T-Mobile Internet and MMS settings: Apple iPhone

Overview

Here are the T-Mobile Internet and picture messaging (MMS) settings for the Apple® iPhone®. These instructions were designed around iOS 6.1.x. These settings may work for other versions of iOS, however their placement and/or naming may differ. We recommend starting with Setup guide: Apple® iPhone® for the fastest and easiest setup.

 

Important: Some T-Mobile iPhones may be missing the WCDMA 1700/2100 band and may not function on the T-Mobile 3G or 4G network until after our network reallocation has been completed.

 

 

Help & How To

To setup T-Mobile Internet and picture messaging on your iPhone, follow these steps:

 

  1. Ensure you start with Setup guide: Apple® iPhone®.
  2. From the main menu, tap Settings.
  3. Tap General.
  4. Tap Network.
    • Note: For iOS6, tap Cellular.
  5. Verify the following settings:
    • Data Roaming: On
    • Wi-Fi: Off
    • 3G Enable: On
      • Note: Some iPhones may be missing the WCDMA 1700/2100 band and may not function on the T-Mobile 3G network until the network reallocation has been completed.
      • Note: Changing the 3G Enable function while the device is on an active call may cause the call to disconnect.
  6. Tap Cellular Data Network.
  7. Configure the internet settings under the Cellular Data section:
    • APN: fast.t-mobile.com
      • Note: For some iPhone unlocks you may need to use wap.voicestream.com.
    • Username: <Leave Blank>
    • Password: <Leave Blank>
  8. Configure the picture message settings under the MMS section:
  9. Enter the following information under the Internet Tethering section:
    • APN: pcweb.tmobile.com
    • Username: <Leave Blank>
    • Password: <Leave Blank>
  10. Press the Home button to save the APN and exit to the main screen.
  11. Verify MMS is enabled:
    1. Tap Settings.
    2. Tap Messages.
    3. Set MMS Messaging to On.
      • For iOS5 and lower, Tap MMS first.
  12. Turn the device off and back on.
  13. Test the connection by opening the Safari web browser and sending a picture message.