To use your new AT&T 3G or 4G phone with an AT&T Microcell, it must be within signal range and added to the approved user list. Note: 2G and non-AT&T devices are not compatible with AT&T Microcell.
To add a device to your approved user list, from the home screen of the device you set up as the AT&T Microcell's primary number, select Messages. Note: You can also add an approved user by logging in at www.att.com/microcell using your myAT&T account information.
Select the Compose icon to send a message to a new recipient.
Enter the short code 6235 (MCEL) as the recipient of the text message.
In the message field, enter "Add" followed by the number to add to the Approved User List.
Select the Send icon.
When successfully connected, the cell phone will show "AT&T MicroCell" or "AT&T M-Cell." Note: Depending on the signal strength of the AT&T cell tower, the time for your cell phone to switch to the MicroCell can vary. It may take seconds or up to five minutes.
If you do not see "AT&T MicroCell" or "AT&T M-Cell", turn your mobile device (not MicroCell) off, wait 10 seconds and then turn it back on. Note: Depending on the signal strength of the AT&T cell tower, the time for your cell phone to switch to the MicroCell can vary. It may take seconds or up to five minutes. To learn more about the AT&T Microcell go to www.att.com/devicehowto and select MicroCell