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Metro APN settings for Apple iPhone 5

, Updated:       Metro   Apple iPhone 5   iOS

Apple iPhone 5 is compatible with Metro GSM, Metro HSDPA and Metro LTE.

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

Metro Internet & MMS APN settings

In the main menu, tap Settings
Tap Cellular.

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

APN: fast.metropcs.com
Username:
Password:

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:

APN: fast.metropcs.com
Username:
Password:
MMSC: http://metropcs.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
MMS Proxy:
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 Metro Internet & MMS APN settings do not work on your iPhone 5, make below changes to Metro Internet & MMS APN settings to get MetroPCS 160 on your Apple iPhone 5.

No changes from above setting necessary to use MetroPCS 160 with Apple iPhone 5.

For Apple iPhone 5, when you type Metro APN settings, make sure you enter APN settings in correct case. For example, if you are entering Metro Internet & MMS APN settings make sure you enter APN as fast.metropcs.com and not as FAST.METROPCS.COM or Fast.metropcs.com.

Apple iPhone 5 compatibility with Metro

Apple iPhone 5 is compatible with below network frequencies of Metro. iPhone 5 has variants GSM A1428 and A1429.

2G
GSMGSM A14281900 MHz
3G
HSDPAGSM A14281700 MHz, 2100 MHz
4G
LTEGSM A1428Band 4 1700/2100 MHz
  A1429 Not compatible

Explain Apple iPhone 5 compatibility with Metro

Apple iPhone 5 has modal variants GSM A1428 and A1429.

Metro 2G APN with Apple iPhone 5

GSM A1428:

Apple iPhone 5 GSM A1428 supports Metro 2G on GSM 1900 MHz.

Metro 3G APN with Apple iPhone 5

GSM A1428

Apple iPhone 5 GSM A1428 supports Metro 3G on HSDPA 1700 MHz and 2100 MHz.

Metro 4G LTE APN with Apple iPhone 5

Compatibility of Apple iPhone 5 with Metro 4G depends on the modal variants GSM A1428 and A1429.

GSM A1428

Apple iPhone 5 GSM A1428 supports Metro 4G on LTE Band 4 1700/2100 MHz.

A1429

Apple iPhone 5 A1429 does not support Metro 4G LTE.

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

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
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