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Setting up data on an Android phone

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This articles explains how to set up data on your Android device.

   Android, Data

  


To set up data on your Android device

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There are 2 main things you will need to set up on your mobile:

1. Internet settings

2. MMS settings

There are 2 main things you will need to set up on your mobile:

1. Internet settings

2. MMS settings

 

Below you will find both Internet settings and also MMS settings. You may need to refer to your mobile manufacturers website for a manual on how to change the settings but its often accessed as follows:

  • Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

 

Internet Settings

To get internet work enter in the following settings:

  • Name: Optus Yes Internet
  • APN: yesinternet
  • Username: leave as blank
  • Password: leave as blank
  • MCC: 505
  • MNC: 02
  • Auth Type: PAP
  • APN Type: internet

MMS Settings

To get MMS working enter in the following settings:

  • Name: Optus MMS
  • APN: mms
  • Username: leave as blank
  • Password: leave as blank
  • MMSC: http://mmsc.optus.com.au:8002/
  • MMS Proxy: 61.88.190.10
  • MMS Port: 8070
  • MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0
  • MCC: 505
  • MNC: 02
  • Auth Type: PAP
  • APN Type: mms

 

 



Note: Your data speeds will vary depending on the signal strength and coverage.


I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and after trying everything with no success, I ended up visiting : .http://optusau.wdsglobal.com - for the automatic configuration tool.  Select your option ie WAP, email, internet.  Select your handset from the dropdown menu and Optus will do the rest.  They send a PIN via sms, you enter the PIN, then they send you the link and you install to your handset.  Finally I have internet access.  Hope it works for you, good luck!

I have a motorola xt910 razr and nothing worked until I tried Richard Cole's suggestion and it worked!! :)

I have a Wildfire S and the internet works but the MMS doesn't and this is really frustrating. Please help me sort this out

I have a HTC Desire and Richard Cole's settings above worked for me.

I use default setting for my Moto M501, and restart the handset. Now it works.

Richard Cole's settings worked for my HTC Wildfire S and I now have internet access. Thanks very much Richard!

Richard Cole's settings worked for my HTC Wildfire S and I now have internet access. Thanks very much Richard!

I transferred to Live Connected from another Optus reseller. When the switch happened voice calls worked but no Data or SMS. I spent some time trying to sort it out before stumbling across a post somewhere that noted Data and SMS may take a while to start working after voice.

Sure enough about 24 hours after the switch SMS started working then a few hours later the 3G icon came up on phone and data started working. So if SMS and data do not work initially it may just be a matter of waiting since I tried everything else on this page without success.

Would be really good if LC made an obvious note about this "common" situation at the top of this support page, would save a lot of hassle.

i agree It should be noted somewhere in big letters that data does not happen at same time as voice. It would save alot of heartache.

I have a LG phone and finally got it to work with:

  • Name: Optus Yes Internet
  • APN: yesinternet
  • Username: leave as blank
  • Password: leave as blank
  • MCC: 505
  • MNC: 02
  • Auth Type: PAP
  • APN Type: leave blank

I have a Motorola unlocked from USA and finally got it to work with:

Name: Optus Internet

APN: yesinternet

Proxy: not set

port: not set

Username: not set

password: not set

server: not set

MMSC: not set

MMS proxy: not set

MMS port: not set

MCC: 505

MNC: 02

Authentication type:  PAP

APN type: default

APN protocol: IPv4

THESE SETTINGS WORK FOR INTERNET ON HTC ONE XL STILL CANT GET MMS TO WORK

  1. On the device, select Apps > Settings > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
  2. Create a new Access point (Menu > New APN)and input the values listed below: -
    • Name : Optus WEB
    • APN : internet
  3. Enter the Username and Passwordlisted below. If no value is listed, leave the field blank.
    • Username:BLANK
    • Password:BLANK
  4. Set the APN type as default.
  5. Save the APN and, if necessary, select Access Point Names and tap the circle next to Optus WEB to set the profile as default.
  6. Return to the home screen.
  • HOPE THIS WORKS

I have a LG-P690f Android version 2.3.4, Build GRJ22, Sofware version V10c-SEP-29-2011

I bought the phone from Telstra with a prepaid sim and have unlocked the phone. I can use my optus sim for sms.

I followed the steps by creating a new APN for both internet and MMS and keyed in all the relevant info as stated in this article and the link provided in the second comment by Steven.

I selected the new Optus Yes Internet APN however the internet is not working. I even restarted my phone and still not working.

Can someone please help?

Thanks

I got it to work now. Thank you Rebecca!

I noticed you left the APN type as blank. I had it as "internet" and now have changed to "blank" and my internet is working :)

Thanks for everyones help!

I have Samsung Galaxy S (Vibrant) which is unlocked phone from US. After I setup the internet as per above instructions, I get only G or Edge connection. I never could get 3G connection on this phone and wonder if Liveconnected supports 3G connection. Then I realized that my phone may not be compatible with Liveconnected 3G Band. Can anyone please help? As of now, I can use the internet but do not get 3G speed at all. Thanks in advance for the help.

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