Settings for Rumor2 from i-wireless MVNO as DUN modem
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What settings should be used for username and password?

I assume the standard #777 for the number.

Do I need to change NAI settings or do the standard Sprint settings work with ting as the provider?

 

This phone will be a low-usage DUN internet connection for my parents.

No landline, rarely use internet except for e-mail and occasional topic search.

 

Thanks.

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  • Does the device itself not have WIFI hotspot available. Hotspot is a standard Ting feature, it is just whether you have the ability to enable it.  Just add a wifi device to your parents computer. 

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  • Add wifi to your device.

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  • It's a feature phone.  Wifi, let alone hotspot, isn't one of its abilities.

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  • I just saw the slide out keyboard and assumed. My apologies. As I remember you just need the #777 and no username or password. I would give it a try without any settings changes. If it doesn't work give Ting support a call or file a formal support request. https://help.ting.com/requests/new 

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  • As of now, I continue to get "We are experiencing problems, please try again." when entering the ESN.

    I guess if I can't get it on the system, no worries about DUN settings, eh?

     

    If worse comes to worst, I could always pick up an i-wireless Optimus from Kroger for $50.

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  • Freedompop 

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  • Hi Keith,

    Off the top of my head, I don't know about DUN settings or anything like that.

    What I do know though is that I might be able to help you get your Rumor 2 over through BYOD after all. It might take a couple of days considering the nature of the error we're receiving, however, I'll see if I can get it solved and into our system for you.

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  • No clearwire or Wimax in these parts, Zarthan.

    Lucky to have Sprint, but two interstates not far to east or south.

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  • Also does 3G

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  • http://launch.freedompop.com/coverage

    No green for me.

    Also, reading about too many shady things going on with freedompop billing and unhappy trial customers.

     

    I want to try ting.....provided I can get one of my devices going....

     

    Rob, tonight the system said the ESN was already in use, but it doesn't show up in my account as a device.

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  • Was your phone already activated on Ting? I didn't understand that from your original post. 

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  • Nope, it was i-wireless, but I've been trying to "bring over" as BYOD and get the "experiencing problems" message.

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  • Since this is a T-Mobile device it can not be used with Ting. Ting / Sprint use a completely different wireless technology which is incompatible with your device. Since Freedompop also uses the Sprint network you might not be in an area that Ting could service. Sprint and therefor Ting roams on Verizon towers for voice so may be possible. You might want to give Ting support a call to see if they can determine whether there is coverage in your area. 1-855-846-4389 

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  • i-wireless is a Sprint MVNO.

    Most Sprint MVNOs don't roam on Verizon; ting is an exception.

     

     

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  • This is different than what you have? http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I wireless 

    If what you have is a Sprint MVNO then I think you are out of luck. Sprint doesn't allow MVNO devices for BYOD. A call to Ting would be useful to make sure. 

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  • To clarify, Sprint MVNO phones are OK to BYOD. It's Boost and Virgin Mobile phones specifically that are excluded.

    With that said, i-Wireless does look to be a T-Mobile MVNO. Thus they're a GSM network operator and their phones wouldn't be compatible with BYOD.

    The problem with that in relation to your phone Keith, is that the LG Rumor 2 is a CDMA phone exclusively, and so can't be GSM -- and thus can't be an i-Wireless phone at all.

    Now there may be something that I'm missing here, but based on the info in the Wiki, and well as some other things that I know, this does look to be the situation.

    Also to be clear, i case any one bothers to look up the LG Rumor 2 in the Wiki, I can tell you right now that the Canadian Bell Mobility version of the Rumor 2 is CDMA, and not based on Bell's HSPA+ or LTE networks.

    Now to bring this full circle, I don't think this phone is i-Wireless at all, and thus should be a compatible with BYOD -- unless of course, and here's the kicker, it's a Virgin Mobile phone.

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  • @Rob

    This is a confusing situation. There appear to be multiple companies that go by the name of i-wireless. There is a service that is a Sprint MVNO.  https://iwirelesshome.com/about-us so if MVNOs other than Boost or Virgin this device should be OK. Keith could try the BYOD.

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  • There are two carriers called i Wireless? That is confusing.

    Keith, I am still working on this for you, and I'll give you an update as soon as I have one.

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  • Yes. iwirelesshome.com is the home page for the service on which the Rumor2 used to be activated.

    Yes, it is a Sprint MVNO, with phones and airtime cards sold through Kroger.  (the grocery store)

    Service for i-wireless is only with Sprint's towers, no Verizon roaming.

     

    I upgraded one daughter from the Rumor2 to an LG Optimus.  The LG Optimus box had Sprint branding all over it, nothing else but Sprint.

     

     

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  • Well,

    Well, after much help from support, I can now access the internet from the phone, but DUN (tethering) doesn't work.

    DUN is only set up with #777, no username or password.

     

    Thoughts?

     

    Thanks.

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  • It sometimes shows up as a "registration failure" on the phone, but DUN usually just tells me on the PC it can't reach the remote computer.

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  • DUN doesn't need a username or password. When you attach the USB cable to the phone/PC does the phone prompt you for how to connect. Have a look through your settings to see if you have a choice. You don't want to access the phone file contents. Some may have connect to PC or connect as modem. 

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  • The phone gives me 3 options when I connect the USB cable, one of which is "phone as modem."

    (Obviously, I choose that option.)

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  • Hey Keith,

    You were missing a crucial option that would allow the use of the phone as modem as an option on that device. Typically on these types of phones it is not something that people do and I may have been over looked to provide it as an option to your device.

    I have set it up on your specific model as well as your account and you may need to complete a 'update profile' on your device so that it will work.

    Should you still be running into problems, give us a shout at help@ting.com and we'll see what else it may be though I suspect it should work for you now.

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  • Mike:

    The tethering checkbox now appears in my dashboard, but I get the "experiencing problems" message when I try to save the settings.

    "Wendy" replied to my concern via help@ting.com, but I haven't received a response back since I told her that my phone lists "phone as modem" as an option when I connect USB.

    Thanks,

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  • Hi Keith,

    Well I found the problem and it's not good news. Apparently while it looked like the service was enabled for your device, the response we get while trying to activate the phone as modem is that the device doesn't support the phone as modem feature and this response is coming from the carrier side even if I try to manually add it in the back end.

    While the device itself may show signs that it can use that feature, it may be that Sprint is not allowing the device to have this feature and it's not something that we can enable on the device. Sad news indeed.

    I'll see what i can do about getting our carrier to enable the tethering as an option and if I hear anything I'll shoot you an email, though I don't want to get your hopes up.

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  • This was a 8 month old post, I realize, but I did find this for enabling PAM on the LG Rumor 2 with Sprint:

    http://www.sprintusers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=197448

    which links to this:

    http://www.tru-tech.hostei.com/pam/.

     

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