After inserting a SIM card from a new network, you’ll sometimes need to configure your mobile internet APN settings before you can get online.

When changing mobile network, you’ll sometimes need to configure your mobile internet settings before you can get online. This setting is also known as the APN or the access point network, and is essential for accessing data over 2G, 3G and 4G mobile networks (it isn’t required for accessing the internet over wi-fi). Your APN settings will also need to be configured before you can send and receive MMS picture messages.

In some cases, the APN settings will be set up on your phone automatically or you’ll be a sent a text message with the relevant settings to accept. However, in other cases, you’ll need to manually change these settings before you can get online or to resolve connectivity issues.

In this article, we provide an overview of how you can change the APN settings on your mobile phone. We’ll also provide a list of the APN settings needed on each UK mobile network for accessing the mobile internet and picture message functionality.

Overview of APN Settings

If you’d like to access the internet over a 2G, 3G or 4G connection, you’ll need to make sure the access point network (APN) settings are set up correctly on your phone. In some cases, this may be set up automatically for you. In other cases, you’ll need to manually input the APN settings yourself.

You can view and modify the APN settings on your phone as follows:

  • Apple iPhone: On your iPhone, go to the Settings > Mobile Data > Mobile Data Options > Mobile Data Network menu.
  • Android smartphones: On your Android device, go to Settings > Wireless & networks > Mobile networks > Access point names.

The APN settings required on each UK mobile network are as follows:

Mobile NetworkAccess Point Name (APN)APN UsernameAPN Password
1pMobiledata.ukuserone2one
ASDA Mobileeverywhereeesecuresecure
BT Mobileeverywhereeesecuresecure
CMLinkeverywhere(leave blank)(leave blank)
Co-operative Mobileeverywhereeesecuresecure
CUniq3GNET(leave blank)(leave blank)
Ecotalkeverywhereeesecuresecure
EEeverywhereeesecuresecure
FreedomPopthree.co.uk(leave blank)(leave blank)
giffgaffgiffgaff.comgiffgaff(leave blank)
iD Mobileid(leave blank)(leave blank)
IQ Mobileeverywhereeesecuresecure
Lebara Mobileuk.lebara.mobiwapwap
Lycamobiledata.lycamobile.co.uklmplplus
O2mobile.o2.co.uko2webpassword
Plusnet Mobileeverywhereeesecuresecure
Sky Mobilemobile.sky(leave blank)(leave blank)
Smartymob.asm.net(leave blank)(leave blank)
Superdrug Mobilesuperdrug.net(leave blank)(leave blank)
Talkmobiletalkmobile.co.ukwapwap
Tesco Mobileprepay.tesco-mobile.comtescowappassword
Threethree.co.uk(leave blank)(leave blank)
Utility Warehousedata.uk(leave blank)(leave blank)
Vectone Mobilewebuk.mundio.com(leave blank)(leave blank)
Virgin Mobilegoto.virginmobile.uk(leave blank)(leave blank)
Vodafone
Pay As You Go
pp.vodafone.co.ukwapwap
Vodafone
Pay Monthly
wap.vodafone.co.ukwapwap
VOXIpp.vodafone.co.ukwapwap

If you have a company-issued SIM card, it’s possible you’ll need to use different APN settings. You should check with your company IT team whether this is the case and for the APN settings that they’d like you to use.

APN Settings: By Mobile Network

In the following section, the APN settings for each mobile network are described in more detail. The required settings for MMS picture messages are also provided in case you’d like to use this service.

1pMobile

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from 1pMobile. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

1pMobile Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:1pMobile
APN:data.uk
Username:user
Password:one2one
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://mms/
Proxy:149.254.201.135
Port:8080

1pMobile offers 2G (GPRS), 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from EE.

Source: 1pMobile Help: Data and internet
Tariff Information: 1pMobile Website

ASDA Mobile

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from ASDA Mobile. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

ASDA Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:EE Internet
APN:everywhere
Username:eesecure
Password:secure
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://mms/
Proxy:149.254.201.135
Port:8080

ASDA Mobile offers 2G (GPRS), 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from EE.

Source: ASDA Mobile FAQs: How do I change the APN settings on my phone to access the internet via mobile data?
Tariff Information: ASDA Mobile Website

BT Mobile

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from BT Mobile. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

BT Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:Internet
APN:everywhere
Username:eesecure
Password:secure
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://MMS/
Proxy:149.254.201.135
Port:8080

BT Mobile offers 2G (GPRS), 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from EE.

Source: BT Help & Support: How do I set up my phone manually to work with BT Mobile?
Tariff Information: BT Mobile Website

CMLink

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from CMLink. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

CMLink Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:everywhere
APN:everywhere
Username:(leave blank)
Password:(leave blank)

CMLink offers 2G (GPRS), 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from EE.

