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APN Settings / Using Non-Bell MTS Devices

If you have purchased a device from somewhere other than a Bell MTS store that requires access to data (e.g. a smartphone), you need to program our Access Point Names (APNs) to ensure that your data services work (e.g. accessing the Internet; sending media messages; accessing our mobile storefronts).

Before you get started, please note:

  1. You cannot enter APNs into a device that has been locked to another carrier.
  2. To work on the Bell MTS network, your device must support the Bell MTS network bands (UMTS/HSPA 850/1900 MHz or LTE 1700/2100 MHz).
  3. Once the Bell MTS APN is programmed, you may need to re-enter it when upgrading software on your device.
  4. Depending on the Operating System, there are different programming instructions as outlined below.

If you have any questions about your device, please contact a Bell MTS store. It is important to understand that these steps are general guidance and may vary by device.

What is an Access Point Name (APN)?

Cellular devices use APN(s) to request data services from the Bell MTS 4G wireless network. If you do not program the Bell MTS APN into your device, you may experience difficulties accessing the Internet, sending media messages, or accessing our mobile storefronts.

Android™ Operating System (OS)

These steps outline how to correctly enter the APN(s) into an Android OS device (these steps are general guidance and as such may not exactly resemble every Android device menu options).

  • Note that when entering the APN(s) into an Android device, you are encouraged to create two APN profiles to help ensure that data will function while roaming.

From the Home Screen:
Menu > Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names > Menu > New APN

First APN Profile
Name: MTS1
APN: sp.mts
Proxy: Not Set
Port: Not Set
Username: Not Set
Server: Not Set
MMSC: http://mmsc2.mts.net/
MMS Proxy: wapgw1.mts.net
MMS Port: 9401
MCC: Should be auto set to 302
MNC: Should be auto set to 660
Authentication type: Not Set
APN: Not Set

Tap Menu > Save.

Tap Menu > New APN (proceed to entering second APN profile).

Second APN Profile
Name: MTS2
APN: internet.mts
Proxy: Not Set
Port: Not Set
Username: Not Set
Server: Not Set
MMSC: Not Set
MMS Proxy: Not Set
MMS Port: Not Set
MCC: Should be auto set to 302
MNC: Should be auto set to 660 or 370
Authentication type: Not Set
APN: Not Set

Tap Menu > Save and then reboot the device to apply the settings.

Internet Tethering:
APN: internet.mts
Username: Leave Blank
Password: Leave Blank
Apple iOS

Bell MTS APN information is automatically populated into the device upon entering an Bell MTS SIM card. Manual entry of APN(s) will not be available when this has occurred. In the instance the APN(s) are not automatically loaded, users can manually enter them by directing to the following location from the Home Screen: Settings > General > Network > Cellular Data Network

For iPad, users can manually enter APN(s) by accessing Settings > Cellular Data > APN Settings

Cellular Data:
APN: sp.mts
Username: Leave Blank
Password: Leave Blank
MMS:
APN: sp.mts
Username: Leave Blank
Password: Leave Blank
MMSC: http://mmsc2.mts.net/
MMS Proxy: wapgw1.mts.net
MMS Max Message Size: 512000
Internet Tethering:
APN: internet.mts
Username: Leave Blank
Password: Leave Blank
Windows Phone 7

Start (menu) Button

  1. Choose Settings from the program list.
  2. Make sure the system settings are selected in the panorama (and not the application settings).
  3. Scroll down to cellular.
  4. Click on the edit APN button to hard reset your Windows Phone 7 device.
  5. Enter the APN settings: sp.mts, leave username and password blank.
  6. Confirm by clicking on the left check icon in the slide-up menu.
BlackBerry® OS

For a BlackBerry, the majority of the required APNs will be delivered when you activate your device. There is one exception, the TCP/IP parameter:

  1. From the main screen, view all desktop icons.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Select Device.
  4. Select Advanced System Settings.
  5. Select TCP/IP.
  6. Place a check mark on APN Settings Enabled, Type sp.mts into the APN field.
  7. Save the changes, the TCP IP set up process is now complete.

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