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
Proxy: not set
Port: 8080
Username: User
Password: Not set
MMS Proxy:
MMS Port: 8080
MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0
MCC: 234
APN type: *

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

Saturday, 8 August 2009


Just a quick post to let you know that I'm trying out Tumblr. I'll post a link when I've finished tweaking!

Et Voila: