Zamtel is a Zambian Government owned telecommunication company which provides communications solutions for the Zambian market.
It has unique mobile phone internet settings compared to MTN, Airtel and Vodafone. On Zamtel network the internet settings are a bit cumbersome. Given the other operators all you need is to edit the Access Point Names with “internet” or “default” in the APN field for the Android and Windows powered phones.
Zamtel has been around longer and one would expect they should have the simplest settings yet. Bureaucracy organisation culture and political interference all play a role in the way Zamtel is run.
Nonetheless, today, Zamtel has been transformed into a highly competitive organization led by a team of visionary men and women that fully understand and believe in transformational and catalytic nature of telecommunications that can play in the development of Zambia.
So if you are new to Zamtel and you want to use internet here is a quick jump for the Zamtel internet settings
Zamtel Internet settings configuration
select internet settings from your phone,
select profile name and enter zamtelinternet,
go to and select home page/URL and enter www.google.com,
go to and select APN and enter zamtel.wap,
select port and enter 80,
select Proxy and enter zamtel.net,
select IP address and enter 10.0.0.172
Alternatively you can browse to the following link Zamtel Internet Settings. The page will guide you how to setup the settings through web browser from a laptop or desktop.