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Monthly Data Plans

Service Cost/Month Add-on or
Standa
Services SMS/MMS
Unlimited Web for Phones $9.99 Add-on unlimited web 0
Unlimited Web + Unlimited Messages for Phones $19.99 Add-on unlimited web, Email Unlimited
Smartphone Unlimited Web + 400 Messages $24.99 Add-on Unlimited Internet, HotSpots 400
Smartphone Unlimited Web + Unlimited Messages $34.99 Add-on Unlimited Internet, HotSpots Unlimited
BlackBerry Unlimited with Enterprise E-mail $29.98 Add-on Unlimited Web, Email none
BlackBerry Unlimited International E-mail $19.99 Add-on Unlimited worldwide Email none
BlackBerry Unlimited w/Enterprise E-mail $39.98 Standalone Unlimited Web, Email none
BlackBerry Unlimited $39.99 Standalone Unlimited Web, Email none
Total Internet $39.99 Standalone Unlimited Internet, HotSpots none
Total Internet Add-On (old) $19.99 Add-on Unlimited Internet, Hotspots none
webConnect $59.99 Standalone Unlimited Internet, HotSpots none
  • Smartphone - All Smartphone Plans, including SideKick, G1, and Blackberry
  • Add-on - Added to an active line of service, usually on a month-to-month basis
  • Standalone - Standalone product generally requiring a contract as with voice lines.
  • Blackberry Plans - There are also a number of Blackberry plans both Internet and Enterprise that offer included plan minutes.


Source(s): T-Mobile Data


Prepaid Data Plans

Currently the only data service that T-Mobile offers prepaid customers (besides the free T-zones/web2go) is the Sidekick plan. Though intended for Sidekicks, the plan worked with any phone until mid Aug '09. <<Once the dust settles please update this.>>

Unlimited internet and SMS are included. The cost is $1 each time you switch to the plan and $1 each midnight while you remain on the plan. Voice calls are $0.15/min. MMS messages are $0.25.

You can switch between prepaid plans as often as you like. Gold Rewards status is maintained when switching between plans, but you will only receive the benefits if you refill while on the Pay As You Go plan. (so if you intend to switch between plans, it's recommended that you refill while on the Pay As You Go plan) If you switch from PAYG to Sidekick and then back, your per-minute rate will be the same as before you switched. Set your APN per the table below. Access to the hiptop APN usually begins within seconds of switching to the Sidekick plan, but can sometimes take a few hours. T-Mobile Prepaid Rate Plan Change FAQ: http://support.t-mobile.com/doc/tm23613.xml

Switch your prepaid account to the Sidekick plan from http://my.t-mobile.com or by calling 611. You can also switch at http://my.t-mobile.com/pda on your phone, if your phone is configured for T-Zones.


Source(s): T-Mobile Data


web2go / T-Zones

web2go is T-mobile's free "walled garden" data service, with access to account information, pay downloads, and limited internet content. Access is free and available with all plans, but not available on all phones (e.g. G1). Access should work through the epc APN with no proxy required. The homepage is m.web2go.com or wap.t-zones.com. http://my.t-mobile.com/pda is also accessible. Old configuration information: http://support.t-mobile.com/doc/tm21625.xml


Source(s): web2go / T-Zones


T-Mobile APNs

Service Access Point Name (APN)
*NEW* T-Mobile Internet (all current plans) epc.tmobile.com
T-MobileWeb wap.voicestream.com
T-Mobile Total Internet internet2.voicestream.com
T-Mobile Total Internet with VPN
(Virtual Private Network)
internet3.voicestream.com
T-Mobile SideKick hiptop.t-mobile.com
(This has been shut down on May 31, 2011.)


http://developer.t-mobile.com/loadKbaseEntry.do?solutionId=1159

All APNs have access to T-Mobile's EDGE Network without any additional configuration or charge from T-Mobile. There are no noteable speed differences between any of the APNs except the latency inherent to any wireless packet-switching network.

epc.tmobile.com APN

This is the new standard APN for all current T-Mobile data services, including the Sidekick. Vvvvm

Total Internet

The grandfathered Total Internet service allows direct access to the internet with no need to use a WAP/HTTP proxy. In addition there are no port restrictions however IP addresses are still asigned based on NAT. Example: 10.x.

Total Internet with VPN

Same as Total Internet except that the Dynamic IPs assigned are externally addressable to allow for VPN and other direct access type applications. Example: 208.x.x.x You must specifically request "with VPN" support when adding this service otherwise you will only receive the Internet APN. And its free

BlackBerry

Same as T-Mobile Internet with the additional support for the BlackBerry products. The internet portion of this service may be used on non-BlackBerry devices as a substitute for T-Mobile Internet. Many have had success using this data plan instead of the Total Internet package when they do not need or want the HotSpot portion of the service.

