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How to Fix MMS issues on Straight Talk

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Having issues with your MMS on Straight Talk? if you are not able to send or receive picture messages (MMS) on your straight talk phone, then you may want to double check the MMS Settings on your phone. If you are having issues with normal Text Messges (SMS), check this Guide

In this quick guide, we are going to review all Settings that could affect the MMS functionality on your phone. This is mainly focused for android phones (e. g. Samsung, HTC, Huawei, LG, Nexus, etc.).

Straight Talk MMS Troubleshooting

Please review each and every one of the following settings:

  1. Data is Enabled: First and Foremost, make sure you have a valid data plan from your mobile provider and it is enabed on the phone. To check this, please go to Settings, Connections, Mobile Network and Tab on Enable Data.
  2. Internet working: Let’s isolate the issue, make sure the internet is working on the phone, if you cannot use the internet on the phone, it means you need to setup the APN Settings on it. Please check this guide on how to enable the internet on the phone
  3. APN / MMS Version: If the internet is working, then we need to double check that you have the correct MMS settings on the phone. Also please note that Straight Talk is a MVNO (Mobile Virtual network Operator) it uses the infrastructure from different providers (AT&T, Verizon, T-mobile, etc.) If you are not sure please check our Guide to select the Correct APN Settigns for Straight Talk or Check this video to properly configure the correct APN on Straight Talk
  4. Check MMS Settings: When setting up the APN, inspect the following fields:
    • MMSC: This is important, as MMS services rely on this, use http://mms-tf.net or http://mms.tracfone.com
    • MMSC Proxy: try to use mms3.tracfone.com
    • MMS Port: Please use 80
    • APN Type: This is one of the most important piece of information. to use mms, on the apn type you should use – default,mms,supl – a comma in between with no spaces.
  5. Create separate MMS: if all the above settigns are looking good, let’s try to isolate the MMS settings, for this. On the APN Settings, delete MMSC, MMSC Proxy and MMS Port and set APN type to default,supl. Now, create a new APN and use APN type mms – and setup the values for the aforementioned fields.
  6. Install a MMS app: If you are still not able to use MMS on straight talk, then try using a 3rd party MMS app, such as Google Hangout (you can download form play store here) or you can also try Textra SMS

Straight Talk MMS Settings Fix
MMS Settings Fix on Straight Talk

Hope that with the Straight Talk MMS troubleshooting Guide we were able to help you fix the issue.

Please also take a look at this Straight Talk Messaging Issues Guide, where we show additional steps on how to Reset some of the messaging cache and Data

APN Settings for LG G3

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Having data or mms issues on your LG G3 phone? Then you may want to add or update your LG G3 APN & MMS Settings, following these steps:

1. From you home menu, go to Settings icon.

2. Go to Connections

3. Go to Mobile Networks

4. Go to Access Provider Network (APN) 5. Tab menu or three little dots and select Add New, input the information below

Once inside the Access Point Menu, you should enter all the fields needed to activate the APN. If you dont have it, you can find all APN for US mobile providers here.

After you filled in all related fields, just Save it, Exit, reeboot the phone and try. If you plan to send or receive picture messages, it’s important that on the APN Type you use default,mms,supl otherwise it will not allow you to use multimedia messaging.

You may want to check: APN Settings for Straight Talk

Also, APN Settings for T-mobile

Samsung Galaxy S5 Straight Talk APN Settings

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Having data or mms issues? Then you may want to add or update your Samsung Galaxy S5 Straight Talk APN Setting, following these steps:

1. From you home menu, go to Settings icon.

2. Go to Connections

3. Go to Mobile Networks

4. Go to Access Provider Network (APN)

5. Tab menu or three little dots and select Add New, input the information below

Samsung Galaxy S5 Straight Talk APN Settings for AT&T

Name: straight talk
APN: tfdata
MMSC: http://mms-tf.net
MMS proxy: mms3.tracfone.com
MMS port: 80
MCC: use default
MNC: use default  – Do not changed MCC or MNC info
Username: “leave it blank”
Password: “leave it blank”

