Telstra HTC HD2 Connection Settings

The Shiny New Phone

I bought an HTC HD2 sight-unseen from the Telstra online store yesterday, and the “five business days” for delivery worked out to be one in total. Score!

With the phone as supplied, aspects of the phone are uncustomizable, and the Internet connection is one of those things.

Most Internet-connecting items worked fine – browsing the web, Twitter, etc – but ActiveSync kept complaining about my connection settings. I verified passwords, server settings, but nothing seemed to work.

The Fix

A tip from a colleague fixed it:

Go through the ActiveSync Wizard to add your mail information. On the very last page, there is an Advanced button. Click that baby and you’ll find a connection drop down. Select the Internet or Telstra.Internet connection.

And now, I have mail through Exchange again. W00p!

Now, to work out how to uncustomize the HTC Sense app a bit.