APN details for Accessing GPRS in China with HTC HERO

I’ve been searching this for a great many weeks. I recently purchased the new HTC Hero from Hong Kong. (not available in mainland China yet).

When I went to call up China Mobile to get some sort of instructions I was not given much help. With much messing around and finally a generous shop owner on Hongmei Road helped me figure out these details.

So, In your HTC Hero you need to go to your ‘Mobile Network Settings’ page and select ‘Access Pint Names’

Then, these are your details:

Name: (whatever you want)

APN: cmnet


Port: 80

Username: <Not set>

Password: <Not set>

Server: <Not set>

MMSC: <Not set>

MMS proxy: <Not set>

MMS port: <Not set>

MMS protocol: WAP 2.0

MCC: 460

MNC: 02

APN type: <Not set>


Once you have those details inserted and saved. Enable your Mobile Network and you should see a new icon along the top of the screen for the ‘Edge’ system. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll get excited.

Oh, and the new HTC Hero kicks ass.

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15 Responses to APN details for Accessing GPRS in China with HTC HERO

  1. F says:

    Nice! thanks for the info! I was having trouble with that too hehehe

    BTW I’m still not convinced of using Edge on CM or using CU 3G plan I guess CU would be better as I’m in Beijing and don’t travel very often.


  2. Monkey says:

    I’ve only used Edge on CM, has been great for Shanghai… Although, is not the best network if you’re going for the iPhone as there are no plans that include it

  3. Sven says:

    which data plan did you get?
    is it possible to access facebook?

  4. Monkey says:

    Its still not possible to get facebook. Heaps of people I know hack away with proxies that sometimes work. I’m just using the lowest data plan. Serves me fine for a month.
    It doesn’t seem to connect to http very well when roaming, only connects through other apps….

  5. ling says:

    Do you think u can help me out with a problem, I’m connected to the internet on my HTC hero, so i get my emails, gchat etc. But when i want to check something on the browser app, it doesn’t work. For example if i type http://www.google.com, the page simply doesn’t load and it says to check correct browser settings. I’ve got the exact same settings as you for China mobile.

  6. Monkey says:

    Hi Ling, I’ve been having similar issues. I’ll definately let you know when it is solved. It seems to only not work within the browser.

  7. Monkey says:

    So, here i am in a shanghai pub using edge… it seems to be working in the browser now. Not sure what has changed but its working. I have just upgraded my hero os as well, so it might be that. Ive also got facebook too as 2.1 comes with vpn support. Wicked!

  8. htc hero says:

    Does anybody know which type of video files are supported? I bear in mind the Instinct solely might dl 3gp utilizing opera mini. I downloaded the twist ap, perhaps that’s the problem? How can I watch videos from sites aside from youtube? Which file sorts? Usually I’m given the choice of 3gp or mpeg4. Can’t get both to work. Thanks for your time! Damn I wish I was eligible for the upgrade to EVO!

  9. Monkey says:

    Is your phone the Samsung Instinct? I found this link for video codecs supported by it.
    I’ve found the doubletwist app will allow you to play files marked with the extension *.avi as long as they’re still in one of the phone supported codecs.
    Both codecs you listed should work, but it may also depend on the resolution of the video itself. It won’t play a 1024X960 video for example.

    I’m hoping they fix the battery life issue with the next ‘version’ of the EVO. 🙂

  10. Matt says:

    Thanks for sharing! Doesn’t work for me though. Do I have to purchase something like a data plan, or should it work once I’ve set the settings? I’m using a branded Hero (branded by T-Mobile), Android 2.1 btw.

  11. Matt says:

    Oh, well. Restarting the phone did the thing, now it works.

  12. Admin says:

    You should be able to access GPRS without needing a data plan, but it is rather expensive.

  13. Admin says:

    Thanks for the links 🙂

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