How To Configure MMS, Internet APN on All Tecno, Infinix Android Phones

Configuring Tecno, Infinix Internet and MMS settings

After buying a new Android smartphone, phablet or tablet, what comes next is inserting our SIM card and to start making/receiving phone calls and text messages. But besides all these, one of the major reason and the very purpose of buying the device is the ability to use it to access the internet. Over 85% of smartphone users spend atleast 2 hours a day on the internet at minimum and this is gradually increasing day by day.

As a brand new smartphone, inserting the SIM card for the first time does require network settings to be configured before the phone can be able to connect to the internet. Today, we folks at CCN World Tech will be sharing how Tecno and Infinix Android users can set up their smartphone internet including APN (Access Point Name) and MMS (Multimedia Message). We'll also provide the default internet configuration settings of major network providers in Nigeria (MTN, GLO, Etisalat, Airtel) and Kenya (Safaricom, Airtel).

Like other smartphones running Android OS (operating system), Tecno and Infinix Android phones does not differs much in interface/settings and hence this tutorial can also be use to configure any other phone brand as long as it runs Android OS, though we are limiting the scope to Tecno and Infinix only.

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Much things have changed since the era of Android 2.2 Froyo to Android 5.1 Lollipop, which is the latest for now, the interface, settings, arrangement of icons, status bar, and more. Though the topic says "All Tecno and Infinix Android phones" irrespective of Android version they runs, the huge difference inbetween each Android version will force us not to be specific to any device, so, there will be some guesswork for you (reading this post) to do, but we'll try to make it easy to understand.

Normally, inserting a new SIM into a used phone or old SIM into a new phone automatically triggers the WEB, APN and MMS configuration to be send through SMS by a network provider, but this is useless incase of Tecno and Infinix Android phones, they have to be manually configured. Now, follow the steps below to get started.

In most cases, Network configurations can be found in Settings. You can access Network configuration either by clicking the Menu in Homescreen -> Settings or via Status bar (a.k.a Notification bar) -> Quick menu -> Settings. Sometimes depending on the type of phone, it may not appear as Network but as Wireless connectivity or Cellular Network. Also, in some phones, you may need to click the More option under Settings before you can access the network setting.

After you've located Network, clicking on it should lead you to either GSM/UTMS options under which you'll see Access Point Names or it should lead you directly to Access Point Names. Now, in most Infinix and Tecno phones (especially old models) you'll need to press the Menu key and select New APN before you can see where you'll insert the network configurations. On new Tecno/Infinix phones, you may not need to do that.

In the Access Point configuration field, you'll see what are listed below.

Name
APN
Proxy
Port
Username
Password
Server
MMSC
MMS Proxy
MMS Port
MMS Protocol
MCC
MNC
Authentication Type
APN Type

The MCC, MMS Protocol and MNC should already be configured by the SIM. What you only need is the APN, Proxy, Port, Username, Password, MMSC, MMS Proxy, and MMS Port. Listed below are the configurations (including MMS) you need to insert in each field depending on your service network provider. MTN, Glo, Airtel Nigeria, Etisalat Nigeria, Safaricom Kenya, and Airtel Kenya configurations are as follows.

MTN Nigeria Internet Configurations
  • Name: MTN Access
  • APN: web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
  • Proxy: (leave it blank)
  • Port: (leave it blank)
  • Username: web
  • password: web
  • MMSC: http://10.199.212.8/servlets/mms
  • MMS Proxy: 10.199.212.2
  • MMS Port: 8080

Glo Internet Configurations
  • Name: Glo
  • APN: gloflat
  • Proxy: (leave it blank)
  • Port: (leave it blank)
  • Username: flat
  • password: flat
  • MMSC: http://mms.gloworld.com/mmsc
  • MMS Proxy: 10.100.114.144
  • MMS Port: 3130

Etisalat Nigeria Internet Configurations
  • Name: Etisalat
  • APN: etisalat
  • Proxy: (leave it blank)
  • Port: (leave it blank)
  • Username: (leave it blank)
  • password: (leave it blank)
  • MMSC: http://10.71.170.30:38090/was
  • MMS Proxy: 10.71.170.5
  • MMS Port: 8080

