I called ST customer tech support. Outside of resetting my account, they were of no help to me getting MMS to work on my Nexus One.
So I started hacking away at the APN settings that the ST site (http://www.straighttalksim.com/support.php) did not make mention of on my device. I finally learned that there were a couple other key APN settings that were important to making MMS work.
Name: straight talk
Proxy: <do not set>
Username: <do not set>
Password: <do not set>
Server: <do not set>
MMS Proxy: <do not set>
MMS Port: <do not set>
Authentication type: <do not set>
APN type: default,supl,mms
APN protocol: IPv4/IPv6
Those highlighted above are values that the ST support site do not make mention of:
My MMS messages were always timing out on delivery attempts until I changed "APN type" from <blank> to "default,supl,mms" and "APN protocol" from "IPv4" to "IPv4/IPv6", though I'm not sure if one, or both, are the key to success.
As always, YMMV, but at least I have MMS back, no thanks to ST tech support.
Are you using the APN Backup and Restore app? If so you should be able to put in a completely new APN with all of those settings.
I'm running Android 2.3 Gingerbread on an unlocked Nexus One. These are the fields the APN edit screen presents to me.
I downloaded that app & all that seems to do is back your settings up? Why would I need that when I can enter them with ease just like when I set ST up?
Next for "AUTHENTICATION TYPE" I have - NONE/PAP/CHAP/PAP or CHAP
& "APN TYPE" I have - Internet & MMS/INTERNET/MMS
I dont have APN PROTOCALL
I go into SETTINGS/Wireless and Network/Mobile Networks/Access Point Names & set it from there, right?
I am sooooooooo confused? Sorry
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OK, so do you have any idea how I figure out what to set what at to get MMS to work for my Vibrant or where i can find out?
It has been days and ST tells me stuff like check my strength bars & make sure I put the email address in correct.
Next thing ST is gonna say is do I have a battery in my phone?
IMO that APN Backup and Restore app is not necessary for this exercise, so long as you can get into native Android's AP settings yourself. So, unless someone objects, I recommend you don't go down that rosy path.
Shot in the dark #1: Change the casing of your AP name from "Straight Talk" to "straight talk". You never know...
Shot in the dark #2: Your APN type of "Internet + MMS" might not be sufficient, where "default,supl,mms" is. But I can tell that your version of Android (is that ICS?) is prolly providing you a fixed set of options here. What other options do you have available for this value?
Of course, if you are on ICS, this might be relevant to you:
Could it be that Google has FUBAR'd you?
Well, tried re naming to straight talk.....nothing changed. I am running 2.2 froyo.
And the choices are internet &mms/internet/mms
Ps....must I restart phone if I change any settings?
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Sorry to be off topic , but why straightalk T mobile compatible ? get the prepaid TM SIM and a 30$ plan ...
I think 99% of ST strenght is the att part , because real att prepaid plans suck (and that's if they exist)..
$30 has limits. 1 plan has only 100 minutes (i need at least 300 & that was strict monitoring!)
So I was all set to go with the $50 unlimited all plan. (fine print is first 100mb 4g speeds, after that throttled to 100kb) people on TM boards were saying it is horrible.
Believe me, I went over my options first.....unless you can tell me something I missed maybe?
Here is my latest reply from ST forums:
Hi jkool. Straight Talk does not support the email feature on the phone but we do provide instructions because there are times that it will allow to do that. Do you have an option on the phone to configure your email? You may try that and check if that will work. Thanks!
Here are my setting for my GNex. I had no problems with MMS:
My apn settings are:
MMS proxy: 216.165.155
MMS port: 8080
APN type: default,supl,mms
Edit: I hope this helps