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How to Enter WAP/APN Information on BlackBerry

You are interested, if you want to do any of the following:
  • Run BES-
  • required Internet software without BES!
  • Instant Messaging, AIM, ICQ, MSN (Verichat, WebMessenger, IM+, etc.)
  • Full HTML web browsing ability (Reqwireless, BlackBerry Browser, etc.)
  • IRC chatting (virca, wlirc, etc.)
  • telnet/ssh (Idokorro, etc.)
  • No BES needed! No MDS needed!
Easy 1-2-3 Instructions:
  1. Upgrade your BlackBerryOS
    You need BlackBerry with OS 3.8 or later. If you have an older version of BlackBerryOS, please Download BlackBerryOS 4.0 and install it on your BlackBerry first.
  2. Configure your BlackBerry & Your Carrier
    On the BlackBerry handheld, go to Options -> TCP
    There is a new option in BlackBerryOS 3.8 and later. Then fill in APN with the provided APN listead in the below post, that is appropriate for your carrier. If no username or password is provided, leave these blank. If only a username is provided, then leave in the password. Also, ignore the Gateway IP address, unless your Blackberry specifically has a textbox to enter the IP address in. "APN" means "Access Point Name".
  3. Run your BlackBerry Internet Software
    Once you have filled this information, your Internet applications should work on your BlackBerry. TCP/IP makes Internet software work, including chat software: Verichat, WebMessenger, IRC, Telnet/SSH, Web browsing, etc.
Occasionally, some applications on the BlackBerry need to have the gateway or APN information entered directly into them. This is not common.



BlackBerry TCP/IP Configuration Success Reports
  • AT&T - Now has TCP/IP; No MDS hosting needed
    Go to Options->TCP
    APN: proxy
    Username/password is blank

  • Rogers - Now has TCP/IP; No MDS hosting needed
    Go to Options->TCP
    APN: internet.com
    Username/password is blank

  • Nextel/Telus - iDEN - Works with TCP/IP
    They are special because they are iDEN and more native TCP/IP. You need to order the static IP address option. This is done differently from the APN method. You have to call your Nextel/Telus customer service rep and order the static IP address, which is reported to cost about $4 extra per month for Nextel customers.

  • Cingular - Now has TCP/IP; No MDS hosting needed
    Go to Options->TCP
    APN: isp.cingular
    Username: ISPDA@CINGULARGPRS.COM
    Password: CINGULAR1
    Cingular works now, but it is a little tricky to set up at Cingular first by calling them. You have to telephone Cingular and ask for these line items to be added to your Cingular bill, if it does not already show up on your Cingular bill, called "Wireless Internet Express" (WIX for short) and "Wireless Internet Express Data Connect":
    Quote:
    WIX EXTENDED INTERNET $0.00
    WIX DATA CONNECT $0.00
    WRLSS INTRNT XPRS PAY PER USE $0.00
    These items go by different names in some states, such as California, but essentially you need the same lineitems you would normally have for a regular cellphone for tethering it to a laptop computer. Next, you need to use the proper APN username and APN password as follows, in all uppercase, when you start the "BlackBerry Modem" connection when using Cingular:
    Quote:
    Username: ISPDA@CINGULARGPRS.COM
    Password: CINGULAR1
    It is very important to make sure that all the WIX lineitems are already on your bill, including "Wireless Internet Express DATA CONNECT". The last line item required for tethered modem operation with Cingular. Once this is done, then there is no more port blocking anymore! If you do not need modem operation, you do not need the third line item. You may have to telephone Cingular multiple times before you reach a Customer Service Representative that understands how to add these line items.


  • T-Mobile - Currently Has Problems; Blocked Ports
    Go to Options->TCP
    APN: internet2.voicestream.com
    Username/password is blank
    Important Note: T-Mobile is blocking access. Please see www.marky.com/tmobile for more information. It may be possible to pay extra if you ask for a "non-BlackBerry" data plan added to your T-Mobile plan in addition to your BlackBerry data plan! But this is twice as expensive!

