Setting Your Straight Talk Wireless’ APN on your Google Nexus 5 with Android 5 (Lollipop)


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.


  1. mischele | | Reply

    I have a note 3. Every apn I try fails to work. I have a t mobile phone. Galaxy Note 3. Please send me the correct apn.

  2. Britt | | Reply

    I have a Nexus 4 with ATT Straight talk and version 5.1.1. My data and messaging (picture and group) stopped working after my system updated a few months ago. I have not been able to fix the issue and I’ve tried everything I can come across. I have tried all 4 of the options you list above for APN settings and none of the options seem to work for my phone.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      If possible try you sim in a different phone to make sure data works.
      Use the link in the article to look up your APN on the straight talk web site.
      On your phone, do a result to defaults on the APN page.
      Edit and delete any APN settings there
      Add a new APN with your APN settings.

  3. Christina | | Reply

    Desperately looking for information on how to resolve this issue on my phone. I had an iPhone up until a few days ago when I got the google nexus. I am on the Verizon cDNA network with straight talk

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Are you able to access the APN settings on your phone?

      • Christina | | Reply

        Yes I am

        • Bob Thompson | | Reply

          Try this APN. A reader shared it with me, said it worked for her. Please let me know how it goes for you.
          Proxy: Not set
          Port: Not set
          Username: Not set
          Password: Not set
          Server: Not Set
          MMS proxy: Not set
          MMS port: Not set
          MCC: 311
          MNC: 480
          Authentication type: Not set
          APN type: default, dun, stdhipri, supl
          APN protocol: IPv4/IPv6
          Bearer: LTE
          MVNO type: None

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