I never before tried to go online using my mobile phone and notebook because I always had the chance to use a wireless connection or LAN network to go online. I identified several obstacles that could prevent me from going online with my N73 and Toshiba notebook.
The first one was that my notebook is running Vista Home Premium and I was not sure if the software that was delivered with the mobile phone could be installed. Fortunately it was not a problem. The second obstacle was the question whether I was able to use the fast UMTS protocol or not.
If UMTS was not supported I would have a bad download rate which would make it nearly impossible to work with. Luckily UMTS was available as well.
All I had to do was to install the Nokia PC Suite, connect my Nokia N73 using the data cable with USB connector and click on connect from within the Pc Suite.
It took only a few seconds and I was online. Download speeds are fine and I'm able to work and write articles for Ghacks. This article is actually written using my mobile phone.
The connection is very reliable and it is a pleasure working this way. The only thing that is not that nice is that I have to pay for every minute that I'm online. I had the chance to purchase a monthly package that would give me a certain transfer rate for free but I was not sure if I would be able to use it at my location.
I'm pleasantly surprised that it was so easy to go online with my mobile phone.
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.