During a recent visit to a nearby Zain centre, I was told that using Zain data (GPRS/EDGE/3G) on my Nokia E90 communicator would limit me to just WAP. The implication is that I would not be able to check my emails using a mail client, for example.
It sounded crazy then, and it still does – especially now that I have satisfied myself that they were either bluffing in order to sell their USB modems or they were ignorant.
Yesterday, I tried things out for myself and successfully browsed the web on my Sony Ericsson T650i. The T650i is 3G-enabled, but Zain 3G was nowhere in sight, so I had to settle for creepy-crawly GPRS (and boy, did it crawl!)
After satisfying myself that the coinnection worked, I opened up the T650i’s built-in mail client, configured it to use Zain’s access point, and after a few moments, I was connected and downloading new mails to my phone.
Just for fun, later in the day, I popped the SIM into my Nokia E90 communicator, and successfully browsed as well as connected to my mail server.
Again, I used the T650i (connected via USB cable) as a modem to browse the web on PC. But boy, was it sloooowwww! Here’s a pic of the connection:
Am I doing something wrong or has Zain forgotten to implement the restrictions in their policy?