Virgin mobile APN Settings

If you're trying to access mobile internet, or send multimedia messages on the Virgin mobile network. This guide to APN settings will help you get your kit connected so you can browse the web, use email, and send MMS messages.

Android APN settings for Virgin mobile

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Android APN

Here's how to manually add the Virgin mobile internet settings on an Android phone.

1.

Open Settings from the Home screen.

2.

Tap Wireless and networks or More (this'll depend on your Android version).

3.

Tap Mobile networks Access point names.

4.

Tap the Menu button (this could be the lower left soft key, 3 dots in the top right corner, or the word 'more').

5.

Tap New APN.

6.

Type the following:

  • Name: Virgin Internet.
  • APN: goto.virginmobile.uk
  • Username: user
  • MMSC: http://mms.virginmobile.co.uk:8002.
  • MMS Proxy: 193.30.166.2
  • MMS Port: 8080
  • Authentication Type: PAP.
  • If you're given a choice of APN types, select internet+mms, or if the keyboard appears, the * symbol.
 
 
 
 
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7.

Tap Menu Save.

8.

Pick the name we've just created.

9.

Next to your signal bars, you'll now see 4G, 3G, H, E or G. This shows you're now connected.

iPhone APN settings for Virgin mobile

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If your iPhone isn't downloading the Virgin mobile settings automatically, here's how to add them manually.

1.

Tap Settings > Mobile/Cellular Data.

2.

Tap Mobile/Cellular Data Options.

3.

Tap Mobile/Cellular Data Network.

4.

Enter the information below:

Mobile or Cellular Data settings

  • In the APN box, enter goto.virginmobile.uk
  • In the Username box, type user

MMS settings

  • APN: goto.virginmobile.uk
  • Username: user
  • MMSC: http://mms.virginmobile.co.uk:8002
  • MMS Proxy: 193.30.166.2:8080
  • MMS Max Message Size: 1048576
 
 
 
 
virgin ios apn settings

5.

Press the left arrow at the top of the screen 3 times.

6.

Press the Home button.

7.

To make sure these settings have worked, look next to your signal bars. 4G, 3G, E or GPRS shows you're now connected.

BlackBerry APN settings for Virgin mobile

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Here are the Virgin APN settings to manually connect your BlackBerry 10 phone to mobile data.

Internet APN

1.

Swipe downwards from the top of the screen to get you to the notification panel.

2.

Tap Settings Network connections Mobile network.

3.

Tap APN Mobile plan and choose Contract or Prepay.

4.

Enter the following:

  • Access Point Name: type goto.virginmobile.uk
  • Username: user
5.

Tap Save (in the top right corner).

6.

You should now see 4G, 3G, H, E or G at the top of the screen. This shows you're connected.

 
 
 
 
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MMS APN

1.

From the Home screen, swipe across to the BlackBerry Hub

2.

Tap Menu (3 dots) > Settings.

3.

Tap Text messages, then tap Advanced.

4.

Type in these settings:

  • Type goto.virginmobile.uk in the APN box.
  • In the Username box, type user
  • MMSC URL: http://mms.virginmobile.co.uk:8002
  • Proxy URL: enter 193.30.166.2:8080
5.

Tap Save at the bottom.

Windows Phone APN settings for Virgin mobile

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windows apn

Your Windows phone should connect to the web automatically, but if you're having problems, follow these steps to manually add the APN settings. The settings are different depending on the version of Windows you're using.

Windows 10 Mobile

1.

Swipe the screen from right to left. This'll open your apps list.

2.

Tap settings wireless and networks mobile + SIM.

3.

Tap SIM settings > + add an internet APN.

4.

Type the following:

  • Profile name: Virgin Internet
  • APN: goto.virginmobile.uk
  • Username: user
5.

Tick the box next to 'Use this APN for LTE' then tap save.

6.

You'll now see 4G, 3G, H, E or G at the top of the screen. This shows that you've connected successfully.

 
 
 
 
virgin w10 apn settings

7.

Tap + Add MMS APN.

8.

Type these settings:

  • Profile name: Virgin MMS
  • APN: goto.virginmobile.uk
  • Username: user
  • Proxy server: 193.30.166.2
  • Proxy Port: 8080
  • MMSC (URL): http://mms.virginmobile.co.uk:8002
  • Maximum MMS size: 1048576
9.

Scroll to the bottom and tap Save.

Windows Phone 8.1

1.

