Consumer Cellular APN Settings – Step by Step Configuration

Consumer Cellular Apn Settings

Consumer Cellular Apn Settings

Consumer Cellular APN Settings – Step by Step Configuration

Consumer Cellular apn settings – Step by Step Configuration.   Consumer cellular is mobile services provider that operates under the MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) mode.  It used to only use AT&T infrastructure, however now it also uses T-Mobile Infra.

If you are having trouble connecting to the internet or not able to send pictures messages, you should take a look at the APN Settings.

Consumer Cellular apn Settings – Detail information:

These are the most updated / tested working version of the APN Settings for Consumer Cellular.  Please do make sure you enter them exactly as they appear, including all characters you see.

Name: ConsumerCellular
APN: ccdata
Proxy: Not Required
Port: Not Required
Username: Not Required
Password: Not Required
Server: Not Required
MMSC: http://mmsc.mobile.att.net
MMS proxy: proxy.mobile.att.net
MMS port: 80
MCC: 310
MNC: 410
Authentication type: default, mms

Consumer Cellular apn Settings – Step by Step configuration:

In case you don’t know how to use the APN information provided above, you can follow these easy steps to program them into your phone.

For Android Smartphones, please try this:

  1. Slide down the notification bar or in the main menu:  Settings>More>Mobile networks>Access Point Names>Menu>
  1. Always Create a New APN, enter the above provided Consumer Cellular APN Settings exactly as they appear into the APN section
  2. Save, and a Restart is recommend.
  3. Now open the browser and test your connection.  Try also sending some picture messages

If you are an iPhone Guy, do this:

  1. From the main menu, go to Settings – Cellular
  2. Make sure that Cellular Data is turned on
  3. Go into Cellular data network – if you don’t see this option, it means your iphone is not unlocked. You won’t be able to edit the apn settings in this case
  4. Enter the Consumer Cellular APN Settings into the Cellular data section

At this point of time you should be able to enjoy and fast internet connection using your Consumer Cellular Data plan!

Please drop us a comment in case you have issues or contact Consumer Cellular Support Site

Latest Comments
  1. Susan

    I created a new APN and entered all the above info except for Authentication type because the only options were None, PAP, CHAP and PAP OR CHAP so I left it blank. Saved and restarted my phone (Samsung J3) but it still is not working. This is very frustrating!

    • apnsettings

      Hi Susan, it is not working at all, means you cannot browse any website… do you see the data icon shown up on your screen e.g. 3G, E, etc.

      • PapaC

        I have the same options for Authentication.

        • apnsettings

          Hi PapaC… you are not able to get a connection? do you see the 3g, H or 4g icon?

      • Susan

        I can browse internet. I can send photos through email and messenger, just not texting. My phone is a Samsung J3 that was an AT&T Go Phone new in box. Consumer just supplied the chip.

        • Anne

          We are having the same issues as Susan with a different Android phone. Browsing, sending photos all other methods except cannot text a photo.

          What is the resolution?

          • apnsettings

            which app are you using to text photos?

  2. Farhad

    I have “no service” showing there, however I am connected to my WIFI, no 4g, 3g.

    Even though there is no service, once in a while I get an email update.
    I have created a NEW APN, still no SERVICE.

    PLz Help

    • apnsettings

      Hi, if it says no service, it means you wont even get voice calls… is your sim card active? seems like you either your sim is not active or you are out of coverage

  3. BinNH

    I have pretty much the same issue as Susan with my unlocked Moto G5+ on CC. The only authentication types available to me on Android 7.0. are None, PAP, CHAP and PAPorCHAP. APN Type is default,mms,supl by default for the phone. I can browse the web and send email including pictures, but can’t send pictures using text and cannot download group messages. Basically, everything works except MMS. MMS will only work when connected to wifi.

    I have tried the Messages app that comes with the phone, Textra, Message+ and several others. None work with MMS.

    This is a HUGE problem for me since both my wife and I are very often part of group messages used to organize events. Please help.

    • apnsettings

      Hi BinNH, what value is it setup on the APN Type field?

  4. Anna

    I followed all of the steps and still no service. I have a LG Vista 2, what is the problem?

    • apnsettings

      Hi Anna, if there is no service you should check whether the sim is active and make sure your phone is unlocked (in case you are using a differnt carrier).

      • BinNH

        Actually I got this working. I used the following settings:

        Name: ConsumerCellular
        APN: ccdata
        Proxy: Not set
        Port: Not set
        Username: Not set
        Password: Not set
        MMSC: http://mmsc.mobile.att.net
        MMS Proxy: proxy.mobile.att.net
        MMS port: 80
        MCC: 310
        MNC: 410
        Authentication Type: None
        APN type: default,mms,agps,supl,fota
        APN protocol: IPv4
        APN roaming protocol: IPv4
        Bearer: unspecified
        MVNO type: None

        For it to work I had to delete ALL of the existing APNs before making these settings.

        The wacky thing is that my phone (unlocked Moto G5 plus) wouldn’t let me set MVNO type to None. If I did, the APN configuration wouldn’t save. When I tried to save, it would just disappear. I had to set MVNO type to GID to save it, but after I rebooted the phone (which is a necessary step) and looked at the settings, the GID had automatically changed to None.

        But this WORKED! I can now download pictures and MMS messages even when I am not on wifi now!

        • Tom

          Wow, Thanks that procedure worked for me also. I can now send & receive emails without being connected to Wi-Fi.

          • apnsettings

            Gald to know Tom! enjoy browsing

        • Laura

          Thank you so much, after 3 phone calls to cc and nothing. after reading this 4 mn. it was working.

