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Orange UK APN and Network Settings

Orange was the third major UK network to release an Android phone under the guise of tlogohe awesome HTC Hero– but for those of you who are bringing your other phone across the network here are the steps you need to get it working.

Here are some simple instructions which you just need to go through step by step and you will be working 100% on Orange UK.

The following settings have been tested using an Orange pay monthly Tariff. I hope to add other details in the future- if you need any settings specifically or they don’t work- please let me know in a comment below!

Before you Start

If you are transferring over from another network make sure to request your PAC migration code to allow you to port your number across.  If you are connecting to Orange  then you need to make some changes to get it working.

To get your Unlocked Tmobile G1, HTC Magic to work on o2. ( Not sure how to unlock? Read my post on how to unlock your Android Phone)

Change the following settings

  1. For me this worked as soon as I dialled 1 from the dialer to access my voicemail.
  2. If it didn’t for you then you need to Press Menu and click settings
  3. Press Call Settings->Voicemail
  4. Set the Voicemail number to be +447973100123

(in my experience you may need to do this a few times so save Orange Voicemail as a contact to speed this up!)

Cool that’s Orange voicemail working!

Android APN and Data Settings for Orange UK
  1. I have put the settings below  however if you find that they are not working , then just dial 156 to get to the support team for settings-(and let me know via comment so I can update this post)
  2. Go to settings -> wireless controls
  3. Go to Mobile Networks -> Access Point Names
  4. Make sure you select and delete each APN on the list.
  5. Click Menu and select New APN
  6. Use the following settings:
    1. Name = Orange Internet
    2. APN = orangeinternet (case sensitive)
    3. MCC:234
    4. MNC:33
    5. APN Type: default
    6. Ignore everything else and leave it as <Not set>
    7. Then press menu and save and then turn off the phone and restart and you are done!
  7. Market should be working, email working and your browser is now working!

Nice job

To activate your MMS:

I spoke to Orange and they recommended the following settings, which didn’t seem to work for me, however it may be because my work administrator has blocked MMS.

Here are the settings recommended by Orange:

  1. finding the settings:
  • tap on all programs
  • tap on settings
  • tap on wireless controls
  • tap on mobile network settings
  • tap on access point names
  • tap the menu key
  • tap on new APN
  • enter the following information

MMS data settings:

  • Name = Orange MMS
  • APN = orangemms
  • Proxy =
  • Port = 8080
  • Username = Orange
  • Password = Multimedia
  • Server = Leave blank
  • MMSC = http://mms.orange.co.uk
  • MMS proxy =
  • MMS port = 8080
  • MMS protocol = WAP 2.0
  • MCC = 234
  • MNC = 33
  • APN type = mms

Hopefully you are all working. Let me know!


  1. You fixed my internet, THANK YOU!

  2. OH MY GOSH. Thank you so much. I spent half an hour on the phone to some creepy orange call operator who’s only solution was “I will call you tomorrow and we can see if it is fixed” without actually doing anything and then a whole lot of weirdness.

  3. thank’s for this post, was getting really anoyed that mine didn’t work with the internet couldn’t get the apn right, but this has set it all up perfect 🙂 thank’s again you dont know how happy i am!

  4. Thanks for the post, after hrs of looking at the settings on my phone to no avail, I found your post and followed it, an success im one happy person, thanks again.

  5. All I can say is that I LOVE YOU! After havingsome problems with my phone a lot of things were wiped and I had no 3G. This sorted it, so thank you so much!

  6. completely 100% works i have been messing about for 2 hours not understanding the problem find this guys easy to follow steps and proceed reluctantly but yeah 100% works i was already on orange i had just bought an unlocked phone THANKYOU! 09/02/12

  7. Thanks settings for 3g worked a treat!!

  8. Thanks so much!

  9. worked a treat * man

  10. thanks alot.

  11. TheHonorableElizaMuhammad


    I just bought an HTC Desire off Ebay and couldn’t make mobile internet work with my existing sim. So I took it into my local Orange store – they’ll help me out surely! After ten minutes of fevered prodding and poking in the back office, they implied I’d been sold a lemon so when I got home I promptly complained to the Ebay merchant – IF ONLY I’D SEEN THIS PAGE FIRST! I didn’t even have to reboot to make it work! Yeah, it’s working now and I now have to write an apology to the merchant. Thanks Orange you bunch of complete twunts.

