Correct APN Settings for Straight Talk

Correct APN Settings for Straight Talk.  In this post, we would like to provide you the correct, working and official version of the Straight Talk APN Settings.  This comes in especially handy for those guys who recently signed with Straight Talk BYOP (Bring Your Own Phone) data plan, so that you can set up your smart phone properly and start using it on Straight Talk.

Correct APN Settings for Straight Talk – AT&T or T-Mobile?

As you may already know, Straight Talk is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO).  What does it means?  Well, Straight Talk is a company that uses the existing infrastructure from other companies; in this case, it can be T-Mobile or AT&T.  Imagine them as a big mobile wholesaler which buys the service (voice and data) from the aforementioned companies and then resells them to the public as a retailer.

Check this detailed instructions video to setup the correct APN on Straight Talk

Correct APN Settings for Straight Talk

As they run on different networks towers, the Correct Straight Talk APN Settings to be used is quite different and we must first distinguished them properly

For the Straight Talk T-Mobile APN Settings:

Name: straight talk
APN: tfdata
Proxy: Not Set
Port: Not Set
Server: Not Set
MMS Proxy:
MMS Port: 80

If you are running on T-Mobile, then please use these values:
Name: straight talk
APN: wap.tracfone
Proxy: Leave blank
Port: 8080
Server: Not Set
MMS Proxy:  Leave blank
MMS Port: Leave blank

for both cases, no username nor password is required.

Correct APN Settings for Straight Talk – How to Set them up in your phone?

Once you have the correct APN Settings, putting them in is the easiest thing to do.  Just follow the instructions that we have provided you on a separate post that teaches you How to change the APN Settings on your phone.  Please place special attention to the special characters, as the APN Settings must be entered exactly as listed above without any mistakes, otherwise it will not work properly on your phone.

If you have already followed the above steps and entered the correct straight talk apn settings, you should now be able to use the mobile data on your phone.  If everything works except texting, or sending and receive mms, you might want to double check the apn type on the phone and seto them to: default,mms,supl

Hope this article has been useful and provide you the information you were looking for.