MetroPCS USA APN Settings for iPhone/iPad & Android

Last updated on April 17th, 2021 at 06:18 pm

MetroPCS is one of the largest wireless service providers in the United States. Earlier, it was known as MetroPCS, but now it has rebranded as Metro by T-Mobile. The most popular data plans $50 and $60 bring unlimited LTE data for the users. At $60, the users also get Amazon Prime.

Since Metro has been rebranded as Metro by T-Mobile, it is a no-contract MVNO that is running on the T-Mobile LTE network. Therefore, a T-Mobile-compatible Android phone will also be compatible with Metro if you use the required APN settings.

MetroPCS APN Settings for Internet & MMS

Relevant APN Settings are necessary to access the internet and MMS services of your desired company. You cannot use the same APN Services for every wireless internet service provider. So, configure your phone or tablet by using the relevant APN Settings. Find below the APN Settings for the internet & MMS.

Category Settings
APN fast.metropcs.com
MMSC http://metropcs.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
APN type default,mms,supl
Protocol IPv4

MetroPCS 160 APN Settings

Category Settings
APN fast.metropcs.com
MMSC http://metropcs.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
APN type default,mms,supl
Authentication type None
Protocol IPV6
MVNO type gid
MVNO value 6D

 MetroPCS (Metro by T-Mobile) APN Settings for Android

The Android users need to add different configurations to access the internet and MMS services on their Android devices. Make sure, your Android device is compatible with the specifications prescribed by the Metro network. Below are the APN settings for your Android handset.

Go to the “Settings” in your phone and tap “Connections” from here.

Select the “Mobile Networks” category and tap “Access point names.”

You will see the “Add” option on the top right corner. Select this option to add new configurations.

APN Settings for Internet & MMS [Android]

Category Settings
Name Metro 2
APN fast.metropcs.com
Proxy
Port
Username
Password
Server
MMSC http://metropcs.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
MMS proxy
MMS port
MCC
MNC
Authentication type
APN type default,mms,supl
APN protocol IPv4
APN roaming protocol IPv4
Bearer Unspecified
APN PPP phone number Not set

MetroPCS APN Settings-Alternative [Android]

If the above-given APN Settings do not work for your Android device, use the following settings and leave other fields as they are.

Category Settings
Name Metro 2
APN fast.metropcs.com
Proxy
Port
Username
Password
Server
MMSC http://metropcs.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
MMS proxy
MMS port
MCC
MNC
Authentication type None
APN type default,supl,mms
APN protocol IPV6
APN roaming protocol IPv4
Bearer Unspecified
APN PPP phone number Not set
MVNO type gid
MVNO value 6D

MetroPCS APN Settings for Windows 10

In a Windows phone, you need to add a different configuration to run the internet and MMS. See the configurations below in this context.

In your Windows phone, you need to go to the “App List” and select “Settings” from here.

Open the “Network & Wireless” category here.

Tap the “Cellular & SIM” option and select “Cellular” to move ahead.

Now, open “Properties.”

In this category, there will be an option “Internet APN.” Select this option and tap “Add an Internet APN” to add a new APN configuration.

Category Settings
Profile Name Metro 2
APN fast.metropcs.com
User name
Password
Type of sign-in info
IP type IPv4
Enable Type your Mobile operator here
Proxy server (URL)
Proxy port

MetroPCS APN Settings for MMS [Windows 10]

Now go to the Cellular category and select your SIM card.

Go to the “Properties” section here.

Open “MMS APN” where you will see the “Add an MMS APN” option for new configurations. Tap this option and add the following strings.

Category Settings
Profile Name Metro 2
APN fast.metropcs.com
User name
Password
Type of sign-in info
IP type IPv4
Proxy server (URL)
Proxy port
MMSC (URL): http://metropcs.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
MMSC port:
Maximum MMS size (KB) 2048

Tap “Save” to save the settings and restart your device to apply new configurations.

MetroPCS APN Settings for MMS [Alternative]

Category Settings
Profile Name Metro 2
APN fast.metropcs.com
User name
Password
Type of sign-in info None
IP type IPv6
Proxy server (URL)
Proxy port
MMSC (URL): http://metropcs.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
MMSC port:
Maximum MMS size (KB) 2048

MetroPCS APN Settings for iOS Devices

If you are using an iOS device, you need to configure it according to the prescribed APN Settings by MetroPCS. I am going to mention here the APN Settings for iOS 12. If you want to get APN settings for iOS 10, 8, or 11, you can contact your internet service provider.

Metro APN Settings for Internet [iOS Devices]

Open “Settings” on your iOS device and select the “Cellular” category from here.

Make sure you have enabled the mobile data.

Tap “Cellular Data Options” from this category.

Open “Cellular Data” and add the following information here.

Category Settings
APN fast.metropcs.com
Username
Password

In the “LET Setup (Optional) section, you need to leave the APN, Username, and Password fields blank as they are.

