AldiTalk problem: Mobile data network could not be activated? Here's the solution!

AldiTalk APN settings

If someone has never received the error message "Mobile data network could not be activated" on their iPhone, I would like to congratulate them warmly. This message keeps popping up for me - and it doesn't matter whether I had or AldiTalk as the provider. But now I would like to help the AldiTalk users, because I have the whole thing for already posted once. AldiTalk can also be found under the label "MedionMobile" and that runs just like blue on the e-Plus network - for information only.

If you order your nano SIM for the iPhone 5 from AldiTalk, you will also receive an A4 sheet of paper with the necessary settings for the mobile data network. You can usually find this information here:

AldiTalk APN settings

The APN settings for the mobile data network look like this with AldiTalk or Medion Mobile / e-plus.

For beginners, I would like to briefly explain where you have to enter this data on the Apple iPhone so that you can access the Internet while on the move.

Here are the step-by-step instructions

First you go to the home screen and look for the "Settings" app, which you can use to configure all things on the iPhone. After clicking on it, you will see "Mobile Network" as the fourth point. You click on this again and then see an entry "Mobile data" at the top, which is provided with a slider that you have to set to "on", i.e. to green.

If you scroll down a bit on the screen, a menu item "Mobile data network" appears. A click on it leads us to the page on which we can enter the settings shown above. Only the first section "Mobile data" is important on this screen, which asks for these three points:

  • APN: here you enter ""
  • Username: "eplus" (always leave out quotation marks!)
  • Password: "eplus"

If these three fields are filled, you can go back with the home button and, with the WLAN switched off, test whether you can use the mobile data network.

Personal hotspot with AldiTalk? That is also possible!

If you want to use the iPhone as a personal hotspot, you have to scroll down to the bottom of the last screen and make the same entries under "Personal hotspot" as under "Mobile data".




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  1. Nethac says:

    After updating to IOS 8.02, I had the problem of not being able to set up a hotspot. The above settings were gone and the item "personal hotspot" was no longer displayed. Use AldiTalk with a 5S. Enter the data again, then the item "personal hotspot" is displayed again under mobile data and works.

  2. Natalie says:

    I bought a used iphone and as soon as I insert the SIM card, it asks for a network or WiFi connection. I don't get a “normal” screen with “settings”. I entered "", but it is not accepted. What do I have to do please? Thanks!!!

    • Sir Apfelot says:

      Hello Natalie! When the iPhone is new, it first wants to go online to register with Apple. You can do this either over the WLAN after he asks you or by connecting the iPhone to a computer with Internet (with the included USB Lightning cable). If you want to do it without a computer, you have to select the WiFi on your iPhone and then enter the password. You can also do this with a friend if they give you WiFi access.

      The settings that I have described here in the article will not help you with this. They are only of interest later, when you want to surf the Internet with your iPhone without WiFi. But the activation that you now have in front of you, you have to do with the WLAN access.

  3. Natalie says:

    I think it is a "configuration" ???
    Thank you!

  4. Michael says:

    Now, despite these settings for the Aldi Talk app, I still get the error message wrong username, wrong password.
    This is not a solution, it only works via the browser.

    • Sir Apfelot says:

      Actually, the settings are not for an Aldi Talk app but for the settings in the iPhone. I don't know exactly what you tried, but I suppose there is an execution error somewhere, because this way works for everyone else. :(

  5. Okawangu says:

    Thank you for the great instructions to set up the hotspot with Alditalk. I tried it for weeks, no one could help me. Thanks to your instructions I finally made it!

    • Andrea Horst says:

      I bought an Aldi mobile hotspot for vacation. It didn't work because no e plus on the campsite qar. That's how it was explained to me. Wanted to run my fire and cell phone over it.
      At home, I get a message that my credit has been used up.
      I checked on my cell phone. Nothing is used up!
      Then I wanted to top up my account. That didn't work either. Is the hotspot a fake?

      • Jens Kleinholz says:

        Well, unfortunately I can't tell you that. I don't think it's a fake, but the problem with the consumption display seems to be something that needs to be discussed with Aldi support.

  6. kasimir says:

    Thanks for the explanation.
    Could it be that the point APN for the mobileb hotspopt has only recently been introduced?

    • Sir Apfelot says:

      Hello Casimir! 3-4 years ago I already had, which is also used by the ePlus network. APN was around then ... I don't think it's that new. :)

  7. Irina says:


    many thanks for the tips,
    I also had problems with the settings of personal hotspots,
    thanks to this page it worked out wonderfully immediately !!!! :)

  8. Vollmeier says:

    Thank you very much !!! Your contribution has just saved me € 800 !!!
    Thank you for Thank you for your willingness to share your knowledge with us :-))
    Use iPhone 4s / iOS 7 - with Aldi Talk ...
    H. Vollmeier

  9. Doris says:

    Thanks! Finally I have internet on vacation and the error message "Cannot connect to the data network" is off.

  10. Niklas says:

    With me it does not work despite correct apn settings

    • Sir Apfelot says:

      Hello Niklas! Then AldiTalk Support is probably the right place to go. Unfortunately, you cannot do more than enter the data ...

  11. Efel says:

    Thank you so much! It's the first time I've googled a problem and got such a good answer! Your explanation was extremely helpful and it worked immediately!

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