Setting up a connection for accessing POP/IMAP mail and web browsing
is easier enough (ai_at_vodafone, vodafone, *99#) but unfortunately
packets used don't fall under any discount packet plan which can lead
to some nasty billing surprises.
When I'm using a non-Japanese mobile, I'm not so worried about access
to Vodafone Live! since setting up Japanese support can be messy, but
it would be nice to get my Vodafone mail (MMS) as all our server
alerts go to this address.
On May 25, 2006, at 16:26, martyn_williams_at_idg.com wrote:
> 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
> 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
> 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.
Received on Fri May 26 10:06:42 2006