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Thread for comments and suggestions on the Nokia E71 or anything associated.

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I just got one of these and it seems to be a brilliant phone. I had posted in another thread that the internet connection seemed so unstable it would probably be unable to run the Skype it claimed.…
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
I just got one of these and it seems to be a brilliant phone.

I had posted in another thread that the internet connection seemed so unstable it would probably be unable to run the Skype it claimed. However myaser88 suggested only running the connection as UMTS which made a massive improvement in net connection. Although part of this was lucky - as the next day although still better - was not as good as the previous day.

Another thing I found useful is the internet radio download from Nokia - which drops the need of using headphones as an aerial and offered thousands of browsable stations.

Anyone else with any problems solutions or suggestions - post them here - so we have a collective reference area to improve our use of our phones.

Lastly, does anyone else think you need to press the button the wrong way from moving side to side on 3D sat nav?
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
hi, i'm getting the e71 on upgrade this wednesday. Just wondering, what network are you on, because i'm on three and was wondering does it cost more to stream internet radio?
Thanks
#2
I am on three too.

When your phone arrives - if its the one they claim is £20 a month - but it seems its only actually £19.57 or something like that. The data is included free - although I had heard it claimed it was only a gig - but could not find a reference on their site to this amount for this packarge (but there was for one or two others).


Stick with the dropping the connections speed the CS guy who posts here advised me. Although the 3.5G was blisteringly fast - it did swap between settings and made it pretty poor as it caused disconnections. I think I would only try the higher one if I knew it would run constantly with it - which has been no where near where I have stopped to use it.

Also the 200 mins calls when i logged onto the website actually showed I had 204

It also showed the unlimited texts to actually be about 4200 and the unlimited 3 to 3 minutes to be 2066 min

In the section where it shows data usage - strangely it says I have used none. Yet its taken a hammering quite a few days.

The sound is good even only from a single speaker - and the display is excellent - probably even better than my last 3 inch HTC screen.

I have not tried it on wifi - as i had a high gain aerial - but gave the aerial away when I stopped using wifi - but intend to replace it - as i think it connects up to 802.11g which is far faster than any mobile connection service.

Watch out for the Jamster installation. I think mine appeared when I installed the web phone and it wont let me delete it.

The sat nav works - but is not great - and I can see another replacing it - although the locations it finds are good - the package itself seems not too good.

Lastly - the phone is very slim - but pretty dense for its size. the case it comes with is minimalist and makes it look like a small clutch bag. Its also a fingerprint magnet - so I think i need to get a Krusell one to protect it if dropped and to keep on my belt - as I find it a bit large for a pocket. It should also protect the camera lens - which is on the back and sufficiently open to be first in line for all sorts of abuse. I have kept the protective tape on mine until I can get a case for it.
#3
The purchases I think mine needs in addition to what is supplied are...

1. Case for protection and to keep on my belt.
2. Mount for the car - the two are can be bought from three for £24ish so £4ish if you got the £20 off accessories voucher.
3. 2 pin charger for travel
4. Car charger (these two come to about a tenner from prepay mania and are genuine Nokia kit.
5. 8 gig card - as if the option to store films compressed to 300 meg and keep so much music is available for not much more than a tenner - then its a good bet.
6. Battery extender - i always get one of these as they are too handy not to have. They take 4 x AA batteries and four 2700mAh rechargeables will store more than twice the capacity of the standard battery of you go camping or on a long journey with long airport waits, or bus or train journeys. They are about £8 delivered on that auctions site that often sells dodgy goods. However many sellers list extenders for the E71 that charge though USB - which will not work with the phone - and they need to charge through a Nokia thin pin connector to work.

For the future if the wireless radio works in cars - I will get a cable to connect the headphone socket to the car radio AUX input - enabling internet radio through the cars speaker system.
#4
Interesting posts. I like the look of the E71 -wondered how easy it is to view web pages. Also the coverage on 3 is iff I have been told. Is not bad down south of England but can be poor in the North.
#5
nodrog
Interesting posts. I like the look of the E71 -wondered how easy it is to view web pages. Also the coverage on 3 is iff I have been told. Is not bad down south of England but can be poor in the North.