MetroPCS APN Settings for MMS [iOS Devices]

Go to the MMS section and add the following configurations.

Category Settings
APN fast.metropcs.com
Username
Password
MMSC http://metropcs.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
MMS Proxy
MMS Max Message Size 1048576
MMS UA Prof URL http://www.apple.com/mms/uaprof.rdf

MetroPCS APN Settings for Internet & MMS [Firefox OS]

Some people prefer using the MetroPCS internet and MMS services on their Firefox devices. Such users need to add a different set of APN configurations to their devices. The APN settings for Windows or iOS devices do not work for Firefox. Following are the APN Settings for Firefox OS.

Open “Settings” on your device.

Tap the option “Cellular & Data” and enable the data connection.

Scroll down to the list of categories and tap “Data Settings” in the list.

Add the following strings in the given fields.

Category Settings
APN fast.metropcs.com
Identifier
Password

MetroPCS APN Settings for MMS [Firefox OS]

For MMS settings, open the “Cellular & Data” category.

Tap the “Message Settings” and add the following settings.

Category Settings
APN telstra.mms
MMSC http://mmsc.telstra.com:8002
MMS proxy 10.1.1.180
MMS proxy port 80
APN type mms
Authentication type None

Tap “OK” to save the changes and reboot your phone to apply settings.

MetroPCS APN Settings for MMS [Alternative]

Category Settings
APN fast.metropcs.com
Identifier
Password
MMSC Proxy
MMS Port
MMSC http://metropcs.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
Authentication type None
APN protocol IPV6

MetroPCS APN Settings for Ubuntu

If you are using a device that is running on Ubuntu, you need to add the following APN settings to access MetroPCS APN Settings on it.

Open “Network” and tap the option “Cellular Settings.”

Now, tap the “Carrier & APN” category. Activate your phone’s data.

Go to the “APN” and tap “Create” to add a new “Custom Internet APN” here. Add the following information in it.

Category Settings
Internet APN fast.metropcs.com
Username
Password
Authentication
Protocol IPv4

Tap “Activate” to save this profile.

MetroPCS APN Settings for MMS [Ubuntu]

Create a new “Custom MMS APN” and add the following strings in the given fields.

Category Settings
Internet APN fast.metropcs.com
MMSC http://metropcs.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
Proxy
Proxy Port
Username
Password
Authentication
Protocol IPv4

MetroPCS APN Settings for MMS [Alternative]

If the above-given APN Settings do not work for MMS, you can use the following settings.

Category Settings
Internet APN fast.metropcs.com
MMSC http://metropcs.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
Proxy
Proxy Port
Username
Password
Authentication
Protocol IPv4

Tap “Activate” and reboot your device to apply these changes.

MetroAPN Settings for Internet & MMS [Blackberry]

Blackberry users cannot use the APN settings given above for other devices. You cannot access the internet and MMS services on your Blackberry device until you add the accurate MetroPCS APN settings in it.

On your home screen, swipe down to access the apps. Tap “Settings” from here.

Open “Network Connections” and select the “Mobile Network” option.

Tap “APN” from the bottom of the screen and add the following strings.

Category Settings
APN fast.metropcs.com
Username
Password

MetroPCS APN Settings for MMS [Blackberry]

Now return to the main menu. Open “Text Messages” from here.

Here, you need to press “three dots” and select “Settings” from here.

Open “Text Messages” in this category.

Select “MMS” and tap “Advanced” from this section.

Category Settings
APN fast.metropcs.com
MMSC URL http://metropcs.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
Proxy URL :

Tap “Save” and restart your Blackberry to apply the settings.

FAQ

I have created the APN settings successfully, but still my phone does not access the internet, what should I do?
Restart your phone to refresh settings and check the phone now.
Can I use the free hotspot service?
No, hotspot service is not free.
How can I change my plan without paying additional charges?
MetroPCS doesn’t charge fee for changing a plan.
I don’t want to use the manual APN Settings. Is there an automatic APN Settings offered by MetroPCS?
Yes, it is. If you do not know how to add the APN settings manually, you can get the APN Settings for your Android and iOS devices automatically. Go to the official site and add your phone number to the given field. Download the relevant APN settings and save them into your handset. Reboot your system and that’s it.
I am using my current Android handset. How can I access the internet and MMS services?
Use the right set of APN settings to access the internet and MMS services on your Android handset.
I have used the right APN Settings for my Blackberry handset. Still, I am unable to use a 4G LTE network in it.
You need to check the coverage map on the official site of Black Wireless. It will confirm the areas where you can use the 4G LTE Network.
Can I use hotspot service free of charge?
No, it is not a free service.
Does it offer data gift plans for friends?
No, it doesn’t offer such plans.
I am facing critically low uploading and downloading speed. Is it due to the wrong set of APN settings?
No, it may be due to the network problem. If you enter the wrong APN settings, you can’t access the internet and MMS services.