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xurizaemon

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#31083 4-Mar-2009 00:15
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iPhone is a 3G iPhone 8GB bought outright from VFNZ store, running 2.2.1.

I'm an On Account customer, so my APN as advised by VFNZ support is "www.vodafone.net.nz"

However, when I configure the phone that way, periodically it gets bored and changes back to www.iphone-vodafone.net.nz

Sometimes it does it immediately and reliably on trying to initiate a data connection. Here's a video of the behaviour:

http://blip.tv/file/1835540/

Anyone know how I can convince the phone to stick to the correct settings?

VFNZ tell me the setting is in the handset software, which means it can probably be changed in some XML config file deep in its innards, but that requires some voodoo.

I hope it doesn't come to that, but this behaviour is pretty annoying, as the video above will show :)

If you know how to make the device behave, please let me know!!

Cheers

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  #199106 4-Mar-2009 08:42
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looks pretty annoying,

something you could try it

instead of changing it to the valid www.vodafone.net.nz apn, try changing it to an invalid APN, which still allows data

i.e when i want data, i just remove the z from the end of www.iphone-vodafone.net.nz, leaving me with
www.iphone-vodafone.net.n as the APN,

when i want to turn data off, i just put the z back on the end, never had a problem this way of it automatically changing back  ( i dont have an iphone plan either, just on account )

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  #199378 5-Mar-2009 10:56
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Hi, sorry I can't provide any insights on the reset issue - I've been able to change my APN when I want to access data using my iPhone here in Wellington, and it stays set until I want to change it back. But I'd just like to say thanks for the tip of simply dropping the 'z' from the end of the APN - I've been finding it tricky to select the 'iphone-' part of the address to delete it, so this will be a handy tip.
Cheers,Mike




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  #199381 5-Mar-2009 11:22
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try using www.unlockit.co.nz and applying a profile with the correct APN for you and see if it stays..

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