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iPhone 3G - surf the net

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How do I set up my phone so that I can surf the internet? 1. Find \"Cellular Data Network\" Press Settings. Press General. Press Network. Press Cellular Data Network. 2. Enter APN name Press APN below Cellular Data. Key in myMTN 3. Enter username Press Username below Cellular Data. Key in MTN 4. Enter password Press Password below Cellular Data. Key in MTN 5. Exit Press the Home key to return to stand-by mode.
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iPhone 4 - data modem

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How do I set up the phone as a data modem for my computer? 1. Find \"Cellular Data Network\" Press Settings. Press General. Press Network. Press Cellular Data Network. 2. Enter APN name Press APN below Internet Tethering. Key in internet Press Network. 3. Exit Press the Home key to return to stand-by mode.
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iPhone 4 - set up email

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How do I set up the phone for POP3 email? Find \"Cellular Data Network\" Press Settings. Press General. Press Network. Press Cellular Data Network. 2. Enter APN name: Press APN below Cellular Data and key in myMTN 3. Enter username: Press Username below Cellular Data and key in MTN 4. Enter password: Press Password below Cellular Data and key in MTN 5. Find \"Mail, Contacts, Calendars” Press Network. Press General. Press Settings. Press Mail, Contacts, Calendars. 6. Create new email profile Press Add Account.... Press Other. Press Add Mail Account. 7. Enter sender name: Press the Name input field and key in the name you want to use as sender in your email messages. 8. Enter email address: Press the Address input field and key in your email address. 9. Enter password: Press the Password input field and key in the password for your email account at your mail provider. 10. Enter profile name Press the Description input field and key in a name for your email profile (e.g. Private or Work). Press Next. 11. Select server type: Press POP. 12. Enter incoming server Press the Host Name input field below Incoming Mail Server. Enter name of incoming mail server. 13. Enter username Press the User Name input field below Incoming Mail Server and key in the username for your email account at your mail provider. 14. Enter outgoing server Press the Host Name input field below Outgoing Mail Server and key in mail.mtn.co.za 15. Save information Press Save. Press Yes. 16. Select email profile: Press the name of the email profile you have just set up. 17. Deactivate SSL encryption of outgoing email Press SMTP below Outgoing Mail Server. Press mail.mtn.co.za below Primary Server. Press the indicator next to Use SSL to deactivate the function. 18. Deactivate password encryption Press Authentication. Press Password. Press mail.mtn.co.za. 19. Enter outgoing port Press Server Port. Key in 25 and press Done. 20. Deactivate SSL encryption of incoming email messages Press Account Info. Press Advanced. Press the indicator next to Use SSL to deactivate the function. 21. Deactivate password encryption Press Authentication. Press Password. Press Advanced. 22. Select setting for copy on server Press Delete from server. Press Never or the required setting. Press Advanced. 23. Enter incoming port Press Server Port and key in 110 Press Account Info. Press Done. 24. Exit Press the Home key to return to stand-by mode.
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Using VOIP applications on Android Phones

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Came across someone wanting to use VOIP (Skype Fring) over their Android phones. This is what I have experienced I have used Skype on my HTC Wildfire with mixed results. Yes I was Skypeout at the other end of the call and that was in Cyprus where communications can be challenging. Skype to Skype seemed to work fine. Anything is worth trying to keep in contact at an effective price rate. I have also used Skype on my iPad with a wireless hotspot on my phone to connect the iPad. Worked great including my sending video and that was in the centre of Johannesburg where reception can be difficult. Give it a try Warmest regards Tim
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Telkom the well loved land line provider

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There are times when people do want to have a landline rather than use cell devices for communication.Telkom has garnered a reputation for not delivering on service at times although I believe it is radically better than it used to be. I found someone asking how to deal with Telkom as he had for many months tried to get an ADSL line and was told it would depend on his area. That is true but when your neighbour gets a line then you do start wondering. This was my reply: Telkom can be difficult and I agree do not let them close the request and in fact ask for it to be escalated. Of course you could always look at alternatives to assist you. MTN has extensive coverage around the Republic and has choices With high bandwidth capability. Have you any idea how much bandwidth you would need in a month? Or to put it differently, what do you want to use the connection for? Sending emails does not need high bandwidth but watching videos does? Drop me a line and I will see what I can do to help you. Regards Tim
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Apartments wired for the Internet

