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Internet Settings/APN Settings/MMS Settings/Carrier Frequencies

Posted by Francis Kwedza on September 13, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Internet Settings/APN Settings/MMS Settings/Carrier Frequencies

When you use an unlocked phone on a carrier overseas the phone and texting will work right off the bat, but internet and picture messaging won’t. To get them to work (or to get them to work well), you need to input the appropriate APN settings into the device so it knows how to access the internet.

Also phones and carriers have different 3G and 4G frequencies that they run on so you need to know what frequency your phone uses for 3G/4G and what the carrier uses as well. We’ve taken the time to list the 3G or 4G frequency for each of the carriers below to help make it easier for you. All you need to do is find what frequencies your phone runs on. To do that, head to our Device Specs section and search for your device at the top right. Once it brings up your device’s specs, simply look for the 3G and 4G frequencies listed and take note of them to make sure they match that carrier’s frequencies below.

Here we have compiled a list of our favorite GSM carriers around the world and their best internet settings and MMS settings.  Any section that is blank, please leave blank or leave the default value that the device automatically put in it.

Let us know how these worked for you or if you have better settings for a carrier or settings for a carrier we don’t have by using the contact us form on the right or bottom of this page.

Curious what these settings are for? Check out our complete guide for using your phone overseas.

Here is how to input the below APN settings for each of the major mobile operating systems:

Android (4.2.1)

  1. Pull down the notification shade.
  2. Select the button at the top right to be taken to the quick options menu.
  3. Select Settings at the top right.
  4. Select More.
  5. Select Mobile Networks.
  6. Select Access Point Names.
  7. Tap the three dots at the bottom right and select New APN.
  8. Enter the information for each field for the carrier you are using from the list of settings below.
  9. When you’ve entered everything, tap the three dots in the bottom right corner and select Save.
  10. Now tap the empty dot to the right of the new APN to select it.
  11. Wait 2 mins and then try to access a website from your internet browser.

iPhone/iOS:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select Cellular.
  4. Select Cellular Data Network.
  5. Turn ON Mobile Data if it is off.
  6. Select APN.
  7. Enter the information for each field for the carrier you are using from the list of settings below.
  8. Hit the Home button.
  9. Wait 2 mins and then try to access a website from your internet browser.

Windows Phone:

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Select Cellular.
  3. Select Add Internet APN.
  4. Enter the information for each field for the carrier you are using from the list of settings below.
  5. Wait 2 mins and then try to access a website from your internet browser.

Internet Settings/APN Settings/MMS Settings/Carrier Frequencies

MTN -

3G Frequency – 2100mhz

Name: MTN
APN: internet
Proxy:
Port:
Username:
Password:
Server:
MMSC:
MMS Proxy:
MMS Port:
MCC:
MNC:
Authentication Type:
APN Type:
APN Protocol:
APN Roaming Protocol:

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