How to Setup Straight Talk Data and MMS for your Android or other Smartphone

These help pages show you how to set up your data, internet, MMS picture messages, and group texts for Straight Talk and Net10 Wireless using their AT&T-compatible network or T-Mobile-compatible network.  They explain how to set up your phone’s APN settings.

Check the APN guides to see if we have a complete guide for your specific phone. If not these help pages, while not as detailed, may be enough to help.

These pages will not help you if your phone is using Straight Talk or Net10 Wireless’ Verizon-compatible or Sprint-compatible networks.

 

Straight Talk Wireless APN Setup Help

BLU Tank 4.5  –  Android 4.1


BLU Studio 5s – Android 4.1.2


 Samsung Galaxy S II – Android 2.3


Help Setting up Straight Talk Data and MMS on an CMDA Samsung Galaxy SIII


Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket – Android 4


Help with Straight Talk Data and MMS APNs for Android 4.2.2


Huawei Ascend – Android -4


Motorola Moto G – Android 4.3


Motolora Moto X – Android 4.3

Samsung Galaxy Mega – Android 4.2


Samsung Galaxy S4 – Android 4


LG Optimus E980 – Android 4.1.2


409 comments on “How to Setup Straight Talk Data and MMS for your Android or other Smartphone
  1. Marie says:

    I have a Nokia Lumia 900 windows phone and can not send or receive picture messages. I can receive them on my facebook account via the messaging center there but not via text sms/mms.

    I have edit APN but no option for INTERNET APN. I purchased the phone from a friend who got new phones and they had straight talk on the phone before which is what I have now. I am at a loss. Please help. thank you

  2. Gloria White says:

    My phone is a new unlocked samsung galaxy S111 mini android. How do i setup apn. Straighttalk says i am connected, but the only way i can do anything is if i connect to wifi.

  3. Gloria White says:

    I need to connect my samsung galaxy S111 mini to straighttalk. PLEASE can you help me?

  4. christi says:

    Help! I have a note2 on straight talk using at&t sim. I can send and receive mms from some people but not all.and some I can receive from but not send.i called St customer service.no help. I thought it was the phone so I took it back .But the new one is the same. I have tried several new apn.

  5. Kristen says:

    Well I brought a rca m1 4.0 and now I’m still trying to figure out how to set it up. It’s not letting me download my mms messages ??? How do I fix this ??

  6. Shannon says:

    Thank you for replying to my melt down the other day. So, here’s some advice for people who buy a byop from straight talk, I do have well had a Motorala droid razor 4g LTE,okay like I said I went step by step per instruction even got a conformation on the step where you enter MEID number for compatibility, and was instructed to use a SIM card, APN settings were set up with wi-fi off. So after all of this and buying the byop I get notified from Straight Talk that they are no way and I REPEAT NO WAY TO CONVERT A 4-G LTE VERIZON PHONE.THEY DO NOT USE SIM CARDS!! AND SHE STATED THAT EVEN IF THEY ARE UNLOCKED GSM PHONES FROM VERIZON THAT I WOULD BE ABLE TO CONVERT THE PHONE OR PHONES. AND YES I ASKED WHAT IF I HAD ACTIVATED THE CDMA CARD WOULD THAT HAD MADE A DIFFRENCE? ANSWER IS NO!!!!!!!! I was quite upset cause like I explained to her the site guided me and I even walked her through it and showed her it changed my serial number and gave me a phone number, the site is not accurate! I STRONGLY ADVISE THAT IF YOU BUY A BYOP PLAN THAT YOU CALL THE ACTUAL STRAIGHT TALK NUMBER TO MAKE SURE BEFORE YOU ACTIVATE YOUR PHONE AND MAKE SURE THE PHONE YOU ARE TRYING TO CHANGE OVER IS LEGITIMATELY COMPATIBLE!!!! CAUSE YOU PAY $60.00 FOR THE BYOP PLAN, WELL IF YOU ARE LIKE ME AND DO IT VIA INTERNET YOU MISE WELL HAVE JUST BOUGHT YOU A STRAIGHT TALK PHONE AND A ACTIVATION CARD, CAUSE YOU ARE NOT LIKE ME SAVING ANY MONEY BY TRYING TO SWITCH YOUR OLD PHONE. SO IN CONCLUSION i AM ABLE NOW TO SUPPLY STRAIGHT TALK WITH SOME MORE MONEY NOW CAUSE I WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE THE SIM CARD I WAS INSTRUCTED TO ACTIVATE OUTTA THE RZR AND INSERT IT IN A T-MOBILE OR AT&T PHONE, OR ANY OTHER PHONE GSM UNLOCKED THAT IS NOT VERIZON AND THEY WERE SO KIND TO GIVE ME A REFERENCE NUMBER REIMBURSTMENT FOR WHEN I CAN GET A COMPATIBLE PHONE. SO I HAVE ACTIVATED PHONE NUMBER,SIM CARD, AND NO PHONE AND THE DAYS ARE STILL BEING COUNTED ON THE DATE I SO CALLED ACTIVATED MY BYOP…. SO IF YOU WANT TO WASTE &60.00 AND GO OUT AND ACTIVATE A SIM CARD, FOR NO GENERAL PURPOSE WHATSOEVER THEN I RECOMMEND JUST SETTING FIRE TO YOUR MONEY, WHY NOT? EITHER WAY YOU GOT NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT, I HONESTLY BELIEVE SETTING MONEY ON FIRE WOULD HAVE BEEN ALOT LESS AS AGGRAVATING CAUSE AT LEAST BY ME SETTING IT ON FIRE I AM WILLFULLY SQUANDERING MONEY AWAY, AND NOT BEING MISLED TO BE WHAT I FEEL IS A SMALL MARKETING STRATEGY BY AN AGGREVATING PROCESS TO BENEFIT A LARGE SCALE BUSINESS. I HOPE THIS INFORMATION IS AT LEAST HELPFUL! AND I APPRECIATE YOU BOB AND ALL OTHER PARTICIPANTS FOR HELPING AND TRYING TO BENEFIT THESE TYPE OF THINGS. I BELIEVE I WOULD RATHER JUST SEND YOU MONEY AT LEAST I KNOW THAT MY MONEY WASN’T JUST WASTED THAT YOU ALL ARE ACTUALLY HELPING PEOPLE TO KEEP THESE THINGS FROM HAPPENING AND ARE NOT BENEFITING FROM IT AT ALL, EXCEPT FOR SHOWS THEY ARE DECENT HELL JUST PUT IT THIS WAY REAL PEOPLE. CAUSE YOU GOTTA BE REAL WHEN YOU DO THINGS FOR PEOPLE OUTTA KINDNESS WITH NO ALTERNATIVE MOTIVE. SO SORRY FOR MYVENTING SOUNDING IRRATIONAL AND PISSED OFF. I APOLOGIZE TO EVERYONE.

  7. Josh says:

    Hello, i have a t-mobile samsung galaxy s blaze 4g and have had it for over a year now. when i first got it i installed the tmobile straighttalk sim card and entered the apn given to me amd everything worked great. a few months ago i upgraded the software to the android 4.0.4 version. I entered the same apn that I had previously used and everything works just as before except for the MMS. I have tried numerous things but nothing seems to work. please help?!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Josh,
      I don’t know what the problem is. I usually recommend that you delete all the APNs on the phone. Then from the APN screen, do a reset to defaults, and then delete all the default APNs. After that reenter your APN.
      You can then follow these instructions Help Setting up Straight Talk Data and MMS on the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Running Android 4

      • Shannon says:

        Bob, you seem extremely knowledgable in setting these up. I need assistance(help in a bad way).lol. Anyway, here’s what I’ve done I have a droid rzr 4.1.2. It used to be contract through Verizon, it had no longer been in service when I decided to convert it to straight talk byop. I’m so frustrated, I used the dual SIM standard or micro compatible with T-mobile,for GSM or unlocked phones. I did everything step by step, including APN settings. On my Internet account it gave me a phone number, but I cannot make a test call or call out. The phone states thebSIM card is from unknown source. No Service. Please help

        • Bob Thompson says:

          Hi Shannon,
          I am not sure what the issue is. This doid razor was a Verizon phone, right ? can you tell me the exact model number so I can look up the specs? If possible find a friend with a phone that has the same size SIM using ATT or TMobile. Put the SIM in the phone and see if it works, at least for calls.

          Let me know and I will try to help.

          Regards
          Bob

  8. safiya says:

    Hey Bob,
    I am able to make calls and send messages.
    I only have issues with sending and receiving picture messages.

  9. Safiya says:

    I’ve had a Blu Life Pure for about a month. I have tried many settings but nothing is working.
    Help Please !!

  10. sherron garcia says:

    I have a galaxy centura and its from straighttalk company my internet has not been working good its been off and it wont let me go on any websites plz lmk whats going on thank you appreciate…

  11. frank says:

    apn

    att.mvno

    proxy

    proxy.mvno.tracfone.com

    port

    80

    mmsc

    http://mmsc.cingular.com

    mmsproxy

    66.209.11.33

    mms port

    80

    apn type

    default,supl,mms,dun,*

    used this on an old sim for straight talk, on my new 4.04 android had to remove the dun but the * made the difference, network works and mms picture text

  12. Jordan says:

    Is the Sprint iPhone 5s compatible with Straight Talk? I want to get the 5s but I’m going off to college in a year and may have to leave my Sprint plan and use straight talk. I don’t want to buy a phone I will only be able to use for a year. Any thoughts?

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Jordan,
      As far as I know, you cannot use the sprint 5s with straight talk. You can use the sprint iPhone 4 and 4s with Straight Talk’s Sprint network. In a year, however, then the iPhone 5s isn’t the latest model that may change.

      Regards,
      Bob

  13. Brittany Honey says:

    I have a motorola Droid Pro. I’ve switched it to straight talk but I cannot receive mms. I can send just fine and texting works properly. I also have internet access. I’ve tried a couple different APNs but nothing works…..

  14. abby says:

    I had this same problem when i got my new phone. I know this may sound silly but have you put your old phone in airplane mode? That might be the problem.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Abby,
      thanks for sharing the tip.

    • Brittany Honey says:

      I put my old phone on airplane mode and I still cannot receive mms….

      • Bob Thompson says:

        Ni Britney,
        What type of phone? Did you enter your APN settings?

        If you just signed up for Straight Talk and you transferred your phone number, it might take a few days to receive MMS. I recently set up three straight talk accounts. I could receive MMS immediately for the two accounts with new phone numbers. It took several days to start receiving MMS for the account with the transferred phone number. when I setup up the account, I tried the SIM in two different phones and could not receive MMS. I gave up and decided to look at it again a few days later, only to find it had started working.

