Activate data plan by sms with tablet

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by phil689, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. phil689

    phil689 New Member
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    Many carriers require you to send a text to activate prepaid data. How can i do that with a tablet and no dialer?
     

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  2. davidmanvell

    davidmanvell Well-Known Member
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    Look at your applications installed on your tablet. Do you have a messaging app?
     
  3. phil689

    phil689 New Member
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    So i dont know, but i guess it dosent
     
  4. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor
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    Does your tablet even have 3G and messaging capabilities?

    Anyway, the data plan is ties to your SIM and not your device, so you can pop the SIM into a phone, send the message, wait for activation confirmation, then return the SIM back into the tablet.
     
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  5. saptech

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    Can you message with wifi? I setup google voice & Talkatone on my Tab 2, I already had a google number to use. I was able to not only text but dial & receive calls.
     

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