Help Setting up Straight Talk Data and MMS on the BLU Life Play Running Android 4.2

This page explains how to set up your Straight Talk Wireless data, internet, MMS picture messages, and group texts on your BLU Life Play using Android 4.2. If you are unable to browse the web without wi-fi, send and receive MMS picture messages and group texts this page may help.

This page will show you how set your Straight Talk Wireless APN settings on your phone. Your data, MMS picture messages, and group texts won’t work unless you have set this up correctly. This page is only for people using a Straight Talk Wireless SIM with Straight Talk’s AT&T-compatible network or Straight Talk’s T-Mobile compatible SIM.

If you were searching for one of the following APN Settings or values, this page might just be what you are looking for. Don’t worry if you have any idea what these mean.

APN tfdata, att.mvno, wap.tracfone
MMS APN tfdata, att.mvno, wap.tracfone
MMS Proxy,,,
MMS Port
APN Type
MNC 410
MCC 310
APN Type default, mms, wap, supl

This page won’t help if your Life Play is using Straight Talk’s Verizon-compatible or Straight Talk’s Sprint compatible network. This page will also not help if you are unable to place and receive phone calls or send and receive SMS text messages. Contact Straight Talk Wireless support if voice service or SMS text message are not working.

Smartphonematters has a number of very detailed guides that explain how to set up Straight Talk APNs for iPhones, Android, and Windows phones we use. See our APN Settings Guides. We created this help page, and our other help pages for phones we don’t have, but readers have asked for help with, see our APN Settings Help if you are are looking for help with a different phone.

Continue to Page 2 to learn how to set up your Life Play


  1. ken moen | |

    hey bob i have blu life view 8.0 my stuff work recieve tex talk internet but my wifi doesnt connect to my home internet or any where else

  2. Brandi | |

    Hello Bob,

    I just got the Blu 4.8 HD and I have tried every combo that there is and NONE want to work. I have regular text no problem but no picture messaging. I’m on straight talk at&t network.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Is your cellular data working?
      Can you send pics? Can you receive them?

  3. Julian | |

    I was wondering if the same settings would apply for the Blu Life Pro? i have the Tmobile Sim in it right now and can receive Phonecalls and Txt Messages. i do not have Data connection or Internet.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      It should. Read and follow the instructions on all four pages and you should be good

  4. Jay | |

    How do I set up my voicemail for my BLU life play mini?

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Jay,
      Try long pressing 1 on the keypad.

  5. Lori | |

    I recently transferred my straight talk service to a new unlocked BLU life play 2 phone. I have adjusted the APN settings several times and talked with straight talk customer service for over an hour, with no luck. I do have data and can send group text but am unable to send or receive picture messages.
    Please let me know if you can help.

  6. cindy | |

    I have a blu studio 5c HD d535u and can’t seem to find the appropriate straight talk APN settings for it. I also wonder why I’m only able to operate on 2g network? I would be so grateful for some help please.

  7. Gena Ellensburg | |

    I can’t send pics with my Blue Life Play by using whatsapp or Bbm

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Gena,
      Did you set your APN type?

  8. tracie hopkins | |

    I have a blu dash jr dual simcard . I cant download anything it said I needed more memory I bought a 16 gb card and it still says memory is full I have nothing on it . I aso tired of this phone. please help

  9. Maryann | |

    Thank you so much!

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Maryann,
      Your are welcome.
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  10. Priscilla | |

    Hi Bob, I currently have it set on tfdata..

  11. Priscilla | |

    Hi Bob, I have tried all the combinations but maybe I’m not syncing them properly.. It’s all the ones that are on the straight talk site for this phone.. I can’t remember all of them.. I’ll take another look but I have been trying to fix this for a week now.. I bought the phone only 2 months ago.. I wish there were a just one combo and not so many, it’s difficult..

  12. Priscilla | |

    I have tried all the combinations and none of them seem to work.. I don’t know what more to do..

  13. Priscilla | |

    Yes I did have mms pic msgs before and it just stopped and I can’t send or receive pics.. I believe I updated my phone because it asked so I just hit yes, maybe that could be the cause..

