How to Set up Straight Talk Wireless Data and MMS on Your Nexus 5 Running Android 4.4

Test Group Text Messages

If you use Group Text Messages, you should test them now. Test both sending and receiving group texts, as sometimes Straight Talk Wireless customers tell me they have problems either sending or receiving MMS. Make sure your group texts are sent and received using MMS and not some other service.


Finishing Up

If you made it to the end of this guide, I hope you were able to get both your Straight Talk Wireless data and MMS working with your Google LG Nexus 5. If you have problem, leave a comment on this page and I will try to help.

Please leave a comment and let me know if the guide worked for you and which settings you used. Your comments help me improve the guide and help other readers too. When other readers see that the guide worked for you, it gives them the confidence to try.

127 Comments

  1. Cathy | | Reply

    Having difficulty getting Internet on my lG nexus 5, att. Nvm I not working.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Cathy,
      Did you use the link in the article to look up your APN? Was it att.mvno?

  2. anna | | Reply

    I’ve got a Blu 5.0 HD LTE on straight talk. Data works. MMS doesn’t. Tried several apns still no luck. Help!

  3. Amanda | | Reply

    I have a BLU studio 5.0 running android 4.4. I have used both the mms3.tracfone and mms2.tracfone but I still can’t send or receive MMS. I am on tfdata APN.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Try setting your APN type to default,mms,wap
      set your mms proxy as mms3.tracfone.com

  4. robbie | | Reply

    I have a moto x that I just transfered to straight talk byop today. I can make and receive calls but can’t access internet or send MMS messages. I have tried all the APN settings on this page. My operating system is android 4.4.2. Can u please help me

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Robbie,
      Did you follow the link in the article and go to the Straight Talk website to look up your APN? if not do that. Then from the APNs page in Settings, do a reset to defaults. Edit any remaining APNS and delete them. Create a new APN and enter your values.

  5. Bridget t | | Reply

    I have a zte midnight net10 phone brand new and I can’t use data or send pics. I’ve tried this. It came with a sim already installed.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      When you activated the phone where their any instructions about setting up the APN? Did you try to set up the APN?

  6. cody | | Reply

    I can not get the moto x 4.4.2 to work at all no matter what ive tried

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Cody,
      That is not much to go on. Are you using Straight Talk? Which Straight Talk network? what’s the model number of your moto X? What isn’t working? voice calls?
      text messages? data? MMS?
      Did you look up your APN settings? what did the Straight Talk site say your APN is?

      Regards
      Bob

      • cody | | Reply

        Ill send you screen shots and the straight talk apn site doesnt really help I cant get Data or mms and yes im using it on straight talk the calls and text work fine its originally an at&t phone when I get home ill get the model number and ect for you

  7. Ellen | | Reply

    just got moto x dev edition. internet is not working after it upgraded to 4.4
    I’m using the older att straight talk sim
    when first booted and entered the older apn settings it was working, after the phone updated, i cant seem to get it right

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Ellen,
      Try this. Go to the APNs screen in settings. Choose the reset to default option. Then edit any remaining APNs and delete them. Then create a new APN for Straight Talk. If it doesn’t work try setting your APN type to default,mms,wap.

      Let me know how it goes.
      Regards
      Bob

      • Ellen | | Reply

        didn’t work. my current settings are:
        apn: att.mvno
        mmsc: http://mms-tf.net
        mms proxy: mms3.tracfone.com
        mms port: 80
        apn type: default,mms,wap

        i can receive and send text, phone calls. but no internet.
        have tried the different apns with no luck.

        • Ellen | | Reply

          oops, not true. now i cant sent receive texts. will have to change back some settings

          • Ellen | |

            ok, receiving texts and phone calls, but no data

          • Bob Thompson | |

            Hi Ellen,
            Did you use the link in the article to look up your APN settings? What are they?
            Regards
            Bob

          • Ellen | |

            att.mvno
            proxy.mvno.tracfone.com
            80
            http://mmsc.cingular.com
            mms3.tracfone.com
            80

            I tried the default,mms,wap, didn’t work
            i tried different apn
            nothing has worked…so far

          • Bob Thompson | |

            Hi Ellen,
            So your data doesn’t work at all?

