I was a lucky recipient of one of the wonderful Developer Conference Android phones but since the free month of service ran out it’s been acting as a development paperweight–until now. Since I also have a iPhone (on the Rogers network) here in Canada, I figured there must be a way to get the Android phone working with my existing plan. After a bit of poking and prodding I’ve managed to do just that and it was quite easy:
- Take the Rogers SIM from your iPhone and stick it in the Android. (Make sure you have an iPhone data plan with Rogers because the Android phones are data hogs). This will immediately get you voice calling functions.
Next, on the Android, go to Settings > Wireless controls > Mobile networks > Access Point Names and create a new APN (press menu and Save once you finish editing):
Name: Rogers APN: internet.com Username: wapuser1 Password: wap MCC: 302 MNC: 72
That’s it. Now you’ll have data access via EDGE on the Android using you iPhone’s SIM.
UPDATE: Here’s the settings for AT&T / Cingular in the US as well:
Name: AT&T Cingular APN: wap.cingular Username: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: cingular1 MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com MMS Proxy: wireless.cingular.com MMS port: 80 MCC: 310 MNC: 410