1. Eric Goforth's Avatar
    Hello,

    I've switched from a Verizon 928 to a T-mobile 521. I liked the 928 a lot better and was wondering if I could get another one to use on T-mobile. I've read mixed things about getting mms/sms to work on T-mobile. Has anyone here tried?

    Eric
    03-06-2014 11:24 AM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    Hello,

    I've switched from a Verizon 928 to a T-mobile 521. I liked the 928 a lot better and was wondering if I could get another one to use on T-mobile. I've read mixed things about getting mms/sms to work on T-mobile. Has anyone here tried?

    Eric
    See if this helps:
    03-06-2014 12:40 PM
  3. worldspy99's Avatar
    03-06-2014 12:45 PM
  4. Vmartinez39's Avatar
    I use my 928 on Tmobile prepaid. Everything works. Everything works, SMS, MMS, Data

    The only problem is if you send SMS, you can only send it on E(Edge). If your signal is 3G or higher you'll get an error and has nothing to do with APN or any of that crap.

    Download the ACCESS POINT and you won't have to set anything.

    I think Tether will work as long as you Download ACCESS POINT and NETWORK+

    SMS will be an issue and only issue. If you keep it on EDGE everything will work. MMS will be sluggish on Edge.
    SeannyFunco likes this.
    03-10-2014 02:56 PM
  5. worldspy99's Avatar
    I use my 928 on Tmobile prepaid. Everything works. Everything works, SMS, MMS, Data

    The only problem is if you send SMS, you can only send it on E(Edge). If your signal is 3G or higher you'll get an error and has nothing to do with APN or any of that crap.

    Download the ACCESS POINT and you won't have to set anything.

    I think Tether will work as long as you Download ACCESS POINT and NETWORK+

    SMS will be an issue and only issue. If you keep it on EDGE everything will work. MMS will be sluggish on Edge.
    Agreed 100%, the same issue is on 822, which I reported in the 822 Forums. Thanks for posting this here.
    03-11-2014 11:02 AM
  6. Vmartinez39's Avatar
    Update with T-Mobile

    I was looking into Foreign SIM hack to tether: http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...0/251258-5.htm

    The OP was Boss to figure this out. I tested it on T-Mobile and it unlocked Internet sharing as long as you have a foreign SIM to swap with. I use an AT&T MVNO and there are extra steps to unlock Internet sharing with those carriers, but didn't fully test it. Others confirm it does work.

    As for me Internet sharing works too. Granted don't have a data plan but still was able to tether. If only they can fix that SMS working on Edge only this phone is fully supported for T-Mobile.
    03-11-2014 03:23 PM
  7. jkrc717's Avatar
    I've been using a 928 for t-mobile as well. Everything worked fine as long as it was on 2g. Now sms messages won't even work on 2g. Frustrated with all of this. Will have to look to get a new phone. T-Mobile only has 925, but it's only 16gb. Looks like i'll be forced to switch to android.
    03-11-2014 10:09 PM
  8. worldspy99's Avatar
    I've been using a 928 for t-mobile as well. Everything worked fine as long as it was on 2g. Now sms messages won't even work on 2g. Frustrated with all of this. Will have to look to get a new phone. T-Mobile only has 925, but it's only 16gb. Looks like i'll be forced to switch to android.
    Get an unlocked pentaband Rogers Lumia 920, it will get LTE on T-Mobile.
    metalchick719 likes this.
    03-13-2014 09:05 AM
  9. Eric Goforth's Avatar
    I downloaded network+ and access point and was able to get mms working after I added an mms apn. The mms apn I added was basically the same as the default settings, except that I changed the APN to epc.tmobile.com. I can send mms, but not sms. I can receive both mms and sms.

    I can get on the internet, etc. I don't ever see the LTE connection show up. I see 3G, H, and H+. Any idea what H and H+ stand for?

    -Eric
    03-14-2014 08:17 PM
  10. worldspy99's Avatar
    I downloaded network+ and access point and was able to get mms working after I added an mms apn. The mms apn I added was basically the same as the default settings, except that I changed the APN to epc.tmobile.com. I can send mms, but not sms. I can receive both mms and sms.

