Mobilink Speed Tests with Edge

The other day, I was at the workshop getting my car fixed, and instead of wasting time, I thought, might as well use my Nokia 6120 Classic as a modem and connect to the internet. I am a Mobilink subscriber since 1998 and have always had problems with their service. I guess I’m just lazy when it comes to changing.

Anyway, I connected using the Connect to Internet feature in the Nokia PC Suite. I am using Mobilink’s Rs. 500 GPRS package, it’s non-volume based.

Here are some images from two speed tests I did that day. + Mobilink - WAN (PPP-SLIP) Interface - 460 Kbps + Mobilink - WAN (PPP-SLIP) Interface - 460 Kbps

Speed Test #63467987 by
Run: 2008-12-24 00:14:21 EST
Download: 54 (Kbps)
Upload: 34 (Kbps)
In kilobytes per second: 6.6 down 4.1 up
Tested by server: 56 java
User: 2 @
User’s DNS: + Mobilink - WAN (PPP-SLIP) Interface - 460 Kbps + Mobilink - WAN (PPP-SLIP) Interface - 460 Kbps

I thought the speed was decent. I didn’t run any other analysis on it. There will probably be a bottle neck at the Mobilink gateways and servers and routers, I am sure of that. Perhaps next time, I will also put in trace route details for the two servers I ran speed test on.


Java Client for Skype by Skype on Nokia 6120 Classic

Something kinda fun and exciting I did today.

I was in a text-only conference on Skype today. It was a really interesting one, however, I need to take a break and stretch my legs. I was in a predicament, what to do, how to excuse myself from an important meeting just to stretch my legs. That wouldn’t reflect too good on my so called professionalism.

So I did the next best thing, I logged into Skype using the Skype Java Client on my Nokia 6120 Classic. It loaded the conversations I was already in. I am using Mobilink’s GPRS service, and at the moment i was not inside their Edge coverage area. There was a bit of load time for the conversations to load.

Once they were loaded, I stepped away from the desk, had coffee, had conversations with my co-workers and a short walk to straighten my back, while all the time stayed in the Skype meeting.

The best thing was that they didn’t even know.

It was almost like I was cheating on the meeting.

On the flip side of it, perhaps they were all doing the same 😉