Looking up Your Smartphone’s Net10 Wireless APN Settings

This guide explains how to look up the APN settings for your Net10 Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) phone. You need to set the correct APN settings in your phone for your cellular data, MMS picture messages, and group texts to work properly. While Net10 has many pages on their web site documenting their different APN settings, they actually have a web site where you can look up the APN settings for your phone number. Follow the steps below to look up your Net10 APN settings.

This instructions and this Net10 website works with Net10 BYOP phones using Net10’s ATT and TMobile networks. The Net10 website does not work for BYOP Verizon or Sprint phones using Net10’s Verizon or Sprint CDMA networks. The web site doesn’t always work for phones purchased from Net10 either. I’ll add a link here after I write an article for those using Net10 phones and BYOP CDMA phones.

While you can lookup your APN using the browser on your mobile phone, the web site is easier to read on a computer or tablet.

  1. From your web browser, https://www.net10wireless.com/apn
  2. Enter your 10 digit phone number
  3. From Device Type or Operating System, Choose Android 4.0 & Later
  4. Click or Tap Search

For most people, your phone will use one of three different sets of APN settings. Look in the bottom left corner of the webpage to see your settings. Your APN should be one of the following: tfdata, att.mvno, or wap.tracfone. See below.

  1. tfdata
  2. att.mvno
  3. wap.tracfone

To set up your APN, you usually need to enter these APN Settings into the APN settings page on your smartphone. Note, that the APN settings field names listed here, won’t exactly match the APN Settings field names on your smartphone. Check out the steps in one of Smartphonematters APN Settings Guides or APN Settings Help.

If the web page, did not return any APN settings for you, your account may not met the conditions I described earlier. That is, you are using a phone purchased from Net10 or using a BYOP Verizon or Sprint phone on Net10’s CDMA network. In that case, leave a comment for help.

In some rare cases, you might find your APN is something other than tfdata, att.mvno, or wap.tracfone. In that case, leave a comment with your APN settings for help.


  1. Joe | | Reply

    That webpage that you list above, for finding the Specific APN settings for your phone by using your phone number – Says that the page doesn’t exist..???
    It would be great if you could find out why that is happening.
    Thanks for the info on this page, but I would like to get the exact Correct settings for my phone if possible.

    Thanks again.


    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      I fixed the link. The Net10 site may look a little different now

  2. John | | Reply

    Thanks for the reply, Bob, concerning my Net10, Verizon Nokia Lucia 929 issue. Net10 walked me through the activation process and the phone works well for calls and text messages; just won’t handle a data exchange. The sim card for Verizon/CDMA that came in the BYOP package was used in the activation process. I was told that the APN was automatically set. Thanks again.

  3. John | | Reply

    Finally, someone who sounds like they may have a handle on this issue. Enjoyed reading all the above, but my situation is a little different. I recently activated a Verizon branded Nokia 929 Icon (Windows 10 Mobile 10.0.15063.850) with Net10. Phone calls are fine, text messaging works and I can access the internet (over wifi) with no problem. With wifi disconnected, I can not receive any data. Net10 support was not helpful, although I give them credit for patiently and politely trying. Do you have a cure for this problem? Many thanks, John

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Did you activate that on Net10’s att, tmobile, or verizon network? Did you set the APN?

  4. catlin baker | | Reply

    My alcatel onetouch phone is always been the same , here past few days my data has not been working most places , in my apn settings it says it’s not allowed for this user . Pls help . My phone is whats makes me money and I have plenty of data I just bought .

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      You did not say which specific model phone you have or if you know if it is using Net10’s AT&T or Verizon Network. If you tried to look up your APN on net10.com and it didn’t return any apn information, you may be using their Verizon network. I’, not sure what you mean by not allowed for this user.. is this something you are seeing on the phone.

  5. Becky | | Reply

    I hope you still look at these. My cousin got a friends Iphone 5. We got him a new SIM from net10 and everything was fine, Texts phone data all worked. To keep his phone number we set the phone to the zipcode in PA, while he was here everything was fine. He went home to TX and on his layover in Orlando everything was fine. Data text phone. Everything worked. He got to TX and texts and phone work but data does not. It has been 3 days and they have called net10 15 times with no help, they keep saying they will text him new APN settings but the text never comes thru.
    I have been trying to look things up to help him and the messed up thing is when you go to net10 website their update data settings, you put in his phone number and select iphone it says his phone isnt part of the bring your own device program. We have tried all kinds of things and the phone worked fine until he got to texas. Any ideas? Thanks ahead of time

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Becky,
      I read these comments almost every day. Do you know which net10 SIM you used in that iPhone 5? was it the Net10 AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile SIM. He will need to figure out if that network works well in this area. That could be one problem. You can have him try resetting his network settings, Resetting Network Settings on Your iPhone. If he is using their verizon network have him install http://ivzwentp.tracfone.com on his iPhone from the Safari browser on the phone.

