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Upgrade Treo 700p To 755p

Upgrading a Treo 700p to 755p (Free!) Because of a third-party firmware patch, it is now possible to install the Treo 755p's 1.0.7 firmware release on your Treo 700p. The release is mainly a bug-fix and stablity release, so don't expect new features (unless you consider not resetting all the time a feature!)   Here's how to do it: 0) Make sure you're running the latest 700p update from Palm before you try to upgrade to the 755p version. As of this writing, that was v1.10. 1) Download the new ROM from this link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VPMGAJGF  (You'll have to deal... read more

Att Deals

  • by teej

Best methods for new customers to save money You can often get a better deal through an affiliate instead of going through AT&T directly.  Some places to check online are: Amazon Lets Talk Wirefly Often affiliates offer cash back via rebates for new customers (although sometimes as check cards instead of a straight check).  They can often be $100 or more, well worth checking into.   Also, some brick and mortor stores will have deals periodically.  It might be worth checking places like Wal-Mart, Sam's Club or Best Buy.  Ask in the forums if anyone is... read more

Prepaid Mobile Plans

Prepaid mobile plans are payment arrangements and packages designed to allow a customer to obtain mobile phone service without a contract or service agreement.  Prepaid plans can be used to contain cost, utilize a phone line for a shorter time than a regular contract term (one or two years), and provide a low-cost entry into mobile phone usage.  Customers with imperfect credit may find prepaid particularly attractive when contracted lines ("postpaid") require a service deposit.   All of the major carriers in the United States feature prepaid plans.  Additionally there... read more

Free Blackberry Curve Themes

  • by teej

Free Blackberry Curve Themes Here are a few places to look for your free Blackberry Curve Themes:   Berryreview’s Theme Database - They have a great section here that lists links to several themes that are free. Themes4BB - A great site for free themes and lots of them! Big archive. BlueRoomSolution - Another superb site for free themes. Lots of OS 4.5 themes. eVeek - While they do have themes for sale, they also have several (and some of the nicest) themes for free PimpMyBerry - I only  just found this site but already one of my faves. ... read more

How To Unlock Cell Phones

  • by teej

Some cell phones are locked to a particular carrier.  This is often the case when you purchase directly from a carrier or one of their affiliates.  In order to use a 'locked' phone on another network, it must be 'unlocked.'  This can be as simple as calling your carrier, sometimes special software is required, other times it must be sent off for a company/service to handle, and rarely it's actually impossible.   Many carriers have a policy of only offering an unlock code (or service) once your contract has expired, although as noted below, there are frequently... read more

Show Us Your Goods Contest Details

  • by Deej

So you want to know more about the "Show us your Goods" contest, huh?   Why are we doing this?   We are just launching our second Huddle and we need your help to make our vision a reality. With so many products constantly flooding into the mobile marketplace, not everyone can keep them all straight. Sometimes it would be just be helpful to say, "What did other people like me buy in this situation?" We'd like our users to be able to say:   I have Phone XYZ:   What headsets do people who have this phone use, and what do they think of them? What accessories and... read more

Sins Of Cell Phone Usage

  • by Deej

The most painful sins of cell phone usage:   Ridiculous ringtones: This should just say "ringtones" because every phone on the planet has vibrate these days, but having to sit through "Fergalicious" on the train is particularly heinous. Most likely culprit: 13 - 19 year old girls.   "Hey sorry - I've got another call, just a sec." We've all received important calls via call waiting, but for the other 99% of the time, just let it go. Seriously. Most likely culprit: Software sales people.           Talking too loudly: Easy to do, but equally easy to avoid... read more

How To Get A Normal Att Calling Plan Not Pre Paid With No Contract

AT&T allows new customers to sign-up for any of their calling plans (not pre-paid) at the listed rate (sometimes these plans are referred to as "sim-only" since you will need to purchase an AT&T sim card if you don't already have one). You will not get the discounted subsidized price for one of their phones, but for a lot of people, they either have their own unlocked phone or would rather buy a used one off ebay or just dislike the idea of being locked into a 2 year contract.   You can do this over the phone or in person at an AT&T store. I suggest going in-store since... read more

Danger Of Cell Phone Towers

Dangers of Cell Phone Towers As much as we enjoy the convenience of mobile phones, an increasingly prominent issue is that of the dangers of cell phone towers. Is it safe to live in close proximity to a cell tower? What are the possible health effects? Possible Dangers of Cell Phone Towers The possible dangers of cell phone towers are wide-reaching and numerous. Some people may only consider the issues of driving safety and cell phones, but the chronic exposure to cellular radiation may have some harmful effects as well. Moreover, many people assume that the radiation... read more

Laws On Talking On Cell Phones While Driving

Laws on Talking on Cell Phones While Driving When trying to understand the laws on talking on cell phones while driving, you have to realize that these are not all internationally accepted. What you may be accustomed to at home may not be the same if you travel elsewhere in the world or even within your own country. Some jurisdictions allow the use of cell phones as long as you use a handsfree headset, particularly those with wireless Bluetooth technology. Others have banned the use of cell phones altogether while behind the wheel.   United States of America There is an... read more

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