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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Internet or Phone Calls not Working on your Sprint Phone Fix

Sprint Phone
Service Update Codes

These are the ## codes for activating or updating the service on your Sprint phone. You will usually have to run these after activating a used device as it will not automatically look for service when you turn it on. I would always start by Hard Resetting any used phone that you may have to activate again but just in case you do not want to erase everything off that phone you can force the activation with the following codes -

##update# (##873283#) Which updates the service to the phone. This can also help with weak connection and kicking on the internet when it is not working.

##clear# (##25327#) This one actually erases the previous programing and forces the phone to reprogram the phone. I have seen cases where Sprint phones will work after running the ##update# but with some quirks, for instance I switched phones with one of my employees and anytime he called me it came up as my Voicemail. I know weird, well ##clear# will fix any of those little quirks that come from using someones old phone.

Of course once again if you don't care about the info on the phone just hard reset it. The phone will go through the activation process like a new device and there should be no need for these codes.  Also on any iPhone device you can just go to Settings->General->Reset->Reset Network Settings. This will only force the programming and will not delete anything from your phone.

HTC 10 Factory Reset / Hard Reset

How to Factory Data Reset the HTC 10

Forgot your pattern or password? Maybe trying to sell your old phone and just want to wipe all your personal data off the phone. Well whatever your reason is here's how to set the HTC 10 back to Factory Default with a Hard Reset using the Hardware Key's. Warning!!! Make sure you remove your memory card before hard resetting any phone so you don't lose all those pictures! Also make sure to have your Gmail logins handy as you will need to login to them after the reset to get past the Factory Reset Protection.

- HTC 10 Hard Reset Instructions -

Step 1. Power off the phone using the Power key.

Step 2. Power on the Phone by pushing and holding the following keys Down Volume+Power. Let go once you see a screen that resembles Android Recovery.

Step 3. Use Volume Down to highlight Bootloader and press Power to confirm.

Step 4. You should now be in the Bootloader. Use Volume Down to highlight Boot into Recovery and press Power to confirm.

Step 5. Use the Volume Down button to highlight Wipe Data / Factory Reset and then press Power to confirm. Highlight Yes and press Power to confirm.

Step 6. You done! The phone has been set back to factory default and erased of all user data. Just login to the Gmail that was previously on the phone and your good to go!

Here's a video showing you how to get this done step by step. Please visit my YouTube channel and hit subscribe!


Thanks for reading make sure to check out other articles on this blog to learn all you can on your phone!

Sprint Variable Payment Options

Sprint Variable DownPayment
Option Explanation

Ever gone to try and get phones from a carrier and not been able to due to high down payment or deposits? Well Sprint is trying to make it easier for people with lower credit scores to get a major nationwide carrier. With Variable Down Payments for leasing you get multiple options with different down payments. For example, if your required to put $50 down there may be an option to put $0 yet pay more per month. This will also work in the reverse, maybe instead of $50 you want to put $100 to lower your monthly charge of the lease. It is also possible to change the lease duration to a longer time period to lower the monthly payment, you can pick a 3 year lease instead of the standard 2 year for example which would reduce the monthly payment. I cannot say I would want to be stuck in a 3 year lease for a phone but I am sure some people out there may see this as the better option. You have to give them credit Sprint really seems to be trying to give as many options to get new people to join up, I hope it's panning out for them. 

This option is only available to lower credit class individuals and there are still some even lower credit classes which will not be offered a variable payment. You can still always bring your own phone to Sprint now and get a sim card for free. There is no charge for this except what the store charges you for the sim card (there isn't even an Activation fee!). You don't even have to pay your first months service. Your device must either be unlocked or a Sprint device, they do not activate Sprint prepaid devices on the regular Sprint network. Not sure why but they cannot. There is also no commitment to stay a Sprint customer when you sign up using equipment you already owned (no contract or lease) and you are eligible to upgrade right away. This is a great way to try out a company before making any commitment but you could end up losing out on some new activation promotions that may be going on. 

For more information on Variable Down Payments on leasing Sprint phones check out your local Sprint store.