1. I was using mobliy connect post paid for sometime but now has changed to prepaid. One of the quirks I observed is in the connect parameters of the mobily supplied usb modem user interface. When 'mobily connect' is clicked, it has a tab for setting the connection parameters. In my case, it does have a pre-set profile for both postpaid and prepaid and unfortunately it defaults to the postpaid. So everytime I need to connect, I have to click the setting and choose pre-paid (The only difference between the two is in the APN. For postpaid it is Web1 and for the latter it is Web2). The button to modify and delete are disabled!
2. I tried sending mails from outlook over a connection of mobily connect but couldn't find any docs that specify the smtp server to be used. mail.nesma.net.sa used to work before but now a strange delivery failure message is returned, which says the particular IP (assigned when we connect) is blocked by some xyz! ( the message is IP# xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is blacklisted by zen.spamhaus.org. No mail will be accepted)
3. With postpaid the top download speed I observed was upto 250 k bytes/sec and now with pre paid I have seen it crossing 300 KB! I don't know whether it is likewise now with postpaid.
4. In the beginning, sending SMS used to be free from postpaid, but later on they started adding the cost in my invoice. With pre-paid, I haven't tried yet.
- ▼ 2008 (9)