LG Android Smartphone Owners Having Problems with Straight Talk MMS Picture Messages

Many readers have been asking for help getting sending and receiving MMS picture messages working with different LG smartphones. It seems that many AT&T LG Android smartphones are no longer able to send and receive MMS picture messages with Straight Talk.

Since I am getting so many questions about it, I set up this page. I’ll continue to update it when I receive new information.

The Problem
You can’t send or receive Straight Talk MMS picture messages on your AT&T LG Android smartphone.

The Cause
A recent software update for AT&T LG Android smartphones has caused MMS to stop working. The software update, which comes from AT&T (even though you use Straight Talk) has some changes that pre-configures the APN Type setup in your APN settings, and disables the option to change it.

Possible Solutions
Smartphonematters’ readers have shared the following solutions. I haven’t tried these myself. If you do try them, please share your results in the comments below.


Reader Solution #1
Sharon’s trick is to get the phone to create an APN and be able to enter the APN type. Sharon’s APN is att.mvno. If your APN is tfdata, I’d try the APN settings for that with this technique.

From reader Sharon Dale,
For those who owns LG Optimus G Pro and have the MMS issues from Kit Kat update, follow the below listed directions. Please note that you can only receive MMS over data, not over WIFI. Turn wifi off if you want to send/receive your picture messages.

1. Go to the APN Settings and reset them to default. After that you should only see the AT&T APN
2. With the SIM card in the phone open Mobile Networks (get to the screen where you can click on Access Point names.)
3. DO NOT POWER OFF THE PHONE FOR THIS PART! On that screen and with the phone still on, slide the SIM out. You should get a prompt asking to reset the phone. DO NOT RESET THE PHONE.
4. After the prompt click on Access Point Names. There should be no APNs here. If the AT&T APN is still here go back to step 1.
5. Now you need to create a new APN whit the SIM is removed. The APN should be as follows:
Name: Straight Talk MMS
apn: att.mvno
user: (blank)
server: (blank)
password: (blank)
proxy: (blank)
port: (blank)
mmsproxy: 66.209.11.33
mmsport: 80
mmsc: http://mmsc.cingular.com
authtype:none
type: mms
THE APN TYPE SHOULD ONLY BE FOR MMS. DO NOT PUT ANYTHING ELSE IN THE “TYPE” FIELD
6. Now with everything typed in DOUBLE CHECK EVERYTHING. If it is correct you can save this APN. Once it is saved there will still be no APNs on the APN page.
7. Pull the battery and put the SIM back in the phone.
8. Go back to the APN settings and DO NOT open the APN you just created or it will reset the entire process!!!!! If you did everything right the Straight Talk MMS APN you just made should not have the selection bubble. If you have a selection bubble on the Straight Talk MMS, go back to Step 1.
9. Make another new APN as Follows:
Name: Straight Talk
apn: att.mvno
user: (blank)
server: (blank)
password: (blank)
proxy: (blank)
port: (blank)
mmsproxy: (blank)
mmsport: (blank)
mmsc: (blank)
Mcc: 310
Mnc : 410
type: default
10. Save this APN and select it. You should get 4G shortly after that.

Reader, justageekgirl shared this version of what worked for her.

Here’s what I tried. And it worked for me.

I pulled out the sim card with the phone powered on. Yes, it’s a bit difficult, but not impossible. I followed these instructions first. Mind you, I got them from the xda-developers forum. See below:

