We want you to keep him happy with his reading, scan the code, go to the phone.
Add to your site
We are pleased to offer you that you can embed this in the article on your site.
Obtain the manual for your cell phone. You may need to consult with your manual when you modify settings in your cell phone to make it compatible with your current GSM carrier.If a hard-copy manual was not included with your cell phone
you can obtain a copy of your manual from the cell phone manufacturers website or at the website of the cell phones original GSM carrier. For example
if you obtained an unlocked cell phone that originated from T-Mobile
but you plan on using the phone with ATT
visit T-Mobiles website to locate a copy of the cell phones manual.Place your SIM card into the phone. An unlocked cell phone will allow you to use a SIM card from any GSM carrier in the phone.Refer to your manual to determine how the SIM card is inserted into the cell phone. In most cell phones
the SIM card slot will be located in the back compartment near the battery.Power on your cell phone. After your cell phone is powered on
your SIM card will connect to your carriers nearest GSM tower and you will have the ability to make and receive phone calls.Determine your carriers text message service center number. If you plan on sending and receiving text messages on your unlocked cell phone
you will need to program your carriers text message service center number into your messaging settings.Contact your GSM carrier directly or perform an Internet search to locate the correct text message service center number for your carrier.If ATT is your carrier
the text message service center number is +1-312-314-9810.If T-Mobile is your carrier
the text message service center number will be +1-206-313-0004.Modify the text message service center number within your unlocked cell phone.Refer to your manual to determine where the text message service center number can be modified from within your cell phone. In most cases
you can navigate to your messaging folder and select "Settings" or "Message Settings
" then choose the "Text Messaging" settings folder to locate your messaging service center number.Test your text messaging feature. This will allow you to determine if you efficiently modified your text message settings and used the correct text messaging service center number.Send a text message to your own phone number from your unlocked cell phone. If you successfully receive the message
your text message settings are correct; however
if your message failed to send and you received an error message
you will need to contact your GSM carrier.Contact your GSM carrier and explain that you cannot send or receive text messages. Your carrier may be able to send you an over-the-air (OTA) update with the correct text messaging settings or walk you through steps to correct the error.Determine the appropriate Access Point Name (APN) for your Internet service. To use your carriers Internet service
you will be required to enter the correct APN information into your cell phone.Contact your GSM carrier directly or visit your carriers website to determine the correct APN information to enter into your unlocked cell phone. The APN information may vary greatly depending on your Internet package or cell phone model.Enter your carriers APN information into your unlocked cell phone.Refer to your cell phones manual to determine where you can modify the APN information. In most cases
you can go to the "Settings" or "Browser Settings" sub-menus within your Internet folder to modify the APN information.Test your Internet connectivity.Launch your browser or Internet from its icon or location on your cell phone to determine if it connects successfully.If your Internet does not connect successfully
try accessing more than one website to ensure that the connectivity issues are related to your cell phone
and not with one particular website.Contact your GSM carrier directly if your Internet does not work with the APNs you entered. You may be advised to modify your APN settings or they may send you an OTA update with the correct Internet or APN settings.Obtain the voice mail messaging center number for your GSM carrier. You will need to program the voice mail number into your phone if you want to access voice mail from your unlocked cell phone.Contact your GSM carrier directly to determine the number for the voice mail system. If your carrier is T-Mobile
the voice mail number will be +1-805-637-7243.Program the voice mail number into your cell phone. This will prevent you from having to enter the number manually each time you want to listen to your voice mail messages.Refer to your manual to determine how you can add phone numbers to your contact list or program your voice mail number into your speed dial.Test your voice mail from the unlocked cell phone.Dial your voice mail number to verify you can access your voice mailbox. Depending on your voice mailbox settings
you may need to enter a password to access your voice mail.