I use our Max BR1 LTE as an internet source for a convention display we set up every year. Since it’s only once a year we only need one month of service. I get a AT&T Prepaid plan with a new SIM card each year. I put the card in a phone to activate it and confirm that the data is working then I put it in the Pepwave and it works fine. This year it’s not working.
- I am connected to AT&T but apparently my data is blocked so it fails SmartCheck
- When I turn off SmartCheck and try to navigate to a web page I get an AT&T redirect saying “It looks like you want to use data but you have none available. You may need to add a data package, refill to use pay-per-use data or chage to a plan that supports data. …”
- Firmware current: 8.0.0
- Cellular Module Firmware current: 05.05.63.01
- Custom APN set to NXTGENPHONE (auto APN does not connect)
Is it possible that AT&T is blocking my data access because I’m using a Prepaid plan? There is a bullet on my services summary that says “use of devices as mobile hotspot is not allowed”. Is the Pepwave considered a mobile hotspot? It’s worked in the past so I’m just trying to figure out why it’s not working now.