1. Go to the APN Settings and reset them to default. After that you should only see the AT&T APN
2. With the SIM card in the phone open Mobile Networks (get to the screen where you can click on Access Point names.)
3. DO NOT POWER OFF THE PHONE FOR THIS PART! On that screen and with the phone still on, slide the SIM out. You should get a prompt asking to reset the phone. DO NOT RESET THE PHONE.
4. After the prompt click on Access Point Names. There should be no APNs here. If the AT&T APN is still here go back to step 1.
5. Now you need to create a new APN whit the SIM is removed. The APN should be as follows:
Name: Straight Talk MMS
apn: tfdata
user: (blank)
server: (blank)
password: (blank)
proxy: (blank)
port: (blank)
mmsproxy: 66.209.11.33
mmsport: 80
mmsc: http: // mms-tf. net – This is spaced for Junior User restrictions. Should be no spaces.
authtype:none
type: mms
THE APN TYPE SHOULD ONLY BE FOR MMS. DO NOT PUT ANYTHING ELSE IN THE “TYPE” FIELD
6. Now with everything typed in DOUBLE CHECK EVERYTHING. If it is correct you can save this APN. Once it is saved there will still be no APNs on the APN page.
7. Pull the battery and put the SIM back in the phone.
8. Go back to the APN settings and DO NOT open the APN you just created or it will reset the entire process!!!!! If you did everything right the Straight Talk MMS APN you just made should not have the selection bubble. If you have a selection bubble on the Straight Talk MMS, go back to Step 1.
9. Make another new APN as Follows:
Name: Straight Talk
apn: tfdata
user: (blank)
server: (blank)
password: (blank)
proxy: (blank)
port: (blank)
mmsproxy: (blank)
mmsport: (blank)
mmsc: (blank)
Mcc: 310
Mnc : 410
type: default
10. Save this APN and select it. You should get LTE shortly after that.

Here’s the difference though. Upon taking out your Sim, and adding the first apn, you’ll notice you won’t be able to save it without certain entries. What I did was, I entered in the settings for the apn I knew to work. Then I continued to follow the instructions. When it was time to create a new apn, the type was still grayed out, however, the first apn I entered was still there. So I created a new one anyway.

Lo and behold, it works perfectly. Even though it took some tweaking and patience, it will work.

117 Comments

  1. TAP | |

    why does my LG Smart Phone show the wrong picture when text messaging another picture to someone? I received a picture and now that picture shows up on my phone as attached picture when I text a different picture to someone. The picture they received is the correct one, but my phone shows a previous picture I had received earlier.

  2. Martin bradbury | |

    Camera stop working. How do I correct this?

    • Bob Thompson | |

      If you camera isn’t working it sounds like a problem with the phone, not Straight Talk.

  3. Steven | |

    Thank you – LG E980 user – after 2 months of on/off frustration with all the rest…I tried justageekgirl and to my amazement – it worked (I had to enter the mmc and mnc 310/410 but it worked for mine – thanks, now I can get on with life!

  4. eks | |

    This solution has worked for me for 2 years, however, I had to get a new Straight Talk SIM card. Now this solution does not work. I get neither 4G, nor MMS. I put in the new APN Straight Talk has on their website with the name RESELLER . That got my 4G, but no MMS. Even with the Straight Talk MMS APN active in the background

    • Bob Thompson | |

      were you able to set the APN type?

  5. Lisa hart | |

    This phone always worked fine till I reset it now my pin doesn’t work I shouldn’t have to pay more money for something I just bought

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Could you describe your problem a little more clearly?

  6. Lisa hart | |

    I put a password in my phone and now it wants a back up password when I put in it it say invalid gmail says invalid as well I never changed the passwords help me please this how I find work

  7. jaycie | |

    i did all these things for my a phone and its still not working. i had it work before but i factory rest my phone and it deleted everything and it’s really pissing me off hahah

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Did you read through the the comments too?

  8. Tdashhoot | |

    Anyone help with t-mobile lg g4 unlocked never had a problem until now with straight talk. I can’t use wifi. I can but the data takes over and is literally fighting with wifi. I turn data off it automatically turns back on. Causing battery to drain a glitchy ass everything. It works brilliant with just data. As soon as wifi@ home we got a problem

  9. danny | |

    I have an LG ULTIMATE 2. A few days ago i woke up and had no data connection. My phone tries commecting and seems like it can connect at 1x speeds. But, when it tries to connect at 3g speeds it is to no avail. After it tries to connect to 3g it drops all data , a couple minutes go by then it starts whole process over again. I can recieve calls and texts. And my wifi does work. I tries numerous things such as taking battery out, *22890, nothing works. Please help

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Your phone is using the Verizon network. You may need to call Straight Talk for help.

  10. Randall Bratcher | |

    Downloading apps is extremely slow

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Does you phone show an E in the status bar?

