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    Default Anyone activated Nexus 4 on ATT

    Hello,
    Has anyone activated the nexus 4 on ATT? How did you do that? Did you go to an ATT store ? Did the phone work with no problems with ATT?
    Does ATT have to set up with settings so MMS, Text messaging all that work?
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timback2 View Post
    Hello,
    Has anyone activated the nexus 4 on ATT? How did you do that? Did you go to an ATT store ? Did the phone work with no problems with ATT?
    Does ATT have to set up with settings so MMS, Text messaging all that work?
    Thanks
    I haven't activated the SIM yet. still waiting on the nexus 4 but this is what i did.

    I went to ATT store, asked for a micro SIM and they gave it to me for free since I have an active plan.
    I told them not to activate it now, then they added the sim to my account.

    when i need to activate(when i get my Nexus 4) all i have to do is call customer support and ask them to activate the new SIM.
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    Default Re: Anyone activated Nexus 4 on ATT

    Great, Just wondering if everything will work like MMS, Text etc, is there any special configuration I have to do in settings or will it work right away as soon as Att activates it on my account?
    Thanks
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    Default Re: Anyone activated Nexus 4 on ATT

    Quote Originally Posted by Timback2 View Post
    Great, Just wondering if everything will work like MMS, Text etc, is there any special configuration I have to do in settings or will it work right away as soon as Att activates it on my account?
    Thanks
    I'm in the same boat. I'm giving this to my girlfriend. She's coming from an iPhone 4. I'm wondering if I can just turn her phone off and pop the SIM in the Nexus and be done with it. I want to look like I know what I'm doing
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    Yes just pop the sim in. I got mine a while ago, works fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timback2 View Post
    Great, Just wondering if everything will work like MMS, Text etc, is there any special configuration I have to do in settings or will it work right away as soon as Att activates it on my account?
    Thanks
    you should set APN if MMS/Text are not working properly. take a look at current APN and should be the same for the new phone How to set up the right APN on your Nexus 4 | Android Central
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    I popped in my iPhone 4 sim into this (my contract is still for another 4 months) and it worked fine. Heck, I got better network reception with this.
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    I popped the SIM out of my Atrix 2 and used a sim cutter to make it micro sized. Worked just fine when I popped it into my Nexus 4. I even messed around with some of the APN settings listed around the web and found they all perform exactly the same as the standard one on the SIM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rballen View Post
    I popped the SIM out of my Atrix 2 and used a sim cutter to make it micro sized. Worked just fine when I popped it into my Nexus 4. I even messed around with some of the APN settings listed around the web and found they all perform exactly the same as the standard one on the SIM.
    Thank you. I was wondering this exact thing. I'll keep my APN set to standard.
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    Default Re: Anyone activated Nexus 4 on ATT

    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    I haven't activated the SIM yet. still waiting on the nexus 4 but this is what i did.

    I went to ATT store, asked for a micro SIM and they gave it to me for free since I have an active plan.
    I told them not to activate it now, then they added the sim to my account.

    when i need to activate(when i get my Nexus 4) all i have to do is call customer support and ask them to activate the new SIM.
    what plan are you on with att? why not use straight talk att?
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    The default APN (wap.cingular) works fine, but it won't give you HSPA+ speeds. It will only give you standard HSPA.

    To get HSPA+ speeds, call and make sure you're on the smartphone unlimited data plan and tell them you have a 4G HSPA+ phone. They are a bit ed, but if they set it up correctly, you should be able to create and use the following APN to get HSPA+ speeds (8-12 Mbps usually where available). If you get no data with the following APN, they have you on the wrong plan. They either have you on a non-smartphone data plan or an LTE data plan.

    Name: AT&T HSPA+ (this can be whatever you like)
    APN: phone
    mmsc:
    mms proxy: proxy.mobile.att.net
    MMS port: 80
    APN type: default,supl,mms,hipri
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    That's one that I tried. I get data with it but its the same speed as the default APN. Perhaps my area just doesn't have HSPA+ but I'd be surprised being that I'm only a few miles from Indianapolis.


    Edit: Actually, nevermind, when I leave my house with those APN settings my speeds do improve.
    Last edited by rballen; 11-19-2012 at 06:29 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timback2 View Post
    Hello,
    Has anyone activated the nexus 4 on ATT? How did you do that? Did you go to an ATT store ? Did the phone work with no problems with ATT?
    Does ATT have to set up with settings so MMS, Text messaging all that work?
    Thanks
    You don't "activate" GSM phones. You activate the SIM and put it in.

