How to Setup Straight Talk Wireless Data and MMS for your iPhone running iOS 7

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I wrote this guide to share with you how I set up Straight Talk Wireless data, internet, MMS picture messages,and group texts on my iPhone 5 with iOS 7 installed.
If you are trying to set up Straight Talk Wireless for an iPhone using iOS see How to Setup Straight Talk Wireless Data and MMS for your iPhone running iOS 6

This guide explains how to enter the setup information needed to get data, internet, and MMS working. It shows you step-by-step how to enter your Cellular Data APN, MMS APN, MMSC, and MMS Proxy.

If you were searching for any these terms this guide is what you are looking for. Don’t worry about what any of these terms mean yet.
Straight Talk Wireless Cellular Data APN, MMS APN, MMS Proxy, MMSC, tfdata, wap.tracfone, att.mvno, mms3.tracfone.com, mms2.tracfone.com, http://mms-tf.net, http://mmsc.cingular.com, 66.209.11.33, 66.209.11.32 or 216.155.165.40

I have an iPhone 5 but this guide works for any iPhone using iOS 7 including the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, and iPhone 4. The guide works for AT&T, T-Mobile, or GSM unlocked iPhone models. The guide is for iPhone owners using a Straight Talk AT&T-network compatible or Straight Talk T-Mobile compatible SIM card. The guide will also work with any the Verizon iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, or iPhone 5 if you are using Straight Talk AT&T-network or Straight Talk T-Mobile network.

If you are looking for help or have a question you can leave on the Reader Questions page.

Continue to the next page to learn how to set up Straight Talk…


1,271 comments on “How to Setup Straight Talk Wireless Data and MMS for your iPhone running iOS 7
  1. John says:

    I think this worked perfectly the first time. Waiting for some confirmation, just got it! everything working perfectly! I spent a couple hrs earlier watching utube, waste of time! this is definitely the site to get it done.
    Thanks!!!!!!!!!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi John,
      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
      Regards
      Bob

  2. Alicia says:

    Hi,
    Bought an old unlocked,jailbroken iphone 3gs, previously had iphone3gs that just broke, used same sim, on old phone was able to do these directions and could get data and mms. This phone is running version iOS 6.1.6 as it cannot be updated. Tried doing the steps for running iOS 7, none of the three apn profiles got data to work, did your old steps for iOS 6, none of those three apn profiles worked either, tried 2 apn profiles from unlockit, straighttalk (new) and straighttalk (old) but none worked. It is running an ATT sim that we had in the other phone. Any idea what I could try next? Also, able to send out texts but cannot receive from iphone, with or without wifi on.

  3. Kimberly campbell says:

    I’ve tried all three and none work I have iPhone 5 n it’s a straight talk iPhone bought it at Walmart for straight talk n I’ve tried everything please help

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Kimberly,
      When did you buy this iPhone? Do you know if it has a SIM card in it? We need to figure out which Straight talk network you are using. What is the model number on the back of the phone?
      Regards
      Bob

  4. Curtis says:

    I’ve tried using all three APNs and non of them worked. I’m using an iPhone 5s unlocked. My data still isn’t working. Please help. I don’t know what else to do

  5. Jeremy says:

    iPhone 4, from ATT, locked
    I followed the guide and it worked great.
    Happy wife = Happy life
    Thanks Bob!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Jeremy,
      You are welcome. I hear you and know that all to well brother! 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
      Regards
      Bob

  6. Amie says:

    This is the best tutorial ever. Thank you for being so clear. Just a word. I’ve had to do this twice now on my iphone 5. (swithcing it over from verizon to straight talk.) And I had to reset it because I shut the cellular data off and back on and for some reason I had to do this all over again to get my data working. ANyway. I’ve noticed that the same VPN doesn’t work each time for my phone. It just seems to be whatever VPN I use on the 3rd attempt of installing a VPN. Just a little FYI. Maybe you know that. Thanks again!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Thanks Amy,
      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
      Regards
      Bob

  7. Deas1997 says:

    Everything is clumped together I cannot tell which settings go with what, everything is just separated by commas and I tried so many just going to go with T-Mobile, ATT could not make it work with their sim because it is a T-Mobile not an ATT phone

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Did you read all the pages in the guide? It shows you which settings to use and how to enter them. If you are hung up on page 1 if you are focused on the list of settings.

