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MTN Internet Settings 2021 See 3G & 4G MTN Configuration Settings

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Are you among the Mtn users? Do you have a phone that browses? Do you have the mtn right internet settings? To start enjoying high-speed internet, you need the right settings on your device. This article will give you information on MTN Internet Settings 2020 and 3G & 4G MTN Configuration Settings, read through carefully.

MTN Internet Settings 2021 See 3G & 4G MTN Configuration Settings

History of MTN Nigeria

The company was founded in 1994 as M-Cell with assistance from the South African government. In 1995, it replaced its then-CEO, John Beck, with Robert (Bob) Chaphe. Founder and Stanford Ph.D. Leena Jaitley In 2001, the company reported that its controlling shareholder was Johnnic Holdings, and the chairperson was Irene Charnley.

In 2002, Phuthuma Nhleko became the CEO, replacing then-CEO Paul Edwards, who had invested in expansion to Nigeria. MTN’s competitors in South Africa include Vodacom and Telkom Mobile.

However, in May 2008, Bharti Airtel, an India-based telecommunications company, explored the possibility of buying MTN Group. Reliance Communications was also in talks with MTN for a “potential combination of their businesses”. In July, the two companies ended discussions regarding the merger.

In June 2008, MTN Group agreed to purchase Verizon Business South Africa, which was a provider of data services to customers in South Africa and four other African countries. The acquisition was completed on 28 February 2009.

Also, on 26 June 2009, MTN Group’s subsidiary merged with Belgacom International Carrier Services (BICS), a subsidiary of Belgacom. The combined subsidiary functioned as the international gateway for carrier services of MTN.

In October 2012, MTN announced a partnership with Afrihost to provide DSL Broadband services in Africa.

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In November 2012, South African holding company Shanduka Group acquired a minority stake in MTN Group’s Nigeria business for $335 million. MTN mast in Kaduna State

In 2014, MTN was named on the 2014 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand rankings and named the Most Admired and Most Valuable Brand in Africa. MTN retained its ranking as the Most Admired and the Most Valuable African brand in 2015.

In March 2016, the company appointed Rob Shuter as Chief Executive Officer. The shutter was replaced on 1 September 2020 when Ralph Mupita was appointed Chief Executive.

The Essence of MTN Internet Settings

To access the internet with mobile phones or modem, you need to activate it by loading the mobile network’s GPRS or 3G internet settings to your mobile phone. 3G or GPRS settings can be obtained in two ways, automatic and manual methods.

Although a mobile phone may be internet-ready, it will require activation with 3G or GPRS settings before it can be used to browse the internet.

In this article, you will find information on activating your mobile phone for internet browsing on MTN, Glo mobile, Airtel, 9Mobile, and so on. For a mobile phone to access internet services, you need to load the appropriate internet, 3G, or GPRS settings.

More on MTN Settings

In Nigeria, you do not worry about activating your mobile phone for internet access if you are using CDMA. This is because CDMA networks usually carry exclusive mobile phones, which are often preloaded with internet settings.

When buying a mobile phone from network exclusive outlets, ask whether the mobile phone has been activated with the required internet settings and if not request internet configuration on the spot.

MTN Internet Settings 2021

To start enjoying high-speed internet, you need the right settings on your device. Please follow these simple steps to get ready for an unbeatable internet experience.

  • Text SETTINGS to 3888, free of charge.
  • The settings will be sent to you by SMS, please save the settings as soon as they are delivered to avoid deleting them in error

For the best browsing experience, find below internet settings for different devices;

Smartphones & Devices (Android, iOS, MiFi, etc.)

  • Account Name: MTN WEB
  • Port : 
  • Username: 
  • Password: 
  • Access point name (APN): web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net

Feature phones (WAP settings)

  • Account Name: MTN WAP
  • IP address (Proxy): 10.199.212.2
  • Port: 9201
  • Username: web
  • Password: web
  • Access point name (APN): web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net

To check that you have the right Proxy settings on your Smartphones, kindly follow the steps below;

  • Go to Settings
  • Pick More Network or Mobile Network
  • Enter Access Point Name
  • Click MTN GPRS or MTN WEB
  • Remove the Proxy IP address: 10.199.212.2
  • Remove the Port setting: 8080
  • Then save and browse again.

MTN Autoconfiguration

In general, if you want to get the Internet configuration settings from MTN without self-installation, you can try to use the function of autoconfiguration. To do so, send an SMS “settings” to the number “3888” (type this information without quotes).

More often, this should take about 5 minutes for your phone to apply these configurations. When you get the reverse SMS from MTN, don’t forget to save your settings immediately to avoid mistakes.

But, there are also cases, then your phone, even if it’s modern can’t accept such info automatically. Still, it’s not a big problem to apply configurations manually.

MTN Manual 3G/3.5G/GPRS Settings for Full Internet

This manual setting can be used for Mobile phones and modems:

IP Address: 10.199.212.2 (May not be required)
Port: 8080 (May not be required)
Username: web
Password: web
Access point name (APN): web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net

Manual 3G/3.5G/GPRS Settings for WAP Mobile Internet

Account name: MTN GPRS
IP Address: 10.199.212.2
Port: 9201
Username: web
Password: web
Access point name (APN): web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net

After all these steps your phone should be ready for Internet usage. If you still observe problems with the Internet connection you can try to visit the nearest MTN office or to get in touch with the MTN support service and call “180”.

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