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  1. #1
    Marcel
    Guest
    Hello All,

    I consider buying the 6230 type, what I want to do with it is;

    -call (duh
    -SMS
    -use it as a 'modem' for my PDA, by using bluetooth between the 6230 phone
    and the PDA. My ISP supports GPRS access so I'd like to use that for
    sending/ receiving mail, news and stuff on my PDA.
    -occasionally take pictures and send them via MMS or transfer to my PDA.

    the pda is a Loox 610BT/WLAN with WM2003 by the way.

    Any recommendations if the 6230 is a good choice for me or should I look
    further?

    Bye
    Marcel <[email protected]> Tue, 04 Jan 2005 11:56:37 +0200

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  2. #2
    Kraggash
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6230, good choice?

    On Tue, 04 Jan 2005 12:06:06 +0200, Marcel <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Hello All,
    >
    >I consider buying the 6230 type, what I want to do with it is;
    >
    >-call (duh
    >-SMS
    >-use it as a 'modem' for my PDA, by using bluetooth between the 6230 phone
    >and the PDA. My ISP supports GPRS access so I'd like to use that for
    >sending/ receiving mail, news and stuff on my PDA.
    >-occasionally take pictures and send them via MMS or transfer to my PDA.
    >
    >the pda is a Loox 610BT/WLAN with WM2003 by the way.
    >
    >Any recommendations if the 6230 is a good choice for me or should I look
    >further?
    >


    4.44 firmware on this phone seems to give a lot of problems with pda -
    gprs via bluetooth, phone either shuts down & reboots or just drop the
    connection to gprs. I would wait to check that the new firmware 5.14
    resolves this otherwise I think you might be disappointed. It has been
    suggested that nokia are aware of the problem but won't acknowledge
    it, allegedly.
    --
    Kraggash

    Infamy, infamy .......



  3. #3
    tony d
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6230, good choice?


    "Kraggash" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Tue, 04 Jan 2005 12:06:06 +0200, Marcel <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Hello All,
    >>
    >>I consider buying the 6230 type, what I want to do with it is;
    >>
    >>-call (duh
    >>-SMS
    >>-use it as a 'modem' for my PDA, by using bluetooth between the 6230 phone
    >>and the PDA. My ISP supports GPRS access so I'd like to use that for
    >>sending/ receiving mail, news and stuff on my PDA.
    >>-occasionally take pictures and send them via MMS or transfer to my PDA.
    >>
    >>the pda is a Loox 610BT/WLAN with WM2003 by the way.
    >>
    >>Any recommendations if the 6230 is a good choice for me or should I look
    >>further?
    >>

    >
    > 4.44 firmware on this phone seems to give a lot of problems with pda -
    > gprs via bluetooth, phone either shuts down & reboots or just drop the
    > connection to gprs. I would wait to check that the new firmware 5.14
    > resolves this otherwise I think you might be disappointed. It has been
    > suggested that nokia are aware of the problem but won't acknowledge
    > it, allegedly.
    > --
    > Kraggash
    >
    > Infamy, infamy .......


    How do you upgrade the firmware, and where do you get it?

    Thanx





  4. #4
    eggster2k
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6230, good choice?

    snip

    >How do you upgrade the firmware, and where do you get it?
    >
    >Thanx
    >


    a club nokia service centre, free under warranty.



  5. #5
    John Phillips
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6230, good choice?



    On Wed, 05 Jan 2005, at 21:42:34 [GMT +0000] (08:42:34 Thursday, 6 January
    2005 where I live) "Kraggash" wrote:

    > I would wait to check that the new firmware 5.14


    I think you mean 5.24?

    --
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  6. #6
    Chris Blunt
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6230, good choice?

    On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 21:42:34 +0000, Kraggash
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Tue, 04 Jan 2005 12:06:06 +0200, Marcel <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Hello All,
    >>
    >>I consider buying the 6230 type, what I want to do with it is;
    >>
    >>-call (duh
    >>-SMS
    >>-use it as a 'modem' for my PDA, by using bluetooth between the 6230 phone
    >>and the PDA. My ISP supports GPRS access so I'd like to use that for
    >>sending/ receiving mail, news and stuff on my PDA.
    >>-occasionally take pictures and send them via MMS or transfer to my PDA.
    >>
    >>the pda is a Loox 610BT/WLAN with WM2003 by the way.
    >>
    >>Any recommendations if the 6230 is a good choice for me or should I look
    >>further?
    >>

    >
    >4.44 firmware on this phone seems to give a lot of problems with pda -
    >gprs via bluetooth, phone either shuts down & reboots or just drop the
    >connection to gprs. I would wait to check that the new firmware 5.14
    >resolves this otherwise I think you might be disappointed.


