Yes, I agree; it has been a while. Aside having to deal with my personal affairs, I felt outdated – no review device or app. Sorry I’m still saving kobo after kobo while hoping for a money doubler to come my way and then I can get one of those flashy new phones that Mister Mo taunts the rest of us with.
So you saw E71 in the title and probably felt who’s gonna read this? There’s been enough said about the E71 here on MOBILITY and out there. But you are reading this; aren’t you? Good.
The E71 is a great phone, everybody says, but I never felt the greatest of my phone. I kept telling myself that I had a defective phone, one with serious defects right from Nokia’s factory. I didn’t experience all the acclaimed wonders and beauty of this phone. It felt more like a dumbphone in my hands except for the fact that I had a PDF reader (although reading on this screen is frustrating) and Opera Mini running on it.
I never was able to use the phone’s inbuilt browser, because it just wouldn’t work. Same with the inbuilt Chat app and Ovi store. I successfully downloaded and installed Fring, Nimbus, and Yeigo but never used them. They wouldn’t work either. I never could connect to Youtube. Even Opera mobile kept giving an error message when I tried to browse.
What was wrong? If I wasn’t saying my phone was defective, (which was my major excuse) I was saying my service provider, Glo wasn’t compatible with my device, though I am not sure that I really believed that.
I have had my Glo line since I walked the GSM route. This was from the days when Glo sold their SIM for 1 Naira. I really wasn’t ready to get a new mobile identity. But in recent times, they had given me cause to look outside. I did end up getting an Etisalat line, and BOOM! I suddenly have the E71 that everybody had talked about.
The built-in browser is functioning now, even though I won’t be using it (I am so in love with Opera Mini, and that works fine now). Ovi store too… Hmmn! Finally I could get those apps I had always wanted. The phone just seems to have received revival.
So, that’s how I got my groove on. Etisalat brought me liberty. I guess now I can run apps and dish out a few reviews. Okay. Just kidding. I know that no one wants to read Symbian apps reviews. So while this money doubler is still on the way to double my coins so I can buy me my dream phone – the PureView (Yes; that’s my dream phone, and when I wake up from the dream, it will be the phone in my hand), I shall pretend that my E71 just got an upgrade. It feels like a different device now that I have internet connectivity working on it. Oh, new life! Hallelujah!
Glo’s Multiple APNs
According to Mister Mo, Glo has multiple access points (APNs) for different internet services, and the E71 must have locked on the wrong one. From his experience, this sort of thing happens with other phones too, and in some cases could be resolved by manually modifying the settings. That problem doesn’t exist with Etisalat, as it has only one set of configuration settings. Oh well, you geek types can crack your heads over such things. I just want to put my SIM in a phone, have the correct settings automatically configured and browse away. That is how it should be.
Has any service provider cramped your style this way too? How did you get your groove on? Do you mind sharing?