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August 29, 2011
6:24 am
wup
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Wondering if you Speakout guys could help me. I just got a Samsung Gio phone after having one of Speakouts cheap ones for the last 2 years. I unlocked it and had phone/wifi/gps working for a couple days. I added the "Unlimited Browsing Plan" from the website last night, it said I would recieve a text message when it was activated. Never recieved the message and none of the settings posted work. I called they said it was activated and asked for what device I have and my IME number. My question is:

1)Do they care that I have a non-Speakout Phone or should I tell them I have a C3 or something and just give them the IMEI number?
2)Do they need the IMEI number for the new phone for data to work properly?

Thanks

August 29, 2011
6:45 am
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I was looking at the redflagdeals thread, and there seems to be an issue with unlocking the Gio. I would not use a new Speakout SIM on the Gio until I tried and tested it on another phone, if only to make sure you know where the problem is.

As for the IMEI, Speakout really does not care, and if you do not provide them with an IMEI, they will just use a dummy IMEI. Go that way until you get the Gio thing sorted out. Test the Speakout SIM on another phone to make sure it works, as I said, I do not know if you have a speakout problem or a Gio problem, or even both.

I bought a Gio from Zellers for $70 a week ago, (nice phone for the money) but never got around to unlocking it. I will wait until the unlocking issue is more sorted out.

In any case, you need to add these APN settings to your gio to get browsing to work. I might add, not too many other apps will work unless you root the phone and mess around with the iptables.

APN: goam.com
username: wapuser1
password: wap

Proxy: 10.128.1.69
Port: 80

August 29, 2011
6:52 am
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Hi,

I had no problem unlocking it, the phone is working fine. The issue is with data that I am trying to set up.

August 29, 2011
8:16 am
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So, when you say ' none of the settings work', does that mean you entered the values bridonca posted into the APN settings area on the GIO? What error are you getting when you try to browse?

You could register and logon to the speakout site and check that the browsing feature is activated...

I believe that the IMEI doesn't matter as ATT didn't need it from my iphone when I bought a gophone SIM in the US …

I also bought a GIO but haven't unlocked it yet for the same reasons bridonca mentioned…

August 31, 2011
9:14 am
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Hi,

Accidentally messed up the phone trying to get Data to work. Bought another one, unlocked through FASTGSM took literally seconds, rooted the phone, downloaded auto proxy entered APN posted here called Speakout to reset. All said in done 20 minutes start to finish and everything working fine!!!

August 31, 2011
9:59 am
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From another thread:

streaker said:

I have a factory unlocked Dell Streak that came with android 2.2. You can only get the unlocked version from Dell USA. I installed the SO SIM card and went to Settings / Wireless & network Settings / Mobile Networks / Access Point Names / APNs
Name Speak Out
APN goam.com
Proxy 10.128.1.69
Port 80
Username wapuser1
Password wap
Server
MMSC http:/mms.gprs.rogers.com
MMS proxy 10.128.1.69
MMS port 80
MCC 302
MNC 720
Authentication type None
APN type default

The built in browser works but very few Apps work


I've got the same phone, unlocked and rooted. Got my Speakout SIM yesterday and added browsing to my account. Phone/texting works but I can't get the data to go. Added two APN's, one with the settings from the post above, another with the settings in this thread but neither seem to work. Can you fine folks help me figure out what I'm missing? Last post said something about calling Speakout to reset. What needed to be reset? I get the feeling that their tech support won't help with my specific predicament because it's a unlocked phone with data issues.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thx.

August 31, 2011
10:23 am
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Another poster said he is now using 'com.speakout.wireless' as the APN, not sure if it helps.

Also, another poster mentioned that their online UMB activation cannot handle models like C3 and other smarter phone, you need to call the CS to redo it.

August 31, 2011
11:46 am
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CS redoing it - yep, that's the ticket. I used the settings as listed in the quoted Dell Streak post and it wasn't working. Called CS and they were good about it. She reset my data service and told me to turn the phone off for five minutes. After that - bingo, good to go. Decent data speed and connection.

A side issue that happened is my SD card bit the dust. Not sure how that happened in all this but it is now telling me I need to format it. Not the end of the world but annoying anyway. Likely just a coincidence.

My wife is getting this service/phone for the $10/month plus her voice/text usage. That's the best deal going in my books. Beats my $110 monthly Rogers bill..

August 31, 2011
11:58 am
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it may be time for moderator to put this issue as FAQ. As it seems that the online UMB activation is not good for smart phone. My C3 came with UMB pre-acitivated(for the trial) and I had no problem using the SIM in my optimus one(except VOIP which is a no go, I believe filtered at the port level).

EDIT:
SO is the best deal in town if you are not voice heavy(I can effectively pay 20 bucks a month for all my data + message needs).

August 31, 2011
6:48 pm
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I've pinned this topic for now. I should look at adding an easy "+1 this thread" (unrelated to Google or anything similar) feature that might automatically help identify useful threads... no time at the moment though [Image Can Not Be Found]

September 13, 2011
6:08 am
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Someone please help. I have alcatel OT 981a unlocked smartphone (from wind). It has android 2.1-1. With the help of configuration settings posted here I was able get the SO data plan internet working on the browser but non of the apps seem to be able to connect to the network. If i am connected to the wi-fi, browser and all the apps work just fine. Anyone with the same problem? How can i fix it? Any help is greatly appreciated.

September 14, 2011
12:14 am
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Sorry...I'll leave this to others' ethics....