        You’ll still need to make sure you have entered your APN settings into your phone correctly. You can also try entering an APN type of default, internet, wap. Some people still have to adjust their APN settings to get it to work. Read these two articles AND the comments to see the different MMSC and MMS Proxy settings that have worked for others.

        Help with Straight Talk and Net10 MMS Picture Messages.

        I Can’t Receive MMS Picture Messages Using Straight Talk or Net10 on My iPhone Using iOS 7.0.4

        Regards,
        Bob

        • Brittany Honey says:

          Hello Bob, I have a Motorola Droid Pro. I have been with straight talk since January, it’s been 6 days since I transferred my phone number to this new phone. I have tried a few different APNs not sure which is correct none have worked that I’ve tried. I also downloaded the Tweakker app since it had worked for my previous phone but did not work for my Droid Pro. The default APN is locked and I cannot delete it…. The network mode is set to Global but has options for CDMA and GSM/UMTS. I can only access the APN options if its in GSM/UMTS mode. Again I do not know the correct APN for my phone. I’m not exactly savvy with this type of thing so I need help. Thank you.

  15. Derek says:

    I need help.. I activated my account, and put in the SIM card in my Droid Razr M, but I can’t make any calls..

  16. Michelle says:

    I purchased an Samsung Galaxy S4 active new and unlocked. It is on the At&T network. I previously had a old phone on straight talk so, I ported my number over to the new phone. I am now able to make and receive calls on the new phone but, when I send a message from my new phone, the response comes on my old phone. When a message is sent to me, I am able to receive plain text messages on the new phone but am unable to download picture messages. An employee from Walmart set my APN settings. Help!!!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Michelle,
      Was your old phone a Straight talk phone? Can you still make phone calls on it? Do you know what network the old phone was on? what type of phone is your old phone?

      When you port your number from to Straight Talk from another company, you are often temporarily assigned a new number. You can make calls from the new number, but the port isn’t complete until the old phone is dead.

      Let me know the details and I might be able to help.

      Regards
      Bob

      • Michelle says:

        Hi Bob, Thanks for replying to me. My old problems seem to have resolved only to leave me with new ones.. The new phone (Samsung Galaxy S4 active through AT&T) is on straight talk. It is a new, unlocked phone. I am unable to receive texts from anyone on Verizon. Everything else seems to work. I have contacted straight talk and AT&T with no resolution. I believe the sim card is a Tracfone sim card bought that was sold to me via walmart electronics department.

  17. bryan B says:

    Hi. I recently set my Droid RAZR M907 up with straight talk, using RadioCOMM. Well, straight talk kicks in and out every 5min or so. And data only reads “E”. It was M+, but it changed. I’m using the T-Mobile sim. I have the straight talk APN all set up. But the data does not last on for more than 5 min. Then cuts out. Plus says I’m roaming sometimes. Any suggestions?

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Byran,
      Your Razr is a Verizon network phone, but it also has some compatibility with the att and tmobile network. The E means Edge, which is 2G data. Did you mean M+ or H+? Sounds like you are not getting decent coverage on Straight Talk’s tmobile network. You can transfer your service to their att network or possible even their Verizon network. Did you use this phone on Verzion in the past?
      Regards
      Bob

  18. Bekah says:

    Hi,
    I switched my ATT LG-E980 over, and it was working fine (thanks to your help) until I did the update to KitKat 4.4 the other day. It’s not letting me receive picture messages, but I can send them fine. I also noticed it’s lagging quite a bit and saying my regular texts weren’t sent, but will go through shortly after. Any way I can resolve these errors? The update is so new that there’s not a lot of info out yet.
    Thanks!
    Bekah

    • Bekah says:

      Ok, now it’s not letting me send them either…

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Bekah,
      I am not sure. I don’t have an E980 myself. I seem to recall these ATT E980s having issues in general. I think the firmware updates come from ATT so that could be it. I’d start my going into the APN Settings, performing a Reset to Defaults, then delete any APNs that appear. Create a new APN, and enter your settings.
      Let me know how it goes.

      Regards
      Bob

  19. Jennifer says:

    I have a glaxy s blaze tmobile phone and i can’t get the internet to work. I set the APN settings the way it said to during the activation process. But I am still unable to get internet connection. please help! Thank you!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Jenifer,
      Are you using the Straight Talk t-Mobile SIM? From your APN screen, restore your APN to defaults, delete any APNs that appear and create a new APN
      Let me know how it goes.
      Regards
      Bob

  20. marie says:

    i have tried every apn and my unlocked tmobile galaxy s4 still has no network for straight talk what should i do please help

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Marie,
      Does your phone show, No Service, No SIM, or a network name like HOME. When you turn of WiFi, do you see a LTE, H, 3G, or E in the status bar when you try to browse the web?

  21. Tina Horton says:

    My blue vivo 4.3 started out sending pics and now it can not. I am using straight talk bring your own phone sim. I need to be able to send pics. Can you help me?

  22. Nate Baker says:

    Hey so I have a N9000 suppose to be the android version of a galaxy note 3 but anyways I can’t text or use y data but I can call and that’s it I need help figuring out how to change that

    Nate Baker

  23. SAche says:

    Hi , I have a copycat of Samsung galaxy s4 GT-i9500 ive been a customer of straighttalk for a long time. But recently its not letting me text or anything.. In the settings it says android 4.2.2 but I cant find anything on it.
    -please help, thanks

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Sache,
      Can you make phone calls? Can you send SMS text messages? Does your data connection work? Can you send and / or receive MMS picture messages?
      Regards
      Bob

  24. Kaisa says:

    Hi, I am currently using a Samsung Captivate glide through straight talk bring your own phone and I am having troubles dowloading my mms. I used the recommended apn settings and nothing works. Please help!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Kaisa,
      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, internet, wap or default, internet, 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

  25. Wesley stephens says:

    Why won’t my straight talk galaxy s3 update itself to the 4g and 4.3 thts supposed to be with my phone after I pay 45.00 dollars every month for it an not get it…. Please help me out with this matter……

    Thank you for ur time in this matter……. Wesley stephens….

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Wesley,
      Are you are asking two questions?
      why won’t my phone update to Android 4.3?
      I don’t know. Usually its the carrier that releases Android updates and Straight Talk doesn’t do this. But your S3 is likely running on the Straight Talk’s Sprint compatible network so you might see an update from Sprint. I found this thread on facebook
      https://www.facebook.com/StraightTalkWireless/posts/10151666752852569 Be careful, I also find this article that says the S3 has problems with 4.3. http://www.phonesreview.co.uk/2014/03/24/galaxy-s3-crying-out-for-android-4-4-update-as-4-3-fails/

      Why don’t I get 4G LTE?
      If you bought your Samsung Galaxy S3 from Straight Talk and it was advertised as being a 4G LTE phone, then it running on Straight Talk’s Sprint compatible network. There needs to be 4G LTE coverage in the Sprint network wherever you live, work or are using your phone. Does your phone ever get 4G LTE? also look in the settings and you may see a preferred network type. Make sure it is set to LTE, that might help.

      Regards
      Bob

  26. Natalie Cromer says:

    Pantech P9070 Android Version 2.3.5. Straight Talk compatible with AT&T Network

  27. Natalie Cromer says:

    I can’t download MSS messages. I have a Pantech P9070 Android. Version 2.3.5. Its connected to Straight Talk compatible with AT&T Network

  28. Joy says:

    I have a straight talk Huawei ascend plus phone and I can receive some pictures and group texts but most of them have a download button with the message and cannot download. I am not tech savvy, this is my first smart phone.

  29. franc says:

    hi i am having issues with my mms i bought a activation kit from wal-mart and i believe that i am using the T-mobile sim card in my gs4 active from At&T and i keep losing internet and cant recieve picture msgs can some one help me get the right APN srttings????

  30. Terence Williams says:

    Can you help me set my APN settings on my BLU Life One?…. Everything works except my picture message.

  31. Tracie says:

    I have an HTC inspire with straight talk I can send pictures but I can not receive pictures for some reason. Any help plz

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Tracie,
      This is a common problem. Did you set up the APN on your phone? Which values did you use? Let me know. And take a look at
      Help with Straight Talk and Net10 MMS Picture Messages

      Regards
      Bob

      • Tracie says:

        I’ve used all the correct values it was Workn fine until my service plan ran out and i put a new card on phone. My internet wouldn’t even work called straight talk they fixed that but we have went through all kinds of stuff trying to get it fixed. Turn on and take battery out made sure settings are correct nothing works. I can send find but cant receive mms it says transient failure???? Any suggestions

        • Bob Thompson says:

          Hi Tracy,
          What type of phone do you have?
          What version of Android are you using?

          A lot of people have a similar problem after a lapse in their service plan. I have never heard of that eror message before. Maybe you can send me a screenshot.
          Regards
          Bob

  32. Orlando says:

    I have a Droid Incredible 4G LTE (ADR6410LVW). Your site has helped me many times before but i cant seem to get anywhere with this phone. I get web only on Edge depending on the apn settings i input, but cant send pics on any of them. I receive picture msgs but i am unable to download them. I have tried all the apn settings i can think of and have researched the web for some help but i havent been able to get anywhere. Any ideas or history with this device? Whatever you can help with would be greatly appreciated.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Orlando,
      You may only be getting Edge because this is a Verizon phone and has limited compatibility with the att and tmobile networks. Are you using the the Straight Talk AT&T network-compatible SIM or the Straight Talk T-Mobile network-compatible SIM?

      Which settings are you currently using?

      You can also try to set the APN type as default, mms, wap for the ATT SIM and mms,supl for the T-Mobile SIM
      Regards
      Bob

  33. rochelle says:

    i have a htc inspier 4g how do I send picture messages

  34. Starr B says:

    How can I send and receive picture messages from my Blu Life View unlocked cell phone, GSM-AT&T, through Straight Talk? HELP!! It just keeps telling me “download failed”!!! It is so irritating! Please Help!!

  35. Kevon says:

    I tried the values you gave me and I called straight talk. I still cannot receive mms

  36. Kevon says:

    I tried those values they did not work.

  37. kevon says:

    I have an atrix 4g. I can send mms but I can not get them. Can you help me with this?

  38. Amber Burris says:

    How do I switch my straight talk lg Optimus Q L55Cprepaid phone from a sprint tower to a verizon tower in glendive mt 59330

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Amber.
      You don’t. Your phone either uses the Straight Talk Sprint network or Straight Talk Verizon network. You need to make sure you have a phone that is going to be activated on the network you want before you sign up.
      Regards
      Bob

  39. alex says:

    I’m using a moto g with a straight talk at&t Sim card in it my phone runs kit kat . I only bought it recently but my MMS won’t download. Any suggestions?

