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Bell APN settings for Apple iPad mini 3

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Apple iPad mini 3 is compatible with Bell HSDPA and Bell LTE.

To configure Bell APN settings with Apple iPad mini 3 follow below steps. Apple iPad mini 3 maximum data transter speed with Bell is 102/51 Mbps while Bell is capable of speeds up to 300/100 Mbps.

Bell Internet & MMS APN settings

In the main menu, tap Settings
Tap Cellular.

Check that Cellular Data is turned on.
Tap Cellular Data Network
(If this setting does not appear on the device, it has not unlocked and settings cannot be manipulated manually.)

Go to Cellular Data section and enter below information

APN: pda.bell.ca
Username:
Password:

Go to LTE Setup (Optional) section and enter below information

APN: (Leave Blank)
Username: (Leave Blank)
Password: (Leave Blank)


Enter the below details in MMS section:

APN: pda.bell.ca
Username:
Password:
MMSC: http://mms.bell.ca/mms/wapenc
MMS Proxy: web.wireless.bell.ca
MMS Max Message Size: 1048576
MMS UA Prof URL: http://www.apple.com/mms/uaprof.rdf


Press the Home button to save the APN and exit to the main screen.
Restart the device.

If the above Bell Internet & MMS APN settings do not work on your iPad mini 3, make below changes to Bell Internet & MMS APN settings to get Bell Mobility on your Apple iPad mini 3.

MMS proxyblank

For Apple iPad mini 3, when you type Bell APN settings, make sure you enter APN settings in correct case. For example, if you are entering Bell Internet & MMS APN settings make sure you enter APN as pda.bell.ca and not as PDA.BELL.CA or Pda.bell.ca.

Apple iPad mini 3 compatibility with Bell

Apple iPad mini 3 is compatible with below network frequencies of Bell. iPad mini 3 has variants A1600 and A1601.

3G
HSDPA850 MHz, 1900 MHz
4G
LTEA1600Band 4 1700/2100 MHz
Band 5 850 MHz, Band 2 1900 MHz, Band 17 700 MHz, Band 13 700 MHz, Band 7 2600 MHz*
  A1601Band 5 850 MHz, Band 2 1900 MHz, Band 7 2600 MHz*
*These frequencies of Bell may not have countrywide coverage for Apple iPad mini 3.

Explain Apple iPad mini 3 compatibility with Bell

Apple iPad mini 3 has modal variants A1600 and A1601.

Bell 3G APN with Apple iPad mini 3

Apple iPad mini 3 supports Bell 3G on HSDPA 850 MHz and 1900 MHz.

Bell 4G LTE APN with Apple iPad mini 3

Compatibility of Apple iPad mini 3 with Bell 4G depends on the modal variants A1600 and A1601.

A1600

Apple iPad mini 3 A1600 supports Bell 4G on LTE Band 4 1700/2100 MHz.
It will also support Bell 4G on LTE Band 5 850 MHz, Band 2 1900 MHz, Band 17 700 MHz, Band 13 700 MHz and Band 7 2600 MHz only in some areas of Canada.

A1601

Apple iPad mini 3 A1601 supports Bell 4G on LTE Band 5 850 MHz, Band 2 1900 MHz and Band 7 2600 MHz only in some areas of Canada.

Overall compatibililty of Apple iPad mini 3 with Bell is 100%. The compatibility of Apple iPad mini 3 with Bell, or the Bell network support on Apple iPad mini 3 we have explained here is only a technical specification match between Apple iPad mini 3 and Bell network. Even Apple iPad mini 3 is listed as compatible here, Bell network can still disallow (sometimes) Apple iPad mini 3 in their network using IMEI ranges. Therefore, this only explains if Bell allows Apple iPad mini 3 in their network, whether Apple iPad mini 3 will work properly or not, in which bands Apple iPad mini 3 will work on Bell and the network performance between Bell and Apple iPad mini 3. To check if Apple iPad mini 3 is really allowed in Bell network please contact Bell support. Do not use this website to decide to buy Apple iPad mini 3 to use on Bell.

Max download & upload speeds on Bell 4G for Apple iPad mini 3 per LTE band

Band 17 700 bA1600 102 Mbps 51 Mbps
Band 2 1900A1600 102 Mbps 51 Mbps
Band 4 1700A1600 102 Mbps 51 Mbps
Band 7 2600A1600 102 Mbps 51 Mbps
Band 2 1900A1601 102 Mbps 51 Mbps
Band 7 2600A1601 102 Mbps 51 Mbps

Apple iPad mini 3 network specifications

OS iOS 8.1, upgradable to iOS 9.2
Network bands GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat3 100/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
Network frequencies GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850) - A1600
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300) - A1601
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