Straight talk mms not working – Complete Troubleshooting Guide

Straight talk mms not working

Straight talk mms not working – Complete Troubleshooting Guide

Straight talk mms not working – Complete Troubleshooting Guide.  There are many folks out there that are having trouble with their Straight Talk MMS Settings, mainly not able to send or receive MMS on their Straight talk phone.  This troubleshooting Guide is aimed at those guys who have already setup their Straight talk MMS Settings and are still not able to send or receive MMS on Android, if you are having this issue, please continue Reading, otherwise if you are looking into how to setup the MMS Settings for your phone, you should read THIS.

A few things can cause the Straight Talk MMS not working issue, these Straight Talk MMS problems seems to be very common, especially when people switch from another operator or recently changing to an LTE phone.  The most common reason causing the Straight Talk MMS not to work are related to wrong setup on the MMS Settings, either having the wrong configuration or missing the correct MMS Proxy or Port.  Let’s get it done!

Straight talk MMS not working  Step 1 – Verifying the MMS Settings

Please verify that your phone actually have the proper Straight talk APN  or MMS settings in Place.

Please go to Settings > Wireless Connections > More > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names and verify that your values match these ones:

Name: STRAIGHT_TALK
APN: wap.tracfone
Proxy: 216.155.165.40
Port: 8080
MMSC: http://mms.tracfone
MMS Proxy: 215.155.165.40
MMS Port: 8080
MCC: 310
MNC: 410

Save the settings, restart the Phone and TEST.  If the above settings don’t work for you, please try changing to these values:

Name: STRAIGHT_TALK
APN: att.mvno
Port: 80
MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
MMS Proxy: 66.209.11.33
MMS Port: 80
MCC: 310
MNC: 410

Save and Try again.

Straight talk MMS not working  Step 2 –  Verify your SIM

If you recently changed your Phone and you are using and old version of the SIM cards, sometimes this might be the problem.  This is more relevant on the LTE Phones,  and if you just recently ported your number from another operator, it might take a few days for it to replicate the settings over, in this case, just wait a little bit.

Straight talk MMS not working  Step 3 –  Install an MMS App

Straight talk mms not working

Straight talk mms not working

If the above two steps doesn’t solve the issue and you are still not able to send, receive or Download MMS on your Straight Talk Phone, you can try downloading the GO SMS Pro APP, which seems to solve the issue for many people having this problem.  This app also gives you additional features such as auto-reply, 800+ emotions and it’s completely Free.

 

Please share your experience by leaving a comment below, if this article helped you solved the Straight Talk MMS Not working issue, please gives us a LIKE!

Latest Comments
  1. hollie

    Hey guys I tried forever to fix the sms on my Galaxy S4 then I accidentally hit default apn by pressing menu while on apn screen so I put the settings that gave me data before back in and suddenly my sms started working. The only difference I can see is before my authentication type was none and now it just has not set in the box. Hope this helps someone

  2. Jason Robertson

    I’ve tried everything at this point. Still cannot receive MMS messages. I can send them fine, just cant receive. I’ve read that some people are able to after the new service plan takes affect. Mine did today….still no luck on receiving MMS. This is very frustrating. I’m thinking I’ll give straight talk one more month before searching for another service. When I tested straight talk out for the first time on my AT&T SG3, all messaging and data worked perfectly, even receiving MMS. As soon as I ported my number over from verizon and switched SIMS, receiving MMS no longer works. I’ve spent a lot of time on the phone with straight talk customer service. All they can tell me is their canned answer of, “Sir, MMS working is a 50/50 chance with BYOP.” Then I say, “Can you explain to me why it worked with the original straight talk number I was given and the first SIM card, but not after I ported my number and switched SIMS?” Their response, “Sir, MMS working is 50/50 with BYOP.” UNACCEPTABLE!!

    • apnsettings

      Hi Jason, it’s really strange. did you have a chance to test this SIM in another phone? (perhaps you can borrow one and try?) did you try the app?

