Customize Your Mobile Phone

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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Jeremy from Switzerland sent in this pic of a Nokia 6250 mobile phone with an Apple logo on the screen. Logos for mobile phones are a hit in Switzerland and are everywhere in Scandanavia.


These types of customization options (graphical banners, ring tones, etc.) are available with some mobile phone providers in the U.S. but not with VoiceStream,’s current provider of record. Voicestream only allows you to purchase ring tones directly from them. Blasphemy!

There are some cool hacks and mods out there for mobile phones, but some providers want to block your ability to customize your phone. Look into your options before signing that contract.

Check out some of the cool Palm applications on available on the Web (specifically MonkeyPak, by Primate systems) that allow you to send hacks from your Palm to your phone via infrared.

How have you customized your mobile phone? Share your tips and tricks with the rest of us using the feedback link below. (We are especially interested in hacks for the Nokia 8290 on Voicestream 🙂

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