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Consumer Cellular manual GPRS/MMS settings

This time Tweakker is giving you a helping hand by posting manual settings for Consumer Cellular, an network operator in USA that uses AT&T service. As you all noticed Tweakker supports only T-mobile and AT&T at the moment, therefore we cannot deliver automatic configuration message to other networks. It has been many requests from customer cellular users and we are willing to share the manual settings with you, try to set them up on your mobile devices.

If you are using your own phone with your Consumer Cellular plan, you can sign up for one of connect plans for messaging and web browsing:
Sign up for the Connect! service:
Log in to My Account.
Click “Change Services” in the box on the right.
Select the Connect! plan that best fits your needs.
Select “Messaging” and “Data (Web)” for the different phones on your plan. You can decide which phones receive each service. Turning off one of the services for a selected phone, or for all phones, does not affect the price of the plan.
Click “Submit.”

Configure your phone to work with the Connect! service. Each phone is different, so you will need to refer to your phone’s user manual to find out how to change the following settings:
Service Name: MMS
Proxy Address: proxy.mvno.ccmobileweb.com
Proxy Port: 80
Proxy Push: Disabled
Authentication Type: Secure
Username (CSD/GPRS):
Password (CSD/GPRS):
GPRS access point: att.mvno
Homepage: http://mmsc.cingular.com

Service Name: WEB
Proxy Address:
Proxy Port:
Proxy Push: Enabled
Authentication Type: Secure
Username (CSD/GPRS):
Password (CSD/GPRS):
GPRS access point: att.mvno
Homepage: http://mmsc.cingular.com

Good luck!
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  • I’m hopeful
    I persuaded Consumer Cellular to turn on the Connect! service for my "unsupported" phone (LG 365GT aka "LG Neon"). This phone supports MMS, has a browser, takes pictures and video.

    So I am trying to configure the phone to "talk" to Consumer Cellular's system, but so far it is not working. Below are the settings that I have adapted from the recommendations above:

    Settings > Connection > Access Points: I made a "new" Access Point, and called it "Consumer Cellular". The values listed in it are:

    Name: Consumer Cellular
    Bearer: GPRS
    APN: att.mvno
    User ID:
    Password:
    Primary Server: 0.0.0.0
    Secondary Server: 0.0.0.0

    Messaging > Message Settings > Multimedia Message > Network Profile: I made a "new" Network Profile and called it "Consumer Cellular". The values listed in it are:

    Profile name: Consumer Cellular
    MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
    Internet mode: HTTP with proxy
    Proxy IP: proxy.mvno.ccmobileweb.com
    Proxy Port: 80
    Connection: Consumer Cellular

    After I created these settings I turned the phone off, then on again. Tried to send a MMS (with a photo) to my Twitter account. But a couple minutes later, I got an alert back saying, "Unable to send message to"

    However, if I send a message to Twitter WITHOUT attaching a photo, it goes right through and appears on my Twitter page.

    My signal strength meter has 4 or 5 bars, and the "E" symbol is there, signifying that I have access to "EDGE". Am I setting up this phone correctly, or doing something bone-headed?
    • Hello Saige

      This looks like the correct settings for MMS. Can you send an MMS message to your own telephone number? This is a good way to check if you have connection to the MMS-server at Consumer Cellular.

      Best regards
      Sune - Tweakker
    • Hi Sune,

      I did try to send an MMS to my own phone, and it came back with the same strange reply: "Unable to send message to". Looks like they ended the sentence with a preposition...

      One additional fact that should be in evidence. When I called Consumer Cellular and asked them to enable data on my phone, they first asked me, "Did you get the phone from us?" No. "Then it won't work. Only phones that come from us will work". Well, why then does your web page describe how to configure non-CC phones? "Oh. I don't know, but only phones from us will work." May I speak to a supervisor? ... Supervisor: "Yes, we can turn it on, but we cannot help you configure it unless it is on our list of phones". Me: Ok.

      So, after reading the instructions on the CC website, and with the information on this page (which essentially reflects what the CC web page says), I am wondering if perhaps Consumer Cellular is right, "Only phones that come from us will work." But really, that's too hard to accept because I /know/ that Motorola, Nokia, LG and everybody else do NOT make special phones for Consumer Cellular. Only difference can be configuration. So if CC can configure the phone, why can't I?
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  • That is a bugger:/

    Maybe you can try and reset the phone to factory settings and then try to set it up again. Values should be correct so if MMS is enabled with CC you should be able to send MMS with these installed correctly.

    I'm sorry we can't be of more help...

    All the best
    Sune - Tweakker
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  • I have an unlocked AT&T Motorola Q9H. My Consumer Cellular phone and text work find but cannot figure how to config data with the settings for their NON CONSUMER CELLULAR phones. My GRPS settings are not like they show.

