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Frustrated with Sprint in Montclair


Oct 3, 2013, 6:05 PM
Been having sooo many problems using apps on the Sprint cellular network in the Montclair area.

When I'm out of my wifi home & try to connect to Google Maps, Shazam, or any other app, I get the message "Could not activate cellular data network"

Upon my most recent trip to the Sprint Store this afternoon I finally found out they are upgrading towers & the work is expected to continue until 2014!

I am on a family plan, 6 mos. into a 2 yr contract... I have few options, thus this post.

Is anyone else out there in the greater Montclair area having similar problems? Perhaps we can have an impact together.

Oct 18, 2013, 3:59 PM
If you are getting "Could Not Activate Cellular Data Network" I can almost guarantee you have an iPhone. I dont believe its the network. Here, try this.

Connect to Wifi, then once your connected, open up the dialer and hit

##UPDATE# then hit CALL.


It should say Updating Services. Now it will either come back and say the Changes were updated, or it will say Update failed. If it DOES complete the update then take it OFF of wifi and 3G should work just fine. If it fails, then turn it off and on and retry the steps above. If it STILL doesnt work, then back up all your info and youll have to reset the phone to factory defaults. When you activate the phone again make sure youre on wifi. That should for sure get it worki...

Oct 21, 2013, 2:11 PM
it is not the sprint network, the above steps are good, if all else fails complete a "erase all content and settings" on the phone if that fails call sprint have them refresh teh data services and repeat the reset

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