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    Straight Talk APN recommended settings vs Home Brew APN settings

    I'm just curious as to whether the recommended APN settings may have anything to do with users getting called / throttled / deactivated for excessive (in ST's opinion) data use.
    I'm thinking maybe their recommended proxy settings will tell them something more than home brew apn settings will tell them.


    Straight Talk recommended settings for AT&T

    Name: Straight Talk
    APN: att.mvno
    Proxy: proxy.mvno.tracfone.com
    Port: 80
    MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
    MMS Proxy: 66.209.11.33
    MMS Port: 80


    My home brew settings

    Name: Straight Talk
    APN: att.mvno
    Proxy: <not set>
    Port: <not set>
    MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
    MMS Proxy: proxy.mvno.tracfone.com
    MMS Port: 80
    APN Type: default,supl,mms


    Notice the difference in the proxy and port settings, and the APN type.

    I thought it would be worthy if we could have a discussion about users who have been called, throttled or deactivated, or have not been, and what their APN is.

    I will start by saying I use very little data so I have not been called, throttled or deactivated.
    I'm using the home brew APN.

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    There's another thread around here where someone thought they wouldn't get throttled by not using the proxy. Didn't work out, they still got throttled. Traffic monitoring occurs at the network level, doesn't matter which systems you go through. I would think your MMS wouldn't work with the Tracfone proxy there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldnoob View Post
    There's another thread around here where someone thought they wouldn't get throttled by not using the proxy. Didn't work out, they still got throttled. Traffic monitoring occurs at the network level, doesn't matter which systems you go through.
    That's good info.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldnoob View Post
    I would think your MMS wouldn't work with the Tracfone proxy there.
    But it does work

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    that came from net10 except for the name which you changed. net10, straight talk are brothers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphamale-b View Post
    that came from net10 except for the name which you changed. net10, straight talk are brothers.
    I know they are related, but it did come from ST.
    http://www.straighttalksim.com/support.php

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    so whats home brew about it? removing the proxy? i was just trying to understand. thanks


    the apn type is not even set on the byop instruction card. adding the type must have no real effect.
    Last edited by alphamale-b; 07-25-2012 at 06:28 PM. Reason: apn card

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphamale-b View Post
    so whats home brew about it? removing the proxy? i was just trying to understand. thanks
    The home brew (that's what I call it) is a combinaton of APN settings that are different from ST's settings.
    I was lucky enough to find those settings here on Hofo.
    I don't recall the thread offhand, but thank whoever came up with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by alphamale-b View Post
    the apn type is not even set on the byop instruction card. adding the type must have no real effect.
    I needed to have the apn type field populated in order for mms to work.

    I don't understand it all either, all I know is it works.
    I guess you don't have a BYOD.
    Last edited by dougeeebear; 07-25-2012 at 07:10 PM.

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    yea 2. i thought you were talking about the internet proxy. the mms proxy is mandatory. just reset my atrix yesterday using the h20 config to automatically create setup the apn. i dont recall the type being filled out. its not on their setup card.

    weird

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    can someone try in the apn type "hipri" as well and run a speedtest b4 and after ...hipri = high priority .. ive seen it on xda with success

    so it should look like this:

    APN Type: default,supl,mms,hipri <- no space after the comma

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    I had hipri in for a while. It made no difference that I could see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphamale-b View Post
    i dont recall the type being filled out. its not on their setup card.

    weird
    Does your mms work that way?
    Mine wouldn't.

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    That's the whole confusion - it works without it on some phones, but others, like mine, need it. I don't know if it's an age of phone thing or not. I went by the APNs that showed up when I did a reset to default in settings, then added the little bit of ST info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphamale-b View Post
    the apn type is not even set on the byop instruction card. adding the type must have no real effect.
    EXACTLY. It's not on the instruction card but is NECESSARY for some phones. "Regular" US phones must populate that field automatically.

    But, it HAS to be added if you have a Galaxy Nexus and maybe other advanced international phones. Without it, on those phones you have no data connection with the ST network -- if the ST APN is the ONLY APN you have, and you set it up from scratch using their official instructions. Already been proven on two different Galaxy Nexus.

    If you had read my posts, you would be more educated.
    Your creed may be interesting, but your deeds are much more convincing.

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    Last edited by dougeeebear; 07-26-2012 at 06:29 PM.

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    Dump on him if you will, but ChazzMatt was responsible for my phone working perfectly almost immediately after a port. For which I am thankful. Especially after reading all the problems folks have with data and MMS.

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