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

AldiTalk APN settings

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 or AldiTalk as my 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 “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:

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

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 “”
  • 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”.


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

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

  2. 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!!!

    1. 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. 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.

    1. 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. :(

  4. 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!

    1. 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?

      1. 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.

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

    1. 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. :)

  6. Hallo,

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

  7. 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

  8. Thanks! I finally have internet while I'm on vacation and I'm rid of the error message "Unable to connect to the data network".

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

  9. 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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