Whenever an Android user couldn’t get a text message, chat, or call through, it’s often because of a “Not Registered on Network” error.
Why does this happen?
There are quite a few reasons why this happens on a user’s Android device. On a more technical explanation, this error occurs whenever a user’s service provider isn’t notified of his or her device’s IMEI number. It could also be that the firmware isn’t currently up to date or the device is running on an earlier version or a software update.
Believe it or not, this error is a common occurrence among different Android users. It even occurs despite deciding to root the device. Therefore, solutions can be as easy as 1 2 3. Here’s what you can do:
1.) It could be a network problem. Connect to a wireless network connection and do a software update.
2.) Manually update your APN settings. Go on to your Wireless and Networks settings, choose “Mobile Network”, > “Access Point Names” > “Menu” > “New”, then fill in the required APN setting of your current mobile carrier.
3.) Try selecting your own network. Go to your phone settings, choose “Wireless and Networks” then tap “Mobile Networks”. After that, go for “Network Operators to select your own network.
Sim Card Issues
4.) First, check your sim card if it’s properly placed. If not, go ahead and correct how it’s placed.
5.) If it’s still not working, try switching to a different sim card. If the new one doesn’t have the same “Not registered on network” error then it’s definitely the root of the problem.
And If All Else Fails…
In the end, if you have exhausted all your options, seek the assistance of an Android expert or your mobile service carrier. You’ll never know how it can help you.