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Old 10-24-2007, 10:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been pounding my head into a wall on getting this to work properly. I have spent time reading the howtos and forums. If I could get it to connect it was only once before I had to power cycle the BlackBerry and even then it would disconnect after a short period of time. I even spent over an hour on the phone with t-mobile. Still no resolution on this issue. I recently tried updating to a newer software release 4.2.2.180 still the same problem. I was poking around and noticed that the tcp setting were blank. I added in the apn settings and it works perfectly now. I can stay connected and can reconnect without power cycling the BlackBerry.

on the blackberry go to Options>Advanced Options>TCP
fill in wap.voicestream.com for the APN. Leave the username and password settings blank.

I do not know if this has been posted before but I could not find it.

I hope that this helps.

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Old 10-24-2007, 11:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Excellent, thanks.


Read bullet #6 here
Use your Pearl as a BT Modem under OS X

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Open the Internet Connect application. Select the Bluetooth icon at the top. Under Phone Number, put your APN (for T-Mobile and the BlackBerry Unlimited plan, I use wap.voicestream.com). Type a username and password (I use guest/guest) in the appropriate fields.
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just a stupid question, i am new, but what is the APN internet2.voicestream.com for? I noticed when trying to get Opera Mini to work that for a Tmobile Internet account you are supposed to use that. Well having a data plan does this give us "internet' accounts or "web" accounts? Just a thought. Oh and what would happen if I try it? will they come to my house and beat me?
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I have never had any luck using internet2.voicestream.com or internet3.voicestream.com with a BlackBerry's data plan. According to tmobile the BlackBerry has special access using the wap.voicestream.com. As far as i know it is not restricted. If it works I doubt t-mobile will care, but I seriously doubt that it will work with anything but the wap.voicestream.com
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