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dazmsn
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎15-02-2011

could not activate mobile data network

I put my pay monthly 3g sim which has data plan into a iphone 3gs but can only connect to internet via wifi. How do i get it to connect to internet away from my home.
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Beaufighter
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Registered: ‎09-11-2010

Re: could not activate mobile data network

It's because you aren't on an iPhone tariff so your phone needs the standard settings
go to;
Settings - general - network - mobile data network and change the apn at the top to mobile.o2.co.uk and the mms apn to wap.o2.co.uk ( in o2 its a letter o, not a zero).
Change nothing else
Save changes
Restart iPhone.
This will now work.
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dazmsn
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Registered: ‎15-02-2011

Re: could not activate mobile data network

Done what you suggested and it works now thanks...!!!
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Beaufighter
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Registered: ‎09-11-2010

Re: could not activate mobile data network

Excellent!
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chiark69
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Registered: ‎28-06-2012

Re: could not activate mobile data network

That's great thanks, solved my problem perfectly
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Tamsta
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Registered: ‎16-04-2013

Re: could not activate mobile data network

this was great, im now back online thanks so much for sharing! :smileyhappy:
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Indigomoon
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎20-04-2013

Re: could not activate mobile data network

HI

 

I too am having the same issue but:

 

when I go to settings/general ---- there is no network option.....

 

can anyone help please

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adamtemp64
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Registered: ‎13-08-2008

Re: could not activate mobile data network

settings> general> Mobile data Or cellular data (changed in later ios look at original date of thread

2 iPhone 5s 32gb on 4g 8gb tariff 1 iPhone 4s 16gb sim only on business contract
iPad 3 wifi-3g 64gb
My first mobile was in 1995 a CM-R111 from sony on Cellnet.
Henstridge Rural South Somerset (still 2g only and it is 2014)
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Boysintown
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Registered: ‎01-01-2014

Re: could not activate mobile data network

Excellent - better than Apple can offer!
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ArthurDent
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Registered: ‎04-02-2014

Re: could not activate mobile data network

This was a brilliant and helpful reply. I had exactly the same problem. My wife broke her Samsung Galaxy so I gave her my old iPhone 3Gs. This solved the problem that she could no longer get mobile data (despite having an O2 contract with data).

 

Thank you.

 

Now - one more question if I may...

 

Is it also possible to get the iPhone "Visual Voicemail" working? If so, what are the appropriate settings?

 

Thanks in advance! 

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