      It’s up to you if you want to try and get your phone working with ST.

      If you already signed up with st, you paid for the month so why not try and use it for the month. Tmobile might be a better option for you. If I were you I’d visit a Tmobile store and ask them how long you need to use the phone on there network before they will unlock it. At that point you could use it with any att or Tmobile network and could pick the network that works best in your area.

  8. Kory says:

    Hey Bob, so today I switched my AT&T number over to straight talk. I have the IPhone 5c with IOS 8’s newest update. They said once I put my sim card in that I should go to software update and then I would get an APN update but it never pops up. If I don’t have wifi I can still browse the internet. I also can make phone calls. But my texts are not sending nor receiving. I was wondering if you knew how I could fix this?
    Thanks
    -Kory

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi kory,
      I think it should work. Put the sim in and your cellular data should work. If it doesn’t find a wifi network and dowload the software update. You should be able to find free wifi if you don’t have it at home. Your public library, starbucks, the mall, or other public place

  9. Alexandra says:

    I have called, emailed, and did the online chat with Straight Talk support and still am not getting any results to why my data or mms will not work . My data only will work if I have wifi access. When I go to install their apn settings it shows it can not be verified and that the certificate expired last year in July. Could this be the issue?

  10. Hannah says:

    Hello Bob,
    I have an iPhone 5 that I purchased through straight talk directly and it does not use a SIM card. I stopped being able to get data after I installed the latest ios update. I have reset my network settings, reset all settings and everything, tried installing all of the profiles and nothing seems to work. Is there any other advice you could give me? I have had my phone and service for almost 2 years now and it has worked great the whole time. Thanks.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Hannah,
      Remove the apn profile you installed. Try a Reset All Settings, dial *22890, see if it works after that. If not call Straight Talk and open a case with their customer support.
      Regards
      Bob

  11. chris says:

    I’m still having issues with my phone. I have enter all the profiles and codes and it still doesn’t work.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      what type of phone do you have? What version of iOS are you using? Which straight talk SIM are you using? Did you look up your APN on the Straight Talk website using the link in the guide? What is your APN?

      • Chris says:

        I have the iPhone 5
        Verizon
        I have the cdma SIM card
        And
        I can not access apn settins because it is a cdma phone which locks that setting

        • Bob Thompson says:

          Hi Chris,
          I’d try doing a network reset. See Resetting Network Settings on Your iPhone. Try dialing *22890 as well.

          • Chris says:

            I have already done the network reset multiple times I have also
            Did a complete reset

            And when I try the *22890
            A message pops up that says not allowed

            I really have tried everything
            I have read online and what straight talk tech support has told me

          • Bob Thompson says:

            Hi Chris,
            Well I have to ask the questions. Many people tell me they tried everything, without listing what they have tried and it is hard to help people then.

            I don’t know what the problem is. You should open an issue with Straight Talk. Get them to escalate the issue to tier 2 technical support. They should then give you a case number.

            that said, do you have a Carrier option in settings? it would be below settings.

            To confirm, you bought the Striaght Talk activation kit, used the network access code to register your phone, then activated the Verizon CDMA sim in the kit? Did you do this online yourself? Or do it over the phone?

  12. Aaron says:

    Hi, Bob –

    My wife has an iPhone 5 that was originally purchased from t-mobile. When I left t-mobile, I had the factory unlock done on the phone. I purchased the Net10 family SIM pack, and installed the SIM ‘for use with t-mobile compatible phones’. The phone and voicemail functions work, but I have no cellular data or MMS functionality. I have tried downloading the three APNs from your site, and none seem to work for me. The network setting at the top of the phone shows AT&T, whereas my iPhone 4 on Net10 shows TFW.

    Any guidance in getting the iPhone 5 to work?

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Aaron,
      The fact that your phone indicates ATT suggests you are either using the wrong SIM or that your phone isn’t seeing the TMobile network and connecting to the ATT network instead. This happens in areas where the tmobile coverage isn’t good and tmobile has an arrangement with ATT to carry their wireless traffic. Unfortunately, those arrangements don’t extend to prepaid networks sold by tmobile or other companies like net10. I am not sure this is the case for you since you were using tmobile beforehand and I assume the phone didn’t display ATT. Try the stuff below first, let me know what happens.

