APN GPRS/Edge and google maps problemSupport


  1. benner

    benner Well-Known Member

    I am in China with a galaxy i bought overseas (taiwan) and i have the APN settings set up according to what i was given from china mobile (just a name: cmnet and an ip: 10.0.0.172) and i can browse OK. google maps doesn't load anything. i just see the white grid. my old, crappy, 50 dollar sony ericsson did google maps fine with gprs/edge, as does my wife's htc touch and my friend's new iphone. we have the same settings on each device. is there something i am missing someplace? google maps is fine using wifi but nothing with gprs/edge. i need to switch to another phone company to get 3g so i am stuck with this. google maps is practically the only app i actually need. anyone else having the same problem?

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  2. benner

    benner Well-Known Member

    I still can't access Google maps. This phone sucks. Will improved firmware actually improve the user experience if it ever comes or should I swallow the loss and just buy a better phone? Camera is pointless. Bluetooth is pointless. Gps is weak, compass poor. I was happier with a 50 dollar phone. I seem to spend a lot of time on this forum tryingto justify an expensive mistake.
  3. benner

    benner Well-Known Member

    still can't get google maps to work on edge. in wifi it's fine. i am sure the apn settings are right. is there something i am missing? anyone? updated to k5. still same problem. everyone i know has no trouble getting google maps on their phones.

    *edit: here's one thing that's weird. in the APN settings, I am supposed to have 'MNC' set to '00' but if I do, the whole set of APN settings gets deleted and I have to do it all over again. The default seems to be '02' but the few sites that i found in chinese (I am in Beijing) say I need to put in '00' (incidentally, they just got the galaxy here a couple of weeks ago. their phones come with K2 firmware.)
  4. mvnjpy

    mvnjpy Well-Known Member

    i am using galaxy in hk with peoples.net gprs and it works perfectly.
  5. Gurdeep.Singh.Mander

    Gurdeep.Singh.Mander Well-Known Member

    I 2 m struggling with the same issue from last 3 weeks. I'm in India and this (Internet on mobile[WAP]) thing just don't seem to work at all. "GPRS Internet" works well,though. Any attempt to tweak MNC value causes the whole setting to get deleted. Don't know what to do with it. Did u find any solution to MNC values auto deletion?
  6. benner

    benner Well-Known Member

    nope. MNC is automatically set to 02, but the provider (china mobile) says it needs to be set to 00, which auto-deletes the whole entry. i don't know what MNC does, but am guessing that it must be the reason my google maps won't load.
  7. Gurdeep.Singh.Mander

    Gurdeep.Singh.Mander Well-Known Member

  8. abesh

    abesh Well-Known Member

    I use it in Bangalore, India with Vodafone Karnataka and face absolutely no issues at all with Edge. Maps work perfectly, GPS gets a fix in the open under 30 secs and it's accurate upto 20 metres.
  9. Gurdeep.Singh.Mander

    Gurdeep.Singh.Mander Well-Known Member

    Hi, i use Spice Gprs (now Idea Cellular) and i think there used to Spice network in Karnatka too. Can u confirm for me if the following settings work well for spice gprs:

    APN : spiceexcite
    IP : 10.11.12.13
    Port : 9401

    Above settings work for sometimes and sometimes not. Like if i request some heavy web page or some heavy file, the connection disconnects, the Edge icon disappears, then i have to restart the handset and it rarely restores back to the previous.
  10. abesh

    abesh Well-Known Member

    Dude no idea, as I told you I use Vodafone, and it will be impossible for me to verify the settings without a spice connection.... BTW vodafone GPRS is pretty solid....
  11. benner

    benner Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gurdeep. So it looks like I had the settings right after all. China Mobile is 460/02. And I still can't get google maps to open using edge/gprs. So either I get 3g which requires me to change my phone number and switch to a new provider, or i pitch the phone. i bought a smartphone for the maps. bummer.
  12. Gurdeep.Singh.Mander

