The UK has several mobile phone networks with many sub-providers or Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) offering deals off their infrastructure, so this actually limits the number of APN (Access Point Names) settings which exist. The APN is kind of like the dial-up connection to the Cellular Network. If you are using an MNO then you can link back the APN settings required to the main infrastructure provider. Every mobile connected devices will have APN settings and these settings also apply to USB Data Dongles and MiFi Routers.
While there has also been a push to 4G networks (and some 5G currently), its often 3G networks which are more stable and if you’re having poor connectivity and bandwidth on a provider, try setting your connection to use 3G.
EE APN settings Name: EE Internet APN: everywhere Username: eesecure Password: secure MMSC: http://mms/ MMS Proxy: 188.8.131.52 MMS Port: 8080 Authentification Type: PAP APN Type: internet+MMS. (If an entry is required type a * on its own) O2 APN settings Name: o2 Internet APN: mobile.o2.co.uk (PAYG - payandgo.o2.co.uk) Username: o2web (PAYG - payandgo) Password: password MMSC: http://mmsc.mms.o2.co.uk:8002 MMS Proxy: 184.108.40.206 MMS Port: 8080 Authentification Type: PAP APN Type: internet+MMS. (If an entry is required type a * on its own) Three APN settings Name: 3 Internet APN: three.co.uk MMSC: http://mms.um.three.co.uk:10021/mmsc MMS Proxy: mms.three.co.uk MMS Port: 8799 APN Type: internet+MMS. (If an entry is required type a * on its own) Vodafone APN settings Name: Vodafone Internet APN: internet (PAYG - pp.vodafone.co.uk) Username: web (PAYG - wap) Password: web (PAYG - wap) MMSC: http://mms.vodafone.co.uk/servlets/mms MMS Proxy: 220.127.116.11 MMS Port: 8799 Authentification Type: PAP APN Type: internet+MMS. (If an entry is required type a * on its own)
The different subproviders are:
|Sub-Provider||Use APN Settings for|
|Age UK My Phone||Vodafone|
|Airwave Smart Mobile||EE|
|Simple Call Mobile||EE|
|Talk Home Mobile||EE|
|The People’s Operator||Three|
|The Phone Co-Op||EE|