Many people come to looking for help setting up Straight Talk or Net10 Wireless data, internet, mms picture messages, and group texts on their smartphone. I created the guides below for several of the different smartphones that I own. They show how to set you Data and MMS APN settings.

Straight Talk Wireless Data, Internet, and MMS Picture Messages APN guides

Nokia Lumia – Windows Phone 8

Net10 Wireless Data, Internet, and MMS Picture Messages APN guides

If you looking for a different phone, see How to Setup Straight Talk Data and MMS for your Android or other Smartphone


  1. Carolyn | | Reply

    For some reason, when porting a landline over to Tracfone on an iPhone 6 with latest iOS, I cannot set up the voicemail. It simply fails, erro ring out, even after a reset. Any ideas? Thanks.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Try long pressing 1 on in the phone’s dialer. Note if you are using Tracfone’s ATT network you will get regular voicemail not visual voicemail. With Tracfone’s Verizon network, you might get Visual Voice Mail. Also do you have cellular data and picture messages working…

  2. Serena Warren | | Reply

    I need help with receiving and sending mms messages through my phone. My partner has sent me a number of pics as I have tried sending him some and the ones I send wont send and only a few of the ones he has sent me has downloaded. It is honestly starting to tick me off and need help before I throw my phone out the window.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Without knowing which wireless company you use or what model phone you are using its hard to suggest a fix

  3. Peggy hill | | Reply

    Could you show me how to set up APN on a moto G (2nd Generation) I did a factory reset, and I need network to finish up and get back. I got a sim card from straight talk AT&T GSM devices.I can’t up date APN settings.

  4. will Jackson | | Reply

    Need help with net10 apn settings for at&t Samsung Galaxy s6 active

  5. Clarrissa | | Reply

    I have a LG Sunset that won’t send MMS messaged. I can’t seem to find that phone listed anywhere. I’m through Net10. How can I fix this? Thank you

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Do you know which Net10 network your phone is on ATT, Verizon, TMobile? Do you know what verizon of android the phone is using? look it settings usually under phone or device

  6. chris melvin | | Reply

    i have a galaxy s3 mini i can not add or change my apn need help please

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Chris,
      What network is your phone using? Straight Talk? Do you know which Straight Talk network?

  7. Crystal | | Reply

    Im trying 2 figure out how to receive pic message on my galaxy mega 6.3

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Crystal,
      If you are using Straight Talk wireless.
      Help Setting up Straight Talk Data and MMS on the Samsung Galaxy Mega Running Android 4.2

      For the Straight Talk ATT network, try setting the APN type to default,mms,wap. For the Straight Talk TMobile network, try setting the APN type to default,mms,supl.

      If you just transferred your phone number to Straight Talk, sometimes it takes a few days before you can receive MMS. I don’t know why, but I have seen that happen.
      Let me know how it goes.

  8. John hoing | | Reply

    Frustrated at missing all pictures, group texts from everyone’s vacations for last 2 years, finally found this site..APN default,mms,wap worked…a miracle. thanks

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Happy to hear you found us. For the record, what phone are you using?

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  9. Paige Wiswall | | Reply

    My galaxy mega won’t let me send pictures or videos. I have good service and my data is enabled. It just won’t go through to send. Need help soon. Thanks in advance!
    Btw, I have net10.

  10. Nancy Schoenstein | | Reply

    How to access voicemail on Blue cell w/o sim card?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Nancy,
      I am not sure how you would be using a BLU phone that doesn’t have a SIM card? what service are you using?

  11. Morgin Zimmerman | | Reply

    I have the blu studio 5.0 and can’t figure out how to set it up to straight talk how do I do this please help I really need a phone

  12. reggie | | Reply

    Want to start my internet on my HTC mini

  13. Duke | | Reply

    In own 2 Lg showtime smart phones from net 10. There both set up same. But I can’t get on the internet. So any can help I would be grateful.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi duke,
      Do you know if these phones are using Net10’s ATT, TMobile, or Verizon compatible network? Do they have a SIM card.

  14. Chan C | | Reply

    Hi there!

