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The Insurance Man
25 Jul 09 23:35
Date Joined: 24 Jul 03
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Choose Options, Advanced Options & TCP/IP

you can google the apn settings

I am on O2


THANK YOU to Evil Dr for this info. It worked for me and I have been trying for 3 weeks to**it.

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Report Dows69 September 24, 2009 2:02 PM BST
I am on vodafone and i get this problem every time I try to connect. Will your solution**this too? And where exactly do i put those settings? Cheers
Report armadale September 24, 2009 6:59 PM BST

The APN settings for Vodafone are:

Go to Options/Advanced Options/TCP

APN: Internet
Username for APN: web
Password for APN: web

The above settings work on my Blackberry Bold which I use on a Vodafone contract.
Report thefrenchman November 18, 2009 11:05 AM GMT
Thanks so much for this**- has been driving me mad for hours.
Report Ernesto November 24, 2009 4:08 PM GMT
anyone know the settings for orange
Report armadale November 24, 2009 6:54 PM GMT
Hi Ernesto,

Go to:

options.... adv options...... select TCP
APN must be.... orangeinternet
username must be user
password must be pass

By using this APN you might be charged per mb as your contract data allowance is through the Blackberry APN. Try the above settings to see if they work. You can always return them blank when you have finished using Betfair Mobile. Check later with Orange exactly what their charges are for using an APN other than the default Blackberry one.
Report Ernesto November 24, 2009 9:14 PM GMT
cheers Armadale. Thanks for the charges info too.
Report WhaleOilBeefHooked December 28, 2009 9:14 AM GMT
Thanks for the useful info Armadale
Report Sligo January 7, 2010 6:07 PM GMT
The Insurance Man 25 Jul 23:35

Choose Options, Advanced Options & TCP/IP

you can google the apn settings

I am on O2


THANK YOU to Evil Dr for this info. It worked for me and I have been trying for 3 weeks to**it.


First off - thanks a lot for the info. I am on O2 Ireland. I have tried substituting ie for but not having any joy.

Does anyone know a**for an O2 Ireland customer. Many thanks.
Report armadale January 7, 2010 9:19 PM GMT
Hi Sligo,

The settings for O2 Ireland are:

APN: open.internet
Username: gprs
Password: gprs

You will be charged for every mb of data you use with the above settings.

You could try using the "wap" APN of That should be free, but I am not sure whether it would work with Betfair Mobile.

Good Luck !
Report cuban raft rider January 15, 2010 4:20 PM GMT
well done! My betfair account on O2 works on the blackberry for the first time since i got it...Is there a charge on O2? Does anyone know?
Report armadale January 16, 2010 12:29 PM GMT
Hola Cuban!

Your data allowance with O2 is through the Blackberry APN. When you use an O2 APN you will have to pay for any data use. However, you can purchase a monthly "bolt on" for using the O2 APN. Your best bet is to ring O2 customer services and explain the problem with the APNs and try to negociate a data deal with them. I use a Blackberry Bold with Vodafone and there is no extra charge for using their APN with Betfair Mobile. Additionaly, their data allowance is 500 mb a month.
Report Cogito, ergo sum January 17, 2010 11:37 AM GMT
Thanks guys, however im on o2 and tried the above- its says:-

(unable to access/contact server 02)
Report armadale January 17, 2010 1:27 PM GMT
Hi Cogito,

Which O2 APN are you using? The APN for the UK is:


The O2 details in my earlier post were for Ireland only.

Which server are you using your blackberry through - BES or BIS?
Report ollie g February 26, 2010 8:12 PM GMT
Would not advise anyone on orange with a Blackberry to use anything other than the Blackberry apn. It would be very costly indeed.
Report Hannibal March 1, 2010 10:58 PM GMT
I've been strugling for ages to use the mobile App. I have a Blackberry 9000 and keep gettin this error (27) message.
Tried all the APN settings advised. Anyone have any ideas? maybe it doesn't work on this model?
Bit gutted cos the betfair lite site is not great.
Report Arthog March 2, 2010 4:12 PM GMT
If you post your network operator name here I'm sure someone will be able to suggest an alternative APN for you.

The other issue could be that you haven't removed the adult block on your account, try calling your network operator to see if this is still on and if you do this ask them about alternative APNs.
Post back if you this works - I'm sure a lot of people would be really grateful.
Report Nomadic Way March 14, 2010 7:40 PM GMT
My phone is Sony Ericsson C905 with vodafone. I keep getting Network Error (20) message and I don't know nothing about mobile phones. Can you please help me?

I'm starting to get very frustrated.
Report Nomadic Way March 14, 2010 7:41 PM GMT
Sorry Network Error (27) not (20) message as above.
Report armadale March 15, 2010 8:40 PM GMT
Hi Nomadic,

The problem is likely to caused by one or both of the following settings:

1. Have you removed the "Adult Block" by contacting Vodafone? It is set by default on a new contract unless you ask them to remove it.

2. Are your Mobile Internet settings correct? An easy way of updating the settings on the SE C905 is to go to the following web page:

Fill in your details on the web page and the correct settings will be sent to your mobile phone.

Good Luck!

