FAQ for AT&T Mobility (formerly Cingular Wireless)
A comprehensive resource for AT&T Mobility (Cingular Wireless) subscribers.
This is a Wikibook to which _anyone_ can contribute.
Comments, corrections, and contributions welcome!
| * 1 General Information
| o 1.1 What is a SIM?
| * 2 Phones
| o 2.1 Do GSM Phones Need to be Activated?
| o 2.2 What is Locking?
| o 2.3 When am I Eligible for a Phone Upgrade?
| o 2.4 Do I have to buy a phone from AT&T?
| o 2.5 Where can I Get Help for my AT&T Phone?
| o 2.6 Can I make my phone ring only for certain numbers?
| o 2.7 How can I transfer contacts from old phone to new phone?
| o 2.8 Is it still possible to get a high-power "bag" phone?
| * 3 Rate Plans
| o 3.1 What is my Service Agreement?
| o 3.2 How Do I Know How Many Minutes I Have Left?
| o 3.3 What are *Services?
| o 3.4 Rollover
| + 3.4.1 What is Rollover?
| + 3.4.2 How does Rollover Expire?
| + 3.4.3 Do The Minutes Come Off The First Or Last Month?
| o 3.5 Prepaid
| + 3.5.1 What is Prepaid Service?
| + 3.5.2 Can I Use a Regular GSM Phone on Prepaid Service?
| * 4 Features
| o 4.1 Call Forwarding
| o 4.2 Caller ID
| + 4.2.1 Can I get Caller ID to show properly for each Family Plan phone?
| o 4.3 Directory Assistance
| o 4.4 Voicemail
| + 4.4.1 What's the AT&T Voicemail Menu?
| + 4.4.2 Can I Delete a Message Without Listening to It?
| + 4.4.3 Why is my Voicemail Indicator Stuck On?
| + 4.4.4 How Can I Reset my Voicemail Password?
| + 4.4.5 Can I Check my AT&T Voicemail from a Landline Phone?
| + 4.4.6 How to adjust ring duration before incoming call goes to voicemail?
| + 4.4.7 What is the cost of voicemail?
| * 5 Mobile Device (e.g., Cell Phone) Configuration
| o 5.1 How do I configure my GSM phone for AT&T?
| o 5.2 What's the Outgoing SMTP (E-mail) Server?
| o 5.3 How Can I Download Pictures and Ringtones to My Phone?
| * 6 Network Coverage, ENS, and Signal Quality
| o 6.1 Where are Coverage Maps?
| + 6.1.1 AT&T Coverage Maps
| + 6.1.2 Roaming Coverage Maps
| + 6.1.3 Tower Locations
| o 6.2 Why does one phone get better signal than another?
| o 6.3 What's the Difference Between 800 and 850 bands?
| o 6.4 What Can I Do About Poor Coverage in My Area?
| o 6.5 Is the 800/850 Band Better Than 1900?
| o 6.6 How Can I Improve My Signal Quality?
| * 7 Messaging
| o 7.1 How Can I Send Messages to Cellular Phones by Computer?
| o 7.2 How Can I Send Messages to AT&T Mobility Phones by E-mail?
| o 7.3 What are messages from 36245?
| o 7.4 What are messages from numbers like 1010100004?
| o 7.5 How Can I Send E-mail From Any AT&T Mobility Phone?
| o 7.6 How can messages be translated?
| o 7.7 What are Messaging Services?
| o 7.8 Is Cellular Spam Illegal?
| + 7.8.1 What Can I Do About Cellular Spam?
| o 7.9 Technical Information
| * 8 Push To Talk
| o 8.1 What is Push To Talk?
| * 9 Data Service
| o 9.1 Can I use my Phone as a Modem?
| o 9.2 What is the Difference Between CSD, GPRS/EGPRS(EDGE) and HSDPA?
| o 9.3 What is the difference between MEdia and Data Connect?
| o 9.4 What is Data Acceleration?
| o 9.5 What is Tethering?
| o 9.6 What is BroadbandConnect?
| o 9.7 How Do I Configure my Phone for Data?
| + 9.7.1 CSD
| + 9.7.2 GPRS/EGPRS/EDGE
| # 184.108.40.206 MEdia Setup
| # 220.127.116.11 Data Connect Setup
| o 9.8 What is AT&T Communication Manager?
| o 9.9 What data speeds are possible with AT&T (GSM)?
| o 9.10 Why is my GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, or HSDPA so slow?
| o 9.11 How To Set the Port Speed in Windows XP?
| * 10 Fax
| o 10.1 How Can I Send a Fax From My Cell Phone?
| * 11 What are Some Useful Services for Mobile Devices?
| o 11.1 Remote Access
| o 11.2 Wallpaper Conversion
| o 11.3 WAP Downloading and/or Hosting
| * 12 What Computer Software Can Be Used With My Phone?
| o 12.1 Management
| o 12.2 Ringtones
| o 12.3 Images
| o 12.4 Messaging Software
| * 13 What Are Some Useful WAP Resources?
| * 14 What Are Some Useful Downloadable Applications?
| o 14.1 For mobile devices with J2ME (Java Mobile Edition)
| + 14.1.1 J2ME Download Sites
| o 14.2 Mobile Games
| * 15 International Calling
| o 15.1 What is the International Calling Format?
| o 15.2 What Are Country Codes?
| o 15.3 How Do I Call Other Countries From the USA?
| o 15.4 In Which Countries Can I Use My GSM phone?
| o 15.5 How Do I Use My AT&T Mobility Phone in Other Countries?
| + 15.5.1 International Data Roaming
| o 15.6 What's the Best Way to Call Back to the USA from Other Countries?
| * 16 Miscellaneous
| o 16.1 How can I use an Apple Macintosh with AT&T Mobility devices?
| o 16.2 What's that Buzzing in my Speakers?
| o 16.3 How Can a Billing or Contract Problem be Resolved?
| o 16.4 How does AT&T Mobility do E911 positioning?
| * 17 What is the Internet newsgroup for AT&T Mobility?
| * 18 See Also
| o 18.1 Wikipedia
| o 18.2 AT&T Mobility on the Web
| o 18.3 Phone Reviews on the Web
| o 18.4 Other Information on the Web
Re: FAQ for AT&T Mobility (formerly Cingular Wireless)
On Sat, 21 May 2011 13:59:50 +0000 (UTC), John Navas wrote:
> A comprehensive resource for AT&T Mobility (Cingular Wireless) subscribers.
> This is a Wikibook to which _anyone_ can contribute.
> Comments, corrections, and contributions welcome!
>| o 9.8 What is AT&T Communication Manager?
As regards the AT&T Communication Manager software, can you give me
any hint where (in the Windows file system) to find the file or files
containing the data that the Event History Manager window displays?
(Event History Manager is the title of the dialogue box that opens
when the ACM user clicks the Event Viewer option in the main ACM menu
(Tools > Diagnostics > Event Viewer in the restored ACM).)