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Verizon Droid 3 Data overseas, problem

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dcvl, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. dcvl

    dcvl Lurker
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    I am having an issue with my droid 3 and being able to use data overseas. I unlocked my SIM just fine and am able to place phone calls and send text messages, but I went to get data put on my phone (I am using TIM here in Italy) and I got a message saying something about my data being blocked because my phone is foreign and has been turned off. My Italian is not very good, but that's essentially what the message says. Has anyone come across this issue? How did you guys make your Verizon phones work in Europe?

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  2. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    Did you set the phone to GSM only? That could help, but depends on the network being used.
  3. dcvl

    dcvl Lurker
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    yep, tried GSM and the 2 types of GSM, nothing worked.
  4. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    Do you have data roaming turned on?
  5. boogle

    boogle Lurker

    Mate I'm using an unlocked Driod 3 in Italy on TIM, no problems. Is it a post or prepaid sim? what apn settings are you using?
  6. dcvl

    dcvl Lurker
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    What are your settings under network? And do you have to have data roaming turned on? If so, how do you do that? My SIM card is a prepaid SIM, but I went into the store and had them activate it for data. It said it was activated, but I could never get it working, then a while later is when I got the message about it being foreign and my data was cancled, or something like that.
  7. boogle

    boogle Lurker

    APN Settings:
    APN - ibox.tim.it
    MCC - 222
    MNC - 01
    Authentication type - PAP
    APN protocol IPv4

    You don't have to have data roaming turned on.

    Mine's post pay, but I have had a prepaid Wind before and it took three days after activation before data was available.

    If it's been longer than 3 days take the SIM back and ask for your money back and get a SIM from Wind.
  8. dcvl

    dcvl Lurker
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    I didnt have roaming on. When I go to APN's, there is nothing here? Is that because I'm not getting any data?

    The messages i got from TIM were:

    1) TIM x SMARTPHONE e' attiva! Il Costo e' 2 euro ogni 7gg. Per disatt. chiama il 119

    2)Il blocco dati estero e' disattivato a seguito di sua richiesta o attivazione di una opzione internet. X riattivare invia BLOCCOPROTDATI OFF al 40916. Info tim.it

    3)TIMxTUTTI: e' stato addebitato l'importo di 3 euro per la fruizione settimanale dell'opzione

    Basically what i got out of that was:
    1) your data is active and its 2 euro per week

    2) your data is blocked because you have a foreign phone, then it tells me how to reactivate but I really can't understand it

    Think you could help me out with the translation?
  9. dcvl

    dcvl Lurker
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    wait 1 second...i aded that APN...and it worked! Awesome man, thanks for the help. I guess the problem was it wasn't adding it automatically
  10. boogle

    boogle Lurker

    Sorry I should have told you that I had to add the APN manually
  11. dcvl

    dcvl Lurker
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    now I have another problem....the navigation. WHen I try to use the navigation it just says searching for GPS and never actually does anything. It worked perfectly in the US before coming back to Italy. Anyone know what's wrong?
  12. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    Anybody go to England yet with D3? What is best option for sim card? Use what came with D3, or are there cheaper prepaid options there? Concern is any prepaid options have a delay before operational, but using VZW for international roaming with an Android device has it$ own hazard$. The dollar signs are there on purpose.
  13. Jessamin07

    Jessamin07 Lurker


    I am having the same data problem with my Droid 3. I am using vodafone though. The woman at the cell shop did try to put in the APN settings, but didn't know those two numbers. But when I try to put in the numbers you provided, it wouldn't save the APN settings. There is a symbol to the left of the APN when I do manage to save it, it shows an open lock with a question mark in it.

    Also, does it usually take 3 days once they activate it? I'll have to go back and check, then. I think she deactivated the promotion because it wasn't working immediately. Currently my settings are:
    Name: vodafone
    APN: mobile.vodafone.it
    MCC: blank
    MNC: blank (when I do type in values here, it doesn't save it. It just disappears, for both MCC/MNC)
    Authentication type: PAP
    APN Protocol: IPv4

    Any suggestions?
  14. Jessamin07

    Jessamin07 Lurker

    Did it work immediately for you once you had the correct settings?

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