Nokia E65 on Asterisk

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I reconfigured my Nokia E65 mobile phone to connect to my Asterisk PBX, so I can make and receive SIP calls instead of cellular calls when I’m at home or at the office. I already had the corresponding WLANs configured on the phone for web browsing, so I didn’t have to do that part now (and thus those settings are not documented here).

Tools > Settings > Connection
Access Points You should already have the WLAN connections defined
SIP Settings Add one SIP Profile for each WLAN Access Point
Profile name: Example SIP
Service profile: IETF
Default access point: Example WLAN
Public user name:
Use compression: No
Registration: Always on
Use security: No
Proxy server Proxy server address:
Realm: asterisk
User name: 4321
Password: ****
Allow loose routing: Yes
Transport type: UDP
Port: 5060
Registrar server Registrar serv. addr.:
Realm: None
User name: None
Password: None
Transport type: UDP
Port: 5060
Internet tel. settings Name: Example Asterisk
SIP profiles: Select all
Tools > Settings > Call
Default call type: Internet

The only way to change the settings in the SIP profiles seems to be to delete everything and re-enter the data. If I try to change anything, the phone just gives an error message about being unable to save the data, because “all profiles in the same realm must use the same account information”. I’m not quite sure why that is happening. It could be because I’m using “None” as the realm in the registrar server settings. It might be “conflicting” with the (unused) SIP profile provided by my cellular service provider.