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10:08 pm
December 3, 2010


jrothney

Member

posts 20

Update – as of 5:03PM Friday, I have made 2 successful outgoing calls on 3G.

I am in downtown Toronto, using my iPhone 3GS on SpeakOut.

10:16 pm
December 3, 2010


andreww

Toronto

Member

posts 728

Posting this from the Go Train in Union Station. Im surfing on my MacBook Pro via my tethered 3GS, AND calling to check my account balance on 3G as well! The twelve days of Christmas have truely started early this year!

10:27 pm
December 3, 2010


M-e-X-x

Member

posts 21

3G tethered data rocks :)

Confirmed I can make calls as well in Toronto (North York area).

5:40 pm
December 4, 2010


_jason_

Toronto

Member

posts 13

Yay! on 3g and can make outgoing calls in downtown Toronto!

11:38 am
December 6, 2010


dennismiller

BC

Member

posts 206

Isn't tethering basically abuse of a good thing and will kill it! ??

2:48 pm
December 6, 2010


andreww

Toronto

Member

posts 728

Tethering to a laptop is no different than using the data directly on the phone. I suppose that the size of a laptop screen makes a page easier to read, and thus you can read more pages, but nothing dramatic.

Where tethering becomes dangerous is when you use an app like MyWi (what I use) and turn your phone in to a wireless hotspot. Its fine to do it and use it for your laptop, but if you were to enable it at home and hook multiple computers/phones/ipads/etc. to it, you might find yourself in a bit of trouble.

The good thing about Speakout's data network is that it requires a proxy to use. So, on the train anybody can see my network which isn't password protected, but they wouldn't be able to make use of it without knowing what proxy settings to enter. (of course I could just as easily assign it a password as well ;) )

11:19 pm
December 7, 2010


pathfinder35

Regina

Member

posts 68

I'm in Regina, SK and tried 3G – works great for calls except when I try to check my account balance by dialing 611. It can't connec t('unable to connect your call'.…) I turn 3G off and it works…strange…anyone else? BTW, using a Iphone 4….

1:24 am
December 8, 2010


andreww

Toronto

Member

posts 728

I'd heard of that issue before, but currently 611 is working fine on my 3gs under 3G,

11:12 pm
December 8, 2010


Vaderhead

Member

posts 9

Hi I'm struggling with getting a Rogers iphone 3G to be able to browse. I had zero trouble getting the phone/text working, just plopped in the sim card and voila.

Based on the reading I did I was expecting the browsing to be just as easy as it seems like many users are reporting success with 3G phones now.

I created a profile and installed it just like the instructions linked to in this thread and made sure that 3G is turned off and that cellular data is on in the settings. Multiple shutdowns have not rectified anything. My phone is displaying an "E" which I think means I am seeing the network. However, I cannot browse to any sites. The Safari browser just kind of hangs and eventually I get the response "Cannot Open Page – Safari could not open the page because the server stopped responding".

The only difference I can spot between my scenario and other successful posters is that I am now using 4.2.1 firmware on the iphone. Since this is definitely a Roger's phone I didn't think that jailbreaking was an issue.

Can anyone suggest something I should try next or confirm if they can browse with a Rogers iphone 3G and 4.2.1 software?

Much appreciated

1:49 am
December 9, 2010


jrothney

Member

posts 20

I setup an iphone 3G for my wife, which is currently working on SpeakOut with 3G data.

This phone was originally locked to Fido. I upgraded to firmware 4.2.1 and then jailbroke to get baseband 6.15.00 and unlocked with ultrasnow.

Voice, text and data all work on 3G.

Is your phone jail broken?

2:30 am
December 9, 2010


Vaderhead

Member

posts 9

Thanks for your reply.

No my phone isn't jail broken. I got the impression that if your iphone was a Rogers phone (not Fido) that jail braking was not required.

I guess that's the next thing for me to try though. This is my first iphone and I'm a bit green to be honest with GSM. I've recently rid myself of Windows phones and 8 years of Bell.

12:58 pm
December 9, 2010


andreww

Toronto

Member

posts 728

Vaderhead said:

Thanks for your reply.

