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  #738844 31-Dec-2012 12:38
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Anyone having issues with dropped calls? I thought it was the fact that i cut my sim down but just got it replaced and i am dropping all the time, it looks like its actually kicking me off the network... Got it from ware house stationary. very odd

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  #738845 31-Dec-2012 12:43
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xyf: Anyone having issues with dropped calls? I thought it was the fact that i cut my sim down but just got it replaced and i am dropping all the time, it looks like its actually kicking me off the network... Got it from ware house stationary. very odd


Nil here with my VF chopped SIM. Purchased from NL.

 
 
 
 


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  #738846 31-Dec-2012 12:49
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So I ended up cancelling my bond and bond order, and getting one from warehouse stationery as well. Everything is such a step up from my N900 (bless its soul). Very happy with this phone.

However there is one disappointment. It's a massive pain to connect to it via USB from a Linux computer. It's MTP protocol is not well supported in Linux, and despite using the mptfs tool, transfer speed is around 300kb/s, and files frequently don't make it across. Has anyone had a similar experience?

Also, haven't tried making calls yet (what is phone?)

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  #738856 31-Dec-2012 13:16
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bilboabaggins: So I ended up cancelling my bond and bond order, and getting one from warehouse stationery as well. Everything is such a step up from my N900 (bless its soul). Very happy with this phone.

However there is one disappointment. It's a massive pain to connect to it via USB from a Linux computer. It's MTP protocol is not well supported in Linux, and despite using the mptfs tool, transfer speed is around 300kb/s, and files frequently don't make it across. Has anyone had a similar experience?

Also, haven't tried making calls yet (what is phone?)


MTP is arse, is all there is to say. It's faster to use a ssh/sftp/ftp/SMB app on the phone and transfer over wifi.


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  #738864 31-Dec-2012 13:28
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Called Bond and Bond, they are out Nationwide and expect it next week the lady said. Yell it's unbearable waiting so long lol.

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  #738879 31-Dec-2012 13:49
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kyhwana2:
bilboabaggins: So I ended up cancelling my bond and bond order, and getting one from warehouse stationery as well. Everything is such a step up from my N900 (bless its soul). Very happy with this phone.

However there is one disappointment. It's a massive pain to connect to it via USB from a Linux computer. It's MTP protocol is not well supported in Linux, and despite using the mptfs tool, transfer speed is around 300kb/s, and files frequently don't make it across. Has anyone had a similar experience?

Also, haven't tried making calls yet (what is phone?)


MTP is arse, is all there is to say. It's faster to use a ssh/sftp/ftp/SMB app on the phone and transfer over wifi.



So what I want to do is to copy music onto the phone. I tried doing that over SSH using SSHDroid, copying files into /sdcard/Music/, but the phone's music player can't find any of the files. I have verified that the files are there using a file manager on the phone.

Interestingly, after doing this, when I connect the phone via MTP, the music folder is empty as far as the computer is concern. I don't know what MTP is doing.

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  #738888 31-Dec-2012 14:15
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bilboabaggins:
kyhwana2:
bilboabaggins: So I ended up cancelling my bond and bond order, and getting one from warehouse stationery as well. Everything is such a step up from my N900 (bless its soul). Very happy with this phone.

However there is one disappointment. It's a massive pain to connect to it via USB from a Linux computer. It's MTP protocol is not well supported in Linux, and despite using the mptfs tool, transfer speed is around 300kb/s, and files frequently don't make it across. Has anyone had a similar experience?

Also, haven't tried making calls yet (what is phone?)


MTP is arse, is all there is to say. It's faster to use a ssh/sftp/ftp/SMB app on the phone and transfer over wifi.



So what I want to do is to copy music onto the phone. I tried doing that over SSH using SSHDroid, copying files into /sdcard/Music/, but the phone's music player can't find any of the files. I have verified that the files are there using a file manager on the phone.

Interestingly, after doing this, when I connect the phone via MTP, the music folder is empty as far as the computer is concern. I don't know what MTP is doing.


Just upload all your music to Google Play Music, then you can stream your whole collection and download just the ones you want to your phone.

 
 
 
 


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  #738891 31-Dec-2012 14:23
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Oncop53:
bilboabaggins:
kyhwana2:
bilboabaggins: So I ended up cancelling my bond and bond order, and getting one from warehouse stationery as well. Everything is such a step up from my N900 (bless its soul). Very happy with this phone.

However there is one disappointment. It's a massive pain to connect to it via USB from a Linux computer. It's MTP protocol is not well supported in Linux, and despite using the mptfs tool, transfer speed is around 300kb/s, and files frequently don't make it across. Has anyone had a similar experience?

Also, haven't tried making calls yet (what is phone?)


MTP is arse, is all there is to say. It's faster to use a ssh/sftp/ftp/SMB app on the phone and transfer over wifi.



So what I want to do is to copy music onto the phone. I tried doing that over SSH using SSHDroid, copying files into /sdcard/Music/, but the phone's music player can't find any of the files. I have verified that the files are there using a file manager on the phone.

Interestingly, after doing this, when I connect the phone via MTP, the music folder is empty as far as the computer is concern. I don't know what MTP is doing.


Just upload all your music to Google Play Music, then you can stream your whole collection and download just the ones you want to your phone.


Except google tells me that that is not available in NZ, unless I'm doing it wrong?