    Proxy Address proxy.mvno.ccmobileweb.com
    Proxy Port 80
    Proxy Push Disabled Enabled
    Authentication Type Secure Secure
    Username (CSD/GPRS)
    Password (CSD/GPRS)
    GPRS access point att.mvno att.mvno
    Homepage http://mmsc.cingular.com http://mmsc.cingular.com

    MY Q9H Silver shows settings asks like

    CONNECTS TO:

    SECURE WAP NETWORK

    ACCESS POINT

    Here I tried att.mnvo

    USERNAME

    PASSWORD

    AUTHENTICATION TYPE

    PRIMARY DNS

    SECONDARY DNS

    IP ADDRESS

    THEN YOU HAVE TO GO INTO SETTINGS AND GOTO " PROXY"

    CONNECTS FROM:
    Wap Network

    PROXY (NAME:PORT)

    TYPE:http://

    USERNAME

    PASSWORD
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  • I'm trying to use my own phone with my Connect Plan! through Consumer Cellular. Messaging works but can't connect to the web. I saw this post and tried to enter the setting you provided at the top of this post in my samsung galaxy s2 but still not working. The Samsung Galaxy S2 has a few different setting like MCC & MNC, here's how the S2 setting fields look

    Name
    APN
    Proxy
    Port
    User Name
    Password
    Server
    MMSC
    MMS port
    MCC
    MNC
    Authentication type
    APN type

    I can not save the Access Point if the MCC and MNC fields are left blank so I tried entering 310 and 410 which is what these setting are on the APN that was created when I inserted the CC Sim card in my phone.

    There also seems to be other issues like not being able to set the Authentication Type as (Secure ). The only options for this on the S2 are Internet, MMS, SUPL and Internet +MMS+SUPL which is the setting on the APN that was created when I inserted the CC Sim card in my phone.

    What do I need to do different to configure the S2 to cannect to 3G on Consumer cellular?
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  • Hi Sune

    I looked into Tweakker app as you suggested above and they do not have APN settings for my carrier Consumer Cellular.

    The setting y' all have posted here are the same as those on my carrier's web site but as I mentioned above my phone does not have an space to enter a proxy push setting and no option for Secure Authentication Type.

    Any other thoughts?

    Meme
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    I had problems setting up data on an HTC Inspire (unlocked, not rooted) on Consumer Cellular. I ran the Tweakker app a couple of times. It installed and ran fine, and appeared to support Consumer Cellular, but it couldn't get a data connection to work. (Running the Tweakker app did successfully delete the locked ATT APN profiles that came with the phone, which I think needed to be deleted and which I couldn't figure out how to delete manually.) Eventually got data (both web and mms) to work with guesswork. Here are the manual settings that worked for me. Hope these help.

    APN
    att.mvno

    Proxy
    proxy.mvno.ccmobileweb.com

    Port
    80

    Username (not set)

    Password (not set)

    Server
    http://mmsc.cingular.com

    MMSC
    http://mmsc.cingular.com

    MMS proxy
    proxy.mvno.ccmobileweb.com

    MMS port
    80

    MMS protocol
    WAP 2.0

    MCC
    310

    MNC
    410

    Authentication type
    None

    APN type
    default,supl,mms,fota,hipri
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  • Hello Sune

    One of the differences between Ellen's HTC and my Galaxey S2 is there is no option on the S2 to set MMS protocol WAP 2.0. The S2 only has options for MMS proxey and MMS port settings. However I don't believe this is associated with my problem of not being able to connect to our Connect Data Plan because text messaging and email works fine. My only problem is not connecting with 3G network. The other difference between HTC and S2 is the APN type which may be part of the problem? My S2 only has options for Internet + MMS, Internet and MMS; no option for default,supl. I have tried all the combinations of setting S2 has options for but still no luck making connection.My S2 is a completly unlocked and rooted phone and there is no stock APN profiles on the phone. Consumer Cellular told me data connect would not work on phones they don't sell or support. Can that be true?
    What else can I try?

