If anyone has managed to never get the error message “Cellular data network could not be activated” on their iPhone, I would like to congratulate them warmly. This message keeps appearing for me - and it doesn't matter whether I had Blau.de or AldiTalk as my provider. But now I would like to help the AldiTalk users, because I have the whole thing for Blau.de already posted once. AldiTalk can also be found under the “MedionMobile” label and that works just like blue on the e-Plus network – just for information.
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:
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.
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Here are the step-by-step instructions
The first thing you do is go to the home screen and look for them App “Settings” through which you configure all things on the iPhone. After clicking on it, you see “Mobile Network” as the fourth point. You click on this again and then you see an entry “Mobile data” at the top, which has 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. Clicking on it takes us to the page where 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 “internet.eplus.de”
- Username: “eplus” (always leave out the 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 also want to use the iPhone as a personal hotspot, you have to scroll all the way down on the last screen and make the same entries under “Personal Hotspot” as under “Mobile data”.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He acts as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with technical problems. In his spare time he rides electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with the iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions to current bugs.