There are hundreds of Used Cell Phones sellers on Sites such as Kijiji, Craigslist, ebay. With this many sellers, how do you know which seller to trust? How do you know the device you are buying is not stolen or blacklisted?

Since no proof of purchase is given when you buy from a private seller, you could lose your hard earned money if the device can’t be use.

What to do before handing over your hard earned money to a Private Cell phone seller:

  1. Before meeting the seller, ask them to provide the device IMEI number. (Finding the IMEI is as easy as Dialling *#06# on most devices ) A trusted seller with nothing to hide will provide the IMEI without objections
  2. Click Here and enter the IMEI provided to check the status of the device. ( A message will appear with the status of the device)
  3. When you meet with the seller, test the device.
  4. Put in your sim card
  5. Make a test phone call / text
  6. Make sure the device receives cellular service.

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You just bought a New or Used Device and popped in your Sim Card. Calls, text and everything works, but can’t check your emails or social media because the internet of the device is not working. Do NOT rush back to return the device, this is an easy fix. The APN of the device needs to be set. 90% of the time devices automatically set the APN without any input from you and a number of times the user has to set the APN Once after switching devices in other for Data to work.

 

What is APN?

Access Point Name (APN) is the name for the settings your phone reads to set up a connection to the gateway between your carrier’s cellular network and the public Internet.

Setting APN on your Device.

The first thing you’ll need to do is find the right APN settings for the network you want to use, as all Carriers have different APN settings. We have provided APN settings of popular Canadian Carriers below.

Android Devices

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Wireless & Network
  3. MobileNetworks
  4. Access Point Names or APN
  5. Enter APN settings from your carrier

 

 

Apple IOS Devices

  1. Settings
  2. Cellular
  3. Cellular Data Options
  4. Cellular Network.

OR

  1. Settings
  2. Mobile Data
  3. Mobile Data Options
  4. Mobile Data Network.

 

APN Settings for Popular Canadian Carriers

Bell Mobility and Solo Mobile

APN: pda.bell.ca
Proxy: web.wireless.bell.ca
Port: 80
Username: <Not set>
Password: <Not set>
Server: <Not set>
MMSC: http://mms.bell.ca/mms/wapenc
MMS proxy: web.wireless.bell.ca
MMS port: 80
MCC : 302
MNC : 610
APN type : <Not set>

Virgin Mobile Canada

APN: inet.bell.ca
Proxy: web.wireless.bell.ca
Port: 80
Username: <Not set>
Password: <Not set>
Server: <Not set>
MMSC: http://mms.bell.ca/mms/wapenc
MMS proxy: web.wireless.bell.ca
MMS port: 80
MMS protocol: WAP 2.0
MCC : 302
MNC : 610
APN type : <Notset>

TELUS Mobility

Name: TELUS SP
APN: sp.telus.com
Proxy: 74.49.0.18
Port: 80
Username: <Not set>
Password: <Not set
Server: <Not set>
MMSC: http://aliasredirect.net/proxy/mmsc
MMS Proxy: 74.49.0.18
MMS Port: 80
MCC: 302
MNC: 220
APN type: default,mms

Koodo Mobile

Name: Koodo SP
APN: sp.koodo.com
Proxy server: 74.49.0.18
Port: 80
Username: <Not set>
Password: <Not set>
Server: <Not set>
MMSC: http://aliasredirect.net/proxy/koodo/mmsc
Proxy server: 74.49.0.18
Port: 80
MCC : 302
MNC : 220
APN type: default,mms

Rogers

You will need to create two APN’s

For Internet

Name: Rogers
APN: internet.com
Proxy: <Leave in Blank>
Port: <Leave in Blank>
Username: wapuser1
Password:  wap
Server: <Leave in Blank>
MMSC: http://mms.grps.rogers.com
MMS Proxy: 10.128.1.69
MMS Port: 80
MCC: 302
MNC: 720
Authentication type: None
APN type: default,supl

For MMS (Picture Messaging)

Name: Rogers MMS
APN: media.com
Username: media
Password: mda01
Server: 172.25.0.107
MMSC :http://mms.gprs.rogers.com
MMS Proxy: 10.128.1.69
MMS Port: 80
MCC: 302
MNC: 720
APN Type: mms

Fido Mobile

You will need to create two APN’s

For Internet
Name: fido internet
APN: internet.fido.ca
Username: fido
Password: fido
APN Type: default
Leave All other Settings Blank

For MMS (Picture Messaging)
Name: fido mms
APN: mms.fido.ca
MMSC: http://mms.fido.ca
MMS Proxy: 205.151.011.013
APN Type: mms
Leave All other Settings Blank

Chatr

APN: chatrweb.apn
Proxy: >blank<
Port: >blank<
Username: >blank<
Password: >blank<
Server: >blank<

MMSC: http://mms.chatrwireless.com
MMS Proxy: 205.151.11.11
MMS Port:8080
MCC: 302
MNC: 720
Authentication type: None

PC Mobile (President’s Choice) or Public Mobile

APN: sp.mb.com
Proxy: >blank<
Port: >blank<
Username: >blank<
Password: >blank<
Server: >blank<
MMSC: http://aliasredirect.net/proxy/mb/mmsc
MMS Proxy: 74.49.0.18
MMS Port: 80
MCC: 302
MNC: 220
Authentication type: None
APN type: default,supl,mms

Freedom / Wind Mobile

For Internet
Name: internet.freedommobile.ca
APN: internet.freedommobile.ca
Username:
Password:
APN Type: default
Leave All other Settings Blank

For MMS (Picture Messaging)
Name:mms.freedommobile.ca
APN:mms.freedommobile.ca
MMSC: http://mms.freedommobile.ca
MMS Proxy: 74.115.197.70
MMS Port: 8080
MCC: 302
MNC: 490
APN Type: mms
Leave All other Settings Blank

Sasktel

For Internet
Name: inet.stm.sk.ca
APN: inet.stm.sk.ca
Username:
Password:
APN Type: default
Leave All other Settings Blank

For MMS (Picture Messaging)
Name: SaskTel MMS
APN: proxy.stm.sk.ca
MMSC: http://mms.sasktel.com
MMS Proxy: mig.sasktel.com
MMS Port:
MCC: 302
MNC:780
APN Type: mms
Leave All other Settings Blank