Source: CMLink Help
Tariff Information: CMLink Website

Co-operative Mobile

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from Co-operative Mobile. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

Co-operative Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:everywhere
APN:everywhere
Username:eesecure
Password:secure
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://mms
Proxy:149.254.201.135
Port:8080

Co-operative Mobile offers 2G (GPRS) and 3G (WCDMA) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from EE.

Source: Co-operative Mobile Help
Tariff Information: Co-operative Mobile Website

CUniq

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from CUniq. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

CUniq Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:3GNET
APN:3GNET
Username:(leave blank)
Password:(leave blank)

CUniq offers 2G (GPRS), 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from O2.

Source: CUniq Help
Tariff Information: CUniq Website

Ecotalk

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from Ecotalk. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

Ecotalk Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:Internet
APN:everywhere
Username:eesecure
Password:secure
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://mms
Proxy:149.254.201.135
Port:8080

Ecotalk offers 2G (GPRS), 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from EE.

Source: Ecotalk Help: Getting Started APN Settings
Tariff Information: Ecotalk Website

EE

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from EE. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

EE Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:EE Internet
APN:everywhere
Username:eesecure
Password:secure
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://mms/
Proxy:149.254.201.135
Port:8080

EE offers 2G (GPRS), 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK.

Source: EE Help
Tariff Information: EE Website

FreedomPop

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from FreedomPop. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

FreedomPop Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:3
APN:three.co.uk
Username:(leave blank)
Password:(leave blank)

FreedomPop offers 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from Three.

Source: FreedomPop Support: Configuring your APN settings
Tariff Information: FreedomPop Website

giffgaff

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from giffgaff. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

giffgaff Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:giffgaff
APN:giffgaff.com
Username:giffgaff
Password:(leave blank)
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://mmsc.mediamessaging.co.uk:8002
Proxy:82.132.254.1
Port:

giffgaff offers 2G (GPRS), 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from O2.

Source: giffgaff Knowledge Base: Internet and MMS settings (APN) guide
Tariff Information: giffgaff Website

iD Mobile

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from iD Mobile. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

iD Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:iD
APN:id
Username:(leave blank)
Password:(leave blank)
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://mms.um.idmobile.co.uk:10021/mmsc
Proxy:mms.idmobile.co.uk
Port:8799

iD Mobile offers 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from Three.

Source: iD Mobile Help: Phone & Device Settings
Tariff Information: iD Mobile Website

IQ Mobile

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from IQ Mobile. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

IQ Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:Internet
APN:everywhere
Username:eesecure
Password:secure
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://mms/
Proxy:149.254.201.135
Port:8080

IQ Mobile offers 2G (GPRS), 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from EE.

Source: IQ Mobile Help
Tariff Information: IQ Mobile Website

Lebara Mobile

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from Lebara Mobile. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

Lebara Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:Lebara
APN:uk.lebara.mobi
Username:wap
Password:wap
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://mms.lebara.co.uk/servlets/mms
Proxy:212.183.137.12
Port:8799

Lebara Mobile offers 2G (GPRS), 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from Vodafone.

Source: Lebara Mobile Help: I'm having trouble accessing the internet
Tariff Information: Lebara Mobile Website

Lycamobile

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from Lycamobile. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

Lycamobile Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:Lycamobile
APN:data.lycamobile.co.uk
Username:lmpl
Password:plus

Lycamobile offers 2G (GPRS), 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from O2.

Source: Lycamobile Help: Mobile Web Settings
Tariff Information: Lycamobile Website

O2

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from O2. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

O2 Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:O2
APN:mobile.o2.co.uk
Username:o2web
Password:password
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://mmsc.mms.o2.co.uk:8002
Proxy:82.132.254.1
Port:8080

O2 offers 2G (GPRS), 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK.

Source: O2 Help and Support: Setting up Internet and Data
Tariff Information: O2 Website

Plusnet Mobile

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from Plusnet Mobile. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

Plusnet Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:EE Internet
APN:everywhere
Username:eesecure
Password:secure
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://mms/
Proxy:149.254.201.135
Port:8080

Plusnet Mobile offers 2G (GPRS), 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from EE.

Source: Plusnet Mobile Help: Phone and Voicemail Settings
Tariff Information: Plusnet Mobile Website

Sky Mobile

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from Sky Mobile. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

Sky Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:Sky Internet
APN:mobile.sky
Username:(leave blank)
Password:(leave blank)
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://185.110.178.96:38090/was
Proxy:185.110.178.97
Port:9028

Sky Mobile offers 2G (GPRS), 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from O2.

