Here are the commonly needed PHILIPS mobile codes.
*#3333*# Displays the blocking list.
*#7489*# Displays the security code.
*#06# Displays the IMEI number.
*#8377*# Displays the SW info.
In the archieves you can select your mobile type to view its related information and codes.
the generally needed things like
->increasing the battery lifetime
->iphone tunes getting free are also thre in "select your mobile type"


  • IMEI number: * # 0 6 #
  • Software version: * # 9 9 9 9 # .


Samsung SGH600/2100DB
IMEI number: * # 0 6 #
Software version: * # 9 9 9 9 #
Albo * # 0 8 3 7 #
Net Monitor: * # 0 3 2 4 #
Chaning LCD contrast: * # 0 5 2 3 #
Memory info: * # 0 3 7 7 #
albo * # 0 2 4 6 #
Reset pamieci (SIMLOCK`a removing!!!): *2767*3855#
Reset pamieci CUSTOM: *2767*2878#
Battery state: * # 9 9 9 8 * 2 2 8 #
Alarm beeper: *#9998*289#
Vibra test: *#9998*842#


Options that require Jailbreak:)
• SSH/File Transfer: All you have to do is drop an iPhone's iPod-compatible ringtone into the /Library/Ringtones directory, meaning you can use MP3s, AACs (protected and unprotected), or M4As. Anything that your iPhone's iPod supports will work.
• iBrickr (Windows): iBrickr actually transcodes your sound files for you, so if you're looking up old WAV sound pages from 1999, iBrickr can convert them into something that the iPhone understands before syncing. [iBrickr]
• iFuntastic (Mac): Same as the SSH/File Transfer option. Just drag them into the correct /Library/Ringtones folder. [iFuntastic]
• Sendsong: Allows you to pick any song from your iPod and move it into the Ringtones section. Install this with AppTapp.
Options that don't require Jailbreak:))
• iTunes Music Store: You can manually place AAC files into the correct iTunes Ringtones folder as long as it has the right file extension. Works with purchased iTunes songs or songs you've converted to AAC format. [JoeMaller]
• Rogue Ameoba's MakeiPhoneRingtone (Mac): This takes advantage of the iTunes 7.4 and iTunes 7.4.1 ringtone file compatibility workaround to get the Ringtones show up in iTunes. All you have to do is drop in an AAC file, which can be one of your songs purchased from iTunes. [MakeiPhoneRingtone]
• iToner (Mac): Copies ringtones to your iPhone, bypassing iTunes, should be guaranteed to work with future iPhone updates. Costs $15. [iToner]
• iPhoneRingToneMaker (Windows): Transfers ringtones to your iPhone, but lets you edit them beforehand in its editor so you can chop down long songs to a manageable clip. [efksoft]

SMS Short Cuts

Cm Call me
Cul See you later
Gr8 Great
PCM Please call me
SRY Sorry
AFAIK As far as I know
NOTE:use short cuts To Reduce U r Finger Troubles :)
@WRK At work
2bctnd to be continued
2d4 to die for
2g4u to good for you
2Ht2Hndl Too hot to handle
2l8 too late
2WIMC To whom it may concern
4e forever
4Yeo for your eyes only
hbtu happy birthday to you

SMS Tricks & Tips

  • Check ur txting the right number.
  • Limber up ur fingers with some stretching exercises.
  • Nip ur nails in the bud.
  • Find the fastest finger 4u.
  • Get 2 know ur phones functions and features.
  • Clean ur phone. A non-stick mobile is a quick mobile.
  • Practice makes perfect, become a txt machine!
  • Txt using both hands.
  • Learn the location of ur letters.
  • Rmbr 2 txt in shrthnd.

Free Symbian Tricks And Tips:-

Tip 1 : Do u know how to use the edit button (abc or pencil button)?
Heres how... in the inbox for example; u wanna delete multiple sms, simply hold the edit button, scroll down, and then, press c to delete the marked sms. The edit button can also b used to copy and past text in sms, simply hold it and scroll across, choose copy. pretty good for placing song names in ngages

Tip 2 : Shit happens, on a smartphone, its inevitable u do something wrong, and tis calls for a format of fone. to format the fone, press *#7370#, then enter the lock code, which is the sec code of the fone. NOTE: batt must b full, else if format is disrupted by low batt, consequences will b disatrous
I heard the code *#7780# works too, pretty much the same i tink.

for 6600 users, to format the fone, theres an alternative way. Press and hold <3>, <*>, and the buttons, then power on fone, keep holding on the 3 buttons, till u come to a format screen. tis method ONLY works on 6600, and need not enter the sec code. BUT sec code wun be reset to default 12345.

Tip 3 : TO NGAGE USERS; Did u know u can install .sis files simply using the cable given? Juz plug it in, place the .sis file anywhere on e: (the mmc), not in any folders, root of e:, disconnect, then look for it in manager.

Tip 4: Save on battery and system memory being used by regulary checking the task manager which can be accessed by holding down the menu button!!

Tip 5: Type *#06# to display your IMEI serial number, very valuable for the unlocking your phone to other sim cards

Tip 6: Type *#0000# to view which firmware version you are running

Tip 4a: Set the screen saver to a short time out period to prolong battery life.
Tip 4b: Avoid restarting the phone, or repeatedly turning it on and off. This helps increase battery life.

Tip 7: If you would like to avoid being "blue jacked", keep bluetooth turned off, or set your phone's visibility to hidden.

Tip 8: Don't want to carry a watch and a phone? Set the screen saver to show date and time, then you can ditch the watch.

Tip 9: Save memory when installing apps, by installing over bluetooth. This can be done using the nokia phone suite and a bluetooth serial connection. Only works with .SIS files, so java still has to be sent to the phone, but will save space when using .SIS files.

Tip 10: Operator logos
Use a filemanager like FExplorer or SeleQ to add the folders: "c:/system/Apps/phone/oplogo". Add a .bmp picture to folder "oplogo" and restart your phone! The .bmp picture size needs to be: 97 x 25 pixels

Tip 11: Check if the recepients phone is on
Delivery reports


Type *0# your message in the message composer window space then write your message, the recipient will not see the star zero hash bit - just the message When they read it it will relay a message back to your fone showing the time they recieved it. (haven't yet tried it myself though)

Tip 12: BlueJacking

First up, you need to know what Bluetooth is. There are lots of types of modern devices that incorporate Bluetooth as one of their many features. PDAs, mobile phones and laptops are a few of these modern devices. Bluetooth means that Bluetooth enabled devices can send things like phonebook/address book contacts, pictures & notes to other Bluetooth enabled devices wirelessly over a range of about 10 metres. So, we've got past the boring part. Now, using a phone with Bluetooth, you can create a phonebook contact and write a message, eg. 'Hello, you've been bluejacked', in the 'Name' field. Then you can search for other phones with Bluetooth and send that phonebook contact to them. On their phone, a message will popup saying "'Hello, you've been bluejacked' has just been received by Bluetooth" or something along those lines. For most 'victims' they will have no idea as to how the message appeared on their phone.

Tip 13: While you are viewing a picture in your phone's gallery, press one of these shortcut keys (definitely works on 6600, not sure about other symbians)
1 - turn image anticlockwise
3 - turn image clockwise
* - toggle on/off of full screen
5 - zoom in
0 - zoom out

#15 u can select all files in a folder by selecting THE folder and copy it then paste it somewhere. however u need to make a new directory. fexplorer wun let u copy that folder together. well seleQ can mark files to copy but it really takes time!

#16: A soft and Hard reset
A Soft-reset - the process of resetting all the settings of the phone to the factory default! No applications are deleted! A Hard-reset is like formatting a drive! It does format the memory. Everything that has been installed after the first use of the phone is deleted! It will recover the memory of the phone to the state you purchased it! It is done by inputing the following code: *#7370# NOTE: The battery must be full or the charger has to be connected to the phone so that it does not run out of power and make the phone unusable.

#17: Formats of images

supported ones: JPG UPF GIF87a/89a WBMB MBM TIFF/F PNG EXIF


Siemens AX72:-
How to remove Phone disabled Network lock on my Siemens AX72.


