All MTN data settings are officially provided by MTN company. MTN Nigeria is the telecommunications leader in Africa today, the company created and tested the first GSM network in the country in 2001. MTN’s global customer base was about 210 million in April 2014. The coverage of MTN in Africa is extensive and the operator is considered the most significant player in the Internet services market.
MTN Internet settings
Sometimes MTN new customers have difficulties with configuring their phones for Internet access. Considering this, we will talk about how to set up your phone on Android/iOS or any other device .
Before you begin to use high-speed Internet, the right MTN data settings are needed to be installed on your device. It is not difficult to do this.
Speaking about a USB modem manufactured by MTN company, you don’t have to worry about it, because all the settings are already automatically configured.
However, if you are going to use any other brand of equipment, new MTN browsing settings will be needed (APN or packet data settings) directly from MTN. Use any phone write SMS containing the word SETTINGS and send it to number 3888. Sending of SMS to this number is free. Network settings will soon be sent to you back in SMS. Save them or immediately for the settings.
MTN data settings for Android phone
To setup MTN configuration correctly, you will need to do the following:
Open Setup menu, then proceed further to Wireless networks, go to Mobile networks, then open Access point names. Continue to Menu and push on “Select APN.” Then fill in the necessary lines with the following settings:
in the column with the “Name” write: MTN NIGERIA; in the column “APN” we write: web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net; for “Proxy” leave it empty; the “Port” column leave it empty; then enter the following in the “Username” column: web and in the column “Password” add: web
Other lines should be left blank.
MTN data settings for iPhone/iPad (Apple iOS)
For manual configuration you will need to:
Open the Settings menu, then proceed to Cellular data, then click on APN Settings. After that, manually enter the data: in the APN column, type: web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net, in the Username column, type: Web, in the Password column, also type Web
To get the MTN configuration settings code on your phone automatically, send “SETTINGS” to 3888 and save the received data. After that, insert the SIM card back into the phone, and when you see the 3G/4G icon in the corner of the phone screen, your device is ready for use on the Internet.
It should be remembered that for Internet settings on any device running on Android, iOS or HTC phones, you need to have a valid and appropriate tariff plan. In other words, without a suitable tariff plan with an active Internet package, you will not be able to use the Internet.