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Straight Talk on an iPhone

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20/2/2012 – Update: I have added the proxy information into the profile as for some people (I have no idea why) the proxy for data was needed. If you have tried in the past using the profile and it has not worked download the new profile and try again.

Since Straight Talk started to sell just SIMS I’ve had lots of email on how to get them working on the iPhone so here goes.

If you don’t want to jailbreak and get Data going (Works any Any iPhone) just:

– Place the Straight Talk Sim into the iPhone
– Connect to the internet via wireless on the iPhone
– Go to http://www.unlockit.co.nz (on the iPhone) and Choose United States, Straight Talk and install the Profile
– Cellular Data Works

If you want MMS to work as well and not jailbreak the iPhone then you can use the “SIM” Swap method but this only seems to work on the iPhone 4S. People with 3GS/3G/4 have reported it doesn’t work at all.

To do this you will need a T-Mobile sim .It doesn’t need to be activated and can be easily acquired from many places around the USA (I have been told)

– Go to Settings->General->Network
– Place T-Mobile SIM into iPhone
– A New Menu will come up (Cellular Data Settings)
– Go into this Menu and make sure the Details are are as below (Don’t exit)
– SIM Swap back to the Straight talk SIM Card
– Exit Cellular Data Settings Menu (Click Network up the top)
– The Cellular Data Settings Menu will Disappear now.
– MMS Works

If you want to Enable MMS (and you have a jailbroken iPhone ) then install Tetherme from Cydia and you can go into the Settings->General->Network->Cellular Data Settings Menu and Edit them as below

Settings
Cellular Data
APN: att.mvno
Username:
Password:
MMS
APN: att.mvno
Username:
Password:
MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
MMS Proxy: 66.209.11.33:80
MMS Max Size: 1048576
MMS UA Prof URL:

Update: MMS Proxy Fixed … I had the name not the IP Address for the MMS Proxy . people have said the Name not work and the IP Address works.. but I’ll leave it as the IP Address..
Note: If anyone wants to update this please let me know) – I am not in the USA but talking to many people this is how you do it 🙂

394 thoughts on “Straight Talk on an iPhone

  1. This worked for my jail broke 3g iphone. Straight Talk techs could not understand my problem. Thank you for your solution that allows me to get on the internet via 3g.

    1. Getting Data and MMS working for the non-geek on an iPhone can be very hard and Straight Talk (IMHO) are not very clueful (or have not trained their staff regarding it) about how to get an iPhone working on their service.

  2. I have been using Straight Talk for about a year now and love it. I have the iPhone 3GS and did have it jailbroken for sometime. About 2-3 weeks ago I restored my phone and went back into http://www.unlockit.co.nz. This time I did not jailbreak iPhone and everything is working fine. Data, MMS everything. Can send and received picture mail with no problems. Again I did not jailbreak it. Has been working fine

  3. This worked for me. I bought my phone straight from Apple (unlocked GSM for Straight Talk) but probably should have kept the one I bought From Newegg instead.(200 bucks cheaper)This is because I was still not able to access the Carrier APN settings anyway. The APN changer described in this article installs like all other apps and data started working immediately. My only concern is security. Is this still considered safe while accessing the web to check personal accounts?

    1. Its all 100% safe. Its going via AT&T’s network exactly the same way as it did before. Straight talk are just reselling AT&T network

    1. My profile for StraightTalk doesn’t have the proxy information in it and the people who have used it it works 100% fine without it. If you wish to try it with the proxy then use the ” AT&T MNVO (With Proxy) ” Profile.

      Unless Straight talk have changed things within the last day it should work fine without the proxy.

    1. I presume phone calls and SMS work but data does not work. What doesn’t work MMS ? or data or everything? does it work with the AT&T – MNVO (With Proxy) profile? if this one or the Straighttalk profile not work not then I would contact Straighttalk and ask them to check things on their end.

      If MMS doesn’t work (and data does) then I would check your settings.

  4. I have the Walmart family and cannot understand why I’m still getting “no service”. Please advise, interior designer not techy. 🙂

  5. Thanks for the “AT&T MNVO (With Proxy)” but it still doesn’t work for me. My Straight Talk sim can only send and receive calls. No text (SMS, MMS) or data. Their customer service reps insist that I have the proxy info. Then they claim it’s AT&T’s network. Call again and they said to call my phones’ manufacturers.

    Straight Talk has NOT been helpful with me. They seem to work for a lot of people, but the few that are having problems (like me), you are sorry out of luck. And out of $67 ($15 sim+$45 plan+tax).

    I am taking my business elsewhere next month.

    1. TXT’s should just work.. even without any profile install. Data the profile fix so dunno why its not working.. maybe ask them for a new SIM (for free) and see if that fixes the problem..

      Is your iPhone jailbroken or alike? mane unjailbreak it if it is?

  6. I have an Iphone 4s version 5.0.1. Carrier version AT&T 11.0. I just purchased the cell through Apple to be specifically unlocked but may have messed up and selected att to be the default carrer when ordering. I wanted to make sure it was GSM and not CDMA. I have tried the straight talk, att (with proxy), att mvno, tracfone and net10 apn settings. Each time after download I restarted the phone and everything works fine but doesnt want to send picture messages. Isn’t it the sim card and carrier that allow the apn setting on the Iphone to appear allowing the user to manually change the apn setting? I assume this is how the Tmobile sim trick works. If the phone is unlocked, shouldnt this setting be available buy default? I was just wondering if I should send this Phone back or not? Call Apple direct? If everything works, what settings on the phone are wrong not allowing mms to work?

    1. You will have to set the MMS Settings via the T-Mobile “SIM Swap” method…

      the profile will just data settings.. not MMS settings..

      Straighttalk sims are basically the same a AT&T sims (and identify themselves as AT&T) as Straighttalk just uses AT&T’s network. (and the iPhone hide the settings as AT&T have asked Apple to hide the Settings)

      Yes its annoying but its the only way (unless you want to jailbreak the iPhone)

      Straighttalk don’t make it clear at all regarding iPhones and are useless (from the Emails I have got directly) regarding using iPhones on their service. As Long as Calls from/to the iPhone work they are happy.. Data/MMS are just a second thought.

      You have the correct iPhone

  7. I also have mine Jailbroken through Absinthe but only after apn setting failure to work. I thought it would help. I could care less if jailbroked or not. Just want the Prepaid plan to work. Trying to loose Metropcs which seems to drop Phone calls for fun. How can you tell if your Iphone is locked? The Straight Talk website says it can use AT&T models.

    1. Straighttalk SIM Cards are basically AT&T SIM Cards sold under a Differnet Company. If you put in a Straighttalk sim.. it will make calls and SMS’s ok.. Putting in the profile will make Data work.. you only need to jailbreak if you want MMS to work. I you have an iPhone 4S you can do the SIM Swap Method to get MMS working..

      I’ve had a few people say data doesn’t work but I think its more straight talk provisioning system not setting up the SIM right or the sim card is broken 🙂

  8. So I just got my Iphone 3G and have the new straight talk sim card to put in it..how do I get everything switched now?I tried finding the APN settings on the phone, but cannot find them. All I see are the VPN settings..

  9. @ admin
    ST just refuses to help me. I am using their sim in a Samsung A107 (and Nokia 8390) to try to toubleshoot texting. (Data does not work too with their APN setting. But I’m not even asking for help on that.) Yet they just refuse to admit it’s the sim. Keep telling me it’s my phones (iPhone 4, Samsung, Nokias) or the network or to call the phone manufacturers. I’ve called them 6 times already. Once they even told me that I have to be in my home zip code to troubleshoot. I can not believe how this company stays in business with this kind of business practice and refusal to fix my problem with their sim.

    1. Putting a ST sim into a Phone without changing any APN Settings.. Calls and SMS’s should work 100%. If they don’t then either the SIM Card or set up of the SIM Card at the carrier is to fault.

      What I’ve found with a few users (there are probably ALOT) you DO have to set a Data Proxy (which my profile does have now) and without it some people just don’t work.

      Also I’ve heard a number of users at various times cannot get to various websites (without proxy) and then it suddenly works.

      If you cannot TXT (ignoring MMS) then you might want to Order a NEW Card and get a refund of the Old card and set up a new account and see if it works.

      Then Data is the next thing to get working…. Make sure you set a Data Proxy…. on other Phones such as android or alike

  10. Question. I have an iphone 4 and followed your steps to get the data working and ive also jailbroke the phone and did tetherme and got the mms running but my 3g network is not working properly. all i am getting is the EDGE network and not full 3g (i did the micro sim card through straighttalk on an at&t iphone 4 that is not unlocked). anyone have any advice?

    1. Either the area you are in doesn’t have good 3G coverage (so its going back to EDGE) or You have 3G turned off on the Phone

      Or something is broken but I’ve not heard of any jailbreak problems/bug which causes this.

  11. I’m not able to get the internet working with my iPhone 4. Have tried the Straight Talk APN, ATT Mvno w/Proxy, and Tracfone. Did a full reset before trying. Wifi works and talk/text, but am not able to get data working.