Motorola V3688 IMEI *#06#
Enhanced Full Rate Codec EFR
Enable EFR : [][][] 119 [] 1 [] OK.
disable EFR : [][][] 119 [] 0 [] OK
"Tips and Tricks " Send an E-mail from your GSM From your telephone you can send an email to whichever E-mail customer of the Internet network. The e-mail will be sent to the maximum of within an hour from the reception.
The sended message will contain in luminosity the telephone number of the sender. In order for sending e-mail, send an SMS with this syntax (always separated by spaces):
EMA name@domain text-of-your-email Example: in order to send an email to, do the following:
EMA text-of-your-email if your phone cant print @ replace it with a !
EMA johon! text-of-your-email And then send this message to the folloving number: +39 338 8641732
Free SMS Center numbers
From your telephone you can send SMS messages of 160 char. max. to another GSM phone Your message will be sent through an SMS Center (usually the one that gave your provider)
You pay a little fee depending of your provider, BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY something In order for sending SMS without paying anything, you got to change your SMS Center number with these one
+491722270300 or +358405202999 or +352021100003 Codes (that they dont tell you in the manual) To check the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) type: *#06# Information you get from the IMEI:
TAC = Type Approval Code (first 2 digits = country code). FAC = Final Assembly Code (For Nokia phonfiltered=10).
SNR = Serial Number. SP = Spare (always SP=0).
To check the phone's software (firmware revision information) type: *#0000# ( or for some phones outher then Nokia 61XX you can try *#model nummber# ex. for 8110 *#8110#) Information you can get from the phone's software version:
V 3.14
1st line: Software version.
2nd line: The date of the software release.
3nd line: Phone type, .

Some versions and dates: V 3.14 28/11/97
V4.33 11/03/98 V 4.73 22/04/98
V 5.24 14/9/98 Pin-Out Diagram for the 6110 1 - VIN CHARGER INPUT VOLTAGE 8.4V 0.8A
3 - XMIC MIC INPUT 60mV - 1V
6 - MBUS 9600 B/S
7 - FBUS_RX 9.6 - 230.4 KB/S
8 - FBUS_TX 9.6 - 230.4 KB/S
9 - L_GND CHARGER / LOGIC GND Revealing Headphone and Car-Kit Menus Think about this: If you do these tricks the new menus can not be erased after the procedure. But it's not dangerous or harmful for your phone To enable the headset-function, you have to short-circuit the "3" and "4". After a short time there is "Headset" on the display Now, menu 3-6 is now enabled!
To enable the carkit-function you have to short-circuit the "4" and "5". After a short time, "Car" is shown on the display and the menu 3-7 is enabled!! This Trick is for you how want to hear more then your supposed to ! If you short-circuit the left and the right contact with the middle contact ("3", "6" and "9") the Nokia Software hangs! The profile "Headset" will be activated. Before you do this, just active the "auto call receive" function in the headphone profile and set the ringing volume to "mute" Now you can use your phone for checking out what people are talking about in a room. Place the phone somewhere stratidic and call your phone! The phone receives the call without ringing and you can listen to what people are talking about! .....gr8... Serial numbers on your 6110 For more info type: *#92702689#
The first screen gives you the serial and IMEI number.
Then there is the Date of Manufacture: ex. Made 1297
Then there is the Purchasing Date: ex. Purchasing Date 0298
Then there is the last Repair Date: ex. Repaired: 0000 Note: you must turn off the phone to exit after this test, because of the last function, "transfer user data" which doesn't work as "standard"....You can use this mode only to transfer all Calender, Profile and Callers Group Information to another phone (eg. if you are replacing phone or configuring phones for use within your company or when a particular phone doesn't works correctly )
Activating and deactivating EFR and HFR, on your 6110 *3370# to activate Enhanced Full Rate - Makes calls sound better, but decreases the battery life by about 5%. #3370# to deactivate Enhanced Full Rate
*4720# to activate Half Rate Mode - Drops call quality, but increases battery life by about 30%. #4720# to deactivate Half Rate Mode


Sagem MC959/940 :-
Select commands menu and push * Displays a new menu.
Appli -> software version and battery's voltage.'
Eprom -> Sim Lock
Test LCD: display test , green/red and vibration

Sagem MC920:-

Select commands' menu and push *
Displays 5 new menus :

  1. APPLI VERSION ( SW) BATTERY (voltage )
  2. PROM (IMEI)
  3. SIM LOCK (10 digits code requested )

SYMBOL 2 (test2 LCD)
BLACK (all icons and carachters displayed )
FOR PHOTO (welcome message and time )
VIBRATOR (vibration test )


Trium Geo/Geo:- @ - Astral - Cosmo -Aria Enter the menu and type *
A new menu will be displayed :
Application : SW version and battery's voltage

Trium Galaxy :-
Push * and type 5806: Production date and SW version
Telit:- Telit GM 810 MONITOR - technical menu - : type ++++ and push OK.
Adiacent cells list : # and *
Now if you push OK the phone displays battery ' s voltage and temperature


NEC db2000 *#2820# FOR software version
IMEI *#06#
Reset *73738# (send?)
SP Lock info: * # 3210 # (send?)
Network barring info : *#8140# (send?)
( it could harm your phone )
SIM lock it could harm your phone )
*#4960 # (send?) -Inquiry * 4960 *password * password # (send?)
lock #4960* password # (send?) unlock
[password] [8 digits]
Net Lock 1
*#7320# (send?)
Inquiry * 7320 * password * password # (send?) lock
#7320* password # (send?) unlock
[password] [ 8 digits]
Net Lock 2:
*#2220# (invio) - Inquiry * 2220 * password * password # (send?) lock
#2220* password # (invio?)unlock
[password] [8 digits]
Unlock subnetwork
*#1110# (send?) - inquiry * 1110 * password * password # (send?) lock
#1110* password # (send?) unlock
[password] [n� 8 cifre]
( it could harm your phone )

Mobile Phone Secrets & Tricks Tips-Genie

Genie DB *#06# IMEI.
*#2254*# Near Cell Mode. For every received BTS will be displayed :
Current channel and 2 channel levels
*#06# IMEI
*#2558# time of network connection ( D/H/M )
*#2562# Fores reconnection to network
!!!*#7489# Dispalys and modify phones' security code!!!
!!!*#3377# SIM lock information !!!
*#7378# SIM card Informations : supported phase name and tipe
*#7693# Enable/disable "Sleep Mode"
*#8463# State of "Sleep Mode"
*#2255# Debug Call Mode enable/disable
*#3333*# Displays the blocking list.
*#7489*# Displays the security code
*#06# Displays the IMEI number
*#8377*# Displays the SW info.

Mobile Phone Secrets & Tricks Tips-Acer

Acer V 750 *#400# Display Adc/ Set Cal-Value -
*#402# Set LCD Contrast
*#403# Display Errors Info
*#300# Display Info Hw & Sw
*#301# Menu Test
*#302# Menu Acoustics
*#303# (Settings saved) Set English language?
*#307# Menu Engineering
*#311# Reset Phone Code - [ Also reset Security Codes ! ]
*#330# (Execute not success) [ unknown ]
*#331# (Service deactivated) [ unknown ]
*#332# (Service unavailable)[ unknown ]
*#333# (Execute not success)[ unknown ]
*#351# (Service unavailable) [ unknown ]
*#360# (Invalid input)[ unknown ]
*#361# (Invalid input) [ unknown ]
*#362# (Invalid input) [ unknown ]
*#363# (Invalid input) [ unknown ]

Mobile Phone Secrets & Tricks Tips-Panasonic

Panasonic gd90 gd93 *#9999# SW - Type the code on switch on , during network seek
-Vers. SW and production code
Enable ringing and vibration contemporarily
Enable vibration with # then increase volume with "tone menu " Panasonic gd70 *#9999# SW - Type the code on switch on , during network seek
-Vers. SW and production code
Enable ringing and vibration contemporarily
Enable vibration with # then increase volume with "tone menu "

Sony Ericsson

Ericson T65 :-
*#05# Fake Insert puk screen Press no to exit Ericsson T20
Ericsson T20:-
MENU tecnichal Info
[type] >*<<*<* Displays : 1] Info service 1] Info SW 2] Info hardware 3] SIMlock 4]setup 2] Service setup 1] Contrast 3]Service Test 1] Display 2]Leds 3]Keyboard 4] ringer 5] Vibration 6]Headset 7] Microphone 8]Clock 4] Names List MENU info [Type] >*<<**<>*<<*<* menu Tecnichal info SW vers. and name list >*<<**<> are the right and left menu's keys Ericsson T18s/T10/A1018s >*<<*<* software CXC125065 Internal product code PRG 970715 1515 Software version and SW rev. <* CLR <><** <> are the right and left menu's keys
!!!><** Control /Enable SIM Lock!!! Ericsson R310 Technical Info : >*<<*<* Options : 1) service Info info Software Simlock Configuration 2) Service Test Display Led/Illumination Keyboard ringer Vibration Headset Microphone Clock 3)Text's name List Info personal : >*<<**<>
Sony CMD Z5/J5 Vers. SW : Without SIM , switch on phone and type l *#7353273# Eprom:- !!! Sim Lock [10 digits code ] ( it could harm your phone ) NETWORK : OPTION NOT AVAILABLE Test LCD: display test of the green/red leds and vibration Push * and type 4329 :enables/disables network monitor 1 (the same of MT35) Push * and type 621342 :enables/disables network monitor 2 Push * and type 5807 : Serial Number Software Vers. Push * and type 936505: IMEI -- Software Vers. TPush * and type 547 : Test serial Data Cable DISPLAYS :"Testmode" Push * and type 362628: ISMI BLOCK (UNKNOWN) Push * and type 476989: NS BLOCK (UNKNOWN) Push * and type 482896:CP BLOCK (UNKNOWN) Push * and type 787090: ? BLOCK (UNKNOWN) Push * and type 787292 : block current network !!! Push * and type 967678: SP LOCK!!! Push * and type 850696:Warm Start ( ENABLE/DISABLE) Push * and type 3926 : Swicth off phone Push * and type 5806: Production date and SW version

