Thanks, that worked!
Thanks, that worked!
Are you getting 3g service when you change the apn?
Hey I just bought the Astound. However, as previously reported in this thread joikuspot is blocked. It does not show up in the ovi store, and if i manually download it from the joikuspot web site the installer will launch but fail. Has anyone found a way around this?
Wow, internet2.voicestream.com got the web on the phone to work however when I tried to tether through OVI suites T-Mobile won't let me. The data plan not supported message pops up. But, data still works on the just the phone however.
[B]So, if I had a C7 or N8 would would I not have any of these issues? Would it work the same as my Nuron did no web to go?
It's so much more easy to check the forums, ebay, Facebook, and Amazon, etc on my laptop at work then to use the small screen on the phone...I miss this ability.
So far I'm liking the phone despite the lag and freezing issues. The photos are good, gps locks quickly, and tethering on my Mac is flawless (after figuring out the internet2 apn issue). I've gotten as much as 8mps dl, 2 mbps average in my area (san diego). Thats about the same as the 4g g2 I used briefly (and returned cuz the pics were rotten).
My only issue is the 3g/edge switching. At least with the g2, you could lock it on 4g. Anyone know a work around for this? And the blocking of joikuspot is ridiculous. Apparently, it's actually an FCC mandate (no doubt due to lobbying efforts) http://infectech.net/2011/03/09/fcc-...kuspot-in-usa/ I'm thinking that if you were to buy a European C7 (no warranty) you could still use it (tempting). I doubt the US C6-01 would allow it, but has anyone tried? I'm still in my cooling off period, so I might be willing to shell out $300 for the C6-01.
Has anyone gotten google maps to work? It simply loads then quits.
and i did not know about joikuspot.. that sucks. So if Nokia wants to sell phones in the U.S they have to alter the firmware ? Even if you buy an unlocked US version from amazon or newegg ?
btw the N8 and the C7 on amazon are almost the same price
I'm wondering if Nokia actually put something in the firmware that prevents it from installing and/or operating correctly. Or if they're just not selling it at Ovi Store.
People are using it on the US N8 so I don't know why the US C6-01 would be blocked. According to the article, it may get blocked with the upcoming Anna updates.I'm thinking that if you were to buy a European C7 (no warranty) you could still use it (tempting). I doubt the US C6-01 would allow it, but has anyone tried?
I actually purchased Joikuspot premium and installed it. Got an error message stating "Conn failed. Connection unavailable." I contacted their tech support, and was informed that it wouldn't work on the Astound. They refunded my money, but gave no further details. I'm assuming that all Nokias manufactured for the US will loose the ability to use the app as firmware is updated, but perhaps it's only branded phones. Are there any Cradlepoints that allow you to use a phone rather than a usb modem?
I thought about buying the unlocked N8, which may be free of the restriction, but the fact that it doesn't have a removable battery killed that idea. I use my phone for hiking, and backpacking (View Ranger rocks!!!), so I need to carry a spare.
So, does anyone know if theres some way to lock the Astound to the 3g network for tethering purposes, or get the google maps app working?
Last edited by notedigo; 05-07-2011 at 02:07 AM.
the Astound is free for tmobile upgrade after rebates....