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The [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Access_Point_Name APN] setting is the gateway between your carrier's cellular network and the public Internet. The APN setting - if not set automatically by the user's OS -  enables the user to use the mobile Internet on the phone.
= Setting the APN =
= Setting the APN =

Revision as of 18:51, 1 November 2020

The APN setting is the gateway between your carrier's cellular network and the public Internet. The APN setting - if not set automatically by the user's OS - enables the user to use the mobile Internet on the phone.

Setting the APN

The location of the APN setting depend on the user interface the distribution is using.

Distributions with Phosh

APN settings are either located in Settings > Mobile > Access Point Names (Arch Linux ARM, PureOS, Debian + Phosh) or Settings > Network > Network Dropdown > Add new connection (pmOS, Fedora).

List of tested carriers

Disclaimer: Go to the websites of or speak to the customer support lines of those carriers which you want to use. No guarantees. This list is simply user-generated and serves to demonstrate examples of what worked for them. This list is not exhaustive, does not cover all possible carriers.

AT&T-based (USA)


APN: phone or NXTGENPHONE if "phone" does not work (see https://www.att.com/support/article/wireless/KM1218306/).


APN: phone or ndo or NXTGENPHONE

Bouygues Telecom (France)

Name: Bouygues Telecom
APN: mmsbouygtel.com
Username: <empty>
Password: <empty>

Source: https://www.assistance.bouyguestelecom.fr/s/article/parametrage-mobile-email-mms-internet

Free (France)

Name: Free
APN: free
Username: free
Password: <empty>

Source: https://mobile.free.fr/assistance/46.html

Mineo (Japan)

Tested with S plan (Softbank) and D plan (Docomo). AU plan requires VoLTE so will probably not work. Softbank plan also failed to have the SIM card detected by any of the OSes tested (pmOS, UBT, Sailfish).

Mobile LTE data currently working only on Phosh-based OSes, because they use Network Manager and Modem Manager. UBT not working yet, see issue #58. https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone/-/issues/58

APNs are provided by Mineo

Name: Mineo
APN: mineo-d.jp
Username: mineo@k-opti.com
Password: mineo

Source: https://support.mineo.jp/manual/network_setup_d.html

Mint Mobile (USA)

Call their customer service to activate using the number on their website, or activate on their website. You may also need to reboot your phone.

Use the following APN settings:

Name: Ultra
APN: Wholesale

Source: https://www.mintmobile.com/setup-for-android/

Mobile Vikings (Belgium)

Name: Mobile Vikings
APN: web.be
Username: web
Password: web

Source: https://support.vikingco.com/hc/en-us/articles/202836041-I-don-t-have-any-mobile-internet-What-do-I-do-

Orange Telecom (France)

Name: Orange Internet
APN: orange
Username: <empty>
Password: <empty>


Penny Mobil (Germany)

APN settings:

name: Penny Mobil
APN: internet.t-mobile
username: t-mobile
password: tm

Public Mobile (Canada)

Internet only, mms not tested.

Name: Public Mobile
APN: sp.mb.com
Username: <empty>
Password: <empty>

Source: https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Phones-Hardware/How-do-I-set-up-data-APN-on-my-smartphone/td-p/3

Red Pocket (USA)

You can choose AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint network. Known to work with the GSMA (ATT) SIM, calls and SMS work.

APN settings:

name: Red Pocket

Simyo (Spain)

APN settings:

 APN: orangeworld

Source: https://blog.simyo.es/simyo-configuracion-internet-wap-mms/configura-tu-movil/

Telekom (Germany)

APN settings:

Name: Telekom
APN: internet.t-mobile
Username: t-mobile
Password: tm

Source: https://www.telekom.de/hilfe/mobilfunk-mobiles-internet/mobiles-internet-e-mail/apn-mobilfunk/wie-lauten-die-apn-fuer-mobilfunk?samChecked=true

Tracfone (USA)

BYOP SIM Card Kit works with T-Mobile and AT&T compatible SIM cards provided in BYOP kit.

Calls, SMS and 3G/4G data known to work with Verizon & AT&T SIMs (most likely works for T-Mobile as well).

Use the following APN settings:

Name: Tracfone
Username: <empty>
Password: <empty>

To use Verizon's network:

Name: Tracfone
Username: <empty>
Password: <empty>

Verizon Contract (USA)

There are several APN names which can be used, but the following has worked fairly reliably for calls, SMS and data on Verizon under arch:

Name: 4G LTE Contract
APN: vzwinternet
Username: <empty>
Password: <empty>

Other APN names which appear, and may work if the above does not:


Virgin Mobile (Canada)

Settings might work with Bell Canada too since it is the same network. Calls, SMS and 4G data appear to be working fine. Note that SIM may well be nano-sim but pinephone is micro-sim and may require an adapter.

Name: Mobile Fast Web
APN: pda2.bell.ca

Vodafone (Czech republic)

Name: internet
APN: internet
Username: <empty>
Password: <empty>

Source: https://www.vodafone.cz/pece/osobni-a-firemni/otazky/zaciname-s-chytrym-telefonem/pripojeni-nastaveni-internetu-v-telefonu/

Telia (Finland)

Name: internet
APN: internet
Username: <empty>
Password: <empty>

Carriers that do not work

FreedomPop (USA)

VoIP-service. Customer service said they require Android 4.3+, and their free calling and texting works only with the Google Play app they make you use. So calls and texts don't work with non-smart phones and won't work with the PinePhone (even though it is a smart phone) because of software incompatibility. However, the data part still work if APN has been seen correctly set to fp.com.attz. You get 200MB free data per month. However, please watch out that you will get ding by $20 top up charge when over 200MB limit.

APN: fp.com.attz

Sprint (USA)

Sprint is currently not supported due to unknown issues, see also PinePhone Carrier Support#Sprint. Any input regarding this issue is highly appreciated.

APN: cinet.spcs


Other VoLTE services.

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