Mobile Phone Secrets & Tricks Tips- NOKIA

Nokia Universal Codes Code Description :
These Nokia codes will work on most Nokia Mobile Phones

(1) *3370# Activate Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR) - Your phone uses the best sound quality but talktime is reduced my approx. 5%

(2)#3370# Deactivate Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR) OR *3370# ( Favourite )

(3)*#4720# Activate Half Rate Codec - Your phone uses a lower quality sound but you should gain approx 30% more Talk Time.

(4)*#4720# Deactivate Half Rate Codec.

(5)*#0000# Displays your phones software version, 1st Line : Software Version, 2nd Line : Software Release Date, 3rd Line : Compression Type. ( Favourite )

(6)*#9999# Phones software version if *#0000# does not work.

(7)*#06# For checking the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI Number). ( Favourite )

(8)#pw+1234567890+1# Provider Lock Status. (use the "*" button to obtain the "p,w"
and "+" symbols).

(9)#pw+1234567890+2# Network Lock Status. (use the "*" button to obtain the "p,w"
and "+" symbols).

(10)#pw+1234567890+3# Country Lock Status. (use the "*" button to obtain the "p,w"
and "+" symbols).

(11)#pw+1234567890+4# SIM Card Lock Status. (use the "*" button to obtain the "p,w"
and "+" symbols).

(12)*#147# (vodafone) this lets you know who called you last.

(13)*#1471# Last call (Only vodofone).

(14)*#21# Allows you to check the number that "All Calls" are diverted to

(15)*#2640# Displays security code in use.

(16)*#30# Lets you see the private number.

(17)*#43# Allows you to check the "Call Waiting" status of your phone.

(18)*#61# Allows you to check the number that "On No Reply" calls are diverted to.

(19)*#62# Allows you to check the number that "Divert If Unreachable (no service)" calls
are diverted to.

(20)*#67# Allows you to check the number that "On Busy Calls" are diverted to.

(21)*#67705646# Removes operator logo on 3310 & 3330.

(22)*#73# Reset phone timers and game scores.

(23)*#746025625# Displays the SIM Clock status, if your phone supports this power saving feature "SIM Clock Stop Allowed", it means you will get the best standby time possible.

(24) *#7760# Manufactures code.

(25)*#7780# Restore factory settings.

(26)*#8110# Software version for the nokia 8110.

(27)*#92702689# Displays - 1.Serial Number, 2.Date Made, 3.Purchase Date, 4.Date of last repair (0000 for no repairs), 5.Transfer User Data. To exit this mode you need to switch your phone off then on again. ( Favourite )

(28)*#94870345123456789# Deactivate the PWM-Mem.

(29)**21*number# Turn on "All Calls" diverting to the phone number entered.

(30)**61*number# Turn on "No Reply" diverting to the phone number entered.

(31)**67*number# Turn on "On Busy" diverting to the phone number entered.

(32)12345 This is the default security code.

press and hold # Lets you switch between lines NOKIA 5110/5120/5130/5190 IMEI number: * # 0 6 #
Software version: * # 0 0 0 0 #
Simlock info: * # 9 2 7 0 2 6 8 9 #
Enhanced Full Rate: * 3 3 7 0 # [ # 3 3 7 0 # off]
Half Rate: * 4 7 2 0 #
Provider lock status: #pw+1234567890+1
Network lock status #pw+1234567890+2
Provider lock status: #pw+1234567890+3
SimCard lock status: #pw+1234567890+4 NOKIA 6110/6120/6130/6150/6190 IMEI number: * # 0 6 #
Software version: * # 0 0 0 0 #
Simlock info: * # 9 2 7 0 2 6 8 9 #
Enhanced Full Rate: * 3 3 7 0 # [ # 3 3 7 0 # off]
Half Rate: * 4 7 2 0 # NOKIA 3110 IMEI number: * # 0 6 #
Software version: * # 0 0 0 0 # or * # 9 9 9 9 # or * # 3 1 1 0 #
Simlock info: * # 9 2 7 0 2 6 8 9 # NOKIA 3330 *#06#
This will show your warranty details *#92702689#
Basically increases the quality of calling sound, but decreases battery length.
Deactivates the above
Shows your software version
*#746025625#This shows if your phone will allow sim clock stoppage
Half Rate Codec activation. It will automatically restart
Half Rate Codec deactivation. It will automatically restart
Restore Factory Settings
To do this simply use this code *#7780#
Manufacturer Info
Date of Manufacturing *#3283#
*3001#12345# (TDMA phones only) This will put your phone into programming mode, and you'll be presented with the programming menu.
2) Select "NAM1"
3) Select "PSID/RSID"
4) Select "P/RSID 1"
Note: Any of the P/RSIDs will work
5) Select "System Type" and set it to Private
6) Select "PSID/RSID" and set it to 1
7) Select "Connected System ID"
Note: Enter your System ID for Cantel, which is 16401 or 16423. If you don't know yours,
ask your local dealer for it.
8) Select "Alpha Tag"
9) Enter a new tag, then press OK
10) Select "Operator Code (SOC)" and set it to 2050
11) Select "Country Code" and set it to 302 for Canada, and 310 for the US.
12) Power down the phone and power it back on again
To check the ISDN number on your Nokia use this code *#92772689#


may be your problems are alike!..
Some random loser is sending lewd text messages to my girlfriend's mobile telephone. I have his first name and mobile number only. What can I legally do to stop him texting her again? etc.. problems can be solved by,
a link :more problems more discussions:

Yes, she'll be changing her number over. We've already discussed that. But I'm more thinking along the lines of contacting his service provider. Is that possible? And how? Anyway, what else might I be able to do to track down this moron? Should I call the police? What could they do though? Um, both parties are in Australia.
Change the number. It's is 100% guaranteed to work if the number remains in trusted hands. Is keeping the number more important?

In the US, that's absolutely harassment (especially since it's lewd bits) and you can get the police involved. I'm not sure what the situation is there, but it can't hurt to try. The difference between this one and the other thread linked by junbox is that you have the digits of this guy.

Call her phone company, tell them to block the guys number from texting her.

The same thing happened to me and I ended up changing 'phone numbers. Telstra said that they couldn't (wouldn't?) block a specific number and that changing the number was the only thing that could be done.

I also went to the police but they weren't particularly helpful. In the end, they rang the guy and asked him to stop but only after I complained to the supervisor of the guy on duty who didn't want to help (and who was rude and offhand about it).

I remember finding out the suburb that the guy was living in, but I can't remember whether it was Telstra or the police that told me.

Hope it sorts itself out - it's a pretty crappy thing to be on the receiving end of!

Since we don't know all the circumstances, is it maybe possible that he thinks he is texting someone else? Perhaps you could call and say, in your manliest voice, something like `Why do you keep texting me?'.

A friend had a habit of sending funny / risque texts to his friends. It was always funny for us, but somehow he ended up with what he thought was my number, but was in fact a very old number I had had.

Finally some guy called up and said `Who are you, and why are you sending these messages to my girlfriend?'. He was, of course, mortified.

We'll be changing the number. You're correct, prettypretty, in saying that Telstra won't do anything. What a joke. I don't think I'll bother with the police now either.

It's sorted. The number has been changed. Still wouldn't mind getting some vengeance on this tool though.
As much as this sound shitty it is possible that the lewd text messages aren't completely unwanted, or at least weren't unwanted when they started.

In my limited experience, talking to the phone company won't help. Bosh him over the head or ignore it.

