metroPCS APN Settings | Step by Step Guide

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Be it through social media or your local retail store, if you are an American, you have heard of metroPCS. Thus, you must know about metroPCS APN Settings.

metroPCS (yes, with a small ‘m’) is a USA based prepaid wireless service provider. It was founded in 1994 by Roger D. Linquist and Malcolm Lorang.

metroPCS was a network giant in USA operating it’s sixth largest telecommunications network on the pillar of “code division multiple access” (CDMA) technology.

In October 2012, the networking giant struck a deal with another competitor now known as T-Mobile USA, Inc. which eventually lead to the merge of both.

They now operate under the umbrella of T-Mobile US, Inc. providing text, call and data plans using GSM, HSPA, HSPA+ and 4G LTE.
Access Point Name (APN) is required for network carriers to distinguish between different consumers and helps in allocating specific data plans and IP Address to each user.

While your SIM should automatically allocate the settings for APN upon activation, it can also be done manually in a few steps.

It is not uncommon to encounter problems while surfing the web and there can be many reasons. It never hurts to make sure your APN is set straight because it is one of the primary reasons for any device misbehaving while consuming data.

Also, there are cases when we have to reset our device whether it be for removal of malware or just to start fresh as a new device. In such cases, the APN settings might need to be configured manually which can be a hassle to many.

Kick back and relax! We have got you covered.

Today we have assembled a guide to show you how to set the APN settings for metroPCS in various popular operating systems.

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metroPCS APN Settings for Android

  • Open “Settings”
  • Choose “Wireless and Communication” / “More.”
  • Open “Mobile Networks”
  • Select “Access Point Name”
  • Tap on the symbolic three dots for menu or the plus (+) icon.
  • Select “Add new APN.”
metroPCS APN Settings for Android
metroPCS APN Settings for Android
  • Fill in the following boxes as shown:
    • Name: MetroPCS
    • APN: fast.metropcs.com
    • Proxy: Not Required
    • Port: Not Required
    • Username: Not Required
    • Password: Not Required
    • Server: Not Required
    • MMSC: http:// metropcs.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
    • MMS proxy: leave it blank
    • MMS port: leave it blank
    • MCC: 310
    • MNC: 16
    • Authentication type: Not Required or just use the default value shown

metroPCS APN Settings for iPhone/iOS

  • Open “Settings”
  • Choose “Cellular Data”
  • Open “Cellular Data Network”
  • Fill the following boxes as shown:
  • Cellular Data:
    • APN: fast.metropcs.com
    • Username: Not Required
    • Password: Not Required
metroPCS APN Settings for iPhone/iOS
metroPCS APN Settings for iPhone/iOS
  • MMS (Optional):
  • APN: fast.metropcs.com
  • Username:
  • Password:
  • MMSC: http://metropcs.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapnec
  • MMS Proxy:
  • Max Message Size: 1048576
  • MMS URL: http://www.apple.com/mms/uaprof.rdf

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metroPCS APN Settings for Blackberry

  • Open “Settings”
  • Select “Network and Connections”
  • Open “Mobile Networks”
  • Choose “APN” (Tap on the gear icon)
metroPCS APN Settings for Blackberry
metroPCS APN Settings for Blackberry
  • Fill the following boxes as shown:
    • APN: fast.metropcs.com
    • Username: Not Required
    • Password: Not Required
    • Authentication Type: None
    • MMSC URL: http://metropcs.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapnec
    • Proxy URL: None

metroPCS APN Settings for Windows Smartphones

  • Open “Settings”
  • Select “Cellular + SIM.”
  • Choose SIM 1 or 2 (Where your metroPCS SIM is)
  • Open “SIM Settings”
  • Tap on “Add Internet APN”
metroPCS APN Settings for Windows Smartphones
metroPCS APN Settings for Windows Smartphones
  • Fill the following boxes as shown:
    • APN: fast.metropcs.com
    • Username: Not Required
    • Password: Not Required
    • Authentication Type: None
    • Proxy URL: None
    • Proxy Port: None
    • IP Type: IPv4

The path to reach the APN settings may vary from device to device depending on the OS, ROM installed and the version update. The easiest way is to search for “Access Point Name” in Settings if the option is there.

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Final Words

The APN settings are usually easy to find, just tap open all the settings which seems related to the network. Happy searching!

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