T-MobileWeb

Previously known as T-zones. This is T-Mobile's APN for WAP access using the WAP Gateway. This is the APN you must use in order to access any WAP site. IP addresses are assigned based on NAT. Example: 25.x.x.x T-Mobile also employs port restrictions to limit internet access on devices such as smartphones. See also proxy.

SideKick

Similar to T-Mobile Internet with the additional support for the SideKick device. In the past this service only worked with Sidekicks. Set username and password both to blank, 'dummy', or 'guest'.

Vodafone Portugal (VF-PT) APNs

Vodafone Internet

Tested on Nokia N85, using APN "internet.vodafone.pt"

This was also tested on MAC OS X using a Blackberry Bold (9000). → Install the Blackberry Desktop → System Preferences. RIM Composite Device → Advanced → Modem, Vendor: Research In Motion. Model: Blackberry IP Modem (GSM). APN: internet.vodafone.pt. CID: 1.


Source(s): web2go / T-Zones


T-Mobile Port Restrictions

T-Mobile employs port restrictions for users of T-MobileWeb. Many users have limited success employing the use of proxies to bypass these restrictions. Without the proxy your access to the internet may be limited to the following ports. After signing up for a free account with Silence is Defeat, it is also possible to setup an SSH tunnel that will allow you to have completely unfettered internet access through a SOCKS proxy. See also T-Mobile Proxy Settings.

Ports status is subject to change without notice.


Port Protocol
(see TCP & UDP)
Service
25 TCP SMTP
110 TCP POP3
143 TCP IMAP
465 TCP SMTP over SSL
(encrypted transmission)
587 TCP SMTP over SSL
(encrypted transmission)
993 TCP IMAP4 over SSL
(encrypted transmission)
995 TCP POP3 over SSL
(encrypted transmission)
8080 TCP HTTP Alternate
(Used by T-Mobile's proxy server)

Port Number Description 1 TCPMPUX (TCP Port Service Multiplexer) 5 RJE (Remote Job Entry) 7 ECHO 18 MSP (Message Send Protocol) 20 FTP - Data (File Transfer Protocol) 21 FTP - Control (File Transfer Protocol) 22 SSH Remote Login Protocol 23 Telnet 25 SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) 29 MSG ICP 37 Time 42 Nameserv (Host Name Server) 43 WhoIs 49 Login (Login Host Protocol) 53 DNS (Domain Name System) 69 TFTP (Trivial File Protocol) 70 Gopher Services 79 Finger 80 HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) 103 X.400 Standard 108 SNA Gateway Access Server 109 POP2 (Post Office Protocol) 110 POP3 (Post Office Protocol) 115 SFTP (Simple File Transfer Protocol) 118 SQL Services 119 NNTP (Newsgroup) 135 DCOM Service Control Manager 137 NetBIOS Name Service 139 NetBIOS Datagram Service 143 IMAP4 (Internet Message Access Protocol) 150 NetBIOS Session Service 156 SQL Server 161 SNMP 179 BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) 190 GACP (Gateway Access Control Protocol) 194 IRC (Internet Relay Chat) 197 DLS (Directory Location Service) 389 LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) 396 Novell Netware over IP 443 HTTP over SSL (HyperText Transfer Protocol) 444 SNPP (Simple Network Paging Protocol) 445 Microsoft-DS (Microsoft Directory Service) 458 Apple QuickTime 465 SMTP over SSL 546 DHCP Client (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) 547 DHCP Server (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) 563 SNEWS 993 IMAP4 over SSL (Internet Message Access Protocol) 995 POP3 over SSL (Post Office Protocol) 1080 Socks 1434 MS-SQL-M (Microsoft SQL Monitor) 1723 PPTP (Point to Point Tunneling Protocol) 1863 MSN Messenger 5190 AOL IM 8080 HTTP Alternate (HyperText Transfer Protocol)

Port restriction depends on what service customers are subscribed to:


 	Service Level  	 Sites Allowed 	 TCP Ports Allowed 	 Other Open Services 	 Notes
T-Mobile To Go (Prepaid) 	 9 	 ONLY default t-zones WAP deck 	None open to the internet  	 T-Mobile Download Fun Content 	 
Sidekick To Go (Prepaid) 	 6 	 ALL HTML URLs 	 Only 25, 110, 143, 465, 993, 995 and port 80 	  	 
Default t-zones (Postpaid) 	 5 	 ONLY default t-zones WAP deck 	 None open to the internet 	 T-Mobile Downloads (ringtones, etc.)

