1. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    Hello,
    I have recently bought a Lumia 928 phone, and I am using it in Romania on Orange network. Everything works well except that when I try to enable internet sharing I receive a strange message that " There is no cellular data connection available" although my cellular data in on and working. Anyone any solution to this? Also my carrier does not lock the hotspot option on any device so the carrier is out of the question here, it was working on my 920.
    10-15-2013 09:30 AM
  2. DBDev's Avatar
    I'm sad that you have problems with your new phone, but if this is a big deal for you and you don't get any other tips you could try a hard reset, but that will delete all data on your phone.
    10-15-2013 09:34 AM
  3. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    Tried already hard reset. I simply do not know why this is happening.
    10-15-2013 12:11 PM
  4. psiu_glen's Avatar
    Could be some weird artifact of the 928 being primarily CDMA/LTE? Maybe it's looking for that network connection and isn't smart enough to move on to GSM?

    Did you turn WiFi off first?
    10-15-2013 12:33 PM
  5. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    Yes, wifi is off. Now, after update to GDR3 it is saying that internet sharing is not available. WFT??? it worked on the same sim card on my previous 920, so again, the carrier is not the problem.
    10-15-2013 12:43 PM
  6. psiu_glen's Avatar
    Hmm, hard to say. Best bet, unfortunately, would be to buy a phone without Verizon's fingerprints all over it. Have already seen that call blocking doesn't work here in the US on their network (they would like to charge you) and the internet sharing here is tied to your plan somehow -- if I turn it on it will tell me to add it my plan.

    Wouldn't be surprised if Verizon hardcoded it to only work on their network???
    10-16-2013 06:40 AM
  7. psiu_glen's Avatar
    Where did you get the phone from?
    10-16-2013 06:41 AM
  8. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    ebay.com, was sealed bnib
    10-16-2013 10:38 AM
  9. psiu_glen's Avatar
    Any chance of return? I have to imagine a 925 (especially if you can find a 32gb version) would work better over there.

    Verizon has a long history of unannounced, sneaky, crippling changes to their phones.

    (not sure if you are familiar with them or not) (the 928, while a "global" phone, is a VZW exclusive, so I don't trust it in that regard)
    10-16-2013 03:31 PM
  10. smnrock's Avatar
    its working fine for me. Before GDR3 i had to set the APN using access point app, but after GRD3 i had to use APN settings under the cellular settings. Make sure you've entered your APN details correctly in the settings.
    10-16-2013 08:46 PM
  11. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    what do you mean correctly? my carrier does not have specific settings for internet sharing. it has only one setting for anyone. strange that now, when I try to enable sharing it's telling me that there is no cellular data connection although the connection is active and working
    10-16-2013 09:39 PM
  12. smnrock's Avatar
    You should have apn setting for Internet to work... Without apn Internet won't work... Use the same apn details under cellular setting if it's not there already.

    Sent from my LG-E980h using Tapatalk
    10-16-2013 10:21 PM
  13. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    Internet is working. the apn settings are the same in cellular- internet apn and apn settings app. but the sharing is always saying that there is no cellular data
    10-17-2013 01:01 AM
  14. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    Found the solution. ARGHHHH!!! In order to make this work I had to delete the APN settings from Cellular and use only the Apn Settings application from Nokia. it works now. YAAAY
    10-17-2013 02:53 AM
  15. psiu_glen's Avatar
    Good to hear, glad it wasn't some nefarious Verizon plot ;)
    Now I know if I visit Romania with my phone everything will work :D
    10-17-2013 06:25 AM
  16. ecampuza's Avatar
    Hi guys. I'm from Spain and I bought this Nokia Lumia 928 from Verizon but unlocked. I have the same problem. I can't share connection. I've tried this solution but it doesn't work I receieved the same message: "there is no cellular data connection". my carrier is like yours does not have specific settings for internet sharing. it has only one setting for anyone.
    does sitll work in your phone after last update? My firmware number is: 3051.40000.1352.0058.
    04-07-2014 03:44 AM

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