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esad247
Sep 19, 2012, 08:49 AM
Hi All,

Wondering if anyone has successfully been able to edit their APN settings in order to get their data to work on Straight Talk wireless. I have a 3GS with an Straight Talk ATT compatible SIM card running 5.1.1 and my data works fine. I read somewhere that IOS 6 no longer allows you to use an edited APN and just wanted to verify before upgrading.

Thank you.



MaxBurn
Sep 19, 2012, 08:52 AM
This was a huge annoyance to me. I'm sure they killed the Tmobile SIM swap trick, likely because it was legitimately a bug.

I predict the situation is the same though. Wish it wasn't but this is one of the super annoying things you get with iphone.

madsci954
Sep 19, 2012, 10:13 AM
You should be able to use http://unlockit.co.nz/ as it creates an APN profile.

MaxBurn
Sep 19, 2012, 10:16 AM
I figured we were past the need to mention the inability to configure MMS settings in the apple deployment software or things like unlockit.

esad247
Sep 19, 2012, 10:39 AM
Hi I was more just curious as to whether the APN settings can be modified at all in IOS 6 as I had seen reports that it couldn't. I don't care about the MMS settings as much, not what I'm here acquiring about. Will unlockit work in IOS 6 or some other method to ensure data usage only.

MaxBurn
Sep 19, 2012, 10:43 AM
When iOS 6 releases we can answer your question for sure.

I assume unlockit will continue to work as it is a supported method to do that.

LennonNZ
Sep 19, 2012, 04:48 PM
When iOS 6 releases we can answer your question for sure.

I assume unlockit will continue to work as it is a supported method to do that.

Yes unlockit still works on iOS6.

Thanks
Craig
(Owner of www.unlockit.co.nz).

(and yes it should work 100% on the iPhone 5 as well)

MaxBurn
Sep 19, 2012, 05:58 PM
Seeing ipads are unlocked I took my Verizon ipad3 with iOS 6 and put in an AT&T Go Phone SIM and APN settings menu was hidden. I do get a APN menu with my Tmobile SIM. This is the same problem I had on my iphone 4 and 4S and I would "assume" this is the same on the iPhones with iOS 6 still but I don't have one anymore.

Apple doesn't care about MVNO users, despite all the feedback we logged. Sad really. No problem setting APN with Straight Talk SIM (AT&T) in my Galaxy Note.

DentTheUniverse
Sep 19, 2012, 08:47 PM
I updated to ios 6 today. I am working on APN settings for MMS, but so far it hasn't worked. It does open up the settings when I do the t-mobile swap, it changed the settings to "phone", I went back in and set them again but to no avail yet. If someone has an updated fix, well post it here! :):confused:

msemper
Sep 19, 2012, 09:01 PM
this method work for iOS6 too http://youtu.be/Bd3htj0pzNc

DentTheUniverse
Sep 19, 2012, 09:22 PM
this method work for iOS6 too http://youtu.be/Bd3htj0pzNc

But have you updated to ios6 and then tried it?! (I know it's your your Youtube vid...but I don't think it will work).

heroe1981
Sep 19, 2012, 11:27 PM
ok i have mms and data working on ios6 settings on video are outdated there are no wap.cingular

here are the instructions to get mms and data working no http://www.unlockit.co.nz needed

SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
replace phone to att.mvno you will find two "phone" in this .plist replace both to att.mvno

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------




Library/Preferences/com.apple.mms_override.plist
use this text:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>MMS</key>
<dict>
<key>GroupModeEnabled</key>
<false/>
<key>MMSC</key>
<string>http://mmsc.cingular.com</string>
<key>MaxMessageSize</key>
<integer>1048576</integer>
<key>MaxRecipients</key>
<integer>10</integer>
<key>MaxVideoBitrate</key>
<integer>131072</integer>
<key>Proxy</key>
<string>66.209.11.33:80</string>
<key>UAProf</key>
<string>http://www.apple.com/mms/uaprof.rdf</string>
<key>UserAgent</key>
<string>SonyEricssonW800i/R1L</string>
</dict>
</dict>
</plist>


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6. Then click the checkmark on those two file and restore to the iphone using iBackupBot software

7. It should restore and after reboot MMS should start working.

Note that you may need to follow these instructions again if MMS stops working after an iOS update.