    1. It should work.. Maybe a problem with the provisioning of your Account @ Straighttalk. Contact them and let them know ask them to check your account

  12. If you have an iPhone 4S then no you don’t have to jailbreak to get MMS Going (USe the TMobile SIM Swap ) method but if you don’t then yes you’ll have to jailbreak to get MMS Working.. I can’t really suggest a website but you should NOT have to pay for a jailbreak

  13. Is there any way that a second Straight Talk APN setting can be created to use these settings?

    Cellular Data:
    APN: att.mvno
    Username: (leave blank)
    Password: (leave blank)

    MMS:
    APN: att.mvno
    Username: (leave blank)
    Password: (leave blank)
    MMSC:http://www.mmsc.cingular.com
    MMS Proxy: proxy.mvno.tracfone.com:80
    MMS Max Message Size: 1048576
    MMS UA Prof URL: (leave blank)

    I recently Jailbroke mine and these settings worked for MMS. I downloaded the Tetherme app. I believe that the MMS Proxy needed to be this in order to work.
    Location: Michigan

    1. These are basically the same settings as on my website..

      I have

      MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
      MMS Proxy: 66.209.11.33:80

      You have http://www.mmsc.cingular.com (which looks wrong)
      and you have proxy.mnvo.tracfone.com:80 I have the IP Address BUT proxy.mnvo.tracfone.com = 66.209.11.33.

      What I have is what the actually suggest (I’ve had the name in before but the proxy on 99% of APN’s in an IP Address

      Also it says the MMS Proxy as an IP Address on their information 🙂

  14. Anyone who wants straight talk can get their service just go on their website they even sell micro sims for 15$ and just change your APN thru this website and you should get unlimited data

  15. I am having the same problem as Hiram. My wife and I switched over to the sim st plan to use in each of our iPhone 4. I did all the steps that the tell u to do on the package and used your site to change the APN settings. My wife’s phone works awesome data and all but my phone comes up with an error when I try to use data ( You are not subscribed to a cellular data network) I have tried everything and all straight talk told me is check with your phone manufacturer. Any help would be awesome. Does this sound like the sim is defective? Thanks

    1. Try and Swap the SIMS over from the working and non working one and then you’ll see if its the phone or the SIM.. If the non working SIM still doesn’t work in the Phone and the working SIM works still works then you’ll know its the SIM 🙂 Easy eh?

      If you swap them over and the reverse of what happened then you’ll know its the Phone ..

      Let us know what happens when you switch the SIMS over between phones ….

  16. Andrew :I am having the same problem as Hiram. My wife and I switched over to the sim st plan to use in each of our iPhone 4. I did all the steps that the tell u to do on the package and used your site to change the APN settings. My wife’s phone works awesome data and all but my phone comes up with an error when I try to use data ( You are not subscribed to a cellular data network) I have tried everything and all straight talk told me is check with your phone manufacturer. Any help would be awesome. Does this sound like the sim is defective? Thanks

    admin :Try and Swap the SIMS over from the working and non working one and then you’ll see if its the phone or the SIM..

    I too am curious if swapping the SIMs will fix the issue. I have tried my SIM in two other phones and still can’t get the internet working. But, because of other issues with the phones I am still not sure if its a SIM or phone config issue.

  17. Thanks for the service..

    Do I understand correctly that with the udpated MMS proxy setting that MMS should work once the APN is installed? (the update at the bottom of the 2-20 post seems to indicate so)

    I’m using a sim ordered from StraightTalk and an iPhone 3GS.
    MMS is failing for me.. I havn’t tried the ATT MNVO w/Proxy choice.

    1. On a 3GS using Straighttalk you will HAVE to jailbreak the iPhone and install tether me. Only the 4S you don’t have to jailbreak to get MMS Working

  18. I was just able to get mine working after sending them an email about it. They called me and said it had just been re-provisioned. It only worked on EDGE for a bit, but 3G started working a few minutes later.

  19. I have a 3g and 3ga. I noticed you mention Tetherme. Does that app or method require you to connect to your computer every time your phone is turned off or battery drains?

    1. Tetherme doesn’t no.. but it depends on what jailbreak you use.. a Tethered Jailbreak or a untethered jailbreak.

      I am pretty sure the 3G and the 3GS has a untethered jailbreak these days so you don’t have to have it hooked onto your computer if you restart it

  20. Got Iphone 4s…..want data…want mms….Getting sim card tomorrow from staright talk….

    Do i need to jailbreak and unlock before installing sim?

  21. So after doing all of this do you just pop in the straight talk sim card?
    I have a jail broken iPhone 4S, just installed tether me from cydia & followed the instructions for the straighttalk APN thing, changed my APN settings for the MMS for Straighttalk, & now just awaiting for my straigttalk mini sim to arrive in the mail.
    When it gets here all I’ll have to do is pop it in & I should be ok right?

  22. Greetings and Thanks a Million for the great service that you provide. I used it to set the APN to Straight Talk on my non-jailbroken AT&T iPhone 4 a couple of days ago and it worked right away.

    I was initially confused in that you have Straight Talk, AT&T MNVO and AT&T MNVO (With Proxy). May be good to explain the difference.

    The next morning I got the dreaded “No data connection” message??? I putzed around with it for a couple of days, including jailbreak with RedSn0w_win_0.9.10b5c, and still no data. In desparation I called Straight Talk Tech Support where the problem was elevated one level (both in the Philippines, BTW). I asked the tech to reprovision my sim and after she did Data works fine. SMS still doesn’t work though so I’ll call them again.

    Thanks again, ‘Buster…’

    1. Yes.. I’ve had quite a few people who have said it doesn’t work.. but most of the time asking Straight talk to reprovision the SIM makes it work

  23. I’ve tried this t-mobile sim swap method to get mms on my 4S and it doesn’t work. My data works fine with the profile, talk/sms is good, but when I try to send a picture it fails. Every time I go back into the settings with the t-mobile sim card my previously entered values are not there. I type them in, then swap back to the st sim before I exit the settings. Then my pic message fails and I get the feeling it’s not saving anything that I enter. I guess I’ll have to jailbreak.

  24. Hi I have installed the APN settings on my iPhone and it worked great for a couple of days then all of a sudden safari stopped working and so did apps such as FB and Twitter. So I decided to delete and re-install, again it worked for two days and today it has crashed again. Any idea as to why this keeps happening? Thanks

  25. @ admin

    Well…I installed unlockit on my iphone 4s with straight talk profile…I used absinthe anyway to jailbreak….tracked my order with straight talk and sim should be here in the morning….fingers crossed…hopefully I will get full functionality….

  26. @ seasorbet

    I mean,,,,i could just UN-jailbreak it yes? if it affects me getting functionality…if not then I will just leave as is? (I read the article, a little confused, getting tetherme cost 4.99 but you updated and said that no need just use ther unlockit profile and getting mms should be ok)

    I am sorry this is my first time with an iphone and I had to do reserach on what mms meant and proxy…ect…

  27. @ John
    Since I couldn’t get the sim swap to work, I did the jailbreak and tetherme thing. It wasn’t working at first either, but I shut off my phone when I went to bed and then when I turned it on in the morning I received the mms messages that didn’t come through before. I had tried rebooting earlier and doing airplane on/off, so time definitely made a difference. If you’re using tetherme, make sure to go into the tetherme options and under apn set automatic to off.

    @ Vinny
    For the guy that doesn’t want to fork over $5 for tetherme to enable something that ought to just work and not even use tethering, check out the xsellize repo, it’s cheaper there.

  28. I have an jail broken iPhone 4S with tether me from cydia installed. Used the straight talk profile and my data and calling and SMS is working except my MMS. I am unable to send pictures. How do I fix this?

  29. you have to jailbreak for MMS. There’s no other way around it. I have 2 iphone 3gs running on ST with the st sim and spent alot of time trying to get it to work other ways and tetherme is the only way to go in and change the apn settings to get MMS. consider my long hours of trying different techniques as free experience for you…jailbreak

  30. Is there any other options? I do not have wifi on my iPhone 3G. It stopped working some time ago. Is there any other way to put this on there to get my data and mms to work?

  31. Hello, is there anyway to get this installed on my iPhone 3G without using wifi? I have both a MAC and a PC. Any help would be greatly appreciated…I would love if I could get a reply here or through email. I have been trying to get this thing to work for two days straight…with little to no sleep. I have tried jail breaking my iPhone. I used Cyder to download WinterBoard and SupremePreferences. I was finally able to get that going, but when I go to my settings I don’t see the Supreme Preferences tab. I am really frustrated and would appreciate any help that anyone can offer. The settings tab did change on my iPhone after enabling Supreme Preferences in WinterBoard, but it still does not show the tab under settings. Also, just an FYI….I have iPhone 3G, Version 4.2.1, Modem Firmware 06.15.00

  32. I have an Iphone 3g and I got a sim from straight talk and put it in the phone and followed all the instructions you gave and I can not make calls or send messages or do anything but wi fi on my phone. Any suggestions? Please help!

  33. I have tried every carrier I have straight talk nothing seems to work I hit create profile and it does nothing do I reset all settings on i phone 4 any suggestions

  34. @admin
    Is there a secret to getting them do do this when you call? I’ve asked a couple times, and they basically said everything looks like it is provisioned correctly on their end.

    I’m hoping it’s just a matter of getting the right person who will just do it when asked.

    I’ve got a straighttalk sim in an ATT iphone4s and am able to make and receive calls, but have no data. I’ve tried several of your profiles, but none seem to help.

    1. Put Straight talk SIM in AT&T phone.. go to website , choose straight talk Profile and install
      thats it to enable Data.. If it not work then there is something wrong on your Account at Straight talk..

