If you have recently purchased a new phone, you will, no doubt, be looking to get it connected to the internet. With WhatsApp and other social media platforms gaining traction in Zimbabwe over the past few years, getting your phone’s internet settings right is absolutely imperative. Most of the time, Econet will sent you the settings for your phone as soon as you insert you SIM into the device. However, this does not always happen. If that is the case, you will need to manually setup your phone with the Econet Internet settings. Below are the Econet settings for android;
- Go to your phone’s “Settings.”
- Choose “Cellular Networks.”
- Click on Access Point Names (APNs)
- Click on the + sign to set a new APN
- Under Name type in “Econet”
- Next, type in econet.net under APN
- The authentication type should be “PAP or CHAP
- The MCC should be 648
- The APN type should be “default,supl”
- The APN protoc is IPv4
Leave everything else as it is and save your new settings. Now you should have the Econet APN under your APNs and you should be able to connect to the internet on your mobile device.
Saving Data on an Android Device
One of the evils of getting connected is that mobile devices appear to have minds of their own as far as Data is concerned. There are things that you can do, however, to save data while connected to an Android mobile device. This includes restricting background data usage by most of the apps that are on your phone.
You should also consider occasionally connecting your device to an unlimited WiFi network to make sure that all the applications that are on it are updated. That way, you they wont have to use up precious data when you are connected to a limited network. If you are on the Netone network, here are the APN settings that will enable you to get connected to the internet.