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If you're having trouble connecting your smartphone to the O2 mobile network for internet access and multimedia messaging, this quick guide could help you get back up and running.

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How to connect your Android smartphone to O2 data services

Getting your Android handset online can be a challenge when it comes to putting the settings in manually but don’t worry, the guide below will help you get up and running on the mobile web in no time.

Finding where to put the settings in

Setting up new APN settings isn’t particularly common so the area we need to work on is buried a little deeper in the handset than other settings.

Starting from your homescreen:

  • Go to the main menu/applications list.
  • Press Settings.
  • Select Wireless and networks or More settings
  • Press Mobile networks.
  • Check Use PacketData/Mobile Data to ensure this is ticked
  • Tap Access Point Names

Adding the settings to the handset

Now we need to create a new data connection. To do this, press the Menu key and select New APN. You are now presented with a range of fields in which you can fill in the details for your mobile network data connection. Complete the fields in the list with the data below:

Name - o2 mobile web

APN - mobile.o2.co.uk (PAYG - payandgo.o2.co.uk)

Proxy, Port - Please leave blank

Username - o2web (PAYG - payandgo)

Password - password

Server - Please leave blank

MMSC - http://mmsc.mms.o2.co.uk:8002

MMS Proxy - 193.113.200.195

MMS Port - 8080

MCC - 234

MNC - 10

Authentication type - PAP

APN type - Internet + MMS (If no selection available , leave blank )

Right, it’s time to save the settings and check they’re ready to go. Press the Menu key and tap Save to store the new data connection on your handset. Press the field next to the new o2 mobile web option you’ve created to activate the data connection – you should see a green dot or tick appear next to it to show it’s enabled and ready to go.

That’s it, you're set up and activated. Press the Home key to return to your home screen and give the browser a test to see if everything’s up and running, you should be able to load a web page if things have been set up correctly.

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How to connect your iPhone to O2 data services

Getting your iPhone online can be a challenge when it comes to putting the settings in manually but don’t worry, the guide below will help you get up and running on the mobile web in no time.

To get to the correct area of the settings:

  • Tap Settings
  • Tap General
  • Tap Cellular or Mobile Data
  • Tap Cellular Data Network or Mobile Data Network

At this point you will see a page headed Cellular Data, or Mobile Data. This is a form which needs the correct details inputting, in order to connect you to the data network. The form needs to be completed as follows:

Adding the settings to the handset:

Cellular Data/Mobile Data

APN - idata.o2.co.uk (PAYG - payandgo.o2.co.uk)

Username - vertigo

Password - password

Visual Voicemail (PAYG - n/a)

APN - idata.o2.co.uk

Username - vertigo

Password - password

MMS

APN - idata.o2.co.uk (PAYG - payandgo.o2.co.uk)

Username - vertigo

Password - password

MMSC - http://mmsc-ac.mms.o2.co.uk:10021/mmsc

MMS Proxy - 193.113.200.195:8080

MMS Max Message Size - 2097152

MMS UA Prof URL - Please leave blank

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How to set up your Windows smartphone to O2 data services

Getting your Windows Phone device online can be a challenge when it comes to putting the settings in manually but don’t worry, the guide below will help you get up and running on the mobile web in no time.

Finding where to insert the settings

Setting up new APN settings isn’t particularly common so the area we need to work on is buried a little deeper in the handset than other settings.

Starting from the home screen of your handset:

Tap the arrow right in the top corner of the handset to access the main menu and press Settings. Select mobile network and then add apn.

Adding the settings to the handset

The first stage of the setup is to enable your internet connection, fill in the settings below to get setup.

Name - o2 mobile web

(also tick the box that says "make this my current APN")

APN - mobile.o2.co.uk (PAYG - payandgo.o2.co.uk)

Proxy, Proxy Port - Please leave blank

Username - o2web (PAYG - payandgo)

Password - password

The second stage of the configuration is to get your Multimedia messaging configured, fill in the settings below to get up and running. You can find this by continuing to scroll down the page of settings.

MMS APN - mobile.o2.co.uk (PAYG - payandgo.o2.co.uk)

Proxy address - 193.113.200.195

Proxy Port - 8080

Username, Password - Please leave blank

MMSC Address - http://mmsc.mms.o2.co.uk:8002

Tap save (small button with a Disk icon at the bottom)

Press the confirm icon.

Press the Home key to return to standby mode.

That’s it, you're set up and activated. Give the browser a test to see if everything’s up and running, you should be able to load a web page if things have been set up correctly.

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How to connect your Nokia feature phone (Nokia C2/C3 and Nokia Asha) to O2 data services

Getting your new Nokia handset online can be a challenge when it comes to putting the settings in manually but don’t worry, the guide below will help you get up and running on the mobile web in no time.

Finding where to insert the internet connection settings

Setting up new APN settings isn’t particularly common so the area we need to work on is buried a little deeper in the handset than other settings.

