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No Signal & No Service – How To Restore Service On an Android Device

 

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 Can't Make Calls? Send Texts? Pictures? We Can Help With That!

 

Having trouble sending or receiving text messages? Will your device not connect to the LTE network? Having trouble with your phone calls? Is your phone searching for the network or displaying a no service message?

 

Restarting or resetting the network settings have been 2 of the most common! Have an apple device? Visit our Apple Text & Call article. 

 

Resetting the phones network may resolve: 

  • Messaging trouble
  • Call drops
  • Internet Issues
  • Cellular Data Problems

AlertIf the information below does not help, we may need to perform a back-end fix, chat with us to get this done.   

 

Restart the device – easiest and fastest fix, in most cases 

  1. Press and hold the Power button
  2. When the menu opens tap Restart

NoteFor specific instructions on how to power off your device, visit our Device How-To's

Select your device's brand or model > Your Device > Tutorials > Select Power Device On Or Off from the About your device page.  

 

To reset the network on your device, perform the following:

  1.  From the home screen, tap the settings icon.
  2. The settings section will open, scroll down until you see General and select it.
  3. From the general screen, scroll down until you see the reset option. Select reset.
  4. You will be taken to the reset screen. Select Reset Network Settings
  5. If you phone is password protected, enter your code.
  6. You will be taken to a new screen confirming your selection.

NoteFor specific instructions on how to reset your device, visit our Device How-To's -

Select your device's brand or model > Your Device > Tutorials > Troubleshooting > Reset Devic

 

Troubleshooting The Sim Card

In some instances, removing the SIM and placing back into the phone may resolve this. 

  1. Turn off the device
  2. Remove the SIM card (you may need to use the tool that came with the phone to remove it)
  3. Clean it with a soft cloth or blow away any dust around the card or inside the card slot.
  4. Place the SIM back into the phone.
  5. Power it on and test.

In some instances, the SIM will need to be replaced if it is damaged. To do this, chat with our teams to order a replacement.

 

Additional Troubleshooting: 

SIM Card Issues

  

If the steps above do not work, try our Troubleshoot & Resolve tool! Our Device How-To's also has alot of great information!  

 

ChrisZ, AT&T Community Specialist 

 

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Re: No Signal & No Service – How To Restore Service On an Android Device

Having trouble making calls or sending texts on your Android device? Check out the article above, it may help! If you have other suggestions not posted in the article, please feel free to add to this thread! I would greatly appreciate it! 

 

Have an iOS device and experiencing the same issues? Check out our Apple Troubleshooting article! 

 

ChrisZ, AT&T Community Specialist 

AT&T Customer Care

Need help with an account specific question?  Post a new question here on the forums by clicking the "Ask a Question" button.
For additional support, please visit us at our AT&T services hub.
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Calling

I can make calls but the other party cannot hear me
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Not Receiving Messages

I'm not receiving messages on time. I receive messages several hours late to whole day-three days late. Even when using 4G network with 3-4 bars and using WiFi calling sometimes and still receive messages late. My Friends/Family sometime ask why I didn't text back? I text back all the time and they don't receive my messages. Which it shows on my phone that it had been sent because the loading circle thingy don't show once it sent. I'm in a relationship and this isn't good at all. People try to reach me and I don't receive they message.. Oh! Yeah. And I don't receive their phone calls either (Sigh). Last night my partner called said he called several times and I didn't receive not one. Even my other friends told me that Three weeks ago. And when I called them my phone calls drops even when I have 4G with a few bars or all bars.... This is sickening I'm not a very happy customer anymore. I have a Galaxy S5 and had since December 2015 and its 2017 first time having this problem ever. Is it possible my phone need Re-provisioning. Or What?! Help Please
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Unable to send or recieve MMS on my phone: Samsung Galaxy Mega 2

Hello,

I am unable to send or receive MMS.  I have had my Galaxy Mega 2 for about 5  years and  I have never had a problem.  Could you please advise me on what to do or maybe walk me though the process of being able to receive or send my photos.  

Thank You,

Liz Bateman

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Re: Unable to send or recieve MMS on my phone: Samsung Galaxy Mega 2

I have a galaxy note 2 and i loose service all the time in addition to dropping calls what do i do 

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Re: Unable to send or recieve MMS on my phone: Samsung Galaxy Mega 2

Me too! Regardless throughout 3 phones, new SIM cards & even phone number - would help for a few days here n there then back to no service for most of the months this year & regardless of signal... Which I've yet to be compensated for while paying $50 a month to get the "#AT&T Unlimited No Service Plan"...

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Re: Unable to send or recieve MMS on my phone: Samsung Galaxy Mega 2

AT&T has not fixed this issue. 

My wife and I just purchased net Galaxy S9 phones and switched our service to Consumer Cellular from Sprint. Big mistake!

Or cell service has been non existent sine day one.

The fist day a month ago customer service told us to go to Target and get AT&T sim cards for the phones. We did, made no difference in our signal. So last week I went to Ebay and purchased an Cell Phone Signal Booster. I installed the booster today.  Using the LTE Discovery app. I found my signal went from 102dbm to 65 to 70 dbm full bars. However, when we try to make a call the signal drops out to no service. We can not make or receive calls from inside our home.

Now customer service is sending us new sim cards again. This time we are going back to T-mobile sims. I have saw people say that calls are not made over the LTE signal. Having said that I am getting no GSM signal.

[Per Guidelines:  Keep it Relevant and Appropriate].

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Re: Unable to send or recieve MMS on my phone: Samsung Galaxy Mega 2

This happened to me 3 weeks ago data and text work but cannot call out or receive calls with att in my house lived here for 5 years nothing has changed in the house except for my service any luck of getting your problem fixed

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Re: Unable to send or recieve MMS on my phone: Samsung Galaxy Mega 2

My ex husband has had service for years where he lives for years an years . Been going to store for 3 weeks now . First they put new sims card on his old phone then he ended up paying 1200$ for a new iPhone and it still with no service at his home . It stops service the home beside him and his home . If he can’t get service now what was the use of him having to buy a new phone like the store told him . They probably didn’t look on the tower map for his service but why has it stop picking up in all these years and now no service . He needs answers bc like I said 3 weeks an new high dollar phone that u can’t use .he has health problems an can not depend on att . So I need someone to contact me an give him some answers . Fast answers bc if he can’t call out an something happens with him then what . Need to make this good on his part . Contact me plez . Thanks 

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