Android

Most Android phones are unable to accept Over-The-Air (OTA) settings and need to be set up manually.

If you're unable to make use of our sim menu service, you might want to try setting up these parameters by yourself.

Here's how to set up your MMS and GPRS in a few easy steps.

MMS Setup:

Setting up Android for MMS.

  • On the device, press the Menu key.
  • Select Settings > Wireless controls > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
  • Press the Menu key and select New APN.
  • Select Name, enter Virgin Mobile MMS and press OK.
  • Select APN, enter vmms and press OK.
  • Enter the usename and password listed below. If no value is listed, leave the field blank.
  • Select MMSC, enter http://mms.virginmobile.co.za and press OK.
  • Select MMS Proxy, enter 196.31.116.242 and press OK.
  • Select MMS Port, enter 8080 and press OK.
  • Select APN type, select mms and press OK.
  • Press the Menu key and select Save.

GPRS Setup:

Setting up Android for Internet.

  • On the device, press the Menu key.
  • Select Settings > Wireless controls > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
  • Press the Menu key and select New APN.
  • Select Name, enter Virgin Mobile Internet and press OK.
  • Select APN, enter vdata and press OK.
  • Enter the username and password listed below. If no value is listed, leave the field blank.
  • Select APN type, select default and press OK.
  • Press the Menu key and select Save.
  • Press the radio button next to Virgin Mobile Internet to set the profile as default.
  • Press the Home key.
  • Press the Menu key and select Browser.
  • Press the Menu key and select More > Settings > Set home page.
  • Enter http://wap.virginmobile.co.za and press OK.

Message Settings

From the main menu, go to Messages and press Menu key and scroll down to MMS settings ensure that the following are ticked:

  • Delivery reports
  • Read reports
  • Auto-retrieve