T-Mobile IPv6 is Here and Now

These phones support IPv6 on the T-Mobile USA mobile network
  1. Samsung S5 [This phone is IPv6 by default]
  2. HTC One M8 [ this phone is IPv6 by default]
  3. Samsung Note 3 [This phone is IPv6 by default]
  4. Samsung Galaxy Light [This phone is IPv6 by default]
  5. Google Nexus 5 [This phone is IPv6 by default]
  6. MetroPCS Samsung Galaxy Mega [This phone is IPv6 by default]
  7. Samsung Galaxy S4
  8. Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  9. Google Nexus 4 (no longer sold)
  10. Samsung Galaxy S3 (latest firmware only)
  11. Samsung Galaxy S II (with Android 4.0 Update)
  • The goal of the IPv6 service is to provide the same service as IPv4, but with the much more modern IPv6 protocol which will allow the entire Internet to grow larger than what was planned 30 years ago with IPv4.
  • IPv6 is live on the standard epc.tmobile.com and fast.t-mobile.com APN.  You just need to add a new IPv6 APN profile for fast.t-mobile.com. Follow the instructions below to use the APN name = fast.t-mobile.com and APN protocol = IPv6, then reboot. 
Setup Process
  1. To configure the phone for IPv6, from the Android home screen:
    1. NOTE:  Once you are done adding the new APN settings, you will need to restart the phone (power off then on).
    2. Touch the left most menu key in the bottom panel, tap Settings
    3. Select Wireless & networks
    4. Select Mobile networks
    5. Select Access Point Names
    6. Touch the left most menu key in the bottom panel, tap New APN
    7. Set the following fields
    • Name = v6
    • APN = fast.t-mobile.com
    • APN protocol = IPv6
    • APN type = default,mms,supl
    • Touch the left most menu key in the bottom panel, tap save
    • Tap the "go back" arrow from the bottom keys, select the new "v6" APN as so that it has the blue ball
    • You need to reboot your phone.
    • Here are some screenshots of how the mobile network APN should look
  2. You can validate IPv6 access my going to ip6.me which will display your IPv6 address. There is a more detailed IPv6 test at  http://test-ipv6.com/
  3. To remove these settings and go back to IPv4 default, from the Access Point Names menu, select the left most key, and tap Restore to default
Known Bugs
  1. Have a bug to report?  Send it to the Google Group

More about how T-Mobile's IPv6 service works?
  • T-Mobile's IPv6 service is an IPv6-only service that uses 464XLAT / RFC6877 in the network to connect IPv6 mobile users with IPv4 content.  We believe that the majority of the bandwidth consumed by IPv6 subscribers will be native end-to-end IPv6 without any translation required by the end of 2012 as major content providers like Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft, and many others have demonstrated during World IPv6 Day
  • Some basics of the T-Mobile USA strategy were presented at the 2010 Google IPv6 Conference
  1. Why is T-Mobile USA doing doing IPv6?
    • As a forward thinking technology company, T-Mobile USA is committed to the continued growth and agility of the Internet.  IPv4 exhaustion has created a major challenge for Internet growth and the solution to continued growth is IPv6
  2. Will the IPv6 service be any different from a user perspective?
    • T-Mobile USA is working to make IPv6 just as capable as IPv4. 
  3. Will Google content like Youtube be native IPv6 on the T-Mobile USA network?  What about Facebook?
    • Yes, Google, Bing, Facebook, Yahoo all support IPv6 on their websites.  For sites that do not yet support IPv6, the T-Mobile network will translate between IPv4 and IPv6.
  4. Where can I get more info?