  8. Renee | | Reply

    I have a Blu Dash 5.0+ phone. I can access the internet. Send SMS make in and out going calls. I can send MMS but Can’t receive them. I bought my straight talk starter kit from walmart. Can u assist?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Renee,
      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.
      Regards
      Bob

  9. Susy | | Reply

    Bob I followed every step you said but only the internet is working on my galaxy s3 mini android 4.4.1 I cant recieve or send mms..pls help

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi. Susy,
      Make sure to set the APN type.

      Before you start, you might want to go to the APN settings page, do a Reset to Default, then edit each existing APN and delete it. That way you are starting with a fresh APN.

      Make sure to test both sending and receiving.

      Regards
      Bob

  10. Erica | | Reply

    Hi,
    I recently had a Nexus 5 given to me and bought the straight talk byop activation kit. I’m having problems getting the internet set up. I called straight talk, they have me APN settings, but it still didn’t work. The representative told me that my phone was running off of T-Mobile, yet when searching for network operators, only at&t comes up, which she said could be because at&t is the dominant network in my area. She told me to wait a max of 24 hours and if the internet still didn’t work, to call nexus so they could configure the phone to run t mobile instead of at&t. I can call and text, just no internet. Does what she told me make any sense to you? Do you have any other fixes besides calling nexus?
    Thanks!!

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Erica,

      If you bought the activation kit at Walmart, it has both Straight Talk T-Mobile and Straight Talk ATT SIMs in the kit.
      Straight Talk Wireless Bring Your Own Phone Activation Kit SIMS Packaged Incorrectly.

      It’s possible you did not set up the APN correctly. It’s also possible the TMobile network doesn’t have great coverage in your area. Look at your status bar, do you see LTE, like in this picture. http://smartphonematters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/nexus5-0040-home.png. If not, what do you see? if you see a 3G, H+, or LTE you should be able to get data working.

      It’s possibleStraight Talk ATT network might be a better choice. You can transfer your service from the Straight Talk TMobile SIM to the Straight Talk ATT SIM from the Straight Talk website.

      Do you have the Straight Talk ATT SIM?

      BTW.. Your phone is a Google LG Nexus 5. Its a great phone. It’s a Google product. Made by LG, but sold by Google.

      Regards
      Bob

      • Erica | | Reply

        Bob,

        Thanks for your help! I switched the Sim to the at&t Sim and once the number ported over it worked perfectly. I am having trouble sending and receiving mms’s tho. I followed your guide and my APN setting are actually the same as yours, but I’m not able to send or recieve. Any ideas?
        Thanks!
        Erica

  11. dalton | | Reply

    I have a blu neo 4.5 running KitKat 4.4. I have everything but MMS working. I tried all the values for the APN, and then some, but nothing works. I have an att net10 sim and att.mvno is the only APN that allows data. But no MMS whatsoever. I’m deaf, so calling net10 is out of the question, though I have had a friend call and it didn’t do any good. I’ve always considered myself fairly knowledgeable about androids, but I’m stumped this time.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Dalton,
      Use the link in the guide to look up your APN settings on the net10 website. You can confirm that your APN is att.mvno that way. I’d start by going into the APN screen and adding an APN type of default,mms,wap – opwer cycle the phone and test. If that doesn’t work Id try a reset to defaults on the APNs screen. Delete any APNs that are automatically added. Create a new one, and add your values back in.

      You can also chat with a live Net10 agent here
      https://www.facebook.com/NET10Wireless/app_124192170958476

  12. Justin | | Reply

    I recently swited over to Net 10 BYOP for my Nexus 5. I have tried all the seetings you have mentioned and I am able to send MMS on tfdata but unable to receieve them. I get the message to click to download but I am unable to download. Any suggestions on how to get this resolved?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Justin

      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.
      Regards
      Bob

  13. anthony | | Reply

    I have a HTC one running on android version 4.4.2 previously an at&t phone my pic messaging is not working and I tried all the apn setting provided need help please thank you.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Anthony,
      Did you test both sending and receiving? Can you do either?
      Regards
      Bob