  40. Jackie Kennedy says:

    Use these settings
    name whayever u want
    apn tfdata
    proxy 216.155.165.40
    Port 80
    User nothing
    pw nothing
    server nothing
    mmsc nothing
    multimedia message proxy 66.209.11.33
    Message port none
    apn type pap or chap both
    apn type nothing
    hope this worls

  41. Darlene says:

    I want to swap a htc droid 4g lte android 4.0 jelly bean os verizon to straight talk, can I do that, I use straight talk verizon now

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Darlene,
      I am not sure what you are asking. Are you saying you want to take a HTC Droid phone from the Verizon network and transfer your service from your current Straight Talk Verizon phone to the HTC? Let me know.
      I have never done this. My guess is you’ll have to register the Verizon phone on the Straight Talk Verizon network. They charge you $10 or $15 dollars to do that. Once registered on the network. You should be able to transfer your current service to the new phone. Also, note, you will not get 4G LTE service with this phone because Straight Talk’s Verizon network doesn’t support it.

      Regards
      Bob

  42. randy hollrah says:

    Have an optumus g pro on straight talk. Running jb 4.1.2. Can’t download sent mms pics.

  43. Samantha says:

    Hello,
    My phone is a Motorola Atrix 2
    Android 4.0.4
    •Straight Talk
    •I am using a Straight Talk BYOP AT&T sim card

    I am having issues with data. Internet pages will only load occasionally and when they do, it is at a snail’s pace. If I attempt to download anything from the play store, it downloads at .2 mb a sec. My husband has a Samsung through straighttalk that runs off AT&T towers and has no problems downloading or opening internet pages so I do not think it is the service in this area. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Samantha,
      If you look in your your status bar, you should be able to see a network indicator that shows if you are getting an lte, H, 3G, or E. This will tell you if you are connecting connecting to a slow network.

      Also is it possible you re using the straight talk tmobile sim? Do you know what color plastic card. It came on?

      Regards
      Bob

      • Samantha says:

        Thank you for getting back to me so quickly!
        My status bar says 4g but nothing is loading for me (apps or internet pages).
        I used the ‘bring your own phone’ program through straighttalk and entered the info for my motorola atrix to determine what sim card I needed. The sim card came attached to a blue plastic card.
        Thanks for the help!!

  44. laura lucarelli says:

    Using a tmobile LG phone with a straighttalk sim

  45. Magen Tidwell says:

    I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play that was through AT&T but changed it to my straight talk service and got a straight talk SIM card.. I can talk and text with it but I can’t send or recieve SMS messages and I can’t get on the internet. When I do it tells me there is no internet connection. I have put in the APN codes for both data and SMS but still can’t get them to work. Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

  46. jae says:

    lg optimus l9 pic message

  47. Jackie Kennedy says:

    I have purchased a phone from china a clone ofthe ssamsung galaxy s4 i9500
    Neither I straight talk or the seller have been able to get this phone to work
    as I said its a clone s4
    I am with straight talk

  48. Mary says:

    New straight talk Blackberry phone trying to setup:When I turned my phone on it went straight to personel setup,such as language etc, when I got to accepting the terms of the contract I cant get past that,no matter what button I try.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Mary,
      I don’t know. Which phone are you using. On some devices they expect you to view or scroll through the entire agreement before you can accept it. Let me know which model blackberyy you have.

      Regards
      Bob

  49. Amy says:

    I have a Samsung SCH-S738C
    Android 4.0.4
    Straight Talk
    No sim card
    Verizon Network

    I’m unable to receive group texts and Straight Talk told me they do not offer this service. Could you please help me? This is driving me nuts.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Amy,
      Thank you for providing all that info in your first comment. I have never used a smartphone on Straight Talk’s Verizon network. When you use a smartphone on the Striaght Talk’s ATT or TMobile network. You need to enter APN settings to get data, MMS, and group texts working. With their Verizon network, the phone is supposed to program itself when you dial the activation sequence.

      Regular Text messages use SMS. Picture messages and group text’s use MMS. Do picture messages work?

      I don’t know how to fix this. I get this question a lot. Here is what I would do.

      1. Call Tracfone Executive Resolution at 1-800-876-5753 (I googled the number, it should be correct)
      Be polite. Ask them to try it fix it. Tell them you know it works for your friends. Ask them if they can just re-provision your account… Ask them what the Data APN, MMS APN, MMSC and MMS Proxy values are for Straight Talk on the Verizon network. Tell them you looked on the website and found the values for their AT&T and T-Mobile network but not the ones for their Verizon network. See what they say..

      Let me know if you want more help.
      Regards
      Bob
      2. You could try to add the settings your self. A reader told me the APN values that Straight Talk uses. I have never found them documented anywhere. If you look on your phone can you see the APN settings.
      Check here:
      Tap “Settings.”
      Tap “Mobile Data” (some phones say “more”).
      Tap “Mobile Networks” (some phones have “Access Point Names” here).
      Tap “Access Point Names.”

  50. Kmyke Moses says:

    Blu Life View
    Straight Talk Sim
    I can receive picture mail pls help

  51. Kelly says:

    I have the lg optimus showtime on the net10 Verizon network and I am unable to send mms. Any help would be awesome.

  52. Janet says:

    I left a comment on the 5th of Jan to answer you’re question about the settings for my APN

  53. Janet says:

    These are my Settings
    :STRAIGHT TALK
    APN:tfdata
    MMSC:http://.ms-tf.net
    MMS PROXY:mms3.tracfone.com

  54. Pamela Keitt says:

    Can’t send or receive picture message

  55. Abby says:

    Hello,

    I have a used T-Mobile g2x with an at&t straight talk sim card. I can send and receive messages and calls, and go online when I have wifi, but I have no 3g data. It has never even appeared, only the 2g symbol. I’m not sure what to do, it all seems to be set up right. I hope you can help.

    Thanks,
    Abby

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Abby,
      I suspect that your T-Mobile phone isn’t compatible with the ATT 3G network. I have a older T-Mobile HTC phone with the same issue. You can switch your account to the Straight Talk T-mobile SIM and I bet you would get 3G. If you have the Straight Talk T-Mobile SIM you can switch your service from their web site. It’s free, and usually goes throught quickly.
      Regards
      Bob

  56. dustin says:

    Have HTC Verizon phone mod# ADR6410LVW, running4.0.4, has straight talk 4glte sim but only get edge service ?

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Dustin,
      This is a Verizon phone and you are trying to use it with an Straight Talk ATT or Straight Talk TMobile SIM. If you activate it on straight talk’s verizon network you should get 3G service. Unless something has changed recently, verizon hasn’t opened it’s 4G LTE network to the prepaid companies yet.
      Regards
      Bob

  57. Mike says:

    I have a Samsung galaxy s4 mini . I can send mms,text, have Internet but,can’t receive mms. I have a straight talk micro as card that is a 4G let runs on the attached network . any help?

  58. Troya says:

    I have the straight talk lg86c optimus showtime how do I save pics from picture messages

  59. Angie says:

    I have a samsung galaxy appeal I827. Its an at&t phone and I am using straight talk sim card.I cannot receive mms text messages. Able to send them. I’ve tried everything. Could you please help me?

  60. Emily says:

    Hello,
    I currently have a Samsung Galaxy Proclaim on Straight Talk. My phone operates with Android 2.3 and Verizon. I am not sure if it has a removable SIM, but am unable to see one inside the phone.
    I am looking to replace the phone as the charging port is almost completely shot. Am I able to purchase an unlocked Samsung S3 Mini and put a Straight Talk SIM in it?

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Emily,
      It should be possible, you want to plan this out though.
      You are currently using the ST Verizon network. You want to make sure the att network has good coverage where you live, work, or plan to use your phone if you are thinking about switching to the ST att network.
      You are also going to want to transfer your ST service to the new phone. You may need to call straight talk to transfer from their Verizon network to their att network. Transferring from and old att phone and new att phone or old Verizon phone to new Verizon phone is straight forward. It’s the moving between networks that will require their help.

      Finally the s3 mini. If you move to the ST att network I’d recommend getting a phone that supports 4g LTE. I’m not sure if there is an s3 mini that supports LTE. Watch out for unlocked international versions that only support 3G. The unlocked nexus 5 and moto x are pretty cool phones. The moto g is really nice too, it inexpensive, but only 3G. LTE provides the fastest data speeds,that is why I recommend it.

      Let me know if you would like more help. I’d also love to hear how things go.

      Regards
      Bob

  61. J. IMHAUSEN says:

    i have a htc droid dna that i switch from verizon to straight talk. and evey since i switched carriers i can’t send or receive pictures. can anyone help??? please?????

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi J. IMHAUSEN,
      You left your comment on a page for the meant for iPhone users. Are you using your phone on the Straight Talk ATT or Verizon network?
      Did you put a SIM card in it?

      My guess is you are using it on the Verizon network. Your phone is supposed to set up data and mms correctly when you activated it by dialing *22890 or whatever sequence you dialed when you activated your phone.

      When you look in the settings for your phone can you see the APN settings?
      Regards
      Bob

  62. Willz says:

    Bob,

    I have a Tmobile Galaxy S4. I purchased an AT&T sim from straight Talk. I have tried several APN settings on different forums and have contacted straight talk customer service. Everything works great, BUT I CANNOT recieve SMS messages although I can send them.

    Any Thoughts?

  63. iesha says:

    How to setup mms for Samsung galaxy mega with straight talk at&t sim card

  64. Mitchell S says:

    I got a lg-e980 with a software of 4.1.2 I cannot get the internet to work. The Wi-Fi works fine but the mobile internet doesn’t work. I have a straight talk sim in it. Do I need to buy the 4g-lte straight talk sim? I tried your setting for the apn but they are not working for me. I soft and hard rebooted it. the phone is AT&T and the sim is AT&T.

  65. Janet says:

    I have a Hauwei android 2.3.6 with an AT&T straight talk similar card and I can receive text but not mms and I can’t send out any texts at all please help!

  66. Mandy says:

    I have an android lg e970 phone that was a contract phone. I have straight talk service on it an I can call and text but the data and mms aren’t wrkin. It’s running on 4.1.2 kernel version 3.4.0. I’m not smart with phones but could you plz help me to get the data wrkin on this phone!

  67. Sam says:

    I have just installed chompsms (texting app) on my straight talk LG Optimus showtime. I cannot receive or send mms messages. I have tried different variations of APN’s. cannot get any to work. This phone use the verizon network. Any ideas??

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Sam,
      The APN settings on this site are for straight talk phones using their att and tmobile sims, not straight talk Verizon phones. The apns for Verizon phones are supposed to get set automatically when you activate the phone by dialing *22890.
      You can try that. You should remove any apns you added to the phone beforehand.

