How to Setup Net10 Web, Data, and MMS for your iPhone running iOS 6

UPDATE: 10/8/2013
I have a new guide for iOS 7.
How to Set up Net10 Web, Data, and MMS for Your iPhone Running iOS 7

UPDATE: NOV 19 2013

Many readers are reporting problems that they are having trouble sending or receiving MMS over the last few days. If you are having a problem please leave a comment here: I Can’t Receive MMS Picture Messages Using Straight Talk or Net10 on My iPhone Using iOS 7.0.4

I wrote this guide to share with you how I setup Net10 Wireless Access Point Name or APN for Data and MMS Picture Messaging to work on my iPhone 5. The guide should work for any iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, or iPhone 5 that is running iOS 6.

If you have an iPhone running iOS 6 and your Data, your MMS, or neither are working, read on. If your  Net10 Data or MMS is not working for some other phone, you can leave a comment on this page.

If you are looking for the  Net10 network settings  or Net10 internet settings or Net10 APN this is the guide for you. If your voice and / or SMS isn’t working, this guide won’t help.  You can leave a comment on this page other readers may be able to help.

Configuring the Data and MMS APN for iPhone and Net10 Wireless

You can use two different methods to configure your iPhone’s APN. Method 1 only configures your data APN, but not MMS. Use Method 1, if you don’t care about picture messaging (MMS). Use  Method 2 if you want MMS or Picture Messaging to work. If you have trouble following either method, leave a comment at the bottom and I will try to help you.

Read the entire guide and make an give it a try before leaving a comment to ask for help.  Follow the Next Page link to begin reading the guide.

695 Comments

  1. BillA | | Reply

    All these websites keep posting to fill in the APN, but with an AT&T or its prepaid variants’ SIM the APN option is hidden on iPhones. With iOS v10.x.x and higher not even the SIM swap trick works! … It’s frustrating.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Billa,

      I’d discussed that point extensively on this site. The very first line of this old article is a link to an update that discusses the problems.
      Right under UPDATE: 10/8/2013 I have a new guide for iOS 7. There is a lot of information on this site if you just put in a little effort to search for it or politely ask for help.

      You need to either install an APN profile or let your phone update its carrier bundle to the latest one for your carrier.

  2. Paul Marquis | | Reply

    I am having problems sending picture messages, I have a zmax ZTE Android, I swapped from my broken zmax, to the new one I could send messages before the swap, now I can’t for some reason. I have tried a lot of different ways through apn. I have had net10 for over 4 years and love it, I would hate to move to a new carrier. Please help

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Which net10 network are you using… AT&T, TMobile or Verizon?

      • Bob Thompson | | Reply

        Try setting your APN type to default,mms,supl

        My I ask, are you directly replying to these emails? For some reason your replies are going my email instead of the comments on smartphonematters

  3. vinnie johnson | | Reply

    How do I troubleshoot my net10 3g cell phone

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      I’d have to know what type of phone you have and what problem you are having to answer that.

  4. Kelley | | Reply

    My mms won’t work — T-Mobile SIM card— byop iPhone 5— somethings just not connecting or correct I’m frustrated

  5. Rebekah | | Reply

    I’m trying to get the data and MMS to work on an iPhone 3G with a Net10 card. I’ve gotten it to work with method 2 about a year ago but the phone has stopped getting data and MMS again. So I came to try this method again and I’m running into problems. On page 6, it says:

    “These are the Carrier APN Settings that work for me.

    [table id=1 /]

    Some readers report that my settings do not work for them. Many report success with

    [table id=2 /]”

    Isn’t something missing here? I’m pretty sure there uses to be more and I used whatever it was and that’s how I got it to work.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Rebekah,
      I fixed the article. There was a problem with the publishing system, so it wasn’t displaying the table. I would make two suggestions.

      1. Net10 maybe using newer APN settings then were in this article. Start by looking up your APN settings here. Looking up Your Smartphone’s Net10 Wireless APN Settings

      2. If you on the $50 a month plan, your data should be a lot faster if you upgrade to a newer phone. you can find a good deal on used iPhone 5 these days. Also with the latest iPhone software, data works without method 2, so no more SIM swapping.

      Let me know how it goes getting your phone to work.

  6. clem | | Reply

    Does my new flat screen it’s a LG android. Can it use a $30 dollar card

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Clem,
      I am not sure what specific LG phone you are using or where you got it. If you bought it from Ne10 you might be able to use the 30 plan. If it is a Bring your own phone, you won’t be able to. You can verify with net10 support.

  7. Becca | | Reply

    Unfortunately this method does not work for iOS 8.3, because once u remove the sim card and replace it with the other some card it prompts u in a screen that you cannot exit out of so you cannot change anything

  8. Steven | | Reply

    I switched to net 10 and the Internet works fine by I can not receive mms or group texts. How can I fix this?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      If you recently signed up for Net10 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.

