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#288234 15-Jun-2021 11:33
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Hey guys!

I am currently working on a project that requires a public IP and open ports. I have bussiness accounts with spark and vodafone and have only contacted vodafone about this.

They gave my contact details to a level 2 support person which hasn't contacted me. Ive tried asking a few times and they keep saying they will be in touch. But, get no response.

Any help would be amazing thanks

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  #2729042 15-Jun-2021 11:51
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I'll take a punt and say those old "unfiltered" APNs aren't there any more. You used to be able use "direct" on Spark, but can't remember on VF.

Maybe a job for a corporate APN and your own network range?

Just to add... through Devoli we can buy a 2degrees SIM that runs on a private APN that trunks back Devoli's own network and then therefore assigns a public IP out of our own allocation. SIM is cheap, but data (per GB) is expensive as, but I think that's more a Devoli pricing thing than anything haha.

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  #2729689 16-Jun-2021 15:33
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Hey! Im new to all this sort of stuff so ill try catch on with the terms haha. I'm paying a developer to set things up and he told me this has to be done.

I tried ringing vodafone and they told me that there is no way to open ports or have a public ip. Only on broadband. Which isn't true as I have friends in france and UK that got theirs done with ease. Aparently its just a click of a button to setup for them.

I've never heard of APN but as you said spark does have that. How does it work and does it add a lot more expense to the mobile plans?


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  #2729692 16-Jun-2021 15:47
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UK is not NZ and vice versa.

 

So while technically yes, it could be done, NZ Vodafone have decided not to.

 

 

 

What is your end goal ? Is it an app for a single company to use, or public or.... ?

 

 





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  #2729712 16-Jun-2021 16:58
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Spark do this for corporate APNs. Works well, you can access mobile IPS remotely from within the APN network. Was expensive though.

Spark also sell SIM cards that roam on vodafone but not sure if these were available on corporate APN.

Again costly

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  #2729717 16-Jun-2021 17:01
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You can connect fixed line services to the APN network too for your servers.

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  #2729727 16-Jun-2021 17:31
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My goal is to be able to turn either phones or usb modems into 4G proxies. Atm I am doing it via an app, but I feel as though my data is getting murdered through it. So, either someone's stealing data or the app itself uses lots of data to run the proxy connection.

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  #2729790 16-Jun-2021 17:42
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4G proxies? What do you mean?

Describe the application. What data goes from where to where.
Why canโ€™t you use an always on VPN? Why does it have to be mobile data? Who is the user?

It sounds like you are trying to cut costs???
If yes then corporate APN is not for you.

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  #2729792 16-Jun-2021 17:49
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Have you tried the direct.telecom.co.nz APN?

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  #2729802 16-Jun-2021 18:15
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Remember that data sent via a VPN still has to go over the cellphone network. You're not going to save on data charges.


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  #2729803 16-Jun-2021 18:20
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Kylegsp: My goal is to be able to turn either phones or usb modems into 4G proxies. Atm I am doing it via an app, but I feel as though my data is getting murdered through it. So, either someone's stealing data or the app itself uses lots of data to run the proxy connection.

 

 

What are trying to accomplish exactly? 

 

If anything, using a direct APN will open up your connection to ANYONE trying to send packets your way - and your account will be charged for all those unsolicited packets.

 

Also, an app uses data, a proxy will use data - I don't understand what you will achieve here.





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  #2729805 16-Jun-2021 18:26
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Peppery: Have you tried the direct.telecom.co.nz APN?

 

 

 

Can confirm this works on Mobile Broadband but now FWA where the APN is "Broadband" the default APN for Mobile Data is "Internet" but can be adjusted to direct.telecom.co.nz to give you a dynamic, but non CG-NAT IP address





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  #2729817 16-Jun-2021 19:03
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So I grow and manage client instagram accounts and use proxies so that I can run multiple accounts on my server while keeping everything safe and secure. I use custom made emulators.

The proxies allow me to run heaps of accounts without getting into issues. I have Virtual Assistants that post, follow, like etc on these accounts so they have to be setup this way. Don't think I can connect 50 phones to my laptop without my office being a complete mess.

At the moment I use proxidize app for android and yes I know it uses data. But its using a lot more than foreign proxies I've tried so must be something different with the app. Either they are selling data or it has to go through a server and back before it gets to me.

My endgoal is to have a raspberry pi setup with a usb hub with usb modems setup. But this requires open ports and public ip ive been told.

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  #2729818 16-Jun-2021 19:07
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SomeoneSomewhere:

Remember that data sent via a VPN still has to go over the cellphone network. You're not going to save on data charges.



No I can't seem to access it when I click. Is that the spark one?

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  #2729822 16-Jun-2021 19:32
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But why inbound connections over mobile? If you want to run a proxy you could do it over fixed service.




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  #2729823 16-Jun-2021 19:34
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Kylegsp:  I have Virtual Assistants that post, follow, like etc on these accounts so they have to be setup this way. Don't think I can connect 50 phones to my laptop without my office being a complete mess.

 

Right. So small scale this then.

 


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