How to determine the correct APN Settings for Straight Talk

How to determine the correct APN Settings for Straight Talk

Correct APN Settings for Straight Talk.   We have seen that many folks out there are having trouble with their ability to use the phone to browse the internet, send or receive picture / multimedia messages.  Do you know that this is ultimately related to the correct APN Settings for Straight talk on your phone.

Let us begin to give you some facts about the Straight talk mobile service you are using.  First and foremost, Straight Talk is a so called MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator).  It has service agreements with 4 major mobile operators in the United States:  AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint.

Read more about MVNO – Mobile Virtual Network Operators

We will focus only on the AT&T and T-Mobile based Straight Talk customers, as they are the ones that use a GSM Sim card and have the most issue with the APN settings.  This is normally transparent for the end consumer, however technically it has quite a lot of difference, as depending on the network you are using, the Straight Talk APN Settings are different.

Now, if you already know which SIM you have (AT&T or T-Mobile), you can jump right into the next section.  If you don’t know about this, the first thing we need to do is determining which is your home based Straight Talk network.

There are a few easy steps which can help you determined whether you have a T-Mobile Straight Talk  or ATT Straight talk SIM.

If you bought your phone from Straight Talk:  Look at the box that the phone came with and find the network code:  It will either have GSM-A for AT&T or GSM-T for T-Mobile

For BYOD users: If you used the Straight Talk BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) service and only purchased a Sim Card, you can take a look at the Sim Card itself.  Look for the code printed on the sim,  AT&T sims will have an ending with C4, and T-Mobile will most likely be T5

APN Settings for Straight Talk – Which is the correct one I should use

Determine Correct APN Settings for Straight TalkOnce you have determined which it’s your Straight Talk home based network, it’s pretty easy to choose the right one.

Based on the above finding, for AT&T users, please use Straight Talk AT&T Apn Settings.

If your results were T-Mobile, you should use the T-Mobile Straight Talk APN Settings instead

For further references, this is the official Straight talk support Site.

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