Bell APN settings for Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5 is compatible with Bell HSDPA and Bell LTE.
To configure Bell APN settings with Apple iPhone 5 follow below steps. Apple iPhone 5 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
Check that Cellular Data is turned on.
Tap Cellular Data Options and then Cellular Data Network.
(If this setting does not appear on the device, it has not unlocked and settings cannot be configured manually.)
Go to Cellular Data section and enter below information
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:
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 iPhone 5, make below changes to Bell Internet & MMS APN settings to get Bell Mobility on your Apple iPhone 5.
For Apple iPhone 5, 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 iPhone 5 compatibility with Bell
Apple iPhone 5 is compatible with below network frequencies of Bell. iPhone 5 has variants GSM A1428 and A1429.
|HSDPA||GSM A1428||850 MHz, 1900 MHz|
|LTE||GSM A1428||Band 4 1700/2100 MHz|
Band 17 700 MHz*
|A1429||Band 5 850 MHz*|
Explain Apple iPhone 5 compatibility with Bell
Apple iPhone 5 has modal variants GSM A1428 and A1429.
Bell 3G APN with Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5 GSM A1428 supports Bell 3G on HSDPA 850 MHz and 1900 MHz.
Bell 4G LTE APN with Apple iPhone 5
Compatibility of Apple iPhone 5 with Bell 4G depends on the modal variants GSM A1428 and A1429.
Apple iPhone 5 GSM A1428 supports Bell 4G on LTE Band 4 1700/2100 MHz.
It will also support Bell 4G on LTE Band 17 700 MHz only in some areas of Canada.
Apple iPhone 5 A1429 supports Bell 4G on LTE Band 5 850 MHz only in some areas of Canada.
Overall compatibililty of Apple iPhone 5 with Bell is 100%. The compatibility of Apple iPhone 5 with Bell, or the Bell network support on Apple iPhone 5 we have explained here is only a technical specification match between Apple iPhone 5 and Bell network. Even Apple iPhone 5 is listed as compatible here, Bell network can still disallow (sometimes) Apple iPhone 5 in their network using IMEI ranges. Therefore, this only explains if Bell allows Apple iPhone 5 in their network, whether Apple iPhone 5 will work properly or not, in which bands Apple iPhone 5 will work on Bell and the network performance between Bell and Apple iPhone 5. To check if Apple iPhone 5 is really allowed in Bell network please contact Bell support. Do not use this website to decide to buy Apple iPhone 5 to use on Bell.
Max download & upload speeds on Bell 4G for Apple iPhone 5 per LTE band
|Band 17 700 b||GSM A1428||102 Mbps||51 Mbps|
|Band 4 1700||GSM A1428||102 Mbps||51 Mbps|
Apple iPhone 5 network specifications
|OS||iOS 6, 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 - GSM A1428|
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - GSM A1428
LTE band 4(1700/2100), 17(700) - GSM A1428
LTE band 5(850), 3(1800), 1(2100) - A1429