      You can try Resetting Network Settings on Your iPhone. It might help.

  9. Jane | | Reply

    Thank you for making this guide. I have tried downloading each option, but they all tell me : “Remove the profile Net10 before installing this profile.”

    How can I do that?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Jane,
      See the instructions on page 4. It shows you how to do that.
      If you are using iOS 7?

  10. Kim | | Reply

    I have iphone5s I have net10 7.0.4 my phone is jailbroken and will not let me send or receive pics can u help thank u

  11. Elizabeth | | Reply

    I just got an iPhone 3 and its unlocked and I put Streight talk service on it unlimited 45$ monthly and I called ST and they got my data and SMS working but my Mms does not work at all I used one of them smart packs that comes with all the chips and the service plan. I don’t have the option to change My APN if you can please help me I sure would appreciate it

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Elizabeth,
      Is your phone an iPhone 3G or 3GS? What version of iOS is installed on the phone? Check it general settings about. What is the model number on the back of the phone?
      Regards
      Bob

  12. Tabitha Brennan | | Reply

    I have a net 10 SIM card in can I leave it in to do all this I’m confused I need step by step if its possible please email me and easier way for me to understand how to do it I just want to be able to send and receive picks that’s the only thing I can’t do thank you !

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Tabitha
      Read the entire guide. I wrote it to explain what you need to do. I recommend readding it on a computer rather than your phone.

      It shows you step by step what to do. Which iPhone are you using? Does the phone have iOS 6 or iOS 7. You Net10 SIM is either for the Net10’s ATT or Net10 TMobile network, do you know which.
      Regards
      Bob

  13. Tor J. Johnsen | | Reply

    Thank you!!! Method 1 worked right away! Fantastic! 🙂

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Tor,
      That is great news. Thanks for taking the time to comment. If you use social media, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube. In addition to keeping up with latest updates at smartphonematters you would be helping us launch social media efforts. click here
      Regards
      Bob

  14. Andy | | Reply

    Worked perfect with method 1 and 2. Thank You !!!!

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Andy
      That is great news. Thanks for taking the time to comment. If you use social media, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube. In addition to keeping up with latest updates at smartphonematters you would be helping us launch social media efforts. click here
      Regards
      Bob

  15. Anthony | | Reply

    I got my phone to work with method 1 but the method 2 wouldn’t work. I have a iphone 3GS and I can’t get the screen to change my apn. I tired over and over. I have data and can text but I can’t get pic messages or send them.

  16. Salman | | Reply

    Thank you very match

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Salman,
      hanks for taking the time to comment. If you use social media, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube. In addition to keeping up with latest updates at smartphonematters you would be helping us launch social media efforts. click here
      Regards
      Bob

  17. Ki Ireland | | Reply

    Hi Im currently trying to get the APN/MMS to work but I do not have the Cellular Data option in my iphone under step 8a nd 9 what should I do?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Ki,
      Did you get a T-Mobile SIM and are you doing the SIM swap?
      Regards
      Bob

  18. Lorna Sterling | | Reply

    I have to keep rebooting my phone to get 10mins of internet service and it just started that after this last update

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Lorna,
      Ok. Which phone are you using? which SIM the Net10 att or Net10 tmobile sim? what version of iOS are you using? what carrier is installed. Look in Settings General About to find out the last two. Is your data slow?
      Regards
      Bob

  19. XMAN | | Reply

    Thank you so much. Worked perfect for me, iPhone 4, 6.1.3. Please don’t EVER take this web page down. For some reason I’m fine for a couple of months and then I have to redo this process all over again. This is the third time I’ve done it in a year.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hey XMAN,That is great news. Thanks for taking the time to comment. If you use social media, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube. In addition to keeping up with latest updates at smartphonematters you would be helping us launch social media efforts. click here
      Regards
      Bob

  20. Nikki Brown | | Reply

    Does the T-Mobile sim have to be brand new or can it be a used sim for setting up mms? Thank you!!

    • Nikki Brown | | Reply

      I have a T-Mobile sim now but I have been unable to get the cellular setting to work. My phone is locked to ATT. Is this possible with a locked phone? I am unable to have it unlocked since I am not the original owner nor have an ATT account. I have looked over the guide and have done everything but reset it with ITunes. I have read over the guide and faqs. Am I missing something?

      • Bob Thompson | | Reply

        Hi Nikki,
        You can still always ask AT&T to unlock it. The worst is they can say is no. If you know the original owner you can ask them to unlock it. If you do the iTunes Restore, it is possible the phone might unlock.

        I have never done this with a locked iPhone. Ma