Sunday, July 16, 2006

Triatel back from the dead?


Suddenly on a cool Saturday night, my Triatel wireless internet in Carnikava came back to normal life (doing as high as 450 kbps, depending on what speedtest tool one used). It had been running sporadically at less that GPRS speed, when it was running at all, for almost a week. This failure of Triatel (the company says the net was overloaded, so much demand for the service) also led to an impulse purchase of a Nokia N80, so that I would have something to use for EDGE access with the Triatel down. I think I would have bought the N80 anyway, since I was offered an excellent deal, significantly below retail.
The N80 is a bit of a hassle to use with my Apple Powerbook G4, it managed to crash Mac OSX (using Nokia Music Manager for Mac, designed for the N91 but supposed to work with the N80).

4 comments:

Solnyshok said...

Hi, Juris. Congrats on buying N80.
It is a great phone, top of the line and not only edge, but 3g as well. However, don't be surprised about it crashing a bit too often. Many experts reported that firmware is a bit raw. More here
http://www.mobile-review.com/review/nokia-n80update-en.shtml

I am sure it will be fixed in future firmwares, but it is good to know some bugs to avoid them.

Regards.

Juris Kaža said...

Just had a strange spontaneous restart of the N80 while cleaning my contact list (duplicates, old and irrelevant numbers, etc.). However, the Nokia 6600 it replaced was not the most stable of phones either. I used the N80 in 3G mode in Riga, no coverage out here in Carnikava, just EDGE.

nightsurfer said...

I have noticed that all ISP who have the same problem as Triatel - network overload, at night works normally. It's because people doing something else, not surfing on internet :)

Anonymous said...

Nokia E60 finally appeared to be the most reliable of all new Nokia N/E series gadgets. And, YES! - there is no camera built in :) I do not know anything about the MAC comp[atibility though...