    Entering this forum because I am in desperate need of some help. Recently started using an unlocked Samsung Note 3 with Straight Talk. I bought the ATT sim card. Everything seems to be working fine except for my individual/group messaging. It seems to work for a few minutes then cuts out for a long time. A few minutes after I send a message in group chat I get a notification saying that the message failed to send. I try to resend it but nothing happens. An hour later I again try to resend, then the message finally goes through…an hour later! For me, this is an issue that cannot be ignored because I text more than I talk.
    I have downloaded multiple messaging apps thinking it was the app itself that was causing this and not the network service, but I have encountered the same problem with all apps. I got the APN settings directly from Straight Talk so I know I have the “right” one, but now I am wondering if there is another set of APN settings that I need to know about?

    Please help! 🙁

  15. Shelby | | Reply

    I have the samsung galaxy mega i527 and am using the at&t micro sim from straighttalk, my data works and i can text/call but phone will not send mms messages. Have tried the apn settings listed and from the ST website but have the same problem

  16. David | | Reply

    I have set the app type and still nothing.

  17. David | | Reply

    I have a galaxy note2 I am using it on straight talk I got everything working but I can’t send picture text or group can I fix this?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi David,
      Try setting the APN type.
      use default,mms,wap for the Straight Talk AT&T SIM or default,mss,supl for the Straight Talk T-Mobile SIM.

      • Chan C | | Reply

        I just read this post, I have default,mms,supl under APN Type but I have an ATT sim card, not T Mobile. Could this be the issue when it comes to my group messaging problem (it keeps cutting in and out. Works for a few minutes then completely stops working) or does it not make a difference?

        • Bob Thompson | | Reply

          Hi Chan,
          Its not uncommon to have issues with MMS picture messages and group texts when using Straight Talk. You could try changing your APN type to default,mms,wap and see if that helps. Those are generally the settings recommended for use with the ATT network. Give it a try and let me know how it goes.

  18. Lisa mercer | | Reply

    Blue studio phone will not send or receive picture messages

  19. Laura Courson | | Reply

    I have a Motorola and is a smartphone .Its has done wonderful but for some reason I can’t receive picture messages or send them anymore!

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Laura,
      I might be able to help you if you can share a little more information. For example, i don’t know what model motorola phone you have and which wireless company you are using.
      Let me know.

  20. Dewayne | | Reply

    Have a blue dash 5.5 wanting to know if I can activate with straight talk unlimited card

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Yes. You’ll nedd to get a Straight talk SIM card and sign up.

  21. kim | | Reply

    For sending pic mail

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Kim,
      I don’t understand your comment.

  22. Nicolette ruise | | Reply

    i have an unlocked galaxy note but when i tried to factory reset it it did but it is now stuck in samsung mode help me what do i do

  23. Belinda | | Reply

    Hi Bob,

    I have an unlocked phone – Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini model GT-I9191, Android 4.2.2. I can send MMS but cannot download MMS. I get the error “Message not downloaded. Review message and try again”. I’ve spent 2 days and 7 hours with Straight Talk. Reset the phone, set up the APN 5 differnt ways. I was told I’m getting the message but my phone is blocking the download so it’s an issue with the phone. I know others who have the phone and it works.

  24. troy | | Reply

    I have the galaxy S on at&t but have a straight talk sim card can you help me with the apn settings

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Troy,
      what version of Android does your phone use?

  25. shawntay | | Reply

    I have an AT T HTC 4.2.2 phone. I can not send or receive picture messages. I have tried all of the APN settings on the straight talk website nothing works. Please help

  26. ernestine coward | | Reply

    I have a at&t samsung galaxy 2 with straight talk I used the apn settings from the straight talk website but the wifi wont work please help

  27. lissette | | Reply

    I hope you can give me some advice. I have an LG – E970 phone with straight talk but on a At&t service. However my only problem is I am unable to receive picture mms mail and was hoping there is a way to to havet this feature actived on to my phone.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Lisette,
      Did you set up your APN Settings? what values are you using? What version of Android are you using?

      If you recently signed up for Straight Talk and transferred your phone number it may take a few days before you can receive MMS picture messages. I had the same issue. I set up three Straight Talk accounts. MMS worked fine for the two with new phone numbers. I could not receive MMS for the third, the one I transferred a number to. I tried the SIM in two different phone and it did not work. After a few days I decided to see if I could try to fix it, only to find it working.