    I wonder if v5.24 does fix these problems?

    If anyone out there has this release, could they confirm that a GPRS
    connection via Bluetooth will stay connected for more than just a few
    minutes?

    Chris




  7. #7
    Marcel
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6230, good choice?

    Reply to message from Chris Blunt <[email protected]med.com> (Thu, 06
    Jan 2005 13:01:23) about "Re: Nokia 6230, good choice?":


    CB> On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 21:42:34 +
    CB> 0000, Kraggash <mungmoney. [email protected]> wrote:

    >> On Tue, 04 Jan 2005 12:06:06 +0200, Marcel <[email protected]> wrote:


    >>> Hello All,


    >>> I consider buying the 6230 type, what I want to do with it is;


    >>> -call (duh
    >>> -SMS
    >>> -use it as a 'modem' for my PDA, by using bluetooth between the
    >>> 6230 phone and the PDA. My ISP supports GPRS access so I'd like to
    >>> use that for sending/ receiving mail, news and stuff on my PDA.
    >>> -occasionally take pictures and send them via MMS or transfer to my
    >>> PDA.


    >>> the pda is a Loox 610BT/WLAN with WM2003 by the way.


    >>> Any recommendations if the 6230 is a good choice for me or should I
    >>> look further?



    >> 4.44 firmware on this phone seems to give a lot of problems with
    >> pda - gprs via bluetooth, phone either shuts down
    >> & reboots or just drop the connection to gprs. I would wait to check
    >> that the new firmware 5.14 resolves this otherwise I think you might
    >> be disappointed.


    CB> I wonder if v5.24 does fix these problems?

    CB> If anyone out there has this release, could they confirm that a
    CB> GPRS connection via Bluetooth will stay connected for more than
    CB> just a few minutes?

    CB> Chris

    Thanks for your comments so far, instead of buying a 6230 I better look
    further. Too bad though, it seemed like what I wanted to have.


    Bye
    Marcel <[email protected]> Thu, 06 Jan 2005 22:25:50 +0200

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  8. #8
    Kraggash
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6230, good choice?

    On Thu, 06 Jan 2005 11:01:23 +0000, Chris Blunt
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 21:42:34 +0000, Kraggash
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Tue, 04 Jan 2005 12:06:06 +0200, Marcel <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Hello All,
    >>>
    >>>I consider buying the 6230 type, what I want to do with it is;
    >>>
    >>>-call (duh
    >>>-SMS
    >>>-use it as a 'modem' for my PDA, by using bluetooth between the 6230 phone
    >>>and the PDA. My ISP supports GPRS access so I'd like to use that for
    >>>sending/ receiving mail, news and stuff on my PDA.
    >>>-occasionally take pictures and send them via MMS or transfer to my PDA.
    >>>
    >>>the pda is a Loox 610BT/WLAN with WM2003 by the way.
    >>>
    >>>Any recommendations if the 6230 is a good choice for me or should I look
    >>>further?
    >>>

    >>
    >>4.44 firmware on this phone seems to give a lot of problems with pda -
    >>gprs via bluetooth, phone either shuts down & reboots or just drop the
    >>connection to gprs. I would wait to check that the new firmware 5.14
    >>resolves this otherwise I think you might be disappointed.

    >
    >I wonder if v5.24 does fix these problems?
    >
    >If anyone out there has this release, could they confirm that a GPRS
    >connection via Bluetooth will stay connected for more than just a few
    >minutes?
    >
    >Chris


    Nokia uk are still using 4.44 (as of yesterday)
    The service centre also denied it was an issue 'we've never heard of
    it'

    --
    Kraggash

    Infamy, infamy .......



  9. #9
    Marcel
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6230, good choice?

    Reply to message from Kraggash <mung[email protected]> (Thu, 06
    Jan 2005 23:33:44) about "Re: Nokia 6230, good choice?":


    K> On Thu, 06 Jan 2005 11:01:23 +0000, Chris Blunt <chris_
    K> [email protected] com> wrote:

    >> On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 21:42:34 +0000, Kraggash <mungmoney.
    >> [email protected]> wrote:


    >>> On Tue, 04 Jan 2005 12:06:06 +
    >>> 0200, Marcel <[email protected]> wrote:


    >>>> Hello All,


    >>>> I consider buying the 6230 type, what I want to do with it is;


    >>>> -call (duh
    >>>> -SMS
    >>>> -use it as a 'modem' for my PDA, by using bluetooth between the
    >>>> 6230 phone and the PDA. My ISP supports GPRS access so I'd like to
    >>>> use that for sending/ receiving mail, news and stuff on my PDA.
    >>>> -occasionally take pictures and send them via MMS or transfer to
    >>>> my PDA.


