Does anybody know if i could hook a cell phone up to my regular phone line at my house and how?
Topic by fishing4life13 12 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I tried entering some codes to try to connect my samsung t301g to my mac. The phone didn't do much. I wasn't sure if I am supposed to enter the codes in the main menu. The link shows the codes that should work. http://www.metacafe.com/watch/582887/unlocking_hacking_tricks_for_samsung_cells/
Question by jbaker22 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I have alot of Cordless phones with the handsets and i have the bases, i have answering machines , regular phones. Old cell phones....Is there components in there that i can make a cell phone jammer with? Im teaching myself electronics by taking things apart,lol but i still have trouble figuring out what parts are what. Any help? thanks. Ps, i would love to make one with a altoid tin if possible.
Topic by valmont325 7 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
So i have this old broken cell phone , i think all of it works but its no longer connectable , the body and the screen . it has flash so i thought to somehow make a little flash that i could just flash around for fun , and maybe some other cool stuff with old phone ? thanks
Topic by avatardub 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I've always thought that it would be cool to have more than one cell device on my specific account. (no, not like a family sharing plan). Let's say, I want to keep a spare phone in my glove box, on a trickle charger, so that I always have a working phone in an emergency. Let's say you use your cell phone a lot.. Instead of swapping out exhausted batteries, what if you had a second phone on the charger that you can switch to whenever needed. Is it possible to clone your telephone, so that you can have a spare device. If you are paying for the service, and you can only use one of the phones at a specific time, why would the phone company care? I have 6 old phones from which I upgraded. They all work fine, and could make great spares if there was a way of programming them to work on my account. Can the MAC address / serial number be cloned to an old phone? J.
Topic by John_the_Builder 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
So, y'know how sometimes you might feel like sharing your music with friends, but you dont want to share you headphones? The solution would be to carry speakers, but usually they're sort of bulky and they wont fit in your pockets very well. So, what about cell phones? even some that are maybe a few years old are still smaller then some speakers. Everyone knows taht cell phones can be Really loud, so what if we somehow add a cable to attach to an audio device, and switch around some things inside, and use the dead phone as speakers?! I would try and do this, but i have no idea how, so this is just an idea for you peoples to think about.!
Topic by Sadam and Osama 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
My friend gave me an old cell phone, with no battery. (No it does not have service). I don't know if it even works. It is a Motorola i860. Where the battery goes are four pins. How can I connect a AA, or AAA, etc battery to it to see if it works. The first time I tried it, it got real hot and then the battery smelled like it was burning. The second time it sparked. Is it even possible to do this? If it is, I need to know the voltage, polarity, and what pins to use.
Topic by popit 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I hava a LG Shine and i recently purchased a USB cable for it When i try to synk it to my comp it wont let me i dont have a microsd card and thats the problem how to bypass this problem the phone has 200 mb of its own wat 2 do???
Question by weasel999 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Recently my girlfriends cell phone broke. The On/Off button still works, but none of the other buttons work. It still can receives phone calls, and text messages, but only one button works. The other day a couple of the other buttons worked briefly, but they went back to not working after a couple of minutes. I think its a problem in the phones wiring. Before I go opening up the cell phone, I was wondering if anyone has any advise or any experience working with cell phones, that might be helpful.
Topic by seanmcdaneld 12 years ago | last reply 12 years ago
I found a watch phone(s) on eBay that has TXT, GSM, and WAP capabilities for a good price. Anyways I need to know what provider I can use it with. I want to at least have the TXT and GSM. The WAP would be cool too! Thanks, joespicnictables http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-high-cost-performance-Wrist-Watch-Cell-Phone-MP4-/230675500795?pt=Cell_Phones&hash;=item35b554cefb#ht_6074wt_932
Question by joespicnictables 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hey everyone, I'm going to be getting a cell phone this week, but its my first one and I have no clue whats good out there. I already know that I'll be using Verizon, so I wanted to see what everyone would recommend thats available on there network. I would like a flip phone with a decent camera and text/pic messaging capabilities, but beyond that I'm not too concerned about extra features. And I refuse to get the Razr, so don't even suggest it.Here is a list of verizon's phones:VerizonThanks!
Topic by Andrew546 12 years ago | last reply 12 years ago
I was playing around with some of my 1/8in. NeFeBr (or is it NeBrFe?) magnets leftover from the challenge. Was using them to find screws on my flip phone. I noticed that when I put it at the "joint" of the two halves, the screen went dark. Turns out it thought I shut my phone. This was just a little odd tidbit that I wanted to share, that has potental. But, it isn't an instructable, so I just posted it.
Topic by zachninme 12 years ago | last reply 12 years ago
Check it out: I'm a major Android fan. Sure, Mac makes some incredible machines, but I just hate how shut off they are. That's why I love Android. You're able to change the battery if you, you can expand your memory, you can even make your own apps without hoping to gain someone's permission. However, the one thing that iPhones have over Android phones is the fact that they have the ability to be placed on a dock. My question is, why can't Android phones do this? Now, instead of making docks for these phones, maybe it's possible to use the ones for iPhones that are already there. What if there was a little plastic piece that snaps on to the iPhone dock and has a mini or micro USB male end on the other side? Of course, there are all kinds of sizes and shapes to Android phones, but I'm sure once this piece is perfected, one could make different shaped ones for different phones to fit neatly. Most of you are much smarter than me (or maybe have more ambition), so I'm sure you can figure out how to do this sooner than I can. If you have and idea on how to make this work, good luck and let me know how it turns out. P.S. If you make this and market it, be sure to credit me for the idea, yeah? ;)
Topic by SamSkellington 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I'm over 50 and trying to learn how to hack and mod electronic devices. Perhaps this is a dumb question, but so what: I have an old Samsung camera phone that is no longer subscribed to a phone service. It's just a phone, without a smart card. Is there any way to use it as a digital camera, or address book, alarm clock anyway?
