Call Forwarding phone number on my handset is 1 805 637 7249 and is locked.
I changed it using **004*[my google voice number]# and it works fine on my N9. Forwarding is a network side function anyhow. The worst that can happen is you stick your SIM into your old phone and then dial the control commands. A full list of the T-Mo control commands is here.
Wi-Fi Hotspot on my handset is "Not Allowed".
This is a known bug (or regulatory compliance feature; it is not clear which). The workaround is to turn on developer mode, open a unix bash prompt and use the commands
devel-su (password: rootme)
echo 1 > /sys/devices/platform/wl1271/allow_adhoc
If you re-boot the phone you have to do it again, so if you use Wi-Fi tethering all the time, you can get all fancy and stick that echo command in the rc.d run control scripts. I would like to see Bluetooth DUN tethering too, but Wi-Fi is enough to get by for me.
I concur on the N9's propensity to fire up the Wi-Fi all the time and drain the battery. This can be mitigated by lengthening the email check intervals and adjusting the nework settings. I set my home Wi-Fi to automatically connect but the mobile broadband is set to require a manual confirmation.
After having an N9 for a few weeks, my niece's iPhone 4 feels clunky in its form and operation, and that is saying something. The web browser is a bit too dumbed down for my taste, but no worse than iPhone/Android; my N810 has spoiled me for a real PC-like power in a pocketable device. Opera Mini is available and comes close, though. I haven't tried Firefox/Fennec yet. Video calling is supposedly coming in an update, but I can wait since video calling is not somehthing I use very often. My only real complaint is that it is hard to find a replacement for a bent USB cover door. I assume this will improve with time.
In sum, I am happy with my N9, but I am not sure that it is worth an upgrade for someone who already has an N900.
I'm loving my N9 in general, however my 3.5G speeds are poor when compared to my other phones. I live in the OKC metro area and typically get 3-4mbps with my Nexus S and when I had a G2X, I even got up to 8mbps once. It seems the N9 (or at least mine) is being limited to 1mbps down and about .3 mbps up. Also, I typically have pings greater than 1 sec.
Anyone else have this issue?
As an update, the WiFi "not allowed" can be fixed now by downloading the "SpotOn" app, so you can just tap the app instead of going to a bash prompt and all that malarkey. And call forwarding is now properly handled under the settings menu Settngs->Device->Call. Apparently video calls are supported with the PR1.2 update now. My update just pushed out today so I haven't tried yet.
After reading this disscusion it sounds like my N9 will work with T-Mobile.
The other day I tried to connect to T-Mobile web2go and the status indicator lit up with 3.5 in a blue circle but kept flashing on and off. I am a pay as you go customer and a T-Moblie store told me that pay as you go customers only get 2g/ edge not 3g speeds.
Sounds like I need to upgrade to a different plan that includes data.
Full specs of the Nokia N9 can be found here: