Help with Straight Talk Data and MMS APNs for Android 4.2.2

A reader, Corey asks…

I have a Chinese Android 4.2.2. With Straight  Talk  ATT SIM card. I got my internet working. But still no MMS pic messages. Can u help me with this?
Thank you

Hi Corey,
I don’t have the Chinese Android 4.2.2. phone myself but I do know the APN settings that Straight Talk uses. I am willing to try to help you. I can’t promise we will be able to get it to work. It also may require a little effort on your part. I set up this web page so we can keep track of the steps.
Leave a comment here if you would still like some help.

67 comments on “Help with Straight Talk Data and MMS APNs for Android 4.2.2
  1. Crystal Pugh says:

    Cannot use my mms?!?@??@

  2. michelle says:

    Hi I have a Chinese android 4.2.2 samsung galaxy mega. I have a net10 sim card on att network. When I first set up the apn eveything was working on the wap apn settings. I bought a new time card and it stopped working all of a sudden so I messed around with it and changed apn settings to the tfdata settings Internet started working and I can send picture mail to others and they receive it but when they send me picture mail it will not download..please help if you can Thanks..

    Also I have the net10 sim card that operates att

  3. BEVERY BUTLE says:

    I have the chinese 4.2 android GT-9500 and I’m not able to get internet. Please help

  4. Delta wells says:

    I have a HTC inspire 4g and can’t get ANY of the apn settings to work!! Please help me!!

  5. Christy says:

    Hi I am using a cubot phone with straight talk bring your own phone and I am having problems with both my internet spee (very slow) and texting (I am able to send and receive text messages to some numbers but not to other numbers). Can you please help?

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Christy,
      The comments on this site are moderated so you don’t need to leave the same comment several times.

      You mentioned that your Cubot phone is slow. I suspect you are only getting a 2G data connection. Look in the status bar on your phone and I bet you’ll notice a 2G or an E indicating a slow 2G data connection. I don’t know which Cubot model you have or if you are using the Straight Talk AT&T network-compatible SIM or the Straight Talk T-Mobile network-compatible SIM. But I suspect your phone has limited compatibility with the network you are trying to use it on.

      These phones are relatively inexpensive because they offer very limited support for 3G data networks. Changing SIMs might help, depending on where you live.

      As for the second issue. If you can’t send regular text messages, you’ll need to call straight talk. If you are having trouble with group text messages or sending picture messages you’ll need to set up your APN correctly.

      Try following the Nexus 5 guide. How to Set up Straight Talk Wireless Data and MMS on Your Nexus 5 Running Android 4.4


  6. adilene guerrero says:

    I have a HTC droid DNA I have it with straight talk everything works txt calling and internet except sending and receiving pictures threw message what can I do?

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Adilene,
      The Droid DNA is a verizon network phone. Are you using it with the Straight Talk AT&T network-compatible SIM, the Straight Talk T-Mobile network-compatible SIM, Straight Talk’s Verizon compatible network, or the Straight Talk Sprint compatible network?

      Did you set up the APN? which values are you using?

      • adilene guerrero says:

        I’m using att compatible and my Apn setting are
        Apn: tfdata
        Mmsc: htt.//
        Mms proxy:mmm3.
        Mms port: 80
        Mms protocol: wap 2.0

  7. Jennifer Simmons says:

    I have a Chinese android 4.2.2 I can’t receive nor send MMS messages. I know how to add apns I just don’t know which one is the right one.

  8. jennifer spencer says:

    I have a android 4.2.. I have used all three provided vpns… still get extremely slow internet and no mms. im lost at what else to do!!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Jennifer
      What phone do you have? Are you using the straight talk att or straight talk tmobile sim? Do you see an E inypur status bar when you are using data and it is slow?


      • Angel says:

        Hey i have tmobile straighttalk and i cannot get my internet working. It shows bars at the top with the letter G and R ive tried everything looked all over the internet cant figure it out very frustrating.

        • Bob Thompson says:

          Hi Angel,
          What type of phone is this and what model? Can you send me a screenshot of the status bar? Press and hold the power button and volume down button at the same time.


  9. Hey Bob,
    Under APN TYPE I checked default, mms, supl, and left wap unchecked.

  10. Hi Bob,
    I tried to enter a new APN. They all worked. I still can not get the internet to work without connecting to WIFI. Do you have another suggestion?

  11. Name – Straight Talk
    Apn – tfdata
    Port 80
    Mms proxy
    Mms port 80
    Mcc 310
    Mnc 410
    Authentication type not set
    Apn type default,supl,mms

    Here is what I have can someone please tell me if I have it right?

  12. Can someone please post the APN settings that they used for the Chinese 4.2.2 for straight talk? I am confused are you all saying to add something after the sim card is detected by the phone?

  13. Kevin says:

    I’m late to the party maybe, but I’m having some similar issues. I have the BLU Studio 5.5 with Android 4.2, and I’ve used the settings laid out by ST along with the APN type being set to include wap and mms. My data works perfectly and I am able to send MMS, but I cannot download them. I just get an option to download when someone sends me a picture, and then it errors out saying it will try again later.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Kevin,
      See Help with Straight Talk and Net10 MMS Picture Messages. Make sure to follow any links on the page.

      • Kevin says:

        I have followed all of those steps, and contacted Straight Talk support regarding the issue. I have not found a combination of settings that work over the last 4 days. To say that I’m frustrated doesn’t do it justice.

        • Bob Thompson says:

          Hi Kevin,
          Yes. It is frustrating. I am setting up a new Straight Talk BYOP tonight and I have the same problem. Did you call Tracefone Executive resolution? I have one reader who swears by them.