Text messages can be sent ananymously over the internet through most providers. They don't really advertise this, but some searching will usually turn up the web-form that does it. There is no record, other than a probably useless dynamic ip, of who sent these.
I had a girlfriend who was getting calls on her cell at all hours, mostly in the middle of the night. The strategy I employed was basically to bluff and convince the perp that it was no longer worth the risk to make his phone calls. So one night I answered her phone when he called and had prepared little speech for him:

"I don't know who you are, but you know and I know that you are conducting a form of harassment. Further we have your telephone number and the telephone records that indicate the number of calls you've made and the times at which you have called. If you call this number again we are going to take this information to the police and file charges. I hope not to hear from you again."

Never heard from him again. But if they don't back down, even if you take the phone records to the police you're not likely to have much luck. I just got lucky that he folded on my bluff.

On preview: The number has already been changed. Oh well.

This is probably wrong of me to mention, but signing up for telemarketing calls all over the web might be sufficiently annoying (and on a cell, costly).

Are you sure he's not mistaken as to whose number it is? I once got a whole stream of dodgy text messages to my mobile. When I texted back that they had the wrong number they thought I was their friend taking the piss, and I got a whole lot more texts, even more dodgy. I called them directly and sorted it out - and even that took a while because they were at a party and pretty sozzled, and they thought I was their friend getting some stranger to ring up for her as a joke. So it took a while to convince them. But I never heard from them again.

On the other hand, if the messages are scary or really vile, or it's obvious he is actually trying to make her feel uncomfortable, then disregard this. It would just be sad for someone to have vengeance laid down on them for making a genuine (if stupid) mistake.

Ironlizard: in Australia, it's free to receive calls (and texts) on your mobile. So far as I know, paying to receive calls is strictly a US thing. Other differences are that an Australian mobile number is a completely different format to an Aus landline - mobiles are 11 digits, and normal numbers are 8 (with an optional 2 digit area code for long distance).
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1.3G Third generation (3G) wireless networks will offer faster data transfer rates than current networks. The first generation of wireless (1G) was analog cellular. The second generation (2G) is digital cellular, featuring integrated voice and data communications. So-called 2.5G networks offer incremental speed increases. 3G networks will offer dramatically improved data transfer rates, enabling new wireless applications such as streaming media.
2.3GPP The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) is a global collaboration between 6 partners: ARIB, CWTS, ETSI, T1, TTA, and TTC. The group aims to develop a globally accepted 3rd-generation mobile system based on GSM.
802.11 802.11 is a group of specifications for wireless networks developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 802.11 uses the Ethernet protocol and CSMA/CA (carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance) for path sharing.
3.API An Application Programming Interface (API) is a set of classes that you can use in your own application. Sometimes called libraries or modules, APIs enable you to write an application without reinventing common pieces of code. For example, a networking API is something your application can use to make network connections, without your ever having to understand the underlying code.
4.AMPS Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS) is a first-generation analog, circuit-switched cellular phone network. Originally operating in the 800 MHz band, service was later expanded to include transmissions in the 1900 MHz band, the VHF range in which most wireless carriers operate. Because AMPS uses analog signals, it cannot transmit digital signals and cannot transport data packets without assistance from newer technologies such as TDMA and CDMA.
5.CDC The Connected Device Configuration (CDC) is a specification for a Java ME configuration. Conceptually, CDC deals with devices with more memory and processing power than CLDC; it is for devices with an always-on network connection and a minimum of 2 MB of memory available for the Java system.
6.CDMA Code-Division Multiple Access (CDMA) is a cellular technology widely used in North America. There are currently three CDMA standards: CDMA One, CDMA2000 and W-CDMA. CDMA technology uses UHF 800Mhz-1.9Ghz frequencies and bandwidth ranges from 115Kbs to 2Mbps.
CDMA One Also know as IS-95, CDMAOne is a 2nd generation wireless technology. Supports speeds from 14.4Kbps to 115K bps.
CDMA2000 Also known as IS-136, CDMA2000 is a 3rd generation wireless technology. Supports speeds ranging from 144Kbps to 2Mbps.
CDPD Developed by Nortel Networks, Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD) is an open standard for supporting wireless Internet access from cellular devices. CDPD also supports Multicast, which allows content providers to efficiently broadcast information to many devices at the same time.
7.cHTML Compact HTML (cHTML) is a subset of HTML which is designed for small devices. The major features of HTML that are excluded from cHTML are: JPEG image, Table, Image map, Multiple character fonts and styles, Background color and image, Frame and Style sheet.
CLDC The Connected, Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) is a specification for a Java ME configuration. The CLDC is for devices with less than 512 KB or RAM available for the Java system and an intermittent (limited) network connection. It specifies a stripped-down Java virtual machine1 called the KVM as well as several APIs for fundamental application services. Three packages are minimalist versions of the Java SE java.lang,, and java.util packages. A fourth package,, implements the Generic Connection Framework, a generalized API for making network connections.
configuration In Java ME, a configuration defines the minimum Java runtime environment for a family of devices: the combination of a Java virtual machine (either the standard Java SE virtual machine or a much more limited version called the CLDC VM) and a core set of APIs. CDC and CLDC are configurations. See also profile, optional package.
CVM The Compact Virtual Machine (CVM) is an optimized Java virtual machine1 (JVM) that is used by the CDC.
Deck A deck is a collection of one or more WML cards that can be downloaded, to a mobile phone, as a single entity.
EDGE Enhanced Data GSM Environment (EDGE) is a new, faster version of GSM. EDGE is designed to support transfer rates up to 384Kbps and enable the delivery of video and other high-bandwidth applications. EDGE is the result of a joint effort between TDMA operators, vendors and carriers and the GSM Alliance.
ETSI The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is a non-profit organization that establishes telecommunications standards for Europe.
FDMA Frequency-division multiple-access (FDMA) is a mechanism for sharing a radio frequency band among multiple users by dividing it into a number of smaller bands.
Foundation Profile The Foundation Profile is a Java ME profile specification that builds on CDC. It adds additional classes and interfaces to the CDC APIs but does not go so far as to specify user interface APIs, persistent storage, or application life cycle. Other Java ME profiles build on the CDC/Foundation combination: for example, the Personal Profile and the RMI Profile both build on the Foundation Profile.
Generic Connection Framework