      First double check to make sure you are using the Net10 TMobile SIM, what color was the plastic card the SIM came on? Did it look like one of these?
      Straight Talk Wireless Bring Your Own Phone Activation Kit SIMS Packaged Incorrectly/a>. This is a straight talk kit, but the sim cards should look the same.

      If you are using Net10’s TMobile SIM, your APN should be wap.tracfone. You can check that by going to http://www.net10.com/byop_apn/index.jsp enter your phone number and Android 4.0 and later.

      you can install http://iapnupdate.net10.com/ to set up you data connection. This won’t set up MMS picture messaging though. If this doesn’t set up data try a network reset
      Resetting Network Settings on Your iPhone

      If you want MMS to work, just go into the settings and set up your APN directly. See How to Set up Net10 Web, Data, and MMS for Your iPhone Running iOS 7

      Read the whole guide, ignore the parts about the SIM swap. You are using the Net10 T-Mobile SIM, so you should see the Cellular Data Network in your settings. Remember to remove any APN profiles you installed first.

      FYI, you may want to check this out. Using Speedtest on the iPhone 5s to Test Straight Talk Wireless’ T-Mobile Compatible Network

      • Aaron says:

        Hi, Bob –

        Thanks very much for the response. We were on t-mobile, but have since moved to Montana where there is no t-mobile coverage – hence the move to Net10. Could this be the issue? I am using the nano SIM from the pink card in the Activation Kit.

        Thanks very much for the help troubleshooting this.

        Aaron

        • Bob Thompson says:

          Hi Aaron,
          Yes. Follow these instructions to transfer your service from the Net10 Tmobile Sim to the net10 ATT SIM, if your iPhone 5 is unlocked it should work.
          Transferring your service is easy (your number and remaining service is transferred from the current SIM to the new SIM)
          Log in to you online account t on the net10 website
          Create one if you don’t have one
          Choose activate new phone or SIM card
          Click activate under the picture of the sim
          Select Transfer my Existing NET10 Service
          Click continue
          Enter the sim number for your new sim
          Select your current product
          Click submit…

          That should be it. Or at least get you 99% there.

          If have done this a few times it’s pretty easy.
          Let me know how it goes.

          If you are unsure if your phone is unlocked, try borrowing an ATT SIM from a friend and sticking it in the phone. You’ll see if the phone is locked. You might also be able to tell with the inactive net10 sim. It’s been a long time since I have had a locked iphone so I don’t remember if that is a good enough test.

          • Aaron says:

            Hi, Bob –

            I think it’s working! I swapped the t-mobile sim (pink) for the at&t sim (blue). She is now getting mobile data, picture messages, and group texts. If this is all working, is there anything I need to test for? Anything I’m missing?

            Thanks so much for your prompt and extremely valuable help!

            Aaron

          • Bob Thompson says:

            Hi Aaron,
            It sounds good. You can check to make sure that MMS picture messages and group text messages are working with other people that aren’t using iPhones. iPhones often use iMessage and their data connection to deliver those. sometimes people don’t realize that MMS and group texts aren’t working to non iPhones until later.

            You can install the SpeedTest app and make sure you are getting reasonable data speeds. See I Upgraded My iPhone 5’s Net10 Wireless and Straight Talk SIM and Now Get 4G LTE.

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            Regards
            Bob

  13. Miguel says:

    Thanks for the post very very helpful, I’ve found that jailbreaking the device is the best way to go jaibreaking is free and easy simple as plug phone in and click a button once you jailbreak install tetherme tweak might cost about $3 bucks but totally worth it as it automatically opens up “cellular network” tab and lets you control APN settings without sim swap

    Currently on iOS 8.1.2 jail broken
    iPhone 4S AT&T

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Miquel,
      Thanks for taking the time to comment. A number of readers do ask me about jailbreaking so it’s nice to hear from readers who are using a jailbreak.
      Jailbreaking is a good solution for people that want to take advantage of all the apps outside of the Apple app store and have features that apple would not approve. It does have its downsides. You can’t update iOS until a version is available for the jailbreak. The other disadvantage is that you have essentually hacked your phone and open to any potential exploit placed in the jailbroken firmware or apps installed.

