Is it possible to use the "direct GPRS" connection to talk to the net on Fido.ca?

I’m trying to get the Gmail mobile app to work on my BenQ-Siemens EF81. I have a Fido account with a GPRS plan.

I can get to the web using the built-in browser by setting up a “Connectivity Profile” that points to wap.fido.ca, and creating a “Internet Profile” that specifies a proxy address of 172.25.0.107 (from here). However, gmail doesn’t work then (gets stuck on “Loading…”).

I’m thinking it’s because I should be using a direct GPRS connection instead of WAP (whatever that means in practice), as Google suggests.

Any idea how to do so?

I hate technology that makes me feel stupid, and this phone UI, combined with the acronym soup that is telecom, makes me feel stupid.

david

3 Comments

  1. So….yes, you can use direct GPRS. Every phone model is different, however, and if you have a locked Fido handset, it may not be possible.

    If you bring it over, Roland and I can probably help config it. BBQ at 12:30 at Bryght today….

  2. Argh, I was already on my way to lunch when the post came in. I’ll find you some other time, thanks for the offer!

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