Internet and MMS APN settings

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I'm a Participant Level 1 Toquinha1977
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Internet and MMS APN settings

Since I wanted a smartphone that wasn't a Blackberry or an iPhone, I went with the HTC Desire Z and had it unlocked for the Fido network.  I guess I still have to change my settings as I'm not getting internet (but phone and text works great). So far it's asking for the following:

 

Name

APN

Proxy

Port

Username

Password

Server

MMSC

MMS proxy

MMS port

MMS protocol

MCC

MNC

Authentication type

APN type

 

What values am I to fill in for all these fields?

 

 

 

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Re: MMS/APN settings for non-Fido phones

Hi everyone,

 

The settings have been previously provided, however I have added several others.

 

Name:  fido internet

APN:  internet.fido.ca

Username:  fido

Password:  fido

APN Type:  internet

(Leave the rest default)

 

Name:  fido mms

APN:  mms.fido.ca

MMSC:  http://mms.fido.ca

MMS proxy:  205.151.011.013

APN type:  mms

 

Name: Fido Internet/MMS

APN type: default,mms

APN: fido-core-appl1.apn 

*** If you have an LTE device, use this APN: LTEMOBILE.APN

Username: <not set>

Password: <not set>

Authentication type: <not set>

Proxy: <not set>

Port: <not set>

MMSC: http://mms.fido.ca

MMS proxy : 205.151.11.13

MMS port : 80

 

All in one APN: (thanks to mayhamfx)
Name: fido internet
APN: internet.fido.ca
Username: fido
Password: fido
MMSC: http://mms.gprs.rogers.com
MMS proxy: 10.128.1.69
MMS port: 80
MCC: 302
MNC: 370
Leave everything else blank.

 

Tethering:

Name: Tethering

APN type: tethering

APN: fido.isp.apn

-Everything else is <not set>

 

Hope this helps!

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APN: internet.fido.ca
Username: fido
Password: fido
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Re: MMS/APN settings for non-Fido phones

 

 

Hello Toquinha1977,

 

Welcome to the Fido Technical Community,

 

You will need to setup 2 Access Point Names (APN) on your device. One for browsing and on for Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS).

 

This device appears to be an android;

 

Please navigate to:

 

Settings> Wireless & Networks>Mobile Network>access Point names

 

APN1 [this one will have the radio button beside it]
Name: fido internet
APN: internet.fido.ca
Username: fido
Password: fido
APN Type: default
(all other fields blank)

APN2 [this one will not have any radio button beside it]
Name: fido mms
APN: mms.fido.ca
MMSC: http://mms.fido.ca
MMS Proxy: 205.151.011.013
APN Type: mms
(all other fields blank)

 

I hope this helps.



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Re: MMS/APN settings for non-Fido phones

Interesting that this thread is so new and I am trying to do the same thing but with an unlocked Palm Pre Plus phone!!

I have tried to put in the internet APN as specified:
Internet APN: internet.fido.ca
user: fido
password: fido

but just get a message "Profile creation Failed" This may be due to low network coverage or the phone settings on your SIM card need to be entered manually"  (the first thing you need to do on the PRE is to setup a profile).

I do have fido showing up on my network (i.e. top left) and also see that I'm connected 3G. 

Is there something else that could be blocking this request???

One thing of interest, is that I actually have a "Fido-Sprint" SIM card (yep I've been with Fido for a long time).  Could this be causing any issues? 

 

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I'm a Participant Level 2 boogiboy
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THIS TOTALY WORKED!!! FOR ME(SAMSUNG VIBRANT). THANKS FOR SUGGESTION

 

 

Hello Toquinha1977,

 

Welcome to the Fido Technical Community,

 

You will need to setup 2 Access Point Names (APN) on your device. One for browsing and on for Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS).

 

This device appears to be an android;

 

Please navigate to:

 

Settings> Wireless & Networks>Mobile Network>access Point names

 

APN1 [this one will have the radio button beside it]
Name: fido internet
APN: internet.fido.ca
Username: fido
Password: fido
APN Type: default
(all other fields blank)

APN2 [this one will not have any radio button beside it]
Name: fido mms
APN: mms.fido.ca
MMSC: http://mms.fido.ca
MMS Proxy: 205.151.011.013
APN Type: mms
(all other fields blank)

 

I hope this helps.

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The Android settings worked for me.  Thanks!

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Re: MMS/APN settings for non-Fido phones

Hi,
I am using samsung vibrant too. but the above setting does not work for my phone.
For APN1 -> APN Type: default (what did you mean by default? because I don't have default.)
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Thanks for this tip, boogiboy! It works! I have a non Fido Samsung Vibrant and I could start browsing (I have a data plan) with the settings you have provided.

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Now it works on my HTC Desire, but only on EDGE (no 3G).
APN: wap.fido.ca
Proxy: (IP address removed for security purposes)
Port: 8080

For whatever reason my account was set to INACTIVE.
After I called Fido they put me back on ACTIVE and now I can buy data passes.

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I had that same problem with my Samsung Omnia II (I8000) manufacturer unlocked phone.  The internet.fido.ca settings works perfectly for me and I was able to use $2 and $7 day data pass back in Sep.  This doesn't work recently (Nov 2010).  Even after I successfully purchase the $2 day data pass, I was still charged pay per use.  Called Fido and get credited for everything.  Just keep pressing 0 to all automated voice will get you a real person.  Fido, you don't need to tech support my phone but not allowing me to use data pass is NOT acceptable.  You are going to get tons of customer complaints asking for refunds or credits and you're going to lose business. 

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I have a Samsung Galaxy Spica.  I used the APN settings mentioned on this thread.  But when I open the browser, it says:

 

(Error) WIFI Detected

We are unable to autheticate you as you are not currently on the Rogers or Fido Mobile Networks.  Please disable your WiFi connection and launch your browser to try again.

 

I did disable WiFi but I'm still getting this error.  Turned phone off then on (WiFi still disabled) but still get the same error.  Any idea how I can fix this?

 

Thanks!

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Hi, I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab from HK and have tried several of the APN options but none of them have worked. My phone call to Fido customer service got the expected "Search the Internet" answer. Can somebody here help me with the correct APN value(s)? Thank you very much.

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Hello,

 

I also have an HTC Desire from Germany and can only use the GSM/EDGE network. I am still not getting my picture messaging or internet to work. Could someone please give me the correct settings on how to set it up. 

 

Thanks.

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Re: MMS/APN settings for non-Fido phones

Unlocked phones from overseas may not work on the same 3G as Canadian wireless providers. I learned the hard way after spending $750 on a nice smartphone from a company in Canada. They get them from UK but do not advertise that. Buyer beware!

 

Regarding data usage. As long as we live in Canada, we must pay for data. If you are setting up an unlocked phone for internet access or Picture Messaging, please call Fido first. Ask about data options before using data.

 

Years ago, I remember seeing a warning before surfing, but not since the smartphone has infiltrated the data marketplace.

 

However, i would still ask for a one time credit. Fido is usually easy going. At least WAY better than other companies that I have tried getting credit from.

 

Good luck Smiley

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Thank you GregToronto. I currently have a data plan with my iPhone 3G so I don't mind paying for the data usage. It was just that I couldn't get on the Internet. I managed to find a link with APN settings but it only works if I have the data roaming on, as the indicator says that I'm roaming even though the screen says Rogers/Fido when I turn it on. Does that make sense?

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