AT&T and 3G

Snyperx

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I installed my SIM card into my S7 and added the APN settings according to one of the posts on this forum. I was testing the tablt on the bus ride home and noticed I wasn't getting 3G on the tablet, but EDGE. I have pretty good 3G coverage where I am at. Any ideas as to why that might be? THanks!!!
 

ainyul

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Nov 12, 2010
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^maybe this will work, make sure your phone settings are under automatic and NOT gsm only;

keep us posted.
 

Snyperx

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Nov 22, 2010
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^maybe this will work, make sure your phone settings are under automatic and NOT gsm only;

keep us posted.

I put it on auto and am still only getting EDGE connectivity according to the phone.
 

EddieS7

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Dec 3, 2010
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After reading all the posts on this and doing it myself. It seems there is a specific sequence to how you get this to work and at least for North East US, you can only get EDGE as it appears that WCDMA/HSPA is a european standard (mind you this is by Wikipedia's word).

I can only vouch for this working on an S7-104 in North East US using a contract AT&T SIM with a Voice and Data plan.

The steps are:
1- Root S7
2- With SIM card out of the S7, shut down and turn back on (use the power button, do not just yank the battery)
3- When the S7 is on, set the "Network Mode" to "GSM only"
4- Turn phone off (power button)
5- Insert SIM
6- Turn S7 on
-- At this point you should have phone service --
7-Go to GSM/UMTS options -> APN and create the AT&T APN as follows:
Name: AT&T
APN: wap.cingular
Proxy: leave blank
Port: leave blank
Username:WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
Password:CINGULAR1
Server: leave blank
MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
MMS Proxy: wireless.cingular.com
MMS Port: 80
MCC:310
MNC:410
APN Type: leave blank

- Remember to do a save of the APN not just back arrow or exit.

8 -Turn off S7
9 -Turn on S7

-- You should now have Phone and Data (Edge)--

Good Luck.
 
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swuebbels

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Nov 18, 2010
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After reading all the posts on this and doing it myself. It seems there is a specific sequence to how you get this to work and at least for North East US, you can only get EDGE as it appears that WCDMA/HSPA is a european standard (mind you this is by Wikipedia's word).

I can only vouch for this working on an S7-104 in North East US using a contract AT&T SIM with a Voice and Data plan.

The steps are:
1- Root S7
2- With SIM card out of the S7, shut down and turn back on (use the power button, do not just yank the battery)
3- When the S7 is on, set the "Network Mode" to "GSM only"
4- Turn phone off (power button)
5- Insert SIM
6- Turn S7 on
-- At this point you should have phone service --
7-Go to GSM/UMTS options -> APN and create the AT&T APN as follows:
Name: AT&T
APN: wap.cingular
Proxy: leave blank
Port: leave blank
Username:WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
Password:CINGULAR1
Server: leave blank
MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
MMS Proxy: wireless.cingular.com
MMS Port: 80
MCC:310
MNC:410
APN Type: leave blank

- Remember to do a save of the APN not just back arrow or exit.

8 -Turn off S7
9 -Turn on S7

-- You should now have Phone and Data (Edge)--

Good Luck.
Eddie, I think you're a genius. I followed your advice and I am now able to get both phone and data services! Of course it's Edge and not 3g but at least it's usable.
Thank you!
Stan
 

pbrauer

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Remember to "Thank" those that help!

Eddie - nice write up! I have copied this step-by-step out and added it to the Tips and Tweaks thread with attribution.

Cheers,
P
 
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swuebbels

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Nov 18, 2010
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Remember to "Thank" those that help!

Eddie - nice write up! I have copied this step-by-step out and added it to the Tips and Tweaks thread with attribution.

Cheers,
P
Hi. How do I add a "Thanks" to someones' profile?

Thanks & Regards,
Stan
 

ainyul

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Nov 12, 2010
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^glad to see its working for you on AT&T;

just as a footnote i am getting 3G in Canada on the ROGERS network so you may be able to still get 3G data;
 

TheVicster

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Nov 14, 2010
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I don't want to detract from Eddies post, good info. But I do want to say that I'm also in the NE US, my S7 is not rooted and I did not have to take all of the steps listed to get 3G, not Edge service. I also have an AT&T sim, with a contract data plan. I use the sim from my Iphone (got grandfathered in when they changed the terms, so I have unlimited data, hehhehehhe!)

My S7 is set to automatic, not GSM. Once I put the sim in, I immediately had phone service. All I had to do to get 3G data was enter the apn info found here, save, and reboot. Can't explain the differences, can only say what is.

And I don't know for sure that HSPA is a purely European standard. I can absolutely tell you that I frequently (about 90% of the time) have the HSPA indicator on. Sometimes it switches to 3G even when in the same location, but it usually says HSPA
 
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EddieS7

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Dec 3, 2010
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I have an iPhone with the grandfathered plan as well. I did not want to use that SIM as taking it out is such a pain. The SIM I am using is from my work phone, so I do not know which of the plans it has associated with it. It is a 3G plan as on my work phone I do get 3G. I tried setting it to auto, but then it would display H then G network, but it really was not connected though it said it was. The phone service would also not work. Again the statement about HSPA was something I read on Wikipedia so not sure how valid it was. Maybe over the weekend I will try my iPhone SIM and see if that makes a difference. Maybe others will experiment too and we can get a process that works for everybody.

Eddie
 

swuebbels

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Nov 18, 2010
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It really is ironic that I too am using the SIM out of my "grandfathered" iphone 3g. I am on my third S7 and ,before today, only saw phone service once for a couple hours. I wish I could pinpoint the issue here, but I can't. All I know is that Eddie's suggestion worked for me. Later tonight I will try the automatic setting to see if I can get 3G. I'll let you know later...
Regards,
Stan
 
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shanksv

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Nov 13, 2010
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For those of you who are only getting "E"dge after following Eddie's instructions, try to switch to GSM/WCDMA under network mode after you get GSM to work. In about 5 seconds I get "H"SDPA. For whatever reason this does not persist. Upon a full power cycle or removing the SIM card you got to do it all over again. At least now I know how to get it to work consistently. I usually tether my S7 to my phone so do not normally have a SIM in it.
 

buzzman

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Dec 8, 2010
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Just want to add I followed Eddie's tutorial for att 3g and got the phone and messaging to work but data only ran on edge. I will have to try shanksv's suggestion. I don't really need this as a phone, but getting 3g to work would be nice knowing it will run 3g when I need it. If only edge, then it's still OK. I have a tmobile pay as you go chip as a backup with 2000 minutes on it that won't expire for a year. Great for a backup! And no settings to load for this. Just load it and it works right away. Just for phone service.
 

lavell

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Dec 21, 2010
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For those of you who are only getting "E"dge after following Eddie's instructions, try to switch to GSM/WCDMA under network mode after you get GSM to work. In about 5 seconds I get "H"SDPA. For whatever reason this does not persist. Upon a full power cycle or removing the SIM card you got to do it all over again. At least now I know how to get it to work consistently. I usually tether my S7 to my phone so do not normally have a SIM in it.

Exactly! This is the same thing that happens to me. The connection does not persist. The EDGE/HSPDA/GSM status bar at the top of the S7 is unreliable. It says you are connected but you cant be sure until you try and browse the internet.
 
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