The Generic Connection Framework (GCF) makes it easy for wireless devices to make network connections. It is part of CLDC and CDC and resides in the package.
GPRS The General Packet Radio System (GPRS) is the next generation of GSM. It will be the basis of 3G networks in Europe and elsewhere.
GSM The Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) is a wireless network system that is widely used in Europe, Asia, and Australia. GSM is used at three different frequencies: GSM900 and GSM1800 are used in Europe, Asia, and Australia, while GSM1900 is deployed in North America and other parts of the world.
HLR The Home Location Register (HLR) is a database for permanent storage of subscriber data and service profiles.
HTTPS Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure sockets (HTTPS) is a protocol for transmission of encrypted hypertext over Secure Sockets Layer.
i-appli Sometimes called "Java for i-mode", i-appli is a Java environment based on CLDC. It is used on handsets in NTT DoCoMo's i-mode service. While i-appli is similar to MIDP, it was developed before the MIDP specification was finished and the two APIs are incompatible.
IDE An Integrated Development Environment (IDE) provides a programming environment as a single application. IDEs typically bundle a compiler, debugger, and GUI builder tog ether. Forte for Java is Sun's Java IDE.
iDEN The Integrated Dispatch Enhanced Network (iDEN) is a wireless network system developed by Motorola. Various carriers support iDEN networks around the world: Nextel is one of the largest carriers, with networks covering North and South America.
i-mode A standard used by Japanese wireless devices to access cHTML (compact HTML) Web sites and display animated GIFs and other multimedia content.
Java ME Java 2, Micro Edition is a group of specifications and technologies that pertain to Java on small devices. The Java ME moniker covers a wide range of devices, from pagers and mobile telephones through set-top boxes and car navigation systems. The Java ME world is divided into configurations and profiles, specifications that describe a Java environment for a specific class of device.
Java ME WTK The Sun Java Wireless Toolkit is a set of tools that provides developers with an emulation environment, documentation and examples for developing Java applications for small devices. The Sun Java WTK is based on the Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) and Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) reference implementations, and can be tightly integrated with Forte for Java
Java Card The Java Card specification allows Java technology to run on smart cards and other small devices. The Java Card API is compatible with formal international standards, such as, ISO7816, and industry-specific standards, such as, Europay/Master Card/Visa (EMV).
JavaHQ JavaHQ is the Java platform control center on your Palm OS device.
JCP The Java Community Process (JCP) an open organization of international Java developers and licensees who develop and revise Java technology specifications, reference implementations, and technology compatibility kits through a formal process.
JDBC for CDC/FP The JDBC Optional Package for CDC/Foundation Profile (JDBCOP for CDC/FP) is an API that enables mobile Java applications to communicate with relational database servers using a subset of Java SE's Java Database Connectivity. This optional package is a strict subset of JDBC 3.0 that excludes some of JDBC's advanced and server-oriented features, such as pooled connections and array types. It's meant for use with the Foundation Profile or its supersets.
JSR Java Specification Request (JSR) is the actual description of proposed and final specifications for the Java platform. JSRs are reviewed by the JCP and the public before a final release of a specification is made.
KittyHawk KittyHawk is a set of APIs used by LG Telecom on its IBook and p520 devices. KittyHawk is based on CLDC. It is conceptually similar to MIDP but the two APIs are incompatible.
KJava KJava is an outdated term for Java ME. It comes from an early package of Java software for PalmOS, released at the 2000 JavaOne show. The classes for that release were packaged in the com.sun.kjava package.
kSOAP kSOAP is a SOAP API suitable for the Java ME, based on kXML.
kXML The kXML project provides a small footprint XML parser that can be used with Java ME.
KVM The KVM is a compact Java virtual machine (JVM) that is designed for small devices. It supports a subset of the features of the JVM. For example, the KVM does not support floating-point operations and object finalization. The CLDC specifies use of the KVM. According to folklore, the 'K' in KVM stands for kilobyte, signifying that the KVM runs in kilobytes of memory as opposed to megabytes.
LAN A Local Area Network (LAN) is a group of devices connected with various communications technologies in a small geographic area. Ethernet is the most widely-used LAN technology. Communication on a LAN can either be with Peer-to-Peer devices or Client-Server devices.
LCDUI LCDUI is a shorthand way of referring to the MIDP user interface APIs, contained in the javax.microedition.lcdui package. Strictly speaking, LCDUI stands for Liquid Crystal Display User Interface. It's a user interface toolkit for small device screens which are commonly LCD screens.
MExE The Mobile Execution Environment (MExE) is a specification created by the 3GPP which details an applicatio n environment for next generation mobile devices. MExE consists of a variety of technologies including WAP, Java ME, CLDC and MIDP.
MIDlet A MIDlet is an application written for MIDP. MIDlet applications are subclasses of the javax.microedition.midlet.MIDlet class that is defined by MIDP.
MIDlet suite MIDlets are packaged and distributed as MIDlet suites. A MIDlet suite can contain one or more MIDlets. The MIDlet suite consists of two files, an application descriptor file with a .jad extension and an archive file with a .jar file. The descriptor lists the archive file name, the names and class names for each MIDlet in the suite, and other information. The archive file contains the MIDlet classes and resource files.
MIDP The Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) is a specification for a Java ME profile. It is layered on top of CLDC and adds APIs for application life cycle, user interface, networking, and persistent storage.
MIDP-NG The Next Generation MIDP specification is currently under development by the Java Community Process. Planned improvements include XML parsing and cryptographic support.
Mobitex Mobitex is a packet-switched, narrowband PCS network, designed for wide-area wireless data communications. It was developed in 1984 by Eritel, an Ericsson subsidiary, a nd there are now over 30 Mobitex networks in operation worldwide.
Modulation Modulation is the method by which a high-frequency digital signal is grafted onto a lower-frequency analog wave, so that digital packets are able to ride piggyback on the analog airwave.
MSC A Mobile Switching Center (MSC) is a unit within a cellular phone network that automatically coordinates and switches calls in a given cell. It monitors each caller's signal strength, and when a signal begins to fade, it hands off the call to another MSC that's better positioned to manage the call.
Obfuscation Obfuscation is a technique used to complicate code. Obfuscation makes code harder to understand when it is de-compiled, but it typically has no affect on the functionality of the code. Obfuscation programs can be used to protect Java programs by making them harder to reverse-engineer.
optional package An optional package is a set of Java ME APIs providing services in a specific area, such as database access or multimedia. Unlike a profile, it does not define a complete application environment, but rather is used in conjunction with a configuration or a profile. It extends the runtime environment to support device capabilities that are not universal enough to be defined as part of a profile or that need to be shared by different profiles. Java ME RMI and the Mobile Media RMI are examples of optional packages.
OTA Over The Air (OTA) refers to any wireless networking technology.
PCS Personal Communications Service (PCS) is a suite of second-generation, digitally modulated mobile-communications interfaces that includes TDMA, CDMA, and GSM. PCS serves as an umbrella term for second-generation wireless technologies operating in the 1900MHz range
PDAP The Personal Digital Assistant Profile (PDAP) is a Java ME profile specification designed for small platforms such as PalmOS devices. You can think of PDAs as being larger than mobile phones but smaller than set-top boxes. PDAP is built on top of CLDC and will specify user interface and persistent storage APIs. PDAP is currently being developed using the Java Community Process (JCP).
PDC Personal Digital Cellular (PDC) is a Japanese standard for wireless communications.
PDCP Parallel and Distributed Computing Practices (PDCP) are often used to describe computer systems that are spread over many devices on a network (wired or wireless) where many nodes process data simultaneously.
Personal Profile The Personal Profile is a Java ME profile specification. Layered on the Foundation Profile and CDC, the Personal Profile will be the next generation of PersonalJava technology. The specification is currently in development under the Java Community Process (JCP).
PersonalJava PersonalJava is a Java environment based on the Java virtual machine1 (JVM) and a set of APIs similar to a JDK 1.1 environment. It includes the Touchable Look and Feel (also called Truffle), a graphic toolkit that is optimized for consumer devices with a touch sensitive screen. PersonalJava will be included in Java ME in the upcoming Personal Profile, which is built on CDC.
PNG Portable Network Graphics (PNG) is an image format offering lossless compression and storage flexibility. The MIDP specification requires implementations to recognize certain types of PNG images.
POSE Palm OS Emulator (POSE).
PRC Palm Resource Code (PRC) is the file format for Palm OS applications.
preverification Due to memory and processing power available on a device, the verification process of classes are split into two processes. The first process is the preverification which is off-device and done using the preverify tool. The second process is verification which is done on-device.
profile A profile is a set of APIs added to a configuration to support specific uses of a mobile device. Along with its underlying configuration, a profile defines a complete, and usually self-contained, general-purpose application environment. Profiles often, but not always, define APIs for user interface and persistence; the MIDP profile, based on the CLDC configuration, fits this pattern. Profiles may be supersets or subsets of other profiles; the Personal Basis Profile is a subset of the Personal Profile and a superset of the Foundation Profile. See also configuration, optional package.
Provisioning In telecommunications terms, provisioning means to provide telecommunications services to a user. This includes providing all necessary hardware, software, and wiring or transmission devices.
PSTN The public service telephone network (PSTN) is the traditional, land-line based system for exchanging phone calls.
RMI Remote method invocation (RMI) is a feature of Java SE that enables Java objects running in one virtual machine to invoke methods of Java objects running in another virtual machine, seamlessly.
RMI OP The RMI Optional Package (RMI OP) is a subset of Java SE 1.3's RMI functionality used in CDC-based profiles that incorporate the Foundation Profile, such as the Personal Basis Profile and the Personal Profile. The RMIOP cannot be used with CLDC-based profiles because they lack object serialization and other important features found only in CDC-based profiles. RMIOP supports most of the Java SE RMI functionality, including the Java Remote Method Protocol, marshalled objects, distributed garbage collection, registry-based object lookup, and network class loading, but not HTTP tunneling or the Java 1.1 stub protocol.
RMI Profile The RMI Profile is a Java ME profile specification designed to support Java's Remote Method Invocation (RMI) distributed object system. Devices implementing the RMI Profile will be able to interoperate via RMI with other Java devices, including Java 2, Standard Edition. The RMI Profile is based on the Foundation Profile, which in turn is based on CDC.
RMS The Record Management System (RMS) is a simple record-oriented database that allows a MIDlet to persistently store information and retrieve it later. Different MIDlets can also use the RMS to share data.
SDK A Software Development Kit (SDK) is a set of tools used to develop applications for a particular platform. An SDK typically contains a compiler, linker, and debugger. It may also contain libraries and documentation for APIs.
SIM A Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is a stripped-down smart card containing information about the identity of a cell-phone subscriber, and subscriber authentication and service information. Because the SIM uniquely identifies the subscriber and is portable among handsets, the user can move it from one kind of phone to another, facilitating international roaming.
SMS Short Message Service (SMS) is a point-to-point service similar to paging for sending text messages of up to 160 characters to mobile phones.
SOAP The Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) is an XML- based protocol that allows objects of any type to communicated in a distributed environment. SOAP is used in developing Web Services.
SSL Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a socket protocol that encrypts data sent over the network and provides authentication for the socket endpoints.
T9 T9 is a text input method for mobile phones and other small devices. It replaces the "multi-tap" input method by guessing the word that you are trying to enter. T9 may be embedded in a device by the manufacturer. Note that even if the device supports T9, the Java implementation may or may not use it. Check your documentation for details.
TDMA Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) is a second-generation modulation standard using bandwidth allocated in the 800 MHz, 900 MHz, and 1900MHz ranges.
Telematics Telematics is a location-based service that routes event notification and control data over wireless networks to and from mobile devices installed in automobiles. Telematics makes use of GPS technology to track vehicle latitude and longitude, and displays maps in LED consoles mounted in dashboards. It connects to remote processing centers that turn provide server-side Internet and voice services, as well as access to database resources.
Tomcat Tomcat is a reference implementation of the Java servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) specifications. It is intended as a platform for developing and testing servlets.
UDDI Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) is an XML-based standard for describing, publishing, and finding Web services. UDDI is a specification for a distributed registry of Web services.
UMTS Developed by Nortel Networks, Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service (UMTS) is a standard that will provide cellular users a consistent set of technologies no matter where they are located worldwide. UMTS utilizes W-CDMA technology.
VLR The Visitor Location Register (VLR) is a database that contains temporary information about subscribers.
WAE The Wireless Application Environment (WAE) provides a application framework for small devices. WAE leverages other technologies such as WAP, WTP, and WSP.
WAP Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is a protocol for transmitting data between servers and clients (usually small wireless devices like mobile phones). WAP is analogous to HTTP in the World Wide Web. Many mobile phones include WAP browser software to allow users access to Internet WAP sites.
WAP Gateway A WAP Gateway acts as a bridge allowing WAP devices to communicate with other networks (namely the Internet).
W-CDMA Wideband Code-Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA), also known as IMT-2000, is a 3rd generation wireless technology. Supports speeds up to 384Kbps on a wide-area network, or 2Mbps locally.
WDP Wireless Datagram Protocol (WDP) works as the transport layer of WAP. WDP processes datagrams from upper layers to formats required by different physical datapaths, bearers, that may be for example GSM SMS or CDMA Packet Data. WDP is adapted to the bearers available in the device so upper layers don't need to care about the physical level.
WMA The Wireless Messaging API (WMA) is a set of classes for sending and receiving Short Message Service messages. See also SMS.
WML The Wireless Markup Language (WML) is a simple language used to create applications for small wireless devices like mobile phones. WML is analogous to HTML in the World Wide Web.
WMLScript WMLScript is a subset of the JavaScript scripting language designed as part of the WAP standard to provide a convenient mechanism to access mobile phone's peripheral functions.
WSP Wireless Session Protocol (WSP) implements session services of WAP. Sessions can be connection-oriented and connectionless and they may be suspended and resumed at will.
WTLS Wireless Transport Layer Security protocal (WTLS) does all cryptography oriented features of WAP. WTLS handles encryption/decryption, user authentication and data integrity. WTLS is based on the fixed network Transport Layer Security protocal (TLS), formerly known as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
WTP Wireless Transaction Protocol (WTP) is WAP's transaction protocol that works between the session protocol WSP and security protocol WTLS. WTP chops data packets into lower level datagrams and concatenates received datagrams into useful data. WTP also keeps track of received and sent packets and does re-transmissions and acknowledgment sending when needed.