  11. sarah congger | |

    How do I take an APN on LG POWER PHONE BY straight talk I accidentally put it on now I have to add a pass word to get in the phone to do anything

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Sarah,
      I don’t understand what you are asking

  12. zbo gotti | |

    Thank you. I did step by step now im able to enjoy my phone with it working correctly

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Zbo,
      Glad it worked for you!

  13. Heaven Simmons | |

    Help me plz I’m very lost without my phone

  14. Heaven Simmons | |

    My screen only shows LG lifes good powered by android

    • Bob Thompson | |

      You might want to contact the LG

  15. Veronica | |

    I just recently had to update my APN through Straight Talk. And. They assured me my setting would work like these… Complete lie; stick in with these and do not try to update t any so-called newer setting because they do not work.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Veronica,
      What settings did you use?

      • Veronica | |

        The settings above in the original article. I did both…
        1. Go to the APN Settings and reset them to default. After that you should only see the AT&T APN
        2. With the SIM card in the phone open Mobile Networks (get to the screen where you can click on Access Point names.)
        3. DO NOT POWER OFF THE PHONE FOR THIS PART! On that screen and with the phone still on, slide the SIM out. You should get a prompt asking to reset the phone. DO NOT RESET THE PHONE.
        4. After the prompt click on Access Point Names. There should be no APNs here. If the AT&T APN is still here go back to step 1.
        5. Now you need to create a new APN whit the SIM is removed. The APN should be as follows:
        Name: Straight Talk MMS
        apn: tfdata
        user: (blank)
        server: (blank)
        password: (blank)
        proxy: (blank)
        port: (blank)
        mmsproxy: 66.209.11.33
        mmsport: 80
        mmsc: http: // mms-tf. net – This is spaced for Junior User restrictions. Should be no spaces.
        authtype:none
        type: mms
        THE APN TYPE SHOULD ONLY BE FOR MMS. DO NOT PUT ANYTHING ELSE IN THE “TYPE” FIELD
        6. Now with everything typed in DOUBLE CHECK EVERYTHING. If it is correct you can save this APN. Once it is saved there will still be no APNs on the APN page.
        7. Pull the battery and put the SIM back in the phone.
        8. Go back to the APN settings and DO NOT open the APN you just created or it will reset the entire process!!!!! If you did everything right the Straight Talk MMS APN you just made should not have the selection bubble. If you have a selection bubble on the Straight Talk MMS, go back to Step 1.
        9. Make another new APN as Follows:
        Name: Straight Talk
        apn: tfdata
        user: (blank)
        server: (blank)
        password: (blank)
        proxy: (blank)
        port: (blank)
        mmsproxy: (blank)
        mmsport: (blank)
        mmsc: (blank)
        Mcc: 310
        Mnc : 410
        type: default
        10. Save this APN and select it. You should get LTE shortly after that.

        Here’s the difference though. Upon taking out your Sim, and adding the first apn, you’ll notice you won’t be able to save it without certain entries. What I did was, I entered in the settings for the apn I knew to work. Then I continued to follow the instructions. When it was time to create a new apn, the type was still grayed out, however, the first apn I entered was still there. So I created a new one anyway.

        Lo and behold, it works perfectly. Even though it took some tweaking and patience, it will work.

  16. Winston | |

    Does anyone have a work around for H2O / LG Pro E980

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Winston,
      Check the comments on the article. You should find a workaround. You’ll just need to use the h20 APN settings.

  17. Jen W | |

    I used the one with tfdata, and so far, it has worked perfectly. I’ve sent a pic, and finally, it went thru. I have been fighting with this phone for nearly 3 months.
    I just wanted to say thanks so much for the help. Good luck to all that are still having a problem with this. I know how difficult it makes things when something so small doesnt work correctly. Funny how we have become so dependent on technology.
    Thanks again.

    • Jen W | |

      oh btw, i have a LG Optimus G Pro E980

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Awesome, glad to hear it is working.

  18. Jim | |

    PLEASE HELP!
    I have an LG G3 running android 5.0 and want to use a different messaging app other than the stock one. Textra and Google messenger will not send mms pics no matter what I try. I’m on straight talk.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Using straight talk ATT or straight talk tmobile? Did you set your apn type?

