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Bring Your Own Phone

How do I get my phone to work after bringing it to Q Link Wireless?

To activate the smartphone you brought to Q Link Wireless, please follow the steps below in the order shown.

If bringing a GSM or CDMA smartphone, please only perform the steps that apply to your device.

  • GSM smartphone: Customer information stored on a removeable SIM card that may be used in other compatible GSM devices.
  • CDMA smartphone: Customer information stored on the phone with or without a SIM card. The SIM card can only be used in the designated programmed phone.

Note: Some smartphones can work with both CDMA and GSM technologies depending on the carrier it was purchased from. Consult your carrier if you are not sure.   

iPhone Network Reset (Manually)

*Resetting your network settings will NOT result in any loss of information from your phone.

Step 1 – GSM & CDMA Phones

  1. Go to Settings > General and scroll down and tap Reset then tap Network Reset Settings.
  2. If prompted, enter your iPhone password and confirm the reset.
  3. Wait for the phone to complete the reset process.

*If unsuccessful, please use the automatic Network Reset instructions (CDMA phone only).

iPhone Network Reset (Automatically)

CDMA Phones Only

*If you have a GSM iPhone, please consult your user manual on resetting your Network Operator.

  1. From your home screen, tap the green phone icon.
  2. Dial ##25327#and tap the green phone icon again.
  3. Tap OK to start a service update then tap OK when completed.

iPhone Carrier Update (Automatically)

Step 2 – CDMA Phones

  1. From your home screen, tap the green phone icon.
  2. Dial ##873283#
  3. Tap the green phone icon and then OK to start the service update.
  4. After the update is completed, tap OK.

iPhone Manual Network Selection

Step 2 – GSM Phones Only

  1. From the Home screen tap Settings.
  2. Tap Cellular then select Network Selection.
  3. Slide the automatic slider to the OFF position to start scanning for networks.
  4. Select T-Mobile.

iPhone Check Carrier Settings Update (Manual)

GSM & CDMA Phones

  1. Make sure that your device is connected to a Wi-Fi or Cellular Network.
  2. Tap Settings > General > About. If an update is available, you’ll see an option to update your Carrier settings.
  3. To see the Carrier settings version on your device, tap Settings > General > About > Carrier.
  4. If you inserted a new SIM card into your iPhone, you’ll need to download the Carrier settings for your new carrier.

Note: If your phone fails to connect after completing these steps and downloading the My Mobile Account app, give us a call at 1-855-754-6543 and we’ll be happy to help you.

Android Network Reset (Manually)

 * Resetting your network settings will NOT result in any loss of information from your phone.

Step 1 – GSM & CDMA Phones

  1. Go to Settings > Backup and Reset / General Management > Reset Network Settings > Reset.
  2. If prompted, enter your password, and confirm the reset.
  3. Wait for the phone to complete the reset process.

 

Step 2 – GSM & CDMA Phones

  1. First, go to Settings > Mobile Data and ensure that Mobile Data is enabled. (This will vary depending on your Android phone. You may find it under Mobile Networks, Data Usage, or More)
  2. Tap the switch OFFand then back ON. The color should change to Green.
  3. Next, go to Settings > System Updatesthen tap Update Profile and wait for the process to complete.
  4. Tap YES to any updates if prompted. Your phone will now restart.

*If unsuccessful, please use the automatic Network Reset instructions (CDMA phone only).

Android Network Reset (Automatically)

CDMA Phones Only

  1. From the home screen, tap the phone icon.
  2. Dial ##72786#
  3. Tap Yes.
  4. Your phone should power OFF and back ON and then start configuring itself.
  5. If prompted, tap Yes to accept any updates. (Once the updates are completed, the phone will restart again)

Android Manual Network Selection

Step 3 – GSM Phones Only 

  1. Go to Settings > Mobile Network > Preferred Network Type and select GSM or LTE. (If none of these options are present, select Automatic or Home)
  2. Go to Settings > Connections > Networks Operators and select T-Mobile/ GSM or 313-100.
  3. Turn the phone OFF and then back ON.
  4. Go to Settings > Connections > Networks Operators > Select T-Mobile/ GSM or 313-100.

Note: If your phone fails to connect after following these steps and downloading the My Mobile Account app, give us a call at 1-855-754-6543 and we’ll be happy to help you.


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