Archive for March, 2009

Finally picked up my new TomTom Go 730T yesterday. And immediately failed to get the mobile traffic service setup. After much searching on the intarwebs and calling t-mobile problem is solved! Yay!

Problem seems to be that TomTom’s preset for T-Mobile (UK) is just plain wrong. I now have this working fine with my HTC Touch Diamond – but any phone with bluetooth and gprs that is able to browse the internets should work fine.


  • Navigate to “TomTom Traffic” from the Main Menu
  • When it asks to setup wireless data service click Yes
  • Rather than select a phone I went for “Other”
  • Select country (UK)
  • Select operator (T-Mobile Contract)
  • It will now faff about trying to connect. At about 60% I see activity on the phone indicating its trying to use GPRS, it then gets to 65% and sits there for an eternity
  • Eventually it says it failed, options are “Other” or “Manual” select Manual
  • Username should be correct: user
  • Password is wrong, it should be: pass
  • DHCP should be automatic
  • DNS should be automatic
  • Number to dial is wrong, it should be *99#
  • Dial string should be correct: at+cgdcont=1,”IP”,”general.t-mobile.uk”
  • Ok that bad boy and with any luck it will manage to connect


If you’re still having problems, double check you can browse the internet from your phone; double check bluetooth is working between phone & TomTom. The above worked for me, your mileage may vary.

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