      One reader told me to use the values below. I never tried that because I don’t have a straight talk phone on Verizon.
      the mms settings for go sms to get it working on straight talk verizon are as follows.

      mmsc: http://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms?X-VZW-MDN=(your 10 digit phone number) ((EXAMPLE http://mms.vtext.com/servlet/mms?X-VZW-MDN=1234567890

      leave the proxy alone

      for the port its 80

      Regards
      Bob

  68. jacob palmer says:

    My LG Optimus Showtime/ LGL86C has issues connecting with wifi. Settings tell me ip address is unavailable. What can i do? Provider- straight talk, operating system- L86CV10a, sim card- no, network- android. Any info might help. Thank you

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Jacob,
      Do you mean W-Fi or Cellular data? Have you tried
      Soft Reset – Hold Power button down until options come up, touch power off.
      Hard Reset – Hold Power Button AND Volume Down for around 10 seconds. Phone will reboot itself.
      Regards
      Bob

  69. Mike Starman says:

    I have a Samsung Galaxy Express android. I have a att comparable sim. I have straight talk. Android 4.1.2. I have 4g data text and phone that work fine. I cannot send or receive picture messages.

    Thanks in advance

  70. April c says:

    just got the moto g….unlocked not through any carrier.
    my striaght talk service runs off verison i got a micro sim
    i think the sim is at&t…..my data and mms will not work.

  71. Kenny Hanford says:

    Lost 4g lte after changing to straight talk

  72. rakeesha says:

    I can send mms but can’t download mms I gabe a Chinese Android 4.2 with straight talk

  73. Molly says:

    Hi! I just ported my Verizon number over to an AT&T sim card today and got everything all set up with Straight Talk. Put the sim card in an unlocked Samsung S3 Mini. I can make and receive phone calls, send and receive mms messages, got the data work, and receive sms messages. However, I can’t seem to send text messages. Is there something else I can do to get that to work?
    Thanks

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Molly,
      These data and mms settings don’t affect SMS. You can ask a friend to try putting your SIM in their phone. Try sending and receiving MMS. If it works then maybe you need to do some resets on your phone. If it doesn’t work, you may need to call Straight Talk.

      Let me know, if its your phone I can walk you through some resets to try.
      Regards
      Bob

      • Molly says:

        Thanks for the fast response! A factory reset took care of most of my problems. Now the only thing I can’t do is dowbload the mms messages. My settings are:
        APN: tfdata
        Port: 80
        Mmsc: http://mms-tf.net
        Mms proxy: 66.209.11.33
        Mms port: 80
        Mcc: 310
        Mnc: 410
        Authentication type: pap
        Apn type: default, supl, mms

        Pretty standard. Any nudge in the right direction would be greatly appreciated (:

        • E Mills says:

          I am using the at&t galaxy mega on straight talk and have mms working. Most of your APN settings are the same as mine, here are the ones that are different:

          MMSC= http://mms-tf.net:80

          MMS Proxy= mms3.tracfone.com

          Authentication type = is blank

          APN type= default, supl,mms,hipri,fota

          After making these changes restart your phone.

          Hope this helps.

      • Heather says:

        Hi, can someone help me. I bought the verizon galaxy s4 and when I was looking at it everything including mms worked. The girl did a reset on the phone and now I am able to send pic messages, get internet, make and receive calls and text messages. I put the settings in that straight talk said to and have the at&t sim through straight talk in but the phone is verizon. I can’t figure out what I am doing wrong. Someone please help me.

        • Bob Thompson says:

          Hi Heather,
          What is wrong with that girl? Does she just go around resetting people’s phones? LOL..
          Ok. Here is the deal. I have yet to actually find out the straight talk APN settings for Verizon and sprint phones because they are supposed to get set automatically when you activate the phone.

          Try removing the APN you created. The dial *22890 or whatever sequence you dialed when you activated your phone. Let me know how it goes.
          Regards
          Bob

          • Heather says:

            Hi Bob, that is not doing anything and actually takes away my ability to have internet and being able to send mms. She reset it because her info was on it but I traded her an iphone 5 and she has no problems with it. The only thing I can’t do is download my mms on the phone. I love the phone but want to be able to receive pic messages. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

          • Heather says:

            I am using the at&t sim card through straight talk though on the verizon phone. Everything worked perfect before she reset it and she supposedly can’t remember what she had the apn as

          • Bob Thompson says:

            Hi Heather,
            Ok, I thought you were using the straight talk Verizon network. I am a little confused. Was this girl using this Verizon phone with a Straight talk att sim? Are you saying you put your sim in this phone to test it before you traded?

            which model S4 is this? You might find you have limited compatibility using this Verizon phone on the att network. That is not to say it won’t work but I don’t think it supports all the radio frequencies to work well.

            Sometimes you need to tweak them a little. Also I will tell you in the last month I have had many messages from straight talk customers having trouble receiving mms.

            Do you know how to set up the APN on the s4? Take a look at my nexus 5 guide. It should be pretty similar.
            How to Set up Net10 Wireless Data and MMS on Your Nexus 5 Running Android 4.4.

            Try resetting your phone before you start.

            Let me know how it goes.
            Regards
            Bob

  74. shemika says:

    I can not send pic. On my lg optumis phone but i can receive pic so how do i send pic. On my phone…

  75. Brittany says:

    I have a samsung 3 on straight talk and I can get pics but I can’t send em

  76. sara says:

    Hello bob…i was wondering if you can help me find the apn settings for straight talk for a sprint galaxy s2. I can see my apn settings i just need to know what to put in it.

    P.s. I saw on dec 8th Andrea had the same issue. She can see her apn settings by downloading anycut from the play store and creating a shortcut for apn. Its the only thing that worked for me.

    Thanks ahead of time.

  77. Juan C. Arch says:

    Brand new Blue Studio 5.3 will not let me download MMS or send MMS

  78. elliott says:

    can send MMS messages or receive over net 10 on my samsung galaxy s4. please help

  79. keith thomas says:

    I cant get my Internet to start tht y i an using wi-fi i have an HTC 1 mini

  80. tay says:

    i can get internet but i cant send picture messages

  81. Emily starr says:

    Cant get net work connection for google apps

  82. andrea says:

    Hi Bob,

    I ported my Sprint Samsung galaxy s3 over to straight talk via the byop program. I am able to receive picture text mess but unable to send them. This phone from Sprint doesn’t have a sim card and is a cdma phone. I have been on the phone with customer service and the said as that as long as i have data (3/4g)and i can make calls they CAN’T guarantee the picture texts being sent. They had me text a picture from my phone to myself. I have a time and date stamp from that text and no error message but my phone didn’t notify me that i received a text mess. I have sent pic texts out since thanksgiving and NO ONE has received them (again all the “sent” pic texts have a date and time stamp). I pray that you are able to help me PLEASE!

    • andrea says:

      I forgot to mention that my regular text mess go through without a problem. I am able to get online, make and receive phone calls, and receive pic texts. I just can’t send a pic text.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Andrea,
      I can try to help you but I don’t have any experience with Straight Talk CDMA phones. Most of the people that come here for help are using Straight Talk on T-Mobile and ATT.

      In the past two weeks I have received many comments about MMS problems on Straight Talk. Most people are having problems receiving MMS but can send them.
      Can you tell me if you are able to see the APN settings on your phone?

      Bob

      • andrea says:

        No because its a cdma phone.

        • Bob Thompson says:

          Hi Andrea,
          I just checked a Verizon Galaxy S3. I can see the APN settings. Settings->More Settings->Mobile Networks->Access Point Names-> APNs screen. You dont have an APNs screen?
          Regards
          Bob

          • andrea says:

            No I don’t have that screen. My phone is from Sprint.

          • Bob Thompson says:

            Hi Andrea,
            I am curious, how far down on this path can you go? Do you have the Mobile Networks screen?
            Settings->More Settings->Mobile Networks

            Also I am wondering did you need to dial *22890 when you activated your phone?
            Regards
            Bob

          • andrea says:

            Yes i have a mobile networks screen. Under that category i have 3 choices: 1. mobile data and that box is checked. 2. Network mode with the option of preferred netork mode (LTE/CDMA or just CDMA)- and I have LTE/CDMA chekec off. 3. Connections optimizer and that screen is checked. I had to dial ##72786# when i activated my phone.

            And Bob i just want to take this time to THANK YOU for trying to help me regardless of the outcome.

            Andrea:)

          • Bob Thompson says:

            Hey Andrea,
            you are welcome. I’d try dialing that activation number again. My understanding is that with the CDMA phones they push the network settings are part of this problem. I don’t know it will help, it’s what I would do if it was my phone.
            Regards
            Bob

          • andrea says:

            I did tgat earlier and the phone just rebooted and still unable to send pic texts:(

      • Ron says:

        I have an AT&T Samsung galaxy s4 and I have a straight talk SIM card . I can send text messages and have phone calls , but that’s it. I set everything as shown on the internet , but still nothing. I need internet and to be able to send and receive pictures messages. Any suggestions ?

  83. stephanie says:

    Hi,
    I just got a samsung galaxy s3 4gLTE the other day. My carrier is straight talk. I can not send or get MMS. I have tried everything. When I go to mobile networks it gives me the option for preferred network mode. I have two, one is LTE/CDMA and the other is CDMA. when I choose the first my phone shuts off and comes back on and I see the 4G at the top but it will not let me on the web or send mms. I can get text and make calls only…. When I choose CDMA the phone shuts off and come back on and I see 3G at the top. I can then get on the web but still not get or send MMS. I have reset the phone to factory settings and still have the same problem. Please help this is starting to make my head hurt. lol

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Stephanie,
      Maybe I can help you, but I am unclear about your phone. Where did you get it? Did you buy it from Straight Talk? buy it someplace else? Or are you bringing it from AT&T or T-Mobile? Did you put a SIM card in this phone? Can you tell me the exact model of your phone?

      I know its a lot of questions. I am trying to figure out whether your Straight Talk phone / account is using the ATT, TMobile or Verizon network.

      Let me know an maybe I can help.

      Regards
      Bob

  84. joe teasley says:

    I have a samsung galaxy appeal with the AT&T straidht talk sims and can’t receive mms messages, I can send and go on the internet. I’ve tried all the apn settings I could found

  85. THaze says:

    i hve been having a issue with the apn on my t-mobile galaxy s2 that i switched over…i figured out that if i used it on my home wifi network it would stop sending pics if i turn the wifi off and rebooted it worked fine….but only if i leave the wifi turned off so is there a fix for that?

