Solution for Straight Talk MMS issues. In the past two years we have written a few articles regarding how to solve the different issues people are facing with Straight Talk MMS feature, mainly not been able to send or receive picture messages.
Every day we receive many questions from our readers seeking for a definitely solution for this issue, it seems that there isn’t any one fix for all solution available, hence we really need to go case by case basis, however there is a very common issue that is creating most of the issues, and this is closely related to the MMS Type field
Apart from using the correct MMS values, there is a field called MMS Type, which is the one in charge of indicating whether the set of values is used only for data purpose or it also contains MMS related settings, and we’ve seen that many people don’t use the proper settings on this field, leading to the frustration of not being able to send any picture messages.
This happen mostly with Android devices, mostly different version of Galaxy S3 and up… S4, S5, S6, S7, Captive, etc.
Solution for Straight Talk MMS Issue– Ultimate fix
As mentioned, it is very important that we use the correct values in the different APN Settings fields, and it is up most important the MMS type when we are facing MMS issues.
Solution for Straight Talk MMS issue
If you have facing issues with the picture messaging services with your carrier (in this case Straight Talk), please open the APN Settings you have a take a look at the MMS Type field
We recommend to use these set of values: (with a comma in between, NO SPACES)
APN Type: default,hipri,mms,supl,fota
The complete settings for your reference:
Proxy: Leave empty or default
Port: Leave empty or default
Username: Leave empty or default
Password: Leave empty or default
Server: Leave empty or default
MMSC: http ://mms-tf.net (make sure no space in between)
MMS proxy: mms3.tracfone.com
MMS Port: 80
Authentication type: Leave empty or default
APN Type: default,hipri,mms,supl,fota (as mentioned above, no spaces in between)
Wee hope this helps you recover the picture messaging functions on your straight talk phone! In case you have other issues related to the Data setting, pls take a look at our APN Troubleshooting Guide