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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Data on an older phone

I'm using an iPhone 4s (yeah, I know). I tried using my data today, but all I got was a message saying 'Could not activate cellular data network. You are not subscribed to a cellular data service'. Is it just because my phone is so old, or is it something else?


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Mayor / Maire

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Mayor / Maire

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Check your self serve account under data and add-ons.  If no amount is showing then you have used up your allotment.  You can purchase an add-on for $15 for 1GB which rolls over to the next month until used up.

Mayor / Maire

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@LindyMoon wrote:

I'm using an iPhone 4s (yeah, I know). I tried using my data today, but all I got was a message saying 'Could not activate cellular data network. You are not subscribed to a cellular data service'. Is it just because my phone is so old, or is it something else?


Check your APN settings.  

 

BTW...Best iPhone  ever!

Mayor / Maire

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Mayor / Maire

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Oracle

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@LindyMoon 

If you account status is active and you have plan which include data, read this thread on how to get your iPhone 4s to work.  You need to connect your 4s to iTune running on a PC to update your carrier specific file for PM.

https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Phones-Hardware/FYI-iOS-and-APNs/m-p/323118

 

 

Mayor / Maire

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@Triguy wrote:

Check your self serve account under data and add-ons.  If no amount is showing then you have used up your allotment.  You can purchase an add-on for $25 for 1GB which rolls over to the next month until used up.


 @LindyMoon 

The 1GB data add-on is actually $15.

 

Edit: fixed

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

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I've had more of a look around my settings and I may have found the issue. In the section called 'use cellular date for:', only passbook and system services are listed. I physically can't select other apps.

Also, data does show up on my profile. It's saying 0.001 of my 250mb has been used. I reset my statistics with my wifi turned off, so it is working, just not with safari.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Data on an older phone


@LindyMoon wrote:

I've had more of a look around my settings and I may have found the issue. In the section called 'use cellular date for:', only passbook and system services are listed. I physically can't select other apps.

Also, data does show up on my profile. It's saying 0.001 of my 250mb has been used. I reset my statistics with my wifi turned off, so it is working, just not with safari.


popping above linked to a thread from our resident iPhone expert. Have a read.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Data on an older phone

I had to abandon my beloved old phone some years ago. Awesome phone. Loved that phone. (In an affectionate Platonic sense, of course.)

 

Hardware worked fine. Software worked fine ... except the ancient Android OS version was no longer compatible with any apps. While the ancient internet browser built into it was no longer compatible with an ever-increasing number of websites - and itself could not be updated to any newer version (since support for the ancient Android had been discontinued for so long, since newer apps are built on newer OS components).

 

iPhone 4 runs a similarly ancient operating system. Maybe updated to an iOS7 ... which is itself now an ancient operating system. Plus the iOS world has even less tolerance for elderly softwares and hacky fixes than the Android world has.

 

There comes a time when you just gotta let your old phone go. Too many tradeoffs, too many hassles and workarounds to keep it going with too many limitations. It is effectively a communications device which can no longer communicate with the rest of the world - it's basically become incompatible and obsolete. Don't be fooled by the apparent functionality - you'll be lucky if it doesn't just waste your time and frustrate you in the end.

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