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Back story. I gave my old GSM iPhone 4 previously running ST with no issues to my girlfriend. I ported her Verizon number to the her new iPhone 4 (my
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    Default Received Straight Talk SIM but not AT&T but T-Mobile. Having trouble configing APN
    Back story. I gave my old GSM iPhone 4 previously running ST with no issues to my girlfriend. I ported her Verizon number to the her new iPhone 4 (my old) when I received her ST SIM. I did not know that ST no longer sells AT&T SIMs and we were shipped a T-Mobile SIM. I cannot get her APN settings config'd right. I tried matching mine that I had on that phone before and that I am running on my 4S using TetherMe. Basically she cannot send MMS to a non-iPhone. This is a business phone of hers and I need to help her to get it working correctly as soon as possible.

    Also she is not getting 3G but is stuck in Extended. I hear that T-mobile does not have great 3G coverage yet and is still expanding. I assume that she should be able to send pics while in E network.

    My only alternative is to drop the cash and pick up a AT&T SIM off of Ebay.

    Any help/advice you can give will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
    I did try this but there are somethings I am not sure on how to configure and if I should be using tetherMe as well. Like what do I put for Cellular Data and Visual VoiceMail. Before I always had att.mvno, does it even matter?

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    From what I can find, you still use att.mvno, you shouldn't need tetherme if you already cellular data tab in your settings, but can't see why it would be an issue if you kept it.
    A call to Straight Talk customer service may help you if these fixes don't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
    From what I can find, you still use att.mvno, you shouldn't need tetherme if you already cellular data tab in your settings, but can't see why it would be an issue if you kept it.
    A call to Straight Talk customer service may help you if these fixes don't work.
    And this will allow MMS to non-iPhones?

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    Found this post.

    1.) Get a T-mobile micro sim card
    2.) Start Iphone and let boot up. Then take out ST sim card
    3.) Place the T-mobile sim card in and let it connect to network
    4.) Under general and cellular there is cellular data option
    5.) Under cellular data you see fields for Data APN an MMS
    6.) At this point double hit home button at the bottom to open camera or some other app
    7.) Then take out T-mobile sim and place ST sim card into phone
    8.) Right away, double hit home key and pick settings button at the bottom
    9.) The Data APN and MMS settings window should pop up. Let it connect to Straight Talk Network. Enter in the info below after that:

    data apn: att.mvno
    user:
    pass:

    mms apn: att.mvno
    user:
    pass:
    mmsc: http://mmsc.cingular.com
    MMS proxy: 66.209.11.33:80
    Max Size of Message: 1048576
    UAProf: http://www.apple.com/mms/uaprof.rdf

    10.) After click back upto and it should store the settings. You can click cellular data to check if the settings are in.
    11.) I had to repeat the process twice before it took.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
    Found this post.

    1.) Get a T-mobile micro sim card
    2.) Start Iphone and let boot up. Then take out ST sim card
    3.) Place the T-mobile sim card in and let it connect to network
    4.) Under general and cellular there is cellular data option
    5.) Under cellular data you see fields for Data APN an MMS
    6.) At this point double hit home button at the bottom to open camera or some other app
    7.) Then take out T-mobile sim and place ST sim card into phone
    8.) Right away, double hit home key and pick settings button at the bottom
    9.) The Data APN and MMS settings window should pop up. Let it connect to Straight Talk Network. Enter in the info below after that:

    data apn: att.mvno
    user:
    pass:

    mms apn: att.mvno
    user:
    pass:
    mmsc: http://mmsc.cingular.com
    MMS proxy: 66.209.11.33:80
    Max Size of Message: 1048576
    UAProf: http://www.apple.com/mms/uaprof.rdf

    10.) After click back upto and it should store the settings. You can click cellular data to check if the settings are in.
    11.) I had to repeat the process twice before it took.

    I believe what this is is the "T-Mobile SIM card swap" trick. I thought the issue with this was if you rebooted that you would lose your settings and have to do it again. A friend of mine had to do this with his iPhone 5.

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    Been reading a bunch and watching You Tube vids and this method seems to work the best for people. All settings should be saved after a reboot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
    Been reading a bunch and watching You Tube vids and this method seems to work the best for people. All settings should be saved after a reboot.
    Thanks, I appreciate you sticking with me on this one.

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