Friday, January 29, 2010

First poor experience with T-mobile customer support

I have generally been very happy with T-mobile's support.

Just had the following experience when I was at the airport leaving the US:

I had got my T-mobile plan with my G1. When I was at a T-mobile hotspot, the network recognized that this was a T-mobile phone and allowed me to access the wifi network without asking me to login.

Bought an unlocked Nexus One, and put my sim chip in it. Now my Nexus One can see the T-mobile network, but it doesn't automatically get my wireless access. I get redirected to the T-mobile Hotspot home page and asked to log in.

Spent over 2 hours with the T-mobile support guys, but they couldn't help at all.

First time I have been disappointed with T-mobile's customer service. The supervisor didn't even agree to give me an account I could use before my plane left.....

Guess the good news is that it kept me busy for the 3 hours I was waiting at the airport..... :-)

AirCel GPRS in Mumbai

Just got an AirCel GPRS card from a dealer. Cost Rs. 14/- (~$0.33). Allows me unlimited data for 3 days!
Don't know how great the speed will be, but I like unlimited data.

Here are my settings (in case somebody needs them in the future:

APN: aircelgprs
Port: 8080


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Got a Nexus One!

Just got a new Nexus One (thanks, Radhika)

After playing with it for a day or so, rooted the device and got Cyanogen's updates.
Wanted to get tethering working, so I downloaded this app. However, I also needed to the XP drivers, which I got for here.

Now, I am happy :-)

PS. While looking up links for this post, I found that Cyanogen just released a full ROM. Now I need to go get that.... :-(

PPS. Looks like the spammers are working their magic on a lot of my Android queries - guess there is some kind of a ring that is getting random blog entries and then linking to each other.....

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Universal Remote with Android Part II

Ok. Looks like somebody built a remote with the iPhone:

Would love to see this with my G1.

Ideally, if I were the manufacturer, I would allow users to design their own buttons for a device and enter in the codes from their older remotes. Will help the maker update their devices supported very quickly....