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Sony Ericsson P800: Using WAP

If you have a Sony Ericsson P800, you can access WAP content as well as web pages, using the built-in Internet application. With the large colour touchscreen, using WAP is a much better experience than browsing on a small monochrome phone.

WAP on a P800
Browsing WAP on a Sony Ericsson

Setting up O2 WAP on a P800

o2 SIM With O2 online (a UK mobile phone network operator), you get up to 1000 free SMS messages and an inclusive GPRS WAP allowance. It's possible to use a WAP browser on a Sony Ericsson P800 to access WAP services via the O2 WAP portal for free.

To get WAP access, you need the following:

  1. An O2 SIM card (which gives you free text messages and a WAP allowance)
  2. A Sony Ericsson P800 and the built-in Wap browser (the 'Internet' application)


Part 1 - Set up the dialup connection

You need to decide whether you're going to connect using a dial-up service, or GPRS. All WAP handsets can cope with dial-up, and o2 online allow an amount of free dial-up WAP access with their tariffs. GPRS offers an always-on connection, and you're charged for the amount you download, not the length of time you're online. For details of GPRS, see our GPRS page.

The following step-by-step instructions are for the UK o2 network. For other UK network WAP settings, see our WAP page

  1. From the menu page, go to Control panel, and select the 'Connections' tab
  2. Select 'Internet accounts'
  3. Press 'New'. You'll need to select how you connect, either Dial-up or GPRS (explained above)


Here are the settings for Dial-up and GPRS:

  • For 'Dial-up' enter the following settings:
    • Account name: o2
    • Connection type: Dial-up
    • Username: o2wap
    • Password: password
    • Phone Number: +447712927927
      o2 Wap Dialup settings
  • For 'GPRS' enter the following settings:
    • Account name: o2
    • Connection type: GPRS

      Then press "Advanced", and enter:

    • Username: o2wap
    • Password: password
    • Address:
      o2 Wap GPRS settings

Part 2 - Set up your Wap account connection

  1. Go to Control panel, select the 'Connections' tab
  2. Select 'WAP accounts'
  3. Press 'New', and enter the following settings:
  • Account name: o2
  • Internet account: o2
  • Use Proxy: ticked
  • Address:
  • Port: 9201
  • Username: o2wap
  • Password: password
Wap account settings
Once configured, to use WAP, go to the 'Internet' option from the application menu, select 'Internet' from the menu, and choose the 'Open page' option. Then type in a WAP address, such as , and start browsing WAP content. For some useful WAP links, see our WAP page


Problems connecting

If you're having problems connecting to WAP, try the following advice:

  • In order to use WAP, you must have data services enabled on your account. If you can't connect, contact your network operator (e.g. o2, Orange, Vodafone or T-Mobile), and ask them to ensure that your SIM card is 'data-enabled'.
  • If trying to connect via GPRS, note that this is a different service to standard dial-up WAP access. Again, contact your network operator to ensure GPRS is enabled on your account.
  • Still having problems? Double-check your settings are 100% correct. The UK settings for the main network operators can be found on our WAP page.
  • If you're still having problems, best bet is to ask in our forum with details of handset type and error messages. Alternatively, contact your network operator for help.

For more help, see our Connected? page

Other links:

  • General information and answers to common questions can be found on our mail p800 page
  • For help connecting to the Internet for web surfing and email collection, go to the p800 connectivity page.
  • For help with Bluetooth, go to our Bluetooth page.
  • P800 PC connection information can be found on our main p800 page in the FAQ section
  • Details of o2 WAP can be found on our o2 WAP page.

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