  86. colton says:

    hi bob, i have a samsung galaxy s2 from straight talk and i just flashed a cm rom android 4.2.2 today. it deleted my apn settings which were
    name – AT&T MVNO
    APN – wap.tracfone.com
    proxy – att2.tracfone.com
    port – 80
    mmsc – http://mmsc.cingular.com
    mms proxy – att2.tracfone.com
    mms port – 80
    mcc – 310
    mnc – 410
    apn type – internet + mms + supl
    these are exactly typed as they were in my phone. when i flashed the rom over, my phone now believes it is a SGH-I777 because that is what the rom was for(but it works for both) and it also says that my ip address in unavailable, and my serial number is unknown, i dont know if that would matter. but i have called straight talk and tried to get apn settings from them, but they didnt work, i have also tried the old settings as well as many others from different sites including this one and nothing. im not able to use my mobile network, and im not able to send or recieve mms.
    my current apn settings are
    name – straight talk
    apn – ATT.MVNO
    MMSC – http://mmsc.cingular.com
    mms proxy – 66.209.11.33
    mms port – 80
    mcc – 310
    mnc – 410
    apn protocol – IPv4
    apn roaming protocol – IPv4
    any help would be greatly appreciated

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Colton,
      I assume you have voice and sms working? If not, you need to talk to Straight Talk. If you do, I suggest deleting all the APN settings on your phone. Add a new APN, name it, and add only the APN. Try tfdata. Test data. If it doesn’t work then try att.mvno, and wap.tracfone and see if one of those values work. Focus on data, leave MMS for after.

      Let me know.

      Regards
      Bob

      • colton says:

        wow fast feedback! i thank you for that. i also have in my system settings/quick settings panel a network modes option to 2g|2g+3g a 2g|3g and a 2g|3g|2g+3g, any idea what i should most likely choose? im about to try what you told me.

      • colton says:

        sweeeeeeeet! wap.tracfone worked!!

        • colton says:

          oh and to answer your pevious question, i could make calls and send and receive texts, but i couldnt send or receive picture messages

        • Bob Thompson says:

          Hi cult on,
          That is good. Look through my nexus 5 guide. You’ll find a list of mms settings. Try the ones listed with the wap.tracfone APN. How to Set up Straight Talk Wireless Data and MMS on Your Nexus 5 Running Android 4.4.

          You’ll have to click through a few pages to find them. Make sure to test both sending and receiving mms.
          Let me know how it goes.
          Regards
          Bob

          • colton says:

            i believe i got my mms working correctly. i sent a picture to myself from the same phone, and i got the picture. i used the following:
            name – straight talk
            apn – wap.tracfone
            mmsc – http://mmsc.cingular.com
            mms proxy – 66.209.11.32
            mms port – 80
            mcc – 310
            mnc – 410
            apn protocol – IPv4
            apn roaming protocol – IPv4
            you are the bomb man, thank you so much. i was worried that i would have to sacrifice something to go from the old gingerbread to jelly bean. now i couldnt be happier. i wish the best for you and everyone else on this thread on solving their apn problems. have a happy thanksgiving.

          • Bob Thompson says:

            Colton,
            That is great news. I am glad to hear you up and running.
            Happy Thanksgiving!
            Bob

  87. Kim says:

    I am having trouble along these lines with my husband’s phone. It’s an unlocked motorola atrix with straight talk SIM. At first he was able to send and receive texts and data, but after playing with the settings for him to be able to receive picture messages he now only gets data and incoming texts. Please help! I currently have the original at&t apns reloaded and it’s still not working. I’m so frustrated I could scream.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Kim,
      Many Straight Talk customers are having trouble receiving MMS. Is this your situation? Data works? SMS works in both directions? Can send MMS and group texts but not receive them?
      Let me know
      Regards
      Bob

      • Kim says:

        His phone will not allow him to send text or picture messages. He can receive text messages, but not picture messages. I have restored the old AT&T settings and still same problem. Data seems to be working just fine.

        • Bob Thompson says:

          So you are using att.mvno or tfdata APN? You probably have the same issue everyone else is having. There may be a few things to try. Try having him send an mms to his own phone number and see if he gets it. Let me know.
          Regards
          Bob

          • Kim says:

            His phone “claims” to have sent the message, but it did not receive the message. The settings are for wap.cingular. These are the settings that came in the phone programming I guess. I have tried Straight talk’s settings and still have the same problem. I have looked at multiple forums and changed settings and nothing works.

          • Bob Thompson says:

            Hi Kim.
            That does not sound correct. Add a new APN to the phone for straight talk. Set the name to ST. Set the APN to tfdata. Save the APN. Make sure it is active and restart the phone. Turn off wifi and test the data. If data doesn’t work edit the APN, and try att.mvno, and finally wap.tracfone. Let me now which one gets his data working and I can give you a set of mms settings to try.
            Regards
            Bob
            Regards
            Bob

          • Kim says:

            I added the tfdata apn and the data works now. I can receive texts, but cannot send.

          • Bob Thompson says:

            Hi Kim
            If you can’t send text messages, that isn’t a good sign. The APN and MMS settings are for data, picture messages, and group texts. If voice and SMS have a problem, you usually need to call Net10 or ST. You can complete the set up by going back into the settings and editing the APN you added. You will need to add the MMS proxy (mms3.tracefone.com), the mms proxy port (80) and the MMSC (http://mms-tf.net). Save the settings. Restart the phone.

            Let me know how it goes.
            Regards
            Bob

      • lis says:

        Yes this is my problem too using a factory unlocked Samsung galaxy 3 MINI I need to know the correct settings. I can talk and text and access the net ..please email me the three complete sets of settings and any explanation why this is happening?
        Many Thanks to you and yours!

    • Kristy says:

      I am having trouble with my HTC phone. I have been using it for a week now, but still cant send or recieve media text. (such as pictures)I also can not get on the internet. Please help!

      • Bob Thompson says:

        Hi Kristy,
        I might be able to help you. What type of HTC phone? Did you buy it from sTraight Talk? Do you know if you are using the Straight Talk ATT or Straight Talk TMobile SIM?
        Regards
        Bob

  88. Ashley says:

    Cant get data or mms on my st gs2 idk what to do plz hell

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Ashley,
      Are you using a Straight Talk SIM in this phone? Do you know?
      Can you tell me the model number of your phone? Look in the settings for that.
      Are you a new customer? or did your phone stop working.
      Regards
      Bob

  89. Tantania says:

    I have a Lg Optimus G E970 On Straight Talk and I can’t send pictures. Help.!!!!!!!

  90. jessica says:

    I have a huawei straight talk phone and I’m having problems downloading my MMS messages and sending them. Sometimes I can get MMS messages other time I can’t. As for sending them it takes the person I send it to forever to get? Don’t know how or the data to put in the APN settings?

  91. DarenMarley says:

    Really need help on apn settings for T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 on ST byod plan . My internet works perfect and I can receive pics but I can’t send any back please get back to me asap ty

  92. cj says:

    I have an AT&T galaxy s3 on straight talk.everything was working fine on my phone into the other day when I reset it and now my mms doesn’t work. everything else works fine.I’ve used the APN settings that straight talk has on their website for my phone but that didn’t help

  93. rocku says:

    Hey guys I have a galaxy s3 fromm att .after many teies changing the apn settings I finally can receive picture messages but I still cannot send them..can anybody please help me, I would really appreciate guys why is it so difficult to get the settings right

  94. Jessica says:

    I have a new unlocked BLU Studio 5.3s running jellybean 4.1.2 with a Straight Talk at&t sim. Internet works, i can send MMS but cannot download MMS.

    My current apn settings are:
    apn: tfdata
    mmsc: http://mms-tf.net
    mms proxy: mms3.tracfone.com
    mms port: 80
    apn type: default,supl,mms

    I have also tried changing the MMSC and MMS PROXY around to ones mentioned in previous posts, but still no luck.

    Straight talk says the problem is the phone, BLU says the problem is on straight talk’s end. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

  95. Michael says:

    I can’t send pictures but my cousin can with his phone and we both have the same phone (Pantech) why

  96. Amanda Tinsley says:

    I have a Samsung galaxy s 3 that was my friends old phone im almost 100% positive that it is unlocked I just switched it to my straight talk account and I can text and talk on it but I cant get on the internet or send or receive mms I tried to change the apn and when I hit the menu button all I get is reset to default that’s it, how can I change it when that’s all im getting any ideas?????

  97. salma says:

    Hi there,
    I have a Nokia windows 820 which is unlocked and uses the straight talk sim card ( not AT&T based).I’m unable to use the internet and also send or receive pics or other data.Can you please assist me.

  98. Leo says:

    Hi, I have a LG Optimus Pro E980 on straight talk with an at&t compatible sim card bought from ST. After setting the APN network, I have data and can send MMS/pictures. I can’t receive them yet. Can you help please? Below is the APN settings I’m currently using from ST.

    NAME straight talk
    APN tfdata
    PORT 80
    MMSC http://mms-tf.net
    MMS PROXY mms3.tracfone.com
    MMS PORT 80

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Leo
      Try MMS PROXY mms2.tracfone.com
      Let me know how it goes.

      Regards
      Bob

    • Kenny G says:

      I have an unlocked ATT Pantech P9060 using ST SIM. I do have DATA however cannot send or receive Picture Mail. I have tried several settings posted including:
      NAME straight talk
      APN tfdata
      PORT 80
      MMSC http://mms-tf.net
      MMS PROXY mms3.tracfone.com
      MMS PORT 80

      and

      APN: tfdata
      Port: 80
      MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
      MMS proxy: mms2.tracfone.com
      MCC: 310
      MNC: 410

      Also, this phone has APN TYPE default,folta,dun and hipri which I deselected and still does not work.

      It also has two APN Settings: Phone APN and a WAP APN.. The WAP APN settings are similar to the Phone APN. My last attempt I did a factory reset and did not select the WAP APN radio button.. Thank You in advance for any help

      • Kenny G says:

        By the way.. The phone is Android 2.3.4.. Thank You

      • Bob Thompson says:

        Hi Kenny,
        Try
        NAME straight talk
        APN tfdata
        PORT 80
        MMSC http://mms-tf.net
        ***** MMS PROXY mms2.tracfone.com
        MMS PORT 80

        and
        APN: tfdata
        Port: 80
        MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
        ***** MMS proxy: mms3.tracfone.com
        MCC: 310
        MNC: 410

        Let me know how it goes.
        Regards
        Bob

        • Kenny G says:

          Thank You Bob for your quick reply. I tried both the setting with no results. I also removed the battery and SIM card after each reset if that would be any help for you. Also, on the 1st setting posted. By default I had to enter 3 digits on the MCC and MNC to save. I used.
          MCC: 310
          MNC: 410
          Thank You in advance again for your help. Really great to have guys like you out there.. Ken

  99. Mehmet T. says:

    Thanks to everybody. I have changed APN settings several times and finally got it working.
    My device is Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 with GSM. I am using a Cyanogenmod custom ROM with Android 4.0.4. I haven’t tried this setting with newer ROMs. If anybody tells me I will appriciate it. I recently downgraded from the latest nightly built. Anyway…

    Here is my APN settings:
    name: straighttalk
    APN: tfdata
    Port: 80
    MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
    MMS proxy: mms2.tracfone.com
    MCC: 310
    MNC: 410
    APN Protocol: IPv4

    Including MMS port other things are not set.

