Help Setting up Straight Talk Data and MMS on the BLU Tank 4.5 Running Android 4.1


This page explains how to set up your Straight Talk Wireless data, internet, MMS picture messages, and group texts on your BLU Tank 4.5 using Android 4. If you are unable to browse the web without wi-fi, send and receive MMS picture messages and group texts this page may help.

This page will show you how set your Straight Talk Wireless APN settings on your phone. Your data, MMS picture messages, and group texts won’t work unless you have set this up correctly. This page is only for people using a Straight Talk Wireless SIM with Straight Talk’s AT&T-compatible network or Straight Talk’s T-Mobile compatible SIM.

If you were searching for one of the following APN Settings or values, this page might just be what you are looking for. Don’t worry if you have any idea what these mean.

APN tfdata, att.mvno, wap.tracfone
MMS APN tfdata, att.mvno, wap.tracfone
MMS Proxy,,,
MMS Port
APN Type
MNC 410
MCC 310
APN Type default, mms, wap, supl

This page won’t help if your Tank 4.5 is using Straight Talk’s Verizon-compatible or Straight Talk’s Sprint compatible network. This page will also not help if you are unable to place and receive phone calls or send and receive SMS text messages. Contact Straight Talk Wireless support if voice service or SMS text message are not working.

Smartphonematters has a number of very detailed guides that explain how to set up Straight Talk APNs for iPhones, Android, and Windows phones we use. See our APN Settings Guides. We created this help page, and our other help pages for phones we don’t have, but readers have asked for help with, see our APN Settings Help if you are are looking for help with a different phone.

Continue to Page 2 to learn how to set up your Tank 4.5

Set up Your Access Point Name (APN) Settings

Look up your APN settings on the Straight Talk website and enter them into your phone’s APN settings. Test your data and internet connection. Once your data connection is working, then test MMS picture messages and group texts.

Look up Your APN Settings

Visit the Straight Talk Wireless Support website to look up you APN information.
Click here to visit the Straight Talk Wireless website. Enter your phone number and use Android 4.0 & 4.1 as your phone type and click Search. The website should display your APN settings.



Straight Talk Wireless uses there different APN settings:

Straight Talk Wireless APN Settings




The APN Settings from the Straight Talk web site may not exactly match the APN settings page in your smartphone. You may also need to enter some additional APN settings not supplied on Straight Talk’s website. Match the APN returned from the website to correct group below.

APN Settings

Name: tfdata
APN: tfdata
MMS proxy:
MMS Port: 80
APN Type: default, mms, wap
MCC: 310
MNC: 410


Name: wap.tracfone
APN: wap.tracfone
Port: 8080
APN Type: default, mms, supl
MCC: 310
MNC: 410


Name: att.mvno
APN: att.mvno
MMS Proxy:
MMS proxy port: 80
APN Type: default, mms, wap
MCC: 310
MNC: 410

Set Up Your APN

After you have looked up the APN settings for your phone number, enter them into your phone’s settings. The steps below may not exactly match your phone. Each phone manufacturer seems to change the steps on their phone a little bit. Please leave a comment if you have corrections.

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Tap Wireless and Networks or More…
  3. Tap Access Points
  4. Tap Menu
  5. Tap New APN
  6. Tap Name
  7. Type a name (eg. tfdata, wap.tracfone, or att.mvno)
  8. Tap APN
  9. Enter your APN (e.g. tfdata, wap.tracfone, or att.mvno)
  10. Tap MMSC
  11. Enter your MMSC
  12. Tap MMS Proxy
  13. Enter your MMS Proxy
  14. Tap MMS port
  15. Enter your MMS port
  16. Tap MCC
  17. Enter your MCC (if not already previously entered)
  18. Tap MNC
  19. Enter your MNC (if not already previously entered)
  20. Enter Your APN Type (I recommend you only add this if MMS doesn’t work the first time)
  21. type in the values for your APN type from above
  22. Tap Menu
  23. Tap Save

Test Your Internet and Data Connection

To test your data connection, restart your phone, turn off your wi-fi, and use your web browser to visit some web pages and verify the display.