Report Nomadic Way March 23, 2010 5:50 PM GMT
thanks thats done the trick mate.
Report tonymcg July 3, 2010 6:18 PM BST
Hi Iv'e got the same problem error 27 but I am on orange payg. Has anyone got the setting for this?
Report terrenceworthright July 22, 2010 7:10 AM BST
Help please -  I am getting the network (27) error and am with t-mobile with a blackbeyy 8520.
T-mobile have removed the content block what else do I need to do please?
Report strontium August 1, 2010 2:34 PM BST
Betfair Mobile worked fine on my Bllackberry until the middle of yesterady afternoon when suddenly the network error reappeared. Has anyone else had this problem or have an idea what might have happened? Any fix? Many thanks.
Report John Knox August 8, 2010 11:42 AM BST
I'm getting the same error message on my blackberry with orange. The purple place's application works a treat so it appears to be betfair's problem and not the manufacturer or the network. Surprised? Of ****ing course not
Report guesss August 16, 2010 9:07 AM BST
hey I am travelling to India and am on LOOP(BPL) Mobile and having this problem, any suggestions ?
Report BIGGER THAN THE GAME September 11, 2010 8:38 PM BST
Followed the instructions for 02 contract at the bottom here - no joy.

Prior to this had called Betfair yesterday advised that needed to call 02, did just that they were baffled as I could access all other sites. They sent me the latest service book, however as everything else was working there was nothing else they could do - so they suggested calling Betfair again.

Do Betfair think we are all mobile/programming experts?

I think I am going to see if I can use another bookmakers service instead, one that works.
Report cuterome September 16, 2010 10:49 AM BST
I am getting the network (27) error and am with Vodafone with a blackbeyy 8520.
I have set the APN settings for Vodafone as:

Go to Options/Advanced Options/TCP

APN: Internet
Username for APN: web
Password for APN: web
still i have the same problem what do I need to do?
Report Veridis Quo September 26, 2010 11:48 PM BST
What about APN details for 3 users? Any help much appreciated. Blackberry Bold 9700 here.
Report Mansell October 11, 2010 3:12 PM BST
Read this thread from top to bottom, have tried all suggestions and i'm still getting the network error 27 message. I'm on 02 PAYG, have removed the adult bar, tried umpteen GRPS settings, reinstalled it several times and it's driving me absolutely nuts. Have emailed betfair and they can only suggest using betfair lite, which quite frankly isn't any good.

Anyone who can help me get bf mobile working, i'd me most grateful !
Report mousaka October 11, 2010 4:46 PM BST
Anybody know how to solve the problem for me !? I have a Blackberry Bold 9000 with t mobile..any help would be much appreciated
Report rolypoly October 12, 2010 5:36 PM BST
BlackBerry 8520 with Virgin Media.........same problem.....please help?
Report gav6982 October 13, 2010 12:54 PM BST
BlackBerry 8520 with Virgin Media.........same problem.....please help? Someone out there must have been sorted by now!!!
Report rolypoly October 13, 2010 5:56 PM BST
Virgin Media have stated it is a Betfair Issued not the service provider for the Blackberry 8520......................worthless app at the mo???
Report rolypoly October 13, 2010 5:57 PM BST
Issued = issue
Report gav6982 October 14, 2010 8:41 AM BST
If you have a network problem regarding error 27 on the Blackberry (sometimes error 02) this is a general network access settings issue which can occur on any mobile which is trying to access the web via an application. This can be resolved by conducting the following:

Go to 'options', and then 'advanced options' then click on 'TCP/IP' and amend the settings, bearing in mind who your provider as they need to confirm the username and password required:

APN:      (see for APN/gprs settings)

Username:  (see relevant provider GPRS Settings)

Password:  (see relevant provider GPRS Settings)

Save and Exit

Then go to 'options' and then 'security options' then “advanced security”, then click 'TLS'

Set the 'TLS default' to 'handheld' (this may be set to proxy)

Save and Exit

Restart your blackberry device (remove the battery). Then try and log in to Betfair Mobile.

If the problem remains you can try accessing Betfair via

Report gav6982 October 14, 2010 10:15 AM BST
Finally getting it to work. I waS not putting the APN in.

see below

Username for APN: user

Password for APN:

Probably loss a fortune now, buts thats life.!!
Report rolypoly October 14, 2010 10:44 PM BST
thankyou gav6982 worked fine now for me...............why have virgin mobile technical team no idea how to fix it?..............
Report Carlos4441 January 12, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
can someone provide the t mobile settings for this?
Report ravi.k January 29, 2012 7:46 AM GMT
Can sum1 plz post the tcp settings for vodafone...I live in india..
Report trynabe February 4, 2012 7:24 PM GMT
i did as was said it works perfect now ,,many thanks
Report rohit79 September 18, 2012 6:40 PM BST
Ravi for Vodafone India

Enable APN Setttings

APN : portalnmms

Dont click on APN Authentication Enable
so no username or password
Report RahulManasa December 21, 2012 5:07 AM GMT
Hey Rohit ,
I am also from India and just wanted to say you thanks for providing such valuable info . I was tired of using Betfair lite .. Again .. thank you very much .
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