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Setting up the Appropriate APN for your Nexus 4

November 17, 2012 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Now that those who were actually able to order their Nexus 4 are now getting them. Some got them yesterday and others will be receiving them on Monday or Tuesday of next week. It’s probably a good time to show you how to set up your APN (Access Point Name) on your Nexus 4, especially if you’re using a Prepaid carrier like Straight Talk. Now if you’re on a postpaid plan on AT&T or T-Mobile, you most likely don’t need to set these up because they are already pre-loaded on your SIM card, but sometimes in rooted, and flashing your phone your APN could get messed up so we’ll cover that as well.

Prepaid Carriers

The image above gives you the information for setting your APN for Straight Talk, T-Mobile’s Monthly 4G, Red Pocket Mobile and Simple Mobile. Those are the most common prepaid carriers that the Nexus 4 is or will be used on. Now, how do you get there to edit your APN or create a new one. That’ll be covered further down in this post. Feel free to skip the postpaid section if you’re on a prepaid carrier or plan.

Postpaid Carriers

For T-Mobile postpaid users, here is the information you’ll need to set up your APN correctly:

  • Name: T-Mobile
  • APN: epc.tmobile.com
  • Proxy: <Not set>
  • Port: <Not set>
  • Username: <Not set>
  • Password: <Not set>
  • Server: <Not set>
  • MMSC: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
  • MMS proxy: <Not set>
  • MMS port: <Not set>
  • MMS protocol: WAP 2.0
  • MCC: 310
  • MNC: 260
  • Authentication type: <Not set>
  • APN type: <Not Set> OR Internet+MMS (depending on software version)

And for AT&T postpaid users, here’s the info you’ll need:

  • APN: phone
  • mmsc: http://mmsc.mobile.att.net
  • mms proxy: proxy.mobile.att.net
  • MMS port: 80
  • MCC:310
  • MNC:410
  • APN type: default,supl,mms,hipri

How to edit your APN Settings

This is the, somewhat easy part. Going to edit your APN Settings is actually pretty easy.

  1. Go into Settings
  2. Select More, just below data usage
  3. Select Mobile Networks
  4. Next Select Access Point Names
  5. At the bottom of the screen you’ll see the menu button, tap it
  6. Then select New APN and enter the information given above for the carrier and plan your on.
  7. Once the information is put in, select the menu key again and hit Save.
  8. And That’s it!

Setting up or editing your APN is not hard at all. But most people don’t know where it is, but you do now. Stay tuned to Android Headlines as we bring you more Nexus 4 coverage in the coming days.