I certainly didn’t see it coming. I bought my shiny new iPhone 6S last Friday, brought it home, and no service.
You see, my home is a complete cellular dead spot, ironically with the only decent carrier being T-Mobile. AT&T has sent me a microcell to deal with this, as it acts like a little cell tower that hooks up to my router.
Sure enough, my iPhone 6S wasn’t connecting to my microcell. I tried turning it off and on again, resetting network settings, and resetting the microcell. Nothing worked.
Here’s how to get it to work:
- Go into your microcell settings in your AT&T account
- Add your address to your list of active addresses. You will now have your address listed twice
- Delete the first instance of your address
- It will take up to a couple hours for the microcell to become active again, but once it is, you’re good to go!
The sources I found online suggested that I completely deactivate the microcell and reactivate it again, which would have been a pain in the ass. I would have had to find the serial number and registered all of my AT&T phone numbers again. This was much easier.