1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I have a new Alcatel tetra (att) and would like to use it the same as a tablet without activating the service. Anyone know how to do that?
    12-27-2018 11:40 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I assume there's no Skip option on that screen, correct? When you're on that screen, what happens if you tap the Recent Apps button, and then the Home button?
    12-28-2018 06:34 AM
  3. BeboBaba's Avatar
    I'm the one who asked this question but just made an account. Thank you, B. Diddy, for your reply. No, there isn't a skip option, and when I press the recent screens and then home, it does nothing.
    12-28-2018 03:04 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Set it up, turning on Wifi when you get to it, and just keep going. (You'll need a Google account too.) No need to activate service. (You'll be stuck with the SIM picture at the top, because you don't have a SIM in it - but you know that and don't care.
    12-28-2018 04:14 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    @Rukbat, it sounds like BeboBaba can't even get past the AT&T activation screen, so there's no way to just keep going.
    12-29-2018 07:03 AM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    As I recall AT&T's setup app, there's no "activation" screen, it just activates. He should be able to fill in the rest of the data in that app without a SIM. (At very lest, an AT&T store can swap a SIM in to set it up temporarily.)
    12-29-2018 12:35 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Maybe @BeboBaba can show us a screenshot of this activation screen: https://forums.androidcentral.com/ge...d-central.html
    12-30-2018 09:00 AM
  8. BeboBaba's Avatar
    It had a Sim card in it and I couldn't do anything without setting up the phone service. But, I took out the Sim, and I then could get past the activation stuff. Thank you so much for all your help. I appreciate it!
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    12-30-2018 08:12 PM

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