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I don't have an answer, but I'll be watching this. I had a Fuse on FreedomPop, and I've thought about having it ready to use on Tello as a "what if" solution.
As a data point: I moved my Fuse to Ting for a couple of months after the FreedomPop/Ting transition, and it worked with no additional effort on Ting. (Hands-free provisioning worked.) During my stay at Ting, I wanted to switch from the Fuse to a phone-- which the system did not allow without assistance from Ting. Ting explained that the number assigned (the old FreedomPop number) was a 'data only' line, so a phone couldn't be swapped in to that number. Ting gave me a new number, which allowed the phone to swap in. But that now makes me wonder if there might be a difference somewhere in the Sprint system between a data line, and a phone line, and if that might be applicable to your situation.
Hi Chelle, no luck so far but I just discovered something quirky that I have to investigate later when I have more time. The quirkiness is that I have been trying to admin the Fuse from a Macbook using chrome with the bad results and minimal feedback from the Fuse... on a whim I tried to admin from an iPhone and saw an entire series of status screens that were NOT visible from the Mac that described each step of the Hands Free activation (attempt) that still eventually failed.
I'm 2,000 miles away from my Netgear Fuse, right now, so I'm having to work from memory instead of being able to get hands-on.
I think that you might be trying to Edit the existing APN, which I don't think will work. What you need to do is to create a NEW APN, save it, and then select that one when you're done. If you try to modify the existing preconfigured APN I think it will automatically revert back when you try to save it.
Let me know if that works!
1) Have you verified the SIM card installed matches the ICCID used when activating device MEID with Tello? If so, is the SIM card installed properly?
2) Are you able to factory reset?
Yes, first approach in original post.
3) Are you able to install most recent Netgear/Sprint firmware?
No as that is initiated through the WiFi web based interface but is/(should be) updated over the nonexistent data connection
If the device is failing HFA, I don't see how cellular data can be provisioned properly. I'm not sure the APN settings are relevant until the device completes HFA successfully.
It's hard to tell whether it's a compatibility issue, a line provisioning issue, or ? I've found email support to be pretty good with sticky issues.
Did you swap the Fuse into an existing line, or start a new line?