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Smart Communications has no choice but to keep its mobile TV service free until it gets a nod from the National Telecommunications Commission, a spokesperson said Friday.

NTC Deputy Commissioner Jorge Sarmiento confirmed Smart's statement.

In a telephone interview, Sarmiento said that the NTC has yet to set regulatory guidelines for mobile TV.

Ramon Isberto, public affairs head of Smart Communications, said in a separate interview that "we're still waiting for an NTC license for Mediaquest."

Mediaquest is the company behind 360Media, which will offer the mobile TV service through Smart. Mediaquest currently has a broadcast franchise that allows the company to provide direct-to-home broadcast service.

Isberto explained that Mediaquest might need a provisional authority from NTC to offer mobile TV service through its subsidiary 360Media.

Smart and 360Media launched the non-commercial mobile TV service in July 2007.

Subscribers to this service are required to buy a handset that supports DVB-H, a mobile television standard.

Asked how many users are currently subscribed to its mobile TV service, Isberto declined to give details.

He hinted however that 360Media and Smart are currently tracking consumer usage patterns.

"To those keenly observing media and the consumer behavior won't be surprised with our findings," Isberto said.

"The deployment of mobile TV"
services will offer new business opportunities for companies across the value chain, including content and broadcast companies, mobile service providers, infrastructure and handset manufacturers, and technology providers. DVB-H technology offers high-service level quality, low battery consumption, and offers the end-user the ability to simultaneously receive broadcasts while using other mobile services such as telephony and internet access on their device.

"Within DVB-H technology, Samsung has already commercialised handsets based on the CBMS OSF standard and will develop the OMA BCAST standard based mobile TV handset. Its inclusion in our product portfolios will enhance our customers' flexibility in choosing suitable standards based on their business models," says Kwang Suk Hyun, senior vice president, alliance team, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

"Nokia warmly welcomes the collaboration in accelerating the adoption of DVB-H-based mobile TV services to the market. We see that the OMA BCAST standard is essential in launching mobile TV services on a global scale," says Harri Männistö, director, multimedia, Nokia. "Further, the well-defined service and content protection profiles within the OMA BCAST standard such as the already now available OMA DRM, provides the ideal path towards standardised solutions enabling a coherent and open market for successful worldwide mobile TV deployments."

In parallel to supporting mobile operators launching mobile TV services based on existing technologies in their networks, Samsung and Nokia are both active in ongoing standardisation and technology development to optimise the broadcast mobile TV experience. The companies will work on interoperability efforts using the open OMA standard while continuing to participate in industry-wide interoperability efforts within the related standardisation bodies.


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Nokia 6230 / 6230i

Nokia 6260

Samsung SGH-E720

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In principle, it is easy to turn a phone into an MP3 player by installing software into the unit that decodes MP3 music and plays it through the phone's loudspeakers or headset. But only in principle, because MP3 songs require megabytes of memory space and the player software needs more processing power from the hardware than many other software used on phones.

Phones that can play MP3 are often high-end, or mid-category phones because of memory and processing power requirements. We recommend a Palm OS, Symbian OS, or Windows Mobile smartphone for MP3 music. No matter what kind of phone you choose, make sure that it comes with a removable memory card. It is an essential tool for getting enough storage space for music and it's a good technique to use when you copy MP3 songs from your computer to the phone.

"MP3 music on a phone: what's involved"

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FM radio

Listening to the radio on the phone is easy: plug in the headset and tune in to your favorite station. You need to use a piece of software on the phone to control the radio, and some headsets allow you to manage the radio as well. Radio is a convenient method for listening to music on the phone because you don't have to download new music and remove old songs from its memory.

FM radio on a phone is typically built of components: the headset cable doubles as an antenna, a software on the phone is used as the tuner, and the FM receiver chips are inside the phone. If there's no FM radio on the phone when it comes out of the factory, that's it then – you can forget about radio. It usually can't be added to the phone as an accessory.

We recommend finding a phone with radio and that shouldn't be too hard, most music phones come with an FM radio.

RealPlayer plays music and videos on a Nokia smartphone

MP3 music on the phone


It started with simple beeping ringtones that remotely resembled some familiar tunes, but were still lots of fun. Then, phones improved and began to feature better audio quality and could play recognizable melodies as polyphonic ringtones. MIDI tunes, for example, can be purchased or downloaded for free from the Internet. A limitation of MIDI and polyphonic music formats is that they are synthesized music and can't reproduce singing.

Fortunately, you are not limited to monotonic or polyphonic ringtones anymore, because MP3 technology allows you to have any music as your ringtone – if your phone recognizes MP3. You can purchase MP3 ringtones, or download them from your own computer for free. If you have extracted music from your CDs to listen to on the computer or on a portable MP3 player, you can use the same music on your music phone.

"Our recommendation "is to find a phone that can play MP3 ringtones. With MP3, your ringtone library can be as large as your CD collection. If an MP3 phone is out of your reach, get a phone that can play MIDI melodies, they are easily available on the Internet and if you know your notes, you can create your own MIDI as well.
"And don't forget", the ringtone you have chosen to delight innocent bystanders, even if it is the factory-set ringtone, reveals something about your personality


The best music phones for listening to radio and MP3 songs
PocketMusic MP3 player software on a Windows Mobile smartphone.
If you have a phone that can play music, you don't have to carry around an iPod or a Creative Zen MP3 player to enjoy your favorite songs. Today, having music on a phone is not only about ringtones, but full MP3 songs and FM radio.

