Settings for MTN Data Services

Settings for MTN Data Services/Internet Browsing

Any data device that you use needs to be configured to use MTN's extensive mobile data network. Your MTN-branded USB modem or data card has already been configured so you do not have to worry about that.

If you're not using an MTN-branded device, you can request for MTN's internet browsing settings (also referred to as APN settings or packet data settings on some phones) by typing the word SETTINGS as an SMS and send to 3888, free of charge.

If your handset or device allows over-the-air updates, you will receive an SMS notifying you to save setup information that the network will send to you. Please save the settings as soon as they are delivered to your phone to avoid deleting them in error.

Also, if you currently enjoy Internet browsing using your 3.5G enabled handset on MTN's data network, chances are that your handset is already configured to use MTN's data network. You may however sendSETTINGS to 3888 to be double sure!

For handsets or other devices that need to be configured manually (e.g. most Windows-based handsets), you will need to configure the data settings on your handset with the settings information provided below:

  • Account Name = MTN GPRS
  • IP Address =
  • Port = 9201 (for WAP) or 8080 (for HTML)
  • Username = web
  • Password = web
  • Access Point Name (APN) =

Note: The same configuration applies to GPRS and 3.5G.