MMS/Album

T-MobileWeb (Postpaid) 	 1 	 ALL WAP URLs  	 Only 25, 110, 143, 465, 993, 995 	 T-Mobile Downloads (ringtones, etc.)
TeamOn (My E-Mail)
Wireless Village IM

MMS/Album

t-zones Pro 	 2 	 ALL WAP URLs  	 Only 25, 110, 143, 465, 993, 995 	 T-Mobile Downloads (ringtones, etc.)
TeamOn (My E-Mail) and Corporate My E-Mail
Wireless Village IM

MMS/Album

Sidekick SOCs 	 6 	 ALL HTML URLs 	 Only 25, 110, 143, 465, 993, 995 and port 80 	 Sidekick Download Catalog

MMS/Album (on select sidekick devices)

BlackBerry Internet Email

(BIE) 15 URLs including external WAP and HTML Only 25, 110, 143, 465, 993, 995 and port 80 (HTML browsing only) T-Mobile Downloads (ringtones, etc.)

Blackberry Internet Email (BIE) Service.


MMS/Album

Blackberry Enterprise Service

(BES) 11 URLs including external WAP and HTML Only 25, 110, 143, 465, 993, 995 and port 80 (HTML browsing only) T-Mobile Downloads (ringtones, etc.)

Blackberry Internet Email (BIE) Service.


MMS/Album

Blackberry BIE Only  	 19 	 None 	 None open to the internet 	  	 Note: This service allows unlimited BIE email service without providing an internet browsing option.  
Internet 2 or VPN 	 1 	 ALL URLs 	 Most ports open 	 T-Mobile Downloads (ringtones, etc.)
TeamOn (My E-Mail) and Corporate My E-Mail
Wireless Village IM

MMS/Album Netbios ports 135, 137, 138, 139 blocked

Win 2000/XP file sharing port 445 blocked

RPC (Remote Procedure Call)

port 593 is blocked

SQL ports 1433, 1434 ports blocked

Secure RTSP 8554 port blocked

HotSpot 	  	 ALL URLs 	 Most ports open 	TeamOn (My E-Mail) and Corporate My E-Mail
Wireless Village IM

MMS/Album Ports 135 and 1434/UDP blocked


Source(s): web2go / T-Zones


Real Player

T-Mobile Proxy: 216.155.165.50
T-Mobile's Proxy Port: 8080


Source(s): T-Mobile Data


Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Select Tools.
  3. Select Internet Options.
  4. Select Connections.
  5. Select LAN Settings.
  6. Check box Use proxy server for your LAN.
  7. Enter Proxy in the Address field.
  8. Enter Port in the Port field.


Source(s): Internet Explorer


Firefox

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Select Tools.
  3. Select Options.
  4. Select Connection Settings.
  5. Select Manual proxy configuration.
  6. Enter Proxy for HTTP Proxy.
  7. Enter Port for Port.


Source(s): Firefox


Mozilla

  1. Open Mozilla.
  2. Select Edit.
  3. Select Preferences.
  4. Select Advanced.
  5. Select Proxies.
  6. Select Manual proxy configuration.
  7. Enter Proxy for HTTP Proxy.
  8. Enter Port for Port.


Source(s): Mozilla


Opera

  1. Open Opera
  2. Select Tools
  3. Select Prefrences
  4. Select Advance Tab
  5. Select Proxy Servers


Source(s): Opera


Note: If you are using the proxy settings you will need to disable the proxy when not 
      accessing the Internet through your phone.


Source(s): T-Mobile Data


Before manually configuring your handset it is recommended that you use the T-Mobile Settings Configurator as it is the best and easiest way to have the settings sent to your phone and it works for most phones regardless of branding.

T-Mobile WAP Settings

The WAP settings are the same as Picture Messaging Settings except for the Homepage.

Connection Name: tzones
Data bearer: Packet data
Access point name: wap.voicestream.com
User name: N/A
Password: N/A
Authentication: Normal
Homepage: http://wap.myvoicestream.com
Advanced Settings (Handsets not equiped with WAP 2.0 may skip this section)
Proxy serv address: 216.155.165.050
Proxy port number: 8080


Note: Homepage can actually be anything you want. This page is T-mobile's offical t-zones page.


Source(s): T-Mobile Data


Before manually configuring your handset it is recommended that you use the T-Mobile Settings Configurator as it is the best and easiest way to have the settings sent to your phone and it works for most phones regardless of branding.

Source(s): Software solutions

T-Mobile Internet Settings

The WAP settings are the same as Picture Messaging Settings except for the Homepage.

