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Mobile Phone Signal And Battery Meters

Why does the first bar of the battery life take 36 hours to go away, and the other 3 seem to vanish in 10 minutes? How do my calls get dropped when I CLEARLY have full bars? Read on m'friend.     Battery Meters We're in a world that sends robots to outerspace, has cured innumerable diseases, and FINALLY allows us to play Super Monkey Ball using accelerometers on a portable device - you'd think we'd be able to measure the amount of charge on a battery. Truth is, we can - and accurately too. But you'd never know it in your every day life...36 hours to dissipate all the... read more

Cell Phone Tips And Tricks

These are some cell phone tips and tricks that a lot of users don't know about.   1. Checking your minutes and other information   Verizon: Balance - #225 Minutes - #646   Sprint: Minutes - *4   T-Mobile: Balance - #225# Minutes - #646# Messages - #674#   AT&T/Cingular Minutes - *646#   2. Skipping someone's voicemail greeting*   Verizon: press *   Sprint: press 1   T-Mobile: press #   AT&T/Cingular: press #   *You have to know which carrier the person you're calling has for this to work. read more

Cell Phone Acronyms

  • by teej

Commonly used Acronyms on the Mobile Huddle Please add/edit as appropriate   3G - third generation wireless data networks. These typically provide 'near-broadband' speed.   4G - fourth generation wireless data networks.   AGL - Above Ground Level   AMSL - Above mean sea level   B2B - Business to Business   CC - Customer Care or Credit Card   CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access   EDGE - Enhanced Data for Global Evolution - an upgrade to GSM data technology that triples speeds over standard GPRS.   ESN - 'Electronic Serial Number' - unique 8-digit hex number assigned to... 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

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