PinePhone APN Settings
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 [alphabetical order]
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.
NXTGENPHONE if "phone" does not work (see https://www.att.com/support/article/wireless/KM1218306/).
Bouygues Telecom (France)
Name: Bouygues Telecom APN: mmsbouygtel.com Username: <empty> Password: <empty>
Name: Free APN: free Username: free Password: <empty>
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: mineo
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
Mobile Vikings (Belgium)
Name: Mobile Vikings APN: web.be Username: web Password: web
Orange Telecom (France)
Name: Orange Internet APN: orange Username: <empty> Password: <empty>
Penny Mobil (Germany)
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>
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.
name: Red Pocket APN: RESELLER
name: Telekom APN: internet.t-mobile username: t-mobile password: tm
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 AT&T SIM (most likely works for T-Mobile as well).
Use the following APN settings:
Name: Tracfone APN: RESELLER
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 Username: Password:
Vodafone (Czech republic)
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.
- VoLTE services like Sprint or Verizon