Objective: T-Mobile Unlimited Hotspot Calling setup on my Nokia e5-00.2 (sip profile)
Background: While at home, work and traveling I have difficulty stayng connected to T-Mobile's cellular network. Area coverage has never improved, however this was not an issue while I had the Nokia e73 mode phone. The wifi calling at home and at work kept me continuously connected (woot!). Unfortunately my e73 is now very, very dead. I cannot purchase another b/c it is not offered. I purchased an equivalent unlocked Nokia e5-00.2 for a variety of reasons I'll not include here. It is missing the T-Mobile HotSpot calling connection settings. If I had the settings, I am certain I could create a SIP profile and be happy again.
* Contacted T-Mobile Support - They stated the feature is not available. I understand while this is technically untrue, they have to maintain their support standards. I accept that response, however I may call back. Different technicians devine supported differently.
* Restore/Explore Nokai e73 backups - I have multiple backup files (*.nbu) and the freeware required to extract the contents. Any suggestions on which folders/files have the settings would be fantastic. I have not done this yet.
Responses: I appreciate everyones input. That said, please do not suggest/reply with...
* Alternative VOIP solutions - changing my number is not an option
* Forwarding calls - This may conflict with my existing call forwarding solution
* Opinions - I am not complaining about T-Mobile. They are not perfect, however I am a ten+ year customer. They work fine for me (mostly). Let us keep this discussion on topic and factual.
Thank you everyone!
Here are the Nokia SIP Settings...
Profile Name <string>
Service Profile [ IETF (default) | Nokia 3GPP ]
Default Destination <choose from Destinations profiles>
Public User Name [ None (default) | <string> ]
Use Compression [ no (default) | yes ]
Regiatration [ When deeded (default) | Always On | On in home network ]
Use Security [ no (default) | yes ]
Proxy Server Address [ None (default) | <string> ]
Realm [ None (default) | <string> ]
User Name [ None (default) | <string> ]
Allow Loose Routing [ yes (default) | no ]
Tranaport Type [ Automatic (default) | TCP | UDP ]
Registrar Server Address [ None (default) | <string> ]
Will post XDM settings if needed.
Update: Correctly setting the previously posted IP Multimedia Subsystem/Session Initiation Protocol (IMS/SIP) settings are key to Generic Access Network or Unlicensed Mobile Access (GAN/UMA). Additionally, the "@HotSpot" packet-data destination would be helpful.
I have reviewed the BlackBerry Torch 9800 settings often suggested; see http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-torch-9800-f209/guide-enable-uma-unlocked-9800-t-mobile-513720/ . This is not a solution. Neither server name resolves to an IP address. So if they were correct, they are irrelevant now. Also, they do not correlate with the settings in the Nokia dialogs.
Just doing a google search it looks like you need a branded Tmobile phone to make
Thanks for your response gramps28. I agree a T-Mobile provided solution would be easiest. However, I cannot accept your solution. While T-mobile works to support and brand phones, they do not do much actual original code development. The software supporting GAN/UAM is already installed, I simply need the settings, certificates, etc. to make it connect.
Orange (UK GAM carrier) offers a Nokia e5 with "Signal Boost" (GAN/UMA)
SmartWiFi a UMA information site lists the Nokia e5 as supported
Before instaling Ovi Store software, I would normally backup my phone. Yesterday, I extracted a Nokai e73 backup file (*.nbu) using NBUExplorer (see http://sourceforge.net/projects/nbuexplorer/ ). I only had time for a quick text find on the files, but identified two files with "HotSpot". Hopefully these are the GAN destination settings.
After extracting the e73 .NBU backup, I am unable to identify the GAN/UMA settings so far. I was able to recover my SMS messages and Contacts. I will call T-Mobile support again today.
Checking for replies today and I see "This question is Assumed Answered". Initially I strongly disagreed, however on further consideration it is actually true. My original question is not answered, but I have a solution.
T-Mobile has consistently not supported unlocked devices. I visited a competitors store reccently and had a pleasant surprise. They were helpful! The quickly tested and setup my unlocked Nokia e5-00.2 phone on a pre-paid plan. I have great coverage at work, home and everywhere in between. faster data speeds too. This is great!
I have been a T-mobile customer over a decade. My question is answered: I am dropping T-Mobile, porting all my numbers and discontinuing my three lines next month.
Today, we have a solution.
Today, the question behind the question is answered.
We have a new expectation.
A better network.
It took a really, really long time and there is still a lot of uncertainty about how this will all work out.
I have more signal bars in more places.
By changing my cellular provider.
By porting all three of my numbers.
By not accepting your poor coverage.
And then you have lost a customer, who was your customer for over a decade, and his wife and their two kids who will soon need cell phones of their own.
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