      This is a common problem. You can also try setting your APN type to default, internet, wap or default, internet, supl. Some readers have had luck by trying different MMSC and MMS proxy values. Read both the following articles and the comments to see what has worked for others.

      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
      Let me know how it goes.

      • Erin | | Reply

        This is very helpful to me. I just transferred a number to straight talk bringing my own phone – Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – and it will not send or receive images or pictures. I will give it a few days, and if that doesn’t work, then I will work with the settings you have on another page.

        Unless you have another suggestion. 🙂


  28. Jessica | | Reply

    I have a tmobile zte concord v768 that I switched over to straight talk. Everything works except I can not get on the internet aand I am not able to send or receive picture texts. How do I fix it?

  29. Danielle | | Reply

    Hi I have a Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S2 and my internet and data stopped working. I haven’t updated anything. The phone won’t let me change the APN settings manually. Help I don’t know what to do!

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Danielle,
      Several people have told me this recently. I can try to help you as long as you understand that I don’t have a Galaxy SII to look at.
      Can you tell me if you are using:

      • the Straight Talk AT&T network-compatible SIM
      • the Straight Talk T-Mobile network-compatible SIM
      • the Straight Talk Verizon compatible network
      • the Straight Talk Sprint compatible network

      Does your APNs screen look like this? Does it look like this? If so, Do you have the new APNs page.

      Can you tell me what version of Android you are using?

  30. Kim H | | Reply

    Bob.. I have a samsung stratophere I have just activated with straight talk byop…
    It is activated and not working and I cannot figure out the apn thing.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Kim,
      Did you put a SIM in this phone? IS the a model number on the phone? I think this phone is for use on the Verizon network. Do you know if you are using the Straight Talk Verizon network?

  31. Lisa | | Reply

    I have a blu 4.5 advance phone. 4.2.1 Android.
    I’ve used the APN for android phones and my mms (pic texts) still isn’t working.
    Any ideas?

  32. Erin 'Pepper' lawrence | | Reply

    I really need some help. I, want to switch my assist wireless Verizon to straight talk. Or if have to switch HTC inspire 4g tovstraight talk. Please help!?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Erin,
      If you are trying to bring a Verizon phone to Straight Talk you need to go to the straight talk website and see if the phone is eligible. You’ll need to follow the instructions to enter the MEID from your Verizon phones to see if they can be used on the Straight Talk Verizon network.
      Looks like the site is down at the moment.

  33. Katy | | Reply

    i have a Samsung Captivate Glide from AT&T that im using on Straight Talk with the sim card program, but i can’t get my internet or multimedia messaging to work…ive tried the apn settings that the Straighttalk website had up, but they didnt work. i need my internet so i can do research for school. help?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Katy,
      Do know if what version of Android your phone is running?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      oh.. and did you put the straight talk SIM card in your phone? Do you know if you used the AT&T or T-Mobile one? Was the card blue or pink?

  34. kris | | Reply

    I have a brand newAT&T samsung galaxy appeal i827 which i did the byop with straightalk a week ago. everything works great except i cant recieve mms. ive tried many different APN combinations and called ST tech support, they blamed the phone. Do u have any ideas???

  35. ginger | | Reply

    I switched my att over to straight talk just as the directions stated. However, my phone still has att 3g in the top left corner. When i go to login to my att acct it has been disabled. And I still can not send MMS. Help please. Not sure what I need to do next.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Ginger,
      I am not sure what type of phone you have and which directions you followed. Let me know an I can help you.

  36. David | | Reply

    Hello, I bought a galaxy s4 that was originally set up with Verizon I’m on straight talk. Straight talk had me put in At&t sim card but I cannot send or receive picture text or get mobile data just home wifi. Please help straight talk support was no help.


      • David | | Reply

        Sorry that was no help I have no mobile internet at all. I have tried a variety of APN settings found online including AT&T settings which is the sim card straight talk told me to put in. Straight talk says because my phone was originally purchased thru Verizon and originally set up with Verizon that it is a CDMA phone and straight talk uses GSM technology and therefore I cannot get internet and MMS to send/receive picture texts. Is there anyway around this?

