How To Configure Your Phone to Access The Internet : MTN, AIRTEL, GLO, ETISALAT

Last modified on by Olusegun Fapohunda · Posted in Mobile

Before you can enjoy data on Nigeria networks, you need to configure your mobile phone. Some phones referred to as china (chinco) doesn’t receive configuration automatically so this has made their users feel they can’t browse on their phone. I have seen a friend that has 500MB free data on his phone given to him by glo for recharging, but he was unable to use it because he doesn’t have glo configuration settings on his mobile phone.

Today, I want to share how anybody can configure his/her mobile phone manually and automatically. By the end of this post, you will be able to configure your phone manually if it doesn’t receive automatic configuration settings irrespective of the model you’re using. This post will explain how you can use internet on the major and giant ISP (MTN, GLOBACOM, AIRTEL and ETSALAT) in Nigeria.


How to Configure Your Phone to Use MTN

MTN Automatic Settings

If you want to receive MTN configuration settings on your mobile phone automatically, send “settings” to “3888” (without quote) through SMS. If your phone can receive the settings automatically, a settings will be sent to you which you will be required to save. But if your phone doesn’t receive the settings, follow the manual settings as illustrated below.

MTN Manual Settings

Name : MTN
IP Address:
Port: 8080
Username: web
Password: web
Access point name (APN):

The above settings is for 3G/3.5G/GPRS wap and full internet browsing

How to Configure Your Phone to Use ETISALAT

ETISALAT Automatic Settings:

ETISALAT does not have any code to receive an automatic configuration setting, whenever you insert an ETISALAT sim card into a mobile phone that can accept automatic configuration settings, ETISALAT will automatically send you a new configuration setting which you must save on your phone in order to access the internet through your phone. But in case your phone does not accept an automatic configuration use the settings below.

ETISALAT Manual Settings:

Access point name (APN): etisalat
IP Address:
Port: 8080
Username: (Leave blank)
Password: (Leave blank)
homepage :

How to Configure Your Phone to Use AIRTEL

Before you can use your AIRTEL sim to browse, you need to activate it first. There are two ways to activate your AIRTEL for internet. The first method can be done via online at while the second method is done by calling their customer care service through 111.

AIRTEL Automatic Settings

By now you must have activated your sim as illustrated above if you haven’t used it before. To receive AIRTEL configuration automatically,
Text internet (space) Phone model (space) Phone model number as SMS to232.
For example, if you want to receive an automatic configuration settings for a Nokia 6300, You will text Internet Nokia 6300 as SMS to 232

AIRTEL Manual Settings

Name: Airtel NG
Access point name:
Username: wap
Password: wap

How to Configure Your Phone to Use GLO

GLO Automatic Settings

To receive GLO 3g internet setting, text “ACTIVATE” to “444’ using a 3g mobile phone.
To receive Glo wap settings, text your PHONE NAME & MODEL as SMS to 927 e.g. Nokia 6300 to 927
GLO Manual Settings

For Glo 3G/3.5G manual configuration

Name: Glo 3G
IP Address:
Port: 3130
Username: wap
Password: wap
Access point name (APN): glo3gvideo

For Glo Wap Manual Configuration (With Internet subscription bundle)

Account name: Glo Flat
Access point name: gloflat
IP Address:
Port: 3130
Username: flat
Password: flat

For Glo Wap Manual Configuration (Direct without any subscription plan)

Account name: Glo Direct
Access point name: glosecure
IP Address:
Port: 3130
Username: secure
Password: secure

By now, you should be able to setup up your mobile phone to use the internet. For more info and addition, use the comment box.

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38 Responses to “How To Configure Your Phone to Access The Internet : MTN, AIRTEL, GLO, ETISALAT”

  1. Lord Danito says:

    Etisalat has an automatic configuration texting too like others, is simply by texting SETTINGS to 790

  2. Jayflawless says:

    That’s not true . . . Sometimes when you insert an etisalat sim into a phone you do not get automatic configuration settings … So To get automatic configuration settings send settings to 790 . . . Admin take noTe !

  3. Dikibujiri Akinda says:

    Let us integrate.

  4. akhere says:

    how can l configure my phone for easy internet access airtel my phone name is Gionee P2 pls help me

    1. @akhere, GIONEE p2 is an android device. You don’t need to do any manual configuration.

  5. Umt says:

    Please i want help me how to set my phone to do this

    1. @Umt, what kind of phone are you using?

  6. Dammy says:

    How can I use mtn blackberry subscription with my tablet?

  7. Mumini says:

    If we do all t step that u say and the configure not work what can we do again

    1. @Mumini, the only situation where it won’t access the internet after following the steps outlined above is when you don’t have data on your line or probably, your phone is locked.

  8. Raphael says:

    I really appreciate your wonderful assistance aim high.pls i need tips on how to listen to another persons call with your phone.

    1. @Rapheal, you won’t be able to do that unless you purchase a device that does that. i mean a bug you.

  9. Austino ogonna says:

    Pls,i need data connection for browser and service provider

  10. Kingsley says:

    thank you so much for sharing this info with us. I pray God be with you all d days of your life.
    pls I need internet settings for free browsing.

    1. @Kingsley, free browsing are no longer reliable. You can try cheap data plans like the one available here.

  11. olatayo says:

    I nid manual settings live streaming configuration for mtn

    1. olusegun says:

      @olatayo, it’s available above.

  12. mr. Jaja says:

    is there any way one can configure a moderm so that it can be use with any other net work sim card in it to browse the internet. Eg …… Using an etisalat sim card on an mtn modem.

    1. olusegun says:

      @mr. Jaja, it’s possible. You have to unlock it first. Have you unlocked it? if yes/no what’s the model?

  13. divine ayoola says:

    after sending the mtn settings and they do not reply u will i use the manual settings.

    1. olusegun says:

      @divine ayoola, yes, you can use the manual settings.

  14. GEOFFREY says:

    Manual settings for configuration, is it via sms or ISP?

    1. olusegun says:

      GEOFFREY, manual setting can only be done manually by going to your configuration settings and insert the necessary settings.

  15. Admin says:

    @Lungani Magida, yes it will work

  16. Lungani Magida says:

    can the MTN confi. settings work if you are using the south african MTN sim.

  17. Anonymous says:

    gud job bro

  18. Larry says:

    pls send glo settings

    1. Admin says:

      @Larry, use the settings in the post above.

  19. Admin says:

    @temitope popoola ashorobi, these configuration settings are the default settings of Nigeria major networks and it is working but not free.

  20. temitope popoola ashorobi says:

    hi olusegun , i did the configuration as you mention above still my phone is not browning i am using x7 nokia phone pls kindly help me to configure it

  21. Anonymous says:

    How can i configure a window phone with mtn configuration settings

  22. Admin says:

    @Anonymous Presently we don’t have any free browsing trick for BlackBerry with Etisalat.

  23. Anonymous says:

    u guys need to have streamings settings too…

  24. Admin says:

    @Anonymous Am not good in that, i only share configuration settings that is done by my friends here.

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