      • anthony | | Reply

        No I cannot do either send or receive if tried all those apns nd also tried a reset on my phone and nothing still waiting to hear bck frm straight talk

  14. TINA HERROD | | Reply

    My phone esnt working like it did..its running slow. WON’T LET ME GET ON CHROME/GOOGLE..YOUTUBE..ON. AND ON

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Tina,
      If your phone was fast and now its slow.
      1. Look at your status bar. Do you see an E, 3G,H, or LTE displayed whend using data
      2. text “USAGE” to 611611, how much data have you used

      Let me know how it goes.
      Regards
      Bob

  15. jen | | Reply

    Its working now. I’m using the tfdata APN.

  16. greg | | Reply

    Hi…I need some help. I have called T-mobile and they were useless. I have a verizon Droid DNA,which is unlocked and am on the Walmart Family Mobile Plan by T-mobile. I cannot accept or Send MMS messages. Does anyone know working APN settings for this device and the Family Mobile Plan. I have tried others on the internet but they have not worked. I am a Novice to all of this so any advice on what I can do to correct this problem would be helpful. Thanks

    • Jen | | Reply

      I did your walk through and was able to send pics and text but I cant get them.

      • Bob Thompson | | Reply

        Hi Jen,
        If you just transferred you phone number to Straight Talk it sometimes takes a few days before you can receive MMS. I had a similar issue. For the last three Straight Talk accounts I set up, MMS worked for the two with new phone numbers, but it did not for the one that I transferred a number to. After a few days, I decided to try and fix the problem again but found it working.

        Some people are able to fix the problem by changing the APN type or adjusting the MMS Proxy and MMSC. Which APN settings are you using?

        Regards
        Bob

  17. Rich Henderson | | Reply

    Hey Bob, it’s me again… So I just upgraded my phone from the AT&T LG Optimus G Android 4.1.2 which finally was working perfectly on ST, to an AT&T LG G2 (very similar to Nexus 5) on Android 4.4.2. No MMS or group text either direction. I have an ~UNEDITABLE~ “ATT Phone” APN, which is also ~UNDELETABLE~, and when I create a new APN for ST with recommended settings that worked on my last phone, the APN type is grayed out as “default”. When I tried Textra, which allows you to see and change the 3 main MMS settings in the APN, it defaulted to the “ATT Phone” APN settings – which I can change in the app, but still have no ability to change APN type which seems to be the issue. I have googled the issue prolifically, and the best idea I can find is here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2663456 but I am very reluctant to go this direction (flash downgrade ROM, root, change settings, reflash upgrade ROM) Is that all really necessary?! Hope you have better ideas for me…

    • Rich Henderson | | Reply

      Slightly more info: I have unlocked the phone and it made no difference. I have also tried rebooting the phone with no SIM and the Settings/Networks/Connectivity/Tethering & Networks/Network/Mobile Networks is grayed out so you cannot get to APN settings at all… Ouch. I also tried a CC SIM and still could not edit.

      • Bob Thompson | | Reply

        Hi Rich,
        I don’t think I have a solution for you.

        I looked at the link you provided in your other comment. The posters seem to be implying that the firmware on the phone is customized for AT&T. If it were me, the approach I would be taking is to find an alternative method or app, that I could use to add the full APN setup and see if that works. And, you would have to decide if you want to root your phone or not.

        For example, there is an app APN Backup and Restore
        https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.riteshsahu.APNBackupRestore
        maybe you could generate the backup file, edit it and restore it to get the APN you want on the phone.
        From the description in the Play store, you’ll need to root it.
        Regards
        Bob

        • Rich Henderson | | Reply

          Wow, I think this time I might be in over my head. So, here’s another interesting thing that happened right after I posted – I got discouraged and decided to go back to my (working) AT&T LG Optimus G (E970), so I pulled my SIM from the AT&T LG G2 (D800), reinstalled it in the E970, and after rebooting, my 4G LTE works fine, but I LOST my MMS sending and receiving from THAT phone! So, that kind of gives me hope that if I wait long enough using the new phone, it might just work via ST’s hidden magic…

