Signal & Cellular Data
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Signal & Cellular Data

View cellular network signal, turn cellular data connection, international roaming, and mobile data connection on or off.


Prenote infoTo learn more about the AT&T network, visit To view the locations AT&T voice and data service can be used, see the AT&T Network coverage map.

In this article, you will learn how to:

• Check network connection strength

• Access cellular data

• Turn mobile data on or off

• Turn international data on or off


Check network connection strength


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• CONNECTION TYPE: When connected to 4G LTE, the LTE icon will be displayed in the Notification bar.

CONNECTION STRENGTH: The Signal Bars display the connection strength. The more bars that are displayed, the better the connection.



Access cellular data

1. Press the OK key to access the App Menu. Press the navigational keys to highlight the  Settings app, then press the OK key to select. 


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2. From the Network & Connectivity tab, press the down navigational key to highlight Mobile network & data then press the OK key to select. 


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Turn mobile data on or off

Press the OK key to select Mobile Data. Press the up or down navigational key to highlight the desired option, then press the OK key to select. 


Note: Alternately, you can turn cellular data on and off from the Quick settings menu. Mobile data is on by default. Turning off mobile data will not allow any data to be transferred over the wireless network. Wi-Fi access, voice function, and standard text messaging are still allowed. You can also turn data on or off by device using your own myAT&T account.


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Turn international data on or off

From the Mobile data screen, press the down navigational key to highlight International Data Roaming, then press the OK key to select. Press the up or down navigational keys to highlight the desired option then press the OK key to select. 


Note: Data roaming is off by default. Enabling Data roaming will allow the device to attach to foreign wireless network signals when available. International roaming charges will apply. This setting does not apply to voice access, which requires additional provisioning for usage on international networks. To learn more, visit the AT&T International website.


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