Help with Straight Talk Data and MMS APNs for Blu Vivo 4.3

A reader, Melissa, asks…

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?


Hi Melissa,

I don’t have a Blu Vivo 4.3 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.

Regards
Bob


How To Setup Data and MMS Picture Messaging on your Blu Vivo 4.3 Running Android 4.0

  1. Tap Settings
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  2. Tap Settings
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  3. Tap More Settings
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  4. Tap Mobile Networks
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  5. Tap Access Point Names
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  6. Add Your APN here
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  7. Tap Menu
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  8. Enter the following values.

    name: straighttalk
    apn: tfdata
    apn type: default
    mmsc: http://mms-tf.net
    mms proxy: mms2.tracfone.com
    mms port: 80
    mcc:310
    mnc:410
    authentication type: pap or chap
    apn protocol: IPv4

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11 comments on “Help with Straight Talk Data and MMS APNs for Blu Vivo 4.3
  1. Jack H says:

    Thank you for your efforts here Bob. Unfortunately, none of these suggestions helped with my Blu Vivo 4.3 MMS issues on StraightTalk. I found the following settings that worked.

    Name: STRAIGHT_TALK
    APN: wap.tracfone
    Proxy: 216.155.165.40
    Port: 8080
    MMSC: http://mms.tracfone
    MMS Proxy: 215.155.165.40
    MMS Port: 8080
    MCC: 310
    MNC: 260

    The original settings suggested MNC=410 but that would not allow me to save the new APN. Changing to 26 did the trick.

    I found these at:
    http://apn-settings.com/straight-talk-mms-not-working/

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Jack,
      Thank you for leaving a comment. For other readers, it should be MMSC: http://mms.tracfone.com not MMSC: http://mms.tracfone
      That is a good site. I actually have those settings listed in some of the guides on the site. I need to figure out a way to consolidate the list on APNs so that everyone can find them. How did you come up with 260 for the MNC?

      And could I impose on you for a favor? Would you mind going to http://www.straighttalk.com/wps/portal/home/support/apn , entering your phone number and your version of Android and seeing what values Straight Talk tells you you should be using. I am curious if these settings are really the ones Straight Talk assigned to your account, or they just are ones that work for you.

      Regards
      Bob

  2. Clarece Cole says:

    I got a new blu life pure and have done the apn and have checked it all to make sure correct and I still can’t get internet or picture messaging on my phone. I was wondering about the data connection option on the phone it shows att and off. I am really frustrated and have went through many websites with no luck…any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Clarence,
      I am not sure which “data connection” setting you are referring to but if you can turn it on please give it a try. Focus on getting data to work, then MMS.
      When you test your data connection do you see a H, 3G, or some other network indicator in your status bar?

      Regards
      Bob

      • Clarece Cole says:

        I am not sure how to test data connection. I have nothing showing besides the network indicator. Willing to try ANYTHING!!! APN settings as follows:

        straight talk
        tfdata
        default,mms,wap
        not set
        80
        not set
        not set
        not set
        http://mms-tf.net
        mms3.tracfone.com
        80
        310
        410
        not set
        IPv4
        IPv4
        anp enabled (then checked box)
        unspecified

        When I open up the mobile network settings there is a “data connection” “data roaming” “preferred networks” “network mode” “access point names” and “network operators”…was wondering if maybe something besides the APN is wrong in one of those.

  3. Jack H says:

    When I enter the info above and click the save option, nothing happens. The new APN does not show up in the available APN’s. Am I missing a step?

  4. Melissa says:

    Dear Bob,

    For future reference, those are them. The change to 2 made all the difference.

    Thanks for all the help and expertise!

  5. Melissa says:

    Firstly, thanks a lot.

    So far I’ve gotten my data up and I can receive mms, but I still can’t send any. I got on the phone with straight talk and these are the settings I have currently:

    name: straighttalk
    apn: tfdata
    apn type: default
    mmsc: http://mms-tf.net
    mms proxy: mms3tracfone.com
    mms port: 80
    mcc:310
    mnc:410
    authentication type: pap or chap
    apn protocol: IPv4
    proxy, port, username, and password not set.

    I have the ATT compatible sim.

    Again, thanks in advance for any help you can give. I know that you can’t promise to fix it, but the effort is much appreciated.

    Melissa

    • Bob Thompson says:

      Hi Melissa,
      this is great progress. Really good. I always add the disclaimer when I offer help because sometimes people don’t want to try a bunch of different options unless they are proven.

      I am going to assume you made a typo above. mms3tracfone.com should be mms3.tracfone.com

      try changing mms3.tracfone.com to mms2.tracfone.com and see if that helps. It works for a lot of iPhone users.

      Regards
      Bob

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