          • apnsettings

            Hi Laura, so glad that you were able to set the APN Settings on your Consumer Cellular network!

        • Manuel R

          Thank you! This worked for me!!!!!!

          • BinNH

            You’re welcome! Glad to hear it! This can be a terribly frustrating issue. Happy to be of help.

        • Charlene

          You seem to sound like you know what you are doing with the Consumer Cellular accounts. I just switched to this plan because of the price. I had ATT, then went to StraightTalk as it was a little less expensive and now I went to Consumer Cellular. Everything works but I cannot call out or receive calls do you have any suggestions? I tried to call my parents for Thanksgiving and I can’t. All I can do right now is cry. 🙁 Any help would be so deeply appreciated. Thank you for your time. Please just send me an email. Thank you

  5. BinNH

    Actually I got this working. I used the following settings:

    Name: ConsumerCellular
    APN: ccdata
    Proxy: Not set
    Port: Not set
    Username: Not set
    Password: Not set
    MMSC: http://mmsc.mobile.att.net
    MMS Proxy: proxy.mobile.att.net
    MMS port: 80
    MCC: 310
    MNC: 410
    Authentication Type: None
    APN type: default,mms,agps,supl,fota
    APN protocol: IPv4
    APN roaming protocol: IPv4
    Bearer: unspecified
    MVNO type: None

    For it to work I had to delete ALL of the existing APNs before making these settings.

    The wacky thing is that my phone (unlocked Moto G5 plus) wouldn’t let me set MVNO type to None. If I did, the APN configuration wouldn’t save. When I tried to save, it would just disappear. I had to set MVNO type to GID to save it, but after I rebooted the phone (which is a necessary step) and looked at the settings, the GID had automatically changed to None.

    But this WORKED! I can now download pictures and MMS messages even when I am not on wifi now!

    • Heather Kirk

      You have one more very grateful person BinNH!

      • apnsettings

        glad to help!

      • BinNH

        Great to hear! This kind of thing can be soooo frustrating!

    • AnnaW

      Help BinNH! You seem to be the expert. Lol. I had the same problem with it not saving. I did exactly what you said, and it still didn’t save. I don’t have an option to delete all the existing APNs. It’s literally not an option. Any advice???

    • AnnaGW

      Hi BinNH,
      You seem to be the expert on this issue. I typed exactly what you recommended, and it still wouldn’t save. The only thing I did differently is that I am unable to delete existing APN settings. Any advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated. My final option is going to Target to speak to a Consumer Cellular rep which I am not hopeful about. Thanks!!!

  6. Cheryl

    Kudos and thanks very much to BinNH. I copied all of his/her settings and I can finally download texted photos on my Android

    • BinNH

      You’re welcome Cheryl! Glad to help and glad it worked for you!

  7. Anjill

    Thanks for the info it is very much appreciated.

    • BinNH

      You’re welcome Anjill! Glad it worked for you!

  8. oldagSC

    Just changed from T-Mobil to Consumer Cellular AT&T. I have an older (6 yo) myTouch android phone.I tried configuring with CC APN settings. The CC tech told to use the folowing settings:
    Name: ccdata
    APN: ccdata
    MMSC: mmsc.mobile.att.net
    MMS proxy: proxy.mobile.att.net
    MMS port: 80
    MCC: 310
    MNC:410
    IP version: IPv4
    APN: *
    When I select Save, everything is erased. Can’t recieve/send pictures.

    • apnsettings

      Hi, what do you have on APN TYPE?

      • BinNH

        That’s what happened to me when I had MVNO set to None (see above). Try setting MVNO type to GID (again, see above).

  9. Pete

    I called cc for support and they were useless. This fix worked like a charm on my lg g5. Thanks!!!!!!!

    • apnsettings

      Glad to know Pete!

  10. Gloria

    I couldn’t send MMS [group] texts from my cell. Tried following Consumer Cellular info above & calling their tech support. Nothing worked. Tech support said last resort would be RESET. I found another WWW suggestion that worked: I turned my WIFI router off, selected a draft MMS to send and it went out immediately. Within min., I had 5 replies. Don’t know yet if I can receive MMS texts with WIFI router on. Blessings to you!

  11. Nathan

    I moved my Samsung Galaxy S6 from Verizon to Consumer Cellular (CC) and can no longer send group texts or pictures with texting apps. I can receive both, but not send. Texting in groups is an almost daily need and part of the reason I have a phone. I have called CC customer service multiple times and followed their directions for APN settings, without resolution. My settings are below, can someone identify what needs to be changed, if anything? Thank you!
    Settings CC told me to use:
    Name: CCI
    APN: att.mvno
    Proxy: 66.209.11.32
    Port: 80
    Username: Not set
    Password: Not set
    Server: Not set
    MMSC: http://mmsc.singular.com
    Multimedia message proxy: 66.209.11.32
    Multimedia message port: 80
    MCC: 310
    MNC: 410
    Authentication Type: Not set
    APN type: default,mms,agps,supl,fota
    APN protocol: IPv4
    APN roaming protocol: IPv4
    Turn APN on/off: [set to on, unable to change this setting]
    Bearer: unspecified
    Mobile virtual network operator type: None
    Mobile virtual network operator value: Not set

    • apnsettings

      Hi Nathan, did you try the one listed in our post?

      • Nathan

        Thanks for replying. I tried, but the “Authentication type” will not allow me to enter the info shown, I am left only with a choice of either None, PAP, CHAP, and “PAP or CHAP.” There are a number of other parameters that come after which are not shown in your posts suggested list, they are shown in the settings list I included in my first comment. Thank you for your interest in helping!

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