Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



2 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 107590 14-Aug-2012 19:14 Send private message

Me and Google have been spending a lot of time together since I stupidly purchased a Samsung 'Strive' handset off trade me.

I like the phone, it works well, apart from the fact it wont connect to the internet, so i cant use that or MMS!

If I try to send a MMS, i get a message 'sending failed, access point unavailable'

If I try to connect to the internet it seems intent on returning to the motherland with the error message of 'unable to connect to the network at this time, please try again later'

I have spent time chatting with samsung, all my phone settings are sweet, according to Telecom there is nothing wrong with my settings or account.

Which brings me to the realisation that it must be AT&T related, I have added new browser profiles new network profiles etc...but nothing has helped.

Any help appreciated!

Cheers

Create new topic
BDFL
47916 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3538

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 672444 14-Aug-2012 19:18 Send private message

All AT&T handsets are heavily customised. This handset is most likely good for voice calls and SMS only outside their network.

Unlike smartphones where there's a way around many of the configuration settings, most "features phones"  are quite hard to configure to any other network.





15537 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 828

Trusted
Vodafone NZ
Subscriber

  Reply # 672451 14-Aug-2012 19:25 Send private message

Return it to the trader






2 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 672452 14-Aug-2012 19:25 Send private message

freitasm: All AT&T handsets are heavily customised. This handset is most likely good for voice calls and SMS only outside their network.

Unlike smartphones where there's a way around many of the configuration settings, most "features phones"  are quite hard to configure to any other network.




Thanks for that, I was beginning to wonder if it was going to be impossible!

10125 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 266

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 672492 14-Aug-2012 20:48 Send private message

The ones I looked at were quite clear in the listing that it was no good on the internet or MMS etc. Was this one sold with anything like that in the listing?




Richard rich.ms

131 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 673274 16-Aug-2012 13:00 Send private message

can you provide the apn settings you have entered or post a screenshot of them at all?

937 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 16

Trusted

  Reply # 677368 27-Aug-2012 06:49 Send private message

From memory you have to create new APNs under Menu > Settings > Connectivity > Network Profiles, in addition to creating a new browser profile (I can't remember how to do that). It is possible to do, but quite difficult due to the handset being VERY customized.

Have you tried visiting a Telecom store? Some nice staff member may be willing to spend time looking at your handset to figure out what goes where. If not, put this down to a case of "buyer beware" etc.

That said, if having MMS and data on your handset are important, you're best to buy a handset directly from Telecom.




munchkin | Troll | Author | Artist | Citizen | Friend | Misanthrope

Join us in the Geekzone IRC channel!

All information contained in posts made by me shall be treated as PotatoZoo's own personal opinion unless otherwise specified.

1063 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 121


  Reply # 677382 27-Aug-2012 07:52 Send private message

make sure the network profiles are selected, not just stored on the phone.
Try going into your browser settings and making sure that the wap profile is set, same with your mms message settings, wherever they may be.













Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

galaxy s4 now on 4.4.2
Created by nzrock, last reply by timmmay on 17-Apr-2014 23:00 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by MrMistofeles on 17-Apr-2014 22:22 (85 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Problem with NDSCam
Created by haydenmarsh, last reply by Benoire on 14-Apr-2014 21:28 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


MH370 - Call for Search & Rescue Help
Created by DS248, last reply by Sideface on 17-Apr-2014 17:28 (735 replies)
Pages... 47 48 49


Is it legal to rip your own DVD in New Zealand?
Created by PSlover14, last reply by SamF on 17-Apr-2014 23:46 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


Weather - Auckland
Created by networkn, last reply by Sidestep on 17-Apr-2014 13:47 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


True cost of driving ..
Created by rayonline, last reply by alasta on 14-Apr-2014 20:43 (52 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


The Mighty Ape Easter Egg Hunt 2014
Created by daesha247, last reply by alexcc on 17-Apr-2014 22:35 (16 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.