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  1. #41  
    Originally posted by potatoho
    I had the $20 Internet plan but I canceled it yesterday via the t-mobile web site. I had heard that GPRS was kinda/sorta free and wanted to test it out. I had a couple of problems.

    Once I canceled the Internet, within an hour my phone would no longer connect to GPRS. I waited until the next day but it still wouldn't connect. So I called and had them put the $4.99 t-zones on my plan. I verified that t-zones was on my account via the website. After that, it still wouldn't connect for the next several hours.

    I called and went to tier 2 support and he typed some stuff to activate my GPRS and then it immediately started working.
    Interesting. I signed up for new T-Mobile service with $4.99 T-Zones but 18 hours later I too still get error when trying to establish a GPRS connection on my Treo 600 ("Error: GPRS connection not available. Check your settings in Network Preferences and/or try again later (0x7143)"). I'll wait until later tonight in case there's a delay setting up this feature for new accounts.

    Hmmm... I put my T-Mobile SIM card in the new Motorola V66 I bought with the new service and it works. So it must be a setting in the Treo 600?

    Anybody have ideas? Thanks for your help. If I call T-Mobile they'll probably say that they're not yet supporting the Treo 600...
  2. #42  
    Originally posted by Sprinter


    Interesting. I signed up for new T-Mobile service with $4.99 T-Zones but 18 hours later I too still get error when trying to establish a GPRS connection on my Treo 600 ("Error: GPRS connection not available. Check your settings in Network Preferences and/or try again later (0x7143)"). I'll wait until later tonight in case there's a delay setting up this feature for new accounts.

    Hmmm... I put my T-Mobile SIM card in the new Motorola V66 I bought with the new service and it works. So it must be a setting in the Treo 600?

    Anybody have ideas? Thanks for your help. If I call T-Mobile they'll probably say that they're not yet supporting the Treo 600...
    Ha... when I removed the SIM card from the Motorola V66 and put it in the Treo 600, I was finally able to connect to GPRS. I'll play around with it some more.
  3. #43  
    Hey you guys should checkout this thread over at Hofo's describing axactly how to do this! Apparently the free plan allow for unlimited WAP browsing as well as regular HTTP browsing. Also, the available ports include 80 (web surfing), 25 (smtp mail sending) and 110 (pop mail port) to be accessed though. So no SSL, FTP, instant messaging, etc...

    This is pretty damned good deal IMO, but fortunately I'm quite content (as of now) with my $5/month unlimited vision (1xrtt) from Sprint!
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  4. #44  
    Originally posted by gfunkmagic
    [BAlso, the available ports include 80 (web surfing), 25 (smtp mail sending) and 110 (pop mail port) to be accessed though. So no SSL, FTP, instant messaging, etc..[/B]
    AgileMessenger works with it. I presume it uses port 80 or something, it's a multi-IM client. As for FTP and SSL they may work with a proxy. I'll try that in a minute.. well I tried but apparently my Nokia browser will not send HTTPS scheme requests to a proxy.
  5. #45  
    Originally posted by tvBilly


    My T600 came today, and I am mentally overloaded beyond belief right now (12 hours later), but I'm taking a break right now so I thought I'd answer.

    Bought a T-Mobile SIM this afternoon with the $40 600 minute plan and the $20 vpn internet plan added on.

    I just typed in the URL in the message above:



    And after entering my username and passwork, it works just fine.

    Bill S
    I wonder if that will stop working soon as MSN plans on charging for access to MSN Mobile (supposedly since yesterday, 12/3). I am still, however, able to access my Hotmail on my Treo 300.

    "Microsoft today said it will begin charging for MSN Mobile, a service that lets MSN and Hotmail users check their email and use other services from their mobile phones. Starting on December 3 MSN Mobile users in the United States and Canada will have to pay $19.99 a year to access MSN services via their mobile phones, with fees going up to $24.99 a year after November 25, 2004. The new paid-access policy will affect MSN Mobile services on Sprint PCS and Verizon Wireless in the U.S., and Bell Mobility and Rogers AT&T in Canada. Some analysts are skeptical if Microsoft will be able to generate sizable revenue from its mobile content services."
  6. #46  
    Since Ive had my Treo 600 on Tmobile long enough to get my first bill, I thought Id post a few things that people may need to think about.

    #1 - If you use Verichat and you dont have some sort of text messaging plan, prepare to get hammered for text messaging. I had 53 text messages on my bill over the course of 4 days. This is because Verichat sends everything via SMS when you are not using Verichat. Tmobile charged 5 cents a message.

    #2 - CHECK YOUR BILL!! For some reason which no one at T-Mobile could explain, I was charged a GPRS charge EVERY DAY since I changed to my Treo 600. The rep at T-Mobile said the charge was what would occur if I went over my limit for Internet but since I have the $19.95 unlimited Internet, she could not explain why I was being charged and credited me.

    #3 - Comcast email (At least for me) is accesable no problem over T-mobile's network.

    #4 - The phone is kind of a ***** to get to work on T-Mobiles network. I had to continuosly play around with it before it finally locked itself on T-Mobile's network. It also doesn't seem to ever connect to the Internet the first try. You usually have to reconnect several times before it finally goes.