Restart Your Phone

It’s a good idea to restart your phone before testing your data connection.

  1. Press and Hold the Power key
  2. Tap Power Off
  3. Press and Hold the Power key until the phone starts

Turn Off Wi-Fi

Turn off your Wi-Fi, so your phone will try to use its data connection.

  1. Tap Menu
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap Wireless and Networks or More…
  4. Tap Wi-Fi ON to turn Wi-Fi OFF

Open Chrome or Your Browser and Visit Some Web sites

  1. Tap Home
  2. Tap All Apps
  3. Tap Chrome or your phone’s default web browser
  4. Tap the address bar
  5. Enter
  6. Verify is displayed.
  7. Visit several links on or other sites to make sure your Internet is working.


If you are able to browser the Web, your internet / data connection works. Continue to Set up MMS Picture Messages and Group Texts

If is NOT displayed there is a problem with your APN.

  1. Repeat the steps above and edit your APN. Verify you entered the APN correctly and save
  2. If you have more than one APN in APNs list, try removing them.
  3. Repeat the steps to test your data and Internet connection.

If your internet or data connection still doesn’t work:

  1. Repeat the steps above to return to the APNs list.
  2. From APNs, Tap Menu
  3. Tap Reset to Default, re-enter your APN and try the steps again.

If your data connection still does not work, you can repeat trying the other two APNs listed above. If that doesn’t work, leave a comment on this page and we will try to help you.

Continue to the next page to test MMS picture messages

109 comments on “Help Setting up Straight Talk Data and MMS on the BLU Tank 4.5 Running Android 4.1
  1. Cameron S. says:

    I have a BLU Neo 4.5 & am having problems sending/receiving MMS messages.

  2. Joanna Loera says:

    I have A Blu Star Jr and i have the Att sim card in it. I tried everything your website asked me to do but i still have no data enabled! Please if you can help in any way i would be greatful. Thank you

  3. nana osei says:

    My network always when I.switch to 3g or wcdma on my blu neo 4.5

  4. nana gyan says:

    how can I gt 3G on my blu advance 4.0

  5. Paula says:

    I have a BLU Win Jr, I am receiving the internet but can’t make a phone call or send text.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Paula,
      I am not sure what is causing that problem.
      The APN is only for setting up cellular data, MMS picture messages, and group texts. If you can’t make voice calls or send text messages sometings else it wrong. since your using a BLU phone, you must be using either Straight Talk’s ATT or TMobile network. Do you know which one? And if that network works well in your area.

      You can try borrowing a SIM from a friends phone any see if you can make phone calls. You can also try putting your SIM in a friend’s phone and see if you can make phone calls. This will give you an idea if the problem is the phone or the SIM, both, or the combination of the two.

  6. jessica says:

    Hello i have a blu studio 7.0 phone and my internet doesnt work please help me? i have tried all internet solutions possible please help

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Jessica,
      Are you using Straight Talk? Did you use the link in this article to look up your APN? What is it?
      From the APN Settings page, try doing a Reset to Default, then edit and delete any APNs present. Follow the instructions and set up the APN again.

  7. stephanie says:

    I have a blue studio 5.5. I use to be able to send picture mail but since my last phone update I can’t. I can receive picture mail still but can’t send. Please help with a new APN that will help. I’m using straight talk at&t byop.

  8. geohvision says:

    i need the apn settings to blu dash 4.5 (t-moblie)

  9. NikkiE says:

    I have a BLU Tank 4.5 on straight talk with an At&t Sim under BYOP. My pho e has been activated for over 2 months. I am unable to send or receive MMS! I’ve tried everything even the things you’ve told other people. Help please!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Nikki E,
      Did you try doing a Reset to Defaults, deleting all the APNs, and then creating a new one and entering your values? You can send me screenshots of your APN settings and I will take a look at them.
      Taking a Screenshot on an Android Phone

    • Mike Ryan says:

      As I mentioned before… I have a Blu Tank 4.5 that did the same thing as many on here. No MMS after BYOP deal with Straight Talk.

