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  • SeanPatrick83 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I figured out how to get the mms settings to work on Straight Talk using a Tmobile Compatible SIM from straighttalk.com without having to swap it out. I just cut the SIM card with a sim cutter that cost me about 5 bucks on Amazon and put it in the unlocked iPhone 4S and now I have 3G service without needing an AT&T compatible sim. I figured I could live with a Tmobile compatible SIM since straighttalk.com and Walmart.com were sold out of the AT&T micro sims. However if you don't have an unlocked iphone you could still use these mms settings with an AT&T compatible sim, that is if you can find one.

     

    Cellular Data

    Apn: wap.tracfone

    Username: leave blank

    Password: leave blank

     

    MMS

    APN: wap.tracfone

    Username: leave blank

    Password: leave blank

    MMSC: http://mms.tracfone.com

    MMS Proxy: 216.155.165.40:8080

    MMS Max Message Size: 1048576

    MMS UA Prof URL: http://www.apple.com/mms/uaprof.rdf

     

    Internet Tethering

    APN: wap.tracfone

    Username: leave blank

    Password: leave blank

  • Sam977 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for sharing Patrick83, your solution is close to what I have found out although your setting is little difference than mine.  After a long search for solution, I purchased T-mobile micro SIM card through Amazon and it costed me a $5.  As soon as I got the sim, did swap it by inserting t-mobile sim and when "t-mobile" showed up in network screen, I went general setting  and click Cellular and APN setting. While this window is open, I took out the t-mobile SIM card and reinsereted straightalk sim. I went back the APN setting and typed the following setting.

    APN: att.mvno

    skip the rest

    MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com

    MMS Proxy: 66.209.11.33:80

    MMS Max Size: 1048576

     

    after I did the above setting, I returned to general setting and put airline mode and turned off the airline mode.  I did sent a text message with picture and it successfully sent the photo.  Here is the problem I face every time I download apple update, I loose all APN setting and I go back to square 1 by doing the sim swap again.  It is very annoying these steps every time I update my iPhone OS. Let me know if you know a permanent solution and/or if your solution is a perminent one.  I have Iphone 4s unlocked AT&T. Thanks

  • SeanPatrick83 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sam, the settings I mentioned above are a permanent solution. Those are the correct mms settings for straight talk on an unlocked iPhone 4S regardless of which SIM card you put in the phone. I just happen to be using a tmobile compatible SIM card from straight talk. Try those settings that I posted above and let me know if it doesn't work for you.

  • AirbnDoc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a unlocked (by AT&T) 3Gs, and just received a SIM from ST.  The SIM is actually a tracfone SIM.  I contacted ST to port my # from AT&T, that was completed yesterday...I then spent all day yesterday trying to get my APN settings to work.  I tried everything...nothing worked right.  I either didn't have SMS/MMS or I didn't have data...or both.  I eventually entered in the settings that ST suggested for a T-Mobile compatible smart phone...and that is basicly what you have listed with a couple of deletions.

     

    APN:  wap.tracfone

    User Name: {Leave Blank}

    Password:  {Leave Blank}

    MMSC:  http://mms.tracfone.com

    MMS Proxy:  {Leave Blank}

    MMS Max Message size:  {Leave Blank}

    MMS UA Prof URL: {Leave Blank}

     

    I just entered these this morning, I turned off my wifi, and my iMessage settings, then attempted to use Safari, FB, texting, and pic messaging...so far, everything has worked fine.  The difference between my settings and yours, The proxy settings that you entered are listed as being for phones other than "Smart Phones".  The settings listed for Smart Phones, do not list a proxy site.  Will this make any difference?  I don't know...I have to give it some time, and continue to try things out.  I am not sure if the Max Msg size or the MMS UA Prof URL make any difference either...not even sure what those settings are supposed to do anyway...well the max msg size is self evident...lol.  I will have to check back in with an update...until then...trial and error for me.

     

    Thanks for the input...I am truly a novice...lol

  • genafermalyn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So if i follow the steps listed, when I stick in a Tmobile sim card, the APN setting will appear under the cellular data (because on my Iphone 4S it isn't there at all)? Does it need to be a new, unactivated Tmobile sim or an active one?

