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Old 08-10-2006, 05:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there. I have an 8700 on T-Mobile in the UK, and the idjuts at T-Mobile have decided to lock the browser home page to their stupid t-zones web site.

I want the browser home page set to a web page of my choice - i.e my company home page. I don't want to fanny about with multiple key clicks & scrolling as T-Mobile tech support suggested as a credible solution.

My company also wants to get 5 more 8700 devices, but we arent big enough to warrant a BES Server. If T-Mobile insist on locking the home page, then we'll find an operator that doesn't.

I want to unlock / hack this setting. Anybody got any ideas?
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi there. I have an 8700 on T-Mobile in the UK, and the idjuts at T-Mobile have decided to lock the browser home page to their stupid t-zones web site.

I want the browser home page set to a web page of my choice - i.e my company home page. I don't want to fanny about with multiple key clicks & scrolling as T-Mobile tech support suggested as a credible solution.

My company also wants to get 5 more 8700 devices, but we arent big enough to warrant a BES Server. If T-Mobile insist on locking the home page, then we'll find an operator that doesn't.

I want to unlock / hack this setting. Anybody got any ideas?
That is set via IT Policy, and although you could reset it, it will just come back as soon as you set up your email.

If you go to a BES setup, you'll get another browser which goes through your BES' network. That browser's home page shouldn't be locked.

You can set up a BES server to service up to 12 or 15 devices for free using BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express. You need to register each PIN that will connect to the server to get a CAL for it. Go to:
https://www.blackberry.com/express/?cp=ILC-BB1.


Your only option is to complain to T-Mobile!
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for this, but like I say in my original post, we dont use a BES server... We tried complaining to UK T-mobile technical and they refused to help saying it wasn't a technial issue and we were the only ones complaining about it. Which is rather difficult to believe and is poor customer service...so we are reluctant to place more business with them.

Locking devices down to this level of granularity is crazy.

There must be a "hack" to change browser home page !
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If you use T-Mobile's Web'n'Walk option on your price plan, you'll get 'unlimited' browsing and a new browser instance (icon) from where you CAN edit your home page. I have this working on my 8700g (though I actually config my browser to go to the bookmarks page first). If you go for this remember to ask for the REDUCTION in the "instant email" charge that goes with having Web'n'Walk.

Oh yeah, and the Web'n'Walk browser instance of the browser also does XHTML without going via the T-Mobile WAP gateway, so you can get to sites you can't get to via the T-Zones browser instance - all together better.

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Old 08-26-2006, 04:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It looks like my 8700f on Orange is also locked to their home page. I guess the sad thing is this type of marketing device must work. I will never use anything someone tries to force on me on principle. Guess I'll just have to take those extra couple of clicks too.
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