      I did finally talk to a Tech at Straight Talk that told me of a setting for APN that has worked with dozens of people I know, that have these phones.

      Try APN: tfdata mms (The space is in there,
      We are not writing code here… just filling in the info.)

      (Bob, you need to add this to your instructions, so people will find this, and get their phone working right away)

      You should create a new APN, and be sure when you save it,
      that it is the one selected to be the main APN default setting. You do not need to remove/delete any other APN settings if a used phone.
      The APN you save as the default, is the one used. I have 3 other ones on mine, and no problems.

      My settings are:

      APN: tfdata mms
      MMS proxy:
      MMS Port: 80

      Any other settings needed Bob has listed…

      Hope this helps.

      • Bob Thompson says:

        Hi Mike,
        I plan to. I have been suggesting it to some people, and I want from a few more people that it works. I think there was one other BLU user that commented it worked but not for any other android phone. I had one reader, that pasted the list of all the APN settings from the first page of the article into his phones and said it worked.Still can’t figure that one out.

        I really appreciate that you have on many occasions come back to the site to help other people. Thank you. In fact, when I replied to NikkiE, I was going to recommend this but decided to make it suggest it after she took one more try.


  10. Kellyn says:

    Hi Bob,

    First of all thank you SO much for helping. I’ve had Straight Talk for over a year and just purchased a new phone. It’s a BLU Neo 4.5 on Android 4.2.2, I’ve activated the AT&T based SIM card for the phone last night. I can get my internet, talk, and texts to work. However, like everyone else my picture MMS are not working (incoming or outgoing). I need to figure this out ASAP, because I’ll return the phone if it’s not going to work. I called Straight Talk last night and they claim it’s not compatible. I have emailed BLU, but no response yet.

    I’ve tried all of the combinations you’ve listed. Here is what I currently have:

    APN: tfdata
    APN type: default, mms, wap
    MMS proxy:
    MMS port: 80
    MCC: 310
    MNC: 410
    APN protocol: IPv4
    APN enable/disable: box is checked

    Can you offer any suggestions? Thank you!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi KellyN,
      Use the link the Straight Talk web site on the help page to confirm your APN is tfdata. Your settings look correct for the tfdata APN. I would try deleting all the APNs on the APN list. Do a reset to defaults on the APN page. Remove any APNs that re-appear. Then create a new APN and enter your values again. Turn the phone off and on again and test.

      I have many readers using BLU phones that have MMS working. Make sure to test both sending and receiving MMS. For some reason, it can take a few days for receiving MMS to work when you have transferred your phone number.

      Let me know how it goes.

    • Mike Ryan says:

      Try these settings…

      APN: tfdata mms (space is in there between tfdata and mms)
      MMS proxy:
      MMS Port: 80

    • angela harris says:

      hey i gt a blu neo jr 4.2.2 phone i can’t gt picture text

  11. Tricia says:

    hi i cant get my blu 4.5 running android version 4.2.1 to work with straight talk… current APN settings are at Apn: tfdata Apn type: default Proxy: Port:80 username: not set password: not set Server: not set MMSC: MMS proxy: MMS port: not set

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Trica,
      I’d set all my APNs to default. Delete any APNs present and create a new one. Look up you APN using the link on the help page. Enter the values. Try to get data working before worrying about MMS.
      Let me know how it goes. I’d try an APN type of default,mms,wap. Let me know how it goes.


    • Mike says:

      Try APN: tfdata mms

      This should work

  12. Philip Strosnider says:

    please help me I can’t send or receive picture messages I’ve tried with straight talk several times but they can’t fix it I’ve tried with straighttalk several times but they can’t fix it.

