Great news. GoPhone desperately needs new phones, though.
It looks like they need the IMEI and SIM# so you can pass the LTE authentication. Otherwise you would not even be able to access LTE signals. According to Engadget, all LTE phones will be provisioned LTE access by June 21st automatically. You'll just need to call the CS and ask them to "grant LTE access to your phone manually". The CSR that helped me told me that they had LTE related training today.
After you can access the LTE, then, yes, you need the LTE APN for the internet to work.
Nice! Now it's just Verizon leaving their prepaid users with an antiquated 3G network. Don't carriers WANT to offload more customers to LTE which is more efficient? Plus it encourages more use (and overage) since it's so much faster.
Castrol EDGE 5W-30 is my drug of choice.
Primary: iPhone 6 64GB, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Avant: 5 lines, 3x $5 Android web, 1x $2.99 T-Zones, corp discount + $10/mo loyalty discount = $93/mo tax inclusive
Secondary: Galaxy S3 LTE: TracFone (Verizon)
Mobile Broadband: ZTE Z915 LTE hotspot (5GB for $10) + iPad Mini Retina w/ T-Mobile LTE
Hopefully they'll let Pick Your Plan users still around to have LTE/HSPA+. That would be a great thing.
The realist in me doesn't think it'll happen though.
Just called 611 from my iPhone 4 that's on the $25/month plan, and was told that I needed a new 4G/LTE sim if I wanted to enable the faster network right now. She said I'd need to switch the account from my old 3G sim to the new one, and that could be done at an ATT store. Or instead I could wait until June 21 when the account would automatically be switched over with no sim swap needed.
Seeing that the iPhone 4 only supports 3G, will it even work on a 4G/LTE network? Mainly, I'm frustrated at the fact that my "3G" speeds are so slow that speedtest consistently reports 0.00 Mbps down and about 150 kbps up. I just want 3G speeds! [edit: Despite what speedtest reports, I just measured the download of a 2.35 MB file in 15 seconds, which is about 1.3Mbps down, so I guess I don't have too much to complain about. I wonder why speedtest never works for these slower speeds.]
Also, my other account is on the $1 MTM, and I'm not sure what I should do with that. I'd like to get faster speeds on that account as well, but I don't want to end up losing my data access altogether.
Last edited by cacophony555; 05-24-2013 at 09:37 PM.
According to a CSR, reading from left to right, if the 10 th digit is a 5 or 7, you have an LTE sim.
Looking forward to 6/21.
If I have pay as you go, will I still get LTE too?
I flashed my AT&T Lumia 920 to a European Developer rom in order to enable the AWS frequencies on it. The Euro Dev rom comes with an "Access Point" app in the "Settings". This app recognizes the pre-configured APNs stored in the SIM card, so I can just choose one from there.
When I was using AT&T rom, I used to download this app from Market Place. You will not be able to find this app by just searching on the Phone.
You can also use the QR Code scanner from Bing to locate this app. Someone posted the QR code for this app on WPCentral forum. http://forums.wpcentral.com/nokia-lu...a-updates.html
I was only able to use the LTE for a few hours in that morning before I did a power cycle, after which I no longer could access LTE. I was told by the AT&T CSRs that only the $65 monthly plan is LTE-enabled. But yes, when I was on LTE, I was able to use the Visual Voicemail.
Update: I just got my LTE back. See post below.
Last edited by RashoreZ; 05-26-2013 at 02:57 AM.
Thanks. I already have the access point app, just wondering how it works. It's not clear if making a change there should populate new settings in Settings -> Cellular, or if they just override those settings. Sounds like it's the latter?
I was also told by a CSR last night that my $25 plan wasn't eligible and that the $65 plan was required. I assumed that was BS, based off the other reports I'd read online, and the fact that GoPhone CSR's rarely know WTF they are talking about. At first, she wasn't going to enable it on my account. When I challenged her on it, she looked at something else and then proceeded. (don't blame me for lack of paragraphs, HOFO editor acting up)
Yup, it looks like simply overriding the settings. I use "AT&T - LTE 2 - Lumia" and I cannot tell how this one is different from "AT&T - LTE 1 - Lumia". When I was still able to access LTE, I noticed that this pre-configured APN was not appropriately set up for MMS.
Please do let me know if you can use LTE on $25 plan now. The upper left corner of my phone does not show "LTE".
No, it still doesn't work for me. I will post here if I get it working.
If somebody have a Lumia phone, and has the $65 dollar plan, and switching to this LTE1 or LTE2 and gets 4G data, please let me (us) know. Thanks!
I am on the $25 monthly plan with a data package. And I just got LTE back! So, yes, it's totally BS that the CSRs saying LTE is only available for $65 plan.
Thanks to OP of this post
I basically created a new access point profile in the "Nokia Access Point" app. By activating this profile, the signal indicator in the upper left corner instantly changed to L. (I flashed my AT&T Lumia 920 to Euro Dev Rom; it would show "LTE" if you are using native at&t rom.)
Note: When I initially created this new profile, I chose "default" as the data type. I have verified that both "default" and "LTE" would allow full data access including MMS. I have verified that the postpaid LTE APN "pta" doesn't work. After I got my LTE back, I am able to switch to the pre-installed APN "AT&T - LTE2 -Lumia" with everything working just fine. Visual Voicemail is back too.
Nice! What are your speedtest ratings? Faster then the hspa+ 21 mbps network Att also uses?