martedì 17 maggio 2011

The Nokia 5230 Package doesn't include the usb cable?

You've got a Nokia 5230 and you realize that inside the package there is neither a USB cable, or a CD-ROM containing installation software. Unlike other models of Nokia phones more expensive it does not contain the USB cable. Never mind, you can go on eBay and type in for example "Nokia 5230 usb cable" and you'll see many sellers who will ship it for a few euro.

For example, I placed the order on eBay on Saturday night and Monday already had the cable, received by priority mail (its identical to this one in the photo).

Or if you prefer to buy it on online store, for example, you could go on Amazon.com. Compatible models should be the CA101 a
nd CA101-D. For Example Amazon.com sells these cables, I put a link below and thank you if you'll buy it from Amazon.com. Best regards from Italy!

Sorry for any mistakes in English, I'm Italian and I try to write in English. Please correct any errors if you feel, highlighting them as comment, thanks.


lunedì 16 maggio 2011

It connects to the Internet without I want it!

The first thing I discovered using using this mobile phone is that it began co connetct to internet without asking me. I simply put my SIM card, I didn't set any parameters, it didn't asked me questions, and it has taking me off some euro credit. What I did was simply click on the icons for Facebook, Myspace, etc.. I know that logically these are websites but I would expect it demands me if I wanted to connect to the Internet.

But not only links to Facebook, MySpace, etc.. connects to the internet by charging you through your mobile operator. The default Gps location is set on "A-GPS": it uses the GPS but uses the hook to 2G and 3G and GPRS and EGPRS packet data to identify more quickly your position on the map.

If you want to be sure that the phone will not connect to the Internet go to:

Settings-> Connectivity-> Destinations-> Internet
Settings-> Connectivity-> Destinations-> WAP Services

then click the connection that you want to block and from there turn on the required password so that you explicitly ask for a password when the phone is no need to go online.

Or, again within these sections, you can change the name servers your mobile phone try to use or internet access point (such as changing the wap server from "wap.tim.it" in "swap.tim . com "for example) so that it can not connect: for example if you write a wrong name server, the 5230 mobile phone will not be able to access to the Internet.

By doing so you are sure of not having to pay unnecessarily unwanted connections
if you don't have a flat-rate subscription with your mobile operator!

Also, if you think you never want to access to internet you can go to:

Settings-> Connectivity-> Destinations-> and go here and select Internet Options / Delete, and thus possibly also for WAP services.

Sorry for any mistakes in English, I'm Italian and I try to write in English. Please correct any errors if you feel, highlighting them as comment, thanks.

Have you bought a Nokia 5230?

So you've bought it too? Well, even for the moment because I am more than satisfied with the purchase made​​. Besides, some stores offer it at lower budget and where to find a smartphone with GPS, free maps, 2-megapixel camera at a reasonable price? Yes, it lacks some options (USB cable, stylus, case) that you can easily buy at low prices on eBay or elsewhere.

Why this blog? Because this phone is proving to be a little more than a mobile computer and can therefore be useful to reflect my experience and share it with you. A number of things are not so obvious: the installation of the Maps, updating firmware of the phone that solves some problems, the use of Nokia PC Suite. If you have suggestions, corrections, bring them back in the comments because it could be that you know more than me! We can work together and so I wish you a good use of Nokia 5230! Best regards from Italy.

Sorry for any mistakes in English, I'm Italian and I try to write in English. Please correct any errors if you feel, highlighting them as comment, thanks.