1. akharveywp's Avatar
    After a frustrating amount of searching, configuring, and useless (Straight Talk) tech support, here are the APN settings that work for my HTC 8X.
    Note that I bought the 8x from T-Mobile when it was first introduced (unsubsidized full price), and recently unlocked it via an unlock code provided by T-Mobile. I purchased a Straight Talk "T-Mobile compatible SIM card" and used a SIM cutter to make a micro, as they don't provide micros any longer (per Straight Talk email).

    Settings/Cellular/add internet APN fields:
    APN: wap.tracfone
    Username: blank
    Password: blank
    Proxy Server:
    Proxy Port: 8080
    IP type: IPv4v6

    Settings/Cellular/add MMS APN fields:
    APN: wap.tracfone
    Username: blank
    Password: blank
    WAP gateway:
    WAP gateway port: 8080
    MMSC (URL): http://mms.tracfone.com/
    MMSC port: blank (it is then auto-filled with 80)
    Maximum MMS size: blank
    IP type: IPv4v6

    Note the network shows up as "Home". I also changed Network selection from "automatic" to "HOME". In my area (So Cal), I get T-Mobile's version (and therefore Straight Talk's version) of "4G".

    MMS worked, I magically got my emails, but no internet or Bing App searches. I was about to give up until I found a thread on this forum for the HTC titan, which reminded me of an HTC app called "Connection Setup". I ran that and got three networks: "Roam Mobility", "T-Mobile US", "Walmart Family Mobile". Changing it from "T-Mobile US" to either of the other two made it all work. Amazing. A big shout-out and thanks to WP Central forum for being an excellent resource.

    All of these APN settings can be inferred from the "Activation Card" that came with the SIM. Straight Talk tech support is a useless resource with Windows Phone 8, WP Central rocks. Thanks.
    xandros9 likes this.
    07-11-2013 10:29 AM
  2. stmav's Avatar
    Thank you for the information. We have an ambassador working on a APN settings guide. I pointed him to this thread to see what you have posted.
    07-11-2013 11:03 AM
  3. Subramanian Hariharan's Avatar
    Thanks . Worked !
    08-03-2013 06:37 PM
  4. Clark de Leon's Avatar
    mine didn't work, I can call and Text but no mms and internet i tried to do the htc connection set up, its telling me about database missing.
    please Help.
    phone is unlock, but was from AT&T
    08-22-2013 09:39 AM
  5. keith_s_d's Avatar
    Thank you very much for posting this. Your info about the Connection Setup was key also! Going through your instructions exactly as you laid them out I was able to get everything going, including tethering!
    09-11-2013 02:10 PM
  6. ASisshore's Avatar
    THANK YOU!!!

    OMG I had been so frustrated, had new Tmobile phone, using it on myfamilymobile (walmart) then suddenly Tmobile "upgrades" the phone and boom no more internet sharing. I unlocked the phone, did a hard reset, but still the same... then this post-- I though I'd have to do the whole APN fix posted earlier, but tried the HTC Connection Setup app--- voila, I can use it again! You rock.
    10-07-2013 05:47 PM
  7. Susanne Hake's Avatar
    Thank you so much! Was very frustrated also and this worked great :)
    10-10-2013 06:52 PM
  8. Matt Williams11's Avatar
    My connection setup wouldn't find a data base either. After a lot of trying I finally got mine to work. I'm using it with Pure Talk.
    APN att.mvno
    WAP port 80
    MMSC port http://mmsc.cingular.com/
    MMSC port 80
    IP type IPv4v6
    11-12-2013 04:03 PM
  9. seventhofsolomon's Avatar
    are you able to get picture messaging?
    I am not able to.....help?
    01-02-2014 05:07 PM
  10. ready answer's Avatar
    Thank you. This saved me hours of frustration. Worked first time. For everyone else this allowed a T-Mobile 8x to work perfectly on Straight Talk with a T-Mobile SIM. Internet and MMS were the non working and work great now.
    01-04-2014 06:00 PM
  11. Aaron Brunero's Avatar
    I am using all of these settings and can not get mms to work still. I have been using internet and regular text messaging on this phone for a few years. When I got the update about a year ago I had to redo all of the APN settings. After that, I can not send/receive any group messages or picture messages.

    I have tried so many combinations of mms setting with no luck.

    Right now I have the settings listed above in for both Internet and MMS. Only internet works.

    Anyone else struggling with this? Annoying to miss out on things because of my phone... Maybe it's time to upgrade.
    06-12-2014 12:34 PM
  12. Mydra McKinnon's Avatar
    Yayyyyy!!!!! It worked!! Thank you Thank you! I have been trying this for months and now it works! Thank you
    01-22-2015 09:52 PM

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