Cell Phone Tips

Free maps on your cellphone with Mobile GMaps and Google Maps

May 27, 2006

Online maps such as Google Maps are very useful when you drive to a new place. I usually print the maps before I go on such a trip to help me find my destination faster. But from now on, it’ll be even easier with Mobile GMaps and Google Maps Mobile. Mobile GMaps Mobile GMaps is […]

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Sometimes, even a cell phone requires a reboot!

May 18, 2006

Something made me realize yesterday that my Motorola RAZR V3c is much more than a simple cellular phone. I had a battery problem that I solved by rebooting the RAZR. As I left for work yesterday morning, I disconnected my cell phone from the charger and made sure it was fully charged. The LCD screen […]

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How to send text messages from a computer and easily customize your cell phone

May 17, 2006

Have you ever wanted to send your friend a text message on his cell phone when you didn’t have access to one yourself? Do you want to customize your cell phone without additional cables and softwares? I’ve found myself in this situation once. Had I known that the following two services existed, it would have made my life easier.

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Monitor your cell phone usage with MinuteWatcher

May 6, 2006

If you need help monitoring your cell phone usage, or if you are tired of building up huge cell phone bills, this might be the service for you. MinuteWatcher is a service that tracks your usage and sends you periodic warnings and forecasts. These give you a chance to adjust your mobile phone usage before […]

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More tips on saving battery life

May 1, 2006

PCWorld’s “Ring in the cellular battery savings” article is giving you advices on how to get through the day with one charge of your cell phone battery. Here’s a summary of the tips: Use airplane mode – Many phones offer “airplane mode” in which your cell phone is unable to make or receive calls, but […]

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Plan your cell phone purchase carefully

April 30, 2006

After reading “Plan carefully to avoid cell phone troubles” (edit: sadly the article is no longer available online), I wanted to emphasize the fact that sell phone vendors will do everything they can to sell you extras and a contract. When I bought my Razr V3c from Bell Mobility, the salesman tried to put me […]

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Dropping your land/residential phone line to favor your cell phone, is it a good idea?

April 10, 2006

Why pay for both your phone line at home and your cellular phone? Why not keep just your cell phone? This is something I’m considering doing, and there is a good article on that subject over there: Should I ditch my land-based home phone?. Here are the pros and the cons of dropping your land-based […]

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Four tips for prolonging the life of your cell phone battery

March 19, 2006

The Economic Times has an interesting article on how to increase your cell phone battery life. Here’s a summary: Don’t drop your cell phone and handle it with care. In order to pack the maximum charge capacity within the least amount of weight and volume, the structure of batteries have become quite complex. Dropping or […]

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