM

Well, they gave me a new silver cell phone --- another LG phone.  Hopefully, this one will work better than the last LG cell phone.

:->
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: Tage7 on August 26, 2007, 07:35:13 AM
From what I keep reading all over the Internet, it is not possible to block calls on cell phones.

Here's a suggestion though. If your phone allows per-contact ring tones, add that number to your contacts. (I know, not what you planned on doing, haha) Now, set their custom ring tone to silent ring without vibration. You'll never know they called other than viewing your missed calls. I was pretty sure a person calling you cannot waste your minutes UNLESS you answer the call. Otherwise, it would leave sooo much room for jerks to waste your money, and I think cell phone companies like their customers.

I have a Motorola KRZR K1 with T-Mobile service. I use my phone more for its multimedia functions than for actual phone calls. I have 1.2gb of music on it. I have some TV shows I converted from their DVDs. I put important notes on there. I installed a few games. I plan on programming my own games for it when I have the time since very few games out there work well on KRZR K1s. Mostly I use it to kill time when I am waiting in a long line. I use it for music when I'm working out.
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: dew7 on August 26, 2007, 05:30:46 PM
Thank you and you are correct!  You do not waste your minutes if you don't answer the cell phone.  I think I will just put it on silent or vibrate so it doesn't irritate me.
Title: Re: Cell Phones
Post by: Zelly on August 29, 2007, 01:06:34 AM
I finally have a cell phone. :)
Its a Sony Erickson, it doesn't get much use, but I don't have a lot of minutes so thats fine with me.
I don't use it for texting though, because the service I have right now, charges an arm and a leg for text messages.