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Straight Talk APN Settings for Android Phones [Beginners' Guide]

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Apologies on the two APN posts in one afternoon, but we wanted to get them out of the way and into the Beginners’ Guide.

If you aren’t on Aio Wireless and instead went with Straight Talk, we also have APN settings for you as well. Below, you’ll find the official settings pulled from Straight Talk’s site for both AT&T and T-Mobile service, though if you venture into a variety of forums across this wonderful internet, you are bound to find tweaked settings that one user or another claim bring even better performance.

I would suggest that you start with these, and should you run into issues, start tweaking or looking elsewhere. But again, these are the official settings. 

Instructions

1.  APN settings are accessed on phones in somewhat different locations depending on the phone manufacturer.

Samsung phone:  Settings>…More networks>Mobile networks>Access Point Names>+
HTC phone:  Settings>Mobile data>Access point names>Menu>New APN.
Motorola phone:  Settings>More…>Mobile networks>Access Point Names>Menu>New APN.
Nexus phone:  Settings>More…>Mobile networks>Access Point Names>Menu>New APN.
LG phone:  Settings>Tethering & networks>Mobile networks>Access point names.

2a.  Enter the following APN info if you are using Straight Talk AT&T service:

Name: straight talk
APN: tfdata
Proxy: Not Set
Port: Not Set
Username: Not Set
Password: Not Set
Server: Not Set
MMSC: http://mms-tf.net
MMS Proxy:  mms3.tracfone.com
MMS Port: 80

Some have tweaked the following as well:

MCC: 310
MNC:410
Auth Type: PAP
APN type: default,supl,mms,hipri
IPv4
IPv4
Bearer:uspecified
MVNO type: None

2b.  Enter the following APN info if you are using Straight Talk T-Mobile service:

Name: straight talk
APN: wap.tracfone
Proxy: Leave blank
Port: 8080
Username: Not Set
Password: Not Set
Server: Not Set
MMSC: http://mms.tracfone.com
MMS Proxy:  Leave blank
MMS Port: Leave blank

3.  Save your new APN.
4.  Reboot your phone by powering it off and then back on.
5.  Enjoy your service on Straight Talk.

  • Bob

    I used the setup in 2a above with no success. Any suggestions on what to try next?
    I have a Nexus 5 purchased from google three weeks ago [using Straight Talk with their Att sim]

    • Bob

      Also, is there a different setup for android 4.4.2 ???

  • steelew

    They also have an app that opens the settings and copies each field for you to paste, pretty easy. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tracfone.straighttalk.stdatasettings

  • Brian_2112

    Ah, good ol’ Straight Talk. Been using it for three months with my Atrix HD, and it hasn’t let me down. LTE speeds are solid, good call quality, and the price doesn’t get much better considering what you get.

  • billy

    Tested ST (AT&T) for a month, and the MMS APN definitely seemed a little squirrely; not sure that I ever got MMS to work 100%, but I also gave up pretty quickly. That was my only complaint about the service, aside from the fact that it is $15 more per month than the $30 T-Mo 5GB plan that I am currently using. Even so, great value for the money; if it ever happens that I need more talk minutes, I would switch back in a heartbeat.

    • Miguel

      Yeah, I started using ST on my N5 last month and at first I wouldn’t get MMS, this only happened to me on WiFi, not sure but it seems to be working now.

  • downtownjeff

    Any advice if your using Straight Talks CDMA (VZW)

    • Jeremy

      You’re locked at 3G speeds on straight talk with VZW

      • downtownjeff

        So if I bring my rooted GNex from VZW I’m locked on 3G?

        • cole briggs

          Unfortunately, yes. The Straight Talk ATT service used to be 3g as well but was bumped up to 4g some months ago.

  • DanielMena9

    Too bad AT&T LG G2 post Kit Kat update , the APN type is grayed out and cannot be touched and is left blank. To get MMS to work you need flash KitKat while holding your APN to before when you could edit APN type.

  • JMonkeYJ

    Something critical missing from ST for T-Mobile:
    APN type: default
    (yes, you manually have to type in “default” leaving it as the default setting will not work). This has bitten me several times, so it’s deeply ingrained now. BTW this is on Nexus/GPE devices…it’s possible skinned Android doesn’t have this issue.

  • Raikou

    Thank You! Been wanting to verify what settings I have been using. Could someone shed some light on where the “tweaked” values came from, out of curiosity.

    • DoctorJB

      I know you used to have to find tweak settings for the ATT Sim for MMS to work but with hangouts the default settings are good enough. Some people use the IP for the MMS proxy: 66.209.11.33 but it shouldn’t make much of a difference.

  • Michael Graef

    Thanks so much for pulling this info together, Kellen. This is a much-needed resource as more and more of us hardcore Android enthusiasts go prepaid.