    Good luck to everybody.
    Mehmet

    • Mehmet T. says:

      I forgot to say, sending/receiving picture messages and internet connection are all working.

      Regards,
      Mehmet

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Mehmet,
      I am glad the hear it worked for you. Most of my readers here, aren’t so hard core with custom ROMs and stuff so you may be living on the edge with trying the new ROM update.
      Thanks for sharing which values work for you.
      Regards
      Bob

      • Mehmet T. says:

        Thanks Bob,
        By the way, I downgraded my phone to Android 2.3.6, and now it accepts mms3.tracfone.com as the MMS proxy, not mms2. Other settings remain same. Obviously, these settings are strictly dependent to the operating system. Actually they shouldn’t be. I also tried with the new CM 10.2 (Android 4.3.0) and it did not need any settings. I just created an empty APN and saved it. mms and data worked just fine. I hope this information helps somebody.
        Good luck.

  100. Logan says:

    need assistance with setting APN on a Verizon Galaxy S4, got the Bring Your Own Phone package with CDMA and both att and tmobile sims. everything works but data and photo messaging. both texting and calling in and out are working tho. plz help friend

  101. Sunny says:

    Need help to receive and send pic data on Pan tech P9070 Android 4.0.4

  102. Kristine Lancaster says:

    I have a new BLU Life View phone (here are specs in case I am not posting enough detail on the phone http://www.morecellphone.com/phone/blu-life-view-l110/803)that is on the straight talk network. It is an Android phone with Jellybean. The settings I tried with the APN are:

    Name: straight talk

    APN: tfdata

    Port: 80

    MMSC: http://mms-tf.net

    MMS Proxy: mms3.tracfone.com

    MMS Port: 80

    (These were the ones found on the website at http://straighttalkbyop.com/program.php)

    I have no problem sending regular text messages, nor talking, sending or receiving calls but CANNOT send picture messages nor access any data off the mobile network. Can you help with this setting? Thank You for even taking the time to try.

    • Kristine Lancaster says:

      Update – I was able to fix it by going to Google Play Store and downloading an app called Offline SIM which knew the correct configuration for my phone. So far so good :) Thanks for the website, its a wonderful thing people do to help each other. Have a great day. (THe things that were different were the APN type was default, mms and another one that started with S but not the WAP, and then also the mms3.tracfone.com was something with cingular instead.

      • Bob Thompson says:

        Kristine,
        I am very happy to hear your solved you problem. You did it before I even got to respond to your first comment! And a super big thank you for coming back to comment and share your solution with here in the comments. I have no doubt that Offline SIM will help many other android users that come here looking for help.

        It turns out that Straight Talk and Net10 actually use three different APNS, but they only document one their website. (maybe two).

        Regards
        Bob

  103. Mila says:

    Hi,

    We just switched to Straight Talk with unlocked AT&T phones. Called Straight Talk and they provided APN settings for all 3 phones. Data works perfectly, but we still cannot send or receive picture messages, could you please help us with that? Our phones are HTC Inspire, HTC Vivid, and LG Optimus G970.

    Thanks a bunch in advance,
    Mila

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Mila,
      Maybe. Did they give you the same settings for all three phones? If so what are they? I don’t have any these phones on hand, but I might be able to help.
      Regards
      Bob

  104. Meghan Monahan says:

    Hi Bob, I have a new samsung galaxy S3 on straight talk with an at&t compatible sim card bought from ST. After setting the APN network info several times, I have data and can send MMS/pictures. I can’t receive them yet. Can you help? I saw you asked others for their APN setting info so I am including it just in case. Thank you.
    name- STRAIGHT_TALK
    apn- tfdata
    proxy- proxy.mvno.tracphone.com
    port- 80
    user name- not set
    password- not set
    server- not set
    MMSC- http://mmsc.cingular.com
    MMS proxy- 66.209.11.33
    MMS port- 80
    MCC- 310
    MNC- 410
    authentication type- not set
    apn type- not set
    apn protocol- IPv4
    APN enabled
    bearer- unspecified

    • Meghan Monahan says:

      well it seems i was a little off. i do not have data and can not receive a mms but i can send mms. excuse the all lower case typing, i am typing one handed.

      • Meghan Monahan says:

        Not sure what I did or how I did it, but everything is working now.

        • Bob Thompson says:

          Hi Meghan,
          Yes it goes that way. Sometime it just requires some fiddling. In fact, that is a big part of it.
          That’s for taking the time to let me know you got it working. Thanks for leaving the extra details when you asked for help. Come back if you think I can help in the future.
          Regards
          Bob

      • Mom says:

        Wish you knew what you did. I have a Samsung Glide and all the features worked fine with a t-Mobile/ST sims but the reception was awful so I switched to AT&T/ST sims and can do everything but receive picture text (can send them). Nobody able to help so far. Upgraded os even.

    • WANDA says:

      I got a new at&t sims card for my android smart phone and I can not get on the internet with it

  105. Michael says:

    I have a AT&T LG Optimus G Pro (E-980) that is unlocked. MMS only sends, I can receive but it will not download the message. I am currently using the stock APN settings that straight talk recommends, but have entered around 10 other settings today that others say to try with no success (reboot phone on every change) and still nothing. If you can help that would be great, if not I’m going to have to transfer to AT&T Go Phone. Thank you.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Michael,
      Which settings are you using? Do multiple different settings only allow you to send?
      Regards
      Bob

      • Michael says:

        Current APN settings are:
        Name: Straight Talk
        APN: tfdata
        Proxy: not set
        Port:80
        MMSC: http://mms-tf.net
        MMS Proxy: mms3.tracfone.com
        MMS Port: 80
        MCC: 310
        MNC: 410

        I have tried multiple variations of this including changing the APN, MMSC and MMS proxy. All changes include a soft reset. All changes do not allow downloading of MMS although I can send them with no issue to others. Also, it was noticed that with some of the APN changes I did it kicked the phone from 4G down to 3G service, and upon changing back to Straight Talk default APN settings the phone would be back to 4G service.

        • Bob Thompson says:

          Hi,
          Have you tried changing the mms proxy to mms2.tracfone.com, 66.209.11.32, and 66.209.11.33.
          Regards
          Bob

          • Michael says:

            Yes I did all of those, and MMS still wouldn’t receive, and also those are some of the settings that took the phone from 4G to 3G.

          • Bob Thompson says:

            Hi
            Are you not getting the pics or they just won’t download?
            Regards
            Bob

          • Michael says:

            MMS will not download, I receive the MMS message, hit the download icon for it and it will attempt to download the message but then it fails. This function worked when it was on AT&T so I know it is not a phone defect.

          • Bob Thompson says:

            Hi Michael,
            I am on the road so responses are a little slow. I am hearing from a lot more android users on st and net10. I am not sure what the problem is. I have been researching this on the internet and android users on a lot of different carriers seem to have this problem too. I think you mentioned going to pay and go. If you get the chance, stop by an att store and see if they can show you it will work. I had and iphone user who told me he had problems getting the settings correct.

            I’m looking into this problem a little more as I am going to get my site into android a little more. I think you mentioned a soft reset. Have u tried a factory reset? Backup, factory reset , then try to set up mms on a fresh phone.

            I’ll reply as I find out more.

            Regards
            Bob

          • Michael says:

            No problem. Also just to add to the confusion, we have a total of 4 phones on ST (all Android) the 2 LG Optimus G Pro E980 which have the issues we’ve discussed, an LG Optimus G E970 and a Samsung Galaxy SII. I have no feedback on the Galaxy as it is with another family member, but the LG E970 (Optimus G) has the default ST APN settings (same as all the phones have) and it get MMS just fine, ran a test this morning on it and sent several to it and it had no issues, hit download and they were there. I have tried yet again on the E980 Optimus G Pro’s and still nothing.

  106. tassey says:

    My data isn’t working. It will let me on line but when I go to play store, it want load it says connection timeout?? Plz
    Plz help

  107. sandra williamson says:

    I have a samsung galaxy s3. I purchased an att sim card for straight talk. Everything works but picture messages. I can send but not receive. Please help.

  108. Kayela says:

    Hello I have a rooted htc one x for at&t, I have a 4.2.2 android rom installed and I have changed my apn many times and still cannot get mms or send them. I have the straight talk at&t 4g sim installed. Internet works great with the current apn I have..
    Name- straight talk
    Apn- tfdata
    Port- 80
    Mmsc-http://mms-tf.net
    Mms proxy- 66.209.12.32
    Mms port- 80
    Mms protocol- wap 2.0
    Mcc-310
    Mnc-410
    Apn type- default, supl, mms

    Everything i left out is blamk on my phone. Please email me and let me know if you can possibly help me! Thanks :)

  109. carrie says:

    I have an unlocked att s4 that I am trying to use on straight talk.. It has 4g data just fine send receive calls and text send pic mssg but not receive them.. can you help with the apn?

    this is the apn i am using

    NAME straight talk
    APN tfdata
    PORT 80
    MMSC http://mms-tf.net
    MMS PROXY mms3.tracfone.com
    MMS PORT 80

  110. Andrea says:

    I have a Samsung Galaxy s3, and I have access to internet and can receive picture messages while using the apn settings for att sim cards on the straight talk website. I cannot send picture messages. I have been looking all over the internet for a solution and even called straight talk customer support, and they just told me that my phone was probably not up to date, but thats a complete load of bs, since if i try to update it, the phone says it’s up to date. Would GREATLY appreciate some solution to this problem.

  111. Mike says:

    I just got a fully unlocked Google LG Nexus. I had a Huawei Ascend on Straight talk already so I just ordered the AT&T Sim and put it in the phone today, i can send and receive calls but i cant send or receive MMS messages. I talked to There support and got no help at all Im using the APM settings from there website. Thanks anyhelp would greatly be appreciated.

  112. Alex says:

    Question-

    My sister-in-law bought a Samsung Galaxy Proclaim from Straight Talk and is using it on their network. Everything works fine, except she can’t send video with text messages. She can send pictures, just not video. She can receive video, just can’t send it. Any idea what to check/do?

    Also, a friend has an LG Optimus with the same problem. She also bought it from Straight Talk and uses it on their network.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Alex,
      I hear from many readers with similar problems. Sometimes changing the APN and MMS settings can help. Can you find out want APN values she is using for Data and MMS?