  18. gray | | Reply

    have a LG OPTIMUS G E970 CAN,T SEND PICTURE MESSAGE

  19. andrea | | Reply

    Just letting you know I got everything figured out. The step I was missing was to unregister my iPhone through Apple. So now If you ever come across this problem, they have to turn off imessage on their iPhone, change passwords in Apple, and unregister their phone. It takes about 24 hours before they start coming as texts.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Cool. Are,you enjoying android?
      Please take a monent to follow us on social media click here
      Regards
      Bob

      • Andrea | | Reply

        I like the features better and the fact that I have over twice as much memory than I had on my iphone.

  20. andrea | | Reply

    Thanks for the quick reply. Unfortunately I’ve done all of that and the picutre is still trying to send as imessage first. I guess its an Apple thing.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Did you change your Apple ID password? Did you ask a friend if pics are getting sent via iMessage?

  21. John | | Reply

    I have a htc one that just updated to kit Kat with with Straight Talk SIM and mms quit working but it worked before the update but it work in a lg g2 with kit kat

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi John,
      Try resetting all the apns on the one and adding back the Straight Talk APN.
      Regards
      Bob

  22. Andrea | | Reply

    Here’s my problem: I did the byop thing with my iphone 4. I got it up and running perfectly through your tutorial. fast forward another year, and I buy a straight talk galaxy s3. For some reason I can’t get mms from my iphone friends. It took me a few days to be able to receive texts from them. Since it’s an actual straight talk phone, I’m unable to change my apn settings. Do you know how I can fix this?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Andrea,
      supposedly the APN settings on a Straight Talk Galaxy S3 using the Sprint network are set when you activate the phone. The problem sounds like your iPhone using friends are still sending picture messages to yout iMessage account. Ask one to send you a picture and some text and see if the message is blue on their phone.
      See Understanding the Difference between MMS and iMessage on Your iPhone

      See the section labeled “Unlink a Phon Number” here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5538

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      Regards
      Bob

  23. MIke B | | Reply

    Step 1: Tap “All Apps”

    ???????????????
    My phone has no button labeled ALL Apps.

    Thanks for NOTHING!!

  24. Aisha | | Reply

    I followed your guide for setting up nexus 5 for straight talk for my moto x. I am now able to browse the net and send and receive messages! It took me a week to figure it out, but with you guide I was successful! Thank you!! Pictures sent to me though are not coming through and some of my pictures I have sent are not all going through. Do you have any more suggestions in particular for the moto x?

  25. Kelly | | Reply

    Thank you for all of these suggestions. Unfortunately, I tried them all, even the ones from the comments section and nothing has worked. I made sure to reboot in between each.
    I have had the Nexus 5 using ST for only two days and everything works great except for receiving MMS. I can send MMS, but when someone sends MMS to me, I get a notice to download the message (which won’t download). Called Straight Talk and they told me that it’s a Google problem (and were insistent that I downloaded Hangouts onto my N5 and if I would just switch back to the “default messaging” everything would be fixed.) Now I’m trying to troubleshoot with Google. Do you (or does anyone) have any other tips or suggestions? I would very much appreciate it!

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Kelly,
      I am not sure if you read this: I Can’t Receive MMS Picture Messages Using Straight Talk or Net10 on My iPhone Using iOS 7.0.4

      MMS has always been a pain with Straight Talk. Their support team will tell you they don’t guarantee it will work with BYOP. They work from scripts and as far as I know don’t live in the US and don’t use Starting in Nov 2013 I have received tons of comments from people not able to receive MMS using all types of smartphones.

