Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Android data activation guide:

Android data activation guide:

You’ve just arrived in America and you’re ready to leave the airport and get started on your holiday. Of course, you want to get your USA phone service up and running as quickly as possible!

In general, your Telaway SIM card will work automatically as soon you replace your SIM card from home with ours. (Side point - be sure to put your home SIM somewhere safe, you will be needing it when you go back!)
Android Icon

Occasionally, however, your Android smartphone will not pick up the correct network settings and you might find that your data isn’t working. Fortunately, this is pretty easy to rectify and if you follow the guidelines here you will be up and running within a couple of minutes!

Firstly, you need to tap on “settings” as shown below:

Android settings

Next tap on “More settings” :

Android settings more
Then go to “Mobile networks” :

Android settings Mobile Networks

Make sure that “use packet data” is turned on, and then go into “Access Point Names” as shown below:

Android settings APN

Press “the menu key” (it may be in a different spot, depending on your model):
Samsung Galaxy Menu
Tap “New APN” :

Android settings New APN

Go into “name” and type in T-Mobile.
Spot Mobile

 Go into “APN” and type in exactly as shown, in lowercase.

Android settings wholesale

Press the “menu key” again
Android settings

Tap “save”
Android settings Save

Make sure that the setting you have just entered is selected as shown below:


Finally, press the “home button” to get back to the main screen.

Android settings Home

You can now try accessing your data and everything should now be working!

It’s possible that you if are using an older phone you may need to restart it in order for these settings to be properly applied.

So now you can go and update your Facebook status, check your emails or see what the weather is going to be like today. We hope you have a really enjoyable trip!

Need technical support while you’re in the USA?
Call us (American toll free call): +1-877-TELAWAY (+1-877-835-2929).

Want to download this guide before your travel? Click here!