Virgin APN settings for Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5 is compatible with Virgin CDMA, Virgin CDMA1 and Apple iPhone 5 is not compatible with Virgin LTE.
To configure Virgin APN settings with Apple iPhone 5 follow below steps.
Virgin 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: 188.8.131.52:81
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 APN settings, make sure you enter APN settings in correct case. For example, if you are entering Virgin Internet & MMS APN settings make sure you enter APN as Sprint and not as SPRINT or Sprint.
Apple iPhone 5 compatibility with Virgin
Apple iPhone 5 is compatible with below network frequencies of Virgin. iPhone 5 has variants GSM A1428 and A1429.
|CDMA||GSM A1428||1900 MHz|
|CDMA||GSM A1428||1900 MHz|
|LTE||GSM A1428||Not compatible|
Explain Apple iPhone 5 compatibility with Virgin
Apple iPhone 5 has modal variants GSM A1428 and A1429.
Virgin CDMA APN with Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5 GSM A1428 supports Virgin CDMA on 1900 MHz.
Virgin 4G LTE APN with Apple iPhone 5
Compatibility of Apple iPhone 5 with Virgin 4G depends on the modal variants GSM A1428 and A1429.
Apple iPhone 5 GSM A1428 does not support Virgin 4G LTE.
Apple iPhone 5 A1429 does not support Virgin 4G LTE.
Overall compatibililty of Apple iPhone 5 with Virgin is 50%. The compatibility of Apple iPhone 5 with Virgin, or the Virgin network support on Apple iPhone 5 we have explained here is only a technical specification match between Apple iPhone 5 and Virgin network. Even Apple iPhone 5 is listed as compatible here, Virgin network can still disallow (sometimes) Apple iPhone 5 in their network using IMEI ranges. Therefore, this only explains if Virgin 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 and the network performance between Virgin and Apple iPhone 5. To check if Apple iPhone 5 is really allowed in Virgin network please contact Virgin support. Do not use this website to decide to buy Apple iPhone 5 to use on Virgin.
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