mobile data dropping while hotspot is active

  • 18 August 2022
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So this has been happening the past 3 days. Whenever I turn my hotspot on my cellular data drops and I cant use the phone or the hotspot. Its becoming increasingly frustrating since ive been wanting to play on my pc with my friends and talk to them on discord. 

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I have had similar issues with my phone hotspot. Not exactly the same, but I can tell you what’s “worked” for me. It’s a work around at the moment, and I’m trying to determine a permanent solution.

For me, my phone hotspot doesn’t work with the standard T-Mobile APN. I had to create my own. The following works for everything, but I can’t send group MMS. It’s weird.


Android APN settings

  1. Open the Access Point Names or APNs menu.
    1. In Settings, look under Wireless & Networks or tap the Connections tab.
    2. Touch Mobile network. You may need to touch More settingsMore..., or More networks first.
    3. Touch Access Point Names.
  2. Touch the T-Mobile APN if one is available. If not, press the Menu key and touch new APN.
  3. Verify and update the following settings for the Data APN.
    • Name: T-Mobile
    • APN: (for LTE devices) or (for non-LTE devices)
    • Proxy: <Not set>
    • Port: <Not set>
    • Username: <Not set>
    • Password: <Not set>
    • Server: <Not set>
    • MMSC
    • MMS proxy: <Not set>
    • MMS port: <Not set>
    • MMS protocol: WAP 2.0 (If available)
    • MCC: 310
    • MNC: 260
    • Authentication Type: <Not set>
    • APN Type: default,supl,mms 
    • APN Protocol: IPv4/IPv6
    • APN roaming protocol: IPv4/IPv6
    • Turn APN on/off: Grayed out unless there are multiple APNs
    • Bearer: Unspecified