Our Mobile Phone APNs & Technical Settings

An APN or Access Point Name is an authentication setting that allows your mobile phone to connect to various services available with your plan on the Optus Network. This article covers APNs and other technical settings for Mobile Phones.

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Before you start...

If you're not an advanced user we recommend that you...
 

  • Follow the animated steps available for selected handsets here.
  • If you're not confident making these changes, refer to your user manual or your manufacturer's online documentation for assistance.

iPhone & BlackBerry APNs/Settings

The information in this article does not apply to these handsets as their respective device management applications automatically configure these settings when the handset is first 'sync'd', provided an Optus SIM card is present in the device.

iPhone

iPhone specific APNs and technical settings are automatically provisioned when you first connect your iPhone (with an Optus SIM card inserted) to iTunes and activate your service. Performing a restore will also resend these settings to your iPhone.

BlackBerry Devices

BlackBerry users are issued with specific over-the-air settings via BlackBerry Service Books when your BlackBerry plan is activated. These 'service books' can be re-issued via your BlackBerry Account.


SMS / SMSC Technical Settings

  • SMSC Number: +61411990001
  • Save as Default Message Centre, if prompted

You may need to switch your phone off and on again for these new settings to take effect 


MMS APN / Technical Settings

  • Name: Optus MMS
  • Home Page / MMSC: http://mmsc.optus.com.au:8002/
  • APN: MMS
  • Primary / MMS Proxy: 61.88.190.10
  • Port: 8070
  • MCC: 505
  • MNC: 02
  • Auth Type: PAP
  • APN type: mms
  • MMS Protocol (For Android 2.1 or higher):WAP 2.0

You must switch your device off and on again for these new settings to take effect  


Internet APN / Technical Settings

  • Name: Optus Internet
  • APN: internet (If data is not working, use: yesinternet)
    • 4G APN: yesinternet (requires compatible plan/device)
  • APN Type: Internet or blank
  • Username: Not set orblank
  • Password: Not set orblank
  • Server: Not set orblank
  • MMS Protocol (For Android 2.1 or higher): WAP 2.0
  • MMSC: Not set orblank
  • MMS Proxy: Not set or blank
  • MMS Port: Not set or blank
  • MCC: 505
  • MNC: 02
  • Authentication Type: PAP (or CHAP on some devices incl. Mac OS-X)

You must switch your device off and on again for these new settings to take effect.


Email APN / Technical Settings

It is necessary to have an email account with an email provider and to usually have all the settings for that account, including email address, password and the mail server details.

  • APN: internet
  • Incoming Mail Server Details - see below
  • Outgoing Mail Server Details - see below

Incoming mail server details

Commonly used incoming mail servers are:

  • Optus: mail.optusnet.com.au (SSL Off)
  • Hotmail: pop3.live.com (SSL On)
  • Yahoo: pop.mail.yahoo.com.au (SSL On)
  • Gmail: pop.gmail.com (SSL On)

Outgoing mail server details

The Outgoing mail server will always be smtp.optusnet.com.au when using the Optus Mobile Network, this may not work when using Wi-Fi or a non-OptusNet email account

You must switch your device off and on again for these new settings to take effect. 


Mobile as Modem or Tethering APN / Technical Settings

Most handset manufacturers provide preloaded settings/software that enables tethering by default (Tethering is the name for sharing your mobile device's internet connection with another computer/device).

It's recommended you attempt tethering using your manufacturer's default settings before editing the tethering APN.

  • Dial Up Number: *99#
  • APN: internet or yesinternet
  • Preferred/Alt DNS: 202.139.124.225
  • Initialisation String*: +cgdcont=1,"ip","internet"

*Note: The 'Initialisation String' contains no spaces and needs to have the quotation marks ["] to be correct.

You must switch your device off and on again for these new settings to take effect


Streaming APN/Technical Settings

For Live TV, YouTube, News, etc.

  • Proxy: Yes
  • Host Address: 172.22.1.2
  • Port: 554
  • APN: wap.optus.net.au
  • Lowest UDP Port: 6970
  • Highest Port: 32000

You must switch your phone off and on again for these new settings to take effect

Please Note: Streaming Videos / TV can use large amounts of data. Ensure you're aware of your plans' data inclusions and monitor your usage through My Account.


WAP APN / Technical Settings

  • Name: Optus WAP
  • Homepage: http://networker.optus.net.au/wap/index.wml
  • APN: wap.optus.net.au
  • Gateway/Proxy IP Address: 202.139.83.152
  • Port: 8070

You must switch your phone off and on again for these new settings to take effect