    >>>> the pda is a Loox 610BT/WLAN with WM2003 by the way.


    >>>> Any recommendations if the 6230 is a good choice for me or should
    >>>> I look further?



    >>> 4.44 firmware on this phone seems to give a lot of problems with
    >>> pda - gprs via bluetooth, phone either shuts down & reboots or just
    >>> drop the connection to gprs. I would wait to check that the new
    >>> firmware 5.14 resolves this otherwise I think you might be
    >>> disappointed.


    >> I wonder if v5.24 does fix these problems?


    >> If anyone out there has this release, could they confirm that a GPRS
    >> connection via Bluetooth will stay connected for more than just a
    >> few minutes?


    >> Chris


    K> Nokia uk are still using 4.44 (as of yesterday) The service centre
    K> also denied it was an issue 'we've never heard of it'

    K> --
    K> Kraggash

    K> Infamy, infamy .......

    This really is of much help (and warning), thank you all. It seems like
    I want something that isn't commercially interesting yet to pay
    attention to by nokia or the telco operators. All information the shops
    here can give me is about monthly fee's, how many ringtones the phones
    can handle, that I can send MMS, buy a headset, how many hours the phone
    can be on standby and stuff. But I can get that info from www.nokia.com
    myself. So far not even one(!) telco shop could assure me using the
    phone as a gprs modem for my pda is possible with any type or brand
    phone, they all said "probably but never seen it". They don't know a
    thing about it it seems but were still trying to sell it to me! And a
    request to take a phone out of the box, put my sim with gprs membership
    in it and see if we can get the theory to work (if it does I'll take it)
    was denied because they only have those fake plastic showmodels so you
    can play with the keys.

    Now one of my colleagues here appears to have a 6230 since this week *
    fake friendly smile*, so far she uses it only to call and take pictures
    but maybe I can get her to swap the sim so I can test if the BT & GPRS
    thingy works. Anyone knows how I can see the software version on that
    phone?

    Bye
    Marcel <[email protected]> Fri, 07 Jan 2005 08:12:29 +0200

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  10. #10
    John Phillips
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6230, good choice?



    On Fri, 07 Jan 2005, at 09:54:12 [GMT +0200] (18:54:12 Friday, 7 January
    2005 where I live) "Marcel" wrote:

    > Anyone knows how I can see the software version on that
    > phone?


    *#0000# (star hash zero zero zero zero hash)

    --
    Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.




  11. #11
    Chris Blunt
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6230, good choice?

    On Thu, 06 Jan 2005 21:33:44 +0000, Kraggash
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Thu, 06 Jan 2005 11:01:23 +0000, Chris Blunt
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 21:42:34 +0000, Kraggash
    >><[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>On Tue, 04 Jan 2005 12:06:06 +0200, Marcel <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>Hello All,
    >>>>
    >>>>I consider buying the 6230 type, what I want to do with it is;
    >>>>
    >>>>-call (duh
    >>>>-SMS
    >>>>-use it as a 'modem' for my PDA, by using bluetooth between the 6230 phone
    >>>>and the PDA. My ISP supports GPRS access so I'd like to use that for
    >>>>sending/ receiving mail, news and stuff on my PDA.
    >>>>-occasionally take pictures and send them via MMS or transfer to my PDA.
    >>>>
    >>>>the pda is a Loox 610BT/WLAN with WM2003 by the way.
    >>>>
    >>>>Any recommendations if the 6230 is a good choice for me or should I look
    >>>>further?
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>4.44 firmware on this phone seems to give a lot of problems with pda -
    >>>gprs via bluetooth, phone either shuts down & reboots or just drop the
    >>>connection to gprs. I would wait to check that the new firmware 5.14
    >>>resolves this otherwise I think you might be disappointed.

    >>
    >>I wonder if v5.24 does fix these problems?
    >>
    >>If anyone out there has this release, could they confirm that a GPRS
    >>connection via Bluetooth will stay connected for more than just a few
    >>minutes?
    >>
    >>Chris

    >
    >Nokia uk are still using 4.44 (as of yesterday)
    >The service centre also denied it was an issue 'we've never heard of
    >it'


    At least now that you've made them aware of the problem they can't
    claim they've never heard about it any more. Or will they?

    Chris




  12. #12
    Chris Blunt
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6230, good choice?

