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# 138144 21-Dec-2013 17:38
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Hi,
I was wondering if anyone knew the APN for skinny that is not firewalled (or have port restrictions)?

I've recently changed from 2 degrees and they have a "direct" APN (as do telecom and vodafone) which allows incoming connections so that (for instance) you can have a web server hanging off the PC which has the Skinny dongle attached. Skinny's wapaccess.co.nz APN doesnt allow incoming connections.

For example telecom's is: direct.telecom.co.nz and has no firewall and no port restrictions. Have tried this given skinny is telecom, but no joy.

Suggestions??


Thanks!

Cheers,

Phil

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  # 955929 21-Dec-2013 18:04
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AFAIK that's their only APN. I generally recommend people stick to the three actual operators (rather than virtual ones) if they need direct connections.

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  # 955932 21-Dec-2013 18:11
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Try using direct.telecom.co.nz

 
 
 
 


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  # 955939 21-Dec-2013 18:40
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phil180:  Have tried this given skinny is telecom, but no joy.



Skinny is a full MVNO on the Telecom network. It is not "Telecom" and has it's own backend.


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  # 955954 21-Dec-2013 19:16
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sbiddle:
phil180:  Have tried this given skinny is telecom, but no joy.



Skinny is a full MVNO on the Telecom network. It is not "Telecom" and has it's own backend.



Im sick of people saying Skinny is telecom, it may be owned by telecom and use their towers, but it is NOT telecom. Telecom is Telecom.

 

 

 

Its like jetstar is not qantas

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  # 955961 21-Dec-2013 20:13
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Yabanize:
sbiddle:
phil180:  Have tried this given skinny is telecom, but no joy.



Skinny is a full MVNO on the Telecom network. It is not "Telecom" and has it's own backend.



Im sick of people saying Skinny is telecom, it may be owned by telecom and use their towers, but it is NOT telecom. Telecom is Telecom.
 
Its like jetstar is not qantas

Hmmm, yet you just suggested the OP tries a Telecom APN?




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  # 955982 21-Dec-2013 21:13
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coffeebaron:
Yabanize:
sbiddle:
phil180:  Have tried this given skinny is telecom, but no joy.



Skinny is a full MVNO on the Telecom network. It is not "Telecom" and has it's own backend.



Im sick of people saying Skinny is telecom, it may be owned by telecom and use their towers, but it is NOT telecom. Telecom is Telecom.
 
Its like jetstar is not qantas

Hmmm, yet you just suggested the OP tries a Telecom APN?


It was an idea, i didnt think it would work though


There is a new change on skinny that whatever the apn is set to it will always work

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  # 956001 21-Dec-2013 22:13
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coffeebaron: Hmmm, yet you just suggested the OP tries a Telecom APN?

And despite the OP saying that he's already tried it >.>

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  # 956026 22-Dec-2013 00:26
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Behodar:
coffeebaron: Hmmm, yet you just suggested the OP tries a Telecom APN?

And despite the OP saying that he's already tried it >.>


Sorry, I didnt see he said that the first time

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  # 956094 22-Dec-2013 11:01
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I'm just hassling ya :)



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  # 956173 22-Dec-2013 14:38
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Thanks everyone. Looks like its back to 2degrees for me :(
Sorry for upsetting you delicate sensibilities Yabanize.

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  # 956396 23-Dec-2013 09:27
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phil180: Hi,
I was wondering if anyone knew the APN for skinny that is not firewalled (or have port restrictions)?

I've recently changed from 2 degrees and they have a "direct" APN (as do telecom and vodafone) which allows incoming connections so that (for instance) you can have a web server hanging off the PC which has the Skinny dongle attached. Skinny's wapaccess.co.nz APN doesnt allow incoming connections.

For example telecom's is: direct.telecom.co.nz and has no firewall and no port restrictions. Have tried this given skinny is telecom, but no joy.

Suggestions??


Thanks!

Cheers,

Phil


I'll find out if there is a reason we don't have one or if we can set one up, but it won't be until the New Year now.  

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  # 1077415 30-Jun-2014 22:15
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Has there been any update on this? I am extremely interested in this.

Thanks.

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  # 1077578 1-Jul-2014 08:43
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sbiddle:
phil180:  Have tried this given skinny is telecom, but no joy.



Skinny is a full MVNO on the Telecom network. It is not "Telecom" and has it's own backend.



last week I put a  new skinny SIM into a Telecom  SGS1 and the Telecom APNs worked fine on Skinny.     Internet and MMS.




Regards,

Old3eyes


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old3eyes:
sbiddle:
phil180:  Have tried this given skinny is telecom, but no joy.



Skinny is a full MVNO on the Telecom network. It is not "Telecom" and has it's own backend.



last week I put a  new skinny SIM into a Telecom  SGS1 and the Telecom APNs worked fine on Skinny.     Internet and MMS.


If you put an 'invalid' APN name into your device then the system will overwrite this with wapaccess.co.nz.  That is why your service is working, but you aren't actually using the Telecom APN.

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  # 1077604 1-Jul-2014 09:30
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Just popped a Skinny SIM in my S2 and I assumed it worked because I still had the Telecom APN defined.

I was suppsed to get a message with APN settings but it never turned up.




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