Swipe the screen from right to left to open your apps list.

2.

Tap settings mobile + SIM or cellular + SIM.

3.

Check that the data connection is on, then tap SIM settings.

4.

The internet APN and MMS APN settings are separate. Tap edit internet apn.

5.

Type this in:

  • APN: goto.virginmobile.uk.
  • Username: user
6.

Tap Save. You'll know it's worked if you see 4G, 3G, H, E or G at the top of the screen.

 
 
 
 
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7.

Tap edit MMS APN.

8.

Type these settings:

  • APN: to.virginmobile.uk
  • Username: user.
  • WAP gateway (URL): 193.30.166.2
  • WAP gateway port: 8080
  • MMSC (URL): http://mms.virginmobile.co.uk:8002
9.

Tap Save at the bottom.

Windows Phone 8

1.

To open your apps list, swipe the Home screen from right to left.

2.

Tap settings mobile network and turn on the data connection.

3.

Tapping the back button will take you back to your apps list.

4.

Tap settingsaccess point.

5.

If you see the name of your network provider, tap it, otherwise Tap add.

6.

Enter the following information:

  • Connection name: Virgin Internet

Internet APN

  • Access point name: goto.virginmobile.uk
  • Username: user

MMS APN

  • Access point name: goto.virginmobile.uk
  • Username: user
  • Proxy address: 193.30.166.2
  • Proxy Port: 8080
  • MMSC address: http://mms.virginmobile.co.uk:8002
 
 
 
 
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7.

Tap the tick at the bottom to save, and you should see 3G, H, E or G at the top of the screen, which shows it's worked.

 Windows phone 7/7.5/7.8

1.

In order to access the apps list, you'll need to swipe the Home screen from left to right.

2.

Tap settings mobile network add APN.

3.

Enter the following details:

Internet APN settings

  • APN: goto.virginmobile.uk
  • Username: user

MMS APN settings

  • MMS Access Point Name: goto.virginmobile.uk
  • Username: user
  • Proxy address box: 193.30.166.2
  • Proxy port box: 8080
  • MMSC address: http://mms.virginmobile.co.uk:8002
4.

Tap the tick or disk icon to save the information.

5.

Confirm the APN settings.

6.

Check your signal bars for a connection. You will see 3G, H, E or G.

Nokia feature phone APN settings for Virgin mobile

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nokia apn

If your Nokia feature phone isn't automatically connecting to the internet, you'll need to enter the APN settings manually. Here's how.

Internet APN

1.

Tap Menu Configuration Personal settings.

2.

Tap Options Add new Web.

3.

Press Account name, type in Virgin Internet and tap OK.

4.

Tap Homepage, type http://m.google.com, and Tap OK.

5.

Tap Use pref. access pt. and tap No.

6.

Tap Acc. point sett > Bearer settings.

7.

Tap Pack. data acc. pt., type goto.virginmobile.uk and tap OK.

8.

Tap Username, type in user then tap OK.

 
 
 
 
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9.

Press the back button three times.

10.

Press and hold the network name, Virgin Internet and choose Activate.

11.

Press the back button again.

12.

Tap Default config. sett. then Tap Personal config.

13.

Tap default then press the back button twice to go back to the Home screen.

14.

You should see 3G, H, E or G, next to your signal bars, which means that you're connected.

MMS APN

1.

Tap Menu > Configuration > Personal settings.

2.

Tap Options > Add new > Multimedia msg.

3.

Tap Account name, type Virgin MMS and tap OK.

4.

Tap Server address, enter http://mms.virginmobile.co.uk:8002 and tap OK.

5.

Tap Use pref. acc. pt. and tap No.

6.

Tap Acc point sett. > Proxy > Enable.

7.

Tap Proxy address, type in 193.30.166.2 and tap OK.

8.

Tap Proxy port, type 8080 and tap OK.

 
 
 
 
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9.

Tap Bearer settings.

10.

Tap Pack. data acc. pt., enter goto.virginmobile.uk and tap OK.

11.

Tap Username, type user and tap OK.

12.

Tap Back three times.

13.

Press and hold your finger on the Virgin MMS name and tap Activate.

14.

Tap BackDef. config. sett. > Personal config.

15.

Tap Default, then tap Back twice to get to the Home screen.

Hopefully that's you sorted, but if you need more help, you can get in touch with a Team Knowhow Expert here.

 
 
 
 
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