    On Fri, 07 Jan 2005 09:54:12 +0200, Marcel <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Reply to message from Kraggash <[email protected]> (Thu, 06
    >Jan 2005 23:33:44) about "Re: Nokia 6230, good choice?":
    >
    >
    > K> On Thu, 06 Jan 2005 11:01:23 +0000, Chris Blunt <chris_
    > K> [email protected] com> wrote:
    >
    > >> On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 21:42:34 +0000, Kraggash <mungmoney.
    > >> [email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > >>> On Tue, 04 Jan 2005 12:06:06 +
    > >>> 0200, Marcel <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > >>>> Hello All,

    >
    > >>>> I consider buying the 6230 type, what I want to do with it is;

    >
    > >>>> -call (duh
    > >>>> -SMS
    > >>>> -use it as a 'modem' for my PDA, by using bluetooth between the
    > >>>> 6230 phone and the PDA. My ISP supports GPRS access so I'd like to
    > >>>> use that for sending/ receiving mail, news and stuff on my PDA.
    > >>>> -occasionally take pictures and send them via MMS or transfer to
    > >>>> my PDA.

    >
    > >>>> the pda is a Loox 610BT/WLAN with WM2003 by the way.

    >
    > >>>> Any recommendations if the 6230 is a good choice for me or should
    > >>>> I look further?

    >
    >
    > >>> 4.44 firmware on this phone seems to give a lot of problems with
    > >>> pda - gprs via bluetooth, phone either shuts down & reboots or just
    > >>> drop the connection to gprs. I would wait to check that the new
    > >>> firmware 5.14 resolves this otherwise I think you might be
    > >>> disappointed.

    >
    > >> I wonder if v5.24 does fix these problems?

    >
    > >> If anyone out there has this release, could they confirm that a GPRS
    > >> connection via Bluetooth will stay connected for more than just a
    > >> few minutes?

    >
    > >> Chris

    >
    > K> Nokia uk are still using 4.44 (as of yesterday) The service centre
    > K> also denied it was an issue 'we've never heard of it'
    >
    > K> --
    > K> Kraggash
    >
    > K> Infamy, infamy .......
    >
    >This really is of much help (and warning), thank you all. It seems like
    >I want something that isn't commercially interesting yet to pay
    >attention to by nokia or the telco operators. All information the shops
    >here can give me is about monthly fee's, how many ringtones the phones
    >can handle, that I can send MMS, buy a headset, how many hours the phone
    >can be on standby and stuff. But I can get that info from www.nokia.com
    >myself. So far not even one(!) telco shop could assure me using the
    >phone as a gprs modem for my pda is possible with any type or brand
    >phone, they all said "probably but never seen it". They don't know a
    >thing about it it seems but were still trying to sell it to me! And a
    >request to take a phone out of the box, put my sim with gprs membership
    >in it and see if we can get the theory to work (if it does I'll take it)
    >was denied because they only have those fake plastic showmodels so you
    >can play with the keys.
    >
    >Now one of my colleagues here appears to have a 6230 since this week *
    >fake friendly smile*, so far she uses it only to call and take pictures
    >but maybe I can get her to swap the sim so I can test if the BT & GPRS
    >thingy works. Anyone knows how I can see the software version on that
    >phone?


    *#0000#

    Please post the result here if you can persuade your friend to let you
    test it.

    I never had this problem when using v3.15 firmware. Its only since I
    started using a 6230 with v4.43 that its happened.

    Chris




  13. #13
    Kraggash
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6230, good choice?


    >>>>>Any recommendations if the 6230 is a good choice for me or should I look
    >>>>>further?
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>4.44 firmware on this phone seems to give a lot of problems with pda -
    >>>>gprs via bluetooth, phone either shuts down & reboots or just drop the
    >>>>connection to gprs. I would wait to check that the new firmware 5.14
    >>>>resolves this otherwise I think you might be disappointed.
    >>>
    >>>I wonder if v5.24 does fix these problems?
    >>>
    >>>If anyone out there has this release, could they confirm that a GPRS
    >>>connection via Bluetooth will stay connected for more than just a few
    >>>minutes?
    >>>
    >>>Chris

    >>
    >>Nokia uk are still using 4.44 (as of yesterday)
    >>The service centre also denied it was an issue 'we've never heard of
    >>it'

    >
    >At least now that you've made them aware of the problem they can't
    >claim they've never heard about it any more. Or will they?
    >

    I bet they will, they claimed never to look at any websites but
    nokias!

    --
    Kraggash

    Infamy, infamy .......



  14. #14
    Marcel
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6230, good choice?