Source: Sky Mobile Help: Mobile data and picture message settings
Tariff Information: Sky Mobile Website

Smarty

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from Smarty. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

Smarty Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:3
APN:mob.asm.net
Username:(leave blank)
Password:(leave blank)
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://mms.um.three.co.uk:10021/mmsc
Proxy:217.171.129.2
Port:8799

Smarty offers 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from Three.

Source: Smarty Help: Using the internet
Tariff Information: Smarty Website

Superdrug Mobile

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from Superdrug Mobile. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

Superdrug Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:Superdrug
APN:superdrug.net
Username:(leave blank)
Password:(leave blank)
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://mms.um.three.co.uk:10021/mmsc
Proxy:217.171.129.2
Port:8799

Superdrug Mobile offers 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from Three.

Source: Superdrug Mobile Help
Tariff Information: Superdrug Mobile Website

Talkmobile

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from Talkmobile. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

Talkmobile Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:Talkmobile
APN:talkmobile.co.uk
Username:wap
Password:wap

Talkmobile offers 2G (GPRS) and 3G (WCDMA) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from Vodafone.

Source: Talkmobile Help
Tariff Information: Talkmobile Website

Tesco Mobile

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from Tesco Mobile. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

Tesco Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:Tesco Internet
APN:prepay.tesco-mobile.com
Username:tescowap
Password:password
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://mmsc.mms.o2.co.uk:8002
Proxy:193.113.200.195
Port:8080

Tesco Mobile offers 2G (GPRS), 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from O2.

Source: Tesco Mobile Help
Tariff Information: Tesco Mobile Website

Three

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from Three. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

Three Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:3
APN:three.co.uk
Username:(leave blank)
Password:(leave blank)
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://mms.um.three.co.uk:10021/mmsc
Proxy:217.171.129.2
Port:8799

Three offers 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK.

Source: Three Support: Setting up the internet on your phone
Tariff Information: Three Website

Utility Warehouse

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from Utility Warehouse. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

Utility Warehouse Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:uwclub
APN:data.uk
Username:(leave blank)
Password:(leave blank)

Utility Warehouse offers 2G (GPRS), 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from EE.

Source: Utility Warehouse Help
Tariff Information: Utility Warehouse Website

Vectone Mobile

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from Vectone Mobile. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

Vectone Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:Vectone
APN:webuk.mundio.com
Username:(leave blank)
Password:(leave blank)

Vectone Mobile offers 2G (GPRS) and 3G (WCDMA) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from EE.

Source: Vectone Mobile Support: Mobile Data Settings
Tariff Information: Vectone Mobile Website

Virgin Mobile

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from Virgin Mobile. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

Virgin Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:WEB
APN:goto.virginmobile.uk
Username:(leave blank)
Password:(leave blank)
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://mms.virginmobile.co.uk:8002
Proxy:193.30.166.2
Port:8080

Virgin Mobile offers 2G (GPRS), 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from EE.

Source: Virgin Mobile Community: Mobile APN Settings
Tariff Information: Virgin Mobile Website

Vodafone Pay As You Go

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from Vodafone. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

Vodafone Pay As You Go Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:Vodafone Internet
APN:pp.vodafone.co.uk
Username:wap
Password:wap
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://mms.vodafone.co.uk/servlets/mms
Proxy:212.183.137.12
Port:8799

Vodafone offers 2G (GPRS), 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK.

Source: Vodafone Help
Tariff Information: Vodafone Website

Vodafone Pay Monthly

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from Vodafone. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

Vodafone Pay Monthly Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:Vodafone Internet
APN:wap.vodafone.co.uk
Username:wap
Password:wap
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://mms.vodafone.co.uk/servlets/mms
Proxy:212.183.137.12
Port:8799

Vodafone offers 2G (GPRS), 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK.

Source: Vodafone Help
Tariff Information: Vodafone Website

VOXI

You'll normally be sent the relevant settings automatically when you insert a SIM card from VOXI. However, you can also input the following settings manually into your phone:

VOXI Mobile Internet APN Settings
Name:Vodafone Internet
APN:pp.vodafone.co.uk
Username:wap
Password:wap
Picture Message (MMS) Settings
MMSC:http://mms.vodafone.co.uk/servlets/mms
Proxy:212.183.137.12
Port:8799

VOXI offers 2G (GPRS), 3G (WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) mobile internet in the UK using coverage from Vodafone.

Source: VOXI Help
Tariff Information: VOXI Website

More Information

If you have any problems setting up the mobile internet on your smartphone, you should contact your mobile network or refer to the documentation on their website. For information on how to input the APN settings into your phone, see the Apple and Samsung websites.

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  • I found that Superdrug Mobile will also work with three.co.uk set as the APN. This isn’t surprising as it is a sub-brand of the 3 network. The MMS setting is the same.

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