      If its not working.. then its most likely a problem on their end..
      Ask them to send you a new SIM Card and create a new account maybe..

  35. Still says searching after 3 hours carrier on I phone 3GS still says AT&T restored jail broke the whole nine. Please advise

    1. If you have an AT&T iPhone you don’t need to jailbreak the iPhone for Data only.. Only if you want to enabled MMS and don’t have a 4S

  36. I have an unlocked AT & T 3GS iphone. I just bought the straight talk sim and have inserted it. Straight talk has told me it would ‘work fine’….but i’m leary. I’m waiting now for it to transfer over. Then they told me to change the APN settings to the settings they have provided. I’m a nerd when it comes to this stuff; can somebody please walk me thru this or tell me how to even find the APN settings on the 3GS?? Please? The iphone was given to me by a friend who had changed carriers and upgraded to a 4. The charger they gave me does not have a usb at the other end for me to hook to my computer….so i’ve ordered one. What am I looking to have to do to get all including MMS to work? Also…this was their sons phone and he has like 140 songs on here which take up a great deal of memory and I want to get them off the phone . How do I delete them ?? ……or do i need to sign up for i tunes and sync to my computer (whatever that means) and then when it does not recognize the songs as being in my list will it automatically delete them or what??? It’s driving me nuts. Sorry for all the questions but I need help. You can email me at *REMOVED* if that would be easier. Thanks so much for anyone thats willing to take the time to help. *Also wanted to know if im going to have to jailbreak the phone??

  37. Hello, I need to know if with the new 5.1 os released yesterday, if my apn changer is going to work or I need to reinstall it again after the update ? I have a 4s with a Straigth talk sim card. Thank you very much.

  38. I just used unlock it yesterday on an unlocked AT&T iPhone transferring service to straight talk. Everything went smoothly and text talk and data are all working just fine.
    One question , if I update to ios 5.1 will I have to reinstall nz profile?
    Thanks for a great program

  39. @ Scott W
    I have some problem. got just fix ,
    Easy step 1. you need to turn on your wifi and connect safari
    step 2. http://www.unlockit.co.nz
    country : united states
    careier: straight talk
    add profil: download app
    you done:
    trun off you wifi , and turn onCellular data(settings-network-cellular data)
    and open safari

  40. Okay I did that and it works. I can send a text message but can’t send or receive multimedia text messages. Do have any idea what I need to do?

  41. I have an iPhone 4 (AT&T) and have installed the StraightTalk microsim, and ported over the number to ST. The phone calls work fine, but texting and data and Internet do not work. I have tried everything. I keep getting the error “Could not activate cellular data network. PDP authentication failure”. I have read every comment on this topic. I have done a hundred google searches. I called Apple and they were nasty with me and said this is unsupported. I have called ST twice and they keep repeating “call Apple”, as if that will do any good.

    I have seen comments on this thread that says they have gotten it to work, but I’m not sure if anyone has gotten an iPhone 4 to work. What is the secret? What am I missing?

    1. Data does work.. if data is not working.. contact Straighttalk and tell them data is not working and you have set the right APN Setting. they may re-provision data on the sim

  42. So will I be flagged for any reason? A guy who uses ur website said I to to download this app and not use to much Internet. But when my wifi is on do I still use the carrier Internet? I have straighttalk with a attt phone not jail broke or anything just out of contract btw.

  43. Don’t update to 5.1 just yet if you don’t have a T-mobile SIM to do the sim swap trick for MMS. There is no untethered jail break just yet for the 4s…

  44. I have an unlocked and jail broken iPhone 4S…… I followed every instruction and everything is working except my MMS. How do I fix this?

  45. Help! Iphone 4 5.0.1 jailbroken.straight talk carrier. Unlockit doesnt work for me. Tetherme wont install properly, which i payed 5 bucks for… i have edited the apn to exact specs and still nothin

  46. OK, I’m bumpping this. I have iPhone 4 running 5.1 (not 5.0.1). I’ve talked to ST and had them reprovision the phone, no change. Still get an error and cannot text message or get in internet over 3G (calls in and out are fine). I’ve done 3 other phones in the last week (two 4 and one 3GS) and they all work fine. Would someone with a 4 that also is running the NEW iOS 5.1 post here and indicate their phone works with ST and 3G data. Thanks. Ordering new sim card to see if that is the problem.

  47. @Nate
    NATE!!!! I have same problem. Can’t offer any suggestions but good to know I’m not alone. I get the same PDP auth failure message. I called Apple and they were not nasty, but offered no explanation. THe phone is still under warranty and I may just try and go in and buffalo my way into getting a refurb to eliminate the phone as being the problem. I KNOW you can get an iPhone 4 to work because I’ve done 2 in the last week. Neither had this PDP error problem. One would NOT send pictures over 3G but I removed and re-did the APN profile changes and as of today it is working 100%. Did you port your number from ATT? One number on a 4 was new ST number, the other two were ported from Tmobile. The phone that will not work was ported from ATT and I am suspicious…….

  48. @ Tony
    ok I have the Iphone 3gs with the straighttalk sim card and everything is working except the mms. My phone is unlocked and jailbroken, I also installed tetherme and it still is not working. I changed the apn and even turned the automatic off. If you can can you tell me what you have as your apn so I can make sure mine is correct. Please help….

  49. @n graham
    Good to see your post. I’m relieved that SOMEONE in the world actually got iPhone 4 working with ST. I was beginning to doubt. So what do you suggest? Can ST reset my SIM somehow on their end? I really have tried everything. I upgraded my iOS to 5.x, hoping that would solve my problem, but it didn’t.

    Every time I talk to ST they say “ok go into your APN settings.” Am I crazy, or is this simply NOT POSSIBLE on a non-jailbroken iphone 4? There is no place you can go and see those APN settings. I believe that unlockit’s PROFILE updates those settings, but the settings are still not exposed and still not manually editable.

    Does anyone have any ideas? I am despairing that my text and data will never ever work…

  50. admin: I just called StraightTalk. Their support is as useless as ever. The script they’re reading from doesn’t match the iPhone 4 at all, they have wrong instructions. The guy just kept repeating that my SIM card works fine and there’s nothing wrong with it. And I keep saying “but it doesn’t work”. Stalemate.

  51. I have use ur site on over 100 iPhone awesome stuff now I have a 4s as I tried for awhile to make it all work blahhhh but if u guys install tether me u don’t need apn editor btw have had straight talk 1 1/2 years always with a iPhone everything works just trial and error if anyone would like any advice or help feel free to email me at roundhouse51@yahoo.com also the numbers are correct the proxy.tracfone is void now

    1. A lot of people have said you DO need to have the mobile proxy in which editing by hand the APN Settings you cannot add in (only via a profile which my website gives). without the proxy a lot of people have said that random websites don’t work or stop working

  52. Also just did 2 iPhone 4 and with straight talks micro sims put unlock on em and worked fine but no messaging not sure why as all settings are right so I will continue to try and work on that

  53. I have an jailbroken & unlocked iPhone 4S, I’ve installed the StraightTalk profile & everything works fine except my MMS…… Does anyone know how to fix this?

  54. can some1 help me i have a straight talk sim card and i want it to work in my iphone 3gs and cant get data or mms messages please help

  55. I have an jail broken iphone 4S that’s unlocked, i’ve been using it with the strighttalk profile and made the correcr changes in the APN settings like above, and everything works except MMS. Pls tell me how i can fix this.

  56. Nate :I have an iPhone 4 (AT&T) and have installed the StraightTalk microsim, and ported over the number to ST. The phone calls work fine, but texting and data and Internet do not work. I have tried everything. I keep getting the error “Could not activate cellular data network. PDP authentication failure”. I have read every comment on this topic. I have done a hundred google searches. I called Apple and they were nasty with me and said this is unsupported. I have called ST twice and they keep repeating “call Apple”, as if that will do any good.I have seen comments on this thread that says they have gotten it to work, but I’m not sure if anyone has gotten an iPhone 4 to work. What is the secret? What am I missing?

    I got the very same problem. Does anybody knows how to fix this issue? I got only voice. Nodata, not SMS.

  57. OK, here is the SOLUTION for “No Data & No SMS”or “PDP authentication failure – iPhone 4 with StraightTalk” issue:
    Call 1-800-876-575 which is the Staight Talk Miami Corporate Office which offers better support. Let them know that your Text messaging service is not working, don’t even bother to mention to them that data service is not working as well. You have to insist that they need to fix SMS first, which has nothing to do with Data, otherwise they’re going to start trying to say that you have wrong APN settings. Also, you have to insist that they need to reprovision your SIM. After they did that for me, Presto, Everything is working: DATA, MMS, SMS, Voice. I wasted a whole day to get my ST iPhone running, changing a lot of settings in my iPhone. Don’t do the same. It’s not your fault. 🙂 Good Luck!

  58. I installed the apn profile on AT&T iPhone 3GS ,ios 5.01with straight talk AT&T sim card. Everything works just fine except mms which I didn’t expect to work on my non jail broken phone . I recently updated to iPod 5.1 and was pleased to find that text ,talk and data continue to work without needing to reinstall apn profile. If I ever get a burning desire to use mms I will jailbreak and unlock following the guidance provided by this site .
    If I hadn’t stumbled upon unlock it nz. I would probably still be struggling with with straight talk support and would have no data capability.
    Thanks again,
    Ed

    1. It only needs to be jailbroken if you want to enable MMS. Saying that… There is a method to enable MMS (without jail breaking) but its quite complex at the moment and not simple at all.

