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After I got my mighty Fly-Ying FG8 I didn't care for mobile data, mostly due to the measly 5MB data plan with extortionate overage charges. I miss the occasional emails on the road, Waze navigation and A-GPS so I thought to put these 5MB to good use.

The problem is that in the Settings => Mobile networkד I have only "data roaming", "Access Point Names" and "Network Operators" on both SIMs. I couldn't make the device use its EDGE capability. Does anyone know how to turn it on?

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I'm confused. Do you have a non-3G data plan? If not why wouldn't you want to use the fster 3G? Modern phones/networks only default to EDGE when there is no 3G connection. It's not managed separately. – Matthew Read Aug 9 '11 at 12:52
The phone doesn't support 3G. It's true, the question and the answer were "how to enable data" rather than "how to enable EDGE" – Dani Aug 9 '11 at 13:09
Ah, OK. Glad you figured it out :) – Matthew Read Aug 9 '11 at 14:11

Appereantly, you have to define an "Access Point Name" in order for your mobile data to work.

in Settings => Wireless & networks => Mobile networks => Access Point Names => menu => New APN

The settings vary by operator, you can find the Israeli ones here.

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