Without configuring anything, the ability to make and receive calls is no problem. However, if you want to use the features you paid for (SMS, MMS, Internet, and Push-To-Tak) its gunna take some work.
I was able to get SMS and Internet to work on mine by going to Nokia's website and using the phone settings webpage (http://www.nokiausa.com/A4410019). Now you see that they have settings for MMS, but they will need tweaking to work. But go ahead and get those too, because it will make tweaking easier.
Fortunately for you, I spent hours (across several days) looking for the right MMS settings. Piecing stuff together from several websites. Below are some settings that may help you for MMS:
Tools -> Settings-> Connection - > Access Points -> AWS MMS (or Cingular MMS, I used Cingular).
Connection Name: doesnt matter, it just helps you to know what it is.
Data Bearer: Packet Data.
Access Point Name: wap.cingular
User name (CaSe SenSiTive): WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
Password Prompt: No
Password (CaSe SenSiTive): CINGULAR1
THEN, click the options and open the Advanced Settings:
Network Type: IPv4
Phone Ip Address: Automatic
DNS Address: Automatic
Proxy Server Address: wireless.cingular.com
Then you should be able to use MMS. Just make sure your phone uses the right Access point for MMS. To do that follow these Steps:
Open Messaging, and click Options -> Settings - > Multimedia Message
Now Ive not seen anywhere saying what image size to use, but keep in mind that if you select anything more than small, its going to make a bigger file (and cost you a data connection fee if you dont have an unlimited plan).
Image Size: Small (Recommended)
MMS Creation Mode: Free
Access Point in Use: Cingular MMS (Or AWS MMS if you edited that one earlier)
Multimedia retrieval: Always Automatic
Allow Anon. Msgs: Yes
Receive Adverts: No
Receive Report: No
Deny Report Sending : No
Message Validity: 1 Week
Hope this helps someone else out. It sure would have saved me a headache had someone posted something about this. And please, let me know if you need any help.
Has anybody successfully used the 3G features on ATT Cingular with a Nokia N95 phone?
I want to buy the N95 but have heard that it's not compatible with ATT Cingular's 3G network.