          • Kevin says:

            I haven’t yet… I’ve been toying with the idea of activating on a go phone, but I don’t know if it’s my BLU Studio 5.5 or the carrier that is giving me troubles.

          • Bob Thompson says:

            Hi Kevin,
            It’s hard to know with your particular problem. Many people are having problems receiving mms with straight talk. There is no doubt a problem with receiving mss on straight talk. But if you goole search for the problem about getting an mms but not being able to download the picture, you see that many android users have this problem on other carriers too.

            I set up another straight talk account this week and it has the same problem. Tried the sim in both my iphone and my android phone, and I know mms work with those phones with my other sim.

            I am not sure what to tell you. If you need mms you might want to try net10, AIO, pay go,or h20. These all use the att network. I spent some time trying to fix my new account but it is t working yet. Fortunately, I don’t need mms myself.

            You could try transferring to a new sim. I also saw a comment on the site that one readers phone started working after a new billing cycle.

            Let make know how you make out. I am going to be reviewing some of these other services soon.

  14. Mary Cahoon says:

    I have a samsung galaxy 3 using straight talk cannot send MMS

  15. Desirae says:

    I have put in several different APN listings for my chinese Android 4.2. Well all the ones I can see on this page. I can only text if I have wi-fi. Any suggestions?

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Straight talk uses three different apns: tf data, att.mvno, and wap.tracfone. Try each APN and see if you can get data working. Don’t worry about mms yet. Try powering off you phone before trying each APN.


  16. Larry says:

    I have AT&T based galaxy s4 active just change to straight talk. my internet is slower than dial up and I am unable to send and receive MMS text plain text works fine

  17. Larry says:

    I have an s4 active from att. I’ve changed to straight talk for the data plan. The Internet is super slow. (Slower than dialup) it takes me about 24 hours to send myself an mms text. Any help would be awesome. I’m running android 4.2.2

  18. David says:

    Thanks Bob, I cleared the cache already.
    I can’t forward the picture to an e-mail,
    So I may have to resolve telling a sender to send the picture to my email
    Once again I appreciate your help

  19. David says:

    I tried the combinations you listed unfortunately they do not work. For the heck of it, I put in tfdata, and left the other settings blank. I still had internet, text, could send pictures, could not recieve them. Thanks for your help

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi David,
      Many ST customers are having this problem. Using all sorts of phones. I had one android reader that updated here system software and it fixed the problem. Another went into the service menu and cleared his cache to fix the problem. Let me know if you want to try the clearing the cache.


  20. David says:

    I tried the combinations you listed unfortunately they do not work. For the heck of it, I put in tfdata, and left the other settings blank. I still had internet, text, could send pictures, could not recieve them. Thanks for your help

  21. David says:

    I really appreciate you taking my question. I have used the standard APN that Straight Talk says is correct for this phone.
    Name – Straight Talk
    Apn – “ (no dots or quotes)
    Proxy -not set
    Port 80
    Mms proxy
    Mms port 80
    Mcc 310
    Mnc 410
    Authentication type not set
    Apn type internet+mms+supl
    I have used the numbers in the posts prior to mine, without any luck, called straight talk, samsung,at&t, no luck. I have ice cream sandwich. Samsung reset the phone, I tried hindsent, no luck. I make sure my data is on. I have worked hours on this for three weeks, and I really appreciate you taking your time to help me.

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi David,
      MMS on Straight Talk is a tricky thing. First, you need to find the correct settings for your account. Then if they don’t work, sometimes you can tweak them.
      We will have to walk through some permutations.

      Did you try changing Mms proxy to Mms proxy

      If that does not work, try
      APN: tfdata
      MMS Proxy:
      MMS Port: 80
      MMS Proxy–
      MMS Port 80


    • lindsey says:

      Thank you david, this worked for my Chinese Android phone.. the people did not tell me to select mms and supl on the apn type. thanks again.

  22. rakeesha says:

    I have a Chinese Android and I’m not able to download the pic messages

  23. David says:

    I have a samsung captivate glide I927
    I am on straight talk with a straight talk at&t sim card
    I can not get pictures from text
    I use the standard Apn settings from straight talk and I have tried the different apn settings on this site.
    I took out the mmsc settings and the mms settings. Oddly I still get internet, and can send mms messages, and recieve messages. I can send pictures, but I still can not get pictures, says download failed. I am at the end of my rope with this. Would appreciate any assistance, thanks

  24. Lucy says:

    I have a chinese android 4.2 and i need all the APN settings . Help ?

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Lucy,
      Straight Talk uses three APNs. tfdata, att.mvno, and wap.tracfone. Do you know how to set the APN? If not ask? If you do, try each of the three for the APN field only. Set the APN, reboot the phone, turn off wi-fi, and test data. Can you do that or do you need more help. Once you find the correct data APN you can focus on getting MMS to work.

  25. julie says:

    I have a Chinese android 4.2.2 just activated yesterday cannot make/receive calls, unable to dial any reprogramming tools and needed correct apn settings. Can you help? Thanks.

  26. Bob Thompson says:

    Hi Lauren,
    There are many things still left to try. I just pointed to the obvious. I moved our comments to the BLU Life page.

    Use the link to the Straight Talk on this page to make sure you are using the correct settings.

    1. Make sure you remove all the other APNs on the APNs page
    2. try adding an APN type. Try default, internet, wap and is that doesn’t work default, internet, supl

    Many people get MMS working by changing the MMS Proxy and MMSC.
    See 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


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