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  1. Arizona
    Hey all, first post here in a bit - I am purchasing property outside Ash Fork or Williams very soon and was wondering if anyone had any advice with regard to the latest ISP and Cell offerings for these areas. I am seeking as fast a connection as is possible of course... TIA -JA
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Verizon cel service is out in some areas. If we needed to use our phones for ANY EMERGENCY, nope, nothing. Zero phone service. It will be an eye opener with the idiots coming through. Buying a pay as you go SIM card to see if that will work for emergencies. Let's see what items will be off...
  3. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hi guys, I'm in the final stages of planning for my bug out dry run. Approx 45-50 mile hike through Northwest PA from Pittsburgh to our hunting camp. Myself and three others. Route is planned to the T. Backpack is nearly complete with all nessesary items (apart from some items coming in for...
  4. Communications
    I'm sure this has been posted/discussed before but I don't see a link/thread apparently cell phones / smart devices have chips that enable same to receive FM radio, but the chips are switched off? ***You may not know it but most of today's smartphones have FM radios inside of them. But the FM...
  5. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Suggest a good backup battery pack for smart phones while on a camping / hiking trip. A buddy of mine and I are planning a 3 day river camping trip. This is my first trip with my new samsung mini smart phone. The battery on the phone last about a day and a half under normal usage, which is...
  6. Communications
    http://gotenna.com/ Just saw this and thought if it works as they say they do it might be worth the money to stay in touch at your Bol. If you cant click the link it basically says you can keep in touch with just text as long as the other person has the same antenna. No wifi or signal needed...
  7. General Discussion
    Was laying in bed trying to fall asleep and it started raining. The screen on my wife's phone flashed rapidly several times, and about 3-4 seconds later I heard thunder. Phone didn't flash anymore after that, and I only heard thunder one time during the storm. I'm thinking that somehow the...
  8. The Tech Zone
    I have been struggling to find a better cell phone that is more private and so on. My life almost mandates a smart phone and its been much easier for me to have one. I picked a Blackberry years ago and have been using that since from a corporate perspective, it was the most useful. My wife...
  9. The Tech Zone
    I have a Net10 Motorola W408g cell phone and I would like to add some ring tones to it by hooking it up to my pc (WinXP). When I hooked the phone up to my PC the PC would not recognize it. The Motorola website does not support this model and has no USB drivers for it. How do I get ring tones to...
  10. Communications
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/24/quake-exposes-cracks-in-cell-phone-coverage-emergency-response/ When you get the dreaded "all circuits are busy", start Texting. Text is a different band, and the messages are smaller taking up l ess network resources. At Katrina we had text days...
  11. General Discussion
    free phones. i need to work harder to keep my business going and pay taxes so that these people can get free phones. why government, why are you clobbering us working people with these entitlements?
  12. General Discussion
    I just got a Net10 (Tracphone) cell phone. It has coverage in the US but when I go to Canada I cannot use it. I can call Canada from the US, if I am in the US, but cannot use the phone while I'm in Canada. What are my options for a cheap cell phone service that has coverage in the US and...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/04/20/6503253-gadget-gives-cops-quick-access-to-cell-phone-data The link above leads to a story detailing a new device being used by law enforcement to copy all data from cell phones (including information, contacts, and text messages that have been...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    in looking at what goes in my BOB I initially focused on having an Android cell phone that supports removable flash cards so that I can carry everything from music and movies for entertainment to valuable reference guides on first aid and other important survival documents. The multi-function...
  15. General Discussion
    I thought you guys would find this humorous in a depressing sort of way. Be sure to read through some of the comments. They are at least somewhat reassuring that all sanity has not been lost in our society. National Parks Propose Gadget Ban
  16. The Tech Zone
    Slick. Link.
  17. General Discussion
    I don't know if this has been posted before, but did a search to no avail. This is a video clip about how a cell phone can be tampered with, you are not aware who is listening to your conversations. I am not a cell phone geek, so don't know how true it is. As we know several agencies have...
  18. Controversial News and Alternative Politics
    Interesting article in WIRED magazine about how social applications are merging with new GPS-capable cell phones. Hints of Big Brother? http://www.wired.com/gadgets/wireless/magazine/17-02/lp_guineapig Interesting how this new "toy" is starting to cause some inter-personal problems for the...
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