Getting Android to play nice with DST’s Internet and MMS APNs (and bmobile too)

It all started off with a tweet from @marul69:

@thewheat do you have DST mms settings working for Android OS?

and so begun the quest to get MMS settings working on Android. Several months ago I tried configuring it on my sister’s HTC Desire, but unfortunately that fight was lost many a times. But today, triumphantly and after some fussing around I managed to get it working. Finally. Settings are below

b-mobile users refer here but I can’t guarantee that it works as I’m not in Brunei and don’t have a bmobile line to test

Internet APN:

  • Name: dst.internet
  • APN: dst.internet
  • Proxy: <Not set>
  • Port: <Not set>
  • Username: <Not set>
  • Password: <Not set>
  • Server: <Not set>
  • MMSC: <Not set>
  • MMS proxy: <Not set>
  • MMS port: <Not set>
  • MCC: 528 (for other carriers this should be different. this value was automatically set by the phone)
  • MNC: 11 (for other carriers this should be different. this value was automatically set by the phone)
  • Authentication Type: <Not set>
  • APN Type: default

MMS APN:

  • Name: dst.mms
  • APN: dst.mms
  • Proxy: <Not set>
  • Port: <Not set>
  • Username: mms
  • Password: mms
  • Server: <Not set>
  • MMSC: http://mms.dst.com.bn/mmsc
  • MMS proxy: 10.100.6.101
  • MMS port: 3130
  • MCC: 528 (for other carriers this should be different. this value was automatically set by the phone)
  • MNC: 11 (for other carriers this should be different. this value was automatically set by the phone)
  • Authentication Type: <Not set>
  • APN Type: mms

If all goes well, the APN screen will be as shown below, with only the dst.internet APN being selectable with the radio button on the right. This signifies that when mobile data is enabled, it will use dst.internet for Internet access. If APN Type of “mms” is not specified, there will be a radio button next to the dst.mms configuration which needs to be selected in order to send and receive MMSs. The problem with that is, the dst.mms does not provide Internet access so you will not be able to access the Internet unless you manually select dst.internet as the APN which is very inconvenient. This led me to find out the importance of the APN Type value that was found after trying some Googling and landing on Ausdroid’s APN page. So thanks to Ausdroid and hopefully this will help all those having trouble with their Android phone and MMS.

Full screenshot reference of APN configurations:

DST Internet Settings

DST Internet Settings

DST MMS Settings

DST MMS Settings

ICS settings

Android 4.x DST Internet Settings

dstAPNICS2

Android 4.x DST MMS Settings

bmobile

I can’t guarantee these values work as I’m not in Brunei, so please test and let me know in the comments.

Internet APN:

  • Name: bmobilewap
  • APN: bmobilewap
  • Proxy: <Not set>
  • Port: <Not set>
  • Username: <Not set>
  • Password: <Not set>
  • Server: <Not set>
  • MMSC: <Not set>
  • MMS proxy: <Not set>
  • MMS port: <Not set>
  • Authentication Type: <Not set>
  • APN Type: default

MMS APN:

  • Name: bmobilemms
  • APN: bmobilemms
  • Proxy: <Not set>
  • Port: <Not set>
  • Username: mms
  • Password: mms
  • Server: <Not set>
  • MMSC: http://mms.bmobile.com.bn/was
  • MMS proxy: 129.9.10.20
  • MMS port: 6500
  • Authentication Type: <Not set>
  • APN Type: mms
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23 thoughts on “Getting Android to play nice with DST’s Internet and MMS APNs (and bmobile too)

  1. hi wheat, I’m having problems sending MMS from my LG optimus to another mobile (supporting mms). I’ve followed your instructions above, even downloaded your app on market and reinstalled the APN settings. No luck still. I’m getting a grey envelope with a red clock on it next to the MMS I composed and tried to send.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.. and I’m glad I found your site, we really do need a Droid how-to site applicable to brunei..

    • hmmm that is strange as it worked for me on my LG Optimus One P500. Are you using the same model? Sometimes I find that it doesn’t work when WiFi is connected, try toggle WiFi off and Mobile data/3G data on. Can you surf Internet after the APNs are installed?

    • Yup, you will need to run it on your phone. It should be compatible with all Android phones, but since I don’t have any b-mobile line I can’t test it out. Do let me know how it goes.

  2. Thank you so much dude.. I have finally able to send and receive mms and also surf the internet at the same time on my htc desire handset.

    Cheers~

  3. i had no problem setting the mms, except for the dst.internet. it doesnt have default option for the ‘APN type’ It gives 3 options; Internet+MMS, Internet, MMS. Which one do i go for?

  4. Have just been given HTC Sensation – could not get 3G to work, although worked fine on my iPhone. Took it to DST who said: we are not familiar with HTC so take it to the shops! came home, googled, and fell upon your posting. Big thank you – followed your instructions and I am now connected

  5. im using htc desire hd the mms is not working but the the internet working perfectly, can you tell me how to solve this matter?

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  8. hello…i have follow your instruction but i still cant access the mms…im dst user…btw thank you for your time

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