Connection Name: T-Mobile Internet
Data bearer: Packet data
Access point name: internet2.voicestream.com or internet3.voicestream.com
User name: N/A
Password: N/A
Authentication: Normal
Homepage: None
Advanced Settings (Handsets not equiped with WAP 2.0 may skip this section)
Proxy serv address: None
Proxy port number: None

Note: No homepage is necessary because you will not be able to access WAP sites using this connection.

Source(s): Software solutions

T-Mobile HotSpots

T-Mobile USA operates more than 7,000 T-Mobile HotSpot locations for Wi-Fi Internet access, including airports, airline clubs of American, Delta, United, and US Airways, Starbucks coffeehouses, Kinko's, Borders Books and Music, Hyatt, Red Roof Inn. The Wi-Fi infrastructure was completely replaced when T-Mobile bought the Wireless ISP MobileStar.

If you have T-Mobile Total Internet, you have unlimited HotSpots access, However getting the username and password for HotSpot access is a big deal and long conversations with customer support. The Username for HotSpot access is your full 10 digit phone number and the initial password is last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN). It will ask you to change the password on initial login.

If you are a FlexPay customer and did not provide a SSN, the default password is set to '1234'.

T-Mobile USA Hotspot Home Page



Source(s): T-Mobile Data


SSH Tunneling

In conjunction with your T-Mobile data plan, you can set up a secure shell (ssh) tunnel that channels internet traffic from your computer or phone through a tunnel of your choosing to the net. In this way, you can browse the web more securely (the data is encrypted) as well as use applications that communicate over a port which may be blocked with your plan. There are a number of steps involved, but it's really not that hard to do.

See this tutorial for a quick solution, or keep reading if you want to set up your own SSH server.


Source(s): T-Mobile Data


Note Rumors have circulated that doing this may violate the data plan terms of use, however the only mention of the topic on T-Mobile's Support site is a description of tunneling technology with no mention of acceptable use for the various available data plans.

  1. Get ssh access - sshd, the ssh daemon (server), is available in most Linux distributions, with Cygwin for Windows, and many web hosts offer the service (Although, you cannot usually configure the server port on these hosts). On OS X, Enabling Remote Login in the Network panel of system preferences enables SSH.
  2. Configure your ssh server for an allowed port - T-Mobile blocks the default ssh port (22), so modify /etc/sshd_config to contain a line like "Port 110" or any allowed T-Mobile port that you do not need. Remember to restart your sshd, else the changes will not take effect. Alternatively, If you are behind a router you can map the external port to the local port. E.g, mapping external port 110 to your host's port 22.
  3. Ensure you can log in - using a normal (non-T-Mobile) connection, run a standard desktop ssh (ssh in Unix-like systems, or PuTTY in Windows or Linux) to connect: "ssh -p 110 yourhost.com" Then provide your login username and password at the prompts. You may need to explicitly provide your username (e.g. user_name@yourhost.com or -l user_name)
  4. Set up the proxy tunnel - Start your T-Mobile connection, then start your ssh client and tell it to create a ssh SOCKS proxy: "ssh -p 110 yourhost.com -D 1080 -C"
    The -D flag tells ssh to create a SOCKS proxy on the specified port, 1080 is the usual SOCKS port. The -C flag is optional, it compresses the network traffic.
  5. Reconfigure your browser proxy to use the SOCKS proxy - using one of the above sets of steps, choose proxy: "localhost" and port: "1080". You are now browsing through your SOCKS proxy tunnel which tunnels traffic through yourhost.com on port 110 which is not restricted
  6. If you're on Linux, and you want to use the same SOCKS proxy for programs other than your browser (e.g. IRC), install tsocks, which is used to SOCKSify anything.


Source(s): T-Mobile Data


Other Proxies

It is also possible to set up other proxy servers on open ports. Running a proxy server can be simpler than SSH because you do not need to log into your account before every session. Some open source proxy servers include SQUID and Dante. Squid provides a HTTP proxy and Dante provides socks4/5 and msproxys.

Dante's proxy also includes a client that allows you to socksify any application on a Unix-like system. Socksification works by loading Dante's socks' dynamic libraries into the application. They replace all normal network connections with proxy connections transparently. More information can be found in Dante's Documentation.

One can also run toonel.net and set the "parent proxy" to be T-Mobile's proxy. This would eliminate the need for access to a machine running the SSH service, but it is not encrypted. One would use it for accessing blocked ports. Its primary purpose is to speed up HTTP traffic, and that would be useful by itself on T-Mobile until one can tether with 3G.

See also

GSM Tethering

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