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# 96441 27-Jan-2012 11:27
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I've recently bought a mobile device that ISN'T capable of 3G, but claims to support "GPRS/EDGE" and I don't exactly understand how that works.

In short, I'm really only interested in how to configure the settings so that I can go online outside of Wi-fi, and the information it asks for is the following:

Network-
 Access:
 Account:
 Password:
 Proxy:
 Port:

MMS-
 Access:
 Account:
 Password:
 MMS Proxy:
 Port:
 MMSC:

So my main question is, how do I fill that in in order for me to have GPRS/EDGE access? To my understanding, EDGE is a faster version of GPRS? If that the case I would like to configure for EDGE.

I've been browsing vodafone.co.nz this whole morning for more information, such as the cost of GPRS/EDGE, but found nothing. Another question I have is, for EDGE, do I have to do anything on Vodafone's side such as buying a plan? Or do I simply set it up on my phone and then just pay for whatever I use? Or is it possible to buy those 250mb/month plans, does GPRS/EDGE apply to those plans too?

Thanks in advance,
Jun 

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  # 574020 27-Jan-2012 11:31
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Hi Jun

Have you checked out the sticky posts in this part of geekzone?

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40

You have not mentioned if you are a postpay or Prepay customer!

We also have this section on the Vodafone NZ forum

http://forum.vodafone.co.nz/topic/1906-handset-internet-wap-pxt-settings/

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  # 574021 27-Jan-2012 11:37
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http://www.vodafone.co.nz/welcome/mobile-broadband.jsp

Vodafone NZ do not have EDGE enabled only GPRS

All settings are the same for packet switch data if the handset is attached to GPRS or 3G

 
 
 
 




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  # 574036 27-Jan-2012 12:34
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Thankyou so much, I have read the relevant posts in the sticky section and my phone is now configured to be able to go online via GPRS Laughing

Lastly, just to confirm:

johnr:

All settings are the same for packet switch data if the handset is attached to GPRS or 3G


Does this mean that plans I buy such as "Smart $45" will work with GPRS and supply data to my phone? Sorry my head is yet to get around all of these jargony terms haha, but I'm learning!

Thanks again
 



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  # 574038 27-Jan-2012 12:35
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Also, I am a prepay customer,

Thanks,
Jun 

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  # 574040 27-Jan-2012 12:35
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majun: Thankyou so much, I have read the relevant posts in the sticky section and my phone is now configured to be able to go online via GPRS?Laughing

Lastly, just to confirm:

johnr:

All settings are the same for packet switch data if the handset is attached to GPRS or 3G


Does this mean that plans I buy such as "Smart $45" will work with GPRS and supply data to my phone? Sorry my head is yet to get around all of these jargony terms haha, but I'm learning!

Thanks again
?


Yes the data bundles are for GPRS / 3G packet switch data does not matter

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  # 574043 27-Jan-2012 12:39
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FYI before you can receive a MMS (PXT) you need to send one first



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# 574059 27-Jan-2012 13:00
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Thankyou 

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