      • Some people have solved the problem by trying numerous permutations of the MMSC and MMS Proxy values.
      • Others claim to have escalate the issue with StraightT Talk support (Using the Executive Resolution Dept at Tracfone Wireless)
      • Changing the APN type in the APN settings to default, mms, wap
      • putting their phone in recovery mode and clear the cache
      • Changing the MVNO type to ISMI

      The comments on the article I mention above have the MMSC and MMS Proxy combinations that have worked for others.
      Regards
      Bob

  26. Buddy | | Reply

    The standard settings from ST worked after I tried all the different variations on the various forums. However, a few changes that were made was I’m now using 8SMS app to text and the ST APN is the only APN profile in my settings with all others having been deleted. I did also do the cache flush several times. Finally, this only worked after waiting about 24 hours. I’m not really sure which step is responsible for its proper functioning but I’m happy it’s working now.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Budddy,
      Thank you for talking the time to share what worked for you.
      Regards
      Bob

  27. Cheryl | | Reply

    Bob,
    Could you help me please. I have a Nexus 5 and I purchased a Straight Talk Micro-sim.
    My service has been working well with voice, internet and text messages with the exception of PICTURE MESSAGES. I can’t send or receive a picture message.
    Straight talk customer support cannot offer me any additional help. So frustrating.
    So any help is greatly appreciated.
    Settings that I have:
    APN – tfdata
    MMSC – http://mms-tf.net
    MMS proxy – mms3tracfone
    MMS port – 80
    MCC – 310
    MNC – 410
    APN protocal – IPv4
    APN roaming protocol – IPv4

  28. James | | Reply

    Hey Bob,

    I have a Nexus 5 with a new microSIM ATT with with Straight Talk. Right now I have the standard recommended APN settings:
    APN: tfdata
    MMSC: http://mms-tf.net
    MMS Proxy: mms3.tracfone.com
    MMS proxy port: 80

    I like other people on this board can’t receive MMS. What setting would you recommend changing first? Also I have read elsewhere that MMS capability may in some way be tied to 1st month billing. Have you observed any truth to this? thanks so much!!

    • James | | Reply

      Nvm Bob,

      I restarted my phone and it is working now!!! I want to thank you for your excellent tutorial and forum!

      • Bob Thompson | | Reply

        Hi James,
        that is great news. The Nexus 5 is such a cool phone. Glad you have data.
        Regards
        Bob

  29. Steve C | | Reply

    I struggled with not being able to receive SMS messages on my moto g on straight talk using a new ATT microsim. With the Straight Talk recommended APN settings, all worked well except receiving SMS messages. I tried several variations based on postings around the web. I finally went to the straight talk forum and posted the problem. I was contacted directly by straight talk in a private message in the ST forum directing me to a chat session. The ST representative proceeded to reset my sms settings upon which my sms became fully functional. This is definitely a straight talk issue.

  30. Evan | | Reply

    I can send and receive pictures to fellow android phones but I can’t get them to go through to a friend of mine who has an iPhone. Any ideas?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Evan,
      Hmm.. Have you ever used a Mac or iPhone? Do you have an iMessage account some where? Are you using Hangouts as your MMS client? Does it show your picture messages are being delivered via MMS?
      Regards
      Bob

  31. Ian | | Reply

    I’ve tried all the settings with no luck. I have been getting cell reception, but no internet connection. Thanks in advance for your help.

      • Ian | | Reply

        I’ve tried all of them. I see the signal bars, but no speed indicator. Thanks for your help.

  32. Brent | | Reply

    I have a 16GB Nexus that I activated on ST around December 17th with the micro ATT sim card. I have tried all APN settings posted on this page with no luck. Any other ideas? When I try new settings should I add a new APN or just change my existing one? I have been just changing my current APN settings. I have had no problem with service at all throughout any of the changes. I have had LTE through all of them and no problems sending or receiving text, but I just cannot send or receive MMS.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Brent,
      I’d remove any other APNs present in the list and I’d also make sure I restart the phone before trying new ones. I don’t think you need to remove the entire APN each time you test, as long as data remains working.

      Can you tell me which settings worked for you initially?

      Regards,
      Bob

      • Brent | | Reply

        Bob, every setting that I have tried has worked the exact same. Everything works perfectly except MMS. Which I cannot receive or send.

