How to Set up Net10 Web, Data, and MMS for Your iPhone Running iOS 7

 

As part of a recent carrier update, also included with iOS 7.0.3, the network name in  your status bar will show TFW instead of HOME.  So anywhere you see HOME in the text or screenshots in this guide know that TFW is acceptable.

Setting up Data by Installing a Net10 Wireless APN Profile

227-profiles-install-net10-profile-done-highlighted This section shows you step-by-step how to set up your data connection. It will only set up your data connection, not MMS picture messaging. The next section of this guide shows how to set up both data and MMS picture messaging.

Even if you want both data and MMS to work, follow this section first. It will be much harder to get MMS working later if you haven’t followed this section. If for some reason you cannot get data working following this section, you have a much bigger problem than getting MMS working.

To set up data and MMS on your iPhone, you have to configure the Access Point Name (APN) and some addtional values. When you use your iPhone with AT&T and T-Mobile your iPhone automatically sets up these values. When you use Net10 Wireless, you have to set them up yourself. Net10 Wireless uses three different APN values (att.mvno, tfdata, and wap.tracfone). You need to find the APN that was assigned to your account as that is the only one that will get your data (and later MMS) working.

You can configure the APN on your iPhone by downloading an APN profile from the Net10 Wireless web site. An APN profile is simply a configuration file that installs on your iPhone and sets the APN. Since Net10 Wireless uses three different APNs, they have three different APN Profiles on their web site.


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