DentTheUniverse
Sep 20, 2012, 12:06 AM
The unlockit.nz Apn downlad, then the tmonile sim trick works. The key is enabling after you put in the correct att.mvno settings, proxy,
mmscc settings, then back out and turn on the airplane mode, turning off the the phone insert ST sim, and go to toggel airplane mode off, quickly go to the menued apn settings, the system will try to correct them to "phone", but put them in as instructed amd MMS will work on an iPhone 4 (Att carrier unlocked) running IOS 6! It took me about 2 hours to figure it out, ive turned the phone on and off, toggled the airplane button amd MMS is working normal...speeds are crazy fast too!! ST is the way to go!

heroe1981
Sep 20, 2012, 12:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te5R9HnB8kY&noredirect=1

DentTheUniverse
Sep 20, 2012, 02:25 AM
Hi I was more just curious as to whether the APN settings can be modified at all in IOS 6 as I had seen reports that it couldn't. I don't care about the MMS settings as much, not what I'm here acquiring about. Will unlockit work in IOS 6 or some other method to ensure data usage only.

Yes it works. I updated to ios 6 and I had to re-due my APN settings, the MMS works and I amazed at how fast the phone runs and my speeds on Straight Talk are amazing now! (A trick if you are a ST user, use the Air Plane mode to toggle on and off...you will get better connection and speeds).

Bahrain
Sep 20, 2012, 08:37 AM
Hi all this is my first post and I had the same problem and its so easy because its there in the menu . Go to general - cellular and scroll down and you will see it lol very tricky

MaxBurn
Sep 20, 2012, 08:40 AM
Hi all this is my first post and I had the same problem and its so easy because its there in the menu . Go to general - cellular and scroll down and you will see it lol very tricky

If you are using a SIM that the phone is sold on with contract that menu is hidden. So if you want to use an MVNO of some sort you are locked out and thus this thread.

DentTheUniverse
Sep 20, 2012, 09:50 AM
I assure you, mms works on ios 6 using straight talk. It's the exact same process as before, except I did not uninstall unlockit.co.nz. The same APN settings exist, facetime and hotspot does not work (over cellular) though, for me not an issue.

jarko
Sep 20, 2012, 10:28 AM
I can confirm the above steps work. However, all of the APN settings are lost when if the phone is rebooted. Can anyone else confirm this?

DentTheUniverse
Sep 20, 2012, 10:51 AM
The APN settings stick. Ive rebooted my wife and my phone. If you notice when you do the sim swap you can backout, and the cellular pop up menu stays, the key is to get it to disappear when the ST sim is in...you can even reboot and it stays...you can even see an option for cellular option on/off. I assure you our phones are working with mms to and from non iphone users.

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With the sim swap approach, you must access a website, hit the home button twice, go to notepad, then launch a page, once you do it will make the cellular pop up disappear, then toggle airplane mode, test to make sure you can send mms to non-iphone devices...then power on/off. It works.

jarko
Sep 20, 2012, 11:02 AM
I will need to order SIM card to do the SIM swap trick then. Prior I had only been modifying the .plists, like in heroes1981's post.

MaxBurn
Sep 20, 2012, 11:34 AM
I will need to order SIM card to do the SIM swap trick then. Prior I had only been modifying the .plists, like in heroes1981's post.

Tmobiles website for like a buck.

corvette
Sep 20, 2012, 02:46 PM
ok i have mms and data working on ios6 settings on video are outdated there are no wap.cingular

here are the instructions to get mms and data working no http://www.unlockit.co.nz needed

SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
replace phone to att.mvno you will find two "phone" in this .plist replace both to att.mvno

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------




Library/Preferences/com.apple.mms_override.plist
use this text:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>MMS</key>
<dict>
<key>GroupModeEnabled</key>
<false/>
<key>MMSC</key>
<string>http://mmsc.cingular.com</string>
<key>MaxMessageSize</key>
<integer>1048576</integer>
<key>MaxRecipients</key>
<integer>10</integer>
<key>MaxVideoBitrate</key>
<integer>131072</integer>
<key>Proxy</key>
<string>66.209.11.33:80</string>
<key>UAProf</key>
<string>http://www.apple.com/mms/uaprof.rdf</string>
<key>UserAgent</key>
<string>SonyEricssonW800i/R1L</string>
</dict>
</dict>
</plist>


