Setting up Data and MMS on your Android using Crazy Johns Vodafone network

To avoid the problems with Optus and Virgin mobile deliberately blocking access to Google paid apps a move to Vodafone was called for however Vodafone don’t have any cheap plans that include a decent amount of data, the only choice for cheap plans is a 200mb add on pack otherwise you need to start looking at the $69 plan which includes 1GB of data. Crazy John’s which is fully owned by Vodafone and uses the Vodafone network however have a $15 a month 1GB addon and this can be used on all plans (plans start as low as $19).

Vodafone Internet and MMS settings however don’t work, use the follow settings to get started. Remember to press the menu key and save after each APN is completed.

When you’re finished the APN screen should have three enteries.

Crazy NET (button should be selected with a green circle)
purtona.net

Crazy WAP (button should not be selected)
purtona.wap

Crazy MMS (no button)
purtona.wap

Name: Crazy NET
APN: purtona.net
MCC: 505
MNC: 03
APN type: default
Name: Crazy WAP
APN: purtona.wap
Proxy: 010.202.002.020
Port: 8080
MCC: 505
MNC: 03
APN type: <not set> (don’t touch this field)
Name: Crazy MMS
APN: purtona.wap
Proxy: 010.202.002.020
Port: 8080
Server: purtona.wap
MMSC: http://purtona.mms.mmssend
MMS proxy: 010.202.002.020
MMS port: 8080
MCC: 505
MNC: 03
APN type: mms

Name: Crazy NET
APN: purtona.net
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: 505
MNC: 03
Authentication Type: <Not Set>
APN type: default, supl

Name: Crazy WAP
APN: purtona.wap
Proxy: 010.202.002.020
Port: 8080
Username: <Not Set>
Password: <Not Set>
Server: <Not Set>
MMSC: <Not Set>
MMS proxy: <Not Set>
MMS port: <Not Set>
MCC: 505
MNC: 03
Authentication Type: <Not Set>
APN type: <not set>

Name: Crazy MMS
APN: purtona.wap
Proxy: 010.202.002.020
Port: 8080
Username: <Not Set>
Password: <Not Set>
Server: purtona.wap
MMSC: http://purtona.mms/mmssend
MMS proxy: 010.202.002.020
MMS port: 8080
MCC: 505
MNC: 03
Authentication Type: <Not Set>
APN type: mms

32 thoughts on “Setting up Data and MMS on your Android using Crazy Johns Vodafone network

  1. Wozza

    Thanks for the post. Nice work.
    Just trying to use these settings with Motorola Milestone. When i receive an MMS, the download button is shown, but then it fails to download the mms and gives me a notification saying ‘Message not downloaded’.
    Can you confirm whether you can receive mms using these settings on an Andoid 2.x?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Post author

    Thanks, took me two days to get MMS working! I found that you have to have all three entries as I have them listed and also to make sure you put the zeros in the ip addresses. I had the same problem where it asked you to download until this configuration finally worked. I’m using this with a Nexus One with of course Android 2.1. Some of the fields had null as well and I cleared them so it said not set.

  3. Julian

    mate you’re a hero!

    the extra 0’s make all the difference! I’m with three and tried to get it set up with my HTC Magic and finally got it working!

    THANKS!

  4. Andrew Packer

    Thank you Matthew!

    I’m a Kiwi in Sydney on contract work from time to time. I had a Telstra SIM in my Vodafone NZ HTC Magic, but the EDGE Internet speed was just unacceptable.

    I bought a Crazy John’s prepay SIM and cap, got my phone no. ported over and then the fun began.

    I followed the instructions on Crazy John’s Web site to set up Crazy NET. Unfortunately they give the APN type as “default”, not “default, supl”. That didn’t work, full stop. (No Internet connectivity at all)

    The shop assistants fiddled with the phone for a while and finally set up Crazy WAP – making up some lame excuse how some phones in some instances only worked via WAP access, but it was all the same.

    Unfortunately (as I suspected and I’m sure you knew) WAP isn’t just the same as full ‘net service. I discovered that when I tried to login to my Google account and when I tried to do some online banking: couldn’t do either via Crazy WAP.

    Changing the APN type for Crazy NET to “default, supl” as you specify cured the problem.

    Now I must cancel my request to Crazy John’s “support” via online chat, and drop into the mall again to enlighten the shop assistants.

  5. htc hero

    Does anyone know which sort of video recordsdata are supported? I keep in mind the Intuition only might dl 3gp using opera mini. I downloaded the twist ap, maybe that’s the problem? How can I watch videos from sites apart from youtube? Which file sorts? Usually I am given the choice of 3gp or mpeg4. Cannot get both to work. Thank you for your time! Damn I wish I used to be eligible for the upgrade to EVO!

  6. AJ

    Thank you so much for posting this info!!!!
    This totally worked when all the downloads from the Crazy John Website wouldn’t and my local store is renovating so I couldn’t even get in to see them and the phone support wasn’t helping either.
    Thanks you again :)

  7. dude

    thanks for the settings !
    i’ve been on the phone to crazy johns with them ending up saying they’d reset my sim card? – not sure exactly .
    using the info above has made it now work .
    only i have to manually switch apn’s between crazy net & crazy wap to get the net or an mms …..took a while to work that out :)
    i can live with that for now :)
    X10 experia

  8. Arthur

    I got to say dude – you saved my sanity.
    3 days I been in and out of a CJ stores and 2 days been on the phone with them.. none the wiser and they want to send my phone away.
    But your setting and all made it worked.! I can send to myself now.. I now have to test other people sending it to me.

