Help Setting up Straight Talk Data and MMS on the Samsung Galaxy Mega Running Android 4.2

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This page explains how to set up your Straight Talk Wireless data, internet, MMS picture messages, and group texts on your Samsung Mega 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 66.209.11.33, mms3.tracfone.com, mms.tracfone.com, mms3.tracfone.com
MMSC http://mms-tf.net, http://mmsc.cingular.com
MMS Port
APN Type
MNC 410
MCC 310
APN Type default, mms, wap, supl

This page won’t help if your Mega 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 Mega .




59 comments on “Help Setting up Straight Talk Data and MMS on the Samsung Galaxy Mega Running Android 4.2
  1. Chris says:

    For mine to work I had to add hipri, wap to an type. Authent. Type is PAP. APN Proto is IPV4 and APN Roam Proto is IPV4 also. Now mms works too

  2. Randy says:

    All the codes are identical to what u put. Straight talk told me just now the apn type should give u choices n if it doesn’t that means your phone is locked. They also said google did an upgrade and it will effect the mms n the day my upgrade happened is the day mms stopped workin. So either I get my phone unlocked or is there something I can do about reversing the upgrade?

  3. sharmine says:

    I have the Mega 6.3 Im using a Straight Talk SIM I followed the instructions but I’m not getting my calls and my txt wont send

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Sharmine,
      These instructions are for data and MMS picture messages. If you can’t receive calls or SMS text messages, contact Straight Talk. You can also try resetting your phone, but the problem most likely needs to be fixed by Straight Talk.
      Regards
      Bob

  4. Randy says:

    I have the Galaxy mega and my phone did some sort if auto update. All the settings are the same but my apn type says default, hipri . I ttried numerous things I can send mms but not get them. Any ideas?

  5. Amy Johnson says:

    I have 3 different apn’s set up for straight talk on my at&t galaxy mega 6.3 running kitkat. I have the “tfdata” chosen right now and it shows at the top of my phone 4G/LTE and im able to get online/facebook but I cannot send or recieve pictures and haven’t been able to for some time. Very very frustrating! Any help with this available?

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Amy,
      You only need one APN. Follow the instructions on the page. Make sure you look up your APN settings using the link in the instructions on my page.
      Regards
      Bob

      • chris says:

        I have followed this to a tee and I experience the same here with the one apn. Everything works fine , but the mms pic messages will not send or receive

  6. Janina Ortiz says:

    What do I need to send and receive messages

  7. ricky says:

    Hi I have a Samsung galaxy mega R960 6.3 inch screen and I wanted to know if my phone will work with straight talk services???
    Thank you
    Ricky

  8. jeff says:

    My phone cannot send or receive mms texts. I am using a Samsung mega. Please send me the correct apn settings to resolve. My Internet connection has also slowed down dramatically. Please help

  9. Antonio says:

    Hello, I have been using the at&t version straight talk sim card in my galaxy mega 6.3 for quite some time now and never had a problem until I did a reset on my , now no data and when i tried your apn settings i only got H+ data which is very slow :( please help!!!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Antonio,
      The H+ means HSPA+, which is 4G, but slower than 4G LTE. If you had LTE before, try restarting your phone and see if it comes back. Your APN doesn’t control the speed of your phone. I live in the boston area. An both my Straight Talk and Net10 phones on the ATT network where very slow for a good part of the day, so maybe the problem will clear up.
      Let me know how it goes.
      Regards
      Bob

  10. james says:

    Cant send pics but can recieve yhem please help

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi James

      If you recently signed up for Straight Talk and transferred your phone number it may take a few days before you can receive MMS picture messages. I had the same issue. I set up three Straight Talk accounts. MMS worked fine for the two with new phone numbers. I could not receive MMS for the third, the one I transferred a number to. I tried the SIM in two different phone and it did not work. After a few days I decided to see if I could try to fix it, only to find it working.

      This is a common problem. You can also try setting your APN type to default, mms, wap or default, mms, supl. Some readers have had luck by trying different MMSC and MMS proxy values. Read both the following articles and the comments to see what has worked for others.

      Help with Straight Talk and Net10 MMS Picture Messages and I Can’t Receive MMS Picture Messages Using Straight Talk or Net10 on My iPhone Using iOS 7.0.4
      Let me know how it goes.
      Regards
      Bob

  11. Rob says:

    I just started using the Mega on straighttalk. I have data working slowly and mms working intermittently. Is there anything in the settings I can improve the performance im getting?
    I was using y the Galaxy Note before without these issues

  12. cheryl says:

    I added a new apn with all the new info; then I deleted the other existing apn; yes the green dot was highlighted; everything works except mms. i was sending the pic to myself, so it’s not an iphone, and i also tried sending to a friend with an android. all it does is spool. i have no problem with sending written “text” messages. this has been my life all around for a week now! ;)

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Yo can take a couple screenshots of your APN screens and email them to me if you want.
      bob at the name of this site. Press the power key and volume down at the same time to take a screen shot. You might need two to get it all.
      Regards
      Bob

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Cheryl,
      Your APN looks correct in the screenshots. If your Wi-Fi is on. Try turning it off. Sometimes this is a problem on Android.
      Regards
      Bob

  13. cheryl says:

    Ugh! Those settings did not work either. I am using the sim card I previously had in my iphone, and I’m wondering if that would make a difference. Maybe I need a new card. When I called ST they said it wouldn’t make a difference but they couldn’t troubleshoot with me because I didn’t have another phone to talk to them on

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Cheryl,
      When you added the new APN to your phone, did you delete an other APNs on the phone? Did you make sure you activated the APN. There should be a green dot next to it?
      Is your data working?
      If you are using your the SIM you had in your iPhone, try testing MMS with a friend that doesn’t use an iPhone. You may have an issue with there messages to you still going to iMessage.

