Do you do mobile app testing? Then maybe you need a getting started checklist to help you with your device settings. One thing has not changed in the (nearly) 10 years since mobile internet got started - we still have to check and change device settings.


Check .. Does the mobile operator name show in the status bar?

  • if it says No Carrier it wont work

Check - you have a data connection – can you open any app or browse to a web page.

  • if there is no H or 3G or E symbol then you need to check the data connections

Check - Dial any number from the phone ..

  • if it tells you have No Credit or Number Restrictions then you’ll need to fix this

Check .. Dial *#100# press Send .. the USSD command will run and the notification will show your phone number


Now you can open your mobile app to check that you can login ok and everything is working right.

Tags: App, Mobile, Testing

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