    #5 - For the $19.95/mo plan, I did not receive a T-Mobile email address. Might be able to set one up on the web site but haven't checked.

    That's all I can think of.
  7. #47  
    **Thanks everyone who have posted suggestions and "heads up" information as to how I can get some of my Sidekick data into my Treo.**

    I received my Cingular branded Treo 600 this afternoon. My teenager is very impressed and said it - (Treo 600) is too cool for you, Mom. She's the type not impressed with technology except for AIMing. Of course, she wants me to keep the Sidekick plan active, so that *I can* give it to her, she made the point that she is getting good grades & staying out of trouble as justification -- Dad insists that she shouldn't have a phone

    I put my SIM card from my Sidekick into the Treo 600 and was immediately able to make calls and it read the contact and SMS information. I called T-Mobile's Wireless Data group and was told that because the Sidekick has its "own" unique data plan, neither T-Zones nor T-Mobile Internet plan are compatible using the "Sidekick" SIM in another device, i.e., Treo 600. I would have to get a new SIM with T-Mobile Internet plan and pay .20 cents minute for talk time, as mentioned by bchunks on hiptop.com.

    TMobile's Wireless Data group said that even if I were to wait and get the "T-Mobile" branded Treo 600, I'd still be in the same boat. I have 30 days to try out the Cingular branded version or return it back to Handspring/palmOne. The AT&T/Handspring upgrade plan ends on 12/15/03 and I'm expecting that an announcement will be made by Handspring that the T-Mobile brand is available shortly thereafter.

    I don't see an incentive in getting Treo 600 directly from T-Mobile when available. They would probably knock off $150 for handset upgrade = $450 (total) while I got the Cingular version for $399 by using the Handspring upgrade program.

    OFF TOPIC: This issue is not directly related to using the T-Mobile SIM but when I tried to synch my Palm Desktop information from my Tungsten C (Wi-Fi enabled) into Palm Desktop for the Treo 600, I got Palm's version of "blue screen of death", with flashing Palm logo. I had to do hard reset and haven't yet determined what application is the culprit.
    Last edited by BustAGroove; 12/05/2003 at 08:36 AM.
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  8. #48  
    Not true.. I had a Sidekick before I got the Treo. All they have to do is change your data plan from Sidekick data to their regular data plan and you're good to go.

    The buddy to buddy stuff, yea, you would lose. But, if you look at your bill, you're paying $20.00/mo for Sidekick data now. The plain T-mobile internet service is $19.95. The only difference is no free text messaging which may or may not mean anything to you.

    I transitioned over from my Sidekick and my bill didnt change.
  9. #49  
    I cannot get my T600 to view the getmorespeed page, or work as the proxy. Right now I am on this site without any other service than the free wap included on my plan. Is the 8080 port closed with tzones?
  10. #50  
    I've also been using an original Sidekick SIM. It doesn't make a difference. I asked t-mobile once because I thought I was having a problem with something, and they told me a SIM is a SIM.

    That said, I get a weird "Note: call forwarding active" message whenever I dial a number with my Nokia 3650 using my Sidekick SIM. Seems harmless but I haven't figured out how to get rid of the message.
    Last edited by potatoho; 12/05/2003 at 08:43 AM.
  11. #51  
    Originally posted by SWiTCH
    Not true.. I had a Sidekick before I got the Treo. All they have to do is change your data plan from Sidekick data to their regular data plan and you're good to go.

    The buddy to buddy stuff, yea, you would lose. But, if you look at your bill, you're paying $20.00/mo for Sidekick data now. The plain T-mobile internet service is $19.95. The only difference is no free text messaging which may or may not mean anything to you.

    I transitioned over from my Sidekick and my bill didnt change.
    I'm trying to use the same SIM in the Sidekick and Treo and it's just not gonna happen.....sigh...
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  12. #52  
    Originally posted by Sprinter


    Interesting. I signed up for new T-Mobile service with $4.99 T-Zones but 18 hours later I too still get error when trying to establish a GPRS connection on my Treo 600 ("Error: GPRS connection not available. Check your settings in Network Preferences and/or try again later (0x7143)"). I'll wait until later tonight in case there's a delay setting up this feature for new accounts.

    Hmmm... I put my T-Mobile SIM card in the new Motorola V66 I bought with the new service and it works. So it must be a setting in the Treo 600?

    Anybody have ideas? Thanks for your help. If I call T-Mobile they'll probably say that they're not yet supporting the Treo 600...
    After you changed plans did you remember to go into preferences and change your network settings? you need to change your setting to correspond to your new plan, from the network settings in preference simply select 'tzones' from your settings dialogue.
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  13. #53  
    Originally posted by SWiTCH
    Since Ive had my Treo 600 on Tmobile long enough to get my first bill, I thought Id post a few things that people may need to think about.

    #1 - If you use Verichat and you dont have some sort of text messaging plan, prepare to get hammered for text messaging. I had 53 text messages on my bill over the course of 4 days. This is because Verichat sends everything via SMS when you are not using Verichat. Tmobile charged 5 cents a message.

