Activating Smart MMS, 3G and GPRS Setup for Internet Browsing

Just recently, I talked about T.G.I.Freeday- a free mobile phone internet access for Smart subscribers.
It looks like Smart is becoming generous to its subscribers as they are doing this every Friday ever since the promo was launched. Some are still unable to use their mobile phones to browse the internet, probably because their handsets are not pre-configured in the store. Here is a detailed and updated guide to configure your mobile phones so you would enjoy internet browsing, download services, and send SMS photos and videos. Thanks @SMARTCares!

Step 1: Download MMS and GPRS phone settings from Smart
For MMS settings, text SET MMS and send to 211.
For GPRS settings, text SET GPRS and send to 211.

Step 2: Activate Smart MMS and Smart GPRS Settings
To activate MMS, text MMS ON to 333.
To activate GPRS, text GPRS ON to 333.

Note: A configuration settings will be sent to your mobile phone via SMS. Just select “Save All” to save the settings in your phone. If prompted with for a PIN, just key in 1234. Wait for the confirmation message from SMART once MMS and GPRS have already been activated.

Alternative Steps to Configure your Mobile Phone

This procedure is actually a manual configuration on your phone if the device does not support settings download via over-the-air (OTA), or if the system is unavailable.

Step 1: Configure MMS
Go to the MMS Settings on your phone and enter the following information.

Connection Name: Smart MMS
Access Point Name: mms
Username: [blank]
Password: [blank]
Proxy: [blank]
Proxy Port: [blank]

For older mobile phones released before 2005, use the following information.

Connection Name: Smart GPRS
Access Point Name: smart1
Username: [blank]
Password: [blank]
Proxy Port: 8080

Step 2: Activate MMS services and Internet Browsing via 3G
To do that, text MMS ON and send to 333.
For Internet Browsing, text 3G ON and send to 333.

I hope that helps. Just leave a comment below if you have any queries.

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