How to Get Free Cell Service

How To : Boost the service signal to your cell phone

Cell phones companies are constantly claiming to have the best service in town; but more often than not your service will be patchy. Check out this tutorial for information on how to boost your phone's signal and get the best reception. You Will Need * A fully charged cell pho ...more

How To : Use 5 different cool services on your cell phone

A cell phone is capable of all kinds of tricks, but you can use your cell for more than just photos, texts, and phone calls. Here are some of our favorite mobile phone services, such as Shazam and AQA. Use 5 different cool services on your cell phone. Click through to watch th ...more

How To : Reverse Check a Phone Number

Prank Calls, Masked NumbersWho is calling your phone or your child's? Pranksters use a lot of tricks to make sure they can get on your nerves. Being able to trace prank calls is important because you're not going to learn much from your Caller ID, since most prank callers use ...more

How To : Port Your Mobile Phone Number to Google Voice

Want to stick it to your mobile carrier by porting your cell number to Google Voice? Now you can! On Wednesday, January 19th, Google Voice began allowing select users to transfer their personal numbers to Google Voice for a one-time fee of $20. Though the feature is still in ...more

How To : Make Free Phone Calls Using Gmail

Did you know that you can use Gmail to make free phone calls to anywhere in North America? We're not talking computer to computer, but actual free phone calls to cell phones and home phones. All you need is a Gmail account, a microphone, and speakers plugged into your compute ...more

How To : Send & receive text messages (SMS) from a computer

In this video, learn how to send & receive text messages from your computer (Mac or PC) using your email. Is instructed in this video, you will need to find your cell phone service provider, which can be found by copy & pasting the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki ...more

How To : Receive favorite alerts using Ford SYNC

Ford's new SYNC system makes it easy to receive personalized alerts, including weather, news, and sports alerts… hands free! You only have to go to your owner's account online and set your favorite alerts for your SYNC system. Then just press the Voice button and select your s ...more

How To : Get personalized traffic reports with Ford SYNC

Knowing what traffic lies ahead is detriment to getting home on time. If you get stuck in a traffic jam or road construction, then the only thing you gain is frustration. But with Ford's new SYNC system, you can get up-to-date real-time traffic reports for your local area or s ...more

How To : Call 911 using Ford SYNC

If it's an emergency, sometime you just don't have enough time or energy to pick up your mobile phone and call 9-1-1. Sometime you just can't move and the only thing still working is your mouth. Ford's new SYNC system provides an option for hands free 911 Assist. In a crash in ...more

How To : Pair your bluetooth phone to Ford SYNC

Sometimes pairing your mobile phone with your car is a difficult and unwritten chore to accomplish. But now with Ford's new SYNC system, you can easily pair your cell phone. It's as easy as pressing the Phone button. Let it search for already stored bluetooth devices, and if n ...more

How To : Get a vehicle health report with Ford SYNC

To make sure your car is healthy and up to par with required maintenance, you can use Ford's new SYNC system to get vehicle health reports for you car. It gives you vehicle diagnostics, scheduled maintenance, recall information, and more. You just need to go online to your own ...more

How To : Use hands free calling with Ford SYNC

What if you're in the middle of a call before you enter your car? Ford's new SYNC system has a solution. As long as your cell phone is paired with SYNC, you can continue the conversation uninterrupted. See how to use hands free calling with Ford SYNC. Ford SYNC is the one-sto ...more

How To : Use audible texting features with Ford SYNC

Texting is one of the biggest problems in automobiles today. It's very dangerous and distracting. Ford's new SYNC system makes texting safe for everyone, with audible texting. If you receive a text message on your mobile phone, SYNC can read the message to you out loud with th ...more

How To : Customize your Ford SYNC online user account

Customizing your user account online for Ford's new SYNC system is a cinch. Simply go to the website and customize news and sports, vehicle health reports, and your personal favorites. You can even start out by adding your favorite destinations for turn-by-turn directions late ...more

How To : Use turn-by-turn navigation with Ford SYNC

Turn-by-turn navigation is easy with Ford's new SYNC system. Cities, businesses, your favorite places - name your destination and SYNC returns with your turn-by-turn directions. To add your favorite locations, you simply need to visit your owner account online, then you're rea ...more

How To : Operate the Motorola Nextel i1000plus mobile phone

If you're having a little trouble operating your newly purchased Motorola Nextel i1000plus cell phone, let Sprint help you out. This Sprint interactive mobile phone tutorial takes you through every step necessary to fully familiarize yourself with the i1000plus cell phone by M ...more

How To : Operate the Samsung i730 mobile phone

Check out this interactive video tutorial from Verizon Wireless on the Samsung i730 mobile phone. If you have just purchases this sleek cell phone, here's your chance to learn everything you can possibly know about it. The versatile Samsung i730 is the ultimate multitasker. I ...more

How To : Make the Medicinal Aphrodisiac Snake Wine

Herbalists have been prescribing snake wine to patients for centuries. It is said to cure everything from a low libido to back pain. Don't bother flying to Vietnam to buy a bottle in Ho Chi Minh City for $25. Make your own. Snake wine is made by trapping a small cobra in a bo ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Block specific phone numbers from calling you