    #2 - CHECK YOUR BILL!! For some reason which no one at T-Mobile could explain, I was charged a GPRS charge EVERY DAY since I changed to my Treo 600. The rep at T-Mobile said the charge was what would occur if I went over my limit for Internet but since I have the $19.95 unlimited Internet, she could not explain why I was being charged and credited me.

    #3 - Comcast email (At least for me) is accesable no problem over T-mobile's network.

    #4 - The phone is kind of a ***** to get to work on T-Mobiles network. I had to continuosly play around with it before it finally locked itself on T-Mobile's network. It also doesn't seem to ever connect to the Internet the first try. You usually have to reconnect several times before it finally goes.

    #5 - For the $19.95/mo plan, I did not receive a T-Mobile email address. Might be able to set one up on the web site but haven't checked.

    That's all I can think of.
    1) you can sign up for 500 txt messages for $2.99 this has worked great for me.

    2) Haven't received my first bill since receiving my Treo 600, so I reserve comment.

    3) I have been able to get all my pop3 email accounts to work except 'COMCAST' can you share your settings?

    4) Haven't had any problems getting the phone to work on Tmobiles network both voice and data have worked great!

    5) Your email address is your mobile number @tmomail.net ie: 7195551212@tmomail.net
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  14. #54  
    I was having a problem connecting to email as well.
    Here's something I did to correct the problem..

    Instead of typing in:
    pop.comcast.net, or whatever you're may be

    Go to DOS prompt on your PC and
    ping pop.comcast.net

    enter that resulting IP address in your email settings.
    This allowed me to access my email!!!

    Hope this helps some of you!
  15. #55  
    Originally posted by Sprinter


    Interesting. I signed up for new T-Mobile service with $4.99 T-Zones but 18 hours later I too still get error when trying to establish a GPRS connection on my Treo 600 ("Error: GPRS connection not available. Check your settings in Network Preferences and/or try again later (0x7143)"). I'll wait until later tonight in case there's a delay setting up this feature for new accounts.

    Hmmm... I put my T-Mobile SIM card in the new Motorola V66 I bought with the new service and it works. So it must be a setting in the Treo 600?

    Anybody have ideas? Thanks for your help. If I call T-Mobile they'll probably say that they're not yet supporting the Treo 600...
    Sprinter, and anyone else..
    I was having the same problem as well.
    I had no problem connecting to GPRS at my house using my Nokia 3650, and I seemed to have pretty good signal at home.
    According to tech csr at T-Mobile, I live in a "marginal signal strength" area. So my 3650 would connect at home but my Treo 600 would not...weird I thought.
    Well, I'm at work now, where supposedly the signal strength is better. Sure enough, I'm able to connect to GPRS here with the Treo 600. I'm guessing the GPRS receiver in the Treo's is very sensitive, or I could be guessing out of my a$$.
    I'll find out if this is true, when I get back home from work and see if I can connect there.
  16. #56  
    My first wireless post!
    Sorry, just had to make sure it worked
  17. #57  
    Originally posted by Prismatic


    1) you can sign up for 500 txt messages for $2.99 this has worked great for me.


    Thats what I ended up doing, although they told me the $2.99 plan was only 300 messages.

    [/quote]3) I have been able to get all my pop3 email accounts to work except 'COMCAST' can you share your settings?[/quote]

    For pop3, Im using mail.comcast.net and for smtp, Im using smtp.comcast.net. I also created an email account specifically for the Treo since I never use any of my Comcast accounts for anything anyway.

    5) Your email address is your mobile number @tmomail.net ie: 7195551212@tmomail.net
    Yea, I did see that. I got a real email address when I had the Sidekick, though, not number@tmomail.net. Doesn't matter since Im using Comcast email anyway.
  18. #58  
    Originally posted by Prismatic

    5) Your email address is your mobile number @tmomail.net ie: 7195551212@tmomail.net
    How did you learn about this? I only found out when I calls T-Mobile customer service. Did you receive a welcome package from them?

    For instance, I also don't know how to check my voice mail from another phone.

    I visited the T-Mobile help web page and found info such as the getmorespeed.t-mobile.com, etc but I was hoping that I would receive a welcome package either via e-mail, mail, or at time of sign-up, like other companies used to do years ago.

    Do I really need to search/browse the T-Mobile help web page to get answers? Or is it summarized somewhere?

    Thanks.
  19. #59  
    Originally posted by yelofelo
    In the network prefs, there are 3 options-
    TMobile Internet
    TZones
    TMobile VPN
    Now that I signed up for the $19.99 internet plan I am able to connect to TMobile Internet.

    Why the separate TMobile VPN?

    Does that mean if I want to run a VPN client I should connect via "TMobile VPN" instead of "TMobile Internet"?

    On my Treo 300 I was unable to successfully connect to our office via VPN, but I'll try again this time on my Treo 600.
  20. #60  
    Originally posted by SWiTCH
    Yea, I did see that. I got a real email address when I had the Sidekick, though, not number@tmomail.net. Doesn't matter since Im using Comcast email anyway.
    You can also set up an e-mail alias address on the T-Mobile site so that your e-mail would be, for example, jdoe@tmomail.net.
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