Help Setting up Straight Talk Data and MMS on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Running Android 4

Set up Your Access Point Name (APN) Settings

Look up your APN settings on the Straight Talk website and enter them into your phone’s APN settings. Test your data and internet connection. Once your data connection is working, then test MMS picture messages and group texts.

Look up Your APN Settings

Visit the Straight Talk Wireless Support website to look up you APN information.
Click here to visit the Straight Talk Wireless website. Enter your phone number and use Android 4.0 & 4.1 as your phone type and click Search. The website should display your APN settings.

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stapn2

Straight Talk Wireless uses there different APN settings:

Straight Talk Wireless APN Settings

stapn-tfdata

stapn-waptracfone

stapn-attmvno

The APN Settings from the Straight Talk web site may not exactly match the APN settings page in your smartphone. You may also need to enter some additional APN settings not supplied on Straight Talk’s website. Match the APN returned from the website to correct group below.

APN Settings

Name: tfdata
APN: tfdata
MMSC: http://mms-tf.net
MMS proxy: mms3.tracfone.com
MMS Port: 80
APN Type: default, mms, wap
MCC: 310
MNC: 410

 

Name: wap.tracfone
APN: wap.tracfone
Port: 8080
MMSC: http://mms.tracfone.com
APN Type: default, mms, supl
MCC: 310
MNC: 410

 

Name: att.mvno
APN: att.mvno
MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
MMS Proxy: 66.209.11.33
MMS proxy port: 80
APN Type: default, mms, wap
MCC: 310
MNC: 410

Set Up Your APN

After you have looked up the APN settings for your phone number, enter them into your phone’s settings. The steps below may not exactly match your phone. Each phone manufacturer seems to change the steps on their phone a little bit. Please leave a comment if you have corrections.

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Tap Wireless and Networks or More…
  3. Tap Access Points
  4. Tap Menu
  5. Tap New APN
  6. Tap Name
  7. Type a name (eg. tfdata, wap.tracfone, or att.mvno)
  8. Tap APN
  9. Enter your APN (e.g. tfdata, wap.tracfone, or att.mvno)
  10. Tap MMSC
  11. Enter your MMSC
  12. Tap MMS Proxy
  13. Enter your MMS Proxy
  14. Tap MMS port
  15. Enter your MMS port
  16. Tap MCC
  17. Enter your MCC (if not already previously entered)
  18. Tap MNC
  19. Enter your MNC (if not already previously entered)
  20. Enter Your APN Type (I recommend you only add this if MMS doesn’t work the first time)
  21. type in the values for your APN type from above
  22. Tap Menu
  23. Tap Save

Test Your Internet and Data Connection

To test your data connection, restart your phone, turn off your wi-fi, and use your web browser to visit some web pages and verify the display.

Restart Your Phone

It’s a good idea to restart your phone before testing your data connection.

  1. Press and Hold the Power key
  2. Tap Power Off
  3. Press and Hold the Power key until the phone starts

Turn Off Wi-Fi

Turn off your Wi-Fi, so your phone will try to use its data connection.

  1. Tap Menu
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap Wireless and Networks or More…
  4. Tap Wi-Fi ON to turn Wi-Fi OFF

Open Chrome or Your Browser and Visit Some Web sites

  1. Tap Home
  2. Tap All Apps
  3. Tap Chrome or your phone’s default web browser
  4. Tap the address bar
  5. Enter http://smartphonematters.com
  6. Verify smartphonematters.com is displayed.
  7. Visit several links on smartphonematters.com or other sites to make sure your Internet is working.

Results

If you are able to browser the Web, your internet / data connection works. Continue to Set up MMS Picture Messages and Group Texts

If smartphonematters.com is NOT displayed there is a problem with your APN.

  1. Repeat the steps above and edit your APN. Verify you entered the APN correctly and save
  2. If you have more than one APN in APNs list, try removing them.
  3. Repeat the steps to test your data and Internet connection.

If your internet or data connection still doesn’t work:

  1. Repeat the steps above to return to the APNs list.
  2. From APNs, Tap Menu
  3. Tap Reset to Default, re-enter your APN and try the steps again.

If your data connection still does not work, you can repeat trying the other two APNs listed above. If that doesn’t work, leave a comment on this page and we will try to help you.

Continue to the next page to test MMS picture messages


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10 Comments

  1. beth | |

    I am looking for the right apn settings for straight talk with an S4 mini. Thank u, Beth

    • Nolan Mans | |

      Name: Straight Talk
      APN: tfdata
      Proxy: proxy.mvno.att.com
      Port: 80
      User name: (leave this field blank)
      Password: (leave this field blank)
      Server: (leave this field blank)
      MMSC: http://mms-tf.net
      MMS proxy: mms3.tracfone.com
      MMS port: 80
      MCC: (do not make changes on this field)
      MNC: (do not make changes on this field)
      Authentication type: (do not make changes on this field)
      APN type: (do not make changes on this field)

      Save it turn your phone off then back on,

      • Bob Thompson | |

        Hey, a BB fan!
        I think you could remove proxy.mvno.att.com though and it would still work for you.

  2. Aminata | |

    As previously mentioned by someone else, I cannot download MMS messages to my straight talk galaxy s4 mini, nor can I send a photo message. Please help!

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Aminata
      Which APN settings are you using? Are you using a SIM card in your Mini? Do you know which Straight Talk network you are using? ATT or TMobile? or are you on the ST Verizon or Sprint network?
      Regards
      Bob

  3. Christen Boochie | |

    I just switched to Straight talk and we re unable to open mms (pics). I have tried the list of APN’s listed above, about 5 of the APN solutions listed on the thread that has 157 comments. And I even downloaded the offline SIM app.

    I have a factory unlocked Samsung smart phone that I bought from Best Buy’s marketplace. The OS is Ice cream sandwich.

    I would really appreciate your help.

    VR,

    Kristen

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