October 30, 2011
2:32 pm
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I just got a Dell Streak 5 as well. Couldn't use my SO data plan initially. I tried the settings mentioned here. No luck. I called SO Customer Service for a re-set. Still didn't work. But by now I realized that all my built-in applications had been erased. I decided to do a Streak factory re-set - go to Settings -> Privact -> Factory data reset. After that I started to re-do all the settings I could remember including the ones in this forum and finally it worked. I don't know why it didn't work the first time.

Anyway, the lesson for me is that the posts on this forum are definitely reliable - you just have to keep trying.

The problem I still have though - and this is related to the Dell device not to SO - is that I am unable to sync the Streak with my PC. Still trying to fix that.

February 2, 2012
11:47 pm
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I would recommend rooting your android and looking into autoproxy to gain access to a lot of apps.

Im gonna miss those sweet sweet 2 months of pure unadultered 3g/hspa data with full access to EVERY app.

Sigh*

February 4, 2012
10:53 am
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all you dell streak users how do you like it?

I am really considering selling my galaxy tab 7 for a dell streak. I find the 7" is just a wee bit too cumbersome to take with my everywhere.

I am leaning towards trying to get a dell streak or else holding out for a galaxy note.

Just curious about how the experience of lugging around a 5" phone with you is. The largest smartphone I have used is the xperia arc.

February 24, 2012
10:37 am
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mr deeds said:

all you dell streak users how do you like it?

I am really considering selling my galaxy tab 7 for a dell streak. I find the 7" is just a wee bit too cumbersome to take with my everywhere.

I am leaning towards trying to get a dell streak or else holding out for a galaxy note.

Just curious about how the experience of lugging around a 5" phone with you is. The largest smartphone I have used is the xperia arc.


I'm setting up my friends SO on another Android and Googled how to do it again - ended up with my own answer!

Anyway, to your question about the Streak - it was my phone and I liked everything about it. Easy to mod, screen size with no real keyboard makes typing as good as it can get, big text when reading, etc. All in all a great phone. I got a new phone (HTC Desire Z) cause I missed a real keyboard from my BBY days. My phone is for work and when I have to bang out a long email, typing on a screen is painful, no matter how big the buttons. My wife now has the Streak on an SO plan and it is cheap like borscht and I've got an ICS themed ROM on there that she is loving.

It is too big to put in a pocket. I found it more comfy to put it in my back pocket with the Otterbox I had on it but after sitting on it twice, that's a no go. Front pocket is only do-able without the Otterbox - which Dell recommends you have on (and so do I). So, in summary, great phone but not pocketable. If you accept that limitation and want a mini-tablet, it's gold.

April 18, 2012
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This is an update for those who wish to use an Android phone with the SpeakOut (SO) browsing package. As might be apparent from many posts here that Android phones do run in to various difficulties with the SO browsing package. This post will hopefully help you get past that hurdle.

The information I post here is not entirely new so I take no credit for it. I have just consolidated the bits and pieces available elsewhere: of which I found the most helpful by Zander Kidd at http://thekidd.ca/blog/tech/sp.....on-android

Let me start with my own experience. I bought a Samsung Gio Android ver 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) last week and tested it out well on wifi. Everything worked perfectly well including browsing, Gmail, navigation, SIP clients and various other apps. I then purchased the browsing package from SO but ran in to trouble straight away as nothing worked with data on GSM (though the calls still worked OK).

I tried various configurations suggested at different web sites for APN but made no head way till I read Zander Kidd’s article mentioned above, where after it dawned on me that for the browsing package to work, a Proxy was essential. So I installed Proxy Droid and ever since my browsing package is working though not 100%. Here is what is working and not working.

Working: Gmail, Dolphin browser, Contacts, GTasks, YouTube, Maps, The Weather Network etc.
Not Working: Navigation, SIP telephony (like Vbuzzer, Voip.ms etc) and a few other apps

Below are the configuration details for a Samsung Gio with Android ver 2.3.4 (or any other Android phone) for use of browsing package with SO:

Phone Configuration:
1. On your Android phone head over to Settings > Wireless and Networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names.
2. Add a new APN and insert settings and values as show below:
• Name: Speakout
• APN: goam.com
• Proxy: 10.128.1.69
• Port: 80
• Username: wapuser1
• Password: wap
• Server: (Leave it blank)
• MMSC: http://mms.gprs.rogers.com
• MMS Proxy: 10.128.1.69
• MMS Port: 80
• MCC: 302
• MNC: 720
• Authentication Type: None
• APN type: Internet + MMS
Important: Now select this profile for your connection by touching the radio button to turn it green.

Proxy Configuration
Now download ProxyDroid version 2.6.1 by Max Lv direct (FREE) from Android Market and install it. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.proxydroid&hl=en
Once installed insert values as under for its configuration (only three of them leaving others at default)
• Proxy Switch: Checked (green)
• Proxy Host: 10.128.1.69
• Proxy Port: 80
• Proxy Type: http

That is it. You should be able to get browsing, Gmail and all else I have indicated above as “Working”.

May 5, 2012
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How do you do the last step?

"Important: Now select this profile for your connection"

May 6, 2012
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To select "profile for your connection", proceed to wireless and networks > mobile networks > access point names > and touch the profile "SpeakOut" so that the radio (round) button on the right side turns green. Once this turns green it implies that this profile will be used by the phone for connection.

May 6, 2012
7:01 pm
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Ok.. i completely missed the part on rooting phone and installing proxydroid.. didn't realize it will be so much work..