      Also, the SIM swap hasn’t worked since iOS 7.1. For most Straight Talk att customers, their APN is tfdata and the iPhone will set up the data and MMS APN automatically. Mine has worked for close to two years without an issue. I usually recommend that Straight Talk customers with the att.mvno transfer their service to a new SIM. When they do this their APN changes from att.mvno to tfdata and they are able to use their iPhone without additional setup.
      Regards
      Bob

      • Miguel says:

        Thanks for the reply Bob

        I wasn’t aware of the ios7 stop on sim swap as I went from iOS 6 straight to 8.1.2
        I jump from iOS to android back and fourth lol

        I was playing with APN settings and the way I did it with out a newer tfdata sim (haven’t had any time to go to Walmart) I downloaded the Tfdata profile from your site (thanks!) for sending and receiving MMS and for Internet/data I played around with the APN using thetherMe tweak and set APN to ATT.MVNO
        Basically I’m using both type of APN’s to get Internet and MMS to work at the same time

        Till I have a change to update to newer sim I’ll leave it like this as its working for me on older SIM card

        Yes you are absolutely right about those jail breaking discrepancies I forgot to mention that
        It is a very “do at your own risk ” type of scenario

        Although jail breaking has come a long way since it began years back and with a little knowledge and research you can easily see what sources/repos are trusted sources to use,
        that much I can say….

        Regards

  14. Art says:

    Hi Bob,

    What is the difference between ST and Net10?
    Seems like most people here talk about switching to ST, is Net20 that bad? I believe ST uses AT&T towers, what about Net10?

    I have ATT iPhone 4S and debating which service provider to choose,
    thanks,
    Art

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Art,
      Straight Talk, Net10, and Tracfone are all brands of the same company. They are owned by America Movil, a Mexican telecommunications company that owns a number of prepaid wireless companies in the US.

      The difference between Straight Talk and Net10 is mostly marketing. The Net10 brand is sold at many retailers including Target, KMart, Radio Shack, etc. Walmaert wanted an exclusive brand so the negogiated for one, Straight Talk.

      I use both service in my family. I found net10 before I found Straight Talk, so I signed up for that. Both services are pretty much the same. Straight talk’s unlimited plan is $5 a month cheaper so most people go with that. They both offer plans with different amounts of data though, so in some cases Net10 can be a better deal just check the rates on both sites, as the plans change over time. Do you know how much data you use per month?

      If you buy prepaid cards to pay your phone bill, Net10 might be a better option as the cards are available in many retailers, including pharmacies. With Straight Talk, you can only pick them up in walmart.

      Regards
      Bob

      • eric says:

        hi bob,
        I follow the instructions and my cellular data didn’t work. i have an T-Mobile sim card and been trying to activate my cellular data and mms messages for the longest

        • Bob Thompson says:

          Hi Eric,
          Are you using T-Mobile or Straight Talk’s tmobile-network compatible SIM? If you are using T-Mobile, the APN Settings in this guide won’t work. If you are using Straight Talk’s tmobile network compatible SIM, did you go into Settings->Cellular->Cellular Data Network and set up the APN information.

          Regards
          Bob

  15. Jessica Wright says:

    My cellular data still won’t set up, and I don’t understand why. I have an iPhone 4 running on iOS7. It just activated today. I really don’t know what else to do.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Jessica,
      Did you bring your own phone from ATT, Verizon, Sprint or TMobile? Are you using a Straight Talk SIM?
      Regards
      Bob

      • Jessica says:

        Hi Bob,
        I did bring my own Verizon phone; however, it doesn’t require a sims card due to it being a CDMA phone.

        • Bob Thompson says:

          Hi Jessica,
          Your cellular data and MMS gets set up when you dial that activation code. Did you dial *22890 yet? If so did you restart your phone afterwards?
          Try doing a network reset Resetting Network Settings on Your iPhone.

          Was your phone active on Verizon when you did the transfer?