We've all heard our fair share of delighting and annoying ringtones blasting from fellow-citizens' phones. For some strange reason, our own ringtone is never annoying, only the tones ringing from other phones. Now, you can let real music flow to your ears through the headset, or to other people's ears through the phone's loudspeaker, but only if you have the right kind of phone.

Those phone owners who happen to have a smartphone powered by Palm OS, Symbian OS, or Windows Mobile operating system, can listen to full MP3 songs on their phones. The required software to play music is usually installed in the phone, or it can be downloaded from the manufacturer's web site, or purchased from, for example Handango.

If you are without a smartphone, you have to read the phone's user guide or navigate the phone menu and look for entries on music. If you can't find anything related to music on your phone and you don't have a smartphone, the chances are, that you won't be able to add the capability afterwards.

And that's exactly why you should know what to look for when you are ready to get your first music phone. First, determine what form of music you want: ringtones, FM radio, MP3, or all of them.


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The best low level(up to 4k) cell in reliance which has higher battery backup is Nokia Reliance.
1. Nokia 2112.
2. LG 3000.
Don't go for Nokia 1255/1325/2255. Hardly 2 days battery life. The above 2 sets are the best in terms of battery life.

LG 3000. Its a good h/s with ltd features and the battery life is good (I would say the best in LG). Its available at less than half your budget. The voice clarity also is very good.

Handset: LG FWP LSP 340E not good when compared with LG3000.


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Spending some time browsing various websites with a mobile phone really makes you realise how much faster and easier it is to use sites that are built with lean, semantic, and accessible markup compared to those that use nested tables and spacer gifs for layout. And skip links are invaluable when you're using a device with a screen that is only 176 pixels wide and 208 pixels tall. In fact, it's made me consider implementing more skip links on this site, especially for jumping straight to the last comment on a post.

Some people argue that browsing the web from a mobile phone is useless, but I doubt that they've actually used a 3G phone like the Nokia 6680, equipped with a good browser. I think it's great. Much better than I thought it would be, even though I've been told by friends and colleagues that mobile web browsing is really becoming very useful.


Nokia 6680 the best mobile phone.
The Nokia 6680 comes with a built-in web browser that actually works well.
Also be able to run Nokia's new Web Browser for S60, which is based on Apple's WebCore and JavaScriptCore, but unfortunately it looks like that won't be available for the 6680. However, since this phone will run Opera , download and install that as your main browser. And that brings us to the incredible convenience of having mobile Internet access.
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* Mobile web development
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Mrs. Laskowski said the Chaperone service worked great. "I could see where they were when they were not home and I knew they could call if there was a problem," she told me.

Erin Powell also gives the Migo high marks. She likes the parental controls that limit outgoing and incoming calls and how many minutes can be used.

Mrs. Powell says her 6-year-old son, Tyler, "really loved it" because it's easy to understand. But her 9-year-old daughter, Lorna, would rather have a normal cell phone.

The Migo phone is $49.99 with a two-year service contract. The Chaperone service, which lets you locate the Migo phone via handset or PC, must be activated by a Family Share account, which is $9.99 per month. Chaperone with Child Zone, which allows you to locate your family member's phone and get alerts when they enter or exit a specific area costs $19.99 a month.

Disney Mobile
Everyone agrees this is the "coolest" phone of the bunch, because it's a real LG flip phone. Disney Mobile is targeting an older market, kids age 11 to 15.

The phone has lots of bells and whistles, including a color screen, camcorder, and camera with flash. Kids can download games, customize ring tones and display screens. The exterior display shows the time and caller ID. It even has voice-dialing.

The Disney phone was tops at the Carlson household. "It was just a cool phone," Lisa Carlson says, "unlike the other phones that were either plastic or looked like toys."

Mrs. Carlson especially liked the "Family Alerts," text messages that were already pre-programmed into the handset. So with the push of two buttons her son Matthew could tell her "I'm running late" or "Ill be home soon."

Parental controls let you restrict the numbers the phone can dial and receive. You can also limit the hours of the day and days of the week the phone can be used.

With the Family Monitor feature, you can set a monthly allowance for voice minutes, text and picture messages, and downloadable content. When the limit is reached, both you and your kid are alerted. Then you can decide what, if anything, to do.

Like the Migo, the Disney phone uses GPS technology to let mom or dad locate their kid's phone online or on their handset whenever they want.

Disney Mobile phones are available at retailers across the country or online at . The Red Disney Mobile Phone (DM-L-200) is $49.99 with a two-year contract. The Silver model (DM-P205) is $99.95 with two-year contract. Various plans are available, including a Kid Starter Plan with 200 minutes for $24.99 that does not include nights and weekends.

TICTALK by Enforma
This phone looks rugged, like a jogger's stopwatch. It's designed for kids age 6 and up and comes loaded with five educational games from LeapFrog, including Hangman, Math Defender and Monkey Math.

The TicTalk doesn't have buttons. It uses a rocker switch instead. You scroll through the numbers in the phonebook and push in to dial. Some kids found it very easy to use. Others had a hard time getting the hang of it.

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Parents go online to add or delete numbers and to adjust parental controls. You can decide which calls are allowed through and what times of day you don't want the phone to ring.

The TicTalk was Joan Griswold's favorite phone. She actually liked the fact that "it looks like a kid's cell phone." It was simple enough for both her 6-year-old son, Nolan, and 8-year-old daughter, Stella, to use.

Mrs. Griswold also liked those LeapFrog games. At first she thought they would be "a time waster or a battery waster." But she found they could be used as a homework tool. She'd program her daughter's spelling list, so when Stella played Hangman, she used the words she had to learn that week.

The TicTalk is $99 and available online at . It uses pre-paid phone cards. There is no activation fee. Coverage is limited. MORE ON THIS STORY
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Cingular Firefly
The Firefly was the first major phone specifically made for kids -- available since the spring of 2005. It's clearly the most simplistic of the bunch, designed for very young children. Those 5 and up in our test families were able to use it.

There are two programmable buttons on the front. One has a picture of a man; the other has a picture of a woman. There's also a phone book that can hold up to 20 additional numbers.

Parents can set the phone to reject any incoming calls from numbers that are not in the phone book. And since there's no keypad, there's no worry about outgoing calls.

When the call comes in, the buttons on the front light up and the phone plays one of 10 ring tones the child selected. They can also chose from various on-screen animations.

The Firefly can be programmed online or via the handset. Several parents told us making a call to a number in the phone book was a bit "complicated" for the kids.

This phone is all plastic and seems to have a less rugged design than the other phones. All of the parents wondered how well it would hold up.


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Does a child really need a cell phone? Only you can decide what's right for your family. But clearly cell phone makers see a growing market selling "peace of mind" to moms and dads.
We got four of these kid-friendly phones and had four families test drive each of them.

This bright green phone is designed for kids between the ages of 5 and 9. It has five speed-dial buttons on the front (one is designated for emergency calls) that you can program via the Internet or on the handset.

When a child pushes one of the buttons a question pops up on the screen – for instance, "call home?" or "calls dad's cell?" If that's right, they push send and the call is made.

Migo was the favorite at the Laskowski house. Both 5-year-old Brendan and 8-year-old Naddie found it easy to use. "They don't have to memorize numbers," Janelle Laskowski told me. "They just know that each of the numbers correspond to a certain person."

The Migo phone / LG

Migo is made to use Verizon's optional Chaperon service that lets parents track the phone in real time on their handset or PC. For an additional charge, parents can set up boundaries for where the child can go. If the phone leaves the designated area, a text message alert will be sent to the parent's phone. (Only certain adult handsets are capable of using this service.)

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If it is necessary then only give mobiles to your children,But take a care of them while using the celll phone and advice them by giving the following suggestions.
For some parents, giving a child a phone provides peace of mind
"Cell phones for kids":-
It's the latest marketing pitch to sell wireless phones to busy parents: Stay connected! Does a child really need a cell phone? Do they need one that let's you track where they are?

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I have a GPRS handset, now how do I connect to the Net?

Simply plug your cell phone into your home PC, Laptop, or PDA. You don't need to dial up, and you can be online wherever you go. To plug in the cell phone, you need a mobile phone to laptop/PC data cable. This component is available at your mobile phone dealer. You will also require the mobile messaging software (it comes with your data cable). You then connect the data cable to the communication port of your computer known as the RS 232 connector.

And all this while, I thought GPRS was a device that helped you zero in on geographical positions!

Well, the device you have in mind is a GPS (Global Positioning System); not to be confused with GPRS.
Are the speeds any good? Or will I have to wait ages to receive pages?