APN type: default,mms,supl

Samsung Galaxy S5 Straight Talk APN Settings for T-Mobile Network

If you are a Straight Talk user through T-Mobile Network, you should use the following information:

Name: straight talk
APN: wap.tracfone
Port: 8080
MMSC: http://mms-tracfone.com
MMS proxy: “leave it blank”
MMS port: “leave it blank”
Username: “leave it blank”
Password: “leave it blank”

APN type: default,mms,supl Save the APN, select it as default one, reboot the phone and you should be ready to go!  if you have issues, please check this post to determine correct APN Settings for Straight Talk

Add or Update APN Settings on any iPhone

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If you want to add or the APN Settings on your iPhone, but the menu option has been disabled by your carrier, we have a workaround for you. You can check how to manually change APN on iPhone

Normally the network or data settings (both apn and mms) are set automatically by the carrier in your iPhone, but sometimes they don’t work properly or there is a better and faster apn that you’d like to try. If you cannot access the Cellular (network) data option in your iPhone, you can try to Reset the Settings or Load the APN automatically via Safari.

How to Reset Network Settings on iPhone

Reset Network Settings Menu on iOS 13

To Reset the Network Settings on your iPhone, please go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings – you will be asked for the passcode, enter it and confirm. The phone will reboot and will load the default network settings. Please note that this will also resets Wi-Fi network and passwords store on the iPhone

Load APN Settings automatically via Safari

The second option is to load the APN Settings automatically using an tool called APN Loader. For this, you’ll need to go to the tool (website) and select your country & carrier and it will install the network profiles for you. The online thing you need that the phone is connected to a Wifi Network. It works on any version of iOS.

Please check the below 2-minutes guide video for details:

Update APN Settings on Any iPhone

After loading the APN Carrier Settings, please reboot the iPhone. You should then be able to browse the internet. If your carrier is not listed, please take a look at this post with an alternative option to update the APN on your iPhone

Straight Talk APN Settings

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Before setting up the Straight Talk APN Settings there are a few things you need to know first in order to set it up right.

Straight Talk is prepaid wireless service in the United States sold by Walmart. Straight Talk has a quite good coverage of 99.6% in the US, so it has a very good signal and service. It is an VMNO or Virtual Mobile Network Operator which means that Straight Talk uses the main carriers´  network in order to provide you mobile services.  So when you are setting the APN settings for your phone, you will need to know which is the main carrier that Straight Talk is using with your sim card.

Also Read: Cannot Receive Text Messages on Straight Talk (SMS or MMS)

So Straight Talk uses mobile network from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile carriers. If you already know which carrier Straight Talk is using for you, then you can read below and Set Up the Straight Talk APN Settings right away. If you don´t,  first you can read below How To Identify your Straight Talk Carrier. There is a apn check from Straight Talk support site, but it doesnt work all the time. We recommend you check below.

How To Identify your Straight Talk Carrier

1. Bought your Phone from Straight Talk?
If you bought your phone directly from Straight Talk, you will be able to find at the Box a code, please check:

  •  Code GSM-A stands for AT&T
  •  Code GSM-T stands for T-Mobile

2. Had a Phone already and just bought the SIM?

If you already had an unlocked phone and you just bought a Straight Talk SIM Card, you need to check which code appears on the SIM card:

  • C4 stands for AT&T
  • T5 stands for T-Mobile
  • V9  stands for Verizon

Set Up the Straight Talk APN Settings

Ok, so if you already know which carrier is the network provider for your Straight Talk SIM then you can proceed to input the APN Settings. Just go to: Setting – Connections, Mobile Network and Access Point Names. You can read on How to Get to the APN Settings menu on your phone on How to Set up APN Settings on my phone article. or check the following video for complete instructions:

If you have an iPhone, then please check this Youtube video for the step by step instructions.

If after setting up you get mobile data (internet), but cannot send MMS on Straight Talk, please take a look at this MMS Fix Guide

AT&T APN Settings – Complete setup Guide

AT&T APN Settings – Complete setup Guide.   In this post, we will teach you how to correctly setup the APN settings on the AT&T data plan, in just a few minutes you will have your phone up and running with the fastest APN available.

