Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26
4 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #231154 5-Jul-2009 12:45
Send private message

We signed up with Telecom in early June. They told us the APN in the store and told us they would do some research to make sure that our phones would work. (We have locked US iphones with turbosims to do a hardware unlock.) The next day we went back to the store and they said they had received a memo that morning instructing them that because they are doing a deal with Apple to sell the iphone they are forbidden from providing any support to unlocked iphones -- including TELLING customers the APN!!!!! (Fortunately they already told us the day before they got the memo.)

Our phones are NOT "hacked", jailbroken, or unlocked. We just have turbosim hardware unlock. As I said, we can make calls and send outgoing text messages, but the phones never ring or indicate anything about incoming calls. Text messages arrive in a flood when we make an outgoing call. 3G was working fine until a few days ago, when it abruptly stopped. We have open-plan accounts, not prepay. We have OS 2.2.1 modem firmware 02.30.03. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!



459 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #231727 6-Jul-2009 17:31
Send private message

Files Updated......

FYI folks I have updated the files. The APN for general Data *was* set to direct.telecom.co.nz I have now changed this to internet.telecom.co.nz. Please update your iPhone's with the new ipcc.

Thanks




Cheers
nzbullet
Note: My thoughts and comments are my own and not of anyone else including my employer


 
 
 
 


54 posts

Master Geek


  #231762 6-Jul-2009 18:40
Send private message

nzbullet: Files Updated......



FYI folks I have updated the files. The APN for general Data *was* set to direct.telecom.co.nz I have now changed this to internet.telecom.co.nz. Please update your iPhone's with the new ipcc.



Thanks



What does the change do?...any reason for this update or just a tidy up (ie both work just as well?)



459 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #231789 6-Jul-2009 20:28
Send private message

camtab:
nzbullet: Files Updated......

FYI folks I have updated the files. The APN for general Data *was* set to direct.telecom.co.nz I have now changed this to internet.telecom.co.nz. Please update your iPhone's with the new ipcc.

Thanks


What does the change do?...any reason for this update or just a tidy up (ie both work just as well?)



I originally used direct.telecom.co.nz as it was my understanding that you were unable to access the pdaportal (for data and general account usage/info) via internet.telecom.co.nz, however I have since been advised by Telecom that you can and they requested I make the change.




Cheers
nzbullet
Note: My thoughts and comments are my own and not of anyone else including my employer


479 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #231806 6-Jul-2009 21:29
Send private message

violeta: We signed up with Telecom in early June. They told us the APN in the store and told us they would do some research to make sure that our phones would work. (We have locked US iphones with turbosims to do a hardware unlock.) The next day we went back to the store and they said they had received a memo that morning instructing them that because they are doing a deal with Apple to sell the iphone they are forbidden from providing any support to unlocked iphones -- including TELLING customers the APN!!!!! (Fortunately they already told us the day before they got the memo.)


I have had a look and I can find no references regarding this, this is the only reference to iphone..

"Important Note: We cannot send Network Settings Over The Air for the Apple iPhone. The iPhone may be capable of having settings manually entered by the customer; however this is dependant on many variables, such as the software version, where the iPhone was purchased, and whether the phone is locked or unlocked."

My experiances is that there are a lot of sales staff that are not up to the play when it comes to APNs etc.

80 posts

Master Geek


  #231890 7-Jul-2009 09:10
Send private message

violeta, if you google it and look @ the iphone forums on the likes of hackint0sh you will find that Turbo-sim causes a LOT of the problems. It's the ugliest hack there is (and illegal in many countries) for getting the phone to work. You would be much better off to use a proper jailbreak/activation tool, the software solutions are much less likely to cause problems and work properly with the cellular networks. Turbo sims et al, are a method of last recourse used while waiting for software tools to become available. IT'S AN UGLY UGLY HACK.

6903 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #233589 10-Jul-2009 11:44
Send private message

Is a "hacked" carrier settings file still required? Apple is currently promoting the phone as working with any carrier:

"iPhone 3G & iPhone 3GS purchased at the Apple Online Store can be activated with any wireless carrier. Simply insert the SIM from your current phone into iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS and connect to iTunes 8.2 to complete activation." - from here.

 
 
 
 


259 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #233592 10-Jul-2009 11:46
Send private message

The iphone is not supported by telecom yet so there will still be no carrier settings in itunes

6903 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #233602 10-Jul-2009 11:56
Send private message

Apple's wording, to me, reads that *Apple* is supporting it with any carrier that uses a SIM ("can be activated with any wireless carrier"), and doesn't state that the carrier needs to offer support for it. Is "any carrier" really Apple-speak for "Vodafone"?

259 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #233609 10-Jul-2009 12:03
Send private message

The iphone will work by just putting a XT sim in for calls and txts
but if you want to go on the internet you would either need to manually put a telecom Apn in
Or use this file

144 posts

Master Geek


  #233611 10-Jul-2009 12:04
Send private message

Thats Apple speaking.. cos its same for Australia as well..
obviously they cant sell it locked here in NZ and in Australia... and Apple themselves are trying to make some money by luring people in.. and I would prefer to get it from them directly and deal with them directly with warranties.. cos i am sure they will be lot easier and sensible about it!

536 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #233761 10-Jul-2009 16:18

So if I do this the phone is unable to roam? Can I remove it and it will roam again? Please elaborate.



459 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #233833 10-Jul-2009 19:03
Send private message

maknz: So if I do this the phone is unable to roam? Can I remove it and it will roam again? Please elaborate.



There are some settings that need to made specifically to be able to roam overseas in this file. Unfortunately I am not 100% certain what they are. I believe what I have done will work, 95% sure, however I cannot be certain because I cannot test it and Telecom have advised that they will not be able to help (i guess whether you have the file or not they wouldn't be able to because they don't support the iPhone, which is fair enough), hence it is not guaranteed. 


Yes you can remove the file if it doesn't work by restoring, but yes you would have to restore. If you put an Apple supported SIM card in it then it will be fine as it will use the official carrier bundle for that carrier and no restore would be needed (if you are using the supported carriers sim). It may even work with the Telecom SIM card without the ipcc file, but again this is unkown.


Basically all I am saying is hey if it works, cool. If not then please don't ask Telecom for support. 


Hope this makes sense.




Cheers
nzbullet
Note: My thoughts and comments are my own and not of anyone else including my employer


536 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #233841 10-Jul-2009 19:18

As long as it doesn't bork anything permanently (which can't be fixed by either replacing with the vodafone ipcc or a restore), I'm keen :D.



459 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #233854 10-Jul-2009 19:56
Send private message

No borking here, and it's definitely not permanent :D




Cheers
nzbullet
Note: My thoughts and comments are my own and not of anyone else including my employer


1 | ... | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Withings launches three new devices to help monitor heart health from home
Posted 13-Feb-2020 20:05


Auckland start-up Yourcar matches new car buyers with dealerships
Posted 13-Feb-2020 18:05


School gardens go high tech to teach kids the importance of technology
Posted 13-Feb-2020 11:10


Malwarebytes finds Mac threats outpace Windows for the first time
Posted 13-Feb-2020 08:01


Amazon launches Echo Show 8 in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 8-Feb-2020 20:36


Vodafone New Zealand starts two year partnership with LetsPlay.Live
Posted 28-Jan-2020 11:24


Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.