January 8, 2017

Create Telstra APN Settings Using Globe/TM, Smart/TNT and Sun Cellular

This may not the usual case where you use other country’s APN settings on your mobile phone while you are using Philippines networks, e.g. Smart/TNT, Globe/TM and Sun Cellular.
Some pepaid subscribers were able to use Australia’s Telstra access point name to any of our local SIM cards along with a VPN app like HTTP Injector, Psiphon, Hammer and OpenVPN.
You might ask why Telstra APN works even if they don’t have cell towers and networks here. We can’t answer that question, but if you really want to try, do create a manual setting on your phone by following few steps.
 Telstra APN Settings

Create Manual APN using Telstra Settings

Creating manual APN steps may differ depending on your mobile brand, but the options and naming are almost the same. Before following the procedure, make sure you know the purpose of using this APN and familiar with mobile network related setup to avoid connectivity issues.

To create new APN:

Android: Go to Settings – More - Mobile Networks - Access Point Names (APN) – Add new / +
iPhone / iOS: Go to Settings - General - Network, under Network, select Cellular Data Network - Add APN

NameTelstra / Telstra Internet
APN typeNot set
Proxy10.1.1.180 or
PasswordNot set
ServerNot set
MMSCNot set
MMS ProxyNot set
MMS Port8080
MNC02 for Globe/TM - 03 Smart/TNT - 05 Sun
Authentication TypeNot set
APN typedefault,supl
APN ProtocolIPv4
APN enable/disableIPv4
APN roaming ProtocolCheck (APN enabled)

Once done, set the newly created Telstra APN to default. Open any VPN you are using, turn on your mobile data and see if you can browse to the internet.

If above APN doesn’t work on your network, you can easily switch to previous settings to by going to Settings – More - Mobile Networks - Access Point Names then select the default APN for your network.

1 comment:

  1. After i saved it, it is automatically deleted and i need to do it all over again.