How to set up MTN Ghana internet on your Android device

MTN-bannerFor many, it is a headache trying to get that new Android phone to connect to the internet. I used to have the same issues too. Follow these few “do-it-yourself” steps and you may not have to send your phone to an “expert”.
1: Find your APN settings, now for each Android device, there are different ways to access this:


Tap Menu or Applications
Tap Settings
Tap Wireless and Networks
Tap Mobile Networks
Tap Access Point names



Tap Menu
Tap Settings
Tap Mobile Network (Under Wireless & Networks)
Tap Access Point Names

SAMSUNG or other manufacturer

Tap Apps
Tap Settings
Tap More Settings
Tap Mobile Networks
Tick Mobile Data
Tap Access Point names

Step 2: Enter these details in your APN settings

Press Menu
Tap New APN
Tap Name and enter “Mtn” and tap Ok
Tap APN and enter “internet” and tap Ok
Ensure Proxy is not set
Ensure Port is not set
Ensure Username is not set
Ensure Password is not set
Ensure Server is not set
Ensure MMSC is not set
Ensure MMS Proxy is not set
Ensure MMS Port is not set
Ensure MCC is not set
Ensure MNC is 620
Tap Authentication Type and select: None or PAP
Tap APN Type and enter: internet (can also be: default or default,supl)
APN protocol (should be greyed out or not displayed): IPv4
Enable/Disable APN (should be greyed out or not displayed): Box ticked
Bearer (if displayed): Unspecified
Press the menu button
Tap SAVE, then press the back button
Tap MTN (if using an HTC device skip next step)
Press the home button (if using a Samsung or other manufacturer’s device then you have finished)
Tap back key
Turn on Mobile Networks by tapping on the right hand side of the screen (off to on)

Set up mobile internet on Android

Step One

Navigate to the settings menu of your Android smartphone. This can be done via an icon in the apps menu on any Android device and sometime via the notifications bar.

Step Two

In the settings menu, you need to find the wireless and network settings. On most devices, click the ‘More’ button but this might not be same for your specific device.

Step Three

Once you have found the wireless and network settings, click on the Mobile Networks button

Step Four

Make sure the mobile data option is ticked. This might solve your problem but if not, click on Access Point Names (APN).

Step Five

You might already have a list of different APNs to choose from so you might be able to fix the problem by simply selecting the right one. If this doesn’t work then click the menu button in the corner and select New APN.

Step Six

Here you need to fill out all the details for your mtn network

Name – mtn
APN – internet
Proxy – leave it blank
Port – Leave it blank
Leave the rest blank except
MNC – 620
Authorization – None or PAP

Enter the details and click Save in the menu.

Your new APN will now show up in the list for you to select. Give it a few moments to connect and you should have your internet connection. If you still don’t have a connection, check your APN details have been correctly entered.


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  1. My samsung galaxy j3 has an European internet setting that enables 2g only hence browsing is very annoying since it is slow very slow.

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