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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by vsa209, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. vsa209

    vsa209 Lurker
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    Hi All!

    I am currently studying a year abroad in Florence, Italy and at&t graciously unlocked my atrix 2 so I could buy an Italian sim/service while i'm away.

    I got a plan with TIM, a popular service provider, and pay a monthly rate so I can have a fully functioning phone. The problem is that phone calls and texts seem to work except for the phone's ability to access internet data when i'm not in a wifi zone.

    I have zero phone knowledge and was wondering if this is something that could maybe be fixed? Is there a discrepancy in frequency needs? I read online TIM frequency is 1800?

    Any advice on what I can try doing would be greatly appreciated. I have some tech friends that can handle complicated fixings, if that's the case!


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  2. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Hi there, Veronica, and welcome to Android Forums. :)

    I have an Atrix 2, too...however I've never used it outside the US, and I really can't help with the issues you're experiencing. I just didn't want you to think your post had fallen into a black hole if no one replies! You see, unfortunately, our board is rather dead. :eek: Let me see if I can round up some help...
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  3. zapjb

    zapjb Well-Known Member

    I'd think it's the APN settings. 90% sure. Every provider has different APNs. Ask TIM what their's are.

    Menu - System Settings - Data usage/More... - Mobile networks -
    Access Point Names -

    From there TIM should or you'll be able to enter TIM's specific APNs.
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  4. vsa209

    vsa209 Lurker
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    Thanks for the replies! I added what I believe is the correct APN setting. Is it possible I have to do something dramatic like rooting the phone and adding a custom ROM so it can be more compatible? If so, any custom ROM suggestions for the atrix 2? I'm fairly tech competent with good instructions...maybe...
  5. zapjb

    zapjb Well-Known Member

    I do not believe you would acquire more compatibility with TIM if you rooted & used a custom ROM.

    But there are far more reasons to root.

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