Fastest Optus APN for (High Speed) Internet [updated]

Here are the best and fastest APN settings for Optus that can improve your internet speed connectivity. These settings have been suggested by the company itself, so they should be highly effective and proven configurations.

Optus APN settings for Mobile, Broadband, Wireless broadband, Business Mobile Broadband

ServiceNameAPN
Mobile PhoneOptus Yes Internetyesinternet
Mobile BroadbandConnectconnect
Wireless BroadbandOptus InternetLTEBROADBAND
Business Mobile BroadbandOptus Bus Mobile Broadbandyesbusiness
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MMS Settings

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Authentication Settings for Optus

ParameterValue
ProxyBlank
PortBlank
UsernameBlank
PasswordBlank
ServerBlank
Home Page/MMSCBlank
Primary/MMS ProxyBlank
MMS PortBlank
MCC505
MNC02
Auth TypePAP
APN Typeinternet
Telephone Number*99#

Optus APN List for Prepaid and Postpaid

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table summarizing the key Optus APNs to use based on your service type and plan:

Service TypePlan NameAPN to Use
Postpaid Mobile BroadbandShared Data Plans – My Mobile Broadband Plansconnect
Shared Data Plans for iPad – My iPad Plansconnectme
Cap Plans – Power Pack Plansconnectcap
Data Cap – Data Cap Plus – Data Cap Plus Voiceconnectcap & mms
BMB (Business Plans) 3G & 4G* Plansyesbusiness
All Other 3G & 4G* Plansconnect
Prepaid Mobile BroadbandiPad & Tablet Plansconnectme
All other Prepaid 3G Planspreconnect
All other Prepaid 4G* Plansconnect
Home Wireless BroadbandHome Wireless Broadband PlansLTEBROADBAND

Notes:

  • Choose the APN specifically associated with your Optus plan and device for proper service functionality.
  • An asterisk (*) next to 4G means 4G LTE plans.

Understanding Optus APNs for Internet and Messaging

An Access Point Name (APN) acts like a gateway, connecting your device to Optus’s mobile data network. It essentially tells your device how to access the internet and send/receive multimedia messages (MMS). Optus offers different APNs depending on the specific service you need:

  • Optus Internet APN – This allows me to access the general internet on my phone, tablet, or mobile broadband device. Whenever I see my device using mobile data for web browsing or app downloads, it’s going through my Optus Internet APN connection.
  • Optus MMS APN – This particular APN facilitates sending and receiving multimedia text messages with photos, videos, audio, etc attached. Whenever my friends send me a funny picture that comes through as an MMS, my phone uses the dedicated MMS APN to retrieve that message from the Optus network.
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Configuring Optus APN Settings

Before configuring your APN, it’s essential to check your specific Optus mobile plan details to obtain the correct settings. You can find this information through:

  • Optus website: Browse the relevant support pages for your plan.
  • Optus Customer Support: Contact them via phone or online chat.
  • Plan Documentation: Refer to any brochures or information received with your plan.

Once you have the correct settings, follow these steps to set up the APN on your device:

Android

In my experience, here are the steps I took to set up the APN on my Android phone:

  1. I went to Settings > Mobile network (or Network & internet).
  2. I tapped on Advanced or Access Point Names (APNs).
  3. I tapped the “+” symbol to create a new APN.
  4. I filled in the details provided in my Optus plan information including the APN name, APN value, authentication type, MCC and MNC values.
  5. I left other fields blank unless my plan details specifically mentioned what to put there.
  6. I saved the new APN when I finished entering my details.
  7. I restarted my device to ensure the new settings took effect.

iPhone

When I set up the APN on my iPhone, I did the following:

  1. I went to Settings > Cellular.
  2. I tapped on Cellular Data Options and then APN.
  3. I tapped the “+” to create a new APN.
  4. I filled in the details from my Optus plan including username, password, server, and any other specified information in the Cellular Data Network field.
  5. I made sure to save the new APN when finished.
  6. Finally, I restarted my iPhone to ensure the settings were updated.

I suggest double-checking the exact details in your Optus plan information as the specifics can vary. But this gives an idea of the overall process I have used to set up APN settings from my experience

Troubleshooting Optus APN Issues

If you encounter issues after setting up the APN, try these basic troubleshooting steps:

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If the problem persists, contact Optus customer support for further assistance. They can diagnose the issue and provide specific solutions based on your situation.

Conclusion

That’s the blog post for today. Today, I tried showing you all the practical ways and the company-proven settings for Android and iOS devices to improve the internet speed in Optus, just by applying the APN settings. Moreover, we have provided all the screenshots that can help you to configure APNs easily on most devices. If you have any doubts, let me know in the comment section or you can contact us.

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