        • Brent | | Reply

          Ok. So I tried again today. Here is what worked for me. My last attempt I was not adding a completely new APN and deleting the old one. I was simply changing the one I had. So I used these settings
          Name: Straight talk
          APN: tfdata
          Port: 80
          MMSC: http://mms-tf.net
          MMS Proxy: mms2.tracfone.com
          MMS Port: 80

  33. Joe Bryant | | Reply

    Bought two n5s on November 20 put on straight talk, can send pictures on both, neither one will receive pictures. Have changed settings numerous times nothing works if I get another SIM card will they work?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi joe,
      I don’t know. It might. I had a reader who said it worked for him, but others had no luck. About a month ago ST customers using all types of smartphones started reporting problems receiving mms.. ST mms has always been finicky but really problematics recently.

      Did you try the MMSC and MMS proxy combinations readers reported in the comments? Also look in the comments here I Can’t Receive MMS Picture Messages Using Straight Talk or Net10 on My iPhone Using iOS 7.0.4

      Another reader said her phone started working after installing the kitkat update. Finally, another reader said he rest his cache partition from the recovery menu and it started working. I can send you the instructions for that later if you need it. Need to send it from my desk, not the iPad
      Regards
      Bob

  34. john | | Reply

    Awesome! Thanks man, worked on my new moto x that I’m using on straight talk! Internet and picture messages both work!

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi John,
      Great news. Did you get the unlocked moto x with that deal last week?
      Regards
      Bob

  35. Andrea | | Reply

    Yes, I tried both of those. Same problem – I can send MMS, but when someone sends MMS to me, I get a notice to download the message (but can never actually make the download work). I also recently learned that I can’t receive group texts. Grr.

  36. Andrea | | Reply

    I’ve tried all of the APNs in this thread on my Nexus 5 with a ST AT&T micro sim. Still no go on MMS. LTE works great.

    Help!!

  37. Pete | | Reply

    Hi Bob,
    New Nexus 5 with new at&t sim card from Straightalk.
    Can send mms, but not receive them (or I should say, can’t download them. I get a message that says “touch to download mms message).
    Originally had these settings:
    APN: tfdata
    MMSC: http://mms-tf.net
    MMS Proxy: mms3.tracfone.com
    MMS proxy port: 80

    Tried your suggestions from the list, ie APN: att.mvno and wap.tracfone.
    No luck. I turn my phone on and off between attempts.
    Even tried suggestions to Juan above.

    Any thoughts at all. Driving me crazy.
    Thanks so much in advance.
    Great site!
    Pete

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Pete,
      Did you try changing MMS Proxy: mms3.tracfone.com to MMS Proxy: mms2.tracfone.com?

      Let me know how it goes.
      Regards
      Bob

      • Pete | | Reply

        Bob,
        Thanks for responding.
        Yes, I did. In fact that’s what it’s set to now.
        I’ve got all the different apn’s you recommend set up and I’m choosing one after the other to see if any will work.
        No luck so far.
        Pete

  38. Gene S | | Reply

    okay i have a HTC Droid DNA ive switched it straght talk and have tried every APN setting possible and i still cant send or receive mms ,extremely frustrated can somebody plz help me with this issue???

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Gene,
      Did you set up the APN? If so what values did you use?
      Regards
      Bob

    • Kelly | | Reply

      How did you get your DNA activated with straight talk. Everytime I enter the IMEI is says it is not compatible. Do I need to put the AT&T SIM in first. I know nothing about phones really, so I am at a loss. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks

      • Bob Thompson | | Reply

        Hi Kelly,
        I am not sure what you mean by DNA? Are you using a Nexus 5? If you are trying to use a phone with a Straight Talk SIM, you need to enter the SIM serial number. If you are uncertain what to do, I can walk you through the steps. Let me know what phone you have, are you porting a phone number, and which SIM you are using.
        Regards
        Bob

        • Kelly | | Reply

          It is a Droid DNA. Someone had commented saying that they were able to set theirs up, but I can’t get it to even say the IMEI is compatible. I don’t even know which ST SIM to buy because know one can help me. I am really at a loss here!

  39. Dextro | | Reply

    Thanks a ton mate.

    I tried to get data working to no avail with every combination of subsettings for the tfdata apn. I had no data connection at all.
    I would be notified when I received an MMS but could not download it, due to not having a data connection.

    The settings that worked for me are the wap.tracefone aapn and its subsettings for mmsc and mms proxy.

