Well there’s nothing like your broadband connection going offline to make you want to try hooking your N90′s unlimited T-mobile data account up to your Apple over Bluetooth.
Synchronising address/calendar data between the two devices is an unrivalled pleasure.
However, try as I might, I couldn’t get the N90 to give me a data connection. I did a heck of a lot of surfing looking for a solution. There were none. None that worked for me.
To be quite honest, I expected it would take 2-3 seconds to setup and activate. I thought Apple would have made all this point and click.
One oft-repeated solution was to go and download some apple modem drivers from 2004. I didn’t do that, reasoning that I’d sooner rely on the up to date drivers on the desktop. I wonder if this was a key flaw in my strategy.
Another proposed solution involved faffing around with the Bluetooth networking settings to no avail. I just couldn’t see where you instruct the Apple to open a connection on the N90 WITH the APN. I reasoned that I must have to type in the T-mobile UK APN ("general.t-mobile.co.uk") somewhere.
I tried that *99# technique and inserted that as the phone number. Nope.
I tried *99#***1… and then 2, 3, 4 … but no.
The Nokia site was absolutely 100% useless because they only support PC. Not even a cursory nod to Apple users.
So I got the laptop out and used the Vodafone 3g card. Not quite what I was looking for as my desktop is now totally isolated from the world until the broadband resumes.
I am going to continue to research the solution.