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6. Then click the checkmark on those two file and restore to the iphone using iBackupBot software

7. It should restore and after reboot MMS should start working.

Note that you may need to follow these instructions again if MMS stops working after an iOS update.

confirmed this works with ios6 and ST :) with IPHONE 4

maxx001
Sep 20, 2012, 07:19 PM
Ive been testing the above method from beta 4 to final release of iOS 6 (excessive testing!!) and its not working. Data sticks, where as MMS is "switched" back to "iphone". Im on Red Pocket, which is essentially the same as Straight Talk.

What did work was to jailbreak the final iOS 6 with redsnow dev4 and then install Cydia via terminal using:

wget -q -O /tmp/cyinstall.sh http://downloads.kr1sis.net/cyinstall.sh && chmod 755 /tmp/cyinstall.sh && /tmp/cyinstall.sh

Then install TetherMe and change the apn/mms settings. works like a charm!
Zephyr has also been updated for ios 6!

I would highly recommend staying away from other tweaks as I tried some and they all crashed or froze the phone so I had to start all over..

redebbm
Sep 20, 2012, 09:06 PM
ok i have mms and data working on ios6 settings on video are outdated there are no wap.cingular

here are the instructions to get mms and data working no http://www.unlockit.co.nz needed

SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
replace phone to att.mvno you will find two "phone" in this .plist replace both to att.mvno

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------




Library/Preferences/com.apple.mms_override.plist
use this text:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>MMS</key>
<dict>
<key>GroupModeEnabled</key>
<false/>
<key>MMSC</key>
<string>http://mmsc.cingular.com</string>
<key>MaxMessageSize</key>
<integer>1048576</integer>
<key>MaxRecipients</key>
<integer>10</integer>
<key>MaxVideoBitrate</key>
<integer>131072</integer>
<key>Proxy</key>
<string>66.209.11.33:80</string>
<key>UAProf</key>
<string>http://www.apple.com/mms/uaprof.rdf</string>
<key>UserAgent</key>
<string>SonyEricssonW800i/R1L</string>
</dict>
</dict>
</plist>


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
6. Then click the checkmark on those two file and restore to the iphone using iBackupBot software

7. It should restore and after reboot MMS should start working.

Note that you may need to follow these instructions again if MMS stops working after an iOS update.
I can also confirmed this worked on an iPhone 4 running iOS6. I'm afraid of the settings being reset. Has this been a problem for anyone?

EDIT: Just turned off and turned back on the phone, and it broke both data & MMS. It seems since the iOS update I cannot get the plist editing to stick for a long time.

DentTheUniverse
Sep 21, 2012, 12:11 AM
My wife and I both have "carrier unlocked" iPhone 4 on IOS 6. Using Straight talk, data, mms, immessage and face-time (on wifi only). Tmobile sim swap with unlockit.co.nz. Do not delete the APN profile...simply edit in the APN setting. I did do some trial and errors but it works fine. If you would like email instructions please inbox me.

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Hi all this is my first post and I had the same problem and its so easy because its there in the menu . Go to general - cellular and scroll down and you will see it lol very tricky

So you also got it working? It is tricky huh...a little tinkering.

redebbm
Sep 21, 2012, 02:42 AM
My wife and I both have "carrier unlocked" iPhone 4 on IOS 6. Using Straight talk, data, mms, immessage and face-time (on wifi only). Tmobile sim swap with unlockit.co.nz. Do not delete the APN profile...simply edit in the APN setting. I did do some trial and errors but it works fine. If you would like email instructions please inbox me.

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So you also got it working? It is tricky huh...a little tinkering.

Can't inbox yet, I may have been a long time lurker, but profile is still new. Does T-Mobile sell just Micro Sims in store, I didn't know the SIM swap method could be done on the 4 and not the 4S. Seems like this method would hold better than the plist editor since my settings will not stop jumping back after a hour or two.

Gemütlichkeit
Sep 21, 2012, 08:14 AM
iPhone 4 with iOS 6

http://www.unlockit.co.nz/ gets my data working but iOS 6 killed my MMS.

I've gone the same route that worked in iOS 5 with editing the SystemConfiguration/preference.plist file and adding in the ATT.MVNO after all APN settings.