Topic by theglove 11 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I have 2 flip cell phones.(motorola and sony ericcson). i dropped both of them and now the display will light up as usual; however i cannot read or see anything but a blank lit up display. is there anyway to fix the inside display on cell phones?
Question by johnshericosmo 10 years ago
To be honest, i think it sounds like a good idea. the device would probably have to be about the diameter of an orange, but i bet having a pocketwatch that doubles as a cell phone would be a hit with steampunk lovers! anyone agree with this?
Topic by EngineerJakit 8 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Does anyone know whether it's possible to re-purpose old cell phones as walkie talkies? I have some "old" phones (1X Tri-mode - 1.9 GHz and 800 MHz CDMA and 800MHz AMPS), and I'd love to be able to use them for our ski club as a short range back channel for communications in addition to the radios we use when we host races. I'm assuming we'd need to get some sort of base station, not sure where or how. There are probably some laws we'd have to comply with, assuming that something like this is even possible (I'm in Canada). I'd consider activating & using them normally, but the cell coverage on our mountain is very weak and unreliable, hence this post. Any ideas on how to get something like this started? Or is it a non-starter?
Topic by celltalkie 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I have so many projects going on in my head that I am surprised there is room for anything else. Heck I have plans for a Jacob's ladder, Tesla coil, perhaps a coil gun but who knows. Well for quite some time I have also considered a vibe-bot or whatever you call them, the ones built with pager motors. But since this is not too exciting to some people it is not something I have jumped on doing. But I came up with a new twist today on the vibe-bot that I would like to try. I do not want to give away too many details here because I would like to keep it a surprise if it works. But I do see one possible problem with what I want to do and that is weight. The parts I have already weigh in at 26 grams. I am not sure how much the rest of the parts are going to weigh at the moment. But I was wondering what you think the weight limit for a cell phone motor is. I know that some cell phones can weigh a bit but I have no idea what the weight was for these cell phones since I did not have the scale at the time I tore them apart and would not have thought to weigh the phone anyways. Thank you for your insight.
Topic by jcaresheets 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I have a pretty good camera flip phone that will be useless in a few months, any ideas or instructables you could suggest on what to do with it? Any input would be greatly appreciated! I also have an old candy phone, with a really good flashlight built in. ideas? (No, this is not my phone) Lukethebook333
Topic by lukethebook333 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Now, we have long been told that cellphone signals can cause or trigger brain tumor and its pretty much fallen on deaf ears because we cant possibly disconnect ourselves from the cell phones and mobile devices. But is it true that you can prevent them from boosting the cell phone signal like this article states.
Question by sanejan 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hey there everyone, I'm trying to hack a cell phone such that I can simulate a button being 'pressed' by some other external switch. I simply want to wire a lead on either side of the button so that I can essentially short it out (and then set it up so that the call is set up off of other circuit triggers such as 555 timer). If anyone has a recommended type of phone to use for prototyping purposes, I'd love to know. Otherwise I'm just using a verizon pre-paid phone I picked up from 7-11 (will attach picture shortly)
Topic by RgZ 8 years ago
I have this school bell in my shop that is hooked up to my land line. I could always hear the phone ring. I have not had a line for years now. Is there a way to connect my smartphone to the bell? I would just want it to ring if I get a text or call.
Topic by urbanmx 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I use a bluetooth headset at work. problem is, no one can tell when i'm on the phone. i need a simple light to go on when the call comes in, and go off when i hang up. simple, right? i have an iphone. i tried one of those light-up keychain fobs, but they don't work on 3G. don't really know what they work on anymore. i tried a simple manual light switch, but that was too cumbersome. i'm thinking that it should probably be something like a bluetooth - oriented thing, or possibly something that can plug into either the power port or headphone port of the iphone. any ideas?
Topic by cfelch 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Friends, I hate talking on the cell phone; it's too small, especially when I'm talking from home. I keep a land line so I can chat for hours on a regular sized telephone. However, I'm moving next week and won't be able to spring for a land line. Can anyone help me use an old-time big phone receiver with a cell phone? Blue tooth maybe? Or perhaps attach something to/around the cell phone that allows me to hold it between my head and shoulder and talk into a mouthpiece that's near my mouth? Thank you, evil geniuses, all... xo
Topic by rachydee 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Question by arnold54 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I am trying to connect 2 cell phones to one charger. I'm not sure if the factory charger will produce enough current, but I know how to figure that out if I get an answer to this question: If I were to simply splice the two connectors that go to the phones together (red-red, black -black) would there be issues caused by the two being connected in parallel? I guess I could technically put them in series, but either way the thought remains on whether or not I need to use anything to "isolate" the phones from one another.?
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Question by Pat_Maroney 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I have noticed that when my cell phone rings and I'm in the building (with ceiling), the signal is interrupted every so often. However, when I go outside,the signal is clear. What else could cause intereference in cell phones?
Question by kalokwa 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Phone fell into the sea
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GPS locater on a cell phone
Question by digitrunner 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I live in an area with really poor cell signal. If I stand in one spot with one leg up I can sometimes get a signal. Of course it is outside the house. Is there a way to build a cell signal booster cheap? firstname.lastname@example.org
Question by awelch 10 years ago | last reply 4 years ago