Data connection

Data connection

When you turn on your phone for the first time, it will be automatically set up to use the mobile network of AT&T.

Turning the data connection on or off

Turning your data connection off can help save battery life and save money on data charges. However, if you don’t have data connection turned on and you’re also not connected to a Wi-Fi network, you won’t receive automatic updates to your email, social network accounts, and other synchronized information.
  1. On the Start screen, tap .
  2. Tap Settings > cellular.
  3. Tap the Data connection On/Off switch.

Enabling data roaming

Connect to the partner networks of AT&T and access data services when you’re out of AT&T coverage area.

Warning: Using data services while roaming will be costly. Check with AT&T for data roaming rates before you use data roaming.
  1. On the Start screen, tap .
  2. Tap Settings > cellular.
  3. Tap the Data roaming options box, and then tap roam.
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