APN settings for Internet, MMS and tethering

APN settings for Internet, MMS and tethering

This info will help you enter the correct settings to allow you to access the internet, send MMS  or use your phone for tethering and personal hot spots. This is referred to as APN (Access Point Name) settings.

Note: If you have a tablet or modem take a look at our Broadband APN settings 

Differences between the APNs

Virgin Mobile customers can utilise either the YESINTERNET or VirginInternet APN's depending on the type of phone you have. The differences between the two are outlined below.

APN NameDeviceWhat's it used for?
 YESINTERNET 3G/4G To connect to the internet
 MMS 3G/4G To send and receive MMS
 VirginInternet 3G Connect 3G-only services to the internet
 VirginWAP 3G Restricts access to internet + enables WAP

 

Generic APN Settings

  • Each APN is not case sensitive
  • Authentication Type and APN Type are not always essential
Settings YESINTERNET MMS
Name YESINTERNET MMS
APN YESINTERNET MMS
Proxy  
Port  
Username  
Password  
Server    
MMSC   http://mmsc.optus.com.au:8002/
MMS Proxy   61.88.190.10
MMS Port   8070
MMS Protocol (Android 2.1+) WAP 2.0 WAP 2.0
MCC 505 505
MNC 02 02
Auth Type PAP PAP
APN Type internet or default MMS

 

Settings VirginInternet VirginMMS
Name VirginInternet VirginMMS
APN VirginInternet VirginMMS
Proxy    
Port    
Username    
Password    
Server    
MMSC   http://mms.virginvibe.com.au:8002/
MMS Proxy   202.139.83.152
MMS Port   8070 or 9201
MMS Protocol (Android 2.1+)    
MCC 505 505
MNC 02 02
Auth Type Normal PAP
APN Type internet or default MMS

  

The charging increments and excess data charges differ depending on the internet APN used:

APNPrepaidPostpaid
YESINTERNET 12¢/MB deducted in 1MB units 5.2¢/ MB deducted in 1kb units
VirginInternet $2.05/MB deducted in 1kb units 5.2¢/ MB deducted in 1kb units

 

 

How to enter APN Settings


iPhone

APN settings are automatically updated to YESINTERNET and MMS when syncing an iPhone with iTunes and MMS will work if MMS and Mobile Data have been enabled.

iPhone Personal Hotspots can be turned ON/OFF under Settings > Personal Hotspot

If you're a Prepaid iPhone user - ensure you have 4G enabled on your Prepaid service to enjoy iPhone Personal Hotspots. See: How to enable 4G

Android

If Packet Data is turned on in Mobile Data/Networks then:

  1. Select Settings
  2. More Networks or More... or Wireless & Networks or Mobile Data or Mobile Networks
  3. Mobile Data or Mobile Networks
  4. Access Point Names
  5. Press Menu Button (Sony = bottom right, others = bottom left)
  6. Select New APN (or Reset to default if the phone came from Virgin Mobile)

Windows Phone

1. Select Settings 
2. Access Point Name
3. Add 
4. Internet APN 
5. MMS APN (scroll down to view)

If settings are locked or cannot be changed on your Windows Phone please contact the manufacturer.

 

Started ‎19-10-2012 by
Modified 4 weeks ago by