Hi Amit, The answer to your question (Can i use internet through my computer with w395?) is a resounding "YES", provided you configure your phone modem properly. I'll tell you how to this for >> ANY PHONE MODEM devmgmt.msc) Under 'Advanced' tab in the phone modem properties, Enter this Initialization command :
Just don't copy & paste it, See carefully, You have to first replace your internet service providers access point (GPRS APN). You can find it in your phone's GPRS configuration settings or you can ask the customer care support of your ISP or alternatively, you can download a list of popular GPRS APNs worldwide, Click to dOwnload the list .
Example "airtelgprs.com" for airtlel (India) and the command will be
Note : All phone modems doesn't support all commands, but this is the one which worked on most phone modems.
Once you've configured your phone modem, the only thing you have to do is to create a dial-up connection using the phone modem. This is very simple, even for newbies. Open Network connections in windows control panel and select 'create new connection' from file menu. When asked, select 'set up my connection manually'. You can give an ISP Name or you can leave it blank when asked. The most important thing while creating a dial-up connection is the dial-up phone number. First try using *99# or *99***2# (it works for most GSM based ISPs in India) and then, if it doesn't work, ask your ISP for their dial-up phone number. Rest entries hardly make any difference (even user name and password are not specific in most cases). Add a shortcut to this connection on your desktop and use it to CONNECT TO THE INTERNET.
Note : Besides these things, internet uses are only recommended with a data-plan subscribed (internet subscription), otherwise it may not turn out to be 'economic' for you.
Well, One last word, this is not the best place to write a tutorial on 'How to connect to the internet with a phone modem'. We are supposed to share our opinions about a phone here. Nobody will appreciate a communication on modems, internet and 'HOW TOs' here. Therefore I have kept this post compact but still providing sufficient information for an experienced user. If you are facing any trouble regarding this Q&A, tell me, cause I'll be glad to help you. If you guys need and suggest, We can start a discussion on this topic on any popular discussion website.
PS : If you want to use your phone as a usb modem then always connect it in 'Phone Mode'.
On your phone select Menu->Settings->Connectivity->USB and select 'phone mode'.
Also if you want to get rid of hitting dial button, every time you connect, then open your dial-up connection properties and under 'Options' tab uncheck 'prompt for name and password...' and 'prompt for phone number'. That's it.
My 1st priority was for music,well iam satisfied in that.But all of its other functionalities are worse.
Software is too bad so that it is very slow and frequently getting stucked.
its a nice 1..... bt aftr n yr it,,,, u kno wat i m gonna telll
it is the ever worst phone released by sony ericsson its worst to d core
im very much disappointed by this phone its working very slow
the only one advantage of the phone is music is gd
i suggest not to by this phone
Urghhhhh!!!!!!Which One Is TRUE?????because i'm gonna buy this phone soon....
Vikash Surolia, 05 Aug 2010-=( The Truth about W395 )=-
MUST READ THIS REVIEW BEFORE YOU BUY
Well, After reading al... moreHi there.. What is your opinion about these missing basic features that any phone of this price and standards must provide ??
1. It doesnt support themes except the 5 default ones
2. It doesn't support pc suite or any such applications. It completely misses obex interface
3. No synchronisation of contacts or anything possible. You will have to transfer contacts from old phone to new phone ONE BY ONE via bluetooth
4. sms memory only 50 and if you delete all sent ones, then maximum of 100
5. No phone-conversation recording
6. sound recording only for 30 seconds!!!!!
7. No zooming of images possible
8. Battery life 1 day
9. No shorcuts button of SE
9. No 'notes' option in organiser
10.No support of text files
crap or what?
amit, 07 Aug 2010hello vikash sorolia hope everyting is going well with you.i read you comment abuot w395.well ... morehi this is naresh i am using sony w395 evrithing is fine but batteryback up for only one day ...........
hello vikash sorolia hope everyting is going well with you.i read you comment abuot w395.well would pls give me your opnion that can i use internet through my computer with w395.awaitng 4 your reply
W395 phone software was very slow its not working properly . phone was use only music play, camera is good quality . compare W395 to other mobiles its very bad . One important mater this phone was not supported Sony Ericsson pc sute . another disadvantage was the phone themes are not available . I don't know why Sony Ericsson this type of phone launched.
