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Topic # 6377 20-Jan-2006 15:57
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Hi I just bought a pda phone, it is the O2 xda. i can connect to vodafone with no trouble but does anyone know how to config it so i can use wap and look at vodafone live? I have tried the vodafone instructions but it still doesn't work.

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Reply # 26808 20-Jan-2006 16:01
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Why buy a nice smart phone to look at vodafone live

Oh and I am quite sure you can't

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Reply # 26809 20-Jan-2006 16:13
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You can't... Pocket Internet Explorer supports WAP and HTML, but Vodafone live! looks at the browser and does not like it...





 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 26836 21-Jan-2006 09:58
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oh, stupid...

is there a program that can use wap, i heard that some people installed another program to view wap pages...

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Reply # 26837 21-Jan-2006 10:22
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Pocket Internet Explorer shows WAP pages. It's Vodafone that delivers Vodafone Live! content to specific browsers only (the ones built-in on Vodafone live! handsets).





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Reply # 26838 21-Jan-2006 10:28
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Why oh stupid

You have a smart phone you have access to the whole web if you want vodafone live purchase a vlive approved handset

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Reply # 26852 21-Jan-2006 14:49
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Some services on Vlive like the news and weather are remotely useful and it would probably be cheaper using the Vlive news service rather than going on open internet and viewing a website of news.

Purchasing a vlive handset may be an option but there aren't too many smartphones in that list (P910 can get in fine though).




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Reply # 26853 21-Jan-2006 14:58
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If the objective is to get news and related items and if you have a Pocket PC or Smartphone, then a RSS feed reader makes more sense - lightweight and faster than Vodafone live!

Of course there are just a few New Zealand-related RSS feeds covering news...





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Reply # 26854 21-Jan-2006 15:04
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The point I was trying to make was you'd still pay for bandwidth which may actually turn out to be more (assuming you are on the casual plan) than a weekly subscription to the news service... which is why one might consider using the vlive news service.

I don't really like the Vlive news service because the article quality is sometimes poor, articles put in wrong categories on a regular basis, and double posts (Slashdot anyone?). The only reason I suggested it because it was a all-you-can-eat service.

I used to use Avantgo to download news on masse but it wasn't too good with my P910 when you had to use the dock or a flakey internet-over-bluetooth method to sync news (you could always do it over the air... but what would be the point?) it made it quite annoying.

I'm interested in RSS though... are there many places which have more than a brief description in the RSS stream?




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  Reply # 26855 21-Jan-2006 16:24
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cokemaster: I'm interested in RSS though... are there many places which have more than a brief description in the RSS stream?
Some do, but not all (including Geekzone). The reason for that is because many scrapper sites get the feed in place the content on their pages, with ads, effectively stealing and making money from someone else's work...







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  Reply # 26863 21-Jan-2006 20:04
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lol, the main reason i wanted vodafone live is that it has a section on Manchester United with live scores, for which i can use for free, did anyway.

Does anyone know the price and how i would set up my pda to connect to the interent?

thanks for your replies people.

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Reply # 26864 21-Jan-2006 20:09
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GPRS is billed by the amount of data you use. By default you'll be on the casual plan which costs 10c for every 10kb. Its rounded up as well.

While I know the settings for GPRS, I have never set up a PPC before so hopefully someone else can enlighten us. You might be able to try the vodafone OTA config tool which sends the settings to your phone.





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  Reply # 26865 21-Jan-2006 20:24
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oh great, my pda is not on the list

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Reply # 26866 21-Jan-2006 21:51
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Ok, follow these steps:

  • Tap Start | Settings | Connections | Connections | Advanced | Select Networks
  • For Internet select My ISP and tap Edit
  • Tap New
  • Enter any name for this connection
  • Select a Modem should be GPRS
  • Tap Next
  • Access Point Name (APN) should be web.vodafone.net.nz
  • Username can be voda, Password can be fone, Domain should be empty
  • Tap Finish

    Back in the connection list make sure the checkbox is set next to this new connection. Tap OK on the top right.

    You are back in Network Management now, make sure both Internet and Work are set to My ISP.

    Tap OK to finish, all the way back to the Today screen.

    Open Pocket Internet Explorer and try browsing to any site - www.geekzone.co.nz is a good one to try.





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    Reply # 26867 21-Jan-2006 21:55
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    By the way, if you select the "My phone is not listed" option in the Wireless Vodafone site (linked before in this thread) you will be presented with a FAQ in the Wireless Vodafone site (linked before in this thread). The question "What if my mobile phone or PDA is not listed? links to a page with old models.

    The O2 XDA is the same as i-mate Pocket PC Phone (check out our Smart Device Database).

    You can follow the instructions on this Vodafone New Zealand i-mate GPRS configuration pdf file.







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    Reply # 26879 22-Jan-2006 10:21
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    ar it works it works!!! thanks guys

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