Simple Mobile APN Settings | Step-by-Step Guide

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Access Point Name or APN is actually a gateway that is used by your mobile phone and your internet provider to connect to the internet. This APN is used by the network provider to find and allocate the correct IP to the mobile device that can be used to identify the device on the network. Thus, you must know about Simple Mobile APN Settings.

Technically speaking, the APN settings that are fed into the mobile is what the mobile reads to establish a connection between the phone and your network provider which will then be used to connect to the public internet. For example, the APN used by T-mobile is epc.tmobile.com, for AT&T modems it is isp.cingular.

There are many fields in the APN Settings, but the most important ones are- APN, APN Type, MMSC (Multimedia Messaging Service) and Proxy. Every phone comes with a few default APN settings which will allow making calls.

But unless you are part of the 4 worldwide leaders in Mobile Network communication- At&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon, where the default APN’s allow usage of all the services, you will need to modify your APN to use other services like internet, MMS, etc.

Most of the service providers will send you the required APN settings once you connect to their network. But this becomes a big problem for the locked phone provided by service providers, like the ability to manually change APN settings is disabled/blocked on these phones.

Simple Mobile is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator or MVNO which is based on the T-Mobile infrastructure as it rents the unused data packages and air-time from T-Mobile and provides it to their customers.

Thus if you have a Simple Mobile network on your phone and you want to use the data package, then the Simple Mobile APN settings will help your phone connect to the Simple Mobile network and allow you to use the internet services as per your plan.

In this article, we provide an in-depth guide for you to set up your phone with the Simple Mobile APN settings in the correct manner.

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Take Extra precaution

Although not a proper step that you need to follow to establish the Simple Mobile APN settings, this is more of a general precautionary warning. The format is essential when considering APN settings.

So take extra care to follow the settings given in the article verbatim! The Simple Mobile APN settings are particular to the exact text provided, hence entering the wrong text (which includes punctuations, case and numbers used).

The overall process of configuring the APN settings has 3 steps- Step 1: Access the APN settings in the Settings Menu, Step 2: Delete older settings, Step 3: Enter new APN Settings, and Step 4: Save settings and restart your phone.

Now Step 1 and Step 3 are platform specific, hence in the following sections we have discussed how to perform them on Android, Windows OS, iOS and Blackberry.

But Step 2 and 4 are common to all the platforms. Before entering the Simple Mobile APN settings, delete the previous APN settings that are present on your phone. Since the settings are not working, there is no point in keeping them.

Removing them will only decrease any chances of confusing the old and the new settings (since there may be a minute change in the text, the difference may be very subtle) and ensure that you put the correct settings.

For Android: Configuring Simple Mobile APN Settings

  • In your Android phone, go to the More options in the Settings Menu. In the resultant drop down list, you will find a Mobile Networks option, which you will have to select to find the Access Point Names Menu options. Hence Settings–>More–>Mobile networks–>Access Point Names–>Menu.
  • Delete Older APN settings
  • Enter Simple Mobile APN settings.
Simple Mobile APN Settings for Android
Simple Mobile APN Settings for Android

Now you will have to enter the following Simple Mobile APN Settings:

Name: T-Mobile Data
APN: simple
Proxy: Not Required
Port: Not Required
Username: Not Required
Password: Not Required
Server: Not Required
MMSC: http://smpl.mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
MMS proxy: leave it blank
MMS port: leave it blank
MCC: 310
MNC: 260
Authentication type: Not Required or just use the default value shown

We are further listing a number of alternate APN Settings that you can try out on your Android phone:

Alternate APN Settings #1:
APN Name: simple
APN: simple
Proxy: Not Required
Port: Not Required
Username: Not Required
Password: Not Required
Server: Not Required
MMSC: http://smpl.mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
MMS Proxy: Not Required
MMS Port: Not Required
MCC: 310
MNC: 260
Authentication Type: Not Required
APN Type: default,supl,mms,hipri,fota
Protocol: IPv6
APN Roaming Protocol: IPv6
Bearer:
MVNO Type: GID

Alternate APN Settings #2:

APN Name: simple
APN: simple
Proxy: Not Required
Port: Not Required
Username: Not Required
Password: Not Required
Server: Not Required
MMSC: http://smpl.mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
MMS Proxy: Not Required
MMS Port: Not Required
MCC: 310
MNC: 260
Authentication Type: PAP
APN Type: default,supl,mms,hipri,fota
Protocol: IPv6
APN Roaming Protocol: IPv6
Bearer: Not Required
MVNO Type: Not Required

Alternate APN Settings #3:

APN Name: simple
APN: simple
Proxy: Not Required
Port: Not Required
Username: Not Required
Password: Not Required
Server: Not Required
MMSC: http://smpl.mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
MMS Proxy: Not Required
MMS Port: Not Required
MCC: 310
MNC: 260
Authentication Type: PAP
APN Type: default,supl,mms,hipri,fota
Protocol: IPv6
Roaming Protocol: IPv6
Bearer: Not Required
MVNO Type: GID
Step 4: Save and Restart

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For iOS: Configuring Simple Mobile APN Settings

  • Access APN Settings Menu. To configure the APN settings on your iPhone, you will have to access the Cellular Data Network options. To do this, select the General Settings option in the Settings Menu, then choose Select Network and finally select the Select Cellular Data Network option.
  • Delete older settings
  • Simple Mobile APN Settings.
Simple Mobile APN Settings for iOS
Simple Mobile APN Settings for iOS

Now you will have to enter the following Simple Mobile APN Settings:

APN Name: simple
Username: Leave Blank
Password: leave Blank

For MMS, use the following settings:

APN: simple
Username: blank
Password: blank
MMSC: http://smpl.mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
MMS Proxy: 216.155.165.50:8080
Message Size: 1048576
MMS UA Prof URL: http://www.apple.com/mms/uaprof.rdf

  • Save and Restart.

For Blackberry: Configuring Simple Mobile APN Settings

Simple Mobile Network with BIS service will allow you to use your Blackberry for all the services (internet, MMS, etc.) without having to change the APN settings manually.

This is because once you insert your Simple Mobile SIM into the Blackberry, then the Simple Mobile APN Settings will be automatically activated in your Blackberry.

Simple Mobile APN Settings for BlackBerry
Simple Mobile APN Settings for BlackBerry

But, you may experience some problems while accessing certain websites or applications. In such cases, just follow these steps to solve the problem:

  • Select the Advance Options menu present in your Settings menu.
  • Open the TCP (or TCP/IP) menu.
  • Locate the ‘APN Settings Enabled’ checkbox.
  • Under the APN field enter ‘simple’ and leave all the boxes blank.
  • Save the settings and try accessing the previously blocked website or app.

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For Windows OS: Configuring Simple Mobile APN Settings

  • Access the APN Settings Menu. From the App List, open the Settings menu and select the Cellular menu options. You will have first to put it to Highest Connection Speed settings. Now select the Add Internet APN option.
  • Delete the older settings.
  • Enter Simple Mobile APN settings.
Simple Mobile APN Settings for Windows Smartphones
Simple Mobile APN Settings for Windows Smartphones

Enter the following Simple Mobile APN Settings:

APN: simple
Username: Leave Blank
Password: Leave Blank
Proxy server (URL): Leave Blank
Proxy port: Leave Blank
IP type: IPv4

For MMS APN, enter the following settings:

APN: simple
Username: leave blank
Password: leave blank
WAP gateway (URL): proxy.mobile.att.net
Wap gateway port: 80
MMSC (URL): http://smpl.mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
MMSC port: leave blank
Maximum MMS size: 1MB
IP type: IPv4

  • Save and Restart.

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