How to Set up Straight Talk Data and MMS for the BLU Vivo 4.3 Running Android 4

This guide will show you how to set up data and MMS picture messaging for your BLU Vivo 4.3.

I do not own a BLU Vivo 4.3 smartphone myself, special thanks to smartphonematters.com reader, Melissa, for providing the screen shots. She was able to use the settings I provided to fix her problem problem sending MMS picture messages.

Steps

  1. Tap Home
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap More Settings
  4. Tap Mobile networks
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  5. Tap three dots. Tap New APN
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  6. Enter Name,APN,APN Type, MMSC, MMS Proxy, MMS PortMCC, MNC, Authentication Type, APN Protocol

    name: straighttalk
    apn: tfdata
    apn type: default
    mmsc: http://mms-tf.net
    mms proxy: mms2.tracfone.com
    mms port: 80
    mcc:310
    mnc:410
    authentication type: pap or chap
    apn protocol: IPv4

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  7. After entering the values…
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  8. Restart your phone
  9. Test your data connection using your web browser
  10. Test both sending and receiving MMS picture messages.
  11. Test group text messages if you use that feature

Leave a comment if this does not work and I may be able to help you.

8 Comments

  1. Kathy | |

    Thanks this helped fix my issue. BLU 5.0 Unlocked using on T-Mobile network.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Kathy,
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  2. deb | |

    I recently had problem with my message counter on my blu life pure. All things I saw to fix were to reset to factory settings. I did this and of course, the issue with the MMS messages came back as it as when I first got the phone. I found settings then and all worked fine until I had to reset. I had written those settings down and entered them as they were. I can get data (with the H next to the bars) but MMS will not work.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Deb,
      I’d recommend that you try to set up your APN again. Go to the APNs screen, and choose the option to Reset To Default. After that, edit each remaining APN to delete it until you have no APNs left on the phone. Now follow these instructions. Make sure to use the link in the instructions to look up the APN for your Straight Talk account. Make sure to set the APN type.
      Help Setting up Straight Talk Data and MMS on the BLU Studio 5s Running Android 4.1.2

      Let me know how it goes.
      Regards
      Bob

  3. Karen | |

    I have a samsung galaxy y and straight talk keeps giving me the apn settings of tfdata for picture messaging and They aren’t working to send pictures I have tried Everything I have a att compatible sim card i have straight talk service my network still says att not straight talk please help im trying a new setting now thanks

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Karen,
      Did you set the APN type? What did you use?
      Regards
      Bob

  4. peter | |

    STILL NOTHING SAY FAILED

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Peter,

      Two suggestions.
      Try
      APN: tfdata
      Port: 80
      MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
      MMS proxy: mms2.tracfone.com
      MCC: 310
      MNC: 410
      APN Protocol: IPv4

      Also try an app called Offline SIM from the Google Play store. I have not used it, a reader told me it worked for her though.

      Let me know how it goes.
      Regards
      Bob

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