Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017

AT&T APN Settings

If you want a comprehensive guide on how to change your AT&T APN Settings, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve included a step by step guide to programming your mobile device with the correct data network configurations. Our guide highlights the access point name for ATT and how to program it. We also tell you more about the ATT WAP and hspa APN settings.

As an AT&T user, you are part of a large network with wide coverage. The upgrade to 4G LTE data connection is something you will want to take advantage of, now that it’s available for AT&T! If you bought your device locked to AT&T, then it’s likely that your phone is already configured properly. If this is the case, this is just good knowledge to bring around! If not and you are an owner of an unlocked phone, you will appreciate a guide to help you navigate the AT&T APN settings for a great connection with your device.

Why Do I Need The ATT Acces Point Name?

Perhaps you are a proud owner of an AT&T NextGenPhone and received it from the carrier itself. While it’s true that everything you need should already be settled, there are some events where you might turn up grateful for understanding APN settings.

AT&T 4G LTE APN Settings can be learned online or you could find help from their customer service website or dial their hotline. The carrier has given its customers many venues to be able to figure out how to use the AT&T MMS settings and Data settings properly and efficiently. What we offer here is a comprehensive guide to help you understand what you need to know if you run into difficulty with your data. After all, LTE is supposed to be the connection of the future – we should be able to use it to the best of its ability, anytime and anywhere!

 

Install The Correct APN Settings For AT&T

You can ask for help regarding AT&T Go Phone APN Settings or any other kind of phone or plan if you contact them. You can go about this a number of ways – for example, you can go to the nearest branch, call their hotline number, or simply access their help website beyond the FAQ page. Here is the process to program correct data settings for unlocked phones so that you can take full advantage of your 4G(HSPA+)/4G LTE connection. Since AT&T usually sets all the wireless and connectivity standards on its issued phones, these instructions are likely most helpful to those who are using an unlocked phone with their AT&T number.

  1. Verify your SIM card compatibility. In order to figure this out, think back and check when you got your AT&T SIM card. 4G LTE has been around for a while already and recent purchases of SIM cards are sure to be ready and configured. However, you SIM card by AT&T might be already outdated and you may need to move your number to an LTE-ready, active SIM. If your SIM card is sourced from another carrier, consult our other guides on APN and MMS settings.
  2. Verify your data plan compatibility. Depending on the data plan and contract you signed, you will be eligible for a data connection. If you did not choose a data plan or signed up for a lower class telecom plan that does not service data, then you may have to make an additional purchase to make your plan compatible. If you moved you current SIM to a new device, whether issued by AT&T, another carrier, or an unlocked phone, this may be the cause of an issue as well. This is especially true if AT&T was not informed of this change. The device could also weigh in for your data plan compatibility.
  3. Program non-AT&T device data settings. You might need to program your data settings for your device. This procedure depends on the operating system of the phone or device you are using.

 

A) AT&T Android Data Settings

When you plan to install the AT&T Settings on Android, first check on the class of your phone. Basic feature phones and older smartphones may still rely on wap.cingular APN for AT&T settings. In this case, nothing can be done as the default APN cannot support smartphone data connectivity.

To program your Android phone, do the following:

  1. Go to the Settings menu.
  2. Select Wireless & Networks. If it cannot be found, select More Networks or Connections, something to that effect.
  3. Select Mobile Networks.
  4. Select Access Point Names.
  5. Choose the option to add another APN. Look for this option on the menu or by tapping the plus sign.
  6. Enter the correct settings, using the table for reference.