This breaks the phone because once you restore that file to your iPhone and reboot it will just cycle booting until the phone finally restores itself.

So something is clearly broken with MMS + iOS 4 + Straight Talk.

I want to avoid having to Jailbreak my device. I hope someone smarter than me figures this out haha.

Mac8a
Sep 21, 2012, 03:36 PM
pList editing in iOS 5 and restoring with iBackupBot on a non-jailbroken iPhone has never worked for me. Something always resets the APNs to the default "phone" one. It does the same thing in iOS 6 too.

The only way I can get data & MMS working on a non-jailbroken iPhone is by:

1. Opening the Notes app (or any other stock app)

2. Going to Settings > General > Network

3. Taking the Straight Talk SIM out and putting in a T-Mobile SIM (can be brand new & unactivated. mines is)

4. Go into Cellular Data Network when it shows up

5. Immediately put the Straight Talk SIM back in

6. Multitask between Cellular Data Network and the Notes app back and forth until a signal from Straight Talk comes in and the default non-working data & MMS APN are automatically entered.

7. Once the APNs show up, edit them manually

8. Go toggle Airplane Mode on and off, and reboot the phone

Data and MMS now work fine.

Cellular Data
APN: att.mvno
Username: *blank*
Password: *blank*


MMS
APN: att.mvno
Username: *blank*
Password: *blank*
MMSC: http://www.mmsc.cingular.com
MMS Proxy: 66.209.11.33:80
MMS Max Message Size: 1048576
MMS UA Prof URL: *blank*

I can confirm 100% that this method still works in iOS 6 GM.

Google "Straight Talk iPhone HowardForums Wiki" and what I explained above is on that page too. The entire site is down as of this post so I explained it as best as I could.

appletest
Sep 21, 2012, 03:38 PM
I tried the plist editing method for APN and MMS and my phone would reboot 4-5 times and then lose the changed settings. I tried the sim swap method and it worked. Here are the steps. The phone was unlocked by ATT. It has lasted after a few reboots and I will update if it stops.

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.

Gemütlichkeit
Sep 21, 2012, 03:48 PM
Cool to know that that method works.

How much are T-mobile sims :-/

appletest
Sep 21, 2012, 03:51 PM
I got a free one from the T-mobile store. There are simple mobile ones on ebay for $1.00

Gemütlichkeit
Sep 21, 2012, 04:16 PM
I got a free one from the T-mobile store. There are simple mobile ones on ebay for $1.00

What did you say? "I want a free sim card?"

rmnewcom
Sep 21, 2012, 09:24 PM
i tried the method given by heroe1981 it didn't work at first then after trying again It allowed me to receive MMS but not send and finally it fixed my problem. I turned the phone off and back on and it went back to not being able to send or receive MMS. I have went through the steps several times and it has not worked again. I don't understand how it could work once and then not work. the part where i have to change phone to att.mvno is the part that wont stick. the other part doesn't change back.

"Phone" was only in mine once where the directions says to change it twice. I don't know if that matters. Any ideas?

I am using an Iphone 4 on straight talk that was working fine and after iOS 6 upgrade won't send or receive MMS. Data and everything else works just no picture messages.

DentTheUniverse
Sep 22, 2012, 12:25 AM
IOS 6 iPhone MMS & Data
https://discussions.apple.com/message/19654501#19654501

Gemütlichkeit
Sep 22, 2012, 11:46 AM
Just picked up a t mobile sim. Guy at the shop was nice enough to give it to me free of charge.

Followed the steps above and it's working great!!

appletest
Sep 22, 2012, 02:34 PM
It did stop working this morning. lasted for about 1 day without problems. I was indoor this morning in a place without service for a few hrs.
Redid the sim swap thing so I am up working again. May not be a permanent solution. I guess it will have to do for now.

wolfclocker
Sep 22, 2012, 05:10 PM
It looks like the most successful trick so far has been the T-mobile swap. In doing this, some are reporting that the settings stick while others are reporting that the phone sets the mms (and possibly other settings) back to default.

This is definitely due to the iOS 6 update, because these tricks work on iOS 5 no problem. I think its just a matter of time before a workaround is discovered. I wish I had known about this problem before upgrading.