        • Bob Thompson | | Reply

          Hi David,
          I have never used a Verizon Galaxy S4 on Straight Talk. I am guessing your S4 is a SCH-I545. Looking at the specificaions
, it looks like that this phone is technically compatible with the AT&T network as well as the Verizon network.

          You have two choices trying to use this phone with Straight Talk. Register it as a BYOP phone on Straight Talk’s Verizon network or try to get it to work on their AT&T GSM network. The Straight Talk Verizon network only supports 3G, Verizon doesn’t let Straight Talk use their 4G LTE network. You could have registered your phone on Straight Talk as a BYOP CMDA phone. You can still try to transfer your service to from the GSM SIM to the CDMA phone through the transfer phone feature on their website.

          If you keep trying, you may solve the issue with using the phone on their ATT network. If you get it to work, you may get faster data speeds 4G or 4G LTE. You just need to figure out what the issue is.

          I’d start by focusing on data. Your APN is either tfdata or att.mvno. I’d do a full reset on the phone. Go into the APN settings. if there are any APN settings present. I’d note what they are, and remove them. Create a new APN. Set it to tfdata and test data with WiFi off.

          I’d look at the status bar and the settings. What network are you connected to. Do you see a 3G or H in your status bar?
          I’d look in settings,mobile networks, Network operators to make sure the phone is connected to HOME or ATT.

          I think it would be worthwhile trying to get the phone working with AT&T before going to Verizon. Let me know if you can follow any on this. I don’t have an S4 so I have to look at my Nexus 5 to give you some ideas of what to check.

  37. Celena | | Reply

    Hello, I recently bought the motorola g one. I my husband put the sims card in and switched my old phone to the new one (i have straighttalk also btw). I have loved the phone with everything except when I get away from wifi, my 3g doesnt show up and I cant get on the internet at all. The 3g symbol isnt at top of my phone either. I dont know what to do

  38. William | | Reply

    Need help with s4 with straight talk no data or MMS phone calls and text work I have tried every APN process and nothing seems to work . thank you

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi William,
      What type of S4 do you have? Was it from ATT, Verizon, Tmobile or Sprint? Are you trying to set up your phone on Straight Talk or Net10?

  39. Billie | | Reply

    I have a samsung galaxy s3 that’s on android 4.3 can you tell me how to set it up please right now I have no internet no mms pic. I can get WiFi only

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Billie,
      Are you using A ISM in this phone? What carrier are you using? Straight Talk? Net10?


  40. sandyC | | Reply

    Thank you for your Guide. I am having issues. I can get text and pic texts from some but not others. Their device and carrier don’t seem to matter. I can however get text and pictures from them if I group text them. Just can’t figure out how to get a regular one-on-one texting. I am on a brand Jew Moto G. Android 4.3? Straight talk
    Sim card was on my old iPhone.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi sandy,
      Plain text messages are sent and received using SMS. Picture messages and group texts are sent using MMS. If you have a problem with plain text messages you need to call straight talk. SMS should just work, there is nothing to set up. The guide is for setting up MMS and data.

      Your phone is brand new. I doubt it is the phone. You could try clearing your messages history. Do you still have that old iphone. Can you pop the sim back in and see if you have a problem with SMS?

      If support can’t help you. Ask them if they can send you a new sim. Maybe transferring your service to the new sim might help. Then again it could get worse, a lot of people are reporting progress receiving mms lately.

      I wish I had a better answer for you. If you have any more questions, let me know.

      Oh and a moto g? Cool how do you like it? Cool phone. Now LTE though, I wanted to try a moto x.


  41. Lynn | | Reply

    hello any body that can help me. I have an att samsung galaxy S4 with straight talk service and I can’t receive picture text

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Lynn,
      Did you set up the APN? what values are you using?

      • Fox | | Reply seem very knowledgeable and I hope you can help. I have an iphone 4 that I brought with me from Korea where I was on the Olleh service. The phone is unlocked but I’m fighting a losing battle to fully connect to straightalk. I have the activation kit with both Tmobile and AT&T sim cards. I finally got the T-Mobile to work (after updating to iOS7 but I can’t get the data to work. ST advised me (after several days of back & forth) to try the AT&T sim but now I’m back to no phone signal. Any and all advice is welcome. I wish I had found your site before trying this adventure but it’s too late now…HELP!!!!!

