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    Web access w/ pantech impact on consumer cellular

    I just bought a pantech impact.
    Had a little trouble gettting it to send text messages on consumer cellular's network but got it working now.

    I have been trying many different parameter settings to make internet access work with no luck.
    I'm not trying to go WiFi. Phone won't do WiFi anyway.

    I got program settings from consumer cellular's website but I'm not sure how to translate their terminology to fit into the programing of the impact phone.

    And I'm new to terms like GPRS, mvno, mmsc ?

    Anybody got any ideas?

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    I don't know much about GSM but they are indeed using some unusual terms. For example the concept of a "GPRS Access Point" is almost always known as the "APN" (Access Point Name) in phone menus. So use "att.mvno" there. ("MVNO" = Mobile Virtual Network Operator, it's a term for a company such as Consumer Cellular that buys wholesale airtime from a cellular network and then retails it to consumers like an independent phone company would)

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    Call Consumer Cellular and ask for tech support for settings. It may be possible that it has a "locked" web setting. I understand some Att Gophone Pantechs are like that even after they are unlocked for talk/text...

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    They let you bring your own phone but the CSRs are obviously not expected to answer questions about issues with third-party phone hardware.

    There is this page:
    http://www.consumercellular.com/Supp...ebase/3/40/142

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    I'm not an expert, but I have a Pantech Link that I got unlocked from ATT and tried using with an att mvno, but it won't let you edit your internet settings or add another internet profile.

    Someone else here had a Pantech phone and it did the same thing.

    We have a Lg (neon) and nokia 2720 and we could add a new access point and make it default on those phones so it depends on the models.

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    some progress....

    Thanx for the info.
    I went to the consumer cellular site and saw web access was not enabled and the check box was gray.
    So I called them on landline.
    First they said there was nothing they could do to enable that check box because my initial phone from them was not web capable and my added (non consumer cellular) was "unknown".
    I said, Why don't you just tell your system that the phone is any model web capable.
    Wow, they never thought of that.
    So we got that square and now my account has web access.
    But it still doesn't work.
    I have MMS correct: proxy address -- proxy.mvno.ccmobileweb.com
    proxy port -- 80
    Authentication type "secure"
    user name -- blank
    password -- blank
    gprs access point or APN -- att.mvno
    homepage or MMSC -- http://mmsc.cingular.com

    proxy push ??? could find parameter.

    And have Web correct: All same parameters except
    proxy address -- blank
    proxy port -- blank

    Maybe I missing something ? ?

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