How to Setup Straight Talk Data and MMS for your Android or other Smartphone

These help pages show you how to set up your data, internet, MMS picture messages, and group texts for Straight Talk and Net10 Wireless using their AT&T-compatible network or T-Mobile-compatible network.  They explain how to set up your phone’s APN settings.

Check the APN guides to see if we have a complete guide for your specific phone. If not these help pages, while not as detailed, may be enough to help.

These pages will not help you if your phone is using Straight Talk or Net10 Wireless’ Verizon-compatible or Sprint-compatible networks.


Straight Talk Wireless APN Setup Help

BLU Tank 4.5  –  Android 4.1

BLU Studio 5s – Android 4.1.2

 Samsung Galaxy S II – Android 2.3

Help Setting up Straight Talk Data and MMS on an CMDA Samsung Galaxy SIII

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket – Android 4

Help with Straight Talk Data and MMS APNs for Android 4.2.2

Huawei Ascend – Android -4

Motorola Moto G – Android 4.3

Motolora Moto X – Android 4.3

Samsung Galaxy Mega – Android 4.2

Samsung Galaxy S4 – Android 4

LG Optimus E980 – Android 4.1.2


  1. Tammy califf | |

    Can u show me something for a T-Mobile , Galaxy note 3 .I live out of town and it doesn’t make or receive calls or anything.what can I do

    • Bob Thompson | |

      The APN i talk about is used for your data connection, MMS picture messages, and group texts. If you are unable to make calls either your phone is not compatible with the network you are using, the network you are using does not have coverage in your area, or if your phone has not worked since you subscribed, there is a problem with line. I assume you are using a T-Mobile Note 3 with Straight Talk’s T-Mobile towers, is that correct? Does T-Mobile work where you live?

  2. Amelia | |

    Need help with my haewei sensa lte

    • Bob Thompson | |

      What problem are you having? what is the exact model number of your phone? Do you know if your phone is using Straight Talk’s AT&T or Verizon towers? (if not just say so).

  3. Jack D Rohde | |

    I have a polaroid unlocked phone with Straight Talk. Cannot get internet. Keeps saying “You have disabled a required permission”.
    Don’t know what I did. Am using ATT towers.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      You see the message when? When you try to use the browser? or any app that needs to connect online? does the phone work with Wi-Fi?

  4. april | |

    I have a straight talk Huawei raven at first it worked now I have no internet unless connected to my wifi at home no 3g or 4g at all

  5. Marcus Hooke O'Baker | |

    Yes, I want to know how to set up my Straight talk Android h891L(Huewaei) smart phone so I can pair up my DirectTv and my audiology headphones with my HP Laptop and make it all easy!

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Marcus,
      I am sorry but that is beyond the scope of smartphonematters. This site is about getting Straight Talk cellular data working on smartphones. I’m not really sure what you are trying to do. Sounds like you are trying to use Bluetooth to pair your devices. I am not sure if you are trying to use your phone’s internet connection with your direct TV and laptop, but that is against Straight Talk’s Terms of Service.

  6. Felicity | |

    Hi, I have an Samsung Galaxy S5 Active that is had the APN settings changed through net10, but I can’t send or receive mms?

  7. Dana | |

    Hi, I have talked to an agent, and had my APN reset twice, and I am still unable to send ,and receive picture messages. I would really like this issue resolved asap. Please reply

  8. LNSu | |

    I think I got it! FOR Win 8.1 NET 10 I was able to send myself media. Waiting for a reply and trial.

    on the MMS-
    APN: tfdata
    username: NET10
    WAP gateway:
    WAP port: 80
    MMSC port: 80
    IP type: IPv4

    Leave all others blank – if it works for you pass it along

  9. LNSu | |

    Hi, I have tried a BLU WIN running windows 8.1 sigh I have a data connect no MMS using net10 as the provider. of course net 10 has been so helpful. (not)

    If anyone could help i would so appreciate it


  10. Mary carder | |

    Why can’t I send picture on my phone?

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Mary,
      what type of phone do you have and what wireless service are you using?

  11. Deas1997 | |

    I made a comment earlier, however I might have typed my email address in so quick that it was wrong, hope you get this correction thanjs

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi des,
      You need to set up the APN to be able to send and receive mms picture messages. Read this entire article. Ignore the part about the sim swap.
      How to Setup Straight Talk Wireless Data and MMS for your iPhone running iOS 7

      Did Att tell you the phone was locked to TMobile
      Are you getting lte on this phone or just 3G?

      If you mean you don’t get visual voicemail when you say the phone doesn’t show messages that is because ST doesn’t support it

  12. Jeff | |

    I have a att Lg E980 phone switched it to straight talk and can’t receive or send picture from my phone. And i did what if said to do but still dont work..

  13. Ashley | |

    I have an AT&T unlocked GSM Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini that i have switched over to straight talk, using a Straight Talk AT&T SIM. I can send/receive MMS and use my data just fine…Got all my settings correct. Thing is i can not send/receive calls!! Its very frustrating. Every once in a blue moon it will send out a call, most of the time not though. Any ideas??

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Ashley,
      that is pretty weird. I don’t know what would be causing that. You could try backing up the phone, and doing a factory reset. Making sure the phone has the latest software update. Double check you have the ATT SIM and confirm that the ATT network works well in your area.

      Other than that, you’ll need to call Straight Talk and report the issue. Try to get their to escalate the problem to their Tier 2 technical support.

  14. Tokevelli | |

    like everyone else Im having issues with mms on straight talk… Im using a Chinese MP-H118 with the ATT compatible straight talk sim card in it…. regular text, data such as Fbook or youtube, phonecalls and all my apps work just fine… just cant send or receive pix…. I really appreciate if you can help but if its irreparable please let me know, Ive tried 3 apn settings since Ive done this before but this is the first time I couldn’t get a Chinese phone to work for me…. thank you for your time…

  15. Anya | |

    I have an iphone 5 and downloaded the APN settings for Tmobile according to the setup instructions, yet I am still unable to send MMS. What do I do?

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Anya,
      Is your wireless company T-Mobile or Straight Talk? If Straight Talk are you using their t-mobile compatible network SIM? What did you download?

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