Thursday, 20 August 2009

HTC Hero on Virgin Mobile

My current mobile phone provider, Blyk, is about to stop supporting its mobile phone network side of the business. For me this means that by the 26th August I will no longer have a phone service.

I've been looking for a new mobile network and decided on Virgin Mobile. The network piggy backs on T-mobile, which has good signal strength at my house. I went for a SIM only deal which gives me unlimited texts, unlimited web (very important for Android) and 300 minutes a month for £18.

Got my SIM this morning popped it into my phone and realized that the 3G wasn't working. After quite a bit of Googling the settings are as follows:

Name: Virgin Internet
APN: goto.virginmobile.uk
Proxy: not set
Port: 8080
Username: User
Password: Not set
Server: 193.30.166.003
MMSC: http://mms.virginmobile.co.uk/8002
MMS Proxy: 193.30.166.4
MMS Port: 8080
MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0
MCC: 234
MNC:30
APN type: *

I don't think these settings make MMS work but if I find them I'll post them up.

3 comments:

Jon said...

Quick question - (spotted your comment about this on engadget).

I'd been thinking about the £18/month virgin plan and an android phone.

Where did you get your hero and how much did you end up paying (if you don't mind sharing).

Also - I know that _some_ tmobile phones work on virgin without unlocking but I have seen some that won't. What happened with you?

Grindboy said...

Hey Jon.

(Sorry for the late reply, I'm not sure how to get blogger to noify me of comments!)

I got my Hero from clove.co.uk unlocked for about £300

Hope that helps

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