  • AirbnDoc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The T-Mobile SIM does not have to be activated. Your iPhone just has to be able to recognize that there is a chip there other than an AT&T SIM. AT&T blocks the ability to edit APN settings in this manner, T-Mobile does not.

  • Julia115 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem

    check out this link which automatically downloads the APN info onto your iPhone

    iapnupdateatt.straighttalk.com

    It worked for me perfectly

    good luck

  • genafermalyn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried that one and the unlockit site. Both failed. I get the "you are not subscribed to a cellular data plan" box. Gonna try the SIM card thing.

  • Ethanlee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried several times and found out what my problem was.

    The tip is that you have to wait for a couple of minutes until your phone shows HOME in the bar Not ATT

    after you swap your Straighttalk sim with T-mobile sim.

    Then you fill all the informations in the setting menu (I mean all the numbers and URLs)

  • genafermalyn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    These are the settings that finally worked for me. I tried EVERY SINGLE ONE of the combinations found here, the straight talk website, youtube, and other various "reputable" sources:


    Cellular Data:
    APN att.mvno
    Username (LEAVE THIS BLANK)
    Password (LEAVE THIS BLANK)

    MMS:
    APN att.mvno
    Username (LEAVE THIS BLANK)
    Password (LEAVE THIS BLANK)
    MMSC http://mmsc.cingular.com:80
    MMS Proxy 66.209.11.33
    MMS Max Message Size 1048576
    MMS UA Prof URL (LEAVE THIS BLANK)

  • genafermalyn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    And if your phone is not unlocked, you can still get data (but no mms) by downloading the profile from iapnupdateatt.straighttalk.com while on wifi. Better than nothing!

  • kmsflyer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    SeanPatrick83 how do you change the settings as you stated in your first email. I am very much a novice and do not know how to do what you suggest. I have an unlocked 4s and cannot send text with photos. If anyone else knows how to change the settings please let me know. This is very frustrating.

  • REEDtxk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've been reading through everyone's comments, suggestions, etc., and it just baffles me. Not what any of you have said, but the trouble I've had. It could easily be that I've made it harder on myself than it should be. Let me explain:

     

    I left AT&T for Straight Talk around the end of May. Ordered a Tmobile style sim card that I cut down to Micro-sim size in order for it to fit properly. After 24 hours or so of endless researching, I tried three different APN updates manually in order to get MMS, data, and all working. Well, of course none of the settings would stay for a decent amount of time before resetting to either blank or phone (under APN itself). Keep in mind, I tried the att.mvno settings, wap.tracfone settings, and the tfdata settings. After all of these, I still had no luck with data or MMS when away from wifi. I continued to research thru google's black hole of information lol.

     

    After much frustration, I ordered an AT&T compatible micro-sim card on ebay. Yes, what a waste considering that Straight Talk just started putting these cards out again. I continued to have tons of trouble with my data, MMS, etc..

     

    I contacted someone at Straight Talk last week and told them my situation (whether they could understand plain English or not is unknown). They were kind enough to send me a replacement micro-sim card which I've received today. The lady I spoke with said this is the same exact card they are sending out for AT&T compaitble cards. It does look like them, however the paperwork with it said NET10/Straight Talk instructions. I have spoken once again to another representative and had my number switched over to this new micro-sim card. I have also done the sim-swap method to prepare my settings under the "tfdata" guidelines "the most recent representative recommended that I get onto Safari and update the APN settings via http://iapnupdatetfdata.straighttalk.com . After waiting up to 24 hours or so, I guess we shall see how this turns out and go from there.

     

    Any suggestions, comments, etc., are welcome. Thanks and best of luck to each of you!

     

    I meant to add that I have an unlocked iPhone 4.

  • Gkaiser124 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    so what happened reed?

     

    i'm still trying to get imessage to activate on my iphone 4s...at&t..tfdata apn...no success...i've tried everything and it's super frustrating...

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (44,905 points)

    StraightTalk is not a supported GSM carrier for the iPhone. They are a supported CDMA carrier.

     

    If you want to use an iPhone with StraightTalk, get a StraightTalk phone. You will continue to have headaches trying to use a GSM iPhone on StraightTalk.

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