Virgin Mobile APN settings for Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5 is compatible with Virgin Mobile HSDPA and Virgin Mobile LTE.
To configure Virgin Mobile APN settings with Apple iPhone 5 follow below steps.
Virgin Mobile 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.
For Apple iPhone 5, when you type Virgin Mobile APN settings, make sure you enter APN settings in correct case. For example, if you are entering Virgin Mobile Internet & MMS APN settings make sure you enter APN as inet.bell.ca and not as INET.BELL.CA or Inet.bell.ca.
Apple iPhone 5 compatibility with Virgin Mobile
Apple iPhone 5 is compatible with below network frequencies of Virgin Mobile. iPhone 5 has variants GSM A1428 and A1429.
|HSDPA||GSM A1428||850 MHz, 1900 MHz|
|LTE||GSM A1428||Band 4 1700/2100 MHz|
Explain Apple iPhone 5 compatibility with Virgin Mobile
Apple iPhone 5 has modal variants GSM A1428 and A1429.
Virgin Mobile 3G APN with Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5 GSM A1428 supports Virgin Mobile 3G on HSDPA 850 MHz and 1900 MHz.
Virgin Mobile 4G LTE APN with Apple iPhone 5
Compatibility of Apple iPhone 5 with Virgin Mobile 4G depends on the modal variants GSM A1428 and A1429.
Apple iPhone 5 GSM A1428 supports Virgin Mobile 4G on LTE Band 4 1700/2100 MHz.
Apple iPhone 5 A1429 does not support Virgin Mobile 4G LTE.
Overall compatibililty of Apple iPhone 5 with Virgin Mobile is 100%. The compatibility of Apple iPhone 5 with Virgin Mobile, or the Virgin Mobile network support on Apple iPhone 5 we have explained here is only a technical specification match between Apple iPhone 5 and Virgin Mobile network. Even Apple iPhone 5 is listed as compatible here, Virgin Mobile network can still disallow (sometimes) Apple iPhone 5 in their network using IMEI ranges. Therefore, this only explains if Virgin Mobile 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 Virgin Mobile and the network performance between Virgin Mobile and Apple iPhone 5. To check if Apple iPhone 5 is really allowed in Virgin Mobile network please contact Virgin Mobile support. Do not use this website to decide to buy Apple iPhone 5 to use on Virgin Mobile.
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