4g not workingSupport


  1. Overloaded

    Overloaded New Member

    I have a t mobile galaxy s2 and have had it for two days now and I had an internet connection the first
    day and now the 4g network is not working. I can make phone calls and send regular texts but it wont allow me to connect to the internet. I have spoke to tmobile and they said I may need a new sim card,however its brand new. Any ideas of what went wrong and how can fix it? Please help

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  2. Jimbo droid

    Jimbo droid Well-Known Member

    Go to wireless and networks then mobile networks

    Then put a check on use packate data and a check on data roaming. Hope thats helps
  3. Overloaded

    Overloaded New Member

    have tried that nothig seems to work thankthough
  4. Jimbo droid

    Jimbo droid Well-Known Member

    Exchange with tmobile if you got it from them within 30 days. Or 1 year from samsung yull have to send it in . Also try a factory reset go to privacy and hit factory reset. Also pull the battery out before the factory reset and reboot.
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  5. surkins

    surkins Member

    Just adding something for future reference:
    If you had a Blackberry Data plan, and switched to a Samsung Galaxy S2, you would have to contact your carrier so that they can switch from a BB plan to a Android data plan. Then your 4g would work. Just wait 3-4 hours after the switch. That's what happened to me :)
  6. supercooled

    supercooled New Member

    Thanks Jimbo, I started a thread just a few minutes ago for the same thing and your suggestion worked. I guess us Droid noobs need to learn by trial and error but thankfully there's a community to back us up when we're ready to throw in the towel.

    This problem had me so frustrated yesterday.

    Thanks again!
  7. Jimbo droid

    Jimbo droid Well-Known Member

    No problem supercooled always here to help anyone. Glad to hear it worked the T-Mobile galaxy s2 is a great phone minus a few glitches.
  8. Dark Penguin

    Dark Penguin Active Member

    I've been having this issue as well. To be honest, I wasn't expecting 4G to work in the first place, because when I looked up the device on GSMArena, here, there was no mention of 4G capability. Obviously, then, this wasn't a dealbreaker when I decided to order this phone, but now having received it and having found that there is a setting to enable 4G access, I'd like to have it work. My carrier swapped in a new data plan for 4G devices (no extra charge), so it doesn't seem that I need to order anything extra from them. It's still not really a dealbreaker, but why shouldn't I try it out anyway?
  9. OrlandoFL

    OrlandoFL Active Member

    Overloaded, you may need to call T-mobile support that sounds like it may be an account issue.
  10. Arrowslinger

    Arrowslinger Active Member

    Is it happening everywhere? I noticed in the city where I bought my phone 4G worked all the time. But at my home and in building at work I get the E in status bar, I can use the phone and surf but SLOW. Now if I step outside at work 4G works.
  11. MsDoloD81

    MsDoloD81 New Member

    Jimbo! I had the same problem today and if it wasn't for your post I wouldn't know what to do! It's working now so thanks so much!!
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