    Go to AT&T, tell them you want to start a plan and you're bringing your own phone. They'll activate and give you a SIM, you'll be good to go.
    LG Nexus 5 / LG Nexus 4 / HTC One / Sony Xperia ZL // T-Mobile / AT&T
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    can you pls provide the exact setting that i should put in my APN to get HSPA+ on at&t? I am having a bit of difficulty. do i leave some as blank, or as is from the default?
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    Under settings mine says hspa 10. Is that normal? Is that what AT&T considers 4G?

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    Default Re: Anyone activated Nexus 4 on ATT

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey Piermont View Post
    can you pls provide the exact setting that i should put in my APN to get HSPA+ on at&t? I am having a bit of difficulty. do i leave some as blank, or as is from the default?
    Name: ATT
    APN: wap.cingular
    Proxy: blank
    Port: blank
    Unsername:
    Password: blank
    Server: blank
    MMSC:
    MMS proxy: wireless.cingular.com
    MMS Port: 80
    MCC: 310
    MNC: 410
    Authentation Type: blank
    APN Type: default,supl,mms
    APN Protocol: IPv4
    APN roaming protocol
    APN enable/disable checked and grayed
    out on my phone
    Bearer: unspecified.

    This is how it's set up on my phome and works the best for data. I got this settings from an app on the playstore. I reccomend getting it becuse it will find the settings that are available for the typed of sim card you have. My micro-sim came out of a Note 2 and it had three APN's and only one works well with the N4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by six8 View Post
    Under settings mine says hspa 10. Is that normal? Is that what AT&T considers 4G?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    The phone switches to HSPA 10 when it isn't using data to save battery. If you sit there and watch it though, it should switch to HSPA+ 15 occasionally if you have it set up right and HSPA+ is available in your area.

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    Hi! Having issues with my new nexus 4. Out in my sim from my iPhone 5 into the n4 using a sim adaptor. I have tried using your apn settings and I still can't use data. I can call out but no data. I am totally lost on this one. Any more advice? Thanks
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    Default Re: Anyone activated Nexus 4 on ATT

    Quote Originally Posted by gmapes View Post
    Hi! Having issues with my new nexus 4. Out in my sim from my iPhone 5 into the n4 using a sim adaptor. I have tried using your apn settings and I still can't use data. I can call out but no data. I am totally lost on this one. Any more advice? Thanks
    It's the way AT&T provisions SIM card for LTE devices. You have to call back and have them provision your SIM for HSPA+ (no LTE) and then data will work on your Nexus 4 apparently.
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    I just took my SIM card from my old phone, ordered a micro SIM cutter, then popped it into my nexus 4. I never called at&t and have had no problems.

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    My Mobile Network Type does fluctuate between HSPA 10 and HSPA 15. If you get no data at all check with AT&T, for some reason they canceled my data plan. The rep couldn't re-add my grandfathered unlimited plan so I have to get someone higher up the chain to do it.
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    I activated an AT&T micro sim today and put it in the Nexus 4. The default APN (wap.cingular) works, and I have seen speeds just under 8 Mb (7.X). I see it on HSPA+ from time to time but my ping times are always high when running a speed test.

    The odd thing is that I cannot run a Speed Test with the speedtest app. Ping works, download always reports 0.01 and upload gets me around 0.6. If I enable the hotspot and tether my 4S or the computer, I can see between 2 and 7 Mbps.



    Why can't I run Speedtest on the phone properly? Works perfectly with my T-Mobile SIM (trying out both networks).

    Last edited by havanahjoe; 11-28-2012 at 01:02 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qnet View Post
    Name: ATT
    APN: wap.cingular
    Proxy: blank
    Port: blank
    Unsername:
    Password: blank
    Server: blank
    MMSC:
    MMS proxy: wireless.cingular.com
    MMS Port: 80
    MCC: 310
    MNC: 410
    Authentation Type: blank
    APN Type: default,supl,mms
    APN Protocol: IPv4
    APN roaming protocol
    APN enable/disable checked and grayed
    out on my phone
    Bearer: unspecified.

    This is how it's set up on my phome and works the best for data. I got this settings from an app on the playstore. I reccomend getting it becuse it will find the settings that are available for the typed of sim card you have. My micro-sim came out of a Note 2 and it had three APN's and only one works well with the N4.


    these are not the HSPA+ setting that work best from what ive read.. these are the default att smarphone settings.. and the phone is suppose to come with the right APN setting preset in the phone from the factory according to google.. so you shouldnt of changed them , just added it to you line, popped a sim in and made sure you had a 4g HSPA+ plan
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    Quote Originally Posted by havanahjoe View Post
    The odd thing is that I cannot run a Speed Test with the speedtest app.
    I've had the same exact problem. I'm not sure why it won't work either..
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