What are the generic APN settings for Internet, MMS and tethering on my phone?

What are the generic APN settings for Internet, MMS and tethering on my phone?

This info will help you enter the correct Access Point Name (APN) to allow you to access the internet, send MMS (picture messages) or use your device for tethering and personal hot spots.

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

APN Name3G4GWhat's it used for?
 YESINTERNET Yes Yes To connect to the internet
 MMS Yes Yes To send and receive MMS
 VirginInternet Yes No Connect 3G-only services to the internet
 VirginWAP Yes No Restricts access to internet + enables WAP

 

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

 

Generic APN Settings

  • Each APN is not case sensitive
  • Authentication Type and APN Type are not always essential 

YESINTERNET

MMS

Name: YESINTERNET
APN: YESINTERNET
Proxy:
Port:
Username:
Password:
Server:
MMSC:
MMS Proxy:
MMS Port:
MMS Protocol (Android 2.1+): WAP 2.0
MCC: 505
MNC: 02
Auth Type: PAP
APN Type: internet or default

Name: MMS
APN: 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
MCC: 505
MNC: 02
Auth Type: PAP
APN Type: mms

 

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.

Other 3G Handsets

You will receive an SMS containing the configuration settings within 24 hours of placing your SIM into other 3G phones however you can also push these settings.

Started ‎19-10-2012 by
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