Wishing you all a wonderful evening from this end where we will be tutoring you guys on How to configure internet on phone which is a very broad and straight forward thing to do for PRO’s who already know the in’s and outs of most phones while at the same time its a hell to so many novice out there.
Purpose of this tutorial
We intend to cover one of the most FAQ’s out there on the internet which is really going viral and thats why we took it a step ahead to tutor you on the basics and various ways to configure your phone so that it may be able to access the internet smoothly.
We have also talked on How to configure Orange internet settings easily
What is Access Point Name (APN)?
An Access Point Name (APN) is the name of a gateway between a GSM, GPRS, 3G or 4G mobile network and another computer network, frequently the public Internet. A mobile device making a data connection must be configured with an APN to present to the carrier. Read more here
We are going to divide this tutorial into two parts which will follow the below hits
1. The SMS method
2. The APN method
The SMS method
Everyday, millions of people around the world use sms to get in toucch with their love ones either in urgent or just for greetings. SMS in the case of this tutorial will be used as a channel to to request and set up internet on your phone without stressing yourself by doing long and unrestricted methods.
How it works
The process used here is very simple to understand if you have been reading our tutorial from the previous tutorials and seemingly this post.
When requesting for internet settings from ISP using sms, its cost free and much more flexible than any other method we know for its straightforward and easy to do it.
This post is more particular for those in Cameroon ONLY since the networks used as demo are based in Cameroon!!!. we will make another tutorial that will cover all other counties
For MTNCameroon users
The short sms code to request for internet configuration via the MTN network is 7134 or better still you can just dial *176#.
Send an sms with body as “MMS” to 7134 and you will receive an sms confirmation with various configurations like browser, apn, both.
For Orange Cameroon users
The short sms code to request for internet configuration via the Orange network is 932
Send an sms with body as “orange“ to 932 and you will receive an sms confirmation with various configurations like browser, apn, both.
Unfortunately Nexttel doesn’t have that option yet but hopefully in the future it will be enabled.
The APN method
Even though the SMS method outlined above seems and appears to be an easy aand straight forward method to go with, many pro users will still prefer the apn method because it possesses more advanced options that the sms method.
How it works
This method entails having much more knowledge in phone behaviors and how they function before you even think of venturing into this section for any wrong configuration will mean no or complete internet blackout on your phone and of course you will surely take the phone to a technician for repairs.
Those who are already familiar with this process can tell you that its as easy as ABC since you just have to follow the menu clicks as they guide you along.
Follow these steps below to configure your phone depending on the network you use.
On every android device, to begin the process of accessing your APN settings you must always start by going to the settings menu. So it will have these flowchart:
In a simple scenario, here is how the process will look like
> Mobile networks
> APN Settings or Access Point Names
> Click on Menu
> New APN
Now lets configure for each network respectively for the purpose of understanding
1. Orange Internet settings
You can follow this complete guide here: Orange Internet Configuration: How to Configure APN Settings
2. Mtn Internet Settings
You can follow this complete guide here: MTN Internet Configuration: How to Configure APN Settings
3. Nexttel Internet Settings
You can follow this complete guide here: Nexttel Internet Configuration: How to Configure APN Settings
4. Yoomee Internet Settings
You can follow this complete guide here: Yoomee Internet Configuration: How to Configure APN Settings
If you followed the above steps you will find yourself with some options like account name, apn, proxy, port and more. Configure each field as it pleases you and don’t be in a haste.
In our next tutorial we’ll cover and explain in full details the various functions of the fields under the APN settings and even provide you with some tweaks that you can use to boost your internet connection. Until then keep reading our tutorial and don’t forget to leave your view on this below