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Old 05-29-2007, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is APN and how do I find teh one that I need to use on my phone or is it phone specific?

I searched, but didnt find anything that helped. I am trying to do it to use Ramble IM and it seems like it helps people connect BLuetooth to their Tom Tom One.

Any help would be great...

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Access Point Name... it is carrier-specific.

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Need help with APN :
I really dont understand what APN is exactly for .
Do i need it when i use a enterprise server with own Proxy/internet access ?
The description for APN sounds for me like a login for internet with name/password .
Can soneone pls explain ?
Old 10-18-2007, 03:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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An Access Point Name (APN) identifies an external network that is accessible from a phone. It's kind of like a subnet for your phone, and the operator can define what (external networks/services) are available on each APN.

I've seen operators use multiple APNs to segment their network. So the Blackberry APN supports traffic only to the Blackberry service. All traffic using the Blackberry APN is routed via the RIM's network/servers (all RIM applications on your BB - BIS, BES, etc). The general GRPS APN doesn't go through RIM, which is why some Blackberry applications (Google Maps, mostnon-RIM IM programs etc) need to have the general GPRS APN configured - they don't work if their traffic goes to RIM so they're written to expect a generic GPRS connection.

Many operators also charge differently for services on different APNs as the "charging meters" spot/measure the different APNs in use. The rate per KB is typically different for BB vs. general GPRS.

Someone tell me if I'm wrong!

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Old 10-18-2007, 06:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for explain

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