Anonymous, 11 Sep 2010Is this a symbian phone??No it's not symbian. It's nokia s40 series
C3 PUSH EMAIL - IT'S NOT
A) Without a Nokia Messaging Subscription you have to launch the mail application and press refresh in order to check for new mail
B) With a (paid) Nokia Messaging Subscription your mail will be checked no faster than every 15 minutes
I run my own mail server and bought one of these phones for testing push email. On the box it clearly states push email support for the C3. Initial testing revealed push email only works when you "push" the refresh button. Is this what Nokia means by push email?
Ok, first thing you need to know is that you must enable Nokia Messaging in order to receive emails in Standby mode. In Indonesia it costs a monthly fee to subscribe to Nokia Messaging. Our initial attempts at subscribing through sms failed (a fault of the carrier, not Nokia).
Next we took the phone to a Nokia Service Center to see if they could enable Nokia Messaging. After two visits and 6 working days leaving the phone in the service center, and them losing our sim card and locking another one and flashing the phone to get the latest software (even though the phone was brand new) we finally got Nokia Messaging enabled. Still no push email. But we can get email is standby now.
Ok, now for some hardcore email server testing - by tracing the data packets we can see what is happening. What actually happens is that a Nokia Messaging server (which appears to partially include an installation of Lotus Live) contacts your mail server every 15 minutes to check for mail. So it doesn't matter how fast the mail is delivered to your phone, your mail server where your received mail is stored is never even checked more than once every 15 minutes.
Of course so that Nokia's own Ovi mail can look good, their mail servers seem to be checked more regularly. But I still have to wait several minutes before I receive my "push" email.
We have done tests using the Nokia 5000d-2 and Sony Ericsson W200i. Both send and receive push emails fine. In fact from our server it takes 10s from sending until it is received on the handset. You will never be able to receive this kind of performance through Nokia Messaging. Even if Nokia's servers did check your email servers constantly, their servers are located in the USA which adds significantly to overheads if you don't live there. My final message is this: avoid phones that claim to be using Nokia Messaging
Anonymous, 11 Sep 2010mine is doing just fine, what services doesn't work?. .for that instance try restoring the fac... more'Mail '. its not able to load. :( it's froze everytime I try to open. and my dictionary app is no longer working either. anyways thanks for the reply ;) . very nice of u! God bless ya!
hollis meynell, 11 Sep 2010i think C5 is better. unless you really want a qwerty phone. i have nokia 5630, it's better th... morethanks for your reply. i really would like to have a qwerty phone, so i would pick c3 then. more power to you...
Sophia, 11 Sep 2010same here! then i got some probs after i got it updated to 04.45, some features don't work any... moremine is doing just fine, what services doesn't work?. .for that instance try restoring the factory settings. .:)
nokia c3 is nice phone in this price range. The spl feature of this phone is wifi. The wifi connectivity is so speed. Another feature of this phone is q_keypad, Easy to type. Nice phone..
Jai, 11 Sep 2010Got mine updated last night, i think there's no significant change from 03.35 to 04.45. It jus... moresame here! then i got some probs after i got it updated to 04.45, some features don't work anymore!!!! don't know what the heck is wrong now!
i was thinking of buying c3...but it seems as if only my grandchildren will buy it now...so going for e63
Beatrice, 10 Sep 2010I'm getting this phone today free at Globe's postpaid plan 999. Seems perfect-am just a colleg... moreThe battery life is good. It can last for like 2 days. sweetnohay23.blogspot.com
hollis meynell, 11 Sep 2010i think C5 is better. unless you really want a qwerty phone. i have nokia 5630, it's better th... moreC3 is a good phone. You can check my blog out, sweetnohay23.blogspot.com Thanks!
Hey Guys....... I am despirate to buy this phone.....Actually i wanted to buy E-63 but i don't have 8500 i have 5000 so i'll buy this phone..... iss it ok for me n when it'll b launched........i want to buy as soon as possible
[deleted post]i think C5 is better. unless you really want a qwerty phone. i have nokia 5630, it's better than c5. try to compare. but i do really want a qwerty phone that's why I'm always looking for c3 comments. :D
Bryce_Nokia, 10 Sep 2010Hi Beatrice.
Upon intial charging or after the battery is completely drained. The Normal ba... moreHi Beatrice,
I'm interested in how to get those cool themes. Hope you'll help me about it. I'm buying the phone today. Wish me luck :) Thank you. Please email me to firstname.lastname@example.org.