Hi Alex and Pablo,
I'm having the same issue with getting forms to work with the "permissions" error. While using a Nokia 6650d, on AT&T, I get the following error message when going to "Get New Forms" --- "Permission Error - You must give this application permission to use networking. You man need to restart the app to allow this to happen." I've tried every setting, but this appears to be AT&T lock on allowing Java app access to their network. Strange.
Is the fix to this to use an unlocked phone? Will it still work with the AT&T SIM?
If I'm looking at unlocked phones is there a preferred model that I should seek for using with FrontlineForms?
On a separate note, I've been very successful in finding GSM modems that work. I currently have three. All of my testing has been updated on the Google form that Adam put together.
thanks to the FrontlineSMS team and user community for everything.
To clarify: "unlocked" means that the phone can be used with any cellular provider, and not just one. That is different from other restrictions on the firmware/baseware of the phone. i.e. security settings in Java. That is part of the "branding" that most companies do.
Beyond installing applications that you never use, and access to their (garbage) content, sometimes they will restrict the phone in other ways, i.e. not allowing you tell you JVM to always allow connections, or to do so for certain types.
Sometimes, you can bypass that using a different JVM, but that's not an option if you are limited to the JVM installed in your branded phone. I.e. it's simple to add another JVM in a smartphone, it's hard to do in a non-smartphone (i.e. a Motorala RAZR).
So, that's the difference. If you want to look deeper, see how you can "mod" your phone, basically replacing the (crippled) firmware (and I refer to the ROM-based software too) with something else. There are many people doing that, but of course, they will do it mostly for "newer" phones. MoDoCo is a site that comes to mind.
Phones that you may purchase through smaller operators tend not to be branded, so that's another option. If you bought it though AT&T, Verizon, or anyone like that, most likely they have crippled it.
Thanks for the clarification and tips. I'm still a bit of a novice when it comes to these things and FrontlineForms, it also explains why I can't get this Nokia 6650d to pull in the FrontlineForm I created. The application does not have permission to access the network, or something to that effect. BTW - it is a branded AT&T phone.
thanks again and best regards,
If you are getting an error related to permissions, see if the JVM you have allows you to change that. That setting it's usually what these bastards block, but each case is different.
I don't have experience with the 6650, and I'm not sure if you can use another JVM. The other AT&T phone I used as a client for FLSMS was a Motorola KRZR, and that one will ask me for permission, and then send the SMS from FLSMS forms. Again, it's a bit of hit a miss, or maybe that newer models have that setting blocked.
Best of luck,