Connect to AT&T Microcell
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Connect to AT&T Microcell

Connect your device to the AT&T MicroCell.

  1. To use your new AT&T 4G device 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.)
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  2. 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, tap the Messaging icon.
    Note: You can also add an approved user by logging in at using your myAT&T account information.
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  3. Tap the Plus icon to send a message to a new recipient.
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  4. Enter the short code 6235 (MCEL) as the recipient of the text message.
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  5. Enter Enter ADD 5555555555 (your device phone number) in the message field, then tap SEND.
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  6. When successfully connected to the device, it will show “AT&T MicroCell” or “AT&T M-Cell”.
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  7. 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 mobile device to switch to the MicroCell can vary. It may take seconds or up to five minutes.
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  8. Visit the Troubleshoot & Resolve tool to help resolve device and service issues. To learn more about the AT&T Microcell go to and select “MicroCell”.
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