    Reply to message from Chris Blunt <[email protected]> (Fri, 07
    Jan 2005 16:51:42) about "Re: Nokia 6230, good choice?":


    CB> On Fri, 07 Jan 2005 09:54:12 +0200, Marcel <[email protected]> wrote:

    >> Reply to message from Kraggash <[email protected]>
    >> (Thu, 06 Jan 2005 23:33:44) about "Re: Nokia 6230, good choice?":



    >> K> On Thu, 06 Jan 2005 11:01:23 +
    >> 0000, Chris Blunt <chris_ K> [email protected] com> wrote:


    >>>> On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 21:42:34 +
    >>>> 0000, Kraggash <mungmoney. [email protected]> wrote:


    >>>>> On Tue, 04 Jan 2005 12:06:06 +
    >>>>> 0200, Marcel <[email protected]> wrote:


    >>>>>> Hello All,


    >>>>>> I consider buying the 6230 type, what I want to do with it is;


    >>>>>> -call (duh
    >>>>>> -SMS
    >>>>>> -use it as a 'modem' for my PDA, by using bluetooth between the
    >>>>>> 6230 phone and the PDA. My ISP supports GPRS access so I'd like
    >>>>>> to use that for sending/ receiving mail, news and stuff on my
    >>>>>> PDA.
    >>>>>> -occasionally take pictures and send them via MMS or transfer to
    >>>>>> my PDA.


    >>>>>> the pda is a Loox 610BT/WLAN with WM2003 by the way.


    >>>>>> Any recommendations if the
    >>>>>> 6230 is a good choice for me or should I look further?



    >>>>> 4.44 firmware on this phone seems to give a lot of problems with
    >>>>> pda - gprs via bluetooth, phone either shuts down & reboots or
    >>>>> just drop the connection to gprs. I would wait to check that the
    >>>>> new firmware 5.14 resolves this otherwise I think you might be
    >>>>> disappointed.


    >>>> I wonder if v5.24 does fix these problems?


    >>>> If anyone out there has this release, could they confirm that a
    >>>> GPRS connection via Bluetooth will stay connected for more than
    >>>> just a few minutes?


    >>>> Chris


    >> K> Nokia uk are still using 4.44 (as of yesterday) The service
    >> centre K> also denied it was an issue 'we've never heard of it'


    >> K> --
    >> K> Kraggash


    >> K> Infamy, infamy .......


    >> This really is of much help (and warning), thank you all. It seems
    >> like I want something that isn't commercially interesting yet to pay
    >> attention to by nokia or the telco operators. All information the
    >> shops here can give me is about monthly fee's, how many ringtones
    >> the phones can handle, that I can send MMS, buy a headset, how many
    >> hours the phone can be on standby and stuff. But I can get that info
    >> from www.nokia.com myself. So far not even one(!) telco shop could
    >> assure me using the phone as a gprs modem for my pda is possible
    >> with any type or brand phone, they all said "probably but never seen
    >> it". They don't know a thing about it it seems but were still trying
    >> to sell it to me! And a request to take a phone out of the box, put
    >> my sim with gprs membership in it and see if we can get the theory
    >> to work (if it does I'll take it) was denied because they only have
    >> those fake plastic showmodels so you can play with the keys.


    >> Now one of my colleagues here appears to have a 6230 since this
    >> week * fake friendly smile*, so far she uses it only to call and
    >> take pictures but maybe I can get her to swap the sim so I can test
    >> if the BT & GPRS thingy works. Anyone knows how I can see the
    >> software version on that phone?


    CB> *#0000#

    CB> Please post the result here if you can persuade your friend to let
    CB> you test it.

    CB> I never had this problem when using v3.15 firmware. Its only since
    CB> I started using a 6230 with v4.43 that its happened.

    CB> Chris

    And the outcome of that 6230 is:

    v04.28,
    24-06-04
    RH-12
    GSM p1.1

    That doesn't sound too new to me? The pda was able to bond with the
    phone and connect to the serial port listed in services. Unfortunately
    her 6230 is blocked for other (mine) providers so I couldn't test
    further on the gprs connection while using my sim. :-(


    Bye
    Marcel <[email protected]> Tue, 11 Jan 2005 09:17:01 +0200

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  15. #15
    Johan Wevers
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6230, good choice?

    Marcel wrote:


    > Unfortunately
    > her 6230 is blocked for other (mine) providers so I couldn't test
    > further on the gprs connection while using my sim. :-(


    Goto www.unlockme.co.uk and calculate the unlock code for free.

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    [email protected] // http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/index.html
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