GCI Basic Settings

March 20, 2019

Email

Incoming Server Information

  • Incoming Server Name (either POP3 or IMAP): mail.gci.net
  • Port Number:
    • For IMAP: Use Port Number: 143 (993 if you are wishing to use SSL)
    • For POP3: Use Port Number: 110 (995 if you are wishing to use SSL)

Outgoing Server Information

  • Outgoing Server Name (either POP3 or IMAP): smtp.gci.net
  • Port Number: 25 (if needed) (465 if you are wishing to use SSL)

GCI requires outgoing mail to be authenticated. So ensure there is a check in the box which states My Server requires authentication (different applications will have a little different wording, but all should have an option to check outgoing authentication). 

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a form email encryption between an email server and a browser. This is not required but is available.

Web Settings

If you are using a Static IP and need the GCI DNS settings, they are

  • 209.165.131.8 ; vcns-3.gci.net
  • 209.165.131.9 ; vcns-4.gci.net

Wireless Settings

GCI owns and maintains a GSM and CDMA network.

This article only contains settings for GCI’s GSM wireless network. Phones utilizing the CDMA network require a store visit to program settings.

Please note – These settings are case sensitive.

Wireless (Cellular) Voice Mail Information:

  • Voice Mail Phone Number: 1-907-444-0068
  • Default Password: last 5 digits of your phone number (e.g., if you phone number is 555-1234 the default number is 51234).
  • You can also check your voicemail online using GCI Voicemail (insert link to voicemail.gci.com)
    • Default Password: last 5 digits of your phone number (e.g., if you phone number is 555-1234 the default number is 51234).
    • On the GCI Voicemail website, you can listen to and download your voicemails, change your PIN and customize many other features

MMS Settings – Consult your phone manual for steps to enter the MMS settings, not all the information below may be required for your phone.

  • Configuration Name: GCI MMS
  • APN: mms.gci
  • MMS: http://mmsc.gci.net
  • MMS Proxy: 24.237.158.34
  • MMS Port: 9201
  • APN Type: mms
  • Security PIN (if requested): 1234

Internet/Web Settings – Consult your phone manual for steps to enter the GPRS (Data) settings, these settings are normally used for Smartphones, but may be used for other devices. Please note: These settings are case sensitive.

  • Name: GCI WEB
  • Access Point Name (APN): web.gci
  • Authentication Type: None
  • Access Point Name (APN) Type: Default
  • Security PIN (if requested): 1234
  • Enable APN (On APN Settings screen GCI WEB should have a blue or green dot showing it is enabled)

Android:

Routers

Due to the large number of different routers available GCI does not provide support routers. GCI recommends the following:

  • Setting your router for DHCP.
  • If using a wireless router, enable the security features (WAP/PK), and consider using MAC authentication.

See your manual or the manufacture’s web site for more information on how to set up and secure your router.