Great move in our opinion here at Mobility Nigeria. What spoils it a little is the scanty 3G coverage at present. It seems odd that it took Zain this long to launch 3G/HSDPA and then the coverage is so, so scanty.
As such, many are left with good old, creepy-crawly GPRS. You hit a button and stare at the screen for 45 seconds to 3 minutes before the next page loads. No; I’m not talking about GPRS on your laptop or desktop, but on a decent phone browser. And this is in Lagos, not Kutuwenji.
Of course, we eagerly await wider 3G coverage, especially in core economic areas like lagos and Abuja. Then Zain would truly have arrived on the mobile internet scene.
Need a break from internet bills at the moment? Grab a Zain SIM, send SMS in the format, “internet sonyericsson P910i”, to 232, save the settings sent to you by SMS, and start browsing.
In addition to browsing on your phone, if the phone has a built-in modem, you can use it with your PC. Alternatively, you can shell out some change for a USB modem at the nearest Zain centre.
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.