 

In the below-presented table we’ve included all the AT&T Access Point Name Settings for Android:

DATA SETTINGSSMARTPHONESTABLETSSMARTWATCHES
NameNXTGENPHONEATT BroadbandPhone
APNNXTGENPHONEBroadbandPhone
ProxyNot setNot setNot set
PortNot setNot setNot set
UsernameNot setNot setNot set
PasswordNot setNot setNot set
ServerNot setNot setNot set
MMSChttp://Not setNot set
mmsc.mobile.att.net
MMS Proxyproxy.mobile.att.netNot setNot set
MMS Port80Not setNot set
MCC310310Not set
MNC410410Not set
Authentication TypeNoneNoneNone
APN Typedefault,mms,supl,hipridefault,mms,supl,hipri, fotaNot set
APN ProtocolIPv4EnabledNot set
BearerUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

7. Save the changes. Once you are returned to the APN menu, select the new APN.

B) ATT iOS Network Data Settings

For programming the AT&T Settings on a iOS phone e.g iPhone, accessing the APN settings menu may depend on your location. For US-based customers, do the following:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select Cellular.
  3. Select Cellular Data Options.
  4. Select Cellular Network.

For other customers, do the following:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select Mobile Data.
  3. Select Mobile Data Options.
  4. Select Mobile Data Network.

Fill in the appropriate fields with the information from the table:

DATA SETTINGSSMARTPHONESTABLETSSMARTWATCHES
NameNXTGENPHONEATT BroadbandPhone
APNNXTGENPHONEBroadbandPhone
ProxyNot setNot setNot set
PortNot setNot setNot set
UsernameNot setNot setNot set
PasswordNot setNot setNot set
ServerNot setNot setNot set
MMSChttp://Not setNot set
mmsc.mobile.att.net
MMS Proxyproxy.mobile.att.netNot setNot set
MMS Port80Not setNot set
MCC310310Not set
MNC410410Not set
Authentication TypeNoneNoneNone
APN Typedefault,mms,supl,hipridefault,mms,supl,hipri, fotaNot set
APN ProtocolIPv4EnabledNot set
BearerUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

If you would like to reset the APN settings on your iPhone, go to Settings > Cellular, Cellular Data Network > Reset Settings. For iPad, simply remove the APN configuration profile and add it again.

C) AT&T Network Data Settings on Windows Phone

For programming the AT&T Settings Windows Phone, do the following:

For Internet APN:

  1. Select Cellular + SIM Settings.
  2. Choose SIM settings. Note that if you are on a dual sim device, you may need to choose SIM 1 settings or SIM 2 settings according to your preference.
  3. Select Add Internet APN.
  4. Fill in the appropriate fields with the information from the table:
CELLULAR DATA/INTERNET ACCESS 
APNNXTGENPHONE
UsernameNot set
PasswordNot set
Proxy ServerNot set
Proxy PortNot set
APN TypeIPv4v6

For MMS APN:

  1. Select Cellular + SIM Settings.
  2. Choose SIM settings. Note that if you are on a dual sim device, you may need to choose SIM 1 settings or SIM 2 settings according to your preference.
  3. Select Add MMS APN.
  4. Fill in the appropriate fields with the information from the table:
MMS 
APNNXTGENPHONE
UsernameNot set
PasswordNot set
WAP Gatewayproxy.mobile.att.net
WAP Gateway Port80
MMSChttp://mmsc.mobile.att.net
Max Message Size600k
IP TypeIPv4v6

D) 12-Key/ Quick Messaging Data Settings

For AT&T 12-Key or Quick Messaging Data Settings, go to the programming options located in the network settings menu. Once there, use the table below for reference

For Internet APN:

CELLULAR DATA/INTERNET ACCESS 
Mobile Internethttp://device.home
ProtocolHTTP
Proxy Addresswireless.cingular.com:80
Proxy Port8080
Linger time/time out300

For MMS APN:

MMS 
Gatewaywireless.cingular.com
Port80
MMSC/Server addresshttp://mmsc.cingular.com
Connect viaMobile Internet
Send Limit600k
Service NameMMS
User IDLeave Blank
PasswordLeave Blank

 

AT&T Mobile data not working 

With the above listed configurations you should be able to connect your device with the internet. If, in any circumstances, the AT&T cellular data not workingplease contact AT&T directly via https://www.att.com/esupport/index.jsp.