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Old 04-29-2007, 11:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I wonder if someone could plase help me or point me in the right direction.

I, like many, have just purchased an old vodafone UK 7230 from Ebay. I realise that without a BB data plan I am unable to use the Blackberry browser to browse the Internet.

I have placed a Vodafone UK registerd SIM card into the phone and it works fine and is GRPS enabled, as I get GPRS displayed above the signal strength - calls obviously work OK as well.

As the Blackberry browser does not allow Internet access via GRPS (if I am correct) I downloaded Opera Mini to the 7230 and setup the TCP options as APN = pp.vodafone.co.uk with a password and username of wap and wap respectively. I read an article that detailed how someone got Internet access working via a GRPS enabled SIM card on T-Mobile UK using this method.

I have downloaded a blank (I think) security policy to the 7230, as detailed in this link Unlocking the Blackberry

This seems to have worked ok, as I can now set no passwords on the phone and the security menu does not mention an IT security policy, which it did before.

However the issue that I am having now is that when the Opera Mini software tries to access the intenet I get a message saying :-

The application operette $2dhifi has attempted to open a connection to locations inside the firewall and outside of the firewall which is not allowed by your IT policy.

So it seems that even though I though I had sent a blank IT policy to the 7230 that there is stiil come configuration settings stopping the device form access the Internet. Maybe I am getting confused between setting up a blank security policy and an IT policy??

I have done a search and found a lot of related articles with regard to firewalls and security polocies and yet I still can not get Internet access working on the device. I really just want to see what GPRS internet access is like (i.e. speed wise and usability wise) on the device.

Any help / pointers would be much appreciated.

Thanks
Andrew
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Old 04-29-2007, 02:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Since you purchased a used Berry, are you sure that it doesn't have a former IT policy that is giving you issues?

You're always going to find yourself running into issues when trying to circumvent the system rather than simply ponying up the dough and getting a Blackberry Data Plan.
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It sounds like it DOES have an old IT policy. Unfortunately, I don't think the blank IT policy in the Remove IT Policy sticky will get rid of that message.
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Thanks for the replies - I think that I might actually get a new Blackberry on a proper BB tariff, as what I have seen from the 7230 I will be able to get a lot of use from it.

Thanks again for the information.

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