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Old 08-19-2008, 09:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help! BBWeather and Beyond411 don't work on 8100 (T-Mobile)

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I cannot get BBWeather nor Beyond411 to work correctly on my 8100 on T-Mobile.

My Pearl used to be on Cingular -- I unlocked it and switched to T-Mobile. I have a FlexPay voice plan and the $20 BIS plan.

I wiped the phone and reinstalled everything after switching to T-Mobile. Regular internet via the browser works fine. Email sending and receiving is fine. However, I can't get apps like Beyond411 and BBWeather to work properly.

Beyond411 problems
Beyond411 works in the "basic connection" mode, where the results come back in a browser screen.

However, when selecting "default connection type" or "direct connection", I get an error "Tunnel timed out" about one minute after initiating a search.

BBWeather problems
I setup BBWeather using the new (fixed) version, input my ZIP code, etc. and also get an error. I have "disable MDS proxy" checked since this is a BIS connection. After about a minute of "retrieving weather, please wait..." I get an screen that says "Error: null"

My TCP settings are:

Username: <blank>
Password: <blank>

I did have my service books resent a few times and also did some hard resets.

I think there is something wrong with the configuration for this 8100 either on the T-Mobile network side or on my phone, but I cannot figure out what the problem is.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 08-29-2008, 05:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry this isn't the fix you are looking for but i have a similar situation and I'd like to contribute information.

I have an unlocked AT&T 8120 being used on a T-Mobile network, and I am having the same problem. I haven't tried the Beyond411 application; however, I have the Unlimited BIS and BBweather gives an " Error: Expecting ';' " Message after around a minute of "retrieving weather: please wait..."

I've double checked all of my setting (TCP etc) and hard rebooted. It doesn't make any difference. The only difference i have from you is the error message. I only get "Error: Null" MDS proxy is enabled.

I have all of the T-Mobile service books also. I'd hate to think such a useful application will not work.

Some more information that may be relevant:
1. I am running an ORANGE UK version of OS 4.5
2. Before I got BIS, i installed the program and go the same errors. I assumed it was because i was lacking BIS (apparently not). I have uninstalled and reinstalled the program multiple times since then.
3. I am currently trying to use BBWeather v.77 although v.74 said all the same things in the same contexts.

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