      Regards
      Bob

  113. Jackie says:

    It was working an stopped. Now there is not an opening in d vpn settings to put straight talk in. Hope u can help

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Jackie,
      I’d like to try and help you. Could you clarify what the problem you are having is.

      1. What type of phone do you have?
      2. What was working? Data? MMS?
      3.I am not sure what d vpn is? Do you mean APN?

      Let me know thanks
      Bob

  114. James Parks says:

    I have a pantech discover and I got my website working but that’s the only part of my data that will work my gps or anything else won’t and my picture messaging won’t work I can’t find the right apn

  115. Cynthia says:

    I recently purchased an att samsung galaxy s2 skyrocket, unlocked. I purchased an ATT sim for Straight talk. Have had Straight talk for about a year now and had no problem porting my number. I went to their website changed the apn settings as suggested by them, I have great internet, 4G most of the time, but I cannot send or receive mms messages. What do I need to change to do this? Don’t want to lose my internet capabilities while trying to fix my mms issues. HELP

  116. Jess says:

    I’m running a fully factory unlocked GSM Samsung Galaxy S3 mini (i8190) and I’m trying to get it to run 3G on Straight Talk. So far I’m stuck on EDGE and the company is being as useless as they’ve ever been on helping me get it on 3G.

    I had one of their crummy P.O.S android phones (older LG Optimus model) and IT (on Android 2.1) was getting 3G everywhere, so what gives with this brand new, fully updated android?

    I checked my broadband settings- it covers all BANDS so there’s no excuse for it to not link up.

    Is it my SIM Card by chance? I can’t remember if this is the same one I bought for my old HTC Legend or if it’s the one I pulled from the last android (or does that not matter?)

    If I do the mmsc.cingular settings, I get EDGE. If I do the mmsc.tracfone settings- I get the same thing.

    If I do the silly settings the company gave me, I can’t even get Edge (which is something like tracfone3.mms or it was along those lines).

    I’ve been fighting with this phone off and on now for a month. I’m becoming royally fed up with it not connecting to 3G and I’m confident it’s not a phone error. When I try to find other people using ST on this phone, they say they’re running 3G but they never (this is on the internet) actually give out the APN they have let alone HOW they got it to run on 3G.

    The only thing I’ve seen is a website claiming that if you pay them $10 (which I am not about to do) they will configure your internet/mms settings for you (odds are that’s a scam) saying that only highly trained technicians can get it right.

    This is how I see it- if a lower model craptacular android can run 3G and this thing is for sure factory unlocked and runs all bands no matter what (ATT AND TMOBILE), there’s no reason this GSM phone isn’t picking up the 3G.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Jess,
      I don’t have a i8190 on hand to look at buy this sounds like an interesting problem. I am going to tell you what I would do if I were you, so be warned.

      Generally speaking, your data or mms apns are not going to change the speed of your network connection. On some of the older networks, they would change the throughput, by not the speed you connect at. So if you see a 2G or E in your status bar, changing an APN isn’t going to fix that.
      The i8190 should radio frequencies support:
      2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
      3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100

      We need to get your phone to connect to the 3G network instead of the 2G network.

      First, check to see that your phone isn’t set in 2G mode, check
      Settings/More/Mobile Networks then make sure use only 2g networks isn’t selected.

      If that is isn’t the problem, try this:
      Go to Phone and type *#*#4636#*#*
      It will open the Android testing menu.
      There you have several category of information. Tap in phone information.
      Scroll down there and you can find set preferred network type.
      Set it to WCDMA only, same as in HSDPA USB modem.

      Give that a try.

      Also keep in mind that Straight Talk offers both ATT and T-mobile network SIMs. One or the other may work better with your phone depending where you live.

      Let me know how it goes.

      Regards
      Bob

  117. megan says:

    I switch my straight talk service over to a Samsung Galaxy 2 and I got my internet working. But I can’t receive picture messages. Please help!!!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Megan,
      Did you set up your data by entering an APN? If so, what APN did you use? If we know that we should be able to get your MMS working? Are you able to send MMS? or having problems both sending and receiving?
      Regards
      Bob

  118. cheri says:

    Hi I have the galaxy s4 att version. My mms messaging eill not work ive tried a million apns. Please help

  119. Teresa jones says:

    Since switching to straight talk, my Motorola atrix HD won’t send or receive pics in text messages

  120. Tim says:

    Hi I have a straight talk LG Optimus Showtime, I am also having terribly slow internet speeds. It has ALWAYS been slow. No matter the cell reception. Im not sure as to how to change “APN” settings. I would need a walk through on how to do this. I like the phone, but the internet is making me want to switch carriers all together. Thanks.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Tim,
      I think this is a Verizon phone. When you set it up did you dial *22890 to program the phone?
      Regards
      Bob

      • Tim says:

        Yes I went through everything to program it. If I hadnt I wouldnt be able to use it to begin with… Calling is fine, no issues there, but when downloading off the playstore or using webpages the internet is so slow.

  121. jes says:

    Hi I have a Nokia Lumia 521 using straight talk T-Mobile compatible byod sim. I have tried many variations of apn settings and finally have my internet working. As for mms, I can receive but can’t send. Can u please help me with out with an apn setting that would have both my internet and mms fully functional at the same time. Thanks in advance. Btw my phone is a windows phone.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hey Jes,
      I might be able to help you. Can you tell me the settings you are currently using for data and mms. I might be able to recommend some tweaks.
      Regards
      Bob

      • jes says:

        INTERNET
        access point name: wap.tracfone
        username: (blank)
        password: (blank)
        proxy address: (blank)
        proxy port: (blank)
        network type: IPv4
        authentication type: none
        MMS
        access point name: wap.tracfone
        username: (blank)
        password: (blank)
        proxy address: 216.155.165.40
        proxy port: 8080
        mmsc address: http://mmsc.tracfone.com
        network type: IPv4
        authentication type: none

        *internet is working. I can receive mms (pictures), but I can’t send mms (pictures). Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks Bob.

  122. Heather Hoops says:

    Trying to figure out how to set up apn settings on a galaxy s 2. Can u please help

  123. steven says:

    LG Optimus Showtime Walmart straight talk phone Slow Internet So slow downloading MMS Pictures Downloading from the internet

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Steven,
      This phone is using the Verizon network I think. Is that correct? What do you see in the star bar when you are using it? I wonder if you are only getting a 2G connection.
      Can you take a screenshot when you are using using the web browser.
      Taking a screen shot should be pretty easy.
      With Android 4.x press the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time, hold them for a second, and your phone will take a screenshot. It’ll show up in your Gallery app.
      Let me know if you can get a screenshot.
      Regards
      Bob

  124. steven says:

    Slow Internet So slow downloading MMS Pictures Downloading from the internet

  125. Corey says:

    I have a Chinese Android 4.2.2. With strait talk att Sim card I got my internet working. But still no MMS pic messages. Canine u help me with this. Thank you Corey

  126. Melissa says:

    Bob, You seem to know more than the rest of the Internet.

    I got a new Blu Vivo 4.3 unlocked with a Straight Talk ATT compatible sim. I don’t know any of the APN settings that I need…the default name is ATT, but I’m not sure even that is right. Can you help me out?

  127. Karina says:

    I have a huaweii ascend y for straight talk and the wifi on it is not working, I enabled data but it’s still not working.. please help

  128. Dominic says:

    I have a Huawei H88C1 running android 4.0.4. This phone uses Verizon towers.
    I am having problems getting texts from people. One person in particular, who is using a Verizon phone, has been texting me a few times and tells me I don’t respond. But, every so often one of his texts makes it through.
    I reprogrammed my phone and still seem to be having problems.
    Very frustrating.
    Thanks.
    Dominic

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Dominic,
      Were you able to resolve this problem? If you are having problems with regular SMS that sounds like it is more on the Straight Talk side then on your phone. I assume by reprogramming it you mean dialing *22890. MAybe you could go into the phone and do a reset to factory settings and then reprogram it. I have not idea if that will work, it is what i would do before spending a long time on the phone with tech support.

      Regards
      Bob

  129. Alicia says:

    Hi! I have an LG optimus showtime from straight talk that I purchased at Wal-Mart. My problem is this. During an activephone call I front have a data/internet connection. I can not send or receive picture messages or access Facebook or and Google search while I am on a call. I paid $200.00 for this crap. I’ve had android since they first started and have always been able to access internet while on a call. It’s for business purposes and I don’t understand why I can not access the internet if I am on a call. When I called straight talk the woman said it was rare that I would need to use the internet while I was on a call! What the heck. For years that I’ve had an android phone I’ve been able to use the internet while I’m on a call. I feel robbed, but do you know anything about it because straight talk is clueless. I’ve tried almost all settings and don’t see why it doesn’t allow me to access any data. This is frustrating. Thank you in advance I’ll be looking for your response. :)

    • Alicia says:

      Correction I don’t have an internet connection during an active call. My phone also types what it pleases, but that is beside the point lol…

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Alicia,
      Did you previously use ATT or TMobile? I think the LG optimus showtime uses the Verizon network. (Straight Talk phones uses the Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile networks). I have never been a Verizon wireless customer, but I understand you can not use voice and data at the same time on Verizon.
      Let me know and I can try to help you.

      Regards
      Bob

      • Alicia says:

        No. I was never a Verizon customer. I switched from T-Mobile to straight talk, buying a brand-new straight talk phone. The LG optimus Showtime. I’m thinking it isn’t going to work. I might see if I can use a boost htc evo and have it flashed, but I prefer not to spend more money on the card they require you to purchase being there is no guarantee that will even work with that phone. Idk I might change all together, but if you could figure it out. That be great too.. and thank you for responding so quickly.

        • Bob Thompson says:

          Hi,
          I’ll look Optimus a little later to verify Verizon is the issue. Did you like your last Android phone? Did you like T-Mobile? May I ask why you decided to switch? What phone did you use on t-Mobile?
          Prepaid wireless can have a lot of advantages, but unfortunately its left up to the customer to make an informed choice. I went through the process and it is why I created smartphonematters.com

          Regards
          Bob

  130. Robert stickler says:

    Hi,I have an Lg encore gt550 that I can’t find the apn settings for straighttalk! Is there anyway you could help? Thank you so much..

  131. Jordan says:

    I bought an unlocked Samsung galaxy s3 mini online. When it came in it was obvious that this phone came from Italy. It came with a euro charger etc…. I bought the straight talk AT&T sim. I followed the apn setup instructions on the straight talk site. Everything works fine but it almost never connects to 3G. I know there are towers in the area because other AT&T phones connect easily. What should I do? Is this foreign phone different somehow?

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Jordan,
      Did you have to into the settings and configure the Access Point Name (APN). It would be tfdata, att.mvno, or wap.tracfone?

