Mobile internet in Cyprus

There are three mobile providers in Cyprus and they all offer mobile internet as an option. The three providers are Cyta, MTN and Primetel.

All of the three providers offers 3G mobile internet through both contracts and prepaid sim cards and MTN & Primetel also offer 4G mobile internet access.

How to get mobile internet in Cyprus

You have two options to gain internet access from your mobile in Cyprus:

  1. Acquire a local sim card and number
  2. Use your existing sim card and number (international roaming)

Option one is by far the cheaper solution. But it does also mean that you have to swap to a different sim card and phone number. You can buy a local prepaid sim card at most kiosks and at the mobile providers shops, or you can register for a contract. The latter is only recommended if you expect to stay for at least a year in Cyprus or if you are a heavy user of mobile internet and calls. Read all about it on Cyprus Ninjas ninja-guide on how to get a phone number and sim card in Cyprus. If you are planning to use your sim card from another country (roaming), all you should need to do is to make sure data roaming is enabled on your handset. After that you simply connect to one of the mobile networks offered by the provider.

Configuring mobile internet access in Cyprus

If your handset do not automatically connect when you turn mobile internet on, it is most likely because your APN settings are incorrect.

Here are our Cyprus Ninja guides to how you configure your APN to support mobile internet on Android devices, iPhones and windows phones for all of the three mobile networks in Cyprus.

How to configure mobile internet with Cyta

If your handset don’t automatically connect to Cytas mobile network, here is how you configure or edit the APN on your handheld device: Android – iOS (iPhone) – Windows phone.

Configure mobile internet for Android with Cyta

Mobile internet for AndroidFirst you need to go to the APN settings:

  1. Open the settings-app
  2. Choose More or More networks
  3. Tap mobile networks
  4. Choose Access Point Names
  5. Select to add a new APN or edit an existing cyta-related APN

Then enter the following details:

APN name: Cyta
APN: cytamobile
Username: user
Password: pass
MMSC: http://mmsc.cyta.com.cy
MMS proxy: 212.31.96.161
MMS port: 8080
MCC: 280
MNC: 01
APN type: default,supl,mms

After that, click save. You might have to reboot your device, wait 10-15 minutes or both for the changes to take effect.
If it still doesn’t have any effect, call Cyta customer support on 132. There might be special settings for your device.

Configure mobile internet for iPhone with CytaApple logo

This also works for iPads & iPad minis with sim cards.

To set your internet settings correct for iPhones (and any other iOS device such as iPads or iPad minis), you will first need to find the APN menu:

  1. Open Settings from your home screen
  2. Tap the Cellular option
  3. Tap cellular data network
  4. Tap APN

If an APN related to your mobile internet provider is already in place, you can edit it instead of creating a new APN. Make sure the APN includes these details:

APN: cytamobile
Username: user
Password: pass
MMSC: http://mmsc.cyta.com.cy
MMS proxy: 212.31.96.161:8080
MMS Max Message size: 307200

Then tap back to first Cellular & then Settings and press the Home menu key to save your configuration.

You might have to reboot your iPhone, wait 10-15 minutes or both for the changes to take effect.
If it still doesn’t have any effect, call Cyta customer support on 132.

Windows phone logoConfigure mobile internet for Windows phone with Cyta

To manually configure your internet access from your Windows phone, you first need to go to the APN menu on your phone. Follow these steps:

  1. Slide your finger to the left from the home screen
  2. Choose settings
  3. Choose mobile network
  4. Choose add internet apn

Then enter the following details:

APN: cytamobile
Username: user
Password: pass
Then tap save at the bottom to save the APN
Touch add mms apn and enter these configurations
APN: Cytamobile
WAP gatewap (URL): 212.31.96.161
WAP gateway port: 8080
MMSC (URL): http://mmsc.cyta.com.cy

Tap save at the bottom, and you have set up both mobile internet & MMS for your mobile phone. You might have to reboot your device, wait 10-15 minutes or both for the changes to take effect.
If it still doesn’t have any effect, call Cyta customer support on 132 for further advice.

Please note that this is for Windows Phones with Windows 8 OS. It hasn’t been tested with other Windows OS’.

How to configure mobile internet with MTN

If your handset doesn’t automatically connect to MTNs mobile network, this is how you can configure or edit the APN on your handheld device on your own: Android – iOS (iPhone) – Windows phone.

Configure mobile internet for Android with MTN

Mobile internet for AndroidFirst you need to go to the APN settings menu:

  1. Open the settings-application
  2. Select More or More networks
  3. Choose mobile networks
  4. tap Access Point Names
  5. Select add a new APN or choose edit an existing MTN-related APN if it exists

Then enter the following details in the APN configuration:

APN name: internet
APN: internet
Username: (blank)
Password: (blank)
MMSC: http://mms.mtn.com.cy/mmsc
MMS proxy: 172.24.97.1
MMS port: 3130
MCC: 280
MNC: 10

After that, click save. You might have to reboot your device, wait 10-15 minutes or both for the changes to take effect.
If it still doesn’t have any effect, call MTN customer support on 800 10 800. There might be special settings for your device.

Configure mobile internet for iPhone with MTNApple logo

This also works for iPads & iPad minis with sim cards.

To manually configure your MTN internet settings on your iOS device, you will first need to go to the APN menu. Follow these four steps:

  1. Open Settings from your home screen
  2. Tap the Cellular option
  3. Tap cellular data network
  4. Tap APN. If a APN related to your mobile internet provider is already in place, you can edit it instead of creating a new APN

Here are the data you need to enter for iPhones & iPads with MTN:

APN: internet
Username: (blank)
Password: (blank)
MMSC: http://mmsc.cyta.com.cy
MMS proxy: 212.31.96.161:8080
MMS Max Message size: 307200

Then tap back to first Cellular & then Settings and press the Home menu key to save your configuration.

You might have to reboot your iPhone, wait 10-15 minutes or both for the changes to take effect.
If it still doesn’t have any effect, call MTNs customer support on 800 10 800.

Windows phone logoConfigure mobile internet for Windows phone with MTN

In order for you to manually configure your internet settings on your Windows phone, you should first visit to the APN menu on your phone:

  1. Slide your finger to the left from the home screen
  2. Choose settings
  3. Choose mobile network
  4. Choose add internet apn

Then enter the following details:

APN: cytamobile
Username: user
Password: pass
Then tap save at the bottom to save the APN
Touch add mms apn and enter these configurations
APN: internet
Username: (blank)
Password: (blank)
WAP gatewap (URL): 172.24.97.1
WAP gateway port: 3130
MMSC (URL): http://mms.mtn.com.cy/mmsc

Click the save-icon, and you have set up both mobile internet & MMS options for your Windows phone.

You may have to turn your device off and reboot it, wait 10-15 minutes or do both before the changes will take effect. If it still doesn’t work, call MTNs customer support on 800 10 800.

Please note that this is for Windows Phones with Windows 8 OS. It hasn’t been tested with other Windows OS’.

How to configure mobile internet settings with Primetel

Configuring your mobile internet access with Primetel is very simple no matter whether you have an Android device, an iPhone or a Windows phone. Primetel automatically sends the internet and MMS settings to your handset.

Just follow the following steps:

  1. If you’re a new mobile customer, insert the sim card and turn the phone on.
  2. If you are an existing mobile customer, restart your device
  3. You will then automatically receive the configurations for mobile internet and MMS
  4. Accept the settings (if asked)
  5. If asked for a PIN, use 1234
  6. After completion you will receive a message confirming the installation.

If you experience any issues, you can contact Primetels customer support at 133.