  19. toni | |

    I followed justageekgirl’s instructions and it worked! I’ve been fighting the mms feature for weeks with multiple unsuccessful calls to straight talk. Thank you for sharing the post!

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Awesome great news

  20. Ana Zamora | |

    Why my apn dont show apn type look gray color no way to writte on it

  21. Wendy Marin | |

    Good information here. I have the Lg Optimus Pro and could not download any multimedia messages. I followed the instructions for Adding an APN for T-Mobile and BINGO! Thanks!

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi wendy,
      Great news. I am glad to hear it helped. Thanks for talking the time to comment.
      Regards
      Bob

  22. anna | |

    yes it did work after removing sim i have 4g but not lte. my photos send now . atnt really screwed up straighttalk.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Anna,
      One of the pains with Android phones, is that each company that makes them, like LG changes it to suit both their needs and the wireless carriers,like ATT, needs. If you phone is getting 4G but not 4G LTE, that is probably an issue with the network coverage in your area. when you travel to different areas you may see LTE. I assume you used this phone with ATT in the past and were getting LTE and that you are now using the Straight Talk ATT SIM and not the Straight Talk TMobile SIM.

      Regards
      Bob

  23. Crystal | |

    I have tried all of these 10 times and still no luck! Please help

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Crystal,
      I don’t have an LG phone myself. I did start getting a lot of questions about this from readers so I posted this article so LG owners should share solutions. The article contains two reader solutions. I suggest reading the comments as there may be a few more in there. One reader claimed to recently solve the problem but did not share his solution. Try responding to his comment and he might be able to help you.

      • Linda R. | |

        Hi I tried this solution for my lg optimus pro e980 and it works like a charm now. I can send and receive picture messages, and I have 4G lte. Life’s Good! Thanks so much for this fix.

        • Bob Thompson | |

          Hi Linda,
          Yes. I agree. Thanks to all the readers for sharing their solutions on smartphonematters.
          Regards
          Bob

  24. Daniel | |

    Neither one if there tactics worked for me one I had no 4G the other no 4glte but using yalls sim card trick I did figure out another way that has everything working perfect! Email me with any questions I’m happy to help others solve this frustrating issue and keep all features

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Daniel,
      If you write up what you did to fix the problem, I’ll add it to the article to help future readers.
      Regards
      Bob

    • Randy | |

      Could u please email me the step u did to get ur mms to work

      • Bob Thompson | |

        Hi Randy,
        I did ask Daniel to share his solution in the comments but did not get a response.

        • Sheri | |

          just so you know responses never get emailed to any one i only get answers because i come back to the site and check

          • Bob Thompson | |

            Really, it used to work. I’ll have to see what the problem is. Thanks for letting me know.

          • Bob Thompson | |

            Hi,
            Hopefully I fixed that. Should work for new comments. Not sure about existing ones.

    • marquette | |

      Daniel,

      if you do not mind me asking how did you get this to work? I cant seem to get the sim card out without the phone powering off so therefore i cant delete the original apn settings an get mine to work. please help?

  25. RHONDA | |

    My LG lucky just started doing this it started out being slow so I uninstalled all my apps and now it won’t let me put them back on and if I turn the phone off to reboot it takes like 6 hours for it to completely turn back on and while it’s loading in that time it’s freezing and glitching on the Trac phone screen can anybody tell me how to fix it so I won’t have to buy another phone.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Ronda,
      Sorry I don’t know. Perhaps another reader here might have had the same issue and can answer. I’d try a factory reset, after backing up

  26. jeff | |

    rooted vs985 verizon lg g3 i tryed all the above data got faster but no mms 2 wweeks agho i installed a custom mrom i believe it was paranoid 5.0.1 and mms worked awesome, buit had to go back to lollypoop, ya i know i speled it poop, something was all f up in [paranoid rom now no mms aqgain, im leaqd to believe its something in the verizon software ?

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Could be. Are you on a Verizon network or an ATT network?

  27. norm | |

    can’t get my lg E980 phone to send or receive picture messages with straight talk.I need the exact list of APN settings, please help

    • Daniel | |

      I just fixed this issue with my LG 980 for straight talk if u still need help

      • Jeff | |

        Can you send me what you did to get mms to work.

