Last Updated: Nov 22,2013
See my post above. I activated my N5 on ST and everything is working. I have LTE.
Thank you! Are you on AT&T towers?
Yep. I tried to find an AT&T SIM at my local Walmart(s), but struck out all over town when I checked online. I went ahead and ordered the AT&T Micro SIM from their website and sprung for overnight delivery so that it arrived yesterday (same as the N5). I had a bit of a hiccup when I tried to activate online (see post above), but it got resolved pretty quickly. Only took about 30 minutes to port my number from Verizon.
ST T-Mo doesn't have LTE yet.
I've tried to set up my AT&T ST sim using these settings and its not working for me... help??
Can you post a link to that specific sim card/plan? I was looking everywhere on the T-mo website for the $30/mo 100minutes, unlimited text, & 5g of 4g but it kept only showing me the $50, $60, and $70/mo options that come with more minutes and less data. And also, would you be getting 4G with the T-mo prepaid sim? I would love to pay $30/mo for what I actually use, instead of $45 even though ST is unlimited.
Please & thank you!!!
Did you port a number, and is the port completed? Can you make and receive any calls? Do you have any data at all?
Working here just fine.Here are my settings
NAME straight talk
MMS PROXY 188.8.131.52
MMS PORT 80
Auth type PAP
APN Type default,supl,mms
Thanks, Techrider 62. Your settings worked for me. I'm using a Nexus 5 (came today!) with Straight Talk, and your pointers got me going just fine, with data.
ok, first time using ST and first time having to manually mess with APN settings. N5 and ATT ST sim.
These are my full settings currently (I have tried a few now, including those listed in this thread)
Proxy: not set
Port: not set
Username: not set
Password: not set
Server: not set
MMS Proxy: mms3.tracfone.com
MMS Port: 80
Authentication Type: PAP
APN Type: default,supl,mms
APN Protocol: IPv4
APN Roaming Protocol: IPv4
MVNO type: none
MVNO value: not set
Whenever I set these, I delete the old APN settings and power cycle and still no data (calls and text work). I appreciate any help
Sorry, the MMSC above is http://mms-tf.net
It would not show up since this is my first post on the forum.
I just activated with ST on the N5 and I'm fully working. I compared my settings to yours and here is what I have different:
Authentication type: Not set (you have PAP)
APN Type: Not set (you have default,supl,mms
Those are the only differences I saw between what I have and what you have above. Let us know if this helps. I'd power cycle the phone after you make any changes, just to be safe.
Thanks. I removed the auth type and APN type (I didn't have them originally but was tinkering and added those). It still wasn't working. However, I got through to ST live chat and they fixed something on their end and I'm in business now! Thanks anyway for the help. Came from a DX2 and 3G to N5 on LTE. Wow!
Glad to hear you got it working. FYI - be careful running speedtests on LTE. I think I ran 3 tests and then happened to check my data usage. In two days I've used 198MB of data, and the speedtest app accounts for 150MB of that data. DOH!
So be careful - the last thing you want to do is use up all your data for the month drooling over those fast LTE speedtest results!
yikes. good tip haha
It's only on their prepaid site to which they removed links to from their website. If you google T-Mobile prepaid plans, it should last it somewhere in the middle of the page.
Okay ty, I found it. So I iust order a SIM and then select the plan when I recieve and activate it?
Yep, order a prepaid micro sim, and during the activation process you simply select it.
So can anyone confirm that straight talk with AT&T sim is actually the exact same service as going with AT&T? I am thinking of switching off of Verizon and I know AT&T service is good.
I'm getting speed like
21.40 down 12.04 up
21.93 down 5.21 up
12.53 down 3.40 up
11.15 down 7.94 up
Depending on where i'm at
Just did 2 tests on on N5 and Straight Talk, it shows the LTE letters and 3 Bars.
18 down 4 up
14 down 4 up
Inside my house. Haven't tested outside yet.
but I just want to post my APN settings and it won't let me post links until my second post, so it seemed like the lesser of two evils, the alternative being someone else having to call straight talk and wrestle this out of them
My N5 is working on LTE in Salt Lake City right now. My APN settings are as follows:
Name: Straight Talk
MMS Proxy: mms3.tracfone.com
MMS Port: 80
Getting those out of the ST phone support was like pulling teeth - I practically had to explain the concept of APN settings
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I've not experienced bad or spotty data connection. I live about half hour south of Birmingham, AL and get solid LTE at home and work. I never use much more than 1 or 2GB's a month so haven't ever been throttled but I imagine that would be painful if you plan on trying to tether or just stream YouTube out Hulu a lot. Good luck!
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