07/31/2013, 10:42 AM
After my first Pre 2 died, I bought another (which turned out to be a mis-sold Pre Plus). That's been returned to the shop and they've got me an unlocked pre-owned Pre 2.
I've popped my original Pre 2's sim card from Three but it failed to access via APN to login, so I couldn't go any further. I noted the APN settings were listed as three.co.uk as the APN, user name had hs_null in it, and password was filled with a number of asterisks.
Three customer service tell me it should only have "three.co.uk" in the APN box and user name and password should be left blank. However, this still didn't allow the Pre 2 to access and logon via APN.
As a last resort, I've put in an (expensive rate) O2 sim and all is fine and the phone's up and running. I would really like to use the Three card if possible, as it's dirt cheap on calls etc, but I wonder if anyone may know where I'm going wrong.
I have browsed the forums, and noted that "hs_null" came up in a thread about German Pre's not working with some companies, and I'm suspicious that on the box mine came is an HP barcode sticker with the words:
HP Palm Pre 2, EU-UMTS unlocked.
Might this be the reason it won't work on Three?
It's a PG4U running on 2.2.4 if that helps.
Thanks guys if you can help.