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

81 comments on “Help Setting up Straight Talk Data and MMS on the BLU Tank 4.5 Running Android 4.1
  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.


  6. 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

  7. Talorian Jenkins says:

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

  8. Neisha says:

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

  9. Neisha says:

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

  10. 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

  11. Quanita says:

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

  12. Mike says:

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

    APN : tfdata mms

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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?

  16. Nikki says:

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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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?


  20. 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

  21. 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?

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. Jordan says:

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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?

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Craig,
      I moved your comment to Help Setting up Straight Talk Data and MMS on the BLU Tank 4.5 Running Android 4.1.

      A few questions… When you say you don’t get 3G you mean you are not getting 3G data or no data at all? Did you set up the APN on the phone? Does you phone have one or two SIM slots?


      • Craig says:

        Hi Bob,
        Since the time time I had posted this, I have finally got it fixed. I am getting 4g data now.
        But, I am having problems with my wifes Blu Dash 4.0. I have changed the apn setting to match mine. She only gets EDGE data. Her phone has 2 sim slots. I have her sim in the GSM slot at this time. I have contacted Straight Talk on 2 different occasions and still having problems.
        I you could help, I would appreciate it

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