      • Becky | | Reply

        I know it was a verizon phone so he used the sim for verizon.
        i will have him try installing from the link you provided

        thanks so much

      • Bob Thompson | | Reply

        then have him try the other steps. is he using Net10’s verizon SIM? then have him try the other steps

        • Becky | | Reply

          Yeah he bought a pack of new sims from net10 and used the verizon one
          I gave him the info and told him what to do
          thanks so much for all the help

  6. Jennifer Ray | | Reply

    I’m am lost I can’t get my settings right

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      what type of phone do you have and which network are you using?

  7. Shaun | | Reply

    Hi. I have a Galaxy s6 that I took over to Net10 from Verizon. I can’t get mms to work. I used it on my old iPhone from Verizon without any issues. I’ve changed my apn settings and used the one on net10 website. Help please?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Do you know if you are using Net10’s att, T-Mobile, or Verizon network? For the art or T-Mobile network try setting the son type to default,mms, supl

      • Shaun | | Reply

        I think it is att, but now I am not so sure. I’ve tried apn settings for both, including changing the apn type. It does say network operators ATT, but I don’t know if it is because my apn is currently set for att network…

        Is there a way I can find out? I don’t see anything on my net10 account about it.

        • Bob Thompson | | Reply

          Do you have the plastic card the SIM was attached to? What color is it? Did you follow the instructions in the article to look up your APN? What did net10.com say your APN is?

  8. Sam a | | Reply

    I have an iPhone 3 and am needing the apn settings for net 10 the setup is asking for a apn name, username, and password

  9. Robin | | Reply

    I have Verizon iPhone 5.. For the first year using Net10 BYOP everything was working great.. Now for the last 2 months.. It’s going haywire.. First my LTE wasn’t working and couldn’t get on internet, text etc.. Then got it working for a few weeks now it goes to 3G and no internet service etc… The only time l am on line is when I use wifi.. My wifi comes and goes now and I have to wait for it to come back on line.. is it Net10, Verizon or my phone with the problem…

  10. Freya | | Reply

    I have a galaxy s4 from verizon that i switched to net10, now i cant send text messages but i receive them. ive tried changing the data settings several times. please help

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      the APN settings are for data and MMS picture messages and group texts, not SMS text messages. If the problem is with MMS, try adding the APN type default,mms,supl

  11. Andrew | | Reply

    Howdy-so we converted a Verizon Droid Razr Maxx into a Net10. Everything ran fine except it wouldn’t allow picture messages. Fixed that issue but now it won’t go online period.. Please HELP!

  12. Dawn | | Reply

    My phone service is thru Net10 and I have a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3. At first I couldn’t get on the internet or send regular texts or mms/picture texts. Then after being on the phone with Net10 about this for 1.5 hours….they still couldn’t figure out what was wrong. I googled my problem and switched my Mobile Networks on my phone from LTE/CDMA to just CDMA. That cleared up my internet and regular text message problem. But I still can not receive or send MMS/picture messages thru texting. Please help. Thank you

  13. Brandon Russell | | Reply

    I have a Verizon phone and need the apn info for that. I’m on net10 please help.

  14. jason | | Reply

    i have a samsun galaxy note 2 from sprint everything works but no data, cannot get to the apn settings what do i need to do?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      you are using Net10’s Sprint network?

  15. jay | | Reply

    Why do we need to ask about vzw apn.
    I am in that boat.
    What do you recomend

  16. Shane | | Reply

    Hi, I have a Verizon LG G4, I have everything working except for the MMS. What am I doing wrong?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      It may not be you. Are you using Net10’s Verizon network or their ATT network? Are you having problems sending or receiving MMS or both?

  17. Alexis Campbell | | Reply

    My phone won’t let me send messages

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      That isn’t enough information to try and help you.

  18. Jen | | Reply

    I have a BYOP AT&T Samsung Note 4. A few days ago the net10 site gave me the APN settings in Figure 1. Today it gave me these settings:


    MMSC http://mmsc.mobile.att.net
    MMS PROXY proxy.mobile.att.net
    MMS PORT 80
    APN TYPE default,mms,supl

    Have you heard of the settings changing lately and it you have, if it’s a stable APN?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      I haven’t updated this page in a while. Both should still work. I’d use the RESELLER one if it works for you. Its the newest one they want to transition too.

    • Heather | | Reply

      Me too. I am on att with my zte whirl which is net10 branded and I was having difficulty with my data connection. Everything working now with these settings!

  19. Revon | | Reply

    Samsung Note 3 cdma

  20. Revon | | Reply

    Hi I have a phone that was byod from Verizon but the only thing not working is mobile data.

  21. Lorrie | | Reply

    Need APN setting for net10 on byop Verizon phone droid ultra maxx

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Lorrie,
      You don’t set the APN for BYOP phones using Net10’s Verizon network. The phone sets them automatically. What is the problem you having?

  22. bryan | | Reply

    I have an HTC One M8 that’s a net10 phone running on Verizon. My data works just fine, it doesn’t get 4g but it gets +HSVP. The problem is I don’t get MMS. I’ve tried everything and it doesn’t work. I need help.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      You can’t directly set the APN on a phone using Net10’s Verizon network. This is supposed to happen when the phone is activated. You might want to try calling Net10 support for help. You really want to get your call transferred to level 2 support for chance to get help.

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