          Regards
          Bob

          • Jessica says:

            No, it was not active. I have tried both of those things and neither of them worked (the restarting or the resetting).

          • Bob Thompson says:

            Is your voice service working? If so, try redialing the activation number. I seem to recall a reader telling me he did this with the phone connected to wi-fi and that helped, but I have have no proof that would solve the problem.
            Also call Straight Talk and ask for support. They may be able to force an update. They should open a support case for you.

  16. Eric says:

    Hi Bob,

    Thank you for this website. I have a t-mobile iPhone 6 and have, through lots of trial & error, finally gotten my mms picture messaging and data working. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to get group messaging to work. In fact, the option to turn group messaging on isn’t there when I put my ST sim card in. It is there if I put the t-mobile sim in.

    Do you have any suggestions for me? I would appreciate any advice you have.
    Thank you, Eric

  17. Maria Brink says:

    I cannot get my data on my Iphone 5s previously Verizon but now Straight talk. The data been working; not sure what on- then someone deleted the profile off of the phone. I have tried everything. I can still make calls, it just won’t connect to the internet!

  18. Kelcy says:

    Just wanted to say thank you so much. I have an iphone4s that I transferred my number and service to and this guide was so helpful. The most helpful thing I have found. I was getting very discouraged. This was clear and concise. I am excited to use my new phone. Thank you for the time you put into creating this!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Kelcy,
      That is great news. Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it when people take the time to let me know that a guide or article on smartphonematters helped them solve a problem. I encourage everyone to leave a comment and share their experience. They help me improve the guides and help readers make an informed decision about what will work for them.

      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
      Regards
      Bob

  19. Christine says:

    I need help with my mms apn settings. I have tmobile iPhone 5 for straight talk. My data I can use either tfdata or wap.tracfone. I CAN receive texts and mms but I can not send them. I have tried both settings.. I’m not sure if the sim swap will work for me because I am using a tmobile iPhone. Please help I’ve tried everything!!!

  20. Raul says:

    Hello.
    I have a locked ATT iPhone 4s running ios 7.1. Can i use this on ST even if its locked?

  21. Terri says:

    When I put in the TMobile SIM card, it says I have to activate it and won’t let me access the Settings … what am i doing wrong?

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Terri,
      Are you trying to SIM swap or just using straight talk t-Mobile? If you are using iOS 7.1 or greater the SIM swap doesn’t work anymore.
      Let me know which iPhone model you are using and which Straight Talk SIM. Go to page 11 of the guide and follow the instructions to look up your APN. See Look up your Cellular Data Network Settings
      what is your APN? tfdata, att.mvno, or wap.tracfone.

      • Terri says:

        I’m trying to SIM swap but have iOS 8.1 … if the SIM swap method doesn’t work anymore, what can I do to get my MMS working???

        I have an iPhone 4s and my APN is tfdata

        • Bob Thompson says:

          Hi Terri,
          Remove any APN profile you may have installed.
          They try a network reset
          If that doesn’t work try resetting all settings
          Resetting Network Settings on Your iPhone

          Resetting All Your iPhone’s Settings
          Let me know how it goes
          Regards
          Bob

          • Terri says:

            So I wound up finding this link to CHAT with a StraightTalk rep (which was infinitely better than any of the phone conversations I’ve had with them!!!!) and he had it fixed within a matter of minutes. I asked what had to be changed and he said “I just needed to update the information on the system since you had the settings for data but the MMS settings needed to be updated on the account.”

          • Bob Thompson says:

            Hi Terri,
            That is great. Thanks for sharing that. I’d say about 1 in every 50 or so users reports a similar experience. That support changed something to make it work. And yes you re right, I think the online chat is better than phone support.
            Regards
            Bob

  22. Andrea says:

    I have an AT&T iphone 5s and am switching to straight talk. I have the nano sim to install. Is there any thing special I need to do to make sure my mms and internet will work?

  23. Christine says:

    I am using T-Mobile straight talk sim chip. My data settings are wap.tracfone. I noticed a different setting you posted for mms and it got my iPhone to receive mms but now I can not send them.

  24. Juan hernandez says:

    Does sim swap trick would still work on iPhone 4 running ios7.1.2 with straight talk services ?

