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GSM Feature/Basic Phone APN Settings

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Last updated by Isabel M

Some feature phones will have their APN settings hard-coded so that they cannot be changed. If that's the case, a customer won't be able to get data on a device even if the compatibility checker may have indicated 2G data.

Before beginning these directions, insert your activated Ting GSM X1 SIM card.

  1. Press the Menu button
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select Connection
  4. Select Access Points
  5. Select New
  6. Enter APN settings
    • Name: Ting
    • APN:  wholesale
    • Leave username and password blank
  7. Select Done/Save
  8. Restart your device and wait for it to find the Ting network--this may take a minute or so

**If you got to this page by way of a link in the activation process, go back to that browser tab and click "It worked" to see your phone number.**

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    Bruce Osborne

    This is for Ting GSM only.

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    Randal Torris

    My ATT Z221 Go Phone Settings

    Start by adding APN Access point.

    Choose:

    MENU >>> Settings(gears) >>> Connections(4)

    Access point Settings(2) >>> Add

    Enter:

    Name= Ting

    APN= wholesale

    Authenticate= NONE

    Username and Password leave blank.

    Change Modem Settings.

    Choose:

    MENU >>> Settings(gears) >>> Connections(4)

    Modem setting(3)

    Enter:

    Name= Ting Modem

    APN= wholesale

    Authenticate= NONE

    Username and Password leave blank.

    Now add some profiles.

    Choose:

    MENU >>> Settings(gears) >>> Connections(4)

    Profile connect(4) >>> Add

    Enter:

    Name= Ting WAP

    Homepage= https://m.google.com

    Server address=

    Proxy= Off

    Proxy address=

    Proxy port=

    APN= Ting

    Make another one:

    Choose:

    MENU >>> Settings(gears) >>> Connections(4)

    Profile connect(4) >>> Add

    Enter:

    Name= Ting MMS

    Homepage=

    Server address= http://wholesale.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc

    Proxy= Off

    Proxy address=

    Proxy port=

    APN= Ting

    Some set up stuff.

    Text in and out from my phone is shut off.

    Google Voice handles my text and VM.

    So, I have not tested SMS or MMS.

    MENU >>> Messaging(envelope) >>> Settings(9) >>> Mult. msg. setting(1)

    Go down 3 times Change connections to Ting MMS

    (I set retrieval to manual as I'm not using it)

    Mobile Email seems to be a paid service. I'm not signing up.

    Mobile Web is an ATT branded browser, that I think uses the "WAP Cingular" APN.

    I was able to browse with it, contrary to internets. I'm not going to use it. Mostly.

    So lets set alternate browser:

    MENU >>> My Stuff(stuff) >>> Games & Apps >>> Applications >>> Browser

    Wait for it to load, then

    Options >>> Settings(0) >>> Connection settings(1)

    Choose Ting WAP. You can change the home page in Ting WAP if you dont like Google.

    Options >>> Settings(0) >>> Advanced settings(2)

    I changed Browser Mode to Simple.

    The App Center in the Menu uses the alternate browser, an easy way to get it.

  • Avatar
    Randal Torris

    My ATT Z221 Go Phone Settings

    Start by adding APN Access point.

    Choose:

    MENU >>> Settings(gears) >>> Connections(4)

    Access point Settings(2) >>> Add

    Enter:

    Name= Ting

    APN= wholesale

    Authenticate= NONE

    Username and Password leave blank.

    Change Modem Settings.

    Choose:

    MENU >>> Settings(gears) >>> Connections(4)

    Modem setting(3)

    Enter:

    Name= Ting Modem

    APN= wholesale

    Authenticate= NONE

    Username and Password leave blank.

    Now add some profiles.

    Choose:

    MENU >>> Settings(gears) >>> Connections(4)

    Profile connect(4) >>> Add

    Enter:

    Name= Ting WAP

    Homepage= https://m.google.com

    Server address=

    Proxy= Off

    Proxy address=

    Proxy port=

    APN= Ting

    Make another one:

    Choose:

    MENU >>> Settings(gears) >>> Connections(4)

    Profile connect(4) >>> Add

    Enter:

    Name= Ting MMS

    Homepage=

    Server address= http://wholesale.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc

    Proxy= Off

    Proxy address=

    Proxy port=

    APN= Ting

    Some set up stuff.

    Text in and out from my phone is shut off.

    Google Voice handles my text and VM.

    So, I have not tested SMS or MMS.

    MENU >>> Messaging(envelope) >>> Settings(9) >>> Mult. msg. setting(1)

    Go down 3 times Change connections to Ting MMS

    (I set retrieval to manual as I'm not using it)

    Mobile Email seems to be a paid service. I'm not signing up.

    Mobile Web is an ATT branded browser, that I think uses the "WAP Cingular" APN.

    I was able to browse with it, contrary to internets. I'm not going to use it. Mostly.

    So lets set alternate browser:

    MENU >>> My Stuff(stuff) >>> Games & Apps >>> Applications >>> Browser

    Wait for it to load, then

    Options >>> Settings(0) >>> Connection settings(1)

    Choose Ting WAP. You can change the home page in Ting WAP if you dont like Google.

    Options >>> Settings(0) >>> Advanced settings(2)

    I changed Browser Mode to Simple.

    The App Center in the Menu uses the alternate browser, an easy way to get it.

  • Avatar
    Blair Irvine

    I bought an old fashioned flip phone. Am I on the right page? What's a "feature" phone anyway?

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    Brian McLellan

    You're on the right page, Blair! A feature phone is just a term for cell phones that are not smart phones.

    Why are they called feature phones? Way way back in the day, cell phones could pretty much only make and receive calls (Those were those huge bricks-with-antennas you mostly only see now in older movies.)

    As the phone industry marched forward into the late 90s and early 2000s, however, phones were developed and advertised as having lots of "features", including the ability to text, surf the net, have a built-in day planner, play games, etc.

    Once smartphones hit the scene, of course, those exciting features became just normal things that everyone expects phones to have now, so these days the term "feature phone" is mainly just used to identify phones that aren't smartphones.

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