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    Default Won't connect to mobile network unless I make phone call

    Hello all.
    I just acquired the GS4 ATT L337 and am using it on METRO PCS. All is well with the phone except one small issue. When I switch OFF the wifi, The phone will not connect to the 4gLTE (or anything else) and give me data service unless I make a quick phone call. Once I end the phone call the 4g data symbol will show up and I can send and receive data. Ive looked in the settings and have changed some in hopes that it was a setting that wasn't correct but have had no luck

    Help appreciated!

    Mike G
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    Default Re: Won't connect to mobile network unless I make phone call

    I have been having the exact same issue since I updated to 4.4.2. It started out as intermittent and has progressively gotten worse. I have not had any mobile connection at all today.
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    Default Re: Won't connect to mobile network unless I make phone call

    Sounds like an APN issue. I am not really sure what the APN setting you need.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
    Scott

    Moto X Pure 32 GB
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    Default Re: Won't connect to mobile network unless I make phone call

    under APN I have T-Mobile US
    Which is what Metro PCS is.. Is that any help
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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameismcgyver View Post
    Hello all.
    I just acquired the GS4 ATT L337 and am using it on METRO PCS. All is well with the phone except one small issue. When I switch OFF the wifi, The phone will not connect to the 4gLTE (or anything else) and give me data service unless I make a quick phone call. Once I end the phone call the 4g data symbol will show up and I can send and receive data. Ive looked in the settings and have changed some in hopes that it was a setting that wasn't correct but have had no luck

    Help appreciated!

    Mike G
    Did you update your apn to connect?? Also metro is primarily a cdma carrier is the data spectrum even compatible?? These are the things you must look at and consider when going open prepaid may I suggest straight talk or att prepaid kricket?? At&t just bought them and should be compatible t mobile??

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using AC Forums mobile app
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    Quote Originally Posted by metle_geek View Post
    Did you update your apn to connect?? Also metro is primarily a cdma carrier is the data spectrum even compatible?? These are the things you must look at and consider when going open prepaid may I suggest straight talk or att prepaid kricket?? At&t just bought them and should be compatible t mobile??

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using AC Forums mobile app
    All I did was enter an sim unlock code. Then called METRO, gave them my IMEI number.. They provisioned the phone and everything worked fine from there except this small hiccup. The APN settings seem to have been automatically entered.
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    Default Re: Won't connect to mobile network unless I make phone call

    OK then you need to find out what bands they support

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    Quote Originally Posted by metle_geek View Post
    OK then you need to find out what bands they support

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using AC Forums mobile app
    thank you for the interest. All of a sudden, the phone picks up the MOBILE DATA after I turn off wifi. I have NOT changed anything. Quite puzzled.
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    Must of taken a while to take effect?? Sometimes it takes a reboot or 2

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    Default Re: Won't connect to mobile network unless I make phone call

    Quote Originally Posted by metle_geek View Post
    Must of taken a while to take effect?? Sometimes it takes a reboot or 2

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using AC Forums mobile app
    Was thinking the same thing...A month and a half WAIT lol. But something DEFINITELY changed.

    Thanks

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