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Mar 6, 2004, 5:14 PM

Building a cell phone.

I am interested in several different types of cell phones but I have never found a phone that meets ALL of my needs.

I was reading an article on some website about people who wanted to build their own cell phones and such. Is that possible?

I don't mean so much as in "can it be done?"... Because I am sure that if one has access to the various parts that they could BUT are there rules about such things? Do they HAVE to be regulated? If anyone has any info please respond.

9 replies

Oct 25, 2004, 10:48 AM

unlocking attws phones

can someone tell me how to unlock attws phones? or at least point me into a direction to find someone to do it for me? we carry att here at my store and we are looking to drop them, but we have tons of phones that we would like to sell for tmobile. thanks...
5 replies

Jan 8, 2004, 1:31 PM

Anyone know how to create a WAP site?

I am looking to create a WAP site where users can download Rings, Pictures and Games like or, etc. Why question is, how do I create a WAP enabled directory on my website? Do I need any special software? Also, anyone know of any good MegaTone/Ringtone Software? For monophonic and Polyphonic Ringtones?

AiM: MaTrIxMiKeY
3 replies

Oct 20, 2004, 5:59 PM


it is my understanding that the sidekick supports java.... if this is the case, can anyone tell me if the sidekick can download an emulator and run roms on their platform?

Oct 18, 2004, 7:54 PM

Kyocera koi

Can any tell me if they have any problems with the softwere that comes withe koi kyocera as it wont install on my pc properly im runnin xp service pack 2.

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May 28, 2004, 7:02 PM

Inter-carrier MMS

Smile This has probably been discussed b4 but does anyone know when inter-carrier MMS will be available?

On a side note, as a novice user Embarassed what are the problems associated with transfers of this type?

Mright123 Very Happy
7 replies

Jun 4, 2004, 11:06 PM

Looking for phone with Wireless Village and XHTML Support.

Hello Smile

I am looking for a phone with two required features:
1. Wireless Village (also called Mobile Instant Messaging and Presence Initiative. News article: »
2. XHTML support

I have found a few phones from Nokia (6820), Ericsson (P900), and Motorola (V600) that satisfy these requirements, but most of them seem to cost more than $300, which is a little beyond what I was hoping to spend. I won't be able to sign a contract, so I can't advantage of any price-reducing discounts. If anybody knows of any good phones that don't cost so much, please give me pointers.

Thanks in advance Smile
1 reply

Sep 2, 2004, 5:07 PM

Beta Tester

Does anyone know how to become a "beta tester" for new and upcoming phones? I am a technology buff and would love to test prototypes or new phones before they are released to the pubic. Does something like this involve contacting the cellular provider or the cellular manufacturer?

Thanks in advance!

3 replies

Mar 15, 2004, 12:33 PM

NAM Programming for CDMA

Anyone out there have some manuals for NAM programming of CDMA equipment? Whatever equipment you have would really help me out. I need codes for older and newer phones.
2 replies

May 7, 2004, 7:55 AM

Can I change the MMS Notification message to the Voicemail symbol?


I'd like to know if it is possible to change the MMS notification on my Nokia 6600 or on the Ericson P800 to the voicemail notification?

What I am aiming to do is to make the MMS message look like its a voicemail message.


1 reply

May 10, 2004, 6:47 PM

text messaging app: how to receive msgs via a phone #

Hi there.
I’d like to set up a text messaging application where I can receive text messages on my server via a phone #. For example:

• I advertise: send a text message to 800-555-5555 to sign up
• User sends a text message to the above number
• The user’s text message is received/processed by my server side application

I’ve heard that this can be accomplished via a Nokia phone and some kind of serial connection to my server. However, I’m wondering how it’s done on a large scale – like by TV shows like American Idol. Is it through a particular configuration in partnership with the wireless carrier - or is there an easier way?

1 reply

Aug 5, 2004, 1:09 PM

Got Philips phone? Please try this test

Hello all

We have a Java game called Mayhem's Magic Dust that we are porting to MIDP2 handsets. If you have a Philips phone (like a 355 or any of their MIPD2 handsets) please point your phone's browser at l and try our speed test.

It is only 72K, takes about 20 seconds to download (in the U.K.), needs only about two minutes to run as fast as it can, and it will take you all of 30 seconds to post the "ms/frame" number here (or email to

cheers, robin

Jul 29, 2004, 6:06 PM

looking for a San Francisco area developer

I am looking for someone who can assist me with putting together a wap website. I do not have a huge budget. Thank you, in advance, for your assistance.
1 reply

Jul 9, 2004, 12:25 AM

how to install linux on Samsung SPHi700

I'ld like to try linux on my pocket PC.
does anyone know how to install linux on my pocket PC(Samsung SPHi700).
Thanks a lot.
1 reply

Mar 15, 2004, 12:12 PM

Nokia 6200 from cingular has some settings blocked out!!!!

the AT&T version of this phone, has "System Selection" a option to manuly search for service, or to place it on automatic..

anyway the cingular version does not have it, and I just spoke to NOKIA and was told that CINGULAR BLOCKED OUT THOSE SETTINGS

so does anybody know of a way to change that, and to be able to pick other carriers,

so far where I am, even in the OFFICIAL dead spots (cingular acknowledged it themselves) since its in and around a city, where cingular does have coverage, I am picking up 0-1 bar of service, and still does not search for another carrier (AT&T GSM has full service there)

from the way NOKIA put it, ("CINGULAR BLOCKED OUT THOSE SETTINGS OF SYSTEM SELECTION...") sounds like, this plan of free roaming i...
3 replies

Jun 28, 2004, 1:24 PM

Unlocked Nokia 6200 - help troubleshoot

need an advice on troubleshooting an unlocked Nokia 6200 (originally AT&T), got it on eBay. I am using Cingular SIM. With SIM card in, phone activates and finds Cingular network (Los Angeles area). However, when making or receiving call, there is no audio coming from either earpiece/loudspeaker/headset. People on the other end also do not hear anything.

The speaker is working, as FM radio mode works OK.

Please help to troupleshoot. Here is firmware info if it helps:
NHL-4, v 5.92, 19-Sep-03



Mar 26, 2004, 9:28 AM

Advice on Creating a GPS Enabled Application

Hello, all.
As the subject says, I am trying to figure out how to create a GPS enabled application. I am looking for a handset that allows this that works with AT&T Wireless, or Sprint. I am not concerned with the programming language to be used, however; I do want it to use satellite GPS, so when someone is out of the Network, the application can still function correctly.

Speed, and relative accuracy of the GPS fix are not necessarily important.

Does anyone know of a handset that fits this bill?

1 reply

Mar 16, 2004, 1:23 PM

Help wanted to improve this code

Here is link to a programe »

Problem statement is inside the zip file.

Problem is that I cant manage InputStream array to play sound. Can any body tell me whats the problem.


Mar 14, 2004, 2:35 AM

Nokia 6200 (from Cingular)

is there anyway to change the settings on the 6200 to get more service, or change networks,
b/c my phone only picks up Cingular, which has no service in the area (even though AT&T has GSM towers all over the area)

(on the at&t version of this phone, there is the option of "System Selection" (changing networks), but the cingular version does not have it)

so does anybody know any codes that could add to my reception, (like changing networks...)

Mar 12, 2004, 8:27 PM

audiovox 8900 midi

Verizon wireless audiovox 8900 runs midi do the get it now apps have voice tones? can midi run voice or does the phone run two or more file formats?
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