Network, APN, and VoLTE: Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Use these steps to support network settings on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A.

 

 

 

APN & data settings

  1. From any home screen, swipe up to view all Apps > Settings > Connections > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
  2. If available, tap the T-Mobile US APN (the bullet point fills with green).
  3. If not available, tap the Menu icon, and then tap New APN.
  4. To reset  APN settings, tap Menu icon > Reset to default.
  5. Verify and update these settings for the data APN:
    • Name: T-Mobile US LTE
    • APN: fast.t-mobile.com
    • Proxy: <Not set>
    • Port: <Not set>
    • Username: <Not set>
    • Password: <Not set>
    • Server: <Not set>
    • MMSC: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
    • MMS proxy: <Not set>
    • MMS port: <Not set>
    • MMS protocol: WAP 2.0
    • MCC: 310
    • MNC: 260
    • Authentication type: <Not set>
    • APN type: <Not set> OR Internet+MMS
    • APN protocol: IPv4/IPv6
    • APN roaming protocol: IPv4
    • Enable/disable APN: <greyed out unless there are multiple APNs>
    • Bearer: Unspecified
  6. Tap Menu icon > Save.
  7. Tap the desired APN profile you want to use (the bullet point fills with green).

 

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, swipe up to view all Apps > Settings > Connections > Mobile networks > Network operators.
  2. Tap Search now.
  3. Tap OK if prompted to turn data off.
  4. Tap to select the desired network.

 

Switch 4G / LTE

To change the band between 4G and LTE, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any home screen, swipe up to view all Apps > Settings> Mobile networks > Network mode.
  2. Tap to select desired mode. 2G only connection is not available on this device.

 

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, swipe up to view all Apps > Settings > Connections > Airplane mode switch to turn it on or off.
  2. Tap OK.

 

Turn on / off mobile data

  1. From any home screen, swipe up to view all Apps > Settings > Connections > Data usage.
  2. Tap the Mobile data check box to turn it on or off.
  3. Tap OK.