APN settings for MMS messages

    Since there are a number of threads on problems with sending/receiving MMS messages (that contain pictures), and since I just spent some time resetting my APN configuration by hand, I thought I'd point out that there is some disagreement between different support pages on this subject.   For instance, page:


    Generic T-Mobile data settings


    Has the User Name set to <Not Set>, but the page:


    Data & picture messaging settings (APN settings): T-Mobile myTouch 3G / myTouch 3G Slide / myTouch 4G / myTouch 4G Slide


    Has the User Name set to the literal string 'None'


    Turns out the later page is correct, the User Name must be set to 'None' for the APN settings to work correctly.

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      • colleen.schake

        Re: APN settings for MMS messages

        finally someone actually putting the settings out there so the rest of us can NOT be sent to facebook!
        Thank YOU!

        • colleen.schake

          Re: APN settings for MMS messages

          now my SG s4 mini "edit access point" is currently set like this:
          Name t-mobile US

          pppnumber NOTHING

          proxy not set

          port not set

          username not set

          password not set

          server not set

          mmsc http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile/mms/wapenc

          multimedia message proxy not set

          multimedia message port not set

          service provider NOTHING


          mnc 260

          authentication type not set

          apn type default,supl,mms

          apn protocol is auto set IPv4

          turn apnon / off is auto apn turned on

          bearer unspecified
          mobile virtual network operator none

          and then a blanked out second set
          (I have a dual sim)


          This is where the settings need  to be given to allow us access to the wifi calling they promised and won't give out. They really aren't ready to roll out what they promised.
          I am guessing this will all go super viral, so they start giving what they promised to give.
          Can't even get registered on their site without 20 hours of resetting. I'm not sure it's set like it should be yet.

          • Re: APN settings for MMS messages

            i thought APNs automatically set? i don't remember setting this up on my phone. and i think this how it works too with some carriers (?)