At face value, it may not seem like there’s any reason to be fussy about which phone makes and models one uses. But 7 years and over 35 phones have taught me that there are situations in which it does matter.
I am writing on this subject because of an interesting occurence tonight. For weeks now, despite having the correct settings for data on the Zain network on my Sony Ericsson T650i, I have been unable to browse the internet.
I have an MTN SIM in my Nokia E90 Communicator for my mobile office needs.
But because of MTN’s present bout of epilepsy on its data services, I popped my Zain SIM in place of MTN in the E90, and surprise – I’m browsing smooth and easy on the Zain GPRS network on the Nokia!
Actually, it is not quite a surprise to me. Over the years, it has been my observation that by default Nokia phones handle mobile internet better than phones from most other manufacturers.
Does it matter what make of phone you use?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.