Nokia E50 GPRS on roaming issues
I had a really weird problem while on the road for most of the past five days, that using GPRS on the E50 through Dial Up Networking (DUN) just would not work. Other than a severe lack of time that prevented me from investigating the issue, I also wanted to wait till I got back to Delhi to see if everything was okay with the phone and it connects well from here.
The entire problem was really bizarre. I have used GPRS on roaming before, while I still had the Moto Razr V3i and it would connect and work well enabling me to use my laptop without any problems. Moreover, in Bombay, where I could not get a decent Airtel signal it would easily switch me to another provider. Of course, GPRS would not function on either the phone or the laptop when you are on another provider, but that’s to be expected.
On the E50, I could not register on any other network this time. Thankfully, I could find an Airtel signal everywhere, but I just could not get the phone to work as an USB modem and dial out to the interweb. Strangely, GPRS within the phone worked flawlessly. I could use the internal browser, check mail, use the Google Mail client and also do everything else that I used to do earlier.
This is really weird behaviour and I’d tried making every possible change to the DUN settings to try and make it work, but to no avail. Has anyone else experienced this before?