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Bell APN settings for Apple iPhone 5s

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Apple iPhone 5s is compatible with Bell HSDPA and Bell LTE.

To configure Bell APN settings with Apple iPhone 5s follow below steps. Apple iPhone 5s 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

Open Settings and select Cellular Data

Turn on Cellular Data, then click APN Settings

Enter following information under Cellular Data

APN: pda.bell.ca
Username:
Password:

This version of iPad does not support MMS. However below are MMS settings in case you setup via a 3rd party app.

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 iPhone 5s, make below changes to Bell Internet & MMS APN settings to get Bell Mobility on your Apple iPhone 5s.

MMS proxyblank

For Apple iPhone 5s, 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 5s compatibility with Bell

Apple iPhone 5s is compatible with below network frequencies of Bell. iPhone 5s has variants A1533 (GSM), A1453, A1533 GSM, A1533 CDMA and A1530.

3G
HSDPAA1533 (GSM), A1453850 MHz, 1900 MHz
4G
LTEA1533 GSM, A1533 CDMABand 4 1700/2100 MHz
Band 5 850 MHz, Band 2 1900 MHz, Band 17 700 MHz, Band 13 700 MHz*
  A1530Band 5 850 MHz, Band 2 1900 MHz, Band 7 2600 MHz*
*These frequencies of Bell may not have countrywide coverage for Apple iPhone 5s.

Explain Apple iPhone 5s compatibility with Bell

Apple iPhone 5s has modal variants A1533 (GSM), A1453, A1533 GSM, A1533 CDMA and A1530.

Bell 3G APN with Apple iPhone 5s

A1533 (GSM), A1453

Apple iPhone 5s A1533 (GSM), A1453 supports Bell 3G on HSDPA 850 MHz and 1900 MHz.

Bell 4G LTE APN with Apple iPhone 5s

Compatibility of Apple iPhone 5s with Bell 4G depends on the modal variants A1533 GSM, A1533 CDMA and A1530.

A1533 GSM, A1533 CDMA

Apple iPhone 5s A1533 GSM, A1533 CDMA 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 and Band 13 700 MHz only in some areas of Canada.

A1530

Apple iPhone 5s A1530 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 iPhone 5s with Bell is 100%. The compatibility of Apple iPhone 5s with Bell, or the Bell network support on Apple iPhone 5s we have explained here is only a technical specification match between Apple iPhone 5s and Bell network. Even Apple iPhone 5s is listed as compatible here, Bell network can still disallow (sometimes) Apple iPhone 5s in their network using IMEI ranges. Therefore, this only explains if Bell allows Apple iPhone 5s in their network, whether Apple iPhone 5s will work properly or not, in which bands Apple iPhone 5s will work on Bell and the network performance between Bell and Apple iPhone 5s. To check if Apple iPhone 5s is really allowed in Bell network please contact Bell support. Do not use this website to decide to buy Apple iPhone 5s to use on Bell.

Max download & upload speeds on Bell 4G for Apple iPhone 5s per LTE band

Band 2 1900A1530 102 Mbps 51 Mbps
Band 7 2600A1530 102 Mbps 51 Mbps
Band 17 700 bA1533 GSM, A1533 CDMA 102 Mbps 51 Mbps
Band 2 1900A1533 GSM, A1533 CDMA 102 Mbps 51 Mbps
Band 4 1700A1533 GSM, A1533 CDMA 102 Mbps 51 Mbps

Apple iPhone 5s network specifications

OS iOS 7, 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 - all models
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1533 (GSM), A1453
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900), 13(700), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900) - A1533 GSM, A1533 CDMA
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300) - A1530
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