  59. @admin: I can live without MMS, but I’d sure love to have Internet and texting work on my iPhone 4 Straighttalk phone. I’ve called ST so many times and posted so many times on their useless forums. What do you suggest I try? They always tell me to go look at my APN settings and see if they’re right. With a non-cracked iPhone 4, it’s not possible to see APN settings much less edit them. Though I know your Profile edits them.

    I told one of their reps to reset or exchange the SIM. They refused, saying it’s working fine. But obviously my Internet and data are not working.

  60. My iPhone 3gs was working great on tmobile till today when i had to restart the phone. Since then, it either reads “invalid sim” or “no network”. I tried deleting and reinstalling the APN changer to no effect. I also realized that the “cellular data settings” tab is no longer showing up. I am on iOS 5.1 and my phone is not jailbroken or unlocked. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.

  61. This really works. Some iphones do not have the APN option under network settings. Just download the iphone utility and create an APN file with the info above. Once you can make calls but no browsing just swap the sim to the T mobile sim and modify cell APN. and boom everything works even MMS.

  62. George Calin :OK, here is the SOLUTION for “No Data & No SMS”or “PDP authentication failure – iPhone 4 with StraightTalk” issue: Call 1-800-876-575 which is the Staight Talk Miami Corporate Office which offers better support. Good Luck!

    This would be wonderful if you would give a WORKING NUMBER.

  63. I’ve downloaded the iPhone Configuration Utility hoping to change the APN settings directly through Apple’s tool rather than the unlockit tool on a iPhone 4 that will not do any data or SMS. Interestingly, Apple’s tool doesn’t allow you to set MMSC or the max size and even after putting in the name and the proxy, I couldn’t get it to install on the phone. I have the console log if anyone out there can read it and tell me what is wrong.

  64. @ Nate

    Yo Nate- Still no change here. Getting some new sim cards tomorrow and will burn one of them if necessary to get ST to reprovision the number to a new sim. I still don’t know if this is related to 5.1 in any way , if the is a ST provisioning problem or something where unlockit can’t change the APN settings (though it does appear to install correctly). If I can’t get it working on the 4 I will likely then try in a 3g at that point if it don’t work, then would seem to confirm that it is a ST problem. Confusing.

  65. OK OK- @Nate and others BIG FREAKING NEWS!!!! Just got off the phone with Tracfone support line AND THEY FIXED THE PROBLEM!!!!!! It was a provisioning problem, they were not specific WHAT, but they had me turn phone off they did their magic and when i turned phone back on I was able to send and receive text messages and also was able to use 3G data to send and receive email.

    So to summarize

    1. Call 1-800–876-575 THREE (that is the full CORRECT NUMBER)

    2. Tell them your TEXTING (SMS) is not working. THis guy asked me NO QUESTIONS ON APN SETTINGS. I also never told them I had an iPhone.

    3. This means that the unlockit app DOES WORK with iOS 5.1 on and iPhone 4. YAY!!!!

    Now all we need is an untethered jailbreak for MMS to work.

    Hats off to all that contributed to solving the PDP Authentication problem!!!!! Yes especially George Calin

  66. One last note. I need to confirm how does one test if MMS is working or not working? I believe on the phone above that is NOT jailbroken, that it is working. I can send a picture using the iMessage app (same as text message). Is that definitive?

  67. On the sim swap method you will always face the activation screen and ghe settings always reset to default, i have an iphone 4s using on straight and i tryed everything and nothing work unless i pay the app tetherme on cydia.

  68. Ihave an AT&T IPhone 4S and installed the micro sim Straight talk according to your instructions. Then cancelled At&T. I am very happy everything works except MMS but that is not important to me. Can I update to IOS 5.1 and expect the same service?? My second question is nowhere on the phone or the box does it state that it is an AT&T phone, is this normal. I am a novice at this, can you tell?? Any info would be greatly appreciated and to admin thank you for your service and easy to follow instructions.

  69. I have tried everything. Admin says my SIM must be defective or maybe ST hasn’t enabled my sim for text/data or something. I have contacted ST a dozen times now. They refused to exchange my SIM. I have given up and filed a complaint with BBB against ST. I guess I’m the only person in the world who can’t get unlockit’s profile to make my iphone work with ST data and texting.

  70. I am inquiring in the sim card swap. I currently just joined ST. Everything is working normal except the MMS. I read that swapping the SIM card to a t-mobile card will fix the problem. Will this method not tie me into t-mobiles towers? I currently use AT&T towers and I get great service. If so, is there another option?

  71. @ John
    same exact thing with me. I swap and than when I put the ST sim in and it doesn’t seem to save since the settings will be empty after I swap the Tmobile back in to see if it saved.

  72. @Issy
    I’ve been successful in getting iPhone4 with 5.1 to work on straight talk. this phone has not been jailbroken, works fine. this is NOT a 4S so don’t know if that exact combo works, but a 4 running 5.1 DOES WORK.

    APN changer here is a killer app.

  73. @ N Graham thank you, I updated today and although I had to reinstall the apn changer everything works as before and I’m seeing the 4G symbol. Apn changer is a terrific app saving a lot of us a lot of money, thank you Craig I will defenately send a donation

  74. the t-mobile method is the way to go. the simm can be bought for 20 bucks at any tmobile store if your buddies dont have a micro simm u can borrow. everything finally works, thanks for the info guys

  75. I still can’t get the MMS to work using the T-mobile swap, it just resets when I put the ST sim back in, any help? I am using an 4s at 5.1

  76. @ s g
    I tried this and they would not help me, they said I needed to contact iphone support. My phone worked fine until straight talk thought somebody hacked my internet so they sent me a new sim card, now I cannot get it to connect to internet. This happened yesterday when the ios 5.1 was released, so I updated. Don’t know if this is the problem or straight talk.

  77. @George Calin
    I tried this and talked to several people at st- mms is still not working- any idea what they really did for you and is it still working- i have tried this on a 3gs a 4 and 4s and reprovisioning did nothing. did you use the unlockit profile before or after the reprovision?

  78. I have iphone 4s 5.01… didnt upgrade to 5.1. It is jailbroken. I have ST $45. I called the miami office at the above number and even after “re provisioning” mms is still not working. I have used tether me to edit apn settings to the various settings and still not working. I have even tried teh Tmobile sim swap trick and still no luck. Any other suggestions. Your help is much appreciated.
    plan@ nims

  79. I have tried the t mobile sim card swap and it lets me open the cellular setting but then says activation required and opens up wifi and starts telling me it is not an approved carrier. any ideas. I have installed the apn changer

  80. @s g
    you have to be able to send a text with a picture to a non iphone user i.e. no imessage. if you can send a picture that is the mms part (sms is text in texting, mms data(pictures)

  81. I got it working on the 4s by: starting with the st sim card in and the phone on, go to settings and open up the menu, remove st sim insert t mobile (only until new menu opens- then take it out immediately) reinsert the st sim card go to the bottom of the menu and hit reset- the att settings will come up- if they don’t hit reset again.
    once they are up use the st setting by typeing over the one that are there. if you just fill in blanks it will never work you need to see the old setting before you proceed.

    also to clarify you will not need to use the unlockit app profile.

    thanks craig for your great site and your apn changer

  82. I have an AT&T iPhone 4 that I just switched to Straight Talk $45 Unlimited Plan yesterday… I used your APN changer plus downloaded ON VoiceFeed (Free) from the Apply App Store to get their version of Apples Visual Voicemail…but it has many extra exciting features like leaving different voice messages for different callers or groups of callers (i.e. co-workers, etc). ———– My question is…In order to get MMS working I read I should use UNtethered using CYDIA…via my computer hooked to my Iphone. My Computer just broke down….so is there another way to do get Cydia just using my iphone…or getting Cydia without having to be on the computer I have my itunes set up on? Thank you.

  83. I would like to thank you for posting these instructions. I was hesitant to switch from AT&T to straightalk, especially after reading the reviews, but I decided to take a risk. The transfer worked fine, all that was left was figuring out how change the APN configuration on the iphone 3GS. I followed the instructions above and have tested the 3g without a wifi and it worked! Thank you so much! Please note if I can do this, anyone can. Not technically savvy. Aloha!

  84. I did everything it says on here to do and half of i have the in the settings u have listed are not in my phone to change it and it is coming up vpn instead of apn i hve the iphone3gs

  85. Thanks for this information. I got my iPhone4s working with Straight Talk now. I’ve ordered a T-mobile sim card to try to get MMS working. It came preinstalled with 5.1 OS so I can’t jailbreak it..

    Can anyone explain why the T-mobile sim card swap trick allows you to adjust your MMS settings but another sim card won’t? (for example at&t).

  86. I’m just writing to let you know that this worked flawlessly for me. I have an iPhone 3GS running iOS 5.1. I decided to take advantage of Net10’s unlimited plan, since the price is right for me. I was initially perturbed that I had no functionality for setting the APN myself, but the APN changer from your site worked like a charm :).

  87. Tried to set new APN for straight talk on my iPhone 3G and it gave me error message saying the profile was incorrect

  88. @ admin
    Technically, it is a “new” Apple limitation that was introduced in iOS4 or iOS5, because in iOS3 you could still see the MMS settings. Apple CHOSE to make these hidden and now provides no one the ability to change them. Even the “genius” bar is unable to change them.

