I created this page to help readers set up data, internet, MMS picture messages, and group texts on the BLU Tank 4.5 running Android 4.1 (Jellybean). If your voice service or SMS text messages are not working this page isn’t going to help you. Contact Straight Talk support.
There are many different Android phones on the market and I don’t have this specific phone. I have written setup guides for iPhones, other Android phones, and even Windows 8 phones so the information here should be enough help you.
With a little effort you should be able to follow the instructions here to get your phone working properly.
To use this guide you should have your Tank ready to go with an active Straight Talk SIM. Your voice service and SMS text messages should be already working.
To get data, Internet, MMS picture messages working you have to setup your APN and MMS in your phones’ Settings.
Straight Talk sells both AT&T network compatible and T-Mobile network compatible SIMs. You need to know the correct values to enter.
If you are using the Straight Talk ATT SIM your values are:
MMS proxy: mms3.tracfone.com
MMS Port: 80
If you are using the Straight Talk T-Mobile SIM your values are:
MMS Proxy: 184.108.40.206
MMS proxy port: 80
If you have already tried to set up data and MMS using these values. Leave a comment and I will try to help. These are the most commonly used values.
I do not have a Tank phone to verify this is correct. If you are reading this, please leave a comment and tell me if this is correct or what needs to be changed. There are so many Android phones available on the market today and I am not able to create a guide for every model.
- Tap Settings
- Tap More or Mobile Data
- Tap Mobile Networks or Access Point Names
- Tap Access Point Names
- Tap MENU
- Tap New APN
- Enter a name (like Straight Talk)
- Enter values above
- Tap MENU
- Tap Save
- From APN list, tap on the dot to enable the APN Settings for the name you entered.
- Restart your phone
- Test Data with your browser
- Test both sending & receiving an MMS picture message
- Test sending & receiving group texts
If the instructions above don’t work for you. Check that you entered the settings correctly. It’s easy to make a mistake.
If you still can’t get it to work, leave a comment. There are alternative settings you can try.