The screenshots in this guide display the network name, HOME. With the iOS 7.0.3 update the Straight Talk network name changed to TFW.
Setting up Your Data and Internet Connection
Your iPhone needs setup information for its data, internet, MMS picture messaging, and group texts to work. When you use your iPhone with AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, or Sprint service the phone automatically sets itself up. When you use your iPhone with Straight Talk service it sets itself up incorrectly and you need add the set up information yourself.
Apple made sure the iPhone automatically sets itself up so that AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint customers don’t have to. Apple is working to do the same for Straight Talk customers but it’s still is 100% so you might need to set the phone up yourself.
This guide is will show you step by step how to enter this setup information. This setup information includes your Access Point Name (APN), Multimedia Message Service Center (MMSC) and MultiMedia Message Service Proxy (MMS Proxy). You may not know what they heck any of that means or where to find that information, but this guide will help you with that.
The first section of this guide will show you how to use the Safari web browser to install a file on your iPhone that will set up your data connection. The second section will show you how to go into your iPhone’s Settings to enter this information directly.
Follow the guide. There are some tricky parts. This doesn’t require technical skills. Just read and carefully follow each step.