Looking up Your Smartphone’s Net10 Wireless APN Settings

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This guide explains how to look up the APN settings for your Net10 Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) phone. You need to set the correct APN settings in your phone for your cellular data, MMS picture messages, and group texts to work properly. While Net10 has many pages on their web site documenting their different APN settings, they actually have a web site where you can look up the APN settings for your phone number. Follow the steps below to look up your Net10 APN settings.

NOTE:
This instructions and this Net10 website works with Net10 BYOP phones using Net10’s ATT and TMobile networks. The Net10 website does not work for BYOP Verizon or Sprint phones using Net10’s Verizon or Sprint CDMA networks. The web site doesn’t always work for phones purchased from Net10 either. I’ll add a link here after I write an article for those using Net10 phones and BYOP CDMA phones.

NOTE:
While you can lookup your APN using the browser on your mobile phone, the web site is easier to read on a computer or tablet.

  1. From your web browser, www.net10.com/byop_apn/index.jsp
    apnnet10-001
  2. Enter your 10 digit phone number
    apnnet10-002
  3. From Device Type or Operating System, Choose Android 4.0 & Later
    apnnet10-003
  4. Click or Tap Search

Results
For most people, your phone will use one of three different sets of APN settings. Look in the bottom left corner of the webpage to see your settings. Your APN should be one of the following: tfdata, att.mvno, or wap.tracfone. See below.

  1. tfdata
    apnnet10-004
  2. att.mvno
    apnnet10-005
  3. wap.tracfone
    apnnet10-006

To set up your APN, you usually need to enter these APN Settings into the APN settings page on your smartphone. Note, that the APN settings field names listed here, won’t exactly match the APN Settings field names on your smartphone. Check out the steps in one of Smartphonematters APN Settings Guides or APN Settings Help.

If the web page, did not return any APN settings for you, your account may not met the conditions I described earlier. That is, you are using a phone purchased from Net10 or using a BYOP Verizon or Sprint phone on Net10’s CDMA network. In that case, leave a comment for help.

In some rare cases, you might find your APN is something other than tfdata, att.mvno, or wap.tracfone. In that case, leave a comment with your APN settings for help.

32 Comments

  1. Sam a | | Reply

    I have an iPhone 3 and am needing the apn settings for net 10 the setup is asking for a apn name, username, and password

  2. Robin | | Reply

    I have Verizon iPhone 5.. For the first year using Net10 BYOP everything was working great.. Now for the last 2 months.. It’s going haywire.. First my LTE wasn’t working and couldn’t get on internet, text etc.. Then got it working for a few weeks now it goes to 3G and no internet service etc… The only time l am on line is when I use wifi.. My wifi comes and goes now and I have to wait for it to come back on line.. is it Net10, Verizon or my phone with the problem…

  3. Freya | | Reply

    I have a galaxy s4 from verizon that i switched to net10, now i cant send text messages but i receive them. ive tried changing the data settings several times. please help

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      the APN settings are for data and MMS picture messages and group texts, not SMS text messages. If the problem is with MMS, try adding the APN type default,mms,supl

  4. Andrew | | Reply

    Howdy-so we converted a Verizon Droid Razr Maxx into a Net10. Everything ran fine except it wouldn’t allow picture messages. Fixed that issue but now it won’t go online period.. Please HELP!

  5. Dawn | | Reply

    My phone service is thru Net10 and I have a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3. At first I couldn’t get on the internet or send regular texts or mms/picture texts. Then after being on the phone with Net10 about this for 1.5 hours….they still couldn’t figure out what was wrong. I googled my problem and switched my Mobile Networks on my phone from LTE/CDMA to just CDMA. That cleared up my internet and regular text message problem. But I still can not receive or send MMS/picture messages thru texting. Please help. Thank you

  6. Brandon Russell | | Reply

    I have a Verizon phone and need the apn info for that. I’m on net10 please help.

  7. jason | | Reply

    i have a samsun galaxy note 2 from sprint everything works but no data, cannot get to the apn settings what do i need to do?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      you are using Net10’s Sprint network?

  8. jay | | Reply

    Why do we need to ask about vzw apn.
    I am in that boat.
    What do you recomend

  9. Shane | | Reply

    Hi, I have a Verizon LG G4, I have everything working except for the MMS. What am I doing wrong?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      It may not be you. Are you using Net10’s Verizon network or their ATT network? Are you having problems sending or receiving MMS or both?

  10. Alexis Campbell | | Reply

    My phone won’t let me send messages

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Alexis,
      That isn’t enough information to try and help you.

  11. Jen | | Reply

    I have a BYOP AT&T Samsung Note 4. A few days ago the net10 site gave me the APN settings in Figure 1. Today it gave me these settings:

    APN SETTINGS (ACCESS POINT NAME):

    APN RESELLER
    MMSC http://mmsc.mobile.att.net
    MMS PROXY proxy.mobile.att.net
    MMS PORT 80
    APN TYPE default,mms,supl

    Have you heard of the settings changing lately and it you have, if it’s a stable APN?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Jen,
      I haven’t updated this page in a while. Both should still work. I’d use the RESELLER one if it works for you. Its the newest one they want to transition too.

    • Heather | | Reply

      Me too. I am on att with my zte whirl which is net10 branded and I was having difficulty with my data connection. Everything working now with these settings!

  12. Revon | | Reply

    Samsung Note 3 cdma

  13. Revon | | Reply

    Hi I have a phone that was byod from Verizon but the only thing not working is mobile data.

  14. Lorrie | | Reply

    Need APN setting for net10 on byop Verizon phone droid ultra maxx

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Lorrie,
      You don’t set the APN for BYOP phones using Net10’s Verizon network. The phone sets them automatically. What is the problem you having?

  15. bryan | | Reply

    I have an HTC One M8 that’s a net10 phone running on Verizon. My data works just fine, it doesn’t get 4g but it gets +HSVP. The problem is I don’t get MMS. I’ve tried everything and it doesn’t work. I need help.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Byran,
      You can’t directly set the APN on a phone using Net10’s Verizon network. This is supposed to happen when the phone is activated. You might want to try calling Net10 support for help. You really want to get your call transferred to level 2 support for chance to get help.
      Regards
      Bob

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