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Just out being my usual self I read a post for someone who is moving into an apartment that the landlord says is connected to the Internet. Sounds good to me almost too good. Unlimited downloads for free immediately sprang to mind but this is South Africa so this has to be too good to be tru. Anywho the person was told that they would need a new router to connect to the network which is a bit odd. I hope they liked my reply. If your apartment has wireless connectivity and I have seen some that do then you will not need a router to connect to it. However it will have a security key of some sort to enable you to access it. If the apartment has connectivity through a telephone jack then you would need to have a router to access it. This would enable you to connect wirelessly in whichever room you want. In setting up the wireless please make sure that you put a security key on it to stop other people acessing your network. In choosing an ISP you would need to look at how much data you are going to be transferring. It may be better to look at a lower cost package with limited access (capped) at say 3GB rather than going for uncapped or even unshaped connectivity.
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IPV6 is South Africa using it

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The discussion [url=http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/452597-The-state-of-IPv6-in-South-Africa]here[/url]t was one that I followed with interest this week. IPV6 is the reevides addressing protocol that increases addresses so usltimately each device could have its own address. The disussion was sparked by a report from the Free State about the high adoption of the protocol in South Africa since its wotrldwide launch on the 6th of June. Much higher than expected. Whatg intrigued me most is tha from the repsonses we all need to do some more research to fully understand the implications of having the IPV6 and IPV4 standard (Double stacking. It aslo highlighted that we are seeing very little information from the infrastructure providers and ISP\'s about it. Anywho definately one to watch. Any comments? Tim
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Can I use 2 iBurst routers on one account?

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I just enjoy the creative ways that we want to use technology. One trail this week that I followed went right to my heart. Someone with a 2 storey house had 2 iBurst modems (and hence 2 phones), They wanted to be able to use both simultaneously for accessing data and to be able to make calls as needed. iBurst lets you have 2 routers connected to the internet but if you wanted to use bothe phones simultaneously then you would need to have 2 accounts with iBurst. Happy to be able to use one phone the iBurst account holder could not get both routers to connect to the internet simultaneously. Suggestion came in that it would be cheaper to buy a router and connect it to the iBurst router in the 2nd storey but it tuens out that the user had got the 2 iBurst Routers for free so now it was clear why he wanted it done. Easily resolved though, he just had to get iBurst to send reset signals to the router and his problem was solved.
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Credit card software for online shopping

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Hi everyone Time the Techxpert from MTN Business here. If you are going to set up an online shopping store then you need to have a way for your customers to pay you for their purchases. In mysmall business [url=http://www.mysmallbusiness.co.za/forum/internet-marketing/2802-best-credit-card-gateways-in-south-af]Recently[/url] the question was asked which is the best software to use. I did a bit of research and found that a South African product which got good reports on mysmallbusiness was slated overseas. Looking at the complaints it is not just the application that is at fault but if you are going to transfer monies out of South Africa then you need clearance from the South Afrcan Reserve Bank and the understanding of this need by some non South African\'s is clearly lacking for which we will forgive them. It did bring home to me though that there are many pitfalls in running a small business that we can overlook. And it is probably a good idea where money is concerned to do your research and then check it again with others for their opinion. Isnt that what we should be using the web for? Sharing ideas and validating them? (as well as all the other things we use it for). You can follow me on TechXperTim on Twitter Regards Tim
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Setting up a new office what do you need ?

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Hi Tim from MTN Business here. IT infrastructure is an expense for any young enterprise. Fortunately there are a number of options that you can use that will reduce the cash flow. Purchasing brand names like Dell and HP may appear expensive but generally in the price is maintenance to cover the repair if necessary. It could be more cost beneficial in the long term than having to pay to have older technology fixed. You can also look at different service providers for what is really baked beans these days. You are going to need email but that doesn\'t mean you have to start with Exchange. Organisations like Mimecast and Google provide very good mail services. Many small business startups can now have access to accounting packages through their banks and as cloud services are increasing this is one area that I see more businesses large and small turning to. They will certainly relieve some of the high end technical expertese needed in IT installations of the past. OpenOffice will do for the small startup exactly what Microsoft Office does for the people with the big bucks. I find the interface as good as and in some instances easier to use, especially being able to create different file types (spread sheeet, document processing) from one manager console. I am becoming more excited as well by the BYOD concept (Bring Your Own Device). If you structure that into the package you offer your employee you may find that they will bring the technology you need but don\'t want to spend your startup capital on. An added benefit of that is that they will tend to look after it more than they do the company supplied goods. Anywho if I can help I will gladly try
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