Tap on Menu and head for Settings. Select Configuration from the menu and the Personal Settings. Selecting the Add option will give us the template we need to insert the range of settings required to get our handset on the net.

The range of settings below will walk you through what to insert into each line of the template.

Inserting the Settings

Internet

  1. Tap Web
  2. Tap Account Name, enter o2 mobile web then tap OK
  3. Tap Homepage, enter http://m.google.com then tap OK
  4. Tap Use pref. acc. pt., tap No
  5. Tap Acc. point sett.
  6. Tap Proxy, tap Enable
  7. Tap Proxy address, enter 193.113.200.195 and tap OK
  8. Tap Proxy port, enter 8080 and tap OK
  9. Tap Bearer settings
  10. Tap Pack. data acc. pt., enter mobile.o2.co.uk (PAYG- payandgo.o2.co.uk) and tap OK
  11. Skip past Network type this should be set to IPv4
  12. Skip past Authentication type, this should be set as Normal
  13. Tap Username, enter o2web (PAYG - payandgo) and tap OK
  14. Tap Password, enter password then tap OK, verify with password once more and tap OK
  15. Tap Back three times
  16. Press and hold your finger on the o2 mobile web name and select Activate
  17. Tap Back
  18. Tap Def. config. sett. then tap Personal config
  19. Tap Back twice to return to the main menu.

That process should have you up and running on your mobile internet connection now, open up the browser and test a couple of web pages to check it out!

If you’re having issues with Multimedia Message (MMS) problems on your phone too, you might need to add in those settings to your device too. Again, don’t worry we’ve laid out what to do in clear steps below so take your time and walk through the guide and you’ll be sending pictures of the cats to relatives in no time!

Inserting MMS settings

From your home screen, select Menu and tap on Settings. Select Configuration and then Personal Settings. To get our template to add the settings in tap Add (if there are accounts set up press Options, then tap Add new). Now that we have our fields ready for some settings, follow the steps below to setup MMS.

Follow along to insert your MMS settings:

  1. Tap Multimedia msg.
  2. Tap Account Name, enter o2 MMS then tap OK
  3. Tap Server address, enter http://mmsc.mms.o2.co.uk:8002 then tap OK
  4. Tap Use pref. acc. pt., tap No
  5. Tap Acc. point sett.
  6. Tap Proxy, tap Enable
  7. Tap Proxy address, enter 193.113.200.195 and tap OK
  8. Tap Proxy port, enter 8080 and tap OK
  9. Tap Bearer settings
  10. Tap Pack. data acc. pt., enter mobile.o2.co.uk (PAYG - payandgo.o2.co.uk) and tap OK
  11. Skip past Network type this should be set to IPv4
  12. Skip past Authentication type, this should be set as Normal
  13. Tap Username, enter o2web (PAYG - payandgo) and tap OK
  14. Tap Password, enter password then tap OK, verify with password again and tap OK
  15. Tap Back three times
  16. Press and hold your finger on the o2 MMS name and select Activate
  17. Tap Back
  18. Tap Def. config. sett. then tap Personal config
  19. Tap Back twice to return to the main menu.

Hey presto, that’s Multimedia Messaging all setup and ready to go. We would encourage you to give it a test by sending a contact a picture from your handset but please bear in mind there will likely be a charge for this service so please check with your network first.

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HOW TO CONNECT YOUR BLACKBERRY 10 HANDSET TO o2 DATA SERVICES

Getting your BlackBerry 10 smartphone online can be a challenge when it comes to putting the settings in manually but don’t worry, the guide below will help you get up and running on the mobile web in no time.

On BlackBerry 10 devices, the internet and MMS APN settings are entered in different places.

Internet APN:

To get to the correct area of the settings from the homescreen:

  • Swipe down from the top
  • Tap Settings
  • Tap Network Connections
  • Tap Mobile Network
  • Tap APN

Adding the settings to the handset:

Complete the fields with the following data

Access Point Name (APN) - mobile.o2.co.uk (PAYG - payandgo.o2.co.uk)

Username - o2web (PAYG - payandgo)

Password - password

That’s the internet APN set up. Give the browser a test to see if everything’s up and running, you should be able to load a web page if things have been set up correctly.

MMS APN:

To get to the correct area of the settings from the homescreen:

  • Swipe left to right to access the Hub
  • Tap Text Messages
  • Tap Menu (3dots)
  • Tap Settings
  • Tap Text Messages
  • Tap Advanced

Scroll down and complete the fields onscreen with the following data:

APN - mobile.o2.co.uk (PAYG - payandgo.o2.co.uk)

Username - o2web (PAYG - payandgo)

Password - password

MMSC URL - http://mmsc.mms.o2.co.uk:8002

Proxy URL - 193.113.200.195:8080

Proxy Username & Proxy Password - Please leave blank

Finally tap Save and you're all set!

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