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  1. LABRAT

    LABRAT Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    had this problem since i updated to the latest rom and the phone was factory reset in the prosess..

    for the 2 weeks before everything was fine.

    sites like B3TA : WE LOVE THE WEB were diverting me to the 3 uk porn chanel !! WTF??? they block normal sites and then try to sell u pay per veiw porn!!!

    now b3ta is just a normal fun site that some of you allready probably visit, no way is it a porn site..

    anyway 3 customer service in india were totally useless after numerouse calls and a call back today still no joy..

    so out of desperation i did a google search ..

    turns out if your APN is set to

    THREE.CO.UK you get the 18 restricted redirection

    but if you change the APN to

    3INTERNET everything works lovley again.

    hope this helps someone.. it was doing my head in
     

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  2. spenspuma

    spenspuma Well-Known Member

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    I dunno, looking for porn on the Hero! Hahaha....get a laptop!
     
  3. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

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    Please read the post again. The OP's carrier was blocking sites as suitable only for over-18s, much as Orange do by default on new accounts. This often includes perfectly innocent forums such as this one.
     
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    Adrian4408 Active Member

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    Cheers Labrat, I've been with three over a year now and been blocked out of so many websites that aren't porn & every time I call three they tell me it will work in 2 days & never does!

    Thanks again mate!
     
  5. LABRAT

    LABRAT Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Glad this post helped someone :eek:)
     
  6. antriver

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    THANK YOU! :D

    I've been trying to solve this problem for months.
    Basically I was trying to listen to Sirius internet radio on Windows Mobile using my PAYG sim. I tried so many different apps but it just wouldnt connect. But when I put my mobile broadband sim in the phone it worked. Similarly, when I put my PAYG sim in the usb modem it worked on the PC.

    After changing the access point name it sprang to life on the phone using the PAYG sim.
     
  7. LABRAT

    LABRAT Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    no worried bud glad it helped to get you sorted out...

    simon
     
  8. jim_h

    jim_h Well-Known Member

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    I've had a number of non-porn sites blocked too and gave up hoping to sort it out. I'm on contract with 3 and unfortunately, the APN settings are locked. I can't change any of them. Is that because the phone isn't rooted?
     
  9. Jaffa

    Jaffa Well-Known Member

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    I left 3 because of their terrible...no diabolical, customer service.
     
  10. Dances With Weasels

    Dances With Weasels New Member

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    Any way of unlocking these APN settings?
     
  11. jim_h

    jim_h Well-Known Member

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    I don't see how after spending ages trying. I think this is one of the settings 3 adds as part of their branding. As there's an icon of a closed padlock on the setting, it looks like we can't amend it. Even trying to add a new APN doesn't work for me.

    So, it looks like the only way to override this is to root the Hero. The way things are going with HTC and the lack a 2.1 release means I'll be rooting mine soon.
     
  12. Griever

    Griever Well-Known Member

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    Hey Folks, its easy enough, make a new one and set it as you see fit, then change your default one to the one you made. Just don't use the same name as the locked one. My cousin has a three hero and I managed to change hers that way.
     
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    jim_h Well-Known Member

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    Yep, this worked for me today!!! :D

    After a lot of messing, all I did was note down the locked APN settings and recreate them on a new one, but with 3INTERNET instead of three.co.uk. The result is a much faster browsing experience. The speed difference is huge. I haven't tried any of the blocked sites yet though.
     
  14. lucky 13

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    Brilliant. This has been driving me crazy, only wanted on to deviantart to get a nice new wallpaper for my phone. Three customer services in India told me they had fixed it and sent me a link to three's pay per view porn site. I had given up and was using opera browser to bypass it but this worked perfect.
     

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