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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup System
This was successfully completed using OSX 10.4. I just bought a T-Mobile Motorola V188 phone. It's cool because it works with a standard mini -> big USB cable (and no, I don't know how to iSync it yet). I did use it to connect to the internet at 56KB, though. I had to sign up for T-Mobile internet package (you can cancel at any time and they don't mess with your contract).

Here are the steps to set this up. I worked it out with their tech experts. this is not yet documented for the public.
  1. Visit Taniwha.org and scroll to "Scripts for Motorola GPRS phones." Download the file and put "Motorola GPRS CID1" in your scripts folder: /Library/Modem Scripts/
  2. Connect the phone to the computer via the USB cable
  3. Open System Preferences and click on Network. It should say that it detects the v188
  4. On the PPP tab, set the following:
    • Service provider: tmobile (or whatever you want)
    • Account Name: leave blank
    • Password: leave blank
    • Telephone number: internet2.voicestream.com
    • Alternate number: leave blank
    PPP options:
    • (Advanced Options:) Uncheck ALL
    • unchecked = send PPP echo packets
    • unchecked = Use TCP header compression
    • unchecked = Connect using a terminal window (command line)
    • unchecked = Prompt for password after dialing
    • unchecked = Use verbose logging
    Now click Apply Changes.
  5. On the Modem Tab:
    • Modem: I had success with Motorola GPRS CID1.
    • check = Enable error correction and compression in modem
    • unchecked = Wait for dial tone before dialing.
    Remember to Apply Changes!
Now go back to PPP Tab and click on Connect. The Internet Connect window will open; hit Connect. Presto, it should work...
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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup
Authored by: junktruck on May 18, '05 10:34:16PM

iSync worked great for me. Just "Scan" and your phone will pop right up, Sync away. That first time will take forever though.

Junk



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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup
Authored by: SneakyT on May 29, '05 03:50:11PM
V180 works with iSync but the V188 was not working for me. I added support for it by adding the folowing lines to /Applications: iSync.app: Contents: PlugIns: ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice: Contents: PlugIns: PhoneModelsSync.phoneplugin: Contents: Resources: MetaClasses.plist:

   <key>com.motorola.V188</key>
	<dict>
		<key>Identification</key>
		<dict>
			<key>com.apple.cgmi+cgmm</key>
			<array>
				<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2000"+"GSM900","GSM1800","GSM1900","MODEL=V188"</string>
				<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2000"+"GSM900","GSM1800","GSM1900","GSM850","MODEL=V188"</string>
				<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2000"+"GSM900","GSM1900","GSM850","MODEL=V188ENS"</string>
			</array>
			<key>com.apple.gmi+gmm</key>
			<array>
				<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2000"+"GSM900","GSM1800","GSM1900","MODEL=V188"</string>
				<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2000"+"GSM900","GSM1800","GSM1900","GSM850","MODEL=V188"</string>
				<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2000"+"GSM900","GSM1900","GSM850","MODEL=V188ENS"</string>
			</array>
		</dict>
		<key>InheritsFrom</key>
		<array>
			<string>com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x4902</string>
		</array>
		<key>Services</key>
		<array>
			<dict>
				<key>ServiceName</key>
				<string>com.apple.model</string>
				<key>ServiceProperties</key>
				<dict>
					<key>ModelName</key>
					<string>V188</string>
					<key>PhoneIcon</key>
					<string>MOTV188.tiff</string>
				</dict>
			</dict>
		</array>
	</dict>
Hope that this helps anyone else who read this wandering why it wasn't syncing for them. The icon is not the correct one but you can make one of your own.

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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup
Authored by: gropo on Jun 02, '05 04:42:00PM

SneakyT, you just made my day......



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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup
Authored by: bmorisky on Jun 08, '05 09:09:55PM

Very cool tip. I am getting my sync cable and hope this works.



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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup
Authored by: SneakyT on Jun 09, '05 12:23:20AM

Glad I could help.



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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup
Authored by: bmorisky on Jun 10, '05 08:14:28PM

Awesome this really worked perfectly first try. If anyone wants a tiff for the icon I posted it at http://brianmorisky.home.comcast.net/MOTV188.tiff



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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup
Authored by: bmorisky on Jul 12, '05 09:47:56PM

This was broken by iSync 2.1. Any hints?



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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup
Authored by: newtonick on Jul 13, '05 05:48:15PM
I found a solution in iSync 2.1 (88.0), I just guessed and tried something and it worked for me. So, instead of inserting the code suggested above, I used this code instead.

<key>com.motorola.V188</key>
	<dict>
		<key>Identification</key>
		<dict>
			<key>com.apple.cgmi+cgmm</key>
			<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2000"+V188</string>
		</dict>
		<key>InheritsFrom</key>
		<array>
			<string>com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x4902</string>
		</array>
		<key>Services</key>
		<array>
			<dict>
				<key>ServiceName</key>
				<string>com.apple.model</string>
				<key>ServiceProperties</key>
				<dict>
					<key>ModelName</key>
					<string>V188</string>
					<key>PhoneIcon</key>
					<string>MOTV188.tiff</string>
				</dict>
			</dict>
		</array>
	</dict>

All I did was copy v180 code in the MetaClass.plist file and insert v188 for v180. worked for me, hope it works for somebody else.

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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup
Authored by: sjonke on Jul 14, '05 10:23:13AM

Woohoo! That seems to work - thanks so much! I just got the v188, to replace my horrid Sony Erricson T68i. So far I like it more than my old t68i with a few exceptions. For one the voice dialing is pathetically bad. Really bad. For me it just doesn't work - I can't even record a voice name while driving my car - it just keeps saying to talk louder. If I do record one in a quiet room it records fine, but then is not recognized while driving, even if there is only one voice name recorded at all!

