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[Tutorial] How to use the OPO on T-Mobile USA

  1. amies
    Gingerbread Jul 23, 2014

    amies , Jul 23, 2014 :
    thank you for spending time and write this, very useful!!! .....very useful when i actually get an OPO
     

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  2. crushingyen
    Gingerbread Jul 23, 2014

    crushingyen , Jul 23, 2014 :
    hipri is just a form of assurance to make sure that the updated APN will always be chosen first out of all the other APNs listed.

    As for whether or not to add dun, I've added it because my friend was not able to tether from his phone without this APN type defined. If you are able to tether right now without modifying anything, more power to you lol.
     

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  3. mhamida15
    Cupcake Jul 23, 2014

    mhamida15 , Jul 23, 2014 :
    Thanks for your help, I imagine this would help everyone who bought the phone (Lucky duck :p) and got Tmobile. Now to see if I get my own invite. Thanks again.
     

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  4. zhaogeorge3
    Jelly Bean Jul 23, 2014

  5. allstar7610
    Honeycomb Jul 23, 2014


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  6. tcapote
    Gingerbread Jul 23, 2014

    tcapote , Jul 23, 2014 :
    I switched my SIM from my TMO Note 3 to my OPO, works great and matches your settings. I know this will be a help to many. Thanks for taking the time to post this.
     

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  7. TeamValor91
    Community Veteran Jul 23, 2014

    TeamValor91 , Jul 23, 2014 :
    So I have an unactivated T-Mobile card I just got in the mail. So, I will have to go to the T-Mobile store to activate the card? What if I wanted to use the $30/month plan?
     

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  8. abacon
    Honeycomb Jul 23, 2014


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  9. crushingyen
    Gingerbread Jul 23, 2014

    crushingyen , Jul 23, 2014 :
    If you want to do the pre-paid plans, you do the same thing - just activate the SIM card at a T-Mobile store with any of their phones provisioned with the pre-paid plan, and you should be good to go.
     

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  10. jerryr88
    Honeycomb Jul 23, 2014

    jerryr88 , Jul 23, 2014 :
    from my experience with the help of @Ninjasquirrel21 & @Kilikkun

    i found that this works, it worked for me for both sms and mms

    1. Enable WhisperPush
    2. Disable WhisperPush
    3. Reboot


    hope it helps :D
     

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  11. gmo8492
    Lollipop Jul 23, 2014

    gmo8492 , Jul 23, 2014 :
    I actually had an standard sim card that I just cut into a micro sim with a sim cutter tool, placed it inside the OPO and I was good to go. Here is how my apn settings look like

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  12. TeamValor91
    Community Veteran Jul 23, 2014

    TeamValor91 , Jul 23, 2014 :
    So they activate the new card with one of their phones already on their LTE network with that phones IMEI?
     

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  13. SROhlms
    Gingerbread Jul 23, 2014

    SROhlms , Jul 23, 2014 :
    I'm switching to T-Mobile as soon as I get a new phone (hopefully OPO), so this will come in handy. Thanks!
     

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  14. crushingyen
    Gingerbread Jul 23, 2014

    crushingyen , Jul 23, 2014 :
    Yup, that's the whole premise of having a T-Mobile SIM card that has been activated prior to inserting it into the OPO. My friend went through activation issues and the T-Mobile CSR said that it was because the activation process was hanging due to not being able to authenticate the OPO's IMEI.
     

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  15. jerryr88
    Honeycomb Jul 23, 2014

    jerryr88 , Jul 23, 2014 :
    switched from sprint to tmo when i found out about the opo

    i gotta say i dont regret it one bit

    and my switch had a lot to do with sprint's bad service too :mad:
     

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  16. SROhlms
    Gingerbread Jul 23, 2014

    SROhlms , Jul 23, 2014 :
    Not sure where you're from, but I'm in the St. Louis area and will be switching from Sprint as well. The last year with their service, tearing down and "updating" towers, etc has been absolutely miserable. And I'm sick of their empty promises for YEARS on end to create a quicker, more consistently usable network.
     

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  17. Velkis
    Gingerbread Jul 23, 2014

    Velkis , Jul 23, 2014 :
    On the T-Mobile website when you open a new line it gives you the option to "Bring Your Own Phone" and then it makes you pick a phone from a list (iphone 5, Nexus 5 etc.). If I just pick a dummy phone the sim should come activated right?
     

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  18. crushingyen
    Gingerbread Jul 23, 2014

    crushingyen , Jul 23, 2014 :
    No, it would not come out activated. The SIM card still needs to physically be activated upon first use; opening a new line with the "Bring Your Own Phone" option is mainly a way to be able to buy a SIM card without buying a phone.
     

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  19. slackergts
    Gingerbread Jul 23, 2014

    slackergts , Jul 23, 2014 :
    you just saved me a headache for once i finally get the phone in my hands. i'm planning on switching out of verizon and tmo has great coverage for me here in Brick, NJ. Great tip on going to the store to get it set up first!

    Now only gotta wait for that damn invite.....
     

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  20. Velkis
    Gingerbread Jul 23, 2014

    Velkis , Jul 23, 2014 :
    Hmm ok. Thank You.
     

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