Thanks. I actually took a step forward. I set the authentication setting to
PAP and now the phone attempts to access the Internet (the little globe
icon comes up) but I get an error message in Japanese (which I can't read
because the phone has no Japanese fonts.) I've tried non-VLive sites like
Google and no access either. I'm guess Vodafone's proxy looks at the
make/model of the phone and turns away non Vodafone Japan handsets.
I can live without Web but no email is a real pain. Certainly having just
voice and SMS is not really good enough so I'm stuck with the aging 6630.
It's a shame but I suppose shows that in some ways VFJP remained very
Japanese -- "It's our network and we don't want you to play with it. We
want to control everything. We'll offer you wonderful applications and
innovations and you'll pay for them, but only on our terms and our
If anyone has anything to add I'd welcome more input.
keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net wrote on 05/25/2006 13:32:57:
> Despite all the various proxy and other setting floating around the
> web for Vodafone JP, I've never got MMS or Vodafone Live! to work on
> an overseas mobile and Vodafone JP isn't giving out the info unlike
> every other Vodafone around the world.
> On May 25, 2006, at 10:16, martyn_williams_at_idg.com wrote:
> > Has anyone had any success getting the MMS/Web settings for
> > Vodafone to
> > work on a European handset.
> > I have just acquired a Sony Erisson W900i. I found the settings on
> > the Web,
> > entered them into the phone and things were looking sweet. Sent
> > myself an
> > email and it arrived at the phone -- but just the header. When I
> > hit the
> > button to retrieve the message I get a "Download Failed. Communication
> > Error" message come up.
> > Same thing happens when I try to access mobile Web sites.
> > Seems like the problem is with logging onto the network to pull
> > data ... I
> > presume the username/password hasn't changed since it leaked on the
> > web
> > otherwise wouldn't all the existing phones stop working?
> > Any ideas?
> > Martyn
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