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

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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