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    OFFICIAL APN Info for Straight Talk Wireless - Use if you are trying to start service

    Before I say anything else I want it duly noted that www.howardforums.com makes a new user wait 2 weeks before submitting any new posts. This is horrible - I had figured out a way to get my android to work on Straight Talk before they had android phones and the option to "bring your own phone" into the network. When I went to post it on Howardforums I had to wait so long I eventually just said F*** it and never posted it. Good thing Straight Talk now allows us to bring in our own phones into the network.

    TO MAKE YOUR PHONE CONNECT TO THE STRAIGHT TALK NETWORK (straight from the website):
    and yes, I did have to pay the $14.99 + tax for a new sim card to work with my android Sidekick 4g, Totally worth it though for $45 unlimited everything. LET THE MIGRATION BEGIN!

    "Steps To Complete Your Activation

    Important Information

    To complete the Activation, turn your phone off and immediately back on.

    Make a call. If after 10 minutes you are unable to make and receive calls, turn your phone OFF and back ON again.

    If your call was not successful, wait 1 hour and repeat these steps.

    In order for your phone's features to work, you will need to update your phone’s APN (Access Point Name) setting. Some services, such as MMS or Browsing, may not work if you cannot make the required changes.

    Once you have reached your phone's APN (Access Point Name) setting, follow the below steps to be able to make and receive MMS and access your Browser.

    Create a new APN with the following values depending on whether it's a Smart Phone or not.

    Smart Phone:

    APN Name: Straight Talk
    APN: wap.tracfone
    Port: 8080
    MMSC: http://mms.tracfone.com

    All Other Phones:

    APN Name: Straight Talk
    APN: wap.tracfone
    Proxy: 216.155.165.40
    Port: 8080
    MMSC: http://mms.tracfone.com
    MMS Proxy: 216.155.165.40
    MMS Port: 8080

    Delete the current "APN/Access Point Name" from your phone.

    Reboot your phone.

    If you encounter any difficulty updating your phone, please refer to your phone user manual and manufacturer for further assistance. Keep in mind, your APN setting can be found on the red Activation Card that came with your *SIM Card*, or go to our website’s Frequently Asked Questions.

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    No this is the official data from the website that I received after I brought my phone into the network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoamenCota View Post
    Before I say anything else I want it duly noted that www.howardforums.com makes a new user wait 2 weeks before submitting any new posts. This is horrible - I had figured out a way to get my android to work on Straight Talk before they had android phones and the option to "bring your own phone" into the network. When I went to post it on Howardforums I had to wait so long I eventually just said F*** it and never posted it. Good thing Straight Talk now allows us to bring in our own phones into the network.
    That is because new members may often post spam, or needless threads. For example, a thread covering information that has been well known and discussed on the forum for over a year now and covered ad-nauseam already in other threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spekkio View Post
    That is because new members may often post spam, or needless threads. For example, a thread covering information that has been well known and discussed on the forum for over a year now and covered ad-nauseam already in other threads.
    Well said. I would've been a little more rude though, LOL

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    I was able to post an hour or so after I registered.

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    thats cuz howard saw that I never posted my info.

    he sent me a thank you note.

    You are welcome, Mr. H

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    Did the infomation change from last Thursday? What is shown in my AT&T compatiable Sim Kit and what to use is not what your showing and my phone seems to be working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neftv View Post
    Did the infomation change from last Thursday? What is shown in my AT&T compatiable Sim Kit and what to use is not what your showing and my phone seems to be working.
    The info in this thread is for the T-mobile BYOP sim. according to---> http://www.straighttalksim.com/support.php

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    to answer your question, straight talk is using ATT's network. if you bring a phone in from tmobile, the phone has to have its APN changed from tmobile to ATT. IF YOU ARE USING AN ATT PHONE i suppose you will not have to change any apn settings as your default apn is what straight talk uses anyway.

    I SUPPOSE any person bringing a CDMA phone will have to change their apn to this also. Someone who has brought a CDMA fone in2 ST please tell us whatsup.

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    This thread duplicates information in several others and provides no useful additional information. I am reporting it to the moderators and I suggest everyone else do the same.
    Questions?? Read the FAQs: The Prepaid FAQ . The Straight Talk FAQ
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    I no longer see messages from these users (and won't respond to them):
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    Since this is already being discussed in another thread I'm gonna go ahead and close this one.

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