Airtel Nigeria Internet Configurations
  • Name: Airtel
  • APN: internet.ng.airtel.com
  • Proxy: (leave it blank)
  • Port: (leave it blank)
  • Username: internet
  • password: internet
  • MMSC: http://10.210.3.239:9800/mm1
  • MMS Proxy: 192.168.175.184
  • MMS Port: 8080

Airtel Kenya Internet Configurations
  • Name: Airtel Kenya
  • APN: internet
  • Proxy: 172.30.9.8
  • Port: 8080
  • Username: (leave it blank)
  • password: (leave it blank)
  • MMSC: http://mms.ke.airtel.com:8002
  • MMS Proxy: (leave it blank)
  • MMS Port: (leave it blank)

Safaricom Kenya Internet Configurations
  • Name: Safaricom
  • APN: safaricom
  • Proxy: 172.22.2.38
  • Port: 8080
  • Username: saf
  • password: data
  • MMSC: http://mms.gprs.safaricom.com
  • MMS Proxy: 172.22.2.38
  • MMS Port: 8080
Now you're done. Just go to the browser and start surfing. Incase you want to swap your Tecno or Infinix Android smartphone to another one in the near future, you can save yourself the stress by using APN Backup & Restore Android app. Download it from HERE. Find this post helpful? Don't forget to share it with friends.

Update (July 2016)

People have been mailing us to include more internet settings, especially for South Africa and Ghana "popular" network providers. So, we have come up with your request. Below are internet settings/configurations for MTN Ghana also known as Scancom, Airtel Ghana, Cell-C South Africa, and MTN South Africa.

Unfortunately, we couldn't get MMS settings of most of these networks, but when we do we'll add it up.

MTN Ghana (Scancom) Internet Configurations
  • Name: MTN
  • APN: internet
  • Proxy: leave blank or you can enter 175.17.3.5
  • Port: leave blank or enter 8080
  • Username: leave blank
  • Password: leave blank

Airtel Ghana Internet Configurations
  • Name: Airtel
  • APN: internet
  • Proxy: leave blank
  • Port: leave blank
  • Username: leave blank
  • Password: leave blank

MTN South Africa Internet Configurations
  • Name: MTN
  • APN: internet
  • Proxy: leave blank
  • Port: leave blank
  • Username: leave blank
  • Password: leave blank
  • MMSC: http://mms.mtn.co.za/mms/wapenc
  • MMS Proxy: 196.011.240.241
  • MMS Port: 8080

Cell-C Internet Configurations
  • Name: Cell-C
  • APN: internet
  • Proxy: leave blank
  • Port: leave blank
  • Username: leave blank
  • Password: leave blank
  • MMSC: http://MMS.cmobile.co.za
  • MMS Proxy: 196.31.116.250
  • MMS Port: 8080
Update

Our African brothers and sisters, the Tanzanians and the Ugandans, have been asking us to shift our attention to their side. Someone once commented on this post that we should add internet configurations of Halotel. Today, we have decided to add five more internet settings of popular network carriers in Africa in the aforementioned regions.

It is to be noted that most of these network carriers do not disclose the MMS configurations of their network. In this case, you can simply call the customer support and ask. The settings are as follows.

Halotel (Viettel) Internet Configurations
  • Name: Halotel
  • APN: internet
  • Proxy: leave blank
  • Port: leave blank
  • Username: leave blank
  • Password: leave blank

Tigo (Mic) Tanzania Internet Configurations
  • Name: Tigo
  • APN: tigoweb or tigowap
  • Proxy: leave blank or you can enter 10.168.20.80
  • Port: leave blank or enter 8080
  • Username: leave blank
  • Password: leave blank

Vodacom Tanzania Internet Configurations
  • Name: Vodacom TZ
  • APN: internet
  • Proxy: leave blank or you can enter 196.006.128.012
  • Port: leave blank or enter 8080
  • Username: leave blank
  • Password: leave blank

MTN Uganda Internet Configurations
  • Name: MTN
  • APN: internet
  • Proxy: leave blank
  • Port: leave blank or enter 8080
  • Username: leave blank
  • Password: leave blank

Airtel Uganda Internet Configurations
  • Name: Airtel UG
  • APN: internet or web.ug.zain.com or web.waridtel.co.ug
  • Proxy: leave blank
  • Port: leave blank
  • Username: leave blank
  • Password: leave blank

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