iPhone 3G MMS settings for MTN South Africa

Required: OS 3.0 and above (verified on OS 3.12)

Installing MTN MMS Settings

  • Go to “settings”
  • Go to “general”
  • Go to “network”
  • Go to “cellular data network”

Under the MMS section enter the following information:

  • APN : internet
  • Username: mtnmms
  • Password: mtnmms
  • MMSC: http://mms.mtn.co.za/mms/wapenc
  • MMS Proxy: 196.011.240.241:8080

Restart the phone and you’re good to go!

In case your Internet settings are blank, you can try the following:

  • APN: myMTN
  • Usnername: mtnwap
  • Password: mtnwap

p.s. Don’t expect there to be an MMS icon or app, its simply integrated into messaging. The only difference is that you can now attach Pictures.

block aceess to adult sites and mobile chat on your kids phone (MTN)

MTN had a parental control service that, like man of its other services is not advertised.

In order to activate it, you need to dial *101# from your kids phone. Then select option 4 to set yourself up as the guardian. Once you have setup a pin and the guardians cell number, you may then setup the blocking options, which allows you to block access to adult content, gambling or chat services.