I’ve written extensively about T-Mobile in this last year, particularly about how they’re transforming the wireless industry and putting other telecom execs on notice. They’re bold. They’re brash. They’re loud and proud. And in truth, they’ve come a long way. T-Mobile and CEO John Legere have a lot to be proud of for what they’ve accomplished these last 12 months.
If you’re considering joining Magenta and want to take your current phone with you (assuming it’s unlocked), I’ve collected the necessary APN settings you’ll need to program into your device to make it recognize T-Mobile’s network.
If you’re using an iPhone, you can refer to this Apple support documentation that details how to modify your APN settings. If you’re using an Android phone, there’s not one specific way to navigate to this menu, as it varies between devices. Typically, however, you’ll go to Settings > Wireless and Networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names — or some slight variation of that.
Here are the specific T-Mobile APN Settings you’ll need to add:
APN: epc.tmobile.com and fast.t-mobile.com
MMS Proxy: 126.96.36.199
MMS Port: (blank)
Authentication Type: (not set)
APN Type: default
APN Protocol: IPv4
Once you add these APN settings, you’ll need to restart your device for them to take effect. Going forward, you should be all set to browse the web and send / receive text and picture messages.
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