Mar 072011
 

Anyone who has a cellular / mobile contract with Three / 3 / 3UK will have likely stumbled across their ‘porn’ block at some stage. Good goal in theory, except it doesn’t just block porn. I’ve had some really random websites blocked because of it. There is a workaround that you can use (depending on your handset I’ll leave you to figure out the specifics), but the jist is quite simple:

Create a new APN and call it ‘3 Routed’ or something. The name is irrelevant.

APN: 3internet
Proxy: <not set>
Port: <not set>
Username: <not set>
Password: <not set>
Server: <not set>
MMSC: http://mms.um.three.co.uk:10021/mmsc
MMS Proxy: mms.three.co.uk
MMS port: 8799
MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0
MCC: 234
MNC: 20
Authentication Type: <not set>
APN Type: *

Save this, and activate it as your active APN. This will temporarily disconnect your data connection and renegotiate a new one. It will give you handset a public routed IP address (minor security issue), break sending and receiving of multimedia messages (MMS). But, it will give you unrestricted, unfiltered internet access. When you’ve finished, simply switch back to your other original APN to restore normality for everything else.

Simple!

  11 Responses to “Getting around Three’s (3UK) ‘Porn’ Block”

  1. Using the setting on Samsung Next Did not work for me
    Thanks anyway

  2. How do I perform this task on android 4.2?

  3. Works on galaxy s4 .android lollipop

  4. Omg it works

  5. How do I do this on iPhone 6s ?

    • Hi Dan,

      You can make these changes (assuming iOS 9 or above) by going into Settings > Mobile Data > Mobile Data Network menu.

      Be sure to take a screenshot of the existing settings as there seems to only be able to have one APN and you overwrite the settings on an iPhone. So make sure you have some way of putting them back again 😉

  6. Works on samsung galaxy s5 android 5
    Set setting and then restart

  7. worked for me. lolipop 5.1 s6 edge

  8. Worked, thanks

  9. cheers this worked

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