I think Sony Ericsson is good for mobile . but now i change my opinion after buy this W395
-=( The Truth about W395 )=-
MUST READ THIS REVIEW BEFORE YOU BUY
Well, After reading all the ya-ya posted here, I'm pretty confused that one should buy this phone or not; there is so much contrast between different reviews. I appreciate the efforts of all the review writers, but in fact none of the reviews can be said a TRUE review, so here is a true review of W395. So, You'll agree that different phones have different features and one should by the one which matches his own requirements. After comparing with many other phones within the price range, W395 is the best phone I found matching my requirements. So here are my views about W395 .
Sound Quality => It's just awesome with the Two Streo Speakers on the phone and it's a blast with the headset, after all its a Walkman phone. Every music lover should have one. (and, and its much better than Nokia 'Xpress Music' phones within the price range.)
2.0 MP camera => Good camera quality (much-more better than Nokia & Samsung phones with 2.0 MP camera, especially in insignificant light, it's very vivid than Nokia 2.0 MP phones) however it's lacking flash light, but it can be ignored due to it's vividness in the night mode. It's auto-adjust feature just works great.
Looks => Just one word... 'WOW', it's almost a slim handset even if it is a SLIDER. Deserves ***** (5 stars) for this. I think i didn't need to mention it here, probably everyone will love its looks.
Java Support => Java applications (176x220) are supported on W395 and people complaining about the problems (with opera mini and all that...), Listen Dude, this phone doesn't have any problem, running any compatible java application. Those, who complains, don't know how to find the compatible and correct version; it doesn't implies that there is some problem with the phone and, in fact, MOST JAVA APPLICATIONS (176X220) WORKS ABSOLUTELY FINE ON W395. They, I mean the manufacturer, also claim MOTION GAMING on the phone, but due to some reason, it doesn't work on mine (probably because i dropped it down a few times, not sure that it ever had a motion sensor). One of the preloaded games, 'NitroStreet Racing' is a motion sensor game with 'Gesturetek' controls and many more motion sensor games are available on the internet.
Music Player => It's a Walkman phone guys, The built-in Walkman Player is amazing, with one touch key on the phone-front and volume keys on the right-side. The best thing i liked in this player is the manageable queue of the songs. Video Player is also fine but i don't like watching videos on the phone, so i cannot say MUCH ;-) about video player.
WEB => W395 employs OpenWave Web Browser, it's OK, but I am more used to use browsers like UC Browser; the fastest among all and it also have video streaming function, it's -> BOLT Browser Simple and friendly, classic style of Menus.
FM Radio => it's OK
DRAWBACKS : 3G not supported; preloaded themes only, no support for user themes; takes some time in application installation; Short keys on the numeric keypad, only suitable for people with thin fingers; lack of flashlight with camera; and... Everything Else Is Satisfactory.
Mistaken Issues : Some people say their phone freezes. Well, then may be your phone is not faulty, it's either due to your style of operating the phone, or, due to the most common reason -> LOW FREE SPACE ON THE PHONE MEMORY. Yes, it's the naturally the most common reason for slowing down phones. W395 comes with 15 MB of phone memory, keep it as free as you can by storing your files on the memory card, and you'll enjoy a really fast phone. The low free space on the phone memory, as I've found so far, is the most common 'De-accelerator' for any phone manufactured by any company, So keep it free.
I Hope Information Provided Above is helpful. Now it's up to you that you should buy this phone or not.
It hangs a lot, gives network problem and battery too doesnt lasts for long. Moreover, within six months of purchase the phone speaker in my phone went out of order and needs to be replaced now. The phone comes with a host of problems, buy it at your own risk.
chotu, 28 Jul 2010hey pls tell the truth is dis good or wastewaste
its a nice and stylish set.. i m using it for last 6 months..there is jst sumwat battery problem..but it nice
Anonymous, 01 Aug 2010to anyone that has this phone...how about it's BATTERY LIFE???please reply......Its has a very bad battery back up..nd camera quality is too poor, bt very good sound quality.. Stil i luv my w395
Anonymous, 01 Aug 2010to anyone that has this phone...how about it's BATTERY LIFE???please reply......Well, my battery seems to last for 2 days and 3 days max. When I first bought it, it had low battery, but when I asked the shop, they said I have to charge it for 1 hour for the first use, so that's what I did, did you guys do that too? And is yours also have bad camera quality? Minde does, but good speakers. ;)