Privacy is important. Whether its a telemarketer or a crazy ex, sometimes you may need to block someone from contacting you. With this tutorial, learn how to get rid of those pesky callers. You Will Need • Internet access • Phone • Call-blocking service • Cell phone's owne ...more

How To : Get out of your cell phone contract for free

Cell phone contracts might seem iron-clad, but loopholes may let you get out of your plan without paying a dime. You will need: the terms of your contract the ability to "roam" a new address a customer service number someone who wants to take over your plan If you are jonesi ...more

Social Engineering, Part 1 : Scoring a Free Cell Phone

This Null Byte is the first part in a mini-series on the art of Social Engineering. I will be teaching you how to effectively defend yourself against it. What is Social Engineering? Social Engineering is the art of hacking humans. It's when a person is manipulated into doing ...more

How To : Sync Google apps with your Android cell phone

If you have any Google applications, like Gmail or Google Calendar, that you want to sync to your new Android enabled mobile phone, it's a simple task to complete. There's nothing hard about it, but if you think you need help, Best Buy has answers. The Best Buy Mobile team exp ...more

How To : Use your cell phone even when traveling overseas

Planning a trip abroad? Stay connected even when you're traveling far away! This tutorial shows you how you can set up your phone (depending on your service provider) to ensure you can still get service no matter where you're visiting.

How To : Use mIQ to backup all the data on your cell phone

mIQ? What is it exactly? It's a handy web service that helps you manage your mobile life, with free and easy online access to all of the content and information stored on your mobile device. How does it work? Best Buy has answers. The Best Buy Mobile team explains how simple i ...more

How To : Sign up for, and use, YouMail visual voicemail

Ever wished you could check your cell's voicemail online? You can, for free, with the YouMail web application. In this tutorial, you'll find step-by-step instructions for signing up the the YouMail service. For more, or to get started signing up for you own YouMail account, ta ...more

How To : Hack a Voicemail Account Using SpoofApp

Have you ever noticed that whenever you setup your voicemail account after getting a new cell phone number, it asks you to create a security pin to access your voicemail from other phone lines? When you call your home or cell number from another phone, after a few rings your ...more

How To : Hack the Pantech C530 Slate cell phone

This video is specifically for the C530 Slate cell phone from AT&T, though this procedure will probably work on similar models of phone. You can hack, or jailbreak, your phone to allow you to use third party apps or switch to a different service provider. You will need a non-A ...more

UPDATE : See the New PlayStation Phone Play Games

We've seen a few snapshots and a handful of blurry videos, but the latest leaked footage of the hyped Sony Ericsson Xperia PlayStation phone demonstrates the playing of Resident Evil 2 and Rage Racer. . On the edge of your seat? Don't worry- looks like the hype will deliver. ...more

How To : Listento any song free & legally with Lala.com

This is a very informative video; it shows you how to listen to music on your phone, for free. Yes for free. This service allows you to listen to any music you want for free just by signing up. This video shows you step by step how to listen to music for free on your computer ...more

News : And the Winners of the Pet Portrait Challenge Are...

Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more

Practice Makes Perfect : A Quick Tip for Making Money

Entrepreneur Jason Fried is co-founder of 37signals, a successful Chicago-based software and design firm that has doubled its sales every year for the past decade. Although Fried has a degree in finance, making money isn't a skill he picked up in the classroom or a book. Pract ...more

How To : Install SmillaEnlarger on Ubuntu Linux

Ever hear of SmillaEnlarger? It's a small graphical tool (based on QT) to resize, especially magnify bitmaps in high quality. Check out this video tutorial on how to back up and restore data easily on Ubuntu Linux. Hundreds of different solutions exist to reduce the resolutio ...more

How To : Baby proof your home

Worried about your baby or toddler either wrecking or wrecking themselves in your home? Baby proofing time! Make sure your house is safe and secure for your child when they start exploring their turf. You Will Need: • Blankets • A smoke and carbon monoxide detector • Batte ...more

How To : Send SMS Messages with Python

In this article, I'll show you how to send SMS messages with Python. You'll need Python 2.7 or later, urllib and urllib2. The code basically uses an online text messaging service to "POST" html data, as if a person was entering the data themselves. The uses for something like ...more

News : Data Pirates (AKA Cops) Can Hack Your Cell Phone

By now, many of you may have heard about iPhone tracking and recording your location data, but is there anything else being extracted from cell phones without our knowledge? If you're a Michigan state resident, the answer is an alarming "maybe". Michigan's police department h ...more

News : References As A Marketing Tool

One of the most important marketing tools we should always be developing to help reinforce our brand is our references. Just like many companies use their client list and client references to build credibility and confidence for their products and services, we should also leve ...more

How To : Practice proper cell phone etiquette

Don't make people around you wish that cell phones had never been invented. Mind your manners by following a few simple rules. You Will Need * Consideration * Common sense * Consideration * Common sense Step 1: Don't answer your phone Don’t answer your phone and start chatti ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (01/25 - 01/31)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. First off, thanks to all of our moderators ...more

News : Them's the Rules!

Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more

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