Wireless Number Portability: How to Keep Your Number

As you may know, the FCC requires providers to provide the “ability to change service providers within the same local area and still keep the same phone number.” If you want to cancel your cell phone service, you can port your number to your new service, regardless of things like “early termination fees.”

Cell Phones Scream When You’re Mugged

Cell Phones Scream When You’re Mugged

Does society need more ear-piercing shrieks? The car alarm. The house alarm. The fire alarm. The unbearable sound of small, obnoxious children at play. And now, the stolen cellular phone alarm.

Cingular Database Has Convenient Billing Glitch

Cingular Database Has Convenient Billing Glitch

Kids Don’t Realize Phones Have Vibrate Feature

Kids Don’t Realize Phones Have Vibrate Feature

A British paper is claiming that some no good punks have figured out a way to make their mobile phones inaudible to adults.

Phone Calls In India Lead To Horrific Death

Phone Calls In India Lead To Horrific Death

Shades of Ringu! A mysterious rash of mobile phone calls from 14 digit numbers in Eastern India have the mobile-bearing populace panicked. Upon receiving a call from a caller who is rumored to be Satan himself, those who answer are finding themselves ill. Eyes-bleeding, vomiting up spaghetti-like entrails, their symptoms soon lead to sweet and merciful death, the hell to which they’re sent seeming like heaven compared to what has come before.

Opt-Out Ringtone Contracts Bilk Customers

Opt-Out Ringtone Contracts Bilk Customers

It’s not hard to make your own ringtone. We’ve got Japanese guitarist Hide’s James-Bond-style opening anthem to his album Psyence on ours. It gives a splash of daring and adventure to our lives every time our girlfriend calls and asks us to pick up tampons while we’re out at the store. The advantage of making your own ringtone goes beyond cost: how else would you ever be able to make your ringtone a Van Dyke Parks song about murdering small children, or an Ivor Cutler spoken word poem about perverted, drunken Scots? Jamster sure doesn’t sell those.

Consumerist Advice Needed: American Cell Phone Plans

John Brownlee here, yet again slipping out of The Consumerist royal ‘we’ to the chagrin of that credit-garnering overlord, Joel Johnson.

Consumers Speak: 9 Month Wait For Amazon Phone Rebate

We rarely link to the Amazon phone rebates, but we have from time to time, and lots of other sites flog the hell out them. For good reason, apparently. Reader John R. — who in an amazing coincidence has the same first name and middle initial as myself — wrote in to admit his foolishness in buying a rebated phone through Amazon.com. A rebate, it should be mentioned, that doesn’t turn around for 9 months.

Morning Deals Round-Up

Consumerist’s insidious corporate nemesis, Walmart, are selling the Firefly DVD box set for $19.2GB Modular “Monstro” Drive – $49.99 at Buy.comMotorola V3 Razr (in black, to perfectly accessorize your anticonformity) is Negative One Point Zero One (-$1.01) over at Buy.com, as long as you’re willing…