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Getting started on an Android device

Please follow the Quick Start Guide

Please insert Surfroam SIM into your unlocked mobile device SLOT 1 and configure it to use the Surfroam service.
Then please do next:

Make sure that there are enough funds on your Surfroam SIM balance

Ensure that the power is turned off on your device

Remove the old SIM (if one is installed), pop out the matching sized Surfroam SIM, install it in your device and power up your device

Check that the Mobile data service is Activated

Set mobile data type to 3G or AUTO (2G/3G/4G)

Check that the Data Roaming service is Activated

Check that the "Automatic Carrier Selection" switch is ON

Set APN depending on your device to be connected in any country.
Menu options vary between devices.
You need to ensure that the following configuration settings are made for Android.

Please find your model here at the instruction portal.

Choose “Set up Internet" and follow instruction step by step

On step “Enter Internet information”, please enter:

Name: globaldata

APN: globaldata

Proceed to end and restart your device

Turn Wi-Fi OFF

Your device is now configured to use Surfroam for mobile data. You may have to wait up to 5 minutes for the SIM card, local network and the Surfroam service provider to update each other to allow you to use local data for the first time in a new country.

It's a good idea to check any apps you have running for those that are using push notifications or mobile data, turning off any that are unnecessary. This will reduce the amount of mobile data you'll be using. Email and social media apps often use data in the background.

Then a constant 3G mark/signal appears in the status bar please check connection, for example, open the internet browser and check


If a 3G signal is not come up, some error is shown on a screen during network search, or no connection in a browser, please do next: go to carrier/network selection and switch it to manual mode (turn off auto), then wait to get a list of available networks.

Then choose a few networks one by one. After a few tries, please switch carrier/network selection mode back to auto and wait a few minutes to get a constant signal, then check connection, for example, open the internet browser and check

To get connected in a MiFi device, please use the following instruction

Updated on: 09/09/2022

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