  12. Thanks for your help. Worked a treat on my Samsung Galaxy S

    ive spent ages trying to get my 3g to work and my mms these settings worked a treat
    thanks x

  14. Great help worked right away!

  15. Just used this today 3G up and running. Need to test MMS later.

  16. Just to say the above does work on orange 3g saved me phoning customer services thankyou.

  17. awesome thanks worked a treat

  18. Just bought and unlocked an Ascend G300 so I could swap off Windows 7 to Android. This post just got my 3G working and it was painless and easy. YAY. Thank You.

  19. Works for HTC Desire S on Pay Monthly Contract as of 07/09/2012, and was confirmed as the same details as sent out by the Orange Customer Support so a ~15 minute phone call saved!

  20. Thanks soooooooooooo much! Applied an update to my Samsung weeks ago and havent had data since. Took it into the Orange store, carphone warehouse and no one had any ideas was about to send it off for repair! The andriod update cleared all the APN stuff and didnt re apply it!

    Cant say thankyou enough!

  21. Wow fantastic thank you so much!!!
    The APN settings have worked at treat.
    Alas the MMS not so well, I am asked for authentication type I put in PAP or CHAP??? And have no where to put in the MMS protocol. Traffic seems to be going from my phone but not to it. I’m still really happy but anymore advise would really be appreciated. I am using an LG E400 phone.
    Thanks again, this page was soo helpful.

    • Update…
      Went to the orange setup website and found a photo messaging link where you put in your phone make and model and number and they send you a text with an install link and hey presto it all works.
      All the settings are as yours except…
      Proxy left blank
      Port left blank
      MMS proxy
      Authentication type PAP
      Don’t know about password.
      Hope this helps
      Thanks again

  22. You are a champion! Bought my HTC Hero 6 months ago and unlocked it from the Three Network to use it on orange. I couldnt log onto the internet via 3G so after speaking to Orange customer services on 3 different occasions, I still could not resolve the problem. This worked 100% without even turning the phone off first. Thanks a million!!

  23. Sorry this didn’t work for me. Any other ideas out there?

  24. tried this and it hasn’t changed anything, when i get my mms message up, there is a download button, i press that and it just fades and then a notification comes up saying general network failure 🙁 help!

  25. Τhis tеxt is invaluable. When cаn I find out more?

  26. I work in Mali west Africa. I need to set up my Huwei tablet for orange 3G.
    It did work but I reset the phone and lost my APN settings, can You please help me

  27. Worked a treat on Ascend G300 fantastic , thanks a lot .

  28. thank you for this website helped alot
    gave me the answer i couldn’t find else where

  29. I don’t even understand how I finished up here, however I believed this post was once great. I don’t know
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  30. We had a customer whos Galaxy S never sent or received MMS’s. Orange gave us a completely different set of settings that never worked – we put your settings in and it started working perfectly.

    Many thanks for sharing!


    Nelson IT Services.

  31. You beautiful beautiful person!!!!!!

  32. Recently stoped being able to use the internet on my phone and after a week in which orange sent me settings updates whixh didn’t work and got me to delete all my texts which also didn’t work but sid annoy me, I found this solution. This worked a treatand I was back on the net in less than 5 minutes.

    Thanks for the advice and help.

  33. Hi I’m struggling to get my Samsung e2200 chat on the Internet and reviving mms/picture messages It’s on orange I true to follow your apn details above but it’s a little different on this phone I’m just wondering of you could help cheers

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  37. Even orange didn’t know what to do!!! Sending me a new sim card. Was on phone for over half an hour, follow these steps and BOOM!! Works a treat!!


    You’re a legend!!

  38. 3g working mms not samsung galaxy s2

  39. Didnt work for me, i have a samsung galaxy s4. any ideas?

  40. DUDE! 😀 Advice is awesome, I didn’t realise that my legend could actually have 3g thought I’d have to constantly be on the look out for free wifi all the time. Plus, more to the point, I didn’t even realise the 3g settings were the problem with downloading picture messages! You rock, thanks muchly 🙂 x

  41. Tried many, MANY different settings from various sources – seems as though the settings recommended by EE are different from what is needed by an older Orange sim. Typed these in, and it works like a charm, thankyou! PS DONT FORGET TO EITHER RESTART THE PHONE OR GIVE IT SOME TIME FOR THE SETTINGS TO BE RECOGNISED!! mine didnt work for a couple of minutes after this and I nearly labelled it a failure before id given it enough time.

  42. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!! :)))))))

  43. Great thank you, working – as previous comments – the configuration provided by the EE did not work this worked immediately on a LG-P500

  44. The 3G one worked for me. I bought my HTC one from a friend unlocked from vodaphone to orange, I’m on EE. I still can’t send or receive MMS with the above settings. Any other ideas?

  45. Thank you SOOO much, one happy bunny here, MWAAHH X

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