My Straight Talk Data and MMS stopped working for my iPhone!


Well, not mine but apparently a number of readers are reporting their data just stopped working. I am looking into this with some readers.

Here are a couple of reasons you data might stop working.

1. You updated iOS on your phone and your didn’t configure your APN.  See this guide to fix the problem:  How to Setup StraightTalk Wireless Data and MMS for your iPhone running iOS 6

2. You exceeded your data cap. StraightTalk as never officially confirmed it but many believe data is capped at 1.5GB


Have you been affected? Find a fix? Leave a comment.


Update 6/27

I did a little Internet search to see if I could find out what exactly these network carrier updates were. Several blogs are saying that there was an update for the Government alert system. your phone can receive alerts in response to emergencies. I have been receiving carrier updates with my Net10 AT&T network iPhone 5 and not lost my data. I haven’t tried MMS recently, I use iMessage for the few picture messages I send.



137 comments on “My Straight Talk Data and MMS stopped working for my iPhone!
  1. Amber C Woodson says:

    I have a iPhone 3GS and already switched in my ST SIM card but still not data service. How can I fix this?

  2. Steve McCauley says:

    I have a 64 GB iPhone 4S that never worked with straight talk before. The tfdata settings never worked on it. Only the wap.tracfone settings but I could never get MMS to work so I switched to Go Phone. Recently I wanted a new phone & tried an LG G3 on Verizon. I hated both the phone & the crappy Verizon service so I decided to switch back to my iPhone & tried straight talk again (AT&T). It took forever to get my # ported but that’s another story. Anyway I worked for hours today to try to get the APN settings to work. I was getting real sick of swapping SIMs. Then I found some useful info on Apple’s forums (surprising I know). This fixed my phone perfectly. Apparently ST had to change their proxy or whatever because of the federal notifications (Amber Alerts etc).

    This is for ST on AT&T…Go to on your iPhone with wifi switched on. Punch in your SIM number. Its the 15 digit number underlined on the card the SIM came in & it’s also on the card itself. Punch in which iPhone iOS version you have (6.1.3 for me) & it will try to tell you you need to “upgrade” but it’ll also list the APN settings you need. This is what worked for me perfectly. Once you’ve swapped to the T-Mobile SIM & see the APN settings on your phone swap back to your ST SIM & wait til you see the signal bars. Then punch in these settings & reboot the phone.

    APN: tfdata
    password not used
    APN: tfdata

    80 is your port & I believe is a separate line with iOS7 up.

    As soon as my phone restarted I went to Safari & confirmed data. Then I sent pics to my son (iPhone) & my dad (Android) & both pics went out immediately. The thing I’ve found about most of the steps for SIM swapping people say you need to do are completely unnecessary. You just go to settings>general>cellular & pop the T-Mobile SIM in until you see “cellular data” appear. Click that & then swap to your ST AT&T SIM. Wait for signal bars & then type in new APN settings. Exit settings & reboot. That’s it.

  3. Erin says:

    I have an iphone 4s using straight talk and all of a sudden my internet and picture messages aren’t working! PLEASE HELP!

  4. Kim says:

    I have iphone 4 and can’t send pictures or receive group messages. I can text and receive text. I have been able to send pics and do group messaging but just stopped! I didn’t do upgrade or anything!! My phone is jailbroke and running iOS 6 please help!! Thanks!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Kim,
      If you phone is using a Straight Talk ATT or Straight Talk TMobile SIM card, you may need to re enter your APN settings. Did you jailbreak this phone and set it up yourself or did someone do it for you.

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