    Meme
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  • I have a Samsung Solstice a887 phone, and I have Consumer Cellular service, I have a non-CC phone, they did send me a new sim card, and after activation, the phone works and I can text, but I can't get web access, I do have their data plan. Does anyone have instructions on how to configure this phone, it is unlocked. I called CC support and they want me to buy one of their phones, and were not very much help. I could not figure out how to set proxy push to enabled, and I could not find GPRS access to enter: att.mvno. Any help would be appreciated.
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  • Im getting a Samsung Captivate i897, but I don't know if consumer cellular will work on it, because I heard u can't type in the GPRS access thingy. Does connect! provide 3g on the phones running on consumer cellular, or does it only provide GPRS, (whcih I heard it's so much slower than 3g)? I don't know if Samsung Captivate can run on GPRS. If it doesn't, would tweakker enable messaging and web on GPRS on that phone? Please help!
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  • I gust want to thank all of you for the good information but out here. I've been a Consumer Cellular customer for some years now and had purchased a Nexis Galaxy which would not send pictures. The information here resolved that issue. Thank you again.
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  • Thank you Tweakker!!! Just used your Android app to set up a new APN on a Att Fusion 2 that I changed to Consumer Cellular. Two tries and perfect.
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  • Everytime I try to run tweakker the wifi turns off right as it starts to work(right after selecting consumer cellular). I don't know why this is happening. I'm logged into my own secured router for wifi access. Another problem I have is that I can't get rid of Tmobile when the sim card is swapped out for the CC one. It tells me that I need to call 611 for Tmobile cust serv. The phone is unlocked with the code from Tmobile. Could I possibly have a bad sim card? The inner small sim card broke away from the larger one but I was able to put them together and insert it. Possible problem there? I just want to use my phone and right now it's an expensive bookweight. Tmobile MyTouch 4G(HTC Glacier)
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  • Changing "WEB" and "MMS" settings from ATT to Consumer Cellular on my Samsung S-II Skyrocket SGH-i727. It was updated to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system
    Tap: "Applications" then "Settings"
    under "Wireless and Network"
    "More settings"
    "Mobile networks"
    "Access Point Names"
    Bring up Menu - lower left-hand corner soft button
    press "New APN"
    Tap the "fields" to be modified
    / type this, then tap "OK"
    / /
    Name: Consumer Cellular
    APN: att.mvno
    Proxy: not set don't need to change
    Port: not set don't need to change
    User Name: not set don't need to change
    Password: not set don't need to change
    Server: not set don't need to change
    MMSC: http://mmsc.Cingular.com
    MMS Port: 80 don't need to change
    MMS proxy: 66.209.11.32
    MCC: 310 don't need to change
    MNC: 410 don't need to change
    Authentication Type: not set don't need to change
    APN Type: default,*
    APN Protocol: Ipv4 you can't change this entry
    Enable/Disable APN: APN enable you can't change this entry
    Bearer: Unspecified don't need to change

    When finished tap the Menu button again, then tap "Save"
    Tap the radio button to activate the new APN you just created
    I also restarted the phone and is worked.
    Make sure Consumer Cellular activated the setting for WEB and MMS on their end for your phone.
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  • Anyone have the specific APN settings for the HTC G2 (or DesireZ) to use on Consumer Cellular? Having the same issue ... can't connect to the web and I have tried all other settings listed in this posting with no luck :( Any help would be much appreciated!
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  • Would it be possible to configure the LG G2 to work on Consumer Cellular?
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  • Been banging my head trying to get my LG G2 (ATT branded) to connect to data on Consumer Cellular. Tweakker settings did not work. Values from the CC website did not all correspond to settings available on device, similar to those noted by others (proxy push, authentication secure...)

    Has anyone been able to get an LG G2 to work on CC? I'm beginning to think that I may need to abandon CC.
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    • Yes, called them yesterday and the guy said he sent a data message but nothing happened. Not at all convinced he had any understanding of what he was doing. Am planning to call again in hopes if better luck, and if necessary ask if I can be referred to tier 2 support.
    • Ended up calling them again, and got a more knowledgable support person. (Hint: do not take the "help with using your phone" option, take "other".) She did some things on her end that did not help, walked me through creation of two APNs manually (the other guy had said that there was no manual process #supportfail), eventually said she was sorry but that was the end of what she could do, but suggested that I try again in an area with better coverage (my cell coverage at home is not good), and also try a factory reset and try creating the APNs again. Long story short, factory reset worked!

      Perhaps this was an effect of having booted up initially without a SIM, and it did not go through some of its normal first boot initialization? No idea exactly when the reset cleared out. Whatever the case, it worked. Possibly would have worked using the Tweakker settings as well if only had factory reset first, can only guess. I haven't compared Tweakker's recommended settings against what the tech support gal gave me and worked.
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  • I have a nexus 5 and these are my settings.
    Name: ConsumerCellular
    APN: ccdata
    The following are not set.
    Proxy, port, username, password, server, MMSC.
    Now the MMS proxy.
    proxy.mvno.ccmobileweb.com
    MMS port: 80
    MCC: 410
    MNC: 410
    Authentication type: PAP or CHAP
    APN type: default,mms,supl,agps,fota
    APN roaming protocol: IPv4
    Bearer: unspecified
    MVNO type: none
    Make sure you save, and I always reboot the phone, not sure if needed.
    Concumer cell needs your IMEI.
    Hope this works for you.
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