I am in west central Scotland.

The three coverage is weird - it can go from full strength to zero without moving where I am at all.

Using the internet radio - it can go for hours - then suddenly fail and not reconnect.

I would suspect there might be a problem with the phone too - as sometimes everything with the exception of one connection will work (from web radio, internet, and email). Downloading a news video from the BBC has never worked yet for a full clip.

Its also the first phone I have had that declined to send a text from downstairs in my house - but then do it fine later. SO the three signal seems to be massively varied - and also far better at night than day - so I would guess quality must fall with traffic volume.

The phone swaps to the orange network (but obviously still charged to three) when there is no 3 coverage.

Its a brilliant phone though - there are virtually never delays after key presses - and once I find an aerial to shove back in my router I will be able to use it more smoothly in the house using wifi rather than the mobile company's internet connection.
#6
Any opinions on using FON in your house - so you can use the faster FON connection at potentially 54meg when out rather than the 3.6 meg at best three connection?

You can even use the three wireless internet to find an open FON spot to improve your connection.

Likewise - as it has massive coverage in Spain - you could make VOIP calls home when on holiday.
#7
nodrog
Interesting posts. I like the look of the E71 -wondered how easy it is to view web pages. Also the coverage on 3 is iff I have been told. Is not bad down south of England but can be poor in the North.


More detail...

I cannot offer a reason for this - but the 2.4 inch screen seems clearer than the 3 inch touch screen on the HTC I had previously. Bot are QVGA (320 x 240). The selection method on the E71 actually works better than the touch screen - as invariably it was used without the stylus.

The E71 also as a light sensors - so the screen alters brightness to accommodate the ambient lighting. This works well 95% of the time, but it works in steps rather than changing gradually. This can be annoying on the rare occasion when the screen flicks often between two brightnesses.

In the car with clouds passing the sun - it was annoying enough for me to decide to move the car to park under trees. However the change seldom happens, it was just that time it must have changed about six or seven times in two or three minutes.
#8
INTERNET RADIO IN CARS

I gave this a try today from Glasgow airport down to and round the Clyde Coast with a then back over the moors, and a run through the Clyde tunnel to see how long it could cache the data for, included as part of a run round the M8 and Clydeside Expressways to see how the radio ran.

The idea never crossed my mind until I reached the airport where I pulled in and set the phone up in the visor with the internet radio running. The second channel I picked worked well - and worked entirely fine - only stopping playing music for about 2 breaks of ten seconds, going as far round the coast as Fairlie. ALthough reception along the coast tends to be pretty good, as there is nothing in the way between the phone and the aerials on the other side of the river.

On the way back over the moors, it worked entirely fine - losing no music at all - until it reached the stretch of about a mile to the west of Howwood where the FM car radio drops its signal for about a mile. The internet radio worked fine into the dip, but stopped working for about 15 seconds before resuming. It stopped playing twice again on the A737, before reaching the M8 at the motorway again.

Driving round the motorway in Glasgow it worked with a couple of losses again - but strangely worked fine for the entire length of the Clyde Tunnel - where I stuck to 30 to get an idea of the distance I could drive underground before it went quiet - which subsequently was proven to be pointless as it lasted right through.

Summing up - although it was not perfect - it worked pretty well and justifies taking my car radio out and wiring an auxiliary in to plug into the E71.

One thing that seems a bit of a missed chance is the mobile has no facility for plugging in a larger aerial which may have resolved the quiet spots - although a passive aerial kit may help with this. I have one lying about somewhere and will give it a shot when I find it.
#9
ibiza
INTERNET RADIO IN CARS

I gave this a try today from Glasgow airport down to and round the Clyde Coast with a then back over the moors, and a run through the Clyde tunnel to see how long it could cache the data for, included as part of a run round the M8 and Clydeside Expressways to see how the radio ran.