  28. Charles kimbler | |

    Ok it’s now June 2015.
    Still no fix for mms on my LG Optimus g pro. What if I just don’t want to root my phone?
    Are sure it’s just not straight talk?if they could speak English maybe they could fix this? Maybe ifthey loose half there business maybe they will get them off there ass and fix it! Been with them for years and this is the first problem besides the hideous customer service. Somebody? Any idea’s?

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Charles,
      I think the second reader solution on the page does not require the phone to be rooted.

      I don’t actually own an LG phone nor have I experienced this problem firsthand. My understanding is that the problem is because the android updates on LG phones from ATT prevent you from changing the APN type. I suppose Straight Talk could fix the problem by making sure their MMS infrastructure is compatible with ATT’s without requiring the APN type to be changed.

      I doubt that Straight Talk would be able to address the issue with the ATT version of android these phones use. I also doubt that having US based first line customer support would solve the problem. MMS is notoriously picky and Straight Talk has covered their you no what by explicity stating they don’t guarantee MMS will work.

      You might have better luck with ATT’s Pay N Go service or one of the other prepaid wireless companies that use the ATT network. Unfortunately most of these other services either cost more or offer less high speed LTE data for your money.

      Can you tell me a little more about your phone? Was it originally from ATT? Did you do BYOP with this phone? My understanding is that the issue was limited to LG phones that were originally from ATT. I also wonder why ATT felt the need to prevent people from changing the APN type even on LG phones that have been unlocked and no longer on contract.

      This issue has certainly caused a lot of ST customers pain. Actually kind of makes it hard to recommend ST for people wanting to bring an LG phone to ST BYOP.

      Regards
      Bob

  29. eric | |

    I can’t download or update any thing on my phone an error code keeps popping up, what do I do to fix it????

  30. Erica Jones | |

    I have a smartphone thats an LG android w/o a sim card. I cannot recieve or send out picture messages. I wrote down the instructions that starts with 1. Settings, and then so on. I would like to know how to fix this problem.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Erica,
      It sounds like you are using an LG phone on Straight Talk’s Verizon or Sprint network. This article is for phones on Straight Talk’s ATT or TMobile networks. I don’t have a solution for you, as you can’t set the APN on phones using those two networks. You can try contacting Straight Talk customer support for help.
      Regards
      Bob

  31. Alina Shelestun | |

    I tried so many apn setting for my lg g3 phone and nothing worked until I tried your settings. AI get g4 but my phone still cannot send or receive pictures!

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Alina,
      You have to try the instructions on this page very carefully. The problem is you need to set the APN type and the ATT software update for your LG phone prevents you from doing this. So what people are talking about on this page are little tricks to get around the problem.
      Regards
      Bob

  32. Gary | |

    How would this work with net 10 and a LG Opimus G Pro E980. I am extremely frustrated and just want this fixed.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Gary,
      Straight talk and net10 are esse essentually the same service, so everything on this page should work with net10.
      Regards
      Bob

  33. DeAndre Pate | |

    Hey i also have a lg optimus g pro e980 and i can acces all the apn settings except the apn type is gray and i can’t edit it help please or can i download a mms app from Google play store ?

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Deandre,
      Since android 4.04, apps can’t set your APN. The point of this article was that the APN type is grayed out. Take a look at the article again and the reader comments for the solutions that worked for them.

      Regards,
      Bob

  34. jan windham | |

    LG sucks. No more LG phones in this household!

  35. jan windham | |

    Shouldn’t have to go to drastic lengths to send a pic. Will toss this LG phone as soon as I can get a different brand

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Jan,
      It’s not clear whether its LG or ATT that has caused this issue. With Android phones, the software updates come from the wireless carrier and include modifications they wanted to make.

      This doesn’t change the fact that its a pain in the but though. If you like android phones you might want to choose an unlocked phone from BLU, Motorola, or Google next time though.

