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How to set up an unlocked LG Cookie (KP500) with T-Mobile

Sun, Oct 17, 2010

How to set up an unlocked LG Cookie (KP500) with T-Mobile

For those of you that are trying to configure MMS and Internet on an unlocked LG Cookie (KP500) for use on T–Mobile’s network, you’ve come to the right place.

I recently purchased one, and while there is a wealth of knowledge on various forums, I’ve found that some of the information to be either inaccurate or out of date. Because of this, I’ve compiled my own list that I can confirm works for me as of the date of this post.

Ready to start? Here we go...


Setting up an Access Point

First, you'll need to set up an Access Point. To do this, go to:

  1. Select Menu → Settings → Connectivity → Access points
  2. Select Add access point
  3. Enter in the following:
    • Connection title: T–zones
    • Bearer: GPRS
    • Authentication: No auth
    • APN: internet2.voicestream.com
  4. Select Save

Note: In regards to the APN, if you have issues with this value, you can also choose from: wap.voicestream.com OR epc.tmobile.com OR internet3.voicestream.com.

Personally, I recommend starting with internet2.voicestream.com then working your way down the list. The main reason I am making this suggestion is that I have found that this node works perfectly fine with my previous phone’s $10 per month unlimited internet plan. Using any of the other APNs results in a warning telling me that I must upgrade my internet plan.


Setting up an Internet Profile

  1. Select back to return to the Connectivity screen then select Internet profile
  2. Select Add profile
  3. Enter the following:
    • Title: T–Mobile
    • Use proxy: ON
    • Proxy server address: 216.155.165.50
    • Proxy server port: 8080
    • Access point: T–zones (this is the access point we configured earlier)
  4. Select Save

Setting up the Browser

  1. Select Menu → Utilities → Browser → Settings → Profiles
  2. Select Add profile
  3. Enter the following:
    • Title: T–Mobile
    • Homepage: http://10.176.76.164/dsb/t–mobile/web
    • Internet profile: T–Mobile (this is the internet profile we configured earlier)
  4. Select Save then when prompted, select Yes to activate the profile.

Note: You can actually set Homepage to any page you want, but I have listed the normal T–Mobile landing page. From here you can see a snapshot of news from CNN or visit My Account to see how many minutes, texts, etc. you have left.


Setting up MMS (Multimedia message)

  1. Select Menu → Communicate → Messaging → Settings → Multimedia message
  2. Select Multi msg centre then select Add new
  3. Enter the following:
    • Title: T–Mobile MMS
    • MMSC URL: http://mms.msg.eng.t–mobile.com/mms/wapenc
    • MMS Proxy: T–mobile (this is the internet profile we configured earlier)
  4. Select Save then when prompted, select Yes to active the profile.

After you’ve configured all of the above settings, I would suggest power–cycling your phone (turning it off then back on) before trying anything. This could save you a bit of grief, as I’ve run into situations where I had everything set up correctly, but features such as the MMS simply refused to work.

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