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HT2283: iOS: About cellular data network settings (viewing or editing the APN)

Learn about iOS: About cellular data network settings (viewing or editing the APN)

HT2283 No access to Cellular Data feature on my 3GS.

1594 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 14, 2012 12:41 AM by LennonNZ2 RSS
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Sep 17, 2012 10:49 AM

I changed my cell service from AT&T to Straight Talk today.  I received, activated and inserted my new SIM card.

The instructions show that I should change my APN info in the Settings/Network/Cellular Data.

I have not be able to tap on the Cellular Data to access the info in order to change anything.

However, I can retrieve email and access Safari.

Do I need to do anything else to use voice-text-data for Straight Talk?

iPhone 3GS, iOS 5.1.1
  • Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (17,835 points)

    Assuming you are not on wifi, if you can surf to web sites in Safari and send and receive email, then you are connected to the data side of whatever network your SIM card connects to, so yes, I'd say you are good to go.


    Most GSM carriers do not allow editing the APN settings (my AT&T iPhone 4 has no way to access those settings either) as they are provisioned from the SIM once it connects the device to the carriers network.  If you have troubel with data, you can call the carriers support number, and if needed, the can push APN changes to your phone over the air.

  • Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (17,835 points)

    Or you could try this -


    Jailbreaking will void your warranty, as well as the fact that you will no longer get any support from folks here.

  • LennonNZ2 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Straighttalk is a MNVO (Virtual Carrier) of AT&T so this is why Straighttalk SIMs work for non unlocked AT&T iPhones .. BUT.. when you use a Straighttalk SIM the AT&T APN Settings are used and are hidden away for you to edit.


    You can use the the iPhone Configuration Utility and use it to change the APN Settings or you you go to (Whilst Connected to WIFI) and choose United States/Straightalk and this will set the APN Settings.

  uses the same method as the iPhone Configuration Utility so does not jailbreak or do anything which will void your Warrenty.


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