  • Verizon / Sprint / Bell / Telus - CDMA - Does Not Work
    There is currently no configurable TCP/IP support yet on CDMA BlackBerries yet, even in BlackBerryOS 4.0. At the moment, there is no way except to pay $10 to $25 extra per month for BES/MDS Hosting in order to gain access to the Internet and TCP/IP software.

  • Other Carriers - Might Work
    This is a list posted by a wonderful forum member bfrye on BlackBerryForums.com ... In addition to this list, there is also another list of alternate APN's on the Internet. You may have to telephone your carrier to tell them to get the Access Point Name (APN) added to your BlackBerry mobile phone account. Here are the most common APN's, although they can change over time:
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bfrye
    AT&T
    Gateway IP: 10.250.250.250
    Port: 9201
    APN: proxy

    Bell Mobility
    Gateway IP: 207.236.197.199
    Port: 9203
    APN:

    Cincinnati Bell
    Gateway IP: 216.68.79.199
    Port: 9201
    APN: wap.gocbw.com
    username: cbw

    Cingular (modem compatible)
    Gateway IP: ?
    Port: ?
    APN: isp.cingular
    Username: [email address]
    Password: CINGULAR1

    Cingular
    Gateway IP: ?
    Port: ?
    APN: wap.cingular
    Username: [email address]
    Password: CINGULAR1

    Cingular
    Gateway IP: 66.209.11.61
    Port: 9203
    APN: blackberry.net

    O2 (Germany)
    Gateway IP: 195.182.114.52
    Port: 9201
    APN: wap.viaginterkorn.de

    O2 (Holland)
    Gateway IP: 193.113.200.195
    Port: 9201
    APN: internet

    O2 (Ireland)
    Gateway IP: 192.168.90.74
    Port: 9201
    APN: wap.dol.ie
    username: gprs
    password: gprs

    O2 (UK)
    Gateway IP: 192.113.200.195
    Port: 9201
    APN: wap.o2.co.uk
    username: o2wap
    password: password

    Rogers
    Gateway IP: 208.200.67.150
    Port: 9201
    APN: blackberry.net

    T-Mobile (UK) 1
    Gateway IP: 149.254.1.10
    Port: 9201
    APN: general.t-mobile.uk

    T-Mobile (UK) 2
    Gateway IP: 140.254.1.0
    Port: 9201
    APN: blackberry.net

    T-Mobile (Germany)
    Gateway IP: 193.254.160.2
    Port: 9201
    APN: wap.t-dl.de

    T-Mobile (US)
    Gateway IP: 216.155.165.50
    Port: 9201
    APN: wap.voicestream.com

    T-Mobile (US)
    Gateway IP: ?
    Port: ?
    APN: internet2.voicestream.com

    Telefonica Movil
    Gateway IP: 192.168.80.21
    Port: 9201
    APN wap.movistar.es

    Telstra
    Gateway IP: 10.1.1.150
    Port: 9201
    APN: telstra.internet

    TIM (Italy)
    Gateway IP: 213.26.205.1
    Port: 9201
    APN: wap.tim.it

    Verizon Alternate
    Gateway IP: 12.168.70.74
    Port: 9201

    Verizon
    Gateway IP: 153.114.115.100
    Port 9203

    Vodafone (NL)
    Gateway IP: 192.168.251.150
    Port: 9201
    APN: blackberry.vodafone.nl
    username: vodafone
    Password: vodafone

    Vodafone (Spain)
    Gateway IP: 212.73.32.10
    Port: 9201
    APN: airtelwap.es
    username: wap@wap
    password: wap125

    Vodafone (UK)
    Gateway IP: 212.183.137.12
    Port: 9201
    APN: wap.vodafone.uk
    username: [email address]
    password: user
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