Did you add in apns for the t-mobile connection?
Did not know I needed to. Googled how to do it and settings but does not seem to be working. Can you give me the link or the setting. Thanks
I am not sure, but I don't think Verizon hardware is compatible. Verizon (and Sprint by the way) uses CDMA technology. T-Mobile and AT&T use GSM technology. So you can absolutely move an AT&T phone to T-Mobile (you do have to change the modem!) but I don't think you will have luck with a Verizon phone. That is why Samsung (or all other manufacturers) have different model numbers for the same type phone with different carriers. If the phones were interchangeable, then multiple model numbers of the Note 2 would not be necessary.
Just for a disclaimer, I COULD BE WRONG, but I don't think I am. Sorry.
theartiszan thanks. That worked. For anyone else who has the same issue here are the settings I used. Here is the original file. I had to modify it slightly to get mine to work. The file below is the settings I used.
APN & data settings
To set the Access Point Name (APN) and turn on data settings, follow these steps:
- From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap More settings.
- Tap Mobile networks.
- Tap Access Point Names.
- If available, tap the T-Mobile US LTE (the bullet point fills with green). If not available, tap the Menu icon, and then tap New APN.
Note: To reset your APN settings, tap the Menu key and then tap Reset to default.
- Verify and update the following 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 APN's>
- Bearer: Unspecified
- Tap the Menu key.
- Tap Save.
- Tap the desired APN profile you want to use. The bullet point fills with green next to the APN profile.
Bad news. Pay attention as I am going to capitalize the most important aspect of why you cannot get APN MMS working (as I am again p/o'd at Verizon) from the unlocked verizon galaxy note 2 or for that matter any Verizon store phone.
1-ONCE THE PHONE IS UNLOCKED (by anyone even Verizon) AND NOT ON VERIZON SERVICE ANYMORE, EVERYTHING BUT APN WILL BE AVAILABLE. NO ability to send or receive attachments or images.)
2-APN IS LOCKED AND UNAVAILABLE TO ANY OTHER SERVICE PROVIDER OTHER THAN VERIZON, PERIOD. NO AMOUNT OF PROVIDER APN INFO WILL HELP AS YOU CAN NOT USE IT UNTIL APN IS AVAILABLE AND IT WON'T BE. TELL ALL YOUR TECH SUPPORT AS THEY ARE GIVING APN INFO TO A PHONE THAT CANNOT PUT ANY APN INFO IN.
3-VERIZON IS A F'N Sh*%, I have done my research...
4-THE ONLY WAY TO POSSIBLY ENABLE APM FROM A VERIZON PHONE IS TO ROOT THE PHONE (I HAVE) AND INSTALL NEW ROM THAT ALLOWS APN(I haven't) OR TO RECONFIGURE APN VIA PROGRAM RE-WRITE..(Thinking about it.) .Unless someone somewhere has a fix...I would love to be made aware.
5-Didn't know this otherwise would have not picked up verizon phone at all...PASS THIS ON TO ALL.
This is fixable actually. Verizon DROID ROM is locked down after KitKat but after you have carrier unlocked it you can go to settings/apps and find the nasty little VZWAPNService. The java classes in this app override standard android APN edit screen so you can't make changes. Just Force Stop/Disable and Reboot phone. Now APN screen is standard Android and can be edited.
Shame on VZW employees for re-using free open source android and locking it down.
Hello my name is Kristen and I'm a T-mobile Tech Care Specialist, I have had multiple calls on this issue today and I was able to resolve it.
When entering the APN it should read epc.tmobile.com, and the Network mode should be on GSM/UMDS.
In doing this the MMS msg are working and the data is now getting 4 g speeds.
The issue being having the phone on global in the network mode and also having the fast.tmobile.com in the APN, that APN is specific to T-mobile LTE network which this device will not work on.
Hello internet. This thread came up when I was searching around to see I could use my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II. I just opened a new line yesterday and got things working by following the instructions above.
I'd like to clarify for future users that if you use the epc.tmobile.com APN that you're actually topping out at 4G or rather "H" or "H+" rather than LTE. There seems to be some confusion about this online. H or H+ tops out at about 2Mbps (that's Mega bits (not bytes) per second). Whereas LTE apparently is much much faster.
So using the epc.tmobile.com APN I am able to get mobile data but at (insert sarcastic tone) blazing fast, "emerging market" speeds. In practice, it switches between 3G and H and H+ all the time in downtown Nashville and way up at the north eastern tip of Nashville where I live.
On this device (Verizon Note II) I'm also able to use the fast.t-mobile.com APN, but I still only get constant switching every few seconds between 3G, H, H+, which in all fairness is enough to stream a YouTube video and browse Google Photos app (photos and videos in the cloud).
I hope this helps. Thanks to the support gentleman who helped me out. He reported the same sort of thing. He came to T-Mobile with an AT&T Note II.
i have a s3 I just got that is Verizon, and kfilak's way works perfect.
THank you so much!
I am moving a Note 4 over from Verizon and had the same issues with the network data not working at first and also not getting the mms messages. The settings that worked for me are as follows...
- APN: fast.t-mobile.com
- APN protocol: IPv4/IPv6
- APN TYPE: default,mms,supl
As soon as I changed the APN TYPE to default,mms,supl my mms messages appeared where as before I was getting the error messages that it could not download them. I am also using the "global" setting for network mode. Not sure yet if this is the best setting but just ran a speed test and got 45mbps down and 35mbps up with 18 ping with WiFi turned off only using cellular.
I tried all the above, but they didn't work. My phone showed "H, H+, 3G" on the top right bar but the data-flow arrow below was just stagnant.
Simply follow this video by T-mobile and "Reset to default" in Mobile Network APN setting worked like a charm. Here is the link to it:
Best of luck!
I have an S7 edge from Verizon. I popped in a Tmobile SIM card and voice works. I updated APN settings first to fast.t-mobile.com and then to epc.tmobile.com along with other settings mentioned above, but the data doesnt seem to work.
I know Verizon S7 edge does not have all the bands that T-mobile supports and its possible that t-mobile towers in my area are working on those other bands. But I would still have hoped that data would have worked (but possibly slow due to bands not being supported)
Anyone have a similar issue?
You'd really need a 100% T-Mobile-compatible phone to get the best experience. I'd think anyone with a phone that isn't would be having quality and service issues.
There are times when you have the switch and buying another phone doesnt make sense. I am trying to see if I can get my costs lower by switching so buying another phone would not make sense.
It does you no good to switch to a carrier with which your BYOP will not work.