        • Bob Thompson | | Reply

          Hi Fox,
          Assuming you have the GSM iPhone 4 A1332 you iPhone should be more compatible with the AT&T network than the T-Mobile network. Is possible you are living in an area with poor AT&T coverage? Ask the people around you with phones if they are using AT&T.

          You should be seeing HOME or TFW in as the network, and if you have no bars you probably don’t have a signal. You can try going into settings and do a reset network settings and see if you get a better signal. Also remove any APN profiles you installed and do a hard reset. Hold home and lock buttons until the phone reboots and then test data.
          Try that. if it doesn’t work. leave another comment and I can tell you what else to try.

          • Fox | |

            Bob…I just wanted to say thanks for the assistance. My iphone is working with straighttalk now…I tried so many things that I’m not sure which one worked. I also updated the phone online which I hadn’t done in over a year. I don’t know how or if you get compensation for your time and knowledge, but you efforts are truly appreciated. By reading your postings I have learned more than I ever wanted to know about my phone and cell phones in general. THANK YOU!!!!

          • Bob Thompson | |

            Hi fox,
            Thanks for the comment. I am glad you got you phone working. When I signed up for prepaid wit net10 and straight talk I wanted to save money. I figured I’d write a little about choosing prepaid wireless. My guides on how to set up you phone have become pretty popular. I am working to build the site out over time. Check back every once in a while to see what’s going on here.

  42. heather passegger | | Reply

    I have gone through the guide for setting up my data and the mms pic texts three times now. all is well for a time being but then it reverts back and all data stops along with pic texts. it says no cellular network…??? the first time it worked for a month.. then a few days then one day? what should I do.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Heather,
      I have heard this problem before. Which iPhone are you using? Which APN? ATT or TMobile SIM? Straight Talk or Net10? Did you cut your SIM yourself?


  43. joe blunt | | Reply

    i have an iphone with net10 services. i am not sure which kind of iphone this is but everyone keeps saying it’s a 3. is that compatible with the iOS6 ya’l talkn bout? can you give me a clue because i have not a 1!!!

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Joe,

      What’s the model number on the back of the phone? Check the version of the software in the iPhone’s settings. You can plug the phone into a computer running iTunes and update it to the most recent version of iOS that it will run.

  44. Clinton | | Reply

    Need help settin upy data for my iPhone with straight talk

  45. Ron | | Reply

    I was able to get everything up and running on my iPhone. Great directions! However, I cannot send group mms/SMS messages. It will only send to one recipient at a time. I have an AT&T iPhone 4. Is this common and is there a fix?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Ron,
      Group Text messages rely on the MMS settings. Sometimes you need to tweak the MMS settings a little bit. Can you tell me which APN and other settings you are using?

  46. Sheniquia | | Reply

    For every having problem with stright talk not wanting to send pic message I hate to keep asking and asking but I can’t seem to get my pic message working. With stright talk I have the iPhone 4. Can u maybe do a YouTube video that would help me a lot. Step by step

  47. Paula | | Reply

    Help! FRUSTRATED. Cant connect to Safari on iphone4. Says I have no cellular service. Called net10 T.S. a zillion times. I have Unlimited service ready to change to AT&T. The xtra $10/month is almost worth it to end nightmare.

  48. J | | Reply

    Hi Bob,

    Great blog. I have 4 iPhones in my house all fully functional on STRAIGHT TALK. I just took the sim out of one of them, put it back in and now it has no mms and iMessage does not work. I am using the apn settings that follow tfdata. Any ideas? Private email is preferred as I have another message for you.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi J,
      You say that iMessage is not working? Do you have a data connection? can you browser, go to the app store, etc…


      • J | | Reply

        Ok iMessage started working. I cand send mms but can no longer receive mms. All was working fine until I took the sim out and then received phone update. Thanks

  49. Arley Elias | | Reply

    I have an iphone 4S running 6.1.2 and was able to send/recv pic txt until just two days ago. Net10 tech support tells me if my phone doesnt have the Cellular Data Network option to manually make some changes I will not be able to send/recv mms. However, I’ve never had a problem before. Please help!

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Arley,
      Who setup your iPhone with Net10? MMS does not normally work without a little effort. Are you sure MMS was working and that you were not using iMessage? Do you know the difference?


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