  9. Giuse

    I am surprised that Optus does not get more enquiries regarding the MMS setting for the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10a handset they are giving their customers.

    I made many calls to Optus and Sony Ericsson regarding this problem and they were not helpful. The Optus settings they were sending me were incorrect.

    I visited an Optus Worlds Store at Burwood Westfield and I fortuned enough to find a staffer with the same phone and we compared settings. It was confirmed that the Optus settings they were sending (in all formats) me were incorrect. The technician at Optus (when I called for the 5th time) insisted that he was 100% sure that there was something wrong with my handset (not so this was confirmed when I called Sony Ericsson).

    The Optus technician came to the conclusion that my X10a was faulty because my SIM card worked with MMS in my other phone W960i (obviously the incorrect conclusion Optus technicians often reach).

    Can you please get your act together Optus!!
    I spent many days sorting this out! And who knows how many more days or months I would have spent trying to solve this problem if I was not so lucky to find the Opstus World Store staffer with a similar phone (the staffer maintained that her phone was factory set).

    Ok
    The following are the differences between the Optus settings which they gave me and those in the staffer’s phone

    Internet APN settings

    Name
    yesinternet and not Optus Internet

    APN type

    Default,supl and not Not Set

    MMS APN settings

    MMS proxy

    061:088:190:010 and not 61:88:190:10

  10. Jas

    I have the Xperia x10 on crazy johns..Ive been trying all day to get the internet to work and mms but nothing wil work… ive loaded the wap and net settings and changed the wap settings to your specified but still nothing will work. it says i have an inactive account and i need to recharge, however im on a cap plan with extra data??? getting very frustrated :(

  11. Luc

    Thanks so much! All I had to do was include “supi”. I was on the phone to Crazy Johns this morning. MMS did not work. They could not resolve it. Asked to try SIM in diff phone!!

    I only have Crazy Internet and Crazy MMS under the APNs. What is the WAP used for? It still works. These are my settings..

    Name: Crazy Internet
    APN: purtona.net
    Proxy:
    Port:
    Username:
    Password:
    Server:
    MMSC:
    MMS Proxy:
    MMS Port:
    MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0
    MCC: 505
    MNC: 03
    Authentication Type: None
    APN type: default, supl

    Name: Crazy MMS
    APN: purtona.wap
    Proxy:
    Port:
    Username:
    Password:
    Server:
    MMSC: http://purtona.mms/mmssend
    MMS Proxy: 10.202.2.20
    MMS Port: 8080
    MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0
    MCC: 505
    MNC: 03
    Authentication Type: PAP
    APN type: mms

  12. tashhhhhh.

    hi, i had trouble sending sms and once i got them to work my internet has stopped working, when i click on what mobile network to be connected to, its connected to vodafone ( and im on crazy john’s) and gives me options of connectin to telstra or optus (not crazy john’s) do you know anyway to fix this problem. oh, i have htc legend.

  13. Post author

    Hi,

    Just follow the instructions given for the Nexus One and these should work fine.

    Regards
    Matthew

  14. Garth Scaysbrook

    Thanks. Worked on huawei ideos U8150 with android 2.2. Regards Garth

  15. becks

    Yaaaay! Called crazy johns, they were going to make me do a factory reset etc etc (gah!) came across this site and thought i’d give it a go – had internet working previously but mms sending and receiving was failing. this worked perfectly, input all the values, went to airplane mode and back then tried to send an mms to myself – worked!! I’m using a htc desire z with 2.2. Thanks heaps!!!

  16. Emma-Lee

    Works a charm! Am using htc Legend with 2.2, could get net access but no MMS sending/receiving. Inputted all the fields as above EXCEPT left “APN type: default” for Crazy NET (as the net was all ready working, I didn’t want to mess too much with the settings). Thanks an absolute bunch for sharing, you’ve saved a whole heap of frustration!

  17. Chris

    Just got the new Samsung Nexus S (Google Phone) from CJ’s and MMS isn’t working. I have followed the settings above but no go…

    Android version is 2.3.6 If anyone can let me know some settings that WORK it would be great….

    I am on the verge of giving the phone back – HOT HAPPY JAN !

    Chris.

  18. Miambo

    Chris, I have just tried with also the new Nexus S and it’s not working.

    I am not actually getting the green circle (re below instruction insert). It was there before I deleted the default, does anyone know how to get that set, as maybe that’s the problem?

    Also the APN Protocol is set to IPv4 and I can’t choose None, is that a problem?
    Thank you.

    “Crazy NET (button should be selected with a green circle)
    purtona.net”

  19. Renee

    Thanks for this post! You’re a lifesaver. Got a Nexus yesterday and couldn’t use the internet or access the 3G network.
    Crazy John’s still don’t quite have the settings right.

  20. Adam

    If anyone is having trouble still, here are my EXACT (character for character, double checked for typo’s) stock settings on a new HTC Sensation, as of the first week of May (2012).

    Only 2 APNs:

    Name: Crazy Internet
    APN: purtona.net
    MMS protocol: WAP 2.0
    MCC: 505
    MNC: 03
    Authentication type: PAP
    APN type: default,hipri

    Proxy/Port/Username/Password/Server/MMSC/MMS proxy/MMS port:

    Name: Crazy MMS
    APN: purtona.wap
    MMSC: http://purtona.mms/mmssend
    MMS proxy: 10.202.2.20
    MMS port: 8080
    MMS protocol: WAP 2.0
    MCC: 505
    MNC: 03
    Authentication type: PAP
    APN type: mms

    Proxy/Port/Username/Password/Server:

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