    • Bob Thompson says:

      No.
      Use the link in the guide to look up your APN. If it is tfdata, try a network reset. If it’s att.mvno or wap.trafone let me know

      • Christine says:

        I have T-Mobile iPhone 5 with straight talk wireless I can not get my mms to work unless I’m sending a mms to another iPhone. My data works just not mms. Please help!!

        • Bob Thompson says:

          Hi Christine,
          Are you using the straight talk att or straight talk tmobile sim?

          • juan hernandez says:

            I have try to many times the sim swap and still won’t work my apn is att.mvno .I don’t know if is doing this cause the ios 7.1.2 is to fast to detecting the sim swap .what bout if I downgrade to lower ios thoses anybody knows if that would work ?

  25. Michael says:

    Amazing instructions thanks

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Michael,
      You are welcome.
      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
      Regards
      Bob

  26. shevon says:

    How do you get the mms to work for T-Mobile iphone 5 with straight talk wireless?

  27. kristy s says:

    cant get mms to work at all..data is fine using the att.mvno.. on iphone 4,,i had the straight talk sim from an android phone prior and put in this device,, is that what is making it now work? im going crazy trying to find out settings to configure correctly.any help you can give i appreciate..thanks!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi kristy,
      If you are using ios 6 up to ios 7.0.6, you can get mms to work by following the instructions in to guide to do the sim swap. That won’t work for ios 7.1 or later. What you can do is buy a new sim for $7 and transfer your existing service. Your APN should change to tfdata, with ios 7.1 and the tfdata APN your mms should work automatically.

      The APN profile you installed only sets up data, not mms. The $7 for a new sim is the best way I know to solve the problem.

      Let me know how it goes.

      Regards
      Bob

  28. Lucas says:

    Hello,
    I’m having a difficult time getting my data back! I had the BYOP for an iPhone 4 working perfectly fine, then I sent my phone out to get the home button and lock button repaired. Upon getting my phone back my data is no longer working and I was curious as to if I need to repeat this process or what? I’ve tried all the different APN settings and none of them are seeming to work. My SIM card is in good condition and my iPhone is registering that it is inside and whatnot. I’m not sure what the problem is but any insight would be incredibly useful!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Lucas,
      If you are using iOS 7 follow the instructions below. Otherwise tell me which verison you are using.
      Look up your APN. Enter your phone number and Android 4.0 & 4.1 as you device type.
      http://www.straighttalk.com/wps/portal/home/support/apn

      If your APN is tfdata then follow the steps below, if not let me know what is.
      Remove any APN profile installed on your phone. See the guide if you don’t know how to so that.
      Reset your network settings.
      Resetting Network Settings on Your iPhone
      Test your data and MMS. It should work. If not try Resetting All Settings
      Resetting All Your iPhone’s Settings

      Let me know how it goes.

      Regards
      Bob

  29. John goodman says:

    I followed all the steps and did the sim swap and I’m running iOS 7.1.2 and I cannot get mms to work have u found a way around this problem?

  30. Barbara Cooley says:

    That is correct! I got away from the iphone because I was on the phone too much but on this new phone I did not get any data on it and sprint has too many dropped calls. I was thinking if I can still get data on my new phone and be able to use imessaging it would help a lot. How would I go about doing this

  31. Barbara Cooley says:

    I had a iphone 4s with sprint and I switched to att prepaid talk and unlimited txt but I would like to be able to use my att without having to use my sprint phone for imessage. Is there anyway that I can keep my number and not have an iphone and use data with it for imessage. The reason why I switched is because sprint is just useless. They have good plans but have dropped calls so if there is anyway that I can use a prepaid phone and add the data on the phone for it also

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Barbara,
      I don’t understand. You have a Sprint iPhone4s. You left sprint, and went to att prepaid. When you switched to att, you got a new phone.
      Is this correct? Now what is it you want to do?
      Let me know.
      Regards
      Bob

      • Barbara Cooley says:

        I just bought a straight talk wireless with a att sim card and I am waiting for that. When I get my sim card will I be able to use my same phone number that I have had all along? I got a att basic phone it wan’t wireless or anything but I just want to be able to talk, txt and use data and have it cheaper. Can I keep my number and is there an activation fee to have it activated!