    I can get on the internet, etc. I don't ever see the LTE connection show up. I see 3G, H, and H+. Any idea what H and H+ stand for?

    -Eric
    H and H+ are HSPA and HSPA+. T Mobile HSPA+ will get you up to 40Mbps which is pretty good download speed.
    metalchick719 likes this.
    03-15-2014 03:00 AM
  11. jkrc717's Avatar
    MMS works.. everything works except SMS.. why doesn't SMS wok? I've added the APN settings even though access point does it already.. blah!
    03-16-2014 02:47 AM
  12. Eric Goforth's Avatar
    According to https://t-mobile.jive-mobile.com/#ji...cuments%2F4219

    6.Use the device common procedures to check that the Short Message Service Center (SMSC) number is programmed correctly as +12063130004. If you reprogram the SMSC number, send a text message to your mobile number again to see if the issue is resolved.

    However I can't find any way to change this. From some other research I've done, it appears the smsc number is set somehow in the sim card,

    -Eric
    03-16-2014 06:45 AM
  13. Eric Goforth's Avatar
    MMS works. SMS works when on Edge. Same as what others have reported. I found the SMSC settings. Go into the messaging app, then go to settings but the right value is in there.
    03-16-2014 08:20 PM
  14. rdubmu's Avatar
    I've been using a 928 for t-mobile as well. Everything worked fine as long as it was on 2g. Now sms messages won't even work on 2g. Frustrated with all of this. Will have to look to get a new phone. T-Mobile only has 925, but it's only 16gb. Looks like i'll be forced to switch to android.
    This is what I had to do unfortunately. I hated android at first but I have now grown much more fond of it now they my LG G2 is upgraded to 4.4.2 KitKat. Much smoother and I don't have to worry about missing apps. I still miss my camera on my 920 and I like windows phone interface so much more.

    The 925 has little memory and not a good option. I hope T-Mobile releases a Icon variant on T-Mobile.

    Sent from LG G2 on T-Mobile. come on T-Mobile get a flagship Windows Phone!!!!!
    03-16-2014 09:03 PM
  15. AV2RY's Avatar
    Ive been using this phone with Tmo since it came out. i had everything working perfect including SMS (mms works also). But recently i cannot (always) send SMS when i have LTE as highest connection. It works for 1st 2-3 messages then I have to shift to 2G, otherwise I get Error:1.
    SMS -works
    MMS-works
    Tethering -works*
    LTE -never had it

    *I fixed tethering few days ago, after hard reset, using the same guide someone provided here (for 920). Don't know if its related or not, but after that I'm having problem with whatsapp notifications 9/10 times I don't get notified
    03-16-2014 09:08 PM
  16. Eric Goforth's Avatar
    It seems like part of the problem with the 928 on t-mobile is that it comes with proprietary versions of network+ and access point. Perhaps the version of the messaging app is also proprietary? Does anyone have a link to the messaging app on the Windows Phone Store? I can't find access point or network+ by searching either, but was able to download them using links others provided.
    03-18-2014 11:02 AM
  17. Vmartinez39's Avatar
    Access Point
    Network+

    You have to google search them to get them to install on AppStore. Its inconvenient because doing an AppStore search you can't find them.

    I wish the 928 really support T-Mobile, but has to be set on 2G for everything to work, specifically SMS. Worst part is MMS on 2G can be unreliable. Sending MMS is unreliable. Receiving is just a crap shoot depending on 2G signal. Takes few tries to download MMS.
    03-24-2014 01:09 PM
  18. swtjen81's Avatar
    THIS WORKED FOR JME JUST NOW!!!

    Access Point fast.t-mobile.com did not work for me! USE THIS!!epc.t-mobile.com.

    I didn't have to put in the IP type.

    ://apn.gishan.net/settings/738_12_t-mobile_apn_settings_for_nokia_lumia_928.php#alt-conf

    IT WORKED!!!! it all depends on how your reception/service is wherever you are located when you
    change these settings.

    make sure you put in everything correctly!!!

    GOOD LUCK!
    12-05-2015 01:02 PM

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