(I have the "T-Mobile VPN" service which provides a routeable IP instead of a natted one.)
Turns out, the phone works just fine on their older unlimited data plans, albeit at 2G speeds (GMRS). I'm happy with that because I just want the same level of surfing capability I had with my old Motorola Z8.
There was the problem of the setup. To get it to work, I did the following:
- Added the "T-Mobile VPN" APN to the list of apns (which you can do from the initial-setup screen)
- Booted the phone with my wife's Google enabled SIM card
- Logged in with my google account
- Switched on 2G only mode (I don't think that this is necessary)
- Rebooted with my sim card
- Deleted the US 3G APNs from the list
The catch is that without removing the 3G APNs it will still try to use those to connect to the internet. Not a good thing because that only leads you to a captive portal by T-Mobile offering to upgrade your service.
Now I get the data service I like (and pay for), on the device I want.
Now to see about this developer kit.
APN, not VPN in your title. VPN on Android is something a lot of people are after.ReplyDelete
Sorry for the confusion, I mean VPN. T-Mobile has a service they call "T-Mobile VPN", it's a better version of their unlimited internet service, but it's not 3G. I've edited the test to clarify this. I have another post where I comment on the status of VPN support on the android.ReplyDelete
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