Just to give you some idea,  AT&T is the 2nd largest mobile operators in the United States, with over 110 Million of subscribers, it is just behind Verizon.   AT&T is running on GSM Network on the GSM 850/1900 Mhz, it also offers LTE speed on 700/1700/1900 MHz.   The model of your phone will determine whether you can use the normal 3G network or an enhanced LTE connection.

AT&T APN Settings – Correct APN I should use.

Finding the correct AT&T APN Settings can be sometimes a little bit tricky, there are a few versions of it, so we will explain you in details what’s the difference on them.

If you have your contract directly with AT&T, Please use these following APN Values:

Name: ATT HSPA+
APN: phone
Proxy:  not set
Port:  not set
Username:  not set
Password:  not set
Server: not set
MMSC: http://mmsc.mobile.att.net
MMS proxy: proxy.mobile.att.net
MMS port: 80
MCC: 310
MNC: 410

If you have signed up the service with Straight Talk, which also runs on the AT&T network, you should not use the values we have provided above, but these ones instead:

Name: straight talk
APN: tfdata
MMSC: http://mms-tf.net
MMS proxy: mms3.tracfone.com
MMS port: 80
MCC: 310
MNC: 410

We have seen that some older models mobile phone don’t support the 1st set of APN’s, in that case, please try changing some of the values on it and try with this:

Name: ATT
APN: wap.cingular
Username: [email protected]
Password: cingular1
MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
MMS proxy: wireless.cingular.com

For those values not listed, you can leave it default or blank.  If you need details on how to configure the APN Settings for your AT&T phone, please refer to the next section

AT&T APN Settings – How to configure it in my phone

Depending on the model of the phone you have, the APN settings menu will differ please locate the one you are using and follow the steps.

For Android users:

It is located in SettingsWireless ConnectionsMore, then you will see Mobile networks and finally Access Point Names

If you are an iPhone User:

Go to SetupGeneralNetworkMobile Data (sometimes Cellular Data)

In both cases, instead of editing the existing APN Settings you have, please delete them and create a new set of AT&T APN Settings using the information provided above, it is also important that you restart your phone after typing in and saving the information.

Net10 APN Settings Guide

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Looking to setup Apn Settings for Net10? To go surfing on the internet with your mobile phone, you can use these simple steps to configure your NET10 APN settings.

NET10 is a Wireless service provider that offers prepaid wireless services, Because you’re not locked into a contract, you can change phones or plans whenever you want with no penalties.

If you are and Android user, you can set up the NET10 APN settings as follows:

1. Go into Settings menu
2. Go into Connections or More, then Mobile Network
3. Scroll down and look for Access Point Names
4. Create a new APN

Then you have to modify the following items:

If you are a user of Net10 on AT&T network, the you need to configure the Net10 APN as follows: 

Name: net10
APN: tfdata
MMSC: http://mms-tf.net
MMS proxy: mms3.tracfone.com
MMS port: 80
-The other fields should be blank

If you are a user of Net10 on T-Mobile network, the you need to configure the Net10 APN as follows:

Name: net10
APN: wap.tracfone
MMSC: http://mms.tracfone.com
MMS proxy: Leave in blank
MMS port: 8080
-The other fields should be blank

If you are an iPhone user, then to configure the NET10 APN settings, you will have to:

1. GO into Settings
2. Go into Cellular
3. Go into Cellular Data Network
4. Then tap each field to modify the content with the NET10 APN settings information provided above.

If you cannot manually change cellular data on your iphone, please check below video with workaround:

Change APN Settings for Net10 on any iPhone with Cellular Data disabled

With this you should be all set and ready to enjoy and surf in? the internet.

If you have any comments to share you experience, please comment below and share with everyone.