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  #738892 31-Dec-2012 14:24
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bilboabaggins:
kyhwana2:
bilboabaggins: So I ended up cancelling my bond and bond order, and getting one from warehouse stationery as well. Everything is such a step up from my N900 (bless its soul). Very happy with this phone.

However there is one disappointment. It's a massive pain to connect to it via USB from a Linux computer. It's MTP protocol is not well supported in Linux, and despite using the mptfs tool, transfer speed is around 300kb/s, and files frequently don't make it across. Has anyone had a similar experience?

Also, haven't tried making calls yet (what is phone?)


MTP is arse, is all there is to say. It's faster to use a ssh/sftp/ftp/SMB app on the phone and transfer over wifi.



So what I want to do is to copy music onto the phone. I tried doing that over SSH using SSHDroid, copying files into /sdcard/Music/, but the phone's music player can't find any of the files. I have verified that the files are there using a file manager on the phone.

Interestingly, after doing this, when I connect the phone via MTP, the music folder is empty as far as the computer is concern. I don't know what MTP is doing.


As I understand it, the 'media library' on the phone is what MTP presents over USB. Usually media process scans the phone for files at boot, so it sometimes wont see new stuff until it refreshs. You could try using a transfer program that refreshes mediastorage after transfer (such as https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=lutey.FTPServer which is what works for me) and see if that helps.

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  #738895 31-Dec-2012 14:29
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bilboabaggins:
Oncop53:
bilboabaggins:
kyhwana2:
bilboabaggins: So I ended up cancelling my bond and bond order, and getting one from warehouse stationery as well. Everything is such a step up from my N900 (bless its soul). Very happy with this phone.

However there is one disappointment. It's a massive pain to connect to it via USB from a Linux computer. It's MTP protocol is not well supported in Linux, and despite using the mptfs tool, transfer speed is around 300kb/s, and files frequently don't make it across. Has anyone had a similar experience?

Also, haven't tried making calls yet (what is phone?)


MTP is arse, is all there is to say. It's faster to use a ssh/sftp/ftp/SMB app on the phone and transfer over wifi.



So what I want to do is to copy music onto the phone. I tried doing that over SSH using SSHDroid, copying files into /sdcard/Music/, but the phone's music player can't find any of the files. I have verified that the files are there using a file manager on the phone.

Interestingly, after doing this, when I connect the phone via MTP, the music folder is empty as far as the computer is concern. I don't know what MTP is doing.


Just upload all your music to Google Play Music, then you can stream your whole collection and download just the ones you want to your phone.


Except google tells me that that is not available in NZ, unless I'm doing it wrong?


  1. Fire up a VPN (e.g. tunnel bear)
  2. Visit this: https://play.google.com/music/
  3. Download the PC client
  4. Disable the VPN (not needed to upload music)
  5. Enjoy music on your phone (VPN also not needed).

Basically you only need to use a VPN (to get a USA IP) to get to the initial page and accept the agreement and download the software. After that it works perfectly.


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  #738904 31-Dec-2012 14:40
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Oncop53:
  1. Fire up a VPN (e.g. tunnel bear)
  2. Visit this: https://play.google.com/music/
  3. Download the PC client
  4. Disable the VPN (not needed to upload music)
  5. Enjoy music on your phone (VPN also not needed).

Basically you only need to use a VPN (to get a USA IP) to get to the initial page and accept the agreement and download the software. After that it works perfectly.


And in case you were wondering there are Windows, Mac, and Linux "Music Manager" software:
http://support.google.com/googleplay/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1229970

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  #738905 31-Dec-2012 14:40
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toxicbubble:
bilboabaggins:
kyhwana2:
bilboabaggins: So I ended up cancelling my bond and bond order, and getting one from warehouse stationery as well. Everything is such a step up from my N900 (bless its soul). Very happy with this phone.

However there is one disappointment. It's a massive pain to connect to it via USB from a Linux computer. It's MTP protocol is not well supported in Linux, and despite using the mptfs tool, transfer speed is around 300kb/s, and files frequently don't make it across. Has anyone had a similar experience?

Also, haven't tried making calls yet (what is phone?)


MTP is arse, is all there is to say. It's faster to use a ssh/sftp/ftp/SMB app on the phone and transfer over wifi.



So what I want to do is to copy music onto the phone. I tried doing that over SSH using SSHDroid, copying files into /sdcard/Music/, but the phone's music player can't find any of the files. I have verified that the files are there using a file manager on the phone.

Interestingly, after doing this, when I connect the phone via MTP, the music folder is empty as far as the computer is concern. I don't know what MTP is doing.


As I understand it, the 'media library' on the phone is what MTP presents over USB. Usually media process scans the phone for files at boot, so it sometimes wont see new stuff until it refreshs. You could try using a transfer program that refreshes mediastorage after transfer (such as https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=lutey.FTPServer which is what works for me) and see if that helps.


Sweet, FTPServer works like a charm. Thanks!

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#738906 31-Dec-2012 14:43
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Oncop53: 

And in case you were wondering there are windows, Mac, and Linux PC clients:
http://support.google.com/googleplay/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1229970


yup, now downloading windows tunnelbear to download linux google play music client. Thanks for the help. 

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  #738922 31-Dec-2012 15:43
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What's required to get this going with Google wallet?

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