    Gurdeep.Singh.Mander Well-Known Member


    My pleasure :) May be u can try migrating to 3g from ur existing SIM without discarding it and going for a new. I wish u find some solution at the earliest. BTW "gprs" works well for me, maps n all that... the problem is only with WAP connectivity over Edge network.
  13. benner

    benner Well-Known Member

    i am with china telecom that uses a different 3g standard (cdma). i need to change to china unicom to get 3g on this phone (wcdma).

    is there any other way that i can download maps to use offline with gps? i know the iphone has apps that can cache google maps. i haven't been able to get one to work with the galaxy.
  14. benner

    benner Well-Known Member

    i am with china telecom that uses a different 3g standard (cdma). i need to change to china unicom to get 3g on this phone (wcdma).

    is there any other way that i can download maps to use offline with gps? i know the iphone has apps that can cache google maps. i haven't been able to get one to work with the galaxy.
  15. Gurdeep.Singh.Mander

    Gurdeep.Singh.Mander Well-Known Member

    @benner

    Consider "CoPilot Live 8" from the link at the bottom.

    I haven't used it myself but u might like to give it a try. It doesn't require Internet connectivity once relevant maps get downloaded (even from the PC, i guess).

    CoPilot Live Android: ALK Technologies
  16. anibhax

    anibhax New Member

    hey dude.. I got a galaxy too and i'm using vodafone (chennai).
    Can u tell me how to activate GPRS? I tried calling the Vodafone care, but they r not able to help properly.
  17. abesh

    abesh Well-Known Member

    @abhinax you'll have to opt for Vodafone Mobile Connect. Vodafone Live will not load many sites for e.g. https enabled sites. After you activate mobile connect, in the APN settings, name it as Vodafone live and APN : www and you are all set :)
  18. anibhax

    anibhax New Member

    hey thanks abesh.. i will look into it. :D
  19. jithu83

    jithu83 New Member

    I also have an android based samsung galaxy spica on a vodafone bangalore prepaid connection. For me also i can browse the net using the browser but none of the other applications are able to access the net (like maps, twitter etc even https pages).
    I think vodafone only allows port 80 access on their vodafone live. I will try vodafone Mobile comnnect and let u know ...
    As of now they are quoting some exorbitant rater like 10 pais / 10 KB = RS 10 / MB = RS 10000 / G
  20. benner

    benner Well-Known Member

    Copilot apparently has no maps for Asia. Stumped again.
  21. jeenuv

    jeenuv Member

    Hi,

    I've the same problem with my HTC Tattoo on Vodafone GPRS (India). Has any one been able to work this problem around?

    Does anyone know of any GPRS service in India where both apps and browser work fine for HTC Android devices?

    Thanks
    Jeenu
  22. Gurdeep.Singh.Mander

    Gurdeep.Singh.Mander Well-Known Member

    Go for GPRS plans in place of WAP ones.
  23. jeenuv

    jeenuv Member

    Vodafone has two _Internet_ options. Vodafone Live which is cheap, and I guess is just WAP; Vodafone Mobile connect which is expensive, but as you say, is GPRS. So things probably didn't work for me because what I was using is just WAP.

    I'm however glad to find out that Tata Docomo's GPRS scheme (I guess that's both GPRS and WAP) works fine, and is cheap as well.

    Thanks for your reply.
    Jeenu
  24. scorp1on

    scorp1on New Member

    I have the same problem. I bought a samsung galaxy spica last week and can't access Google maps or the market app at all through gprs, though both work perfecly through wi-fi. Browsing the net works fine through gprs (am posting this through my phone itself :) ). Has anyone been able to resolve this?
  25. hemantvb

    hemantvb New Member

    I have the same problem.

    Did anyone try Vodafone Mobile Connect to resolve this issue ? The access point for Vodafone live is portalnmms whereas the one for Vodafone Mobile Connect is www. The default access point present when i bought the fone was actually www only. So is it that the fone expects the user to get Vodafone Mobile Connect only ?
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