  89. I have an I-phone 4s with ios 5.1 and I have tried the sim swap method mentioned on this website, however, I still cannot get mms to work. Any suggestions?

  90. I am so glad I found your site! This worked great on my 3GS running iOS 4.2.1. I tried several other sites and none worked. Yours was easy to use and simple to understand. Thank you very much 🙂

  91. @ n graham
    iPhone 4 using ios 5.1, had for 2 days, used unlockit website to do the apn changer. 3g data, text, calls were all working…mms is still a no…not sure I care all that much. imessage uses data to send mms to anyone using iphone on other end, so i have sent/received mms via that

  92. I have the 3G and am trying to get my straight talk to work but no matter what profile I use I cant seem to get data or anything else working. Help?

  93. What can I do , I have a iPhone 4s AT&T
    I try to send picture messages and I can’t send or receive
    Any pictures , I can only receive and send to iPhone
    To iPhone
    Please help me , what can I do ?

  94. I can’t seem to get the mms to work with my 3g no matter what I do. If I jailbreak my phone and tether it, I can’t get or make calls let alone mms. Then I unjailbreak it and all is good except for mms. Still can’t do mms……anymore suggestions?

  95. I just tried to change my setting using T-Mobile sim. tried to send mms and would not go through. found out that when inserting the ST Sim back into 4s that the MMS APN name would change to wap.cingular when I had set it to be att.mvno.

    How I learned this was by leaving the “cellular data menu” up/open when swapping sims. double-tap to messages, Then tried to send mms, I couldn’t. So, double-tap home button and went back to settings with Cell data menu still up, saw that att.mvno had been replaced with wap.cingular in mms apn. so I changed back to to att.mvno. that fixed it. Note, I programmed everything correctly, it was only the mms apn that changed involunarily when i inserted the ST sim back in.

    Hope no one else has this problem, but if you can’t send mms after programming with Tmobile sim, the info above may be of some use.

  96. I bought an AT&T iPhone 4 from cow boom. I factory reset it placed straight talk micro sim in it. I previously had the micro sim card in a AT&T Htc inspire and all features worked. Now in the iPhone 4 the data will not work I tried all apns “straight talk,attmvno, and att.mvno with proxy. Someone please help.

  97. Have they found a way around the whole mms setting for iPhone 3GS for straight talk I would love to have mms. I don’t want to jailbreak

  98. I just wanted to say thank you very much. I have straight talk and my nokia 6790 has been giving me trouble. My aunt recently upgraded from the Iphone 3g to and htc and she gave me the iphone to see if i could use it. I finally got my new sim in today and everything but the data worked. I called straight talk and of course they couldn’t help me. So then I went to the apple website and even downloaded their iphone configuration tool but it would not install on the phone. so i started searching and came across this website. I was very skeptical of the process because I am always wary of any thing like this but i found it on ehow so i decided whats the worst that could happen. In less than 1 minute i was able to install this. i checked all the info and it was correct. I turned off my wifi and IT WORKED!!! I am sooo very happy. Also for those having trouble. I did not have to change any of the info. It asked for my carried and I chose Straight Talk and it plugged in the info itself. All I did was check it against my booklet and didn’t add anything extra.

  99. I just bought a NEW UNLOCKED iphone 3gs from Apple site. I put in an AT&T sim card from straight talk. When I went to update APN there is no option just wifi and VPN. I get phone, messages, but no cellular internet service. Should I call Apple or Straight talk? I don’t know what jailbreak is and I got an unlocked phone so I would not have to do this. Can you help PLEASE. Thank you!!!

  100. @Cher LaFlamme
    I did this on my IPhone 4s this morning and it worked for me to recieve cellular data.

    Go to Settings – general- scroll down to profile tap it – on next page hit remove then

    Go to http://www.unlockit.co.nz from your iPhone when you are connected to Wifi

    pick your country and carrier and install It worked for me Now I have to figure out how to get MMS 🙂

  101. I am using an iPhone 3g on Straight Talk; 4.2.1, 5.14., and jailbroken. Every time I try to update the APN via wifi through unlockit.co.nz the phone crashes right in the middle of Custom APN. Is this not compatible with jailbroken phones? If not, any insight as to what I may not be doing correctly?

    Cheers.

    1. Whatever you did you jailbreak your iPhone is causing it (or a program you have installed via cydia is causing it).

      remover any cydia apps you have installed

  102. Help me out with this one… the data and the calls work great for my iPhone 4s (locked at at&t) but when I try the sim swap to get MMS I’m never able to get to changing the settingsd before I get a message saying “activation required”. What do I do with that? I have a T-mobile micro sim that’s not activated. Please help. I’m not a techie so I kinda need the instructions to be dumbed down.

  103. @Tony How did you jailbreak your iPhone 3GS? I’ve been avoiding it but my MMS doesn’t work, so like you said I think I need to jailbreak and use that one app. Which source did you use to jailbreak? I’m very nervous about doing it I don’t want to ruin my phone :/ thanks! Hope to hear from you or someone who knows.

  104. Can you please help me. I purchased the new Apple I 4s phone from AT&T. I bought it out right. NO CONTRACT!! I paid almost $1000.00 for it. I then, had it enrolled it in my company’s  ATT service plan. They paid the bill for my service. Since, I have left the company. I have retained, and assumed financial responsibility for the phone, and the phone number with AT&T. The same day I assumed ifinancial responsibility, I had the phone number ported to a new service provider. ( Straight Talk ) After doing so, my phone worked fine. (as far as cellular service) NO DATA Service !!!! I have been on the phone with AT&T, Straight Talk, and Apple, FOR HOURS over TWO days!!! Trying  to get this problem resolved. All I need to do, is change my APN settings (access point name ) settings. Its  my phone!!! Why does any body have this APN menu locked from me??? I’ve been on the phone for two days between, AT&T, Straight Talk, and Apple products technical support teams. Everybody points the finger at the next guy!! What can I do to get the phone, that I paid for, work  for more than just a phone, and a paper weigh?
    PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!
    Jason
    My email is: jsdreed@yahoo.com

    Sent from my iPhone

    1. you will not get the “APN” menu coming up to change the settings via hand whatever you do except jailbreak it.. so just go to my website from your iPhone and choose AT&T – Straighttlak and it will enable data.. thats it.

      Hook your

  105. Can you help me please, I have an iPhone 4s ios 5.1 with straight talk. I have changed the APN with the SIM swap method but still didn’t work for me. Please !!!!!

  106. @admin and anyone else who has tried the SIM swap… how do you get past the “activation required” page? everything else works on my phone which is great but I can’t seem to perform the SIM swap without running into that. Please help.

  107. @ admin

    i don’t know who you’re answering but on the off chance that it is me, my iPhone 4S is locked to AT&T and I’ve been using straight talk. I need the MMS to work and I have a T-mobile micro sim… if it’s not me.. oh well sorry haha

  108. Straight Talk on a official unlocked USA Verizon iPhone is BRILLIANT!!!

    It works perfect!

    Thank you for this great solution!

    With regards from the other side of the world (Netherlands)
    Que

  109. @ admin
    Ive figured out the MMS issue on iphone 4. Slight modification to your SIM swap. With the tmobile sim popped in and at the APN settings, swap out the sim with the ST sim WITHOUT backing out of that menu. Enter the apn settings and then hit back all the way to the main settings screen.

    I confirmed sending and receiving mms works now.

  110. i have the 3g working on my iphone 4 but im having trouble in getting the mms setting changed so help idk how to get into it to change it

  111. Thanks your instructiones about he “SIM” swap method it work well in my Iphone 4s with Straigthtalk service…I had to use the settings from the straighttalk’s red card and finally I have mms in my 4S version 5.1.1 .

  112. @ rsb
    Remove the Tmobile sim card to pass activation require
    , than go back to settings, general, network and youll see the menu cellular data settings. Input the data from the straigthtalk red activation card
    reinsert the straighttalk sim card
    exit cellular data setting menu
    restar your phone
    Very easy this worked for me very well
    it is important you use the configuration from the straigthtalk red card
    You dont need to unlock r jailbrake your Iphone 4S

  113. Hey, I did upgrade my iphone 4s ios to 5.1.1 and now my data doesn’t work :(( could you help me out what I should do?
    Thankssss

  114. You are AMAZING and I thank you SO MUCH… now my iPhone4 can send pics/MMS and do SMS as well on Red Pocket!

    Kiwis Rock!!!

  115. I have an iphone 3s and when i go to cellular data network it is just an on and off button. Not giving me an option to click on cellular data network. I cannot send mms or get on the internet unless i have wifi and i can only send an mms if its to another iphone and i have wifi then i can send the mms as a imessage. i want to be able to send a mms to someone without having to have wifi. And be able to get on safari,google,facebok ect. without having wifi.

  116. I too have been struggling for two days trying to get the DATA to work with the Striaght Talk SIM on an iPhone 4. I have done the unlockit APN profile several times. I also read elsewhere that I should see a Cellular Data Settings menu where I can change the APN settings. I Dont Have this Menu. This was all not working while phone was not “unlocked” I just JB unlocked it with the Absinthe 2 for 5.1.1 after the Stright Talk Customer service person told me i needed to “unlock” the phone. STILL NOTHING. Any Advise? I want to be a happy iPhone Straight Talker 🙂

    1. What I’ve found from what other people have said that Straighttalk customer support doesn’t know what they are talking about.

