If your Sprint Mobile Broadband Card is not preactivated, Sprint Connection Manager automatically detects that no account has been configured when you run it for the first time. It then runs the Activation Wizard to guide you through the activation and configuration process.
To set up your account, you will be contacting Sprint.
Before you call Sprint, have these things ready:
Your Sprint Mobile Broadband Card
Your Social Security number
Your driver's license number
The city and state where the device will be primarily used
A pen and paper to write down your account information. Your package includes
a printed Getting Started guide, where you can record this information.
When you call Sprint, we will help you select your service plan and guide you through the activation process. They will also provide you with this information:
Your card's activation code (gives you access to configure the account)
Your card's phone number (MDN)
Your card's MSID (Mobile System ID) code, used for WLNP (Wireless Local Number
Portability) and to determine whether you are "home" or "roaming"
To activate an account and configure your Aircard® 595 by Sierra Wireless, perform the following steps:
NOTE: If the Activation Wizard has not started automatically:
Ensure the Sprint Mobile Broadband Card is inserted, and Sprint Connection
Manager is running. If Sprint Connection Manager is not running, if you are
using Windows XP, select Start, select All Programs, select Sprint,
and then select Sprint Connection Manager. If you are using Windows
2000, select Start, select Programs, select Sprint, and
then select Sprint Connection Manager.
Sprint Connection Manager should display Disconnected.
If Sprint Connection Manager displays Device Locked, unlock the card.
If Sprint Connection Manager displays Device powered off, power on the
Start the Activation Wizard. Select Menu, select Settings,
select Sprint Vision - Sierra Wireless, and then select Activation
Once the Activation Wizard is running, to begin activation of the Sprint
Mobile Broadband Card, click Next.
Call Sprint at the phone number listed on the screen. Click Next.
Give the account representative your ESN (Electronic Serial Number) or MEID
(Mobile Equipment IDentifier) number as displayed by the Activation Wizard.
Enter the activation code provided by the account representative, and then
Enter the phone number (no spaces or hyphens) and, if not the same value as
the phone number, the MSID value given by the account representative, and then
click Next. A confirmation window will be displayed.
Confirm with the service representative that the information is correct. If it
is, click Yes. If it is not, click No, and then re-enter the
Click Finish to close the Activation Wizard.
Wait a few moments for the Sprint Mobile Broadband Card to reset
automatically. Depending on your configuration, an IOTA session may
After Sprint sets up your account on the network, your Sprint Mobile Broadband Card should be configured and ready for use.