Ultra Mobile is an American mobile network operator company. It offers talk, text, and data plans with international calling with free calls to over 80 international destinations. If you are a person that has friends or family members in many countries around the world, one of Ultra’s affordable prepaid plans may be just the right thing for you. Ultra also offers nationwide coverage on T-Mobile’s 5G network, flexible data options, no hidden fees, no contracts, new phones, and the opportunity to bring your own phone and number if you wish. You can learn more about the company on its official website. However, in this article, we’ll take a closer look at the Ultra Mobile APN settings.
What Are Ultra Mobile APN Settings?
APN is an abbreviation that stands for Access Point Names. These are configuration settings that allow a mobile device to connect to a carrier’s network.
Each carrier and MVNO has its own APN settings, and using the correct ones is important for accessing high-speed data, picture messaging, and stronger signals. If the device is connected to a network with incorrect APN settings, the connection may be weaker.
However, while each carrier has its own APN settings, those settings differ between devices with different operating systems. For example, Android phones use different Ultra Mobile APN settings than iPhones.
What Do I Need Before I Can Set Up My Ultra Mobile APN Settings?
Before you even have to think about your Ultra Mobile APN settings set up, you must first do and have the following:
- Become an Ultra Mobile customer.
- Purchase an Ultra Mobile plan.
- Decide whether you wish to buy a new Ultra device or keep your old one. You can buy an original Ultra Mobile phone at phones.ultramobile.com/phones.html or check your old phone’s compatibility with Ultra Mobile’s network and services at ultramobile.com/byop.
- Get an Ultra Mobile SIM card kit.
- Insert your Ultra SIM card into your compatible phone’s SIM card slot.
- Turn on the phone and activate it.
Only then can you set up your Ultra Mobile APN settings.
Is it Necessary to Set Up My APN Settings Manually?
If you are using an original Ultra Mobile cell phone provided by Ultra Mobile or another authorized retailer, the device probably already has the correct APN settings installed, so you won’t be required to change them yourself.
However, if you bring your own unlocked and compatible phone to use with the provider’s services, it may not have the correct APN settings. In that case, it is recommended to change the APN settings manually in order to get the best service.
Fortunately, changing the APN settings is easy and does not require any special knowledge or skills. All you have to do is to follow the instructions provided in the next sections.
Once your Ultra Mobile (original or compatible) phone has been activated along with the SIM card, you can configure your Ultra Mobile APN settings to improve your Ultra Mobile data and MMS settings using the automatic configuration tool or manually by following the below-provided instructions. Choose the manual configuration instructions for Android phones or iPhones, depending on which phone brand you have.
Ultra Mobile APN Settings for Android Phones
To make sure you have the best Ultra Mobile signal connection, and data speeds on your Android phone, you should consider changing your APN settings.
To do that, go to Settings, choose Mobile Network, press Access Point Name, and select Add Access Point. Then, you can enter the following APN values:
- Name: Ultra
- APN: Wholesale
- Proxy: blank
- Port: 8080
- Username & Password: blank
- Server: blank
- MMS: wholesale.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
- MMS Proxy: blank
- MMS Port: blank
- MCC: 310
- MNC: 260
- Authentication Type: blank
- APN Type: default,supl,mms
Note: In order to get the most out of your Ultra Mobile plan and service, you must make sure to copy the settings listed above exactly the way they are listed. Mind the capital letters versus small letters, add the appropriate commas, and mind the spacing. Also, leave the blank spaces blank. If you are worried about not copying the right values, you can always choose the automatic configuration that is also offered in your Settings.
Ultra Mobile APN Settings for iPhones
To enjoy the fastest speeds and best connectivity on your iPhone, you should consider changing your APN settings.
To change your APN settings on an iPhone, you should follow one of these instructions (depending on which iPhone model you have):
Go to Settings, Cellular, Cellular Data Options, and Cellular Network.
Go to Settings, Mobile Data, Mobile Data Options, and Mobile Data Network.
Or go to Settings, General, Network, Cellular, Cellular Data Network, and APN.
Then, you can add the following values exactly as you see them below and leave the rest of the values unchanged.
Cellular data section
- APN: alpha
- Username: blank
- Password: blank
LTE setup section
- APN: blank
- Username: blank
- Password: blank