        • Bob Thompson says:

          Hi Barbara,
          I am not sure I follow you, your last comment was a few months ago. If you are currently a straight talk customer, you should be able to transfer you existing phone number and service to you new straight talk Att sim. If you are using a different wireless company, you can transfer your number from the current company to straight talk when you sign up. You cannot use the straight talk Att sim in the sprint iPhone 4s. There are no activation fees, you had to pay for the sim, and you’ll need to pay for 30 days of service, if you don’t already have and account.

          Regards
          Bob

  32. amy says:

    I have straight talk and I just got a samsung galaxy s3.also straight talk.I have a sim card in that I jist got but I’m having problems. Nobody can call me cause it goes straight to voicemail.what do I need to to.ive been calling the company but notb getting anywhere..what kinda sim card do I need

  33. Sophie says:

    Hi
    I’m using straight talk I CPU 5e…..
    Now I can only send text and not receive.
    Super weird.

  34. Sophie says:

    Hi
    I just switched over to straight talk and added the apn (iPhone 4s) via the link u gave. The data all seem to b working. But my FaceTime and iMessage isn’t acting quite right. In settings, it’s checked that I’m using my iCloud instead of my phone number. The phone number is grayed and can’t select it.
    I can’t quite figure this out.
    Ur help would b greatly appreciated. Tks :)

  35. Neeraj says:

    Hi i have straight talk at&t sim, and i get LTE speed blazing fast in my area 08003. However due to upgrade to 7.1.2 i lost an option in settings to enter my cellular data network settings so i can get my MMS back. It was working fine. I called ST customer service they said as long as your data working we are not promised that your MMS would work or not. How can i get my MMS work back again. Any info on this would work.

    Stats: Iphone 5 at&t sim straight talk at&t MMS problem. My service is flawless without mms being there.

  36. Alarna says:

    Hi I had an iphone unlocked To use my life mobile sim in it. Text and calls are working but data isn’t … I followed the steps but it still isn’t working help me ;-(

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Alarna,
      This page shows how to set up the APN for Straight Talk Wireless in the US. Are you using a mobile operator called my life mobile? Are you in the US or the UK?

      Regards
      Bob

  37. stephanie says:

    I have a Samsung galaxy s4 att using straight talk. If I wanted to switch to an iPhone 5 c could I use the same sim card I have in my android and just change the APN settings?

  38. Wesley says:

    Hey, so I used your guide to get the MMS working on an iPhone 5 from t mobile. Used the wap.tracfone apn. The MMS works and the data works but it’s slow, only getting 3g. 6.5down and 1.4 up. Under the cellular menu it only says enable 3g. I should be in a 4g Lte area. It’s not even giving me the option to turn it on…

  39. Jess says:

    Hi Bob! I have an iPhone 5 with iOS 7.1.2, I was previously with AT&T so I am using an AT&T Straight Talk SIM. I cancelled my service and paid the fees so the phone should be completely unlocked, they also said it was already unlocked. I can send pictures and iMessaging works, but I cannot receive non-iMessage pictures or group texts. I’ve been troubleshooting for three days now, called straight talk and AT&T, and I think in the process I turned off my data by resetting network settings so I had to install the wap.tracfone APN profile from straight talk and that’s working again. Unfortunately like you mentioned to Brittany, the SIM swapping and manual cellular data network input did not work, probably due to my iOS. I noticed during the swap that the AT&T SIM likes to switch the APN to tfdata even though that profile does not work for my phone, I did make sure to change it to wap.tracfone each attempt. What are my other options aside from trying to convince straight talk to switch my APN? I really do not want to sacrifice my MMS for this carrier but at the same time I do not want to cancel it because everything else is working fine. I also want to avoid crawling back to AT&T and then paying way more money to rejoin.

  40. Shay says:

    I followed all the steps. Then I tried to see if my data would work without wifi and sure enough it didn’t.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Shay,
      Let me know what phone you are using and your version of iOS. Also use the link in the guide to look up you apn settings and let me know what they are.
      Regards
      Bob

  41. Brittany says:

    Thanks for the info! I will try calling then! Very helpful website!!!

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