Network & APN: Sony Xperia Z

    Use these steps to support network settings on the Sony Xperia Z.

     

     

     

    APN & data settings

    1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
    2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
    3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap More.
    4. Scroll down to and tap Mobile networks.
    5. Ensure that Mobile data traffic is checked.
    6. Tap Access Point Names. By default, the device should be set to the T-Mobile Data APN.
    7. Tap the Menu icon in the upper-right corner.
    8. Tap New APN.
    9. Verify and update the following settings for the Data APN:
    10. Name: T-Mobile US LTE
    11. APN: fast.t-mobile.com
    12. Proxy: <Not set>
    13. Port: <Not set>
    14. Username: <Not set>
    15. Password: <Not set>
    16. Server: <Not set>
    17. MMSC: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
    18. MMS proxy: <Not set>
    19. MMS port: <Not set>
      • MCC: 310
      • MNC: 260
      • Authentication type: None
      • APN type: default, mms, supl
      • APN protocol: IPv6
      • APN roaming protocol: IPv4
      • Turn APN on/off: APN turned on
      • Bearer: Unspecified
      • Mobile virtual network operator type: None
      • Mobile virtual network operator value: None
    20. Tap the Menu icon in the upper-right corner.
    21. Tap Save.
    22. Select the newly added APN from the list.

     

    Manual network selection

    The device detects and registers on wireless networks inside T-Mobile’s calling area, but roaming networks are usually restricted to T-Mobile SIM cards. You can manually select a network only in areas where T-Mobile does not own GSM spectrum.

     

    1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
    2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
    3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap More.
    4. Scroll down to and tap Mobile networks.
    5. Tap Service providers.
    6. Wait while the device searches for available networks.
    7. Tap Search Mode and select Manual.
    8. Tap on the desired network to connect.

     

    Switch 2G / 4G

    1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
    2. Scroll and tap Settings.
    3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap More.
    4. Scroll and select Mobile Networks.
    5. Tap Network Mode.
    6. Select from the following:
      • 4G Only
      • 2G only
      • 4G preferred
      • LTE preferred

     

    Turn on / off airplane mode

    Airplane mode turns off wireless connections. This allows app and menu use, but prevents voice or Internet use.

     

    1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
    2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
    3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap More.
    4. Select or clear the Airplane mode check box to turn on or turn off.

     

    Turn on / off data roaming

    1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
    2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
    3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap More.
    4. Scroll down to and tap Mobile networks.
    5. Select or clear the Data roaming check box.
    6. If necessary, tap OK to confirm.