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Straight Talk is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) hosted by Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile. The brand offers BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), Wi-Fi calling with iOS, as well as unlimited data plans for certain packages Straight Talk offers.

Being a giant network operator, it operates on the following network frequencies – 2G (CDMA-1900, GSM 1900 MHz, CDMA-80, CDMA-850, GSM 850 MHz), 3G (UMTS 1700 MHz, CDMA-850, UMTS 850 MHz, UMTS 1900 MHz, UMTS 2100 MHz, CDMA-1900, CDMA-800), 4G (LTE Band 5 850, LTE Band 17 700, LTE Band 26 850, LTE Band 12 700, LTE Band 17 700, LTE Band 4 1700/2100, LTE Band 29 700, LTE Band 17 700, LTE Band 13 700, LTE Band 2 LTE Band 30 2300). However, these frequencies may not have countrywide coverage in the US.

If you are looking for the best customer service and assistance, then you need to hook up with their agents. All you need to do is to provide your Straight Talk phone number and MEID DEC / Serial Number if you are an existing customer. You can as well contact them on Phone on 1-877-430-CELL (2355) or via Sim on 1-855-222-CELL (2355).

APN setting

Straight Talk APN settings are configurations that enable users to send and receive MMS as well as browse the internet with Straight Talk. The brand supports automatic configuration for APN, which can be set up using many methods. There are Straight Talk Internet and MMS APN settings that users can choose from, depending on their network and the one that is compatible with their mobile phone and Straight Talk.

You can choose from any of these APN settings – Straight Talk APN settings, Straight Talk for T-Mobile, Straight Talk #1, Straight Talk for AT&T, and Straight Talk #2 –  using any of the two methods outlined below.

Method I

  • With your mobile phone, type APN in an SMS format.
  • Send it to 611611.
  • Once Straight Talk detects your phone model, you’ll receive an MMS, text, and internet setting after a short period of time.

Method II (for mobile phones & tablets)

Straight Talk Internet and MMS APN settings

APN name Straight Talk
APN tfdata
MMSC http://mms-tf.net
MMS proxy mms3.tracfone.com
MMS proxy port x MMS proxy port 80
APN type default,admin,fota,mms,supl,hipri
Protocol  IPv4/IPv6

Straight Talk #1 APN Settings

APN name Straight Talk
APN wap.tracfone
Proxy 216.155.165.40
Port 8080
Proxy 216.155.165.40
MMSC http://mms.tracfone
MMS proxy 215.155.165.40
MMS proxy port 8080
Authentication type None

Straight Talk #2 APN Settings

APN name Straight Talk
APN att.mvno
Port 80
MMSC MMS  http://mmsc.cingular.com
proxy  66.209.11.33
MMS proxy port 80
Authentication type None

Straight Talk for AT&T APN Settings

APN name Straight Talk
APN tfdata
MMSC http://mms-tf.net
MMS proxy mms3.tracfone.com
MMS proxy port 80
Authentication type None

Straight Talk for T-Mobile APN Settings

APN name Straight Talk
APN wap.tracfone
Port 8080
MMSC http://mms.tracfone.com
Authentication type None

Note: When typing your APN settings, make sure it is in the correct case. For instance, the APN in Straight Talk Internet and MMS APN settings should be entered as tfdata and not as Tfdata or TFDATA.

Straight Talk Phone and Data Plans

There are varieties of phone models to choose from on Straight Talk. They include Apple iPhone XS Max LTE, Apple iPhone XS LTE, Google Pixel 2 XL LTE, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 LTE, Apple iPhone XR LTE, Samsung Galaxy S9+ LTE, Apple iPhone 8 Plus LTE, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 LTE, Google Pixel 2 LTE, Samsung Galaxy S8+ LTE, Samsung Galaxy S9 LTE, Apple iPhone 8 LTE, and many more. For further details, click here.

The brand also has a handful of plans that boast high-speed data, great coverage, and unlimited talk & text. These plans have price ranges from $35 to $60 and are hotly sought after. Take a look at them.

