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    Default How long does it take to get data once you switch carriers and activate your phone?

    ....to get data once you switch carriers and activate your phone??

    I just switched the family from Verizon to T-Mobile tonight around 8pm. The wife and I are using our old phones from Verizon (Moto X and Note 3).

    We can make voice calls, but don't have data yet. The T-Mobile rep said it could take up to 24 hours to fully get service.

    Just wondering the average time?? For people that switched to T-Mobile using Verizon phones??

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    Default Re: How long does it take....

    I'm assuming you ported the numbers? The last person I helped through that it took about 5 hours. Also, I'm assuming that you or they already switched through the options in mobile networks, etc to make sure you're set up to utilize the correct new frequencies.

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    Porting can take up to 24 hours. It's normal honestly.. It took me about 3-4 hours to get full service over to T-Mobile.

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    Default Re: How long does it take....

    Quote Originally Posted by NothingIsTrue View Post
    I'm assuming you ported the numbers? The last person I helped through that it took about 5 hours. Also, I'm assuming that you or they already switched through the options in mobile networks, etc to make sure you're set up to utilize the correct new frequencies.
    No we haven't switched the options in the mobile networks. I remember it's like #*#* and some numbers right?? I tried doing that awhile ago on my Note 3 to switch from 4G to 3G because it was eating my battery, but it wouldn't let me do it. I assumed maybe Verizon blocked it or something.

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    Default Re: How long does it take....

    Is it working for you now?

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    Default Re: How long does it take....

    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    Is it working for you now?

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    Nope not yet. I've changed the network mode to GSM and the operator to T-Mobile. I just need to enter the APN settings. But I don't know them. So I'll do a Google search on my lunch break and if I don't find anything I'll just give T-Mo a call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ki11ak3nn View Post
    Nope not yet. I've changed the network mode to GSM and the operator to T-Mobile. I just need to enter the APN settings. But I don't know them. So I'll do a Google search on my lunch break and if I don't find anything I'll just give T-Mo a call.

    Sent from my Black on Black Verizon Note 3
    Voice should work without setting up apn. For data, just set the apn to "fast.t-mobile.com". You will be able to get 4glte on tmobile in lte mode

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Voice should work without setting up apn. For data, just set the apn to "fast.t-mobile.com". You will be able to get 4glte on tmobile in lte mode

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    I did that I found a site that had T-Mo APN setting. I'm still not getting 4G. Fastest I'm getting is HSPA+. I feel like my Note 3 is missing a band or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ki11ak3nn View Post
    I did that I found a site that had T-Mo APN setting. I'm still not getting 4G. Fastest I'm getting is HSPA+. I feel like my Note 3 is missing a band or something.

    Sent from my Black on Black Verizon Note 3
    Your Verizon phones will not get 4G LTE on T-Mobile. The best you will get is HSPA+ which can at times be faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DolphinDroid View Post
    Your Verizon phones will not get 4G LTE on T-Mobile. The best you will get is HSPA+ which can at times be faster.

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    I was able to get Tmobile 4GLTE on my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 when set to lte mode. I have a few Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3's and tried on a few tmobile sims and they all worked on Tmobile's 4GLTE network when set in lte mode for lte only.

    Note that you would need the latest update from last month, or root to enable b4 LTE.

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    Default Re: How long does it take....

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    I was able to get Tmobile 4GLTE on my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 when set to lte mode. I have a few Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3's and tried on a few tmobile sims and they all worked on Tmobile's 4GLTE network when set in lte mode for lte only.

    Note that you would need the latest update from last month, or root to enable b4 LTE.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    I have the update from last month and I entered the 4G APN. But best I get is HSPA+. I don't know why. My wife's Moto X gets 4G though. This is just my temporary phone until the Nexus 5 comes in.

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    Default Re: How long does it take....

    Quote Originally Posted by DolphinDroid View Post
    Your Verizon phones will not get 4G LTE on T-Mobile. The best you will get is HSPA+ which can at times be faster.

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    Yeah I've noticed that HSPA+ is as fast as Verizon's 4G here in Seattle. Which is kinda sad on Verizon's part.

    Sent from my Black on Black Verizon Note 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by ki11ak3nn View Post
    I have the update from last month and I entered the 4G APN. But best I get is HSPA+. I don't know why. My wife's Moto X gets 4G though. This is just my temporary phone until the Nexus 5 comes in.

    Sent from my Black on Black Verizon Note 3
    Did to have our set to lte mode? How long does it take to get data once you switch carriers and activate your phone?-uploadfromtaptalk1390416628247.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Did to have our set to lte mode? Click image for larger version. 

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    It didn't work when I set it to LTE/CDMA. I set it to GSM/UMTS.

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    Default Re: How long does it take....

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    I was able to get Tmobile 4GLTE on my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 when set to lte mode. I have a few Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3's and tried on a few tmobile sims and they all worked on Tmobile's 4GLTE network when set in lte mode for lte only.

    Note that you would need the latest update from last month, or root to enable b4 LTE.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    I stand corrected. That is good news for people with the latest devices on Verizon who want to make the leap to T-Mobile.

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    Default Re: How long does it take....

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    I was able to get Tmobile 4GLTE on my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 when set to lte mode. I have a few Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3's and tried on a few tmobile sims and they all worked on Tmobile's 4GLTE network when set in lte mode for lte only.

    Note that you would need the latest update from last month, or root to enable b4 LTE.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    You gotta let me know your APN settings. Because I read that the Verizon Note 3 doesn't support the 1900 LTE frequency. So I'm just using GSM/UMTS mode.

    Sent from my Black on Black Verizon Note 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by ki11ak3nn View Post
    You gotta let me know your APN settings. Because I read that the Verizon Note 3 doesn't support the 1900 LTE frequency. So I'm just using GSM/UMTS mode.

    Sent from my Black on Black Verizon Note 3
    Both Verizon and tmobile use band 4 lte which is 1700/2100 MHz.

    I just used the apn "fast.t-mobile.com".

    It worked for me when set to lte mode. Not sure why it isn't working for you. Do you have the latest update from Verizon?

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    Default Re: How long does it take to get data once you switch carriers and activate your phone?

    I left Vzn 9mo's ago for an S4 on T-Mobile, and when my S4 became active, both voice & data were available to use on my T-Mobile S4, I don't get why voice and data would be active on a new device at separate times.

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