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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by uk_nastja, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. uk_nastja

    uk_nastja New Member
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    Hello!

    I bought a HTC desire from a company called TKS in Germany. It was sim unlocked but T-mobile branded. I brought it to the UK and stuck a vodaphone sim in it.

    I can get internet access but nothing else no 3G (symbol just wont indicate) and no GPRS. I have set the APN to vodaphone's WAP instructions but still no luck (i.e. when I try vodaphone live)

    I've been sent a new sim card by vodaphone (just in case) and they say all is well on their end. HTC and TKS say it should not be a problem and it should have access to all..

    Could it be a faulty handset? My settings? any help here would be much appreciated!
     

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  2. lekky

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    what have you put for the apn settings?
     
  3. SUroot

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    If you go into Menu>Settings>Wireless and networks>Mobile networks and untick and tick the "Data Enabled" or "Mobile network" or whatever the option is called to turn off the mobile data connection, then re-tick it... If it fails to connect, it should give you a reason why not if it fails.

    Have you had it working in Germany? Have Voda definitely activated the 3G service on the SIM?
     
  4. uk_nastja

    uk_nastja New Member
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    1.Press the MENU key
    2.Touch Settings
    3.Touch Wireless & networks
    4.Touch Mobile networks
    5.Touch Access Point Names
    6.Press the MENU key
    7.Touch New APN
    8.Touch Name
    9.Enter Vodafone WAP, touch OK
    10.Touch APN
    11. Enter:
    For Pay monthly customers: wap.vodafone.co.uk
    For Pay as you go customers: pp.vodafone.co.uk
    12.Touch OK
    13.Touch Proxy
    14. Enter 212.183.137.012, touch OK
    15.Touch Port
    16. Enter 8799, touch OK
    17.Touch Username
    18. Enter wap, touch OK
    19.Touch Password
    20. Enter wap, touch OK
    21. Press the MENU key
    22.Touch Save
    23. Touch the circle to the right of the Vodafone WAP profile you have just created
    24. Press the Home key to return to the home screen
    25. Touch the MENU key
    26.Touch All programs
    27.Touch Internet
    28. Press the MENU key
    29.Touch More
    30.Touch Settings
    31.Touch Set home page
    32.Touch Set home page
    33. Enter Welcome to the Corporate Website of Vodafone Group Plc, touch OK.

    That's what I did..At one point it did look as though it were trying for somethings but then just stopped..didn't have it working in germany. i was stuck in the middle of nowwhere so didn't thinnk about it...have tried to turn data settings on and off but no indication of why the little 3g icon won't light up.
     
  5. uk_nastja

    uk_nastja New Member
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    ok, now i have a message on the phone that says...mobile network connection failed due to an incorrect apn setting..but what i just posted above is from vodaphone site directly...

    i know this is a mickey mouse problem for you guys, so thanks for responding..

    also, would it help/change anything if I debranded the phone?
     
  6. uk_nastja

    uk_nastja New Member
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    Hi everyone!

    Think I've sorted it!!

    Found this finally! on a little obscure website! Not on vodaphone site!

    Vodafone UK contract customers:
    Name: Vodafone GPRS
    GPRS APN address: internet
    Username: web
    Password: web
    Homepage: Welcome to the Corporate Website of Vodafone Group Plc

    - other settings can be left blank.

    Vodafone UK pay-as-you-go customer:
    Name: Vodafone GPRS
    GPRS APN address: pp.vodafone.co.uk
    Username: wap
    Password: wap
    Homepage: Welcome to the Corporate Website of Vodafone Group Plc

    - other settings can be left blank.
     
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