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Old 09-27-2009, 12:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have had a storm 9500 in UK for about 3 months. I bought it and used a PAYT sim. I am fed up with being ripped off by a service provider so have gone to a competitive provider who will simply charge me a rate for browsing.
I have all the information I need to set it up, but despite searching the web for hours, I cannot find someone, in simple terms to say, this is how you set it up. Can someone please, please, help. I am beginning to despair.
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Ok quick question are you trying to surf the web on your computer using the internet connection from your storm or surf the web in your storm
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If you want to use a BlackBerry you really need a legit BlackBerry data plan. Especially if you want to use any of the data services like email, BB Messenger, or web browsing with the native browser.

The only pay-as-you-go data plan I know if is by Orange UK. You can use a third-party browser like Opera Mini to browse the net without a BlackBerry data plan, but you won't be able to download anything. Honestly, if you want to skip the BlackBerry data plan there are better choices for a mobile out there.
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I only want to surf the web from my BB Storm looking at new/sports headlines etc. My service provider has given me all the settings I need but I have no idea where to amend/update.
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You'll need to download Opera Mini through your pc and use the Desktop Manager software to install it on your BlackBerry.

Then go to Options > Advanced Options > TCP/IP and ensure you have the proper settings for APN, Username, and Password. It may be proper for some of these to be left blank.
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Thanks for your advice. Will try later today (29th)
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With reference to Opera Mini, can someone please advise. The BB Storm 9500 is not listed as a supported phone in the 4.2 list, but the Beta 5 version shows the 9500 as an example. Can someone please confirm that I need to use the Beta 5 version?
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Opera mini worsk on any blackberry i believe, they just havent updated their list of supported devices.
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Hi all those who are trying to help. I downloaded Opera Mini beta 5 via my pc and BB desktop manager. The O icon is there and on selection, it worked through the installing process then came up with the NO WORKING NETWORK CONNECTION DETECTED. Following advice I have gone to Options > Advanced Options > TCP/IP where I should ensure that I have the proper settings for APN, Username, and Password.

The only entries I have in there are:
APN Settings Enabled with the box checked
APN Authentication Enabled again with the box checked
User name for APN: wap
Password for APN: wap

I cannot see anywhere to put:
Homepage: APN Name: APN Address: GatewayIP Address: Session Type: Authentication: Security: and Port Number: in addition to the above User Name for APN and Password for APN.

Sorry to 'run on' but is there anyone out there who can help. I just get this horrible feeling that I have bought something that I can only use 20% of, although I do love that 20%.

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For Vodafone UK, try these:

Gateway IP: 212.183.137.12
Port: 9201

APN: wap.vodafone.uk
username: [email address]
password: user


You might only be able to use those last three, in bold, in the TCP/IP settings. Perhaps Opera has a place for the Gateway IP and Port. It *should* work with just those last three though.
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I'm sorry, you have been misled (and I probable caused most of it) by the carrier on my profile. It was Vodafone and the carrier I am now with is ASDA (part of USA's Wal*Mart) who just by coincidence 'piggy back' onto the Vodafone network but charge at least 30% plus less. Their settings are:

Homepage:
APN Name: ASDA mobile
APN Address: asdamobiles.co.uk
Gateway IP address: 212.183.137.12
Username: wap
Password: wap
Session Type: GPRS
Authentication: Normal
Security: Off
Port Number: 8799 WAP2.0, 9201 WAP1.x

My main problem (apart from not knowing what I am doing!!) is where to put those settings as BB have not given ASDA the same information that they receive for Nokia etc., (or so they say). Thanks in advance. I think you are my last hope.
(I cannot put the home page in as it thinks it is a link and I don't have sufficient posts to be able to do that (but it is asda-mobile.com/wap)

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then you need to put in
APN: asdamobiles.co.uk

Username: wap
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Sorry guys, but this one has beaten me. I have tried all the suggestions although I must admit the only folder I seem to be able to change is the TCP/IP and then the fields are restricted by size. I really need to know from someone who has changed their provider who can actually point me to the exact files that need changing and which I have the necessary permissions and capability of changing. I just feel that Vodafone (or maybe BB) have done a really good job in preventing anyone from customising their browser access.

No matter what I seem to do, in Options>Advanced Options>Browser it still shows:
Default Browser Configurating: Vodafone Live and
Default WAP browser configuation: Vodafone Live.
Both are coloured blue with a drop down menu which will not drop down and when either is selected, there is no other menu available to do anything with. In fact the whole thing freezes.

I have been an accomplished computer user for more years than I care to remember but this problem just makes me realise I know absolutely nothing about mobile communications and that I will only be able to use the BB as a phone. Thanks anyway for all of your time. Kindest Regards, Bob Brown
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