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Activating your Samsung phone

Last updated by Jeannette Waud

Need help completing the activation for your Samsung phone? You are in the right place.

Please note: The following steps are intended for the majority of Samsung devices running Android software. If you are stuck with the activation, please get in touch with us. 

There are two exceptions:

1. The Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus require different instructions which can be found here.

2. Samsung Feature phones may require different instructions, however, we recommend trying the steps below before moving on.

Click the link below that applies to you:

Completing Activation on the CDMA Network

The following steps should work for most CDMA Samsung devices running Android.

The first thing you will need to do is ensure that 3G/LTE (if you have an LTE device), voice, and text messaging are all working properly on your device. To do this, a Carrier Wipe, and Profile & PRL update are required. Please follow the steps below. For a number of these updates you'll need your Master Subsidy Lock or MSL--this is a six-digit code provided to you by Ting in your activation email; you can also find this information in Device Settings in your Ting account online:

 

1. Carrier Wipe

NOTE:  A Galaxy Note II (2) running Android 4.3 may reset to factory defaults after a carrier reset. Back up your device first!

  1. Disable Wi-Fi and enable data (some LTE devices do not require this)
  2. Open the dialer
  3. Dial # # 72786 #
  4. Enter your Master Subsidy Lock (MSL)* if prompted
  5. Touch "OK", phone will restart

*The "MSL" is a six-digit code provided to you by Ting in your activation email

2. Profile Update

  1. Disable Wi-Fi and enable data (some LTE devices do not require this)
  2. Touch the “Application” icon
  3. Touch “Settings”
  4. Touch “System Update” (depending on the device the System Update option may be in the About Phone menu or on the More tab)
  5. Touch "Update Profile". The device will restart when complete

3. PRL Update

  1. Disable Wi-Fi and enable data (some LTE devices do not require this)
  2. Touch the “Application” icon
  3. Touch “Settings”
  4. Touch “System updates" (depending on the device the System Update option may be in the 'About Phone' menu or on the 'More' tab)
  5. Touch “Update PRL”. Wait for the PRL update to complete, then touch “OK”. Your device may restart after the PRL update. If not, please restart your device.

Once your device restarts, 3G/LTE data, voice, and text messaging should be enabled.

 

***If you have problems during this process, there may be some additional configuration required. Please take a look at the steps outlined here.  If you have tried all the options and are still having problems, get in touch.



Completing Activation on the GSM Network 

These are the manual steps for setting up data, MMS (picture/video/group messaging), and the personal hotspot (tethering) on your Samsung device. 

 

1. Reset APN's to Default

Before beginning these directions, insert your activated Ting GSM X1 SIM card.

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap More networks (under Connections tab, or More, Wireless & networks, Wireless Controls, Wireless Manager, Phone Information)
  3. Mobile or Cellular networks
  4. Access Point Names
  5. Tap the Menu icon (located near + or Add icon)
  6. Tap Reset to default 

 

Important: Before you begin entering the access point name settings below, please check the field for the APN Protocol and the APN Roaming Protocol to see if the option 'IPv4/IPv6' is present. If so, step 2 below is all you will need to enter into the phone for data and MMS.

**Skip to step 3 and 4 if your phone does NOT have the option 'IPv4/IPv6' and enter two separate APN profiles. 

 

2. Add Ting Data/MMS APN Profile (IPv4/IPv6)

You should already be in the access point name section, if so, skip to step #5.

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap More networks (under Connections tab, or More, Wireless & networks, Wireless Controls, Wireless Manager, Phone Information)
  3. Mobile or Cellular networks
  4. Access Point Names
  5. Add a new APN (Menu or + icon)
  6. Enter APN settings
    • Name: Ting Data
    • APN: wholesale
    • APN type: default,admin,fota,mms,supl,hipri,internet,dun
      • If there is a free form field, enter the above exactly as written without spaces
      • If your device has a series of check boxes rather than a free form field, check all the boxes that correspond with the values listed above.
        • For example: if your device has checkboxes for default, mms, supl, wap and ia, check only default, mms and supl.
    • MMSC: http://wholesale.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
    • MCC: 310 (should already be set)
    • MNC: 260 (should already be set)
    • APN protocol: IPv4/IPv6
    • APN roaming protocol: IPv4/IPv6
  7. Tap the Menu icon (3 dots) icon 
  8. Tap Save  
  9. Select Ting Data as your APN
  10. Restart your device and wait for it to find the Ting network (this may take a minute or so)
  11. Confirm that you're able to access data, send/receive picture, video and group messages

 

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3. Add Ting Data APN Profile (IPv6)

You should already be in the access point name section, if so, skip to step #5.

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap More networks (under Connections tab, or More, Wireless & networks, Wireless Controls, Wireless Manager, Phone Information)
  3. Mobile or Cellular networks
  4. Access Point Names
  5. Add a new APN (Menu or + icon)
  6. Enter APN settings
    • Name: Ting Data
    • APN: wholesale
    • APN type: default,admin,fota,mms,supl,hipri,internet,dun
      • If there is a free form field, enter the above exactly as written without spaces
      • If your device has a series of check boxes rather than a free form field, check all the boxes that correspond with the values listed above.
        • For example: if your device has checkboxes for default, mms, supl, wap and ia, check only default, mms and supl
    • MMSC: http://wholesale.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
    • MCC: 310 (should already be set)
    • MNC: 260 (should already be set)
    • APN protocol: IPv6
    • APN roaming protocol: IPv6
  7. Tap the Menu icon (3 dots) icon 
  8. Tap Save  
  9. Select Ting Data as your APN
  10. Restart your device and wait for it to find the Ting network (this may take a minute or so)
  11. Confirm that you're able to access data

 

4. Add Ting MMS APN Profile (IPv4)

You should already be in the access point name section, if so, skip to step #5.

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap More networks (under Connections tab, or More, Wireless & networks, Wireless Controls, Wireless Manager, Phone Information)
  3. Mobile or Cellular networks
  4. Access Point Names
  5. Add a new APN (Menu or + icon)
  6. Enter APN settings
    • Name: Ting MMS
    • APN: wholesale
    • APN type: mms
      • If there is a free form field, enter the APN type exactly as written above
      • If your device has a series of check boxes rather than a free form field, check mms only
    • MMSC: http://wholesale.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
    • MCC: 310 (should already be set)
    • MNC: 260 (should already be set)
    • APN protocol: IPv4
    • APN roaming protocol: IPv4
  7. Tap the Menu icon
  8. Tap Save
  9. Keep Ting Data selected as your APN (your phone will use the MMS APN settings automatically as it needs to)
  10. Restart your device and wait for it to find the Ting network (this may take a minute or so)
  11. Confirm that you're able to send/receive picture, video and group messages

 

If you run into any trouble, you can refer to our Troubleshooting GSM Android activation guide for help. 

 

** If you got to this page by way of a link in the activation process, go back to that browser tab and click "It worked" to see your phone number.**

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