Hi. I've just switched to BT Broadband and BT Mobile. Having installed the BT SIM, unlocked my (O2) phone and activated the new BT SIM I got a text from BT referring me to bt.com/setupmyphone .
Choosing the Android sub-page (How to change APN settings on an Android mobile phone), that leads you through 2 manual "New APN" setups.
Are these manual APN setups actually a)necessary, and b) helpful?
I don't appear to have any old APNs left over from my O2 mobile setup and that all worked ok, so I wonder why BT needs them set. Or is it just old technology?
Hi orozz. I don't appear to have that option on mine... But I still wonder why they're needed since when on O2 I don't think there were any APNs set and yet all worked ok.
If memory serves correct, you're supposed to receive 2 text messages and restart your device. This clears any old APN settings and replaces them with the correct BT ones, you should then only see the BT settings in your APN list.
If you see any other APN settings then the BT ones either haven't been received correctly or haven't been remembered.
In theory 4G download speed is up to 150Mbps, in practice 20Mbps is typical (https://www.4g.co.uk/how-fast-is-4g/)
Are you testing mobile data rate or wifi?
A mobile data rate of 180 Mbps simply isn't possible with an iphone 8 it's only rated at 28.6Mbps (for mobile data).