Theoretically, the maximum speed obtainable is 171.2 Kbps. "This is about three times as fast as the data transmission speeds possible over today's fixed telecommunications networks and ten times as fast as current Circuit Switched Data services on GSM networks," says Mobile GPRS. But practically speaking, how fast GPRS is will depend on the number of people who are simultaneously using the mobile network, and also on the quality of coverage.

As this write-up points out, if a user had the timeslots to himself, he could even get 38.4 Kbps when receiving data. But that isn't realistically possible. A BPL Mobile helpline operator cited speeds between 17 and 20 Kbps.

How much will the service cost?

That depends on your service provider. BPL offers GPRS at Rs 750 per month.

What would specialised GPRS equipment look like?

GSM World asked a number of leading wireless manufacturers to showcase their images of how the GPRS phone, handset, terminals or device of the near future might look. Click on the camera icons in order to see them.

You say it is packet-based. But what's a packet?

A packet, according to SearchNetworking, is the "unit of data that is routed between an origin and a destination on the Internet or any other packet-switched network." When information is sent from one place to another, it gets broken up into smaller packets. Each packet is transmitted separately and they are reassembled at the other end. This is how it works on the Web - which explains why it allows you many more options than Circuit Switched Data (CSD).

But I still don't see why everyone is suddenly talking about it.

Well, that is because BPL Mobile recently introduced this wireless technology in India. It was introduced in Mumbai mid-January.

So, can I connect to the Net using my existing mobile phone?

Depends on whether you have a GPRS handset. Some models that allow you to use the service are: Motorola V66, Motorola P7389, Siemens ME45, Nokia 8310, Ericsson T39 and Ericsson T68.

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What's all the buzz about GPRS ?

GPRS is short for General Packet Radio Services. It transfers data over the GSM mobile phone network in small packets. According to this site, it is a packet-based wireless communication service that promises continuous connection to the Internet for mobile phone and computer users. This will enable you to make telephone calls and transmit data at the same time. Besides, you can browse the Internet in colour, send email from wherever you are, video chat with friends and interact with multimedia sites using mobile devices.

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Airscanner Mobile AntiVirus can defend against Trojan horses as well as viruses.

Step 1: Secure the network
It's hard to overemphasise the importance of online security for any network. Since going online is a secondary function for most mobile device users (surfing and sending data come first), securing the connection may not seem as urgent -- and that's exactly what exploitation architects are counting on.

The good news is that mobile wireless security is a growing sector, and some solid programs exist to keep the worst network infections at bay. Owners of a Palm device or a Pocket PC can deflect wandering enemies with Trend Micro's reliable PC-cillin Internet Security. Windows Mobile users have other options at their fingertips with F-secure Anti-Virus and Airscanner Mobile AntiVirus Pro .

Symbian smart phones get an extra boost with Commander Mobile Anti-Virus. JiWire HotSpot Helper supports AvantGo handhelds.

Step 2: Block out thieves
The physical world is another source of threats to handheld security. The most recent spate of corporate laptop thefts are a harsh reminder your sensitive data can fall into the wrong hands. Though odds are thankfully low, a thief could conceivably use your information to assume your identity or swipe your e-mail contact list to fuel a spam campaign. At the very least, you'll want to keep out the boldest of snoops.

The most straightforward method is to enable the password lock found in your handheld's native system settings. You'll want to ensure you set and test a strong password that will frustrate any thief who has gotten hold of your device and has leisure time to tinker.

Ilium Software's eWallet uses 256-bit RC4 encryption to protect your data.

Step 3: Protect your data
Setting the password on your device is an important physical security layer to which software applications provide stronger support. One way to keep your data personal is to use a lockbox program that requires a password each time you access your information. eWallet Professional for Pocket PC helps you create and organise a wealth of information -- including credit card, bank account, and car details -- into password-protected categories. CryptMagic performs a similar service for BlackBerry users, and Palm aficionados may appreciate Secret.


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Worried about malware attacks on your mobile device? Discover software and tips to stop gate-crashing spyware, viruses, and thieves in their tracks.

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Wi-Fi technology provides the freedom to access the Internet from virtually any location using increasingly sophisticated portable devices. The "cool" factor of e-mailing and instant messaging when you're out and about is so compelling that protecting the device from malevolent invaders is often overlooked. Unfortunately, the same network access that makes online mobility easy for you is also convenient for computer criminals, and even a quick browse can attract damaging codes.

Securing mobile applications requires more effort up front than securing your wireless home network, for two reasons: First, desktops and laptops run on a full-featured operating system that often comes with varying levels of built-in security. Mobile devices, on the other hand, generally leave Internet security up to the user. Second, as each device comes with its own operating system, security software can take time to track down. For instance, BlackBerrys run on a proprietary operating system; Pocket PCs run on Windows Mobile; and Palm devices, like the Treo, run on the Palm operating system. Interoperability is still on our wish list, but here are three steps for protecting your BlackBerry, your Palm device, or your Windows Mobile/Pocket PC from Internet threats.



Why would you pay Ryanair a fee to use your mobile phone? Stick to flying plains and stop trying to rip of your customers.

This can only encourage more passenger annoyance and a subsequent increase in air rage. Some people just cannot shut up. I for one will be travelling no more with Ryanair if this policy is allowed.

I thought the whole point of not using mobiles on flights was that they could cause interference with the flight controls. What next, mobile phones in petrol forecourts?

Anyone who thinks mobile phone use will intrude on the tranquil, relaxing experience of air travel has clearly never flown with Ryanair.

Being a passenger on an aircraft is bad enough without having to listen to people telling the world the latest office gossip, or what they had for lunch. I can see people wringing necks after having to sit next to someone shouting on their mobile telephone for the best part of the journey.

No, no, no. Is it too much to ask for people not to use their mobiles for those few hours when they're on a plane? Yet another sanctuary from irritating ring tones & an overly loud phone conversations to be destroyed

Awful announcement- to be shut up in a 'big tin can' for several hours with people blabbering away is just terrible!

I think it will be very convenient for passengers. We'll be able to ring friends/family and tell them of delays and receive emails via my phone.

It's the last place where you can guarantee peace and quiet and no one shouting down their mobile. It's a really bad idea. I would avoid using Ryan Air.

Are mobiles now safe to use on planes? I was always told that they interfered with electronics or could cause an explosion when the plane is refuelling? Does this now mean I can use my mobile in hospitals and at petrol stations - this is sending mixed signals.
Mark Taylor, Bristol

I can't think of anything worse than people making calls on a plane. It's bad enough on other forms of public transport.
John, Norwich, UK

Dreadful. Truly dreadful.
Richard Ansell, Redhill Surrey

The odd telephone call on a train or bus doesn't annoy me, people who play their ring tones or play games without putting their button tones on silent are the problem.
Ciaran O'Connor, Leamington Spa, UK

No call is that important it can't wait until you land. The plane is the last bastion of the mobile loather, keep it that way.
Andrew Burnip, Newcastle, UK

And allow terrorists to detonate explosives they've put in their luggage? No thanks. I'll stick to more secure airlines.
Mike G, London, UK


Mobile phones allowed on Ryanair
Ryanair has announced a deal that will let its passengers make calls on mobile phones and use handheld devices such as Blackberries whilst in flight.

It has signed up Onair, part owned by Airbus maker EADS, to allow mobile use on all its Boeing 737 aircraft.

Passengers will be charged a roaming fee by mobile service provider, with Ryanair taking a slice of the income.

If it gets regulatory approval, the scheme will be introduced by the middle of next year.

"This is another revolutionary passenger service initiative," said Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary.

"We will soon enable passengers to use their mobile phones and electronic communications devices in the air, just as they do on the ground."

Ryanair shares climbed on the news of the potential extra source of revenue.

But with aeroplanes one of the few places where mobile phones and ringtones have not yet permeated, the policy may annoy some passengers,

There are worries that passengers bellowing "Hello, I'm on the plane" into their handsets could make for unpleasant journeys.

Would you pay the roaming fee to use your mobile in the air? Is it worth it? What do you think of this announcement?

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Should we have mobiles on planes?

Mobile phone base stations would be fitted into aircraft and the cabin crew would be allowed to switch them on when the cruising height is reached.

Calls would be routed via a satellite to a network on the ground and standard roaming charges would apply.

Both the base stations and passengers' mobile phones would have to be switched off when taking off and landing.

The Daily Telegraph has launched a campaign to ban mobiles on planes but only in terms of the irritation that some people would undoubtedly feel upon being sat next someone who spent the whole day yapping into their phone.

True, that would be a bit of a pain, but just as some people have reservations about the mobile network being extended to the London Underground, there are plenty more who would appreciate the ability to stay in contact while on the move.

Are aeroplanes really such sacred places that we shouldn't be allowed to use our phones?

What do you think?
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