  13. Wendy says:

    If you are trying to get data an get mms in a blue dash 4.5 enter make two apn with the same thing it will help n for net ten is
    Name. Net ten
    Apn today’s
    port 80

  14. Josh says:

    My MMS works with the new APN setting (TFDATA MMS) but all of my group messages come in and sent out as single messages instead of staying in one thread. Is there a fix so I can have all of my group messages in one thread when they come in and sent out?

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Josh,
      are you saying you set your APN to “tfdata mms” and it now works? There was another reader that said that too. I am still not sure how it can work with a space in between. I am glad to hear it is working.

      I think the single messages vs the threaded messages is an option in the sms app? Are you using hangouts or the android default app on the BLU? My nexus 5 uses hangouts by default.

      • Mike says:

        Sounds like that is an actual phone setting for the multiple recipient messages, and not a system issue.
        Yes the space in tfdata mms works.
        I’ve had many folks do this, with success.

        • Josh says:

          Yes the data works fine with the space and now I can see when people send me MMS messages but they do not come in the single thread and when i send them out, they go to the recipients as a single message instead of a group message. I looked in my settings but I do not see anywhere in there to make the messages stay together in one message.

          • Bob Thompson says:

            Are you using Hangouts as the messaging app on your phone or the android app. I have a Nexus 5 which used Hangouts by default.


  15. DL Nash says:

    This information was very helpful.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi DL,
      That is great news. Thanks for taking the time to comment. If you use social media, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube. In addition to keeping up with latest updates at smartphonematters you would be helping us launch social media efforts. click here

  16. Talorian Jenkins says:

    I have straight talk but can’t get picture messages for my blue dash 5.0 Help!!

  17. Neisha says:

    Yes . My internet works very well , but sending and receiving pictures it always say transmission failed.

  18. Neisha says:

    I did all of this but sending and receiving pictures still doesn’t work . what to do now ?

  19. gus says:

    Thank you!!! thank you very much for your help my friend my Blu Life One now is working Im so happy!!! :) thank you!!!!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Gus,
      That is great news. Thanks for taking the time to comment. If you use social media, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube. In addition to keeping up with latest updates at smartphonematters you would be helping us launch social media efforts. click here

  20. Quanita says:

    I tried all of this and my data is still not working.

  21. Mike says:

    Yup there is a space in there.
    So this is the fix for Android 4.1

    APN : tfdata mms

  22. mike says:

    exactly. APN is tfdata MMS

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Mike,
      Really? with a space between it? If its working for you, that is great. But I think its a side effect. I don’t think you can have a space in an APN.

  23. Monica says:

    I cant get to my APN settings on the Blu Advance 4.5…. I can see the words but I cant touch or do anything….

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Monica,
      I am not sure what you mean. How far can you get in your settings? Can you get to the APNs screen? Do you have the SIM in the phone and can you make calls?

      • Mike says:

        If the phone has any locked up mms that did not send… it will prevent you access to the adjustments of settings. Delete any messages that did not send, you will then be able to adjust them.

  24. Robin says:

    I have entered all and they are correct but I stills can not get MMS

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Robin,
      Can you send, but not receive MMS? Did you recently transfer your phone number to Straight Talk? Which SIM are you using and which APN is working for data.

    • Mike Ryan says:

      Same here. I have a Blu Tank 4.5
      Set it up as required, all functions but mms work.
      I had to change the apn type; to default, mms, and wap
      in order to get online.
      Still no mms.

      • Bob Thompson says:

        Hi Mike,
        Which APN settings are you using? Did you test both sending and receiving MMS?

        • Mike says:

          I have used the apn that comes with the docs for BYOP, several others from you tubes, most have same info.
          Even tried the Cingular settings, the apn att,mvno…etc.
          With and without the proxy settings of
          Any settings other than the stock info, I lose the 3G connectivity.
          Everything on the phone works fine… except mms in/out.
          It will try to send until it loses the connection, and/or times out.
          I am a very tech oriented dude, I understand this stuff pretty well, Audio/Electronic Tech. It has to be just one goofy setting that needs to be done…
          What say you Bob?

