Simple Mobile APN Settings




Simple Mobile APN Settings: Everything You Need to Know

Unlocked phones seem to be the best option when it comes to purchasing a new phone. They offer the buyer the freedom to choose the carrier they prefer or to choose a non-contract plan. The problem with purchasing a phone straight from a carrier is you may not be able to use it with another carrier in case you need to switch. The other concern is that you may not be able to sell it to just anyone. It makes things more complicated! Once you have an unlocked phone in your hands, you are probably ready to activate it—so what do you do?

Before you get ahead of yourself, it’s important to understand the basics, such as needing to update your Simple Mobile APN settings. You may be thinking “what in the world is an APN?” This article will put it plain and simple language what you need to do in order to change or find your Simple Mobile APN settings.

This article is only applicable for those with Simple Mobile phones or plans. Simple Mobile is known for having optimum phone plans without the hassle of contracts. In fact, they have plans as low as $40 a month! If you have a new and unlocked phone and you are ready to activate it and get it set up, you are in the right place! To get started using your internet and text messaging, you’ll need to begin by changing the APN.

Simple Mobile APN is just like any other APN setting. They require their own unique settings in order for the internet to work. Let’s begin your introduction to Simple Mobile settings:

Here is how you can find and change the Simple Mobile APN settings Android/Simple Mobile APN settings iPhone:

Simple Mobile Access Point Names

You may already know that Simple Mobile runs on the infrastructure of T-Mobile’s network. This means it rents the unconsumed airtime or data space from T-Mobile. Whether you have a prepaid Android or iPhone, these settings should look the same. Remember, everything should match the settings below, or else your internet and messages may not work. Now let’s save some headaches, so you don’t have to deal with any Simple Mobile tech support. Your Simple Mobile network settings should match the following:

Simple Mobile APN Settings

Name: T-Mobile Data (because Simple Mobile operates on T-Mobile’s network)

  • APN: simple
  • MMSC: This should have the following URL, http://smpl.mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
  • MMS proxy: leave blank
  • MMS port: leave blank
  • MCC: 310
  • MNC: 260

All other fields that were not shown above do not require a response. The authentication type is also not required, so just use the default shown.

Step by Step Configuration for Android and iPhone/iPad

It is time for the simple step-by-step configuration for either your Android or iPhone. The steps will vary depending on if you have an iPhone or Android, so make sure you’re following the right steps. Get your device ready in hand, so you can find your Simple Mobile data settings and successfully set them up.

Android phones:

Open your phone up to its homepage and follow the following steps:

  1. Settings>more>mobile>networks>access point names>menu
  2. Then fill in the following fields with the information we provided above. If they are not entered correctly your internet will not work.
  3. Save your new APN settings and then restart your Android phone.
  4. Once your phone is back on, test out your internet and text messaging.

iPhone/iPads:

Open your phone up to its homepage and follow the following steps:

  1. Settings>cellular>cellular data network>APN
  2. Then fill in the following fields with the information we provided above. If they are not entered correctly your internet will not work.
  3. Save your new APN settings and then restart your iPhone.
  4. Once your phone is back on, test out your internet and text messaging.

Note: Some smartphones may not let you see the APN settings page in the phone’s settings app. However, this only happens to most phones that use the Verizon or Sprint networks. If your phone doesn’t let you edit or delete your APN Settings, it may have nothing to do with the network. Make sure your phone is indeed unlocked or compatible with Simple Mobile MMS settings.

Now that you have successfully set up your internet and messaging, you should be able to use your phone freely without coming across any complications. If your phone does not let you view the APN settings, or it simply is not working, your phone may not be compatible. You can always visit your local Simple Phone provider or call their help number to activate your phone’s internet and MMS. You can also visit their website https://ww2.simplemobile.com/apn, plug in your Simple Phone number and use their help site.