  36. John Johnson | |

    Bob I told you I could find a way to fix the problem with KitKat on LG Opimus G Pro E980, There is tha problem with the APN type when she posted it incorrectly. Most is correct but follow these instructions to the letter and you will 4G LTE, plus all your picture messages.
    1) go to setting and access the tethering & networks
    2) push Mobile network
    3) push Access point names with the back cover off the phone
    slide down the sim card, you will get a warning that there is no APN (DO YOU WANT TO RESET?) ANSWER “NO!” you should see a tower and a statement that there is no APN.
    SHARON DALE IS CORRECT UP TO THIS POINT BUT HERE ARE YOUR NEW CHANGES:
    NAME: STRAIGHT TALK
    APN: tfdata
    Proxy: Proxy.mvno.tracfone.com
    Port: 80
    MMSC: http://mms-tf.net
    MMS Proxy : mms3.tracfone.com
    MMS Port : 80
    MCC 310
    MNC 410
    Authentication type : none (dont touch it)
    APN TYPE: default,mms,supl

    NOW USE YOUR RIGHT BOTTOM BUTTON AND SAVE
    PULL OUT YOU BATTERY COMPLETELY (DO NOT POWERE OFF, JUST PULL IT)
    RE-INSERT YOU SIM CARD AND BATTERY AND THAT IS IT.

    # YOU WILL ABLE TO SEND AND RECIEVE PICTURE MESSAGES AND HAVE
    4G LTE

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi John,
      Thanks for sharing this. I appreciate it when readers like yourself take the time to come back and help others.
      The LG / Straight Talk MMS problem has been driving a lot of readers crazy!
      Regards
      Bob

    • Julie | |

      OMG -thank you so much! About a month ago I bought a brand new LG Vista and straight talk service. I have been unable to send or receive MMS messages. I entered the APN settings as straight talk listed on website but was still unable to get the MMS messages. I have searched and tried many mnay settings and nothing has worked until I found this one.

      Worked like a charm – now I can get MMS.

    • aja | |

      Omg thank you so much I have been without internet n pic messages for 3weeks ,and straight talk never told me none of this. This helped a lot I have a lg pro, and i now have internet and can relieve pics

      • Bob Thompson | |

        Aja,
        Glad to hear that it helped!
        Regards
        Bob

    • mudslanger | |

      thanks it works

    • dianna | |

      Well I have the LG Vista and I can’t do it because you can’t take the Sim out unless you take the battery out.

    • Ana Zamora | |

      I did it what you just said, but the apn type on my phone is gray color , dont let me writte on it, it save the apn when i wrote but now is gray color.

      • Bob Thompson | |

        The point of the article is that the apn type is greyed out. You need to follow the workarounds suggested by readers to get around the problem. Take a look at the article and comments again and it might be clearer.

  37. Amanda | |

    Worked for my LG G2!!!! Thank u so much!

    • Bob Thompson | |

      glad to hear it!

  38. Nicole | |

    I tried everything from all suggestions and nothing works i can change the apn type but it changes it back to default after saved… 🙁

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Nichole,
      I don’t have one of these phones, so I can’t tell you how to fix this. Did you follow Sharon’s instructions? Also check the comments on the article to see if another reader hss shared any results.

  39. Alina Shelestun | |

    Hey! I did everything as you directed to do but I still cannot receive or send any MMS messages. I got G4 on my phone finally which I’m happy about but for some reason it still won’t let me send any pictures. Ai just got a new LG Optimus G Pro phone and never had a problem like that before. Do you think you can help me somehow or I will just need to call Straight Talk customer servic??? It’s just really frustrating because ai literally just spent almost 4 hours trying to find any APNs number that would work for my phone but without any luck.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Alina,
      Are you able to set the APN type on this phone?

  40. Heather | |

    I am using an LG Optimus L9 (T mobile) with straight talk. On sunday, I spent all day trying every apn I could find online. I finally found one that worked, all except for sending picture messages. I had internet and could receive pics. Then, after dealing with the pricks at straight talk all day monday over a different issue, my working apn disappeared on monday night and I can’t for the life of me get ANY to work now….no matter what I do. Not even the one that worked for that almost 24 hours. HELP!!!

      • Heather | |

        I am using the straight talk t mobile sim…and NONE of those settings work, either. I have restored to default apn and turned the phone off and back on after every failed attempt. Also, when I change the MNC to 410 the apn disappears from the list completely. Nothing is working.

