I've been attempting the instructions on the wiki to get Q2N working on the Motorola droid. The instructions are incomplete and the author doubts it could work. I've been poking at it pretty hard but with no success. I might be in a Q2N dead zone as described by some. Did anybody get it to work on the Droid or similar phone?
I tried it. I spent a lot of time deciphering what the instructions were and then I followed all the instructions and it didn't work.
Here is where I got stuck "and change the 'Mobile IP Behavior' to 'Simply IP only'" means no connection. Not just qnc, but 3g, too.
link to instructions?
I too have been trying to get my Droid to use QNC/Q2N without success. Although there are instructions in the wiki (wiki. howardforums .com /index.php/QNC_and_Dial-up_Compatible_Phones_and_HowTo#a855_.28Verizon_Mot orola_Droid.29) I've not been able to find anyone who has got them to work. While the settings may be applied I suspect the problem lays with the fact that no Android device supports the QNC/Q2N method of connection (maybe some clever programmer could write the supporting driver??). The only smart phones that seem to support QNC/Q2N are the Windows Mobile phones.
If anyone has got an Android phone successfully using QNC/Q2N data I'd love to hear how they got it working.
I have been wondering about this myself. I have it working beautifully on my Winmo phone. If it were working correctly on the Droid I would upgrade.
Most of what I do with data is email. That's not going to come any slower on a 14.4 connection.
Free data will beat pay data every time, even if it is slower.
Mind you, I loved my Q9c. And for the price I got it, was quite capable and surprised at the apps I could find to do different tasks. And having the registry and other functions copied from the desktop version of Windows was a nice sight as something I'm used to already.
But Android has the benefit of still being a current smartphone OS with a HUGE app market in comparison to Windows Mobile (even taking 3rd party locations into account and not Microsoft's own sanctioned 'app market') and doesn't strictly limit apps to certain phone models so older ones such as the Droid still get access to the newest apps. And the community is much more vast with better user support in most cases.
Personally I was willing to fork over the ~$55/mo to have the 2GB data on a full BYOD provider WITH Verizon and a great phone. Even when I first jumped onboard and only had the one plan originally with just 100MB data, the versatility of an Android device was preferable amongst everything else. On the other hand if just a good email device is all you really need with maybe some occasional media use, sure a WM device would be good and I'd say from experience the email functionality was great in WM especially if using the exchange functionality (personally with Google's 'Sync' service).
To each his own IMHO.
Back to the original topic though, I imagine QNC is a completely lost cause on most Android devices today and as time goes on, any device period. Others have already mentioned QNC has disappeared in some markets. As Verizon goes about updating systems, one of the first things to probably go is the dated QNC system. I've already wandered around trying to get it functioning on my Droid but was completely unsuccessful. Worst case scenario if it is TERRIBLY necessary I would aim for a WM device with Wifi and put it on the standard plan. Hotspot it with QNC.
488,990 apps. 424,410 of those (~87%) are not games. That's not counting other app stores or side-loading.