$35 PLAN DETAILS: This is a no-contract 30-day plan that boasts the following:

  • 2GB of high-speed data
  • Unlimited nationwide talk and text
  • Unlimited data with the first 2GB at high speeds

Note: This plan’s video streams are at DVD quality. However, at 2G Speeds, the functionality of some data apps like audio or streaming video may be affected.

$45 PLAN DETAILS: This is a no-contract 30-day plan as well. It has the following features:

  • 10GB of high-speed data
  • Unlimited nationwide talk and text
  • Unlimited data with the first 10GB at high speeds
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Note: This plan’s video streams are at DVD quality. However, at 2G Speeds, the functionality of some data apps like audio or streaming video may be affected.

$60 INTERNATIONAL PLAN DETAILS: Yet another no-contract 30-day plan. You’ll get the following if you choose this plan.

  • 10GB of high-speed data
  • Unlimited nationwide talk and text
  • 400 bonus minutes to call Claro Guatemala phone numbers
  • Unlimited International Calling
  • Unlimited Mobile-to-Mobile to India, Mexico, Canada, China phone numbers
  • Unlimited talk, text, and picture messages
  • Unlimited Data with the first 10GB at high speeds
  • Call up to 15 unique destination numbers per service month

Note: This plan’s video streams are at DVD quality. However, at 2G Speeds, the functionality of some data apps like audio or streaming video may be affected.

$55 PLAN DETAILS: This is a no-contract 30-day plan as well that boasts the following:

  • Unlimited high-speed data
  • Unlimited Nationwide Talk and Text
  • Unlimited Data

Login

To login to your Straight Talk account

  • Go to https://www.straighttalk.com/wps/portal/home/h/buyserviceplans/login
  • Enter your username and password
  • Select the Sign In button

Activation

The activation of Straight Talk phone or sim card online doesn’t require special knowledge, rather it takes a little time. Interestingly, if you can’t do the activation online, you may also activate them by calling their Customer Care Center from another phone on 1-877-430-CELL (2355).

How To Activate Straight Talk Phone Online?

  • Make sure you have your IMEI/MEID/Serial Number. This number can be found on your activation card.
  • Visit www.straighttalk.com/Activate.
  • Enter your IMEI/MEID/Serial Number in the space provided for it.
  • Follow the instructions that follow.

How To Activate A Straight Talk SIM card

  • Pick up the red activation card that came with your SIM card.
  • Go to the back of your Straight Talk service plan card and you’ll find the Service PIN on it.
  • Visit the site straighttalk.com/activate
  • Type in your the Serial Number.
  • Type in the zip code of your main residence.
  • Enter your Service PIN.
  • Create an account (to help you see the details of your plan and pay your monthly bill with your credit card).
  • Insert your SIM card and wait for it to be activated.

More Questions

How Do I Find My IMEI?

Answer: The IMEI of your phone can be placed at different locations depending on your phone model. On some phone models, it is printed inside the battery compartment or on the back of the device. If you are using an Android phone;

  • Move to your main screen, search and select the “Settings” icon.
  • Keep scrolling until you locate “About Phone.” Then select it.
  • Select “Status.”
  • Select “IMEI information and you will see it.

For iPhone users;

  • Select the “Settings” icon placed on the main screen.
  • Select “General.”
  • Choose “About.”
  • Locate “IMEI” and you will find a number next to “IMEI”. That is your iPhone’s IMEI number.

See Also: Optonline: Webmail and Email Sign in, Settings, Customer Service Support

How Do I Determine If My Straight Talk-compatible phone works on a CDMA or GSM network?

Answer: It’s very simple. Ascertaining if your Straight Talk-compatible phone works on a GSM or CDMA network depends on both your wireless provider and the model of your phone. Devices that work on the GSM network carries a letter “G” in the model number while those that work on the CDMA network have a letter “C” in the model number.

Can I Change My Straight Talk Phone Number?

Answer: Yes you can change your wireless phone number only up to 4 times per month. You can contact Straight Talk customer care agents to do that.