I am not sure if only I am feeling very uncomfortable with it due to my lack of knowledge with it or is it really like that.
This is the second day of my annual leaves from office so that I am writing a big text down there. Please do not skip and read on if you are a Nokia Smart phone user. This is what I have an experience with Nokia Messaging so far.
First of all I would like to tell about it that Nokia Messaging is one of the great services like BIS for Push Email and IM services. But only after it has been successfully installed and configured.
Yep! I felt it a pain when re-configuring the Nokia Email client and IM client.
For them who do not know that Nokia Messaging is a paid service which comes with data plans from the Operators, but Nokia offers a free introductory subscription to its premium service for selected models of Nokia devices as part of the cost of the device. I am not sure which the models are having free subscription as I couldn't find any authentic reference about them but I guess the later Nokia E-Series devices e.g. E72, E75, E52... are having this subscription free.
The concerns of posting this topic is to tell my experience with it after having Nokia E52 purchased. I was good with it when I saw the Nokia Email and IM clients in it. I just headed towards Nokia Messaging website to register an account to start with. It was not so easy for me to get started with it because the Email client was surely having bugs which disturbed a lot while creating mailboxes on the phone. some times it didn't connect successfully, some times it got unresponsive, some times it responded with nothing done and back to where I started from. Even some times when I saw an error with some prompt message, I took a cool breath thinking that it's good enough if it responded well at least.
So... The first error I got with it was that I had already an account on Nokia Messaging with the email address I was trying to add in my new Nokia Email client. Ok! this was my bad that I had used Nokia Messaging with the older phones but didn't feel its performance or noticed any thing specially because of expensive GPRS rates on limited plans. Any ways.... I just got back on Nokia Messaging website, deleted all of my email accounts I ever had registered there and came back on my phone to create again via the Email Client itself.
I remember when I first added my account in Email Client on E52, I received an email from Nokia Messaging Team congratulating me to have a free subscription with my Nokia E52 that is one of the selected models of Nokia devices. It was really good to use Nokia Email client for push email on WiFi link being as quick sync as a couple of seconds. On the other side another Nokia Chat client was also superb with GTalk, Windows Live, and Yahoo IM services which also worked with the subscription on Nokia Messaging (I, however, didn't know about this on that time).
Ok let's move on. Both of the clients Nokia Chat and Nokia Email were great until the day when I upgraded the firmware of my Nokia E52 very recently a couple of days before and did a hard format to free up the space from internal memory. My bad luck that I didn't know the fact if I remove the account or cancel the subscription on Nokia Messaging that I previously created via Nokia Email client on E52, I won't get that subscription back. And because I had to remove the account to recreate via Nokia Email client from the phone, I did remove and start over again from the phone. Here comes the bad luck, I got the email from Nokia Messaging Team thanking, this time, to try the Nokia Messaging, congratulations that I have a trial subscription of Nokia Messaging :/ I am currently on trial for a week now, it hasn't ended yet, thanks to them. They didn't tell the exact time span of trial though.
On the other hand with Nokia Chat, while fixing another issue relating to Yahoo Mobile services which suddenly disappeared from Nokia Chat. In the way of fixing it I just removed the Nokia Chat client and reinstalled it using connection with proxy (as detailed in other thread) because it was the issue with Wateen that I couldn't get Yahoo Mobile services on my phone. Any ways, doing that way it was fixed and I got Yahoo IM service back in Nokia Chat client. But then along with Yahoo other IM services like Hotmail and GTalk stopped working. When ever I was trying to sign in, Nokia Chat client gave an error saying that I need a Nokia Messaging Subscription for the services I selected to sign in with...
That's all. I am currently not able to use Nokia Chat client fully or partially with Yahoo, Hotmail, or GTalk. It only works with Ovi now. Nokia Email, on other side, is working with trial subscription of Nokia Messaging which, I don't know, is ending sooner or later.
But I still don't blame on the service performance of Nokia Email. It's still great on trial.. I just emailed them telling about the issue I had as many of the customers had contacted them on different issues regarding Nokia Messaging and they got responses. Hoping that they would reply with a positive fix.
Please comment or share your knowledge. May be I get a fix from you to get my full subscription back.