      I don’t think the issue is the SIM. Changing SIMs does sometimes solves problems for people, but I think its because the problem gets resolved on the Straight Talk side when you activate the new SIM.

      Regards
      Bob

  14. cheryl says:

    Also, it never sends mms; i have no idea if it will receive as i haven’t tried

  15. cheryl says:

    Thanks for writing, Bob! They did generate what to put in and I did so, except my phone does not have a MMS_APN anywhere in the settings. What was generated is as follows:

    APN Settings

    FIELD SETTINGS
    NAME STRAIGHT_TALK
    APN tfdata
    MMSC http://mms-tf.net
    MMS PROXY mms3.tracfone.com
    MMS PORT 80
    MMS_APN tfdata

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Cheryl,
      Unfortunately the web site does not return your APN settings exactly like they need to be entered into your phone. Try

      Name: tfdata
      APN: tfdata
      MMSC: http://mms-tf.net
      MMS proxy: mms3.tracfone.com
      MMS Port: 80
      APN Type: default, internet, wap
      MCC: 310
      MNC: 410
  16. Mary says:

    Hi, I’m using the second Sim and the T mobile sim.

  17. Mary says:

    I have international dual sim unlocked phone and I can’t get the internet or mms to work. I’ve tried all 3 steps and still no luck PLEASE HELP!!!!
    THANKS

  18. Carrie Santoro says:

    Hi, I’ve had The Samsung Galaxy Mega for a few months and everything seems to be working but the MMS. I tried the instructions about and it worked for the data (I messed it up trying so many things) I really need messaging. I tried everything here and other websites. Any tips would help. Thank you

  19. andy vu says:

    Hi
    I tried three ways with my Samsung mega, but none of which works. The phone shows strong data signal but I still can’t have internet. Could you please help? Thanks

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Andy,
      What is the model number of your phone? Do you know if you are using the Straight Talk AT&T Network compatible SIM or the Straight Talk T-Mobile Network compatible SIM? You can try resetting the APNs to default, deleting any APNs present and adding the Straight Talk APN back. Try each APN value. Don’t worry about MMS just yet.

      Regards
      Bob

  20. Rebecca grohmann says:

    I have an unlocked galaxy mega got the straight talk kit using at&t grey card/sim that came with. I can get internet send messages Facebook etc I can NOT send pics or receive them I have tried all the above called straight talk etc. Can you send step by step email how to fix this?

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Rebecca,
      The step by step instructions are on this page. Make sure to test if sending and receiving are working. Did you set the APN following the instructions on this page.
      Regards
      Bob

  21. chrisotpher cunningham says:

    the phone works awesome.. jsut check your coverage. if you use straight talk you can choose between at&t towers, t mobile towers or the cdma towers for sprint.. all three suck in my area so i am switching to verizon pre paid with the phone.

  22. sharief says:

    Hi I have used the first setting that straughtalk has and my data works but my pic msg doesnt can you plz help me I have the galaxy mega as well

  23. Evan Lamb says:

    I am getting a galaxy mega in march, if this works I very much appreciate it (:. If it doesn’t I still appreciate the trying for help (:. Thank you! I’m adding this to my favorites page on my dads phone so I don’t forget it.

  24. I used the setting and my talk and text work but still no data. I tried all the variations of setting up the apn and nothing still :(

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Which seetings did you try? Which SIM are you using?

      • Chris says:

        I used the three different apn settings above. I am using the att card as to mobile is really bad here. I am in Winslow AZ and all services suck except for Verizon and cellular one. My friend, and neighbor have att. And it works, straight talk is sending me a new sim card, but I am concerned that maybe it’s the phone , which I bought brand new

        • Bob Thompson says:

          Hi chris,
          If you have a buddy with using att you can try their sim in your phone and your sim in their phone. Look at the status bar when you are testing data. How many bars do you have? Do you see a network speed indicator? Look for an H 3G E or other symbol in the status bar.
          Regards
          Bob

  25. danielle says:

    I just wanted to say, I used your settings to help set up my straight talk Galaxy Mega phone and it worked! Thank you so much. I was very frustrated and annoyed before I came across your site. Again, thank you!

    Danielle

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Danielle,
      I am happy to hear my page helped you. I was wondering if you would might taking a few minutes to review the steps and let me know if they are accurate. I don’t have a Mega so I created it using the step from a similar phone running Android 4.2. I’d like to improve the page.

      Regards
      Bob

    • cheryl says:

      what settings did you use danielle, because i tried every one he suggested and none worked. I too have the mega; just got it today

  26. Patrick says:

    just got a Samsung mega data not working on it any help?

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