  117. Thank you so much. I was able to set my iPhone’s APN on Straighttalk (ST). However, even though I tried with a T-Mobile SIM, my MMS still doesn’t work.

  118. Hi i have an old iphone 3gs and an unable to send pics etc etc, I am with Crazy Johns (vodafone). Do not have the capanbility to change APN only shows VPN, need help as phone is for my daughter and she is mmm annoying about it. Thanks a Mil

  119. If you cannot get MMS to work, it’s very important you follow the directions below as they worked for me. DO NOT EXIT NETWORK SETTINGS BEFORE SWAPPING SIM CARDS because there is more editing work before you can exit!!!
    @ Cliffton

  120. April 24th, 2012 at 07:54 | #21
    Reply | Quote

    I just tried to change my setting using T-Mobile sim. tried to send mms and would not go through. found out that when inserting the ST Sim back into 4s that the MMS APN name would change to wap.cingular when I had set it to be att.mvno.

    How I learned this was by leaving the “cellular data menu” up/open when swapping sims. double-tap to messages, Then tried to send mms, I couldn’t. So, double-tap home button and went back to settings with Cell data menu still up, saw that att.mvno had been replaced with wap.cingular in mms apn. so I changed back to to att.mvno. that fixed it. Note, I programmed everything correctly, it was only the mms apn that changed involunarily when i inserted the ST sim back in.

    Hope no one else has this problem, but if you can’t send mms after programming with Tmobile sim, the info above may be of some use.

  121. @ Cyndi

    I’m in the same boat! I’ve tried absolutely everything, from jailbreaking to tethering as well as even going so far as to edit my SSH and then reload it on my phone. And nothing. I think its pretty crappy that I have an iPhone 3g running 4.2.1 and CANT send or receive MMS…

  122. I have an iPhone 3 & I use it as straight talk it’s an iPhone through AT&T but I can’t get mms to work it’s not jailbroken what could I do to get if to work?

  123. First thanks for you work … Worked great on the iphone 4 5.1 OS however I installed the new APN settings for Straighttalk with the proxy and now I get .01 MB down and 1MB up. Is there any way to have both the proxy version and one without my area seemed to work much better without the proxy I was getting 3MB down and 1MB up.

    Again Thanks!
    Jeremy, in the states.

  124. I want to thank you immensely for this post. I’ve found several across several sites which have helped. I now have freedom from AT&T. I just activated and turned on my service with Straight Talk, tested Calls, Text, MMS, Data, Tethering to my Laptop, everything is working perfectly! The services are comparable to all of AT&T’s postpaid services & speeds.

    The only thing you lose from an iPhone is ‘Visual Voicemail’ and you can switch to Google Voice for free for enhanced Voicemail features, voicemail transcription, etc…

    I have a Jailbroken iPhone 4s 64 GB on iOS v5.1.1, used Absynthe v2.02 and with a few minor tweaks to iOS via Cydia, and this now much much less expensive service… I could NOT be happier right now! I will personally be saving $1,048.00 per year by breaking free of AT&T’s grip.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  125. Does the card swap method fix everything? If I use the T-Mobile sim card swap method to make MMS work, do I also need to do the following to get data etc.?

    If you don’t want to jailbreak and get Data going (Works any Any iPhone) just:

    – Place the Straight Talk Sim into the iPhone
    – Connect to the internet via wireless on the iPhone
    – Go to http://www.unlockit.co.nz (on the iPhone) and Choose United States, Straight Talk and install the Profile
    – Cellular Data Works

  126. I have an iPhone 4 s ur program worked great on getting data working but would like the mms what is the update u were talking about please . Thanks again

  127. I got sim swap to work on an iPhone 3GS running iOS 5.1.1. Had to play with it some but got it to work. My phone is not jailbroken. Your instructions started the process but I tweeked them a little and got mms up and running. Thanks !!!!

  128. I bought a s.t sim from there website, and my iphone 3g says invalid sims, i did the apn changer, ive restored, i activated the sims and it works in my nokia e71 but when i put it in my iphone 3g it says invalid sims again, no calls 1 bar, no 3g logo, i put my att sims from my 3gs thats under contract and it worked, WTF, rebooted a lot, airplaned it but nothing, but the sims works in everything else and the phone is fine cuz it reads other sims and works, btw the sims i ordered even said it wud work help plz

  129. Thank you so much! I followed your directions and successfully have my Iphone 3G 16gig up and running everything because of you! Your directions were awesome and easy to follow. I am not that tech smart and I was able to get it done. Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you! I will now buy another Iphone and do it as well! Keep doing what you do please and may all your dreams come true.

  130. I have tried multiple times on an Iphone 4s 5.1.1 to do the sim swap method but the MMS settings don’t seem to “stick”. Once in the network settings, I eject the T-Mobile sim card to avoid the “activation required” screen. I then add the APN settings for MMS. I put the Straight Talk sim back in and then click the “network” tab at the top, which backs out of that screen. I have rebooted and still cannot get it to work. I even tried backing out and not rebooting and still no luck.

    @Robbie, what “tweeks” did you do to get your MMS working?

  131. ST Sucks at customer service. I have att iphone 4S 5.1.1 ios. I have tried the ibackupbot, and reconfigured.. I have done unlockit. and choice straight talk. Either MMS will work and the internet won’t or the internet will work and MMS wont. I have tried the T-mobile swap, and that is a joke. I have tried jailbreaking and nothing. This phone was expensive in itself not to mention the money spent on a sim card from straignt talk, a sim card from t-mobile, ibackup of $35, Cydia another purchase.. this is getting rather rediculous. This phone is tied up tighter than a cat pissing peach seeds. Sorry for the vulgarity but I am totallly frustrated… Willing to try anything that does not cost me anymore money then I have already forked out.

  132. I have tried every combination of APN settings, tetherme, unlockit, jailbroken and not, clean ios 5.1.1 installed, restored 5.1.1 installed, checked and rechecked every setting on the phone too many times….still not getting any data. (Phone will call out and receive). I get the PDP authentication failure every time. Is this just a sim card issue, or am I just blatantly missing something? Ive gone through every forum and tried what Ive found…but nothing. Anyone have the missing link?

  133. Just an FYI to anyone else that is having issues with getting your data to work. I found this in a straight talk forum thread and it helped me get my iphone 4 up and running on data. First off, I did not use the Straight Talk APN settings. I chose AT&T MVNO (with Proxy) setting when creating the APN profile based off some other info I found online. Then I followed the info below and after 20 minutes on the phone and one reboot later everything was working. Data and MMS are working perfectly.

    ==

    OK, here is the SOLUTION for “No Data & No SMS”or “PDP authentication failure – iPhone 4 with StraightTalk” issue:

    Call 1-800-876-5753 which is the Staight Talk Miami Corporate Office which offers better support. Let them know that your Text messaging service is not working, don’t even bother to mention to them that data service is not working as well. You have to insist that they need to fix SMS first, which has nothing to do with Data, otherwise they’re going to start trying to say that you have wrong APN settings. Also, you have to insist that they need to reprovision your SIM. After they did that for me, Presto, Everything is working: DATA, MMS, SMS, Voice. I wasted a whole day to get my ST iPhone running, changing a lot of settings in my iPhone. Don’t do the same. It’s not your fault. Good Luck!

  134. Here is what worked for me:
    I put the T-Mob SIM, navigated to the Cell Data Settings – it was all empty initially. THEN here is the difference from the tutorial: I did not enter the APN settings with the TMob SIM in. Stayed at this screen, removed the TMob SIM, put the ST SIM, and after I saw that it loaded it (need to see some service bars, and the provider should say HOME)THEN entered all the APN settings. Navigated away and the data worked.
    I had problems installing the profile from the unlockit.co.nz – my iPhone wasnt recognizing the generated profile file and it was offering to open it with all the different apps I had installed. I even started to uninstall apps just to be able to install the profile, but every time after I removed the offered app to open the profile, i got another app suggested. So that way did not work for me.

    Hope that helps

  135. Can some help me Plzz. I have iPhone 3G but using straight as my carrier everything on the phone works except for my picture message the ppl from straight stated I needed to update my APN in order for my pictures to work I’ve done that but it is not working properly I can send n receive picture text to my sister iPhone 4 but can’t send and receive from others phones why is that?

  136. Just got off the phone with a truly helpful Straight Talk support person. Calling from a land line, my battery on the phone went dead and she actually had the courtesy to call me back. As it turns out, the MMS Proxy setting has been changed for iPhones (mine is a 3GS, I think this is for all iPhones). Previously, the setting was 66.209.11.33:80 and has now been changed to mms2.tracfone.com:80 – When I made this change on my phone through Tetherme (on my jailbroken phone), data, SMS, and MMS all started working. Thank you for all the work on this web site and to the Straight Talk support lady! Cheers!

  137. I used your instructions above and thank you so much!!! I have been using Straight Talk and the regular texting works, but it will not send pictures. (I guess this is the difference between sms and mms. Could someone please give me clear directions on what I need to do to make the iphone 4S send photos in text messages on Straight Talk?
    Thank you!!!!

  138. I have an iphone 3g and i bought the straighttalk sim and i activated it i can recieve calls and call people but nothing else. I ran into yourwebsite but I dont have Cydia so I cant try what your suggesting. What do I do??

