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by cubic
Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: SMS charge question
Replies: 9
Views: 1577

Re: SMS charge question

Old Flame wrote:What about the Nokia 5800?
ColbySMS is popular here and should work on your 5800:
http://forum.exetel.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=308&t=31499
by cubic
Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Mobile services
Topic: Problem getting connected
Replies: 11
Views: 943

Re: Problem getting connected

Wow, phones can be used for that too?! :shock:
by cubic
Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Mobile services
Topic: Problem getting connected
Replies: 11
Views: 943

Re: Problem getting connected

No, Vodafone isn't relevant in this case. You have one of the HSPA plans. With those you get an Optus SIM that comes as standard with all the Optus access points (Optus Internet, MMS, Streaming, Zoo etc) but you can't use any of those . Instead you need to create a new access point that's not just c...
by cubic
Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Mobile services
Topic: Problem getting connected
Replies: 11
Views: 943

Re: Problem getting connected

But when I try and use 3G after saying to connect to Optus Internet, I get the following message on my Nokia 5800 : Packet Data: Packet data connection not available and then straight after that... WEB: Unable to perform operation. You need to create a new access point with APN (Access Point Name) ...
by cubic
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Mobile services
Topic: Looking for Nokia 3G Mobile Recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 1986

Re: Looking for Nokia 3G Mobile Recommendations

I am assuming the phones listed include the native SIP *client* as well as supporting VoIP... I'm pretty sure the N97 was one of the degutted Nokias, at least in the early versions, so I'd be suspicious of its inclusion in that list. Also heard of some Nokia VoIP implementations that only work over...
by cubic
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Mobile services
Topic: Looking for Nokia 3G Mobile Recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 1986

Re: Looking for Nokia 3G Mobile Recommendations

I think the E-series are about the only Nokias left now with native SIP. E55 or E66 maybe? There still seem to be a few new ones around Ebay and staticice. But like jokiin, I'd also suggest comparing with a 6000-series plus 3rd party software. ExeMoip ideally, obviously, but even with paid software ...
by cubic
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: 3G9WB Modem/Router with Exetel SIM ??
Replies: 13
Views: 4384

Re: 3G9WB Modem/Router with Exetel SIM ??

Given that the Telstra device will undoubtedly be 850MHz (NextG), and in rural NSW you'll almost certainly want 900MHz for Optus "YesG", I would think some hardware modification is inevitable. It does look like these things contain standard mini-PCIe cards though (as used for both wifi and 3G in a w...
by cubic
Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Mobile services
Topic: Internet Settings.
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Internet Settings.

At a guess, the profile you want won't be "Live!", but it might not be "Web" either. Go into the settings and check the Access Point name (APN) for each one. You need to use vfinternet.au If neither of the profiles you have uses that APN you can just delete them both and create a new profile. Everyt...
by cubic
Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Mobile services
Topic: What is capped in a capped plan?
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: What is capped in a capped plan?

Mobile plans from *all* suppliers all seem so dodgy. I'm surprised no-one has offered a plan for $20/month that has $10,000 of included call credit... (* charged at $20 in 2 minute blocks with a $50 flagfall) Right. So you understand why capped plans are generally a rip-off, but how else would you ...
by cubic
Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: Google Maps on Windows Mobile
Replies: 8
Views: 1439

Re: Google Maps on Windows Mobile

Ah, thanks Gidget, I obviously haven't been keeping up with Google's new tricks. With the phone-based app they can obviously get some access to the cell tower info directly. That might also explain why GPRS could work when 3G doesn't - on my phone anyway I see the name of the local cell on GSM but n...
by cubic
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: Google Maps on Windows Mobile
Replies: 8
Views: 1439

Re: Google Maps on Windows Mobile

If you're not using GPS (or assisted GPS, ie. GPS + cell tower info), the only information I can imagine a remote webserver getting would be from geolocation of your IP address - essentially the whois information showing where that IP is registered. If so it would really be finding Exetel's location...
by cubic
Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: Optus blocks Android App Store -- Does Exetel's HSPA?
Replies: 18
Views: 3894

Re: Optus blocks Android App Store -- Does Exetel's HSPA?

Did you miss the few couple of lines of my post which said THERE IS NO OPTUS FIRMWARE!? Yes. Ok, so it's a limitation in the standard international rom. The point remains: if a single setting change, available once you have root, can enable this, then it is a limitation of the firmware, not the net...
by cubic
Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: Optus blocks Android App Store -- Does Exetel's HSPA?
Replies: 18
Views: 3894

Re: Optus blocks Android App Store -- Does Exetel's HSPA?

vicbitter wrote:I still can't see how they are allowed to do this to their resellers and wholesale customers though.
How is this anything to do with the network at all? Everything points to it being something in the Optus firmware that checks the property you've set before allowing access.
by cubic
Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: VOIP
Topic: Help needed - Settings for SIP client on Nokia 6720 Classic
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: Help needed - Settings for SIP client on Nokia 6720 Classic

I think the username may be the key to this. I have:
Public Username sip:028xxxxxxx@sip1.exetel.com.au
Use compression: yes
Proxy server:
Registrar server:

(ie. proxy server and registrar server are blank, although specifying them should work also.)
by cubic
Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Mobile services
Topic: Using current plan with IPHONE
Replies: 14
Views: 1883

Re: Using current plan with IPHONE

The mobile plans are on Vodafone; the HSPA plans on Optus. I seriously doubt that Optus-locked phones will work on the Voda network, so if you want to use an Optus-locked phone you'll need to switch to one of the HSPA plans. Then you should check the current status of tethering if you need that - la...