    Everything is working swell now.
    Although I do get HSPDA speeds rather than LTE.

    Do you know how to remedy this?

    Glad to get data and mms up and running.

    Cheers!

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hey Dextro,
      I am glad the guide worked for you. Do you know if you have the Straight Talk ATT or T-Mobile SIM? Was your SIM card blue or pink. If you are using the ST T-Mobile network, you may not get LTE.

      Let me know and we can go from there?
      Regards
      Bob

      • Dextro | | Reply

        It is the AT&T compatible sim.

        I actually had to call ST to get them do something on their side for my account in order to get LTE. I am now using the tfdata apn.

        However I currently can not receive MMS, although I can send them.
        Now I am trying to resolve that issue.

        Then I can enjoy the blazing fast LTE (22Mbs down)!

  40. samantha | | Reply

    I have the HTC Vivid,, had same problem with not being able to send pics,, used your settings as above, and woooohoooo it works now. Thank you so very much….
    the settings i used were…….
    APN: tfdata
    MMSC: http://mms-tf.net
    MMS Proxy: mms3.tracfone.com
    MMS proxy port: 80

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hey Samantha,
      That is awesome. Great news. Would you mind if I asked you how do you like that phone. and what version of Android you have? I read it uses Android 2.3 but an Android 4.x is recently available.
      Regards
      Bob

  41. Juan N. | | Reply

    Bob,

    I followed your guide and I can receive photos on my nexus 5 but when I send a
    Photo it never gets to the person I sent it too. It does indicate it is sending via MMS. Any suggestions. I have the same setting data as you have….I just signed up with a new N5 on Straight Talk.

    Juan

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Juan,
      A lot of Straight Talk customers have been having problems with MMS recently. Sometimes this can be fixed by changing the values a little.
      Try changing your MMS proxy to mms2.tracefone.com
      Let me know, if it doesn’t work we can try some other values.
      Regards
      Bob

      • Juan N. | | Reply

        Bob, no luck with the new MMS proxy. Thanks for the quick responce.

        Juan

        • Bob Thompson | | Reply

          Hi Juan,
          Try
          APN: tfdata
          MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
          MMS Proxy: 66.209.11.33
          MMS Port: 80
          ——————————————–
          APN–tfdata
          MMSC–http://mms-tf.net
          MMS Proxy–66.209.11.33
          MMS Port 80

          Regards
          Bob

          • Juan N. | |

            Bob,

            Thanks for the additional information. The http://mmsc.cingular.com/ &
            66.209.11.33 fixed the problem. Glad to resolve the issue of not being able to send mms photos. Thanks for you assistance.

            Juan

          • Bob Thompson | |

            Hey Juan,
            That is great news. Thank you for the update.
            Regards
            Bob

          • Pat | |

            Bob,
            Thank you very much. The apn that you posted worked.

            APN–tfdata
            MMSC–http://mms-tf.net
            MMS Proxy–66.209.11.33
            MMS Port 80

            Nexus 5 16 gb black, with straight talk since Nov 21, 2013. I am now able to send and receive MMS.

            Mahalo,
            pat

          • Bob Thompson | |

            Pat,
            I am glad the guide helped you get your Nexus 5 up and running. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and mention which settings worked for you.
            Regards
            Bob

  42. brian | | Reply

    Hey Bob,

    Great site! I’ve got a N5 on Straight talk that I was able to get data and mms working thanks to you (I owe you a beer) but what do I do if my voice isn’t working? I see this guide I’m commenting in so I’m hoping you have a guide for that?

    Thanks for the help.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Brian,
      Hmm. This is a first. I’d think you need to call Straight Talk. Usually voice and SMS work with no issue when you put the SIM in. Data and MMS need to be configured, the reason I created my guide.

      If I were you. I’d try to swap your ST SIM into another phone and see if voice and SMS works and vice versa. Put a different SIM in your N5, and see if voice works. If the problem is the phone, well, its under warranty. If problem is your SIM, well, that is a call to Straight Talk.

      Let’s go from there. If the problem is in the phone, you might be able to go into recovery mode to fix it.