How to Set Up an iPhone APN Settings

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iPhone is the choice of many Apple lovers because it is “easy” to use and manage. Actually, many of you won´t ever need to set up your iPhone APN Settings because iPhone usually does not require to manually insert the APN settings at all. Somehow iPhone automatically recognizes the network settings from all the carriers all over the world and you don´t need to worry about the iPhone APN settings . BUT, if you encounter problems getting the mobile data activated and if you have iOS 9 version or below, the phone may let you manually set up the APN. Please follow below steps:

  1. Find and tap Settings
  2. Tap on Cellular
  3. Tap Cellular Data Options
  4. Then you will see Cellular Network

for some iOS versions, this is the route:

Settings > Mobile Data > Mobile Data Options > Mobile Data Network.

Once there, you should input the specific APN Related to your mobile operator, if you dont have it, you can perform a search in our site and find the one corresponding to yours

You may also want to try to reset the network settings on your iphone:

Go to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Network, then tap Reset Settings. It will ask for your passcode and perform a network reset. Important to note that this will also erase any wireless network profile you may have installed in the phone, so you may need to login again

If you cannot access the mobile data settings on the iPhone, you may try to load the settings through the safari browser, which you can check on the below video:

How to set an Android OS APN Setting

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Want to know How to set an Android OS APN Settings? Most android OS phones use follow the same path to set up the APN setttings. The way to get to the Mobile Settings icon may slightly vary but it is mainly the same thing in any brand such as Samsung, BLU, Huawei, LG, ZTE, etc etc.

First you need to insert your SIM Card. It is possible that when you insert the SIM card, the data settings may be automatically detected from the SIM card or it may not. If you turn on the Mobile Data by tapping the Data Icon and it still won´t connect to the internet, then you will have to set the APN Settings and do the following steps:

  1. From your home screen, go to the APPs Screen
  2. Go to Settings and the go to Connections or More (depending on your phone)
  3. Go to Mobile Networks
  4. Go to Access Point Names (APN)
  5. If available, select your Carrier APN from the list of Carriers that may appear.
  6. If your carrier does not show up in the list, or if the list is empty, then you will have to manually add the APN.
  7. Tab “ADD” in order to create a new APN
  8. Fill in the items listed with your carrier information.
    To get your Carrier corresponding APN items information, CLICK HERE
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    a. Name
    b. APN
    c. Proxy
    d. Port
    e. Username
    f. Password
    g. Server
    h. MMSC
    i. Multimedia message proxy
    j. Multimedia message port
    k. MCC
    l. MNC
    m. APN type
    n. APN roaming protocol
    o. Bearer
    p. Mobile virtual network operator type
  9. Go back to the Access Point Names list and make sure that the new APN you just added appears in the list
  10. Select the APN you just created
  11. Then exit from settings and you should be good to go.
  • Check if the Data icon of your phone is displayed (it is located in the right upper corner of your phone, next to the hour display)
  • Try using internet. If it works right away then just continue to surf.
  • If not, check again if the new APN you created is selected and restart your phone

If you prefer to watch the instructions in a video, pls check it out:

Samsung Galaxy S8 Straight Talk APN Settings

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Need to setup Samsung Galaxy S8 Straight Talk APN Settings? Since Samsung Galaxy S8 uses Android OS, it is easy to set up the APN Settings in your phone.

1. From you home menu, go to Settings icon.

2. Go to Connections

3. Go to Mobile Networks

4. Go to Access Provider Network (APN)

5. If the Straight Talk APN Setting option appears as an option, then you can simply select if and that is it. If the Straight Talk APN setting does not appear or not already available after you insert your SIM Card, then you will have to manually set up the APN as follows:

Samsung Galaxy S8 Straight Talk APN Settings  for AT&T

Name: straight talk
APN: tfdata
MMSC: http://mms-tf.net
MMS proxy: mms3.tracfone.com
MMS port: 80
MCC: 310
MNC: 410
Username: “leave it blank”
Password: “leave it blank”

Samsung Galaxy S8 Straight Talk APN Settings  for T-Mobile Network

If you are a Straight Talk user through T-Mobile Network, you should use the following information:

Name: straight talk
APN: wap.tracfone
Port: 8080
MMSC: http://mms-tracfone.com
MMS proxy: “leave it blank”
MMS port: “leave it blank”
Username: “leave it blank”
Password: “leave it blank”

And that is all for setting the APN. It is recommended that once you finish setting up the APN to restart your phone.