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    Here are the APN settings you should use for Straight Talk

    For AT&T compatible phones:
    Name : Straight Talk
    APN : tfdata
    Proxy : Left Blank
    Port : Left Blank
    User name : Left Blank
    Password : Left Blank
    Server : Left Blank
    MMSC : http://mms-tf.net
    MMS proxy : mms3.tracfone.com
    MMS port : 80

    For T-Mobile compatible phones:
    Name : Straight Talk
    APN : wap.tracfone
    Proxy (for smart phones): Left Blank
    Port : Left Blank
    User name : Left Blank
    Password : Left Blank
    Server : Left Blank
    MMSC : http://mms.tracfone.com
    MMS proxy : Left Blank
    MMS port : Left Blank

    How to change them on Android:

    1. Select menu
    2. Select Settings
    3. Select Wireless Controls or Wireless & Network
    4. Select Mobile Networks (under more settings on Jelly Bean)
    5. Select Access Point Names (APN). Delete current APN if possible
    6. Press the menu button
    7. Select new APN
    8. Select Name and enter "Straight Talk" and press OK
    9. Enter the settings above - if they are different from the ones on your activation card, use those settings instead
    10. Select "Save"
    11. Make sure the green radio button is directly to the right of "Straight Talk"
    12. Reboot phone
    13. Your Internet & MMS are now configured



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    Last edited by tavenger5; 10-15-2013 at 08:53 PM.



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    Re: Straight Talk APN settings & how to change them for Android phones

    Im new to this stuff, what is the purpose of this? Is this if you have a phone not previously used for straight talk and it is now unlocked? Just curious



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    Re: Straight Talk APN settings & how to change them for Android phones

    You need to change APN setting to get mobile data and MMS messages. If you are getting both already then that means the APN settings are similar between carriers.
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    Re: Straight Talk APN settings & how to change them for Android phones

    Ok. That's what i thought. thank you.



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    Re: Straight Talk APN settings & how to change them for Android phones

    Ok I adjusted my APN settings per guide above and I also tried one off the straight talk website. Now I can get on my browser, make calls, receive calls and SEND text but I cannot receive text or send picture mail?



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    Re: Straight Talk APN settings & how to change them for Android phones

    Receiving regular SMS should have nothing to do with the above. It's strange that you would be able to receive MMS but not send. What phone do you have?
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    Re: Straight Talk APN settings & how to change them for Android phones

    The phone is a samsung note1 for at&t. I can send sms (I confirmed they are going through) but I am not recieving incoming sms(even though senders phone is saying sent and not showing any sending errors). I am not able to send or recieve any mms messages. I am however able to use the browser. I. Actually on it right now. I'm kind of lost. I called straight talk and nothin is working. I forgot to mention this but when I first turned the phone on ONE and only one sms did come through. After that nothing. Thanks for your repl and help



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    Re: Straight Talk APN settings & how to change them for Android phones

    I'm happy to post everything is up and running as it should.
    After trying the apn settings above and the ones from straigh talks
    Website I was still having problems. So I talked to a cell techie and they had me enter the settings from straigt talks site, save them, check the radio light telling my phone to use them (instead of default settings) then with the phone still on remove the battery and wait one minute. And sure enough it worked first time.
    Now I have two questions.
    1. What is the difference between the settings above and the ones on straight talks site?
    2. Could it benifit me in any way to try them with the procedure that worked for me?



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    Re: Straight Talk APN settings & how to change them for Android phones

    thanks for the update - I actually updated the settings above. At some point in the past couple months they changed what the settings were. Both probably still work, but I'm guessing that the ones on their site are going through the 'newest' channels.
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    Re: Straight Talk APN settings & how to change them for Android phones

    My phone has a setting called "APN type" & a lot of other settings not listed :/
    do they need to be left blank as well?



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