  3. Jason Robertson

    I spoke to soon. Literally as I was typing the last message, I gained the ability to receive MMS. I forfeited two days of my service plan and started a new one because I had no more patience. When the new service plan kicked in MMS receiving magically started working! Wow, weird

    • apnsettings

      Great to know! As I mentioned, sometimes it takes a few days to replicate the settings over when you port your number

      • jason

        It took more than a few days. It didn’t start working until 28 days later when I added a new months service plan.

      • austin

        Moto x first gin NOTHIN WORKS PLEASE HELP ME IF YOU CAN HELP PLEASE CALL 9104618317 IT WILL.NOT.SAVE

        • apnsettings

          HI austin, what do you mean it will not save? what ahppens afer you type int he straight talk apn settings on the phone and hit save? did you create them from scratch?

    • Coralee

      does the above work for any straight talk phone?

      • apnsettings

        Hi Coralee, it does work. are you still having trouble with text?

  4. tommy

    I recently called straight talk about my sync not working.at first my apn was ATT MVNO after they troubleshooted my phone it says tfdata. Now I can’t download any mms but I can send. Those apn above didn’t work for my phone. What can I do so I don’t end up having to change service?

  5. Lindal

    I just switched from tmobile to straight talk today. Having the same problem can send mms but not receive. Tried the app still doesn’t work. Very frustrating. Any suggestions?

    • apnsettings

      Hi Lindal, sometimes it takes a few days for the settings to port over… is it working now? or you still have the issue?

  6. JB.NYC

    **Update**
    I finally got it to work using the following settings:
    Name: Straight Talk (but you can name it whatever you like)
    APN: tfdata
    MMSC: http://mms-tf.net
    MMS Proxy: mms2.tracfone.com
    MMS Port: 80
    APN Type: default,mms,supl

    *Also in (MMS Proxy) you can try: mms3.tracfone.com*
    The settings are set for an AT&T sim card from Straight Talk.

    I spent the past few days trying every combination of APN settings, but what I wasn’t doing each time was deleting all previous APN’s/rebooting and entering a new APN/rebooting again…so basically I recommend to try all APN settings again but in this order:
    1. Delete all APN’s
    2. Reboot phone
    3. Enter new APN
    4. Reboot phone
    5. If it doesn’t work try a new APN setting starting from Step 1.
    Good Luck All :)

    • Ryan

      After everything else I tried, THIS is what worked for me. I had to click mms in the APN type area. Thanks so much!

      • apnsettings

        glad to know it helped, Ryan

    • Dré

      That worked for me. I kept what the cs rep told me to put but I just changed the APN type and now I’m in business. I’ve been with the Str8Talk byop program since March 2014 and I’ve never been able to send nor receive pics until today. Thanks a million times bro

      • apnsettings

        glad to know it worked for you Dude!

    • Lauren

      I’ve tried so many different APNs and this finally worked after over a year not being able to use mms. StraightTalk gave me the same setting except the MMS Proxy was mms3.. When I put in the one with mms2 it worked! Thank you very much!

      • apnsettings

        HI Lauren, glad to know you have fixed your mss issues on straight talk!

      • betty

        I love you. I had everything right EXCEPT the 2. Thank you

        • apnsettings

          great to know Betty. Enjoy!

          • Jan Schwab

            Me too! Straight Talk gave me settings with a 3, and it did not work. When I changed it to a 2, it worked. Thanks so much! I can finally send AND receive photos.

          • apnsettings

            Hi Jan, glad to know it fixed your mms issue!

    • Katie

      THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I have tried everything on every other forum. I don’t know exactly what part of your settings worked but I know all the others I tried did’t specify an APN type.
      I don’t know anything about APNs har-har
      Thanks though. Very much!!!!

      • apnsettings

        Hi Katie, great to hear that you have fixed your text issue!

    • celeste

      this worked perfect. ty so much. i have saved this page just incase i ever need to do this again. :)

      • apnsettings

        Hi Celeste, Great to know that you had fixed your straight talk MMS issu now!

    • Kenyetta

      OMG, this worked for me also. I loved my phone but was going to switch to another company because I couldn’t send pics. Thanks so much!!!!! I can enjoy my phone and straight now.

