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Virgin Mobile APN settings for Apple iPhone 5s

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Apple iPhone 5s is compatible with Virgin Mobile HSDPA and Virgin Mobile LTE.

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

Virgin Mobile 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: inet.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: inet.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.

For Apple iPhone 5s, 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 5s compatibility with Virgin Mobile

Apple iPhone 5s is compatible with below network frequencies of Virgin Mobile. 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
  A1530Band 7 2600 MHz*
*These frequencies of Virgin Mobile may not have countrywide coverage for Apple iPhone 5s.

Explain Apple iPhone 5s compatibility with Virgin Mobile

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

Virgin Mobile 3G APN with Apple iPhone 5s

A1533 (GSM), A1453

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

Virgin Mobile 4G LTE APN with Apple iPhone 5s

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

A1533 GSM, A1533 CDMA

Apple iPhone 5s A1533 GSM, A1533 CDMA supports Virgin Mobile 4G on LTE Band 4 1700/2100 MHz.

A1530

Apple iPhone 5s A1530 supports Virgin Mobile 4G on LTE Band 7 2600 MHz only in some areas of Canada.

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

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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