  139. I have an iphone 3g and i bought the straighttalk sim and i activated it i can recieve calls and call people but nothing else. I ran into yourwebsite but I dont have Cydia so I cant try what your suggesting. What do I do?? My phone is not jailbroken

  140. I have a 3Gs. I am trying to install the profile for StraightTalk. I get this message every time: Profile Failed to Install. The UUID for the profile “APN Carrier Settings” is not unique. Any suggestions???

  141. Hi.. Have straight TAlk on 4S and working.. But I went into settings and my hot spot is not there! Do you know how I can get it back or what I need to do? I would like to use it for my iPad Thanks for all your help!

  142. @ Dave
    I have tried this instructions, but MMS is still not working. I can text, but I casn’t send pictures. Any advice? I have a 3G with straight talk. The phone and

  143. @ Dave
    I have tried this instructions, but MMS is still not working. I can text, but I casn’t send pictures. Any advice? I have a 3G with straight talk.

  144. I am researching WHICH service I should apply to concerning a pre-paid IPhone. 4gs. Now this data stream that is discussed here. I can get unlimted on straightalk if I change a few settings on a ATT fone? I do not want to jail break. any and all comments are greatly appreciated.

  145. I can not get my internet to work. I have an iPhone 4 – and I’ve done everything I was told to do. I did not jailbreak my iPhone, because I saw that I didn’t have to do so. I’ve installed the SIM, and the calling and messaging work. Then I’ve tried to install the APN through your website thing and it still is not working. I go to get on Safari and it says “you are not subscribed to a cellular data service” every time. Please tell me you can help?

    1. Ring up Straighttalk and get them to fix your account.. Seems its a common problem with Straighttalk not provisioning them properly

  146. I have an locked non jailbroken iphone4 i recived my micro sim friday set it up as i was told. Went to unlockit website and did the profile for straight talk. My internet works and calling althow its choppy signal. But i cant send any texts not just the mms plain text isnt sending or reciving. Im getting frustrated. I would greatly appriciate some help im curently asking friends with att to have it unlocked to see if that works but no luck finding one lol oh also in my settings it says vpn not apn is that norml. In a nother section of setting the unlockit apn profile is active.

  147. Just upgraded 3gs to 5.1.1 group/picture messaging was not working.
    input the MMS setting and WORKING AGAIN !! THANKS

  148. I love that you have posted this information! Thank you, thank you! I greatly appreciate it. In reference to the above solution, is there ANY way to get the MMS to work without getting a T-mobile SIM?

  149. absolutely no wifi on iphone with straighttalk, can make calls and texts dosen’t let me get my home wifi with wep key password won’t even detect that i have wifi. any help would be great thx!!

    1. If you have a 3GS make sure your router is not set to 802.11n only as the 3GS goes do 802.11n. If your router is doing 802.11a/b/g and your iPhone cannot see it it sounds like a hardware fault on the iPhone.

    1. So the Straighttalk “Unlimited” plan is actually a 2GB plan..

      as it says in their T&C “The Unlimited service plans are subject to certain limitations.”

      No where I can find what the limitations are as on their website..

  150. I have two iphone 3Gs. I have changd my carrier to Straight Talk. I have used the unlockit. The problem I’m having is sending and receiving picture messages. I do receive my normal txt and can send txt. Is there anyting I can do to correct the issue?

  151. I used the apn program and mms and data work, but i cant sent messages via sms with pictures to non-iphone users? Is there a way to fix that??? I can send regular texts, but just no texts with pictures?

  152. I have an iPhone 3GS n I’m using straight talk I got the data to work but not sure how to get the mms to work…can someone help please?

  153. This sentence appears in the write-up, but I’m not sure what it means: “If you don’t want to jailbreak and get Data going…”

    Does it mean:
    1) If you don’t want to jailbreak but you do want to get cellular (but not 3G) Data going…
    2) If you don’t want to jailbreak but you do want to get cellular and 3G Data going…
    3) If you don’t want to jailbreak, and you don’t need Data, …

    My wife is on ATT now with her 3GS, and I told her that Straight Talk will be a lot cheaper for voice and data, but now I’m not sure that I understand.

  154. I have just got an Iphone 4 and my sim card came in today.. I tried to go to the unlockit.co.nz/ and what ive seen on videos, it doesnt have the continue button.. it just says creat apn and ive done it so many times, my 3g still isnt working. I really need help.

  155. i have a iphone 3G. no matter what i do still cannot seems to change my APN.. in the general settings.. which its a jail-break phone already and hooked up with stright-talk!.. tried swapping out sim card still no luck!.. what else i’m next to do???.. Please help someone!!!

  156. Thank you very much I could not find the apn settings on the just the vpn and your download allowed me to set up the internet for staighttalk on my 3gs

  157. I just wanted to say how much I appreciate people like you guys that take the time to explain these steps so first time unlockers and jail breakers such as myself can successfully do so without bricking our new iPhone. Again, thank you so much! -Andrew

  158. I have a restored to factory setting iphone however I can not jailbreak it cause its not been activated it there a way to activate it with out a at t sims please help its a iphone 4s

  159. i have a question with my iphone 4s when I try to jailbreak it it will not let me cause it saids its not activated what do I do

  160. I have an unlocked iphone 3g blackbeauty with a straight talk sims card. I recently had perfect internet service until i updated the software. now i have no apn settings. Can you please help me get an apn settings on this iphone. My phone # is 770-374-4917. Thank you very much Donna Vickers

  161. I cannot believe this worked! I have an iPhone 4, which I purchased off Craigslist, then bought the Straight Talk SIM card back in March. Everything worked fine (calls, MMS, data) except I couldn’t send/receive picture texts, Straighttalk customer service said it was b/c I didn’t change APN settings (I didn’t know about this site back in March). I didn’t want to unlock or jailbreak my phone cause it would void the Apple warranty, so I just lived with not sending/receiving picture texts.

    Last night Apple had to restore my phone cause I was having software issues with the phone deleting contacts (a whole ‘nother issue). After it was restored, my data and texting didn’t work, but I could call fine. I called ST customer service this morning, and he basically said there’s no way data could have worked on my phone before the restore cause the APN settings weren’t changed, and he couldn’t help me unless I unlocked my phone. So he was absolutely no help. I can’t remember how I originally got data and MMS to work when I activated my phone back in March…ANYWAY, then i googled APN Changer, and this site pulled up, I followed these directions:

    – Place the Straight Talk Sim into the iPhone
    – Connect to the internet via wireless on the iPhone
    – Go to http://www.unlockit.co.nz (on the iPhone) and Choose United States, Straight Talk and install the Profile
    – Cellular Data Works

    and data worked perfectly!!! But still no texting. so then i saw another post that said:

    “Call 1-800-876-5753 which is the Staight Talk Miami Corporate Office which offers better support. Let them know that your Text messaging service is not working, don’t even bother to mention to them that data service is not working as well. You have to insist that they need to fix SMS first, which has nothing to do with Data, otherwise they’re going to start trying to say that you have wrong APN settings. Also, you have to insist that they need to reprovision your SIM. After they did that for me, Presto, Everything is working: DATA, MMS, SMS, Voice. I wasted a whole day to get my ST iPhone running, changing a lot of settings in my iPhone. Don’t do the same. It’s not your fault. Good Luck!”

    The ST customer service rep did not reprovision my phone, she said she “reset” it, whatever that means, then she said turn the phone off and then on, and then send a text to myself, which worked, but I thought it’s cause it iPhone texted, but then after that, I was able to send and receive texts to other people! I feel like it took a while though, and I wasn’t able to send to everyone, but now I am, within a matter of an hour or so. Not sure why the delay, and I’m still not able to send/receive picture texts, but I can live with that.

    Anyway, thank you everyone, especially Mr. Unlockit for providing this free information. Good luck to everyone else!

  162. I purchased an iPhone 3g from an individual and am using Straight Talk. The wifi settings are greyed out. I am not able to connect to wifi on the phone or get to safari to download anything. I was able to get cydia installed but it needs wifi to actually work. In order to use the data with Straight Talk I first must change APN settings, which I do not have. I am only able to access VPN settings. Can you please direct me in what I should do? Text and phone work fine with the exception of MMS. Thank you for your help in advance!!!

  163. So this no longer works with iOS 6. When taking out the simcard it automatically goes out of the APN settings, before you can put back in the other sim card.

  164. I have a iPhone 3GS but it is disconnected. Can I get a sims card with straight talk and if so how do I get the sims card and how will I know I am buying the right one?

  165. Im having the same issue with a factory unlocked 3gs. Itunes said congrats your phone is unlocked (something like that). I am not able to access Safari. States ” could not activate cellular data network”. Not subscribed to a cellular data service”. Any ideas?

  166. I just purchased an iphone 4s 16 GB for my wife. It is unlocked and AT & T compatible. I also purchased the Straight Talk sim card and $45 unlimited card.

    Just by following the instructions that came with the sim card, will she be able to use the MMS feature on this particular model of iphone?

    Thanks,

    John

  167. I have used this and got cellular data restored however i cannot get picture texts to go thru or come thru. can another sim be used from a previous inactive carrier. I cannot edit the apn and am using straight talk. about to give up on straight talk. I have iphone 4s and the upgrade to ios 6 threw everything that was working fine off

  168. Hey I downloaded the APN profile thing…and chose create APN twice..Ive got a Iphone 3 on straight talk…I think my 3G is working now..but my pic messages still arent ??? Can you tell me what I else I can do..Thanks

  169. I jail broke my iPhone 3g and installed tetherme, but when I go into settings, network, etc I cannot Change the cellular data settings. I only have vpn options and no apn options.