      When you say you don’t get 3G often, do you mean you don’t have data or get slow data? Do you see an E in the status bar?

      There are likely a number of different S3 mini models for different countries. All GSM phones, the kind you put SIM cards in, support different radio frequencies. I could be possible that the phone’d radio isn’t full compatible with 3G where you live or are trying to use the phone.

      About 2 years ago, I bought a Galaxy Nexus and I was sent a phone from Japan, it worked on T-Mobile but not at all on ATT. I returned it and bough the same phone from Amazon. This time I was shipped to correct model.

      Your Options.
      1. Send me a link what you bought online and I can take a look for you
      2. email me some pics of the box, and I can see wat frequencies, model you have.
      3. take the phone to an ATT store, when it is not busy, say you are thinking of switching to AT&T pay and go? Will this phone work? don’t committ to change just yet.
      4. Repeat #3 at the T-Mobile store. Depending where you live. T-Mobile service might bee great. They have some awesome plans too. $30 mon for 100 min talk and 5BG of data!
      5. return this phone as soon as possible (so that they will take it back)

      I’d can try to help you with this. Let me know.

      Regards
      Bob

  132. Jamie Chesterson says:

    So it would seem that my issue is more common than I thought, I have a Motorola Atrix HD unlocked running a ST AT&T sim card. Everything works great except one minor flaw, I can’t receive mms. Sending works fine, it will even show that the person sent a pic, just won’t let me download it. I have scoured the internet and all sorts of forums with people offering different apn settings that have rectified their issue. Granted I have only had this phone for a few days now it’s still early but a nuisance at that. I’ve tried all the different MMSC and MMS Proxy settings….nothing! I have a newer sim so it won’t allow me to use the att.mvno, I have to use tfdata. Shot in the dark if you have any solutions but worth a shot, sure as hell beats talking to someone at ST tech support who speaks 2 words of English!

    Jamie

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hey Jamie,
      I don’t have an answer for you. I help a lot of iPhone users and often it is a matter of getting the correct combinations of MMS configurations to try. Would you be willing to email me a screenshot of the Atrix’s settings for Data and MMS. I can create a page of the site with all the different combinations to try.

      Taking an screenshot with Android 4.x is easy. Press the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time, hold them for a second, and your phone will take a screenshot. It’ll show up in your Gallery app.

      Let me know, I’d like to get some pages up for the different Android devices.

      Regards
      Bob

  133. treyvon says:

    I connected my phone with straight talk and the only connection I have is from my house. Why is that so? Why can’t I leave the house with a connection? I would like for once to go somewhere and get on instagram or google or something. Plz help

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hey Treyvon,
      what type of phone do you have? In order to get your phone to work, you need to go into the settings and enter some configuration data. Let me know if you want me to walk you through it.
      You’ll have to tell me what your phones settings look like but I know the values you need to enter.
      Regards
      Bob

  134. Rivon says:

    I have an Ascend and cannot get picture messages.

  135. allie says:

    Hi there,
    I’m having difficulty figuring out the settings to receive and send multimedia messages on my BLU life play. android 4.2. any ideas? thnks

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Allie,
      I could probably help you. I don’t have a blu, but I could walk you through it. Is your data working? Did you set it up? and Do you know what APN you are suing for data?
      Regards
      Bob

  136. Brittany says:

    Hi Bob,
    I have a Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Proclaim, which I purchased directly from Straight Talk. It is supposed to run off of Verizon’s network. Everything on my phone works great EXCEPT when it comes to receiving picture messages, group text messages, or a message that exceeds the 150 character limit and goes into two messages (pretty sure these are all referred to as MMS messages). I have called Straight Talk multiple times and they are of no help. Any suggestions on how I might be able to fix this?

    Thank you,
    Brittany

  137. Brandon Demery says:

    Hello, This is going to sound really janky but… I have a droid 3 running on a straight talk at&t sim. I can make calls and send (regular so far) text messages…My data refuses to work and I have no idea what to do! I’ve tried every set of apn settings i can get my hand on…please help!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Brandon,
      I can try to help you, but I don’t have a droid 3 myself. Did you try all three of the Straight Talk APN values: tfdata, att.mvno, and wap.tracfone? Also what model of Droid 3 is this? what network was it on beforehand. What version of Android is it running?

      Regards
      Bob

  138. ryley says:

    my mms ain’t working

  139. Eileen says:

    I have a Motorola EX223. The phone manual is in Chinese. I do not know where to go to set the APN settings nor how to do this. This is an unlocked GSM phone. I’m lost on this aspect. I have figured out the other operations of the phone through trial and error except I don’t have a clue how to set the APN settings.

  140. Jace Hall says:

    Could you Post on how to get a Galaxy S4 working on straight talk?

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Jace,
      Do you still need help? I don’t have an S4, but I might be able to help you. Are you currently using Straight Talk? Do you currently have the Galaxy S4? is your Data working?
      Regards
      Bob

  141. Ron says:

    Hi I just switched from AT&T and I have a samsung galaxy appeal and an ATT compatible sim card from ST . they set up my settings and I have internet and messaging and phone call ability. BUT I cant send or receive pictures it just has a mmc with a blue circle trying to work but does nothing when I try to send a picture Access point says APN tfdata Proxy not set Port 80 mms proxy mms3.trackphone.com mms port 80 mcc 310 authentication type none APN internet+ mms can you help me with the settings so I can send and recieve pictures?
    thank you sincerely Ron in great falls mt

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Ron
      You can try
      APN tfdata
      MMS
      APN tfdata
      MMSC http://mms-tf.net
      MMS Proxy mms3.tracfone.com:80
      MMS Max Message Size 1048576

      or
      APN tfdata
      MMS
      APN tfdata
      MMSC http://mms-tf.net
      MMS Proxy mms2.tracfone.com:80
      MMS Max Message Size 1048576

      or

      (MMS) APN: tfdata
      MMSC: http://mms-tf.net
      MMS Proxy: 66.209.11.33:80
      MMS Max: 1048576

      Regards
      Bob

      • Ron Burnside says:

        thanks Bob , I’ll try this hope this works as everything works internet, messaging, phone calls but the pics sending and receiving were a no go hope your suggestions work take care Ron

    • Mike says:

      I have a Nokia E71 and can no longer send or receive pictures. This started just recently. What is the fix for this? Thank you!

  142. Brianna Brown says:

    I have recently just brought an unlocked GSM phone that is compatible with Straight Talk. The phone is a BLU Vivo 4.3. I activated my Sim Card with Straight Talk and changed my apn settings. I am able to make a receive calls perfectly and surf the internet as well. I am able to send out text messages and people receive mine but I am not able to receive other people’s messages to me! The phone is a dual sim, since I activated it with it being in the 3G slot could I switch it to the 2G slot with and still able to work? PLEASE HELP!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Brianna,
      If you are having problems with SMS, or text messages, you should call Straight Talk for help. I can’t promise this will work but you could try backing up your phone and doing a reset and making sure your phone software is up to date. some readers report these problems clear up by switching to a new SIM.

      If you are having problems with MMS or picture messaging, you may find that your MMS settings are not right. If this is the case, let me know what settings you are using? I might be able to recommend some different ones to try.

      I am not familiar with this specific phone. If it has 2G and 3G SIM slots, and you have 3G service with ST, I’d think you would want to use the 3G slot. If you are only getting 2G service with your SIM, I’d think you would want to switch to a network with 3G service.

      Regards
      Bob

  143. Sarah B says:

    Hello—I just got an LG Olympus Showtime on StraightTalk….everything is running fine EXCEPT I cannot receive texts/mms from the other 2 StraightTalk phones in the household. I can send and THEY receive. I can send and receive to myself. But NOT receiving from them. I can send and receive from another family phone in another state. HELP. I tried to check the APN settings—-but there is NO APN. I’ve followed EVERY step—until you “click on APN” and there is NO APN on this phone.

  144. Joseph Tokish says:

    I have a Motorola Blur that I use on Straight Talks BYOD service for ar&t. My data works, very slow, along with everything else with the exception of mms. I have tried various apn’s and cannot get the mms service to work. I don’t use it often so it has not been a big deal however I am rather frustrated that there seems to be no fix to this. I have connected straight talk regarding this issue. They just tell me to put in the same apn that is listed on they site. Is there anyway you could help me out with this issue? I was wondering if you had ever figured out a proper fix to allow for mms. Thanks and keep up the good work.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Joseph,
      I don’t have a Blur, but maybe I can help you. If your data is very slow, I’d check to make sure your phone and the Straight Talk network you chose are compatible. You mentioned you are using the Straight Talk ATT SIM, are you sure? And if so do you know if your Blur was an ATT phone or a T-Mobile phone. Turns out that the Straight Talk ATT SIMs are rare these days, most Straight Talk customers show up at smartphonematters.com using an iPhone with the ST T-Mobile SIM and 2G data.

      As for MMS, what settings have you tried? and what APN are you using for data? There are several combinations of configuration data you usually need to try in order to get MMS working. Let me know, maybe we can figure it out.

      Regards,
      Bob

  145. Bobbie Ann says:

    I have a new unlocked Pantech Burst with a Straight Talk AT&T sim. I cannot receive picture messages. Everything else works. Internet, sending mms. When a pic message is sent to me, my phone recognizes that I got one and who sent it but it won’t download. I have spent hours online trying to fix it. It seems this is a common problem on Straight Talk and AT&T with many different android phones. I still can’t find a solution.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Bobbie,
      Did you have to enter the APN settings to get data and MMS messages to work (at least as sending…)
      If so what settings are you using?

      Regards
      Bob

      • michelle says:

        i have the same problem as bobbie i had to manual enter my apn i have tried several different ways and after hours finally got it to send mms but now i still cannot recieve them get the download part but it fails to download it have the same phone pantech burst my apn is

        Name: Straight Talk
        APN: tfdata
        proxy:
        Port: 80
        Username:
        Password:
        Server:
        MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
        MMS Proxy: 66.209.11.33
        MMS Port: 80
        MCC: 310
        MNC: 410
        Authentication type: PAP or CHAP
        APN Type: default,supl,mms

        My straight talk is ran off of at&t network

  146. william white says:

    I have a Samsung galaxy SII i727 skyrocket factory upgrade to 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Straight Talk asked me to check with you I can not find an APN setting that will work MMS is Okay no internet access screen shows (E) Edge network will not connect 3G or 4G can anyone help?

  147. Tiffany says:

    All I see is “Coming Soon.”

    No guide.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Tiffany,
      Thanks for checking out the web site and taking the time to comment.
      that is correct. I haven’t published the guide for Android yet. What type of phone do you have and what do you need help with?
      Best Regards
      Bob Thompson

  148. Lori Johnston says:

    I need to find out how to set APN or data on my bring your own phone through straight talk

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