    • Star

      This was very very helpful. I have a ATT Samsung Galaxy S6 on Straight talk. After trying everything I never could get my picture messages to work, until one day I found this website and seen your post. Thanks to you I can now receive and send picture messages. For everyone else to exactly what the post say do and your phone will work too.
      THANK YOU THANK YOU

      • apnsettings

        Hi Star, glad that our straight talk mms troubleshooting guide was useful :) have a great date!

    • Lou

      Worked thank you you are the best.

      • apnsettings

        Hi Lou, great to know it did work for you!

    • Dawn

      The only thing that worked for me as well. Tysvm.

      • apnsettings

        Hi Dawn, glad to know that you were able to fix your mmss issue!

    • Kim

      How do you delete the apns

      • apnsettings

        Hi Kim, on teh apn menu click en Delete.

    • Roger

      Thanks JB.NYC. Your instructions worked the first time I tried it. I haven’t had messaging for a looooong time! THANKS!

      • apnsettings

        Hey Roger, glad to know that this fixed your Straight Talk MMS issue!

    • Kristie

      It worked I was amazed. I could just kiss you, thank you so much my problem solved.

      • apnsettings

        glad to know Kristie, so you werent able to send MMS before?

    • Sk8pickel

      While implementing this fix, I noticed the proxy was set to mm3.tracefone.com. I only noticed this after changing the 3 to a 2, but can receive mms messages after removing the extra first ‘e’. That is, make sure it’s ‘tracfone’ and not ‘tracefone’. Thanks

      • apnsettings

        Hi JB, should be tracfone :)

    • Denise Laster

      Thanks JB. I have been fighting this problem on 3 phones and I have cauliflower ear from trying to get answers from customer service. Thanks for thinking of us other poor souls and helping us out too!!!!

      • apnsettings

        Hi Denise, glad to know if fixed your issue… which setting did you finally use?

  7. sunny

    I’m having a similar problem, I had straight talk on my iPhone but my husband gave me his note 3 which is T-Mobile so I got a Sim card for the note 3 from straight talk. I tried activating it and putting in the new apn settings and I can call and send messages from the note 3 but I can’t receive calls or texts, I’m still receiving calls and texts thru my iPhone. What should I do?

    • apnsettings

      Hi Sunny, sometimes it takes a few days for the setting to port over.

  8. Diane

    For the last week I have been getting only some messages on my iphone. For some people, they get my messages but I cannot receive theirs and for other people I have not gotten ANY of their messages but they got mine…this is not just mms messages either…it’s also doing this for sms. Then, this morning my phone delivered 20 messages from different days last week! Would this be a case to change the settings? This is NOT good to pay for service and NOT receive messages.

  9. Dianna

    I have an iPhone 6 with iOS 8.1 – I cannot modify APN settings. But I am unable to receive MMS from non-iPhones. iMessaging works fine. I can also SEND picture messages to Android phones. Just receiving doesn’t work. Regular texts work fine between any phones.
    Do you know what the current Straight Talk APN setting are? I am going to try doing the sim swap with the T-Mobile sim card.

  10. mthomp

    JB.NYC had the right fix for me. Had to have APN type on this phone a ZTE Max.

  11. Bobbi Brewer

    Thank you for your help, but I do not have the second step on my phone? I can go into my Settings but there is no “wireless connections” to click into. I have Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, so on and so forth? Thanks again…

    • apnsettings

      Hi, which model of phone do you have?

  12. Bobbi Brewer

    Thank you for your reply. I have a 3GS Apple iPhone.

  13. Bobbi Brewer

    Customer service could not even help me. I am switching carriers after my 30 days is up…

  14. Phone Expert

    This is 100% related to whether you have the correct APN for T-Mobile or ATT. take a look at this article for more details.
    http://prepaidphonesreview.com/how-to-determine-the-correct-apn-settings-for-straight-talk/

  15. Marchelle

    Thank you so much. Been pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to send and receive mms messages. This was great. Works perfectly now.

    • apnsettings

      Hi Marchelle, great to know it did help! which step did you have to perform to fix the mms issues on straight talk?

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