      Are you using the ATT or TMobile SIM? do you have a full signal? what happens when you make a call? what happens when you call your number?

      Let me know if I can help.
      Regards
      Bob

  43. Tisha | | Reply

    I’ve have not been able to send or receive MMS on my Nexus 5 from the start. I was hopeful your APN settings would do the trick, but they have not. tfdata is the only option that will allow my data to work, but neither of the MMS settings for tfdata helps with my sending or receiving MMS.

    I was wondering if there were any other possible known settings that could work? The settings the StraightTalk website had told me to use, and that I had been using these past few weeks, are:

    APN: tfdata
    MMSC: http://mmsc.mobile.att.net
    MMS Proxy: mms3.tracfone.com
    MMS Port: 80

    Obviously it wasn’t working, but neither do your two options. Gah! I love my Nexus5 on most other accounts, so I really wish there was a fix for this issue.

  44. Brian | | Reply

    Worked for me. I had issues with sending and receiving MMS messages. It started working when I changed my MMS proxy from mms3.tracfone.com to mms2.tracfone.com.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Brian,
      That is great news. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
      Regards
      Bob

  45. Michael | | Reply

    I have a Nexus 4 and had the APN and MMS APN working fine and it stopped sending and receiving MMS and group messages all of a sudden a week ago. I can’t figure it out!

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Michael,
      Which settings are you using?
      Regards
      bob

  46. Thomas S. | | Reply

    I have the exact same APn settings as you, along with a brand new 4G LTe simcard. Everything else works great, except my MMS, and i cant figure out what is wrong. I’ve reenter all the correct settings and restarted my phone countless times, but the problem still remains.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Thomas,
      I am not sure what the problem is. I can tell you that I have been getting a lot of comments from iPhone users with MMS problems in the last few days.
      This guide is new, but I don’t think I made any mistakes. I am willing to try and help you, if you like.

      Did you test both sending an receiving MMS? are you having problems with MMS in both directions?
      Do you get an error when you send an MMS? On the APNs screen, do you have three APNs? two ATT, and the one you added? Is the one you added active?

      Would you be willing to email a couple of screenshots of your APN screens? (Edit the APN, hold power and volume down to take a screenshot. Might need two shots to get it all.)

      Let me know,
      Bob

      • Thomas s | | Reply

        I had the exact sane APN settings as in your description, with everything working fine, except MMS. I am able to send them but when I try to receive them I receive a notify telling me to click to download (even though I have auto Download enabled).I only have one APN in my settings now. When I had the same as yours I deleted the default at ones and input the straight talk. Now I have a different APN, which has att in the proxy and mmsc instead of tracfone, but LTE continues to connect fine. And I am willing to send screenshots.

          • Andrea | |

            This is the exact problem i’ve been having – I can send MMS just fine, but instead of receiving, I get a notice to download the MMS message (which will never actually download).

            I think I’ve tried nearly every permutation of APNs on this thread on my Nexus 5 (AT&T SIM).

            Thanks, by the way, for doing this!

          • Bob Thompson | |

            Hi Andrea,
            Did you try
            Try
            APN: tfdata
            MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
            MMS Proxy: 66.209.11.33
            MMS Port: 80
            ——————————————–
            APN–tfdata
            MMSC–http://mms-tf.net
            MMS Proxy–66.209.11.33
            MMS Port 80

            Regards
            Bob

          • Andrea | |

            Yes, I tried both of those. Same problem – I can send MMS, but when someone sends MMS to me, I get a notice to download the message (but can never actually make the download work). I also recently learned that I can’t receive group texts. Grr.

          • Bob Thompson | |

            Hi Andrea,
            Try editing your APN, change MVNO type to IMSI
            Try deleting your MMS and SMS history, reboot, test MMS
            Let me know how it goes.
            Regards
            Bob

          • Andrea | |

            Still nothing! I downloaded a third party sms app and tried that instead of hangout. I did a factory restart. Last-ditch effort: i ordered a new SIM card from ST today. Will report back on Tuesday when I get it.

            If you have more ideas, though, I’m still all ears!

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