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Straight Talk on an iPhone

February 17th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

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

Cellular Data
APN: att.mvno
APN: att.mvno
MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
MMS Proxy:
MMS Max Size: 1048576

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. kandi
    January 31st, 2013 at 03:12 | #1

    @ 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

  2. callie
    February 7th, 2013 at 10:47 | #2

    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….

  3. admin
    February 7th, 2013 at 12:57 | #3

    The iPhone is most likely Carrier locked. Are you using a T-Mobile SIm or AT&T Straighttalk SIM?

  4. Rkl
    February 7th, 2013 at 16:16 | #4

    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

  5. Pete
    February 10th, 2013 at 01:06 | #5

    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.

  6. admin
    February 10th, 2013 at 20:39 | #6

    Unlockit.co.nz does not jailbreak or carrier unlock iPhones at all. It sets Carrier APN Settings.

  7. admin
    February 10th, 2013 at 20:43 | #7

    Go to http://www.unlockit.co.nz from your iPhone to set the APN Settings for Straighttalk

  8. Marjorie. Edouard
    February 11th, 2013 at 14:20 | #8

    No Internet on my phone

  9. Jakey Cakes
    February 23rd, 2013 at 19:41 | #9

    This works great Thanks man

  10. Dan
    February 28th, 2013 at 13:27 | #10

    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.

  11. Melanie
    March 13th, 2013 at 00:34 | #11

    Apn changer not showing straighttalk

  12. admin
    March 16th, 2013 at 19:29 | #12

    Its under United States.. Straighttalk

  13. admin
    March 16th, 2013 at 19:36 | #13

    If you have installed the Straighttalk profile.. contact straighttalk to check your account

  14. admin
    March 16th, 2013 at 19:47 | #14

    Make sure you are connected via Wifi and go to http://www.unlockit.co.nz

  15. Robin
    March 20th, 2013 at 16:55 | #15

    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

  16. Robin
    March 20th, 2013 at 16:57 | #16

    i need to go to http://www.unlockit.co.nz but can’t. Can I do it via usb

  17. Cody
    April 11th, 2013 at 12:15 | #17

    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.

  18. admin
    April 15th, 2013 at 13:50 | #18

    Make sure your Iphone is connected via Wifi to the internet and you should be able to go to it.

  19. Alanna
    May 13th, 2013 at 05:48 | #19

    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!

  20. Samantha
    May 20th, 2013 at 11:04 | #20

    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?

  21. nancy
    June 2nd, 2013 at 15:22 | #21

    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!!!

  22. June 13th, 2013 at 18:39 | #22

    iphone 5,turbo………idea post paid…….how set up setting

  23. June 15th, 2013 at 13:06 | #23

    I have an Iphone 4 w/straighttalk SIM. My pic messeaging was working fine until I did the 6.1 update. How can I get it to work again?

  24. June 15th, 2013 at 13:06 | #24

    I have an Iphone 4 w/straighttalk SIM. My pic messaging was working fine until I did the 6.1 update. How can I get it to work again?

  25. Tulashi R Adhikari
    June 24th, 2013 at 00:50 | #25

    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.

  26. Reana
    July 3rd, 2013 at 08:51 | #26

    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?

  27. Zach
    July 7th, 2013 at 16:31 | #27

    @ Dan
    My exact problem too.

  28. Tammy
    October 16th, 2013 at 07:14 | #28

    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!

  29. jw
    November 18th, 2013 at 14:11 | #29

    ok i have an iphone 3 that is on straight talk and i cant get pic massages how do i fix it

  30. Jenfur77
    November 22nd, 2013 at 06:08 | #30

    This was so easy and worked so fast! Thank you so much for putting this out there. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Brian
    November 23rd, 2013 at 14:50 | #31

    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?

  32. linda grieves
    November 23rd, 2013 at 19:51 | #32

    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.

  33. admin
    November 24th, 2013 at 16:05 | #33

    Make sure you have the correct APN settings. there are old and new ones..

  34. admin
  35. tomrit
    November 26th, 2013 at 06:58 | #35

    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

  36. everybodydance
    December 7th, 2013 at 10:00 | #36

    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.

  37. everybodydance
    December 7th, 2013 at 12:38 | #37

    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?

  38. J. Easterling
    December 28th, 2013 at 05:54 | #38

    i was having trouble too, but i followed this step. IT WORKED. thank you so very much.

  39. RC
    January 12th, 2014 at 18:49 | #39

    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!


  40. Pb
    January 16th, 2014 at 09:30 | #40

    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…………

  41. Carrie
    January 27th, 2014 at 13:23 | #41

    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.

  42. admin
    January 27th, 2014 at 19:45 | #42

    When you install the profile it sets the APN Settings

  43. Shelia jones
    September 12th, 2014 at 03:10 | #43

    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

  44. admin
    September 21st, 2014 at 11:02 | #44

    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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