This article explains how to set up your Straight Talk Wireless’APN on your Google Nexus 5 with Android 5 so you can:
- Use your cellular data connection
- send and receive MMS picture messages
- send and receive group texts
These instructions only work for Straight Talk customers using Straight Talk’s AT&T compatible network or Straight Talk’s TMobile compatible network. These instructions will not fix problems with voice calls, SMS text messaging, or voicemail. These instructions will not help if your using Straight Talk’s Verizon CDMA network. Stop reading and leave a reply below for more information. I used my Nexus 5 with Android 5.1.1 as a reference for this article.
Looking Up Your APN
Visit the Straight Talk website to look up the APN settings for your specific phone number. See Looking up Your Straight Talk Wireless APN Settings. Your APN will be either RESELLER, wap,tracfone, att.mvno, or tfdata. Choose the appropriate article below to set up your specific APN.
Setting up Your APN
Choose the article below for your specific APN.
1. Setting the Straight Talk Wireless’ RESELLER APN…
2. Setting the Straight Talk Wireless’ wap.tracfone APN …
3. Setting the Straight Talk Wireless’ att.mvno APN…
4. Setting the Straight Talk Wireless’ tfdata APN…
Your Cellular Data Connection
After setting up your APN try using your cellular data connection to access the Internet. To do this. turn off Wi-Fi and use Chrome, or your phone’s web browser, to visit some Web sites.
Sending and Receiving MMS Picture Messages
Many people like to exchange pictures as part of there text messages. Picture messages use MMS, and your MMS APN needs to be set up correctly. Try sending and receiving a few picture messages. Send a friend a picture message. Include text asking her to reply if she received the picture, and to include a picture with her response. Verify you receive the picture message.
Sending and Receiving Group Text Messages
Group text messaging is when you send or receive text messages between one than one person. Like picture messages, group texts use MMS. So, if you use group text messages, make sure you can send and receive messages after setting up your APN. If you don’t use group text messages, you can skip this step.
Hopefully at this point, your cellular data connection, MMS picture messages, and group texts are all working properly. Please take a moment to leave a reply for help. If these instructions worked for you, great, share that with the other readers. If you had a problem and something isn’t working, let me know and I will try to help you.