  170. This worked great! Thanks so much. It was really frustrating trying to figure out how to do this. Your directions and website were awsome!

  171. My iphone 3gs was working perfectly with Straight Talk until I up loaded ios6. Then I could not send pictures with my messages. However I can send and receive picture messages to other iphones.

  172. @ CC

    I am having the same issue, I can send pic messages to and from other iphone users (iMessage), yet I can’t send regular MMS messages (text messages w/ pictures)

  173. I went to unlockit.co.nz on my iphone and followed the directions. I am still unable to send/receive picture messages. I am also unable to view the APN information. Help!

  174. Hello I would first like to thank you for the file it has been a great help to me and my iPhone. My question is I now have a notice to update my IOS to Version 6. If I do so will my apn settings change and or will my iPhone continue to remain unlocked. Also if there is a file that will unlock my iPhone if needed when I do update to ios 6 which I would like to do soon. Hope to hear back soon;) thank u

  175. Thanks I have in few minutes converted my I Phones to straight talk, works great… can I find out how to open my sprint htc evo ???

    Thanks again

  176. i’m having trouble also. it woorked for a full day when i got my iphone 5 & i’m on a 50 dollar monthly planned. it stopped working for some reason.

  177. im tryn to unlock my iphone 3g phone it doesnt have apn anywheres i need help it will make calls just keeps telling me that i dont have data serve i need help to get the data to work i tryd everything and please help im out of options and im tryn to get straight toalk on this iphone but like i said all it does is make calls

  178. I recently bought an Iphone 3 (factory unlocked) and switched to Straight Talk and had no data or mms tried the sim swap and it worked great….so yes it works on the Iphone3….just wanted to share that

  179. Yay! I have been doing a whole bunch of other stuff to get my cellular data working but once I removed the profile I had previously installed and then installed this apn profile my 3G data was up and running after I rebooted my phone. I was close to doing a tethered jailbreak on my phone because some websites said that was what I had to do to use data. Thank goodness I didn’t! Thank you!

  180. i have been thinking about going to s.talk im using att but im not sure i want to if i cant send/Get pictures my iphone 4 is jailbroken can anyone tell me what to do to get/send pictures

  181. Hi Admin,

    I have an iPhone 4s AT&T that I just purchased and I have data working, but cannot get MMS to work. If I go to Settings> then General> there is no “Network” button!!! What do I do? PLease help me!
    -Heather

  182. Hi Admin,

    I have an iPhone 4s running ios 6.0.1 AT&T that I just purchased and have STraight talk. I have data working, but cannot get MMS to work. If I go to Settings> then General> there is no “Network” button!!! What do I do? PLease help me!
    -Heather

  183. I have tryed to get the data to work on my iphone 4 I already jail broke it but now it is stuck in vpn mode and now i don’t have any setting to let me get on the internet from my phone and my subcribber is cancelled from att and I already put my card in my phone for straight talk and the messenger works and my phone works but no way to get the apn program on my phone so i can use my data. I really do need some help please.

  184. I am still unable to send/receive picture messages on my iphone 4s…smh please what else should I do? Is it necessary to buy a t-mobile sim card?? is that the only way I will be able to send and/or receive picture messages on my phone? somebody please help me! I have everything else working fine. Thanks in advance 🙂

  185. I have a NEt10 iphone. I previously was able to use mms and 3g but now after one month my apn codes for mms do not work anymore. I was using wap.tracfone and the mmsc.cingular.com Not sure what happened I had group text and pic text working but they stopped.

  186. @ admin
    help, i bought an iphone unlocked, got a straight talk sim and plan and cannot get it working it has been over a week, i went to the unlockit site did that and still nothing. HELP Please

  187. i have a iphone 3g and ive got the sims card ativated and in the phone and it showing no service how do i fix this??? cant call or anything….

  188. I can not for the life of me figure out if my phone is jail broken or how to change the apn settings my phone doesn’t give me an option in my settings for network. I go General>cellular and it don’t give me an option for Network.. I have switched carriers already and am on Straight Talk any advise would help please

  189. Does anyone know whether this unlock setting will be lost once I update 4s iphone jailbreak from 5.1.1 to 6.1. I’m aware that some folks choose to preserve their baseband before they update.

  190. The APN changer doesn’t give you data on an unlocked, unjailbroken iPhone 3GS while running iOS 6.1. I tried it about 15 times, shut the wi-fi off, left only the cellular data on, doesn’t work. I’ve tried rebooting it. None of this works.

  191. my phone can’t connect to internet. it says Could not activate cellular data network you are not subscribed to a cellular data service. No apn no nothing can’t even get wifi to connect

  192. So I have straighttalk. had a crappy phone when i first got my service. i bought an Iphone 4s and wanted to transfer my service to that. the first phone had no sim so i bought one from straightalk. Upon recieving it i had someone factory unlock it (it was an AT&T contract phone). The data never worked although the text and call features work just fine. the original APN was att.mvno. after speaking to straightalk tech support 3 times and having it changed to wap.tracfone it still wont work and they directed to apple tech support who proceeded to tell me that i need to purchase a $100 piece of software to fix my issue. using the APN changer i have used, AT&T, Straightalk, and tracfone and none work. at the top of the screen it say Tmobile. I am lost.

  193. Trying to get my iphone 4s set up so I can send & receive pics. I need to download TetherMe from Cydia so I can change my APN settings but I don’t want to pay $4.99 for TetherMe… Any way to get around this or is there another option I can use to change APN settings? Thank you!

  194. This worked fine for my iPhone before, but then I changed banks and didn’t change my cell phone info, so my phone got briefly deactivated. I reactivated my phone, and redid the APN settings because it didn’t work after they deactivated, but now it doesn’t seem to want to work. I’ve tried it multiple times, tried removing the profile and then installing it again. Any advice?

  195. i just bought a used iphone3 from a friend who had he straightalk service.. ive had straighttalk on an old phone for years, anyway I bought a sim card put it in. called and transferred my number and bought a service plan for the month. I have no service at all. it shows online that my numbe has been transferred to the sim and my number appears, but in thecorner of the phone it says no service I cant call text or usr internet unless I am on wifi… HELP!!!

  196. How can I send mms on other android through net10 from iphone 5… I tried swim swap it didn’t work too .. I have 6.1.4 version.

  197. I used unlockit.co.nz, and have it set to Straight Talk, but all I show is an E, and I have no service for the data. Any ideas?

  198. Thank you SO much! I couldn’t get a Straight Talk agent who spoke English well enough to explain what was going on or even to enter my e-mail address correctly…

    This worked quickly and perfectly! Cellular data is up and running!

  199. I have two Iphone 4 IOS 6.1.2
    Data tethering was working on both until last week.
    I have the correct APN set.
    Still have data on phone but unable to tether.
    Did Straight Talk make a change?
    Any Ideas?

  200. I am using an iphone 3g that had been with at&t, when my contract was up, i asked at&t to unlock it, did what the email told me to do. i switched to straight talk, was able to text no problem, but couldn’t surf, heard about this site, changed the phone to straighttalk for the apn, things was great for almost a year, now i can’t send or receive email unless i am at home on my wifi, can’t use internet either? the sim card that straight talk sold me was for at&t coverage, here i am again, not able to send or receive mail or use Safari, unless i am at home to use my wifi? I also can Text but can’t send any pictures? Any help would be much appreciated.

  201. Late last year, I moved my iPhone 3GS (originally AT&T, and unlocked) to Straight Talk, and used this site to update the APN. Things were fine until last week. I no longer can use cellular data. ST advised that the network should be TFW 15.6, but mine is AT&T 14.2 I tried both the new and old ST profiles from your site, but on the phone, the carrier remains AT&T 14.2

  202. Same thing happened to me, but mine is locked to AT&T. I used this APN changer and have been enjoying the Straight Talk plan on my iPhone 3gs with all services. As of the end of November, the cellular data stopped working. I used the unlockit.co.nz old APN to update and still have nothing.

  203. Straight Talk told me they recently updated their system for iPhones to only support ios7. Does that means the 3gs iPhone will no longer be able to access any data? Will it work if it is unlocked or jailbroken?

  204. this apn worked for my att iphone 4s switching over to straighttalk.

    thanks so much!

    it was getting very late and i was starting to get a little nervous about my phone not going to be able to do the switch.

    very relieved it did and i’m back online again!

    rc

  205. I have a iphone 3gs, I installed the apr changer Stright talk ( New ) and I shut down phone and waited 5 mins than turned it back on stilled showed a E and I went to safir click on it and went to 2 website so YES it can work people, if not keep on trying…….. Good Luck!! Hope it works for all of you…………

  206. I was able to choose United States and Straight Talk. It tells me that the changer has been installed but never gives me an option to enter new apn info.
    Thanks

  207. I have a iPhone 4 s that’s locked to bluegrass celluar an it won’t accept any kind of sims card . I need if to work off straight talk . The comp says it has a bad esn . Please help me

    1. Most likely it is carrier locked.. Go back to the Carrier you got it from and you can most of the time you can pay for it to be Carrier unlocked.

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