  41. sammy | |

    what does it mean when it says “when service becomes avaliable?”

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Sammy,
      I don’t know. Where did you see this message?

    • Ana Zamora | |

      Exactly said that to me , can not send mms msaje

  42. felecia | |

    Sorry I hope you can read my text message my r u get hand bb is broke and as I sent it I noticed I had problems . So sorry.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Felecia,
      I am only recommend that you read through the comments on the LG articles on smartphonematters to see what worked for other readers.
      Regards
      Bob

  43. felecia | |

    I tried this on my LG optimus pro g e980 and it didn’t work. I tried b poo y h of your solutions so do you have any other solutions bb I can try.I can w end mms on kik app but bb I want to be able to do it in my text message. Thanks
    Felecia

  44. Sadie | |

    I followed the instructions that were given and it worked me…. I have an LG E980…. I am so happy…. Thanks so much.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Sadie,
      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
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      Bob

  45. Tom | |

    The post above is correct for the LG Optimus G Pro, but as mentioned in the comments, you need to enter 310 and 410 in the MCC and MNC fields to create the MMS APN.

    You’ll also likely have to use tfdata as the APN rather than att.mvno, and http://mms-tf.net rather than http://mmsc.cingular.com for the mmsc server. When I tried to use the cingular server my messages would show up as present, but not download – others may have better luck.

    These similar instructions with the alternate settings are listed at:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=54462957&postcount=13

    The LG Optimus G Pro and other LG KitKat updates are a deliberate effort by AT&T to disable MMS functionality for carriers like Straight Talk, NET10 and others in a backdoor attempt to hang onto customers at AT&T’s much higher rates, which were more than double until just recently (and still $20 higher).

    Since many ST/NET10 etc customers bought their phones used (which is legal), and were therefore never subject to the binding arbitration clauses from the original AT&T contracts, it’s only a matter of time before a whopping class action suit is brought on behalf of those affected by AT&T’s shenanigans…let’s hope so, anyway. That’s likely the only way this kind of garbage will stop.

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Tom,
      Thanks for the comment. For the correct APN, I always recommend reader look up their own at
      http://www.net10.com/byop_apn/index.jsp or
      http://www.straighttalk.com/wps/portal/home/support/apn

      Most new customers, have the tfdata APN. Older customers may still be using att.mvno. And tmobile sim users would use wap.tracfone

      I can say for certain why ATT made this firmware change, and seems to have done it only for LG users. On the iPhone they automatically set the APN and then hide the APN settings completely. That causes all sorts of trouble with the other prepaid service that use the ATT network.

      Regards
      Bob

  46. tylor sampsell | |

    what if ur android phone can’t take the battery out… i have a LG G2 and there isn’t a way to take out the battery

      • tylor sampsell | |

        i found out a way to receive and send picture messages using your method thanks for the help

        • Bob Thompson | |

          Hi Tylor,
          cool. would be willing to comment on what worked for you? i am sure it will help other readers that have the same problem. I don’t have an LG phone myself otherwise I would write up a more authoritative guide to fixing this.

          Regards
          Bob

          • tylor sampsell | |

            well i did everything the same except i filled in what straight talk told me to when you are to eject the sim card and type in straight talks info then save then hold in power and choose power off ***not power off and restart*** then insert card and go back to APN and create that same thing.

  47. griffonwing | |

    This still does not work for me. I followed everything to the letter. However, during Part 1 (Straight Talk MMS), it would not save the APN without the MCC and MNC numbers. So I made them as 310 and 410.

    My phone is not rooted. I am unsure if this makes a difference. Regardless, this ATT update is incredibly annoying.

  48. Kevin | |

    Try this web site to create an apn update file for your phone. Seems to work well with my iPhone abd might work with droid.

    http://www.unlockit.co.nz

    • Bob Thompson | |

      Hi Kevin,
      As far as I know, this only works for the iPhone. Unlockit downloads an iPhone configuration file that is specifically for iPhone. The unlockit configuration file can only program the data APN on the iPhone, it can’t set up MMS..

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