No my phone isn't jail broken. I got the impression that if your iphone was a Rogers phone (not Fido) that jail braking was not required.

I guess that's the next thing for me to try though. This is my first iphone and I'm a bit green to be honest with GSM. I've recently rid myself of Windows phones and 8 years of Bell.


Have you tried a "Hard Reset" on the phone? Press and hold the power & home buttons. Continue doing this until you see the white apple startup logo, ignore the power off slider.

If that doesn't work, try switching the 3G to ON. 3G works now and you could just be in an area that has bad 2G coverage.

Let us know how it goes!

4:54 pm
December 9, 2010


springbok

Member

posts 45

In addition to my unlocked store bought iphone 4, which works well on speakout 3g, a friend gave me his old rogers locked iphone 3g.

I was able to successfully get the unlimited speakout browsing working on this phone. (by using iphone config tool and the steps outlined in previous posts.)

Now the missus is happy :)

7:55 pm
December 9, 2010


Vaderhead

Member

posts 9

Well I don't know how to explain this then.

I've done several hard resets and no matter what I try I still cannot connect to a single website or use a single app.

I called customer service, things looked fine from their end, they reset the data and I did several more hard resets to no avail.

I made my settings EXACTLY the same as instructed and still cannot connect. Same error with the 3G enabled or not. With either network Safari just hangs. What you can see is that the address bar "flashes blue" and then it just hangs. I'm in Vancouver, BC.

I have no idea what to try now.

8:21 pm
December 9, 2010


springbok

Member

posts 45

Ok, if you managed to install the configuration on your iphone after creating it on the iphone config tool, then make sure 3G and cellular data is enabled under network, in the settings. (if you have wifi on, turn it off, for testing purposes).

this is all I did. I wonder what the issue could be then. Maybe try your sim in another web capable phone and see if it works?

8:24 pm
December 9, 2010


andreww

Toronto

Member

posts 728

Have you tried a different profile? There are 3 of them. Shouldn't make a difference but you never know.

-Also, are you in downtown Vancouver? I know that in downtown Toronto in the financial core, service would crap out during the day due to network congestion. Try it in the off hours maybe?

-How many bars are you showing?

-When you turned 3G on, were you able to make calls?

8:33 pm
December 9, 2010


Vaderhead

Member

posts 9

No I'm not in downtown Vancouver but I've tried it all all hours of day/night with no changes.

Yes I can make calls with 3G enabled, I have 4 bars showing with 3G, 3 bars with 2G.

As for the profiles, I have only used the settings suggested by http://www.binarysearchtree.co…..kout.shtml

I would be very happy if I could get this working.

9:09 pm
December 9, 2010


andreww

Toronto

Member

posts 728

here are all three profiles…

Apn: goam.com
Username: wapuser1
Password: wap
Proxy IP: 208.200.067.150
Port: 80

Apn: goam.com
Username: wapuser1
Password: wap
Proxy IP: 172.025.000.107
Port: 80

Apn: goam.com
Username: wapuser1
Password: wap
Proxy IP: 10.128.1.69
Port: 80

You can only have one on your phone, but you can create and save all three with the utility. Once you do that, delete the one on your phone and install a different one. Just be careful when entering, and make sure you get the password right (no caps lock).

9:33 pm
December 9, 2010


Vaderhead

Member

posts 9

I really appreciate your guys help.

This is a bit annoying I have to admit as nothing I've tried has changed the problem in any way. I just tried using each different profile with no changes.

I can make and receive calls so its not an IMEI blocking issue far as I can tell.

The only gsm phone I have access to is the iphone so have no idea. I don't want to give up but trying the same things over and over again is not too productive either.

Once there is a safe and reliable jailbreak from 4.2.1 I guess I will try that.

9:39 pm
December 9, 2010


andreww

Toronto

Member

posts 728

Jailbreaking won't do anything, your phone is Rogers already. Voice works, so that won't do anything.

Here's what I'd do next…

- plug in to itunes
- restore to factory
- when the option comes up, set up as new iPhone
- install the Speakout profile.