Worse, though, is that there does not seem to be a way to have the address book sort by last name. I suppose most people must like it sorted by first name, but I don't. I suppose iSync ought to give me an option as to how to set the "name" on the phone, so I suppose this is also a fault of iSync.

Also is there any way to get the address book to *not* show numbers on the SIM card? I have my nice one entry per person with multiple numbers per person on the phone, but it insists upon also showing the numbers on the SIM card, which to make matters worse, and for some odd reason, are all listed as separate entries! Net result is I see multiple and redundant entries for everyone! Is there any way to turn off showing of SIM card numbers? I sure couldn't find it anywhere in the menus. Alternatively, is there an easy way to delete all the phone numbers on the SIM card? Since I'm syncing with iSync, I don't really need the numbers on the card any more. Again I couldn't find a command to do this.

My T68i, awful as it was for actually making calls and in terms of physical quality of the phone (it is an utter piece of junk), it did, over all, have better software. Oh well. I'll still take the v188 over the T68i any day. And, incidentally, if you are wondering if bluetooth syncing was better - the answer is unquestionably, no! The problem with bluetooth syncing is that if you sync'd when you didn't have the phone handy (I also sync with my Palm) or bluetooth turned on on the phone, then iSync would sit there searching for the phone for quite a long time before moving on. The end result was that I always had to manually disable and enable syncing with the phone, thus eliminating any convenience that bluetooth might otherwise have provided. I'd much rather plug in a USB cable, plus I think it is faster too.

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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup
Authored by: Shri on Jul 18, '05 12:09:13AM

Using this code (thank you!) I was able to find the phone, but when I sync it, no data is put onto the phone. I was able to erase data on the phone via isync, so I know that the connection works.

Any suggestions? I have all my contacts in the mac address book.

Thanks,
Shri



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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup
Authored by: Shri on Jul 17, '05 08:58:09PM

Hi,

I am a complete newbie to the mac and am trying to sync my v188 phone. Can you please tell me how to add the code? i.e. where should I add it and how do I get to where it needs to be added (please don't laugh at me :))

Thanks,
Shri



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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup
Authored by: Shri on Jul 17, '05 11:50:25PM

IGNORE -- I figured it out. The second block of code worked for me! Thank you very much!!!

--Shri



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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup
Authored by: norhinks on Jul 31, '05 01:19:54AM

Okay, I would luv to sync my v188 to my mac (10.3).
I am a dedicated mac user. Mac heads might consider me a "Dummy"
I just don't understand the instructions...suggested code. How do you get to the place where you enter this text.
And if I'm really a 'green horn' to all this stuff, should I really be asking you all how to do this???
Just curious. I'd like to sync, but I really don't want to mess up my computer, either.
Do you have to have 10.4 to make it work, or can 10.3 be trifled with to make it sync???
Thanks so very much for any help.
Norhinks



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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup
Authored by: duketate on Jul 15, '05 11:49:20AM

I tried it with OSX 10.3.9 - did everything you listed but it claims that it can not negotiate with the server...

However, there is no indication on the phone itself that is in use!?

Any ideas?

BTW my iSync works flawlessly...



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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup
Authored by: frijole on Jan 12, '06 11:57:55AM

awesome!!

thanks so much, this is an awesome tip. one small tweak, the phone number should be "wap.voicestream.com" instead

but overall, worked great to get it dialing up and into iSync!



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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup
Authored by: frijole on Jan 15, '06 12:34:32AM

ah! i'm an idiot. i didn't have the right plan, so i could access wap by the phone, hence the wap. domain, which would allow me to check my mail, but not get online.

so, the right plan is subscribed to, the settings changed to the original, and all is well



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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup
Authored by: FasTTr on Feb 25, '06 10:15:17AM

This worked for bluetooth on my SLVR and Cingular:
Set modem to: Motorola TimePort (2x0)
Set Internet Connect to:
Tel No: *99***1#
Account name: WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
Password: CINGULAR1

That's just pair your phone and select connect. Note: Data usage charges apply!!! This is not a modem connection through your voice service. This is GPRS data.



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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup
Authored by: nirav82 on May 27, '06 10:56:50AM

Is this possible on a windows machine. I have v188 and i am having trouble connecting to the internet with it.



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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup
Authored by: ghkostov on Nov 08, '06 06:45:04PM
Here is my setup and how it works:

Using a V188 with the $5.99/month plan on a PowerBook w/OS X 10.4.9. For setup I used the instructions on this thread, including the script at http://www.taniwha.org.uk/ Then I went on searching and found this: http://aaltonen.us/archive/2004/03/23/tip-free-t-mobile-internet-access/

The changes that worked for me were to use wap.voicestream.com for the telephone number setting instead of internet2... Also, no TCP header compression, AND no DNS server adresses needed as per the instructions!

Email works (haven't tried sending, yet, though). And https works! May need to use the tmobile SMTP server: myemail.t-mobile.com I am sending this over my slow and sweet GPRS connection.

So, thanks to all, and especially for the wap setting, and for using the proxy server for ALL ports not just http! I set those in System Preferences->Network->Motorola Phone...->Proxies This worked for Safari right away, but not for Firefox, which has it's own settings for proxies in its Preferences. Haven't tried that one yet.

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Motorola v188 and T-Mobile USB modem setup
Authored by: thedamian on May 31, '07 06:47:36PM
Well for the poor saps that have to do it on their work Windows machine, or windows smartphone, or PDA, or Blackberry... Here's the site I found on how to do it: T-mobile Internet Setup

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