  14. sharon | |

    Hello, i can receive mms messages but cannot send them. The check is given after sending them but the number never receives the mms picture messages. I have sent pictures to 5 different phone numbers and they are never received. Everything else works fine. I am on the verge of just sending the phone back.


    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Sharon,
      The issue probably isn’t the phone.
      Are you using Straight Talk’s AT&T network-compatible SIM or Straight’s Talk T-Mobile network-compatible SIM? Visit the Straight Talk website to look up your APN settings. Use your phone number and your phone type select  Android 4.0 & 4.1. What does the site return for your APN settings?


  15. Nicole | |

    I have a blu life one X and I can’t send picture messages however I can receive them please help I have a straight talk att compatible sim card in the phone everything else works great

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Nichole,
      Did you set your APN type?

      Are you using Straight Talk’s AT&T network-compatible SIM or Straight’s Talk T-Mobile network-compatible SIM? Visit the Straight Talk website to look up your APN settings. Use your phone number and your phone type select Android 4.0 & 4.1. What does the site return for your APN settings?


  16. Mark | |

    I need some help with my BLU Life Play and the APN settings. I just got straight talk and can’t download MMS photos. I can send MMS photos without difficulty.
    I have tried all 3 APN settings above and none have worked. Straight Talk customer service was no help.
    My phone as the the Android 4.2 jelly bean.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Mark,

      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, mms, wap or default, mms, 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.

      • Mark | |

        Thank you Bob. I will wait a few days and see what happens. Thanks.

        • Mark | |

          It has been a few days and still no MMS messages.

          • Mark | |

            It took about 5 calls to Straight Talk customer service. The MMS problem has been resolved. The APN setting given by Straight Talk and listed on this website worked AFTER Straight Talk did something on their end. Had to clear APN settings and go to default. Turn phone off, reenter APN numbers and restart phone.

    • Priscilla | |

      Hi Mark, it sounds like the exact problem I have except I can’t send nor receive.. I have the same phone as u Blu jelly bean 4.2

      • Bob Thompson | |

        Which APN settings are you using?

  17. William Zahran | |

    I can’t connect my phone data ???

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi William,
      Did you try each of the three APNs? Which SIM are you using? Straight Talk’s AT&T network-compatible SIM orStraight;s Talk T-Mobile network-compatible SIM.


  18. Lauren | |

    Hi Bob,
    I have a Blu Life One and I cannot send or receive MMS messages. I have gone over the APN settings with the techs at Straight talk and they cannot help me. Do you think that you can? My APN settings are:
    MMS Port:80

    Thank you so much.

      • Lauren | |

        I tried to see if it would work using the steps in your guide, but it still did not work. I made sure that the slashes were going in the correct direction, like you previously stated, but still nothing.

        Again thanks for all the help.

    • Priscilla | |

      I have the same problem except i did have it but now i don’t.. so aggravated 🙁 don’t know what to do, iv’e tried everything, all kinds of apn’s but none work..

      • Bob Thompson | |

        Hi Priscilla,
        What is the problem you are having? You can’t send or receive MMS picture messages? Are you saying it did work and then it stopped.

  19. davidmartinezmontalvo | |

    I tried all three they didn’t work

    • Bob Thompson | |

      what didn’t work? data?
      what do you see in the status bar when you try to load a web page?
      how many bar? Do you see a E, 2G, 3G or H?

  20. Gabe | |

    Running 4.2.

    Only APN that got data working was your wap.tracfone one (second option posted), but MMS still isn’t working. Any ideas? I can’t get picture messages.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Gabe,
      This is a common problem. Start by trying this.
      A reader suggested that with BLU phones you have to set the APN type as default, mms, wap for the ATT SIM and mms, and supl for the T-Mobile SIM.

      Let me know if it worked for you.

      • Gabe | |

        No luck. Using t-mobile sim — did the “default, mms, supl” for APN type. Need to have “default” checked because otherwise it switches automatically to another APN that came with the phone (that I can’t discard/delete). Any other ideas?

  21. Ashley | |

    I have an unlocked blu life play with a straight talk sim card. I don’t send many pic messages but my texting and calling work just fine, it just doesn’t let me use any of my apps without wifi. how can I fix this?

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