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My Arrive won't connect to Sprints network

Journeyman

My Arrive won't connect to Sprints network

I have been through 4 different customer service reps and 2 phones trying to get my Arrive to connect to the network.  I can make calls, send texts, and get on wi-fi but when I need to connect to Sprints network it will not.  I don't want to have to go back to an android and pay extra for 4G that isn't even available in my area .... does anybody out there have any suggetions? 

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Journeyman

My Arrive won't connect to Sprints network

For what it's worth, you're going to be paying the same now, whether you own an android, blackberry, samsuck instinct or Windows phone. The $10 "premium data" is now a "smartphone data" fee.

Can you provide any further info about error messages that you are getting, when trying to connect (I'm assuming) to the Sprint 3G data network? I'm also assuming that your 3G data is the issue here, correct?

Journeyman

My Arrive won't connect to Sprints network

I'm sorry you're having these issues.  On the Arrive there is a setting for turning data connection on/off.  Go to Settings > Cellular and make sure that the Data connections is turned on.  Let me know if you've already tried this or if this resolves your issue.

Journeyman

My Arrive won't connect to Sprints network

I pay $99 for the simply everything plan ... They will charge me an additional $10 for 4G that is not in my area if I switch to say, and EVO ... That's what I want to avoid.  This is what my husband does but I don't care because his work pays for it. 

Anyways, I cannot get on the internet when I'm off my wi-fi.  I also cannot send or receive picture texts.  They have had me re-set it several times ... when I turn it on it says "We ran into a problem setting up your cellular connection.  Contact your mobile operator for help."  When I try to get on the net it says "You might have lost your cellular data connection" 

And yes, drezzzzy, the data connection is turned on .... So far none of the customer service reps can figure it out ....

Journeyman

Re: My Arrive won't connect to Sprints network

@DKAHLER01

I'm afraid that is incorrect. As of 1/31/2011, all smartphones are required the "Premium Data" fee, which was originally required for the 4G EVO and Epic phones. The only phones that do not require the fee are web capable "dumb" phones like the LG Rumor 2 or Samsung Exclaim, those types of phones.

You should still be within your 30 day return period, so I would call Sprint and ask for a new replacement device (make sure that it is new, otherwise you will get a used refurb), because it sounds like yours has a dead cell radio. With that said, you can safely switch to any Smartphone (EVO, Evo Shift, Epic, etc.) and your phone bill will be the same as it is now.

If you need further clarification on the (now mandatory) smartphone data (i.e. Premium Data) fee, here is a link to Sprint's press release:

http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=1771

Journeyman

Re: My Arrive won't connect to Sprints network

Okay whatever, I know what I pay and I know what my husband pays and he pays $10 more for his EPIC than I do for my Arrive.  I'm not here to argue about what I pay!!!!!! 

Finally got someone that was able to fix it.  It was their service not my phone YAY  

Journeyman

Re: My Arrive won't connect to Sprints network

I'm really not trying to argue with you, because I own both the EVO and the Arrive. My bill is the exact same for each phone. I was just trying to help you understand that your bill is the same, regardless of what smartphone you use.

Glad they got your phone fixed

Journeyman

Re: My Arrive won't connect to Sprints network

guess we are getting screwed then because ours are different .... thanks! im glad its working too because i really do love this phone. Much nicer than my Hero was.

Journeyman

Re: My Arrive won't connect to Sprints network

FYI RE: $10 for "Smartphone"- I previously had the the HTC TouchPro2 (its got Windows Mobile 6.5 and is 3g) and I didn't have the $10 fee until I upgraded to the HTC Arrive. My husband has had the Evo for almost a year now and has always had the $10 fee, I thought it was for 4g. So I was hesitant to get the Arrive because I hate paying an extra $10 for something (its not even 4g!) but my HTC TP2 was getting so slow and was always having issues.

Journeyman

Re: My Arrive won't connect to Sprints network

You will have to go into the network setup to reset the dialing preferences because for some reason it got wiped out I know this happen to me and it took me a while to find it and I am very famular with these phones that is why you havwe no data connection

pull up dialer and then menue then to preferences you will see listing there