I'm not great with know the bands and frequencies, but the info in the manual showed the following for your phone:
Network and connectivity
Network speed 3G
Dual band 900/1800 MHz +3G Band 1 and 8
(Single-SIM) Quad band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 + 3G Band 1, 2, 5, 8
Can anyone who does know the Bands and Frequency help with this?
It should work.
edit: NOT the dual-SIM version, but those are not really sold much in North America anyway:
@JCjr My phone is the single sim version. Model is TA-1036. I think it's a bit newer or something. I tried the reset, but all that did was shove on the TELUS presets on the SIM that don't let me even receive MMS. Still having trouble sending the MMS after following your suggestion. That said, internet is working now. Still no luck sending pictures.
@stonechucker I didn't use Bell or Telus before. The IEMI on the page provided said it should work though.
I have no idea what I did differently, but the following settings finally got it working, although my internet seems to be gone now... Here's my settings on the Nokia 3310 3G (Model TA-1036) for anyone else who tries to connect from now on.
Internet is not working anymore, but at least I can send and receive picture messages now. If I find out how to get the internet working again, I'll edit this answer.
I was so grateful to find this today! I'm currently setting up my Nokia 3310 3g for the first time, just purchased today, and the information here helped!
Oddly, with these settings I can access the internet, but can't send picture messages? Unsure why that would be! I'll keep trying to figure it out, I thought maybe the phone just wasn't MMS capable but that can't be so if other people are managing to make it happen!
I've found that the Nokia 3310 3G is just finicky with its data. I haven't been able to get the internet and the MMS running in tandem since I got it. That said, I found that changing the highlighted network in the network settings changes things. Also, if you set the network to manual and select Public Mobile, the MMS works.
If you can get both working at the same time, that'd be impressive.
Try the phone's user guide directions to set things up: https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_us/support/nokia-3310-3g-user-guide/connectivity-settings
Hope this helps!
Speaking of which... @mccukim, did you make sure to go to System-> Messages -> MMS -> SIM access point and set it to Public Mobile MMS? That might be your MMS problem.
The user guide is entirely unhelpful, to be frank.\
But, I did change the message settings to Public Mobile MMS as well, but since then have lost my internet connectivity. Picture messages don't send either. I've tried variations of the settings since then, but I think I might just reset it to factory default and start over, see if I missed a dot here or a click there lol.
If anyone is still looking to get both Internet Data and MMS texting working on their Nokia 3310 3G, I have both working on mine fine.
The comment mentioned earlier with the access point information is almost correct but you must remove the gateway on the regular "Public Mobile" access point for Internet. And have that one activated for phone data use. The "Public Mobile MMS" one is correct and should only be activated inside the messages portion to activate MMS texting.
By having your system access point setting to Public Mobile, and your Messages pointed to Public Mobile MMS access point you will enjoy both MMS and use of Opera Mini for surfing. I can confirm I have both working on my Nokia 3310 3G Single Sim Model TA-1036 without issue.