How to get free internet access for your mobile phone
For more than two months, I've been enjoying free internet access from my operator, TRI. I use the modified version of Opera Mini. Of course, before I can get this free GPRS, I need to know how to trick the operator using query address, proxy and internet handler applications. Using internet handler applications, such as Opera Mini Labs, enable you to enjoy browsing, downloading, blogging and even hubbing for free, just like what you're reading right now -- I wrote this hub from my mobile phone when my airtime balance was $0.
First, let's see the characteristics of Indonesian operators. In Indonesia, there are at least three major operators of cellular network, and they can all be hacked if you follow the updates of hacking and cracking forums in the internet. First, we have Indosat. Then we have Telkomsel, which has been the big rival of Indosat since the beginning of its appearance. And finally we have TRI.
Indonesian young people, especially students, use Indosat a lot because of its low price. It costs only $0.1 per SMS. Sometimes when you're lucky, you can get free SMS by tricking the message center number, or free IndosatGPRS by adding a front query address to Opera Mini handler. Im3, Matrix and Mentari belong to Indosat.
Telkomsel is used particularly by businessmen and important people. It's cheap for calling. There's a time when it allows you to enjoy free internet access and free calls. Telkomsel includes AS and Simpati.
This is my favorite. I started using Tri about two months ago. The only reason why I moved from Indosat to Tri is because Tri lets me browse the internet and download for free, even if I don't have pulsa. Three and 3 are two spelling alternatives for this operator. I'll see whether it remains free until fasting month of Ramadhan or will die before August.
How to setup the handler applictions
There are many handler applications available in the internet. Those applications are mostly in Jar files, which makes them work only in Java phones like my Sony Ericsson K310i. Search and download those applications for free. As for me, I use Bolt handler and Opera Mini Labs, the download links posted in my previous hubs.
To setup the handler menu, you must know the trick of free GPRS for your providers. Some use MMS settings. Others may require you to configure the proxy and port numbers. My TRI card, for example, is easy to be tricked. Supposing that you're a TRI user and have had handler applications with you, all you need to do is run the application, and then type the front query address 188.8.131.52.wx.concealme.com/nph-proxy.pl/0011009/http/ in the Front Query box. Don't forget to use the HTTP connection.
Know other tricks? Share your GPRS tricks in my comment section!