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O2 GPRS WAP Settings Workaround for HTC Wildfire

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Monday, 29 November 2010 00:00

When I first acquired my HTC Wildfire it was on Vodaphone Pay & Go. My intention was to get my android unlocked so that I could remain on O2. I was rather annoyed (after spending almost £23 getting my Wildfire unlocked) to find that O2 no longer supported this handset. I never expected this to be the case, but what did I know? Being the android newbie that I was, I was also unaware that I needed a 3G sim, not 2G, to enable me to use the internet efficiently when I was out and about. The 3G sim was easily remedied; after a small argument with the O2 sales rep (they tried to insist that I visit my local O2 shop to pick up the sim) my 3G sim was winging its way to me in the post. The problem was that I also needed the correct GPRS WAP settings to access O2 mobile internet or I could kiss O2 goodbye forever.



I was advised by O2 that they would send me the GPRS WAP settings for HTC Smart and that with a little improvisation this should do the job. Without further ado the improvised settings are as follows...

From your home screen:

  1. Press - menu
  2. Tap - Settings
  3. Tap - Wireless & networks
  4. Tap - Mobile networks
  5. Tap - Access Point Names
  6. Press - menu
  7. Tap - New APN

Then enter these settings:

Note; All letters are case sensitive (they must be typed exactly as they appear ie: lower or upper case). And remember to use the letter 'o' and not zero when typing O2.

  1. Name = O2 Pay & Go
  2. APN =
  3. Proxy =
  4. Port = 8080
  5. Username =
  6. Password = password
  7. Server =
  8. MMSC =
  9. MMS proxy =
  10. MMS port =
  11. MMS protocol = WAP 2.0
  12. MCC = 234
  13. MNC = 10
  14. Authentication type = None
  15. APN =

Next press menu then Save, after which you should be diverted to a screen which confirms you are on O2 with a green dot next to O2 Pay & Go. To access your new APN settings go back to the home screen, press menu, Settings, Wireless & Networks and tick Mobile network. You should now be connected - you will see the G (3G) symbol at the top of your homescreen if it has worked.

MMS Settings

From your home screen:

  1. Press - menu
  2. Tap - Settings
  3. Tap - Wireless & networks
  4. Tap - Mobile networks
  5. Tap - Access Point Names
  6. Press - menu
  7. Tap - New APN

Then enter these settings below the GPRS settings you have just added:

  1. Server =
  2. MMSC =
  3. MMS proxy =
  4. MMS port = 8080
  5. MMS protocol = WAP 2.0
  6. MCC = 234
  7. MNC = 10
  8. Authentification type = None
  9. APN type = *

It is important to make sure that you are on the correct O2 tariff that supports mobile internet such as Text and Web otherwise you will be charged up to £1 a day useage fee; note that this £1 fee is taken off the second that you connect to the mobile internet. Also it is worth checking that your Wildfire reconnects to your home wifi network when mobile internet is not needed as it often doesn't automatically revert back.

Please note that the settings for mobile internet are tried and tested,mms settings are not tested and cannot guarantee but should work . Mobile internet settings need to be implemented first.

Let me know if these settings worked for you.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 31 March 2012 12:36 )


#49 lee wood 2012-05-15 13:05
thanks your a star all worked first time what a legend
#48 Colin rogers 2012-04-23 07:27
Works hurray :lol:
#47 shannon 2012-03-20 21:37
whats the apn for mms?
#46 dawny 2012-03-05 17:07
Thanx, finally gt it working, bt do u av to pt both settings in as i av wifi at home nd am on tx nd web?x
#45 Caroline 2012-03-03 23:25
ey, internet connection worked first time although i still don't seem to be able to send MMS messages
#44 Dawn 2012-01-16 14:23
i have tried these settings and nothing is working please help.
#43 Gary Johnson 2011-12-28 17:17
This works so well thank you very much instant result. i unlosked my phone from virgin 2 weeks ago and have tried everything to connect to my O2 internet: NOW I CAN. Again thank you
#42 Jamie LUFC 2011-12-17 11:14
Thank you so musch. U have saved my day!!!
#41 Al 2011-11-15 22:29
many thanks. After 3 attempts at talking to O2 and them sending me info which didn't seem to make any difference I tried your solution and hey presto, it works.

#40 em 2011-11-02 01:03
hey thanks for this it work first time woop woop xx

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