  25. Nikki says:

    I have a RCA 4.1 jellybean I havent been able to send any picture messages and i have set my APN.

  26. Enid says:

    Hi i wanted to know if you could help me with the info on how to get internet working on my unlocked blu dash 5.0 phone with a metro unlimited sim card

  27. Jose says:

    Hello Bob,
    As everyone else on here I am having problems with picture messages. I have a tank 4.5 and am using AT&T. I have been able to get the 3G to work by using
    APN : wap.cingular
    APN type: default,mms,wap
    MMS proxy:
    MMS port: 80
    The only problem is I still can’t get picture messages. Can you help

    PS: I hope the above settings can help others

  28. David Roe says:

    The settings you give for straight talk are the same for net10. I still can’t send picture message or receiving them

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi David,
      Net10 and Straight Talk are owned by the same company. That is why the settings are the same. You odd not mention is you are using the Net10 ATT network compatible SIM or Net10 TMobile network compatible SIM. Which APN are you using for data?


  29. kayla says:

    My internet works on my blue life play and I can send and receive calls but can’t get or send MMS messages

  30. Stephanie says:

    I just switched to android. I have a rooted HTC One X running Android 4.0.4 on straight talk. Any advice on APN numbers?

  31. Dustin says:

    I have an lg optimus g pro, it is unlocked an I have the correct apn settings that straight talk provided. My internet doesn’t work is keeps saying authentication via proxy server unsuccessful. Mms works fine but no internet. Please help

  32. Jordan says:

    well mostly everything on my phone works now only thing im having problems with is that it wont let me download picture messages. but i can do everything else so can you help oh and i can send them out just not receive them

  33. Jordan says:

    Hey guys i got a question everything works on my phone except i cant receive mms messages but i can send them

  34. Lachelle says:

    I finally fixed it!!!!!! After hours of tweaking, I finally got it to work. I kept everything the same as far as the APN settings are concerned, but only one thing different… Where it says APN type, I checked default and MMS and saved the settings. All fixed! So for anyone else out there who may have this problem, u could try it and it may work for u too!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Lachelle,
      I am glad to hear you were able to fix your phone. I apologize for the problem with the help page. It looks like there was a publishing issue on the website and I need to restore the part of the page is missing. And thank you for taking the time to come back, tell us your got your phone working and share your solution.

  35. Lachelle says:

    I just purchased a blue tank 4.5 and my data works to get internet and gmail, but I can’t send or receive MMS messages. I already changed the APN settings and contacted straight talk as well but I still have the same problem. Any help??? I’m kinda having the same problem as the guy above me, but he didn’t tell how his problem was resolved. So can you help? Please?

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Lachelle,
      What APN settings did you enter? The ones on this page?

      • Lachelle says:

        I entered the ones that Straight Talk gave me. How do I get to the ones on this page?

      • Lachelle says:

        For some reason, I can’t seem to access your guide for this particular phone model. I end up here at the comments page every time. Don’t know what I’m doing wrong… It is an unlocked gsm blu tank 4.5 with a straight talk bring your own phn sim. The APN settings I used were from the website. I typed in my phn # and the android system which is 4.1.1 (jellybean). Everything works as far as internet and gmail, but my MMS doesn’t work. Then I called straight talk after doing it myself only to hear them tell me that they can’t guarantee MMS will work when I bring my own phn. That’s how I ended up on this site. But I can’t get to your guide and now I’m getting frustrated. However, I do realize that it is Christmas day! So I will wait for your next response. Thank you for anything you may be able to do to help me from this point forward.

  36. Craig says:

    Good Morning,
    I purchased a Blu Tank 4.5 unlocked GSM android phone and a Straight Talk AT&T sim card. I am unable to get 3g service on my phone also unable to receive mmtext. I have followed the guide to change the APN settings and have also contacted Straight Talk, still NO luck. I had also purchased a Blu Dash 4.0 unlocked GSM phone and AT&T sim (sims are both from Straight Talk) and it does not get the 3g service nor receive mmtext.
    Could you please HELP?

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