The idea never crossed my mind until I reached the airport where I pulled in and set the phone up in the visor with the internet radio running. The second channel I picked worked well - and worked entirely fine - only stopping playing music for about 2 breaks of ten seconds, going as far round the coast as Fairlie. ALthough reception along the coast tends to be pretty good, as there is nothing in the way between the phone and the aerials on the other side of the river.

On the way back over the moors, it worked entirely fine - losing no music at all - until it reached the stretch of about a mile to the west of Howwood where the FM car radio drops its signal for about a mile. The internet radio worked fine into the dip, but stopped working for about 15 seconds before resuming. It stopped playing twice again on the A737, before reaching the M8 at the motorway again.

Driving round the motorway in Glasgow it worked with a couple of losses again - but strangely worked fine for the entire length of the Clyde Tunnel - where I stuck to 30 to get an idea of the distance I could drive underground before it went quiet - which subsequently was proven to be pointless as it lasted right through.

Summing up - although it was not perfect - it worked pretty well and justifies taking my car radio out and wiring an auxiliary in to plug into the E71.

One thing that seems a bit of a missed chance is the mobile has no facility for plugging in a larger aerial which may have resolved the quiet spots - although a passive aerial kit may help with this. I have one lying about somewhere and will give it a shot when I find it.



Doenst that eat into your bandwidht
#10
siliconbits
Doenst that eat into your bandwidht


I hope not.

There is "unlimited" usage in my package - and the data bandwith usage counter still says zero.

The phone arrived about 20 days ago - but had too much on to transfer everything over, so it was not used with a sim in it until last friday, just mucked about with looking at the features.

I also used the mobile google maps/sat nav package at the same time - and had its own nokia version of sat nav running (which I don't like) - but i wanted to load the data as much as I could to see if it clashed with the radio.

Somewhere I read there was a block or exclusion on using streaming services - but I cannot remember if it was three - so its not appearing on the phone as usage - so hopefully not on the bill too.

I will post details here if I am charged for it.

One other thing worth mentioning - is with such heavy usage the battery heats up quite a bit - which makes the sheet metal rear of the phone get pretty hot.
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Hi Ibiza,

Great post - it helped make my mind up and I too have gone with the Nokia E71 on three. So far it's an impressive phone and have had no problems with three but it is early days.

If you fancy watching live TV on your E71, try the following (this is all legal by the way):
[LIST=1]
[*]Launch the default web browser on your Nokia phone and point it to http://get.skyfire.com
[*]Select the installer appropriate for your phone (e.g. Nokia E or N Series) if it is not automatically suggested.
[*]Download and the installer will automatically start.
[*]Accept the default options. We suggest you install to phone memory.
[*]Once done you can find Skyfire on your phone under Menu | Applications[/LIST]
Once installed, goto http://tvcatchup.com and create an account. logon and watch any Freeview channel...currently Arsenal 0 v Man Utd 2...

Reception is pretty good via 3 or WLAN and is certainly watchable...just need something like The World Cup and a job to impress colleagues with my E71...
#12
Unfortunately, tvcatchup upgraded their site soon after this link was posted...boo hiss...but BBC iPlayer has now saved the day...yippee

On your E71, go to www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer and install the app to get live TV, Radio and watch previously broadcast episodes...I can feel a Chuckfest approaching...
#13
Ah right, wondered if the iplayer would make it onto the E71.
I have been d/loading via my 5800 and bluetoothing files, opening, acquiring the licence (via wi-fi) and away i go
#14
Hi guys

Podcasting...search seems really rubbish, how are you managing to find podcasts you want?
found this article : http://blogs.nokia.com/s60blogs/index.php/category/oldblogs/nokia-podcasting/search/ but the other searches are no better.

for example i'm trying to find a podcast called "Mock The Week Musings" by Frankie Boyle.
All google searches through up itunes links (which i dont have/use), cannot find the url to add manually to the podcast app so stuck really!

any advice/help on this application? cheers

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