I'm using an AT&T locked iPhone 4 on iOS 6. I've been trying the method of manually configuring the .plist through ibackupbot several times while adjusting little things here and there; it still fails to work. The settings would be wiped away to default.

Gemütlichkeit
Sep 22, 2012, 07:13 PM
It looks like the most successful trick so far has been the T-mobile swap. In doing this, some are reporting that the settings stick while others are reporting that the phone sets the mms (and possibly other settings) back to default.

This is definitely due to the iOS 6 update, because these tricks work on iOS 5 no problem. I think its just a matter of time before a workaround is discovered. I wish I had known about this problem before upgrading.

I'm using an AT&T locked iPhone 4 on iOS 6. I've been trying the method of manually configuring the .plist through ibackupbot several times while adjusting little things here and there; it still fails to work. The settings would be wiped away to default.

My theory is that yes something in iOS 6 changed things. But I feel the only way to fix it is for the developer of iBackupBot updates his software. I think that during the saving and restoring of the preference.plist file that something messes up. Which causes the phone to reboot 4-5 times after.

Another reason I think it has something to do with the program is because once you enter in the same info with the T-mobile sim swap, the phone works. The settings didn't change from 5 to 6.

In closing I feel that an update to iBackupBot will fix the problem because it's not saving properly to the phone with iOS 6. But once you have a T-mobile sim you wouldn't have to worry about it.

pdavis83
Sep 22, 2012, 08:06 PM
I had the same issue with my non-jailbroken iPhone 4, ST sim, iOS 6, and had no MMS out of the blue this morning. I tried a restore with iBackupBot v 3.5.5 (that I downloaded a few days ago) and it never worked. I noticed it was just updated to V 3.6.1 on their website and now after a restore MMS works. In the preferences.plist I didn't have "wap.cingular" but just the word "phone". I changed it to att.mvno and I also noticed under (ip3) string, it was blank for the APN. I added the att.mvno there also. It finally works after wasting my entire Saturday looking at this. I even went to the T-mobile store to buy a sim and I was told I had to buy an activation plan with it. They wouldn't simply sell me a sim. I hope this works for others.

update- This was a temporary fix it seems... After I rebooted the iPhone, MMS stopped working again. So I did a restore again and MMS comes alive again but only for about 15 minutes or when I make a network change such as turning wifi on or off. iOS 6 must do self checks after bootup and correct itself because I can MMS will for awhile then for no reason it stops working. The t-mobile trick seems to be the only fix at this time. I will I could get a sim to test it.

chasingerrors
Sep 22, 2012, 09:13 PM
close all apps running
swap sim to tmobile sim
open settings, general, cellular, data network. if its not there close app and
leave tmobile sim in. double click home button close app completely.
reopen with tmobile sim still inside iphone. wait a few seconds it should appear.
then when it appears swap to the S.T. sim wait for the splash screen "NO SIM" to go away. and now click on the cellular again and data networks should still be there. then use list below.


Settings
Cellular Data
APN: att.mvno
Username:
Password:
MMS
APN: att.mvno
Username:
Password:
MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
MMS Proxy: 66.209.11.33:80
MMS Max Size: 1048576
MMS UA Prof URL:

RedGeminiPA
Sep 22, 2012, 09:53 PM
I had the same issue with my non-jailbroken iPhone 4, ST sim, iOS 6, and had no MMS out of the blue this morning. I tried a restore with iBackupBot v 3.5.5 (that I downloaded a few days ago) and it never worked. I noticed it was just updated to V 3.6.1 on their website and now after a restore MMS works. In the preferences.plist I didn't have "wap.cingular" but just the word "phone". I changed it to att.mvno and I also noticed under (ip3) string, it was blank for the APN. I added the att.mvno there also. It finally works after wasting my entire Saturday looking at this. I even went to the T-mobile store to buy a sim and I was told I had to buy an activation plan with it. They wouldn't simply sell me a sim. I hope this works for others.

update- This was a temporary fix it seems... After I rebooted the iPhone, MMS stopped working again. So I did a restore again and MMS comes alive again but only for about 15 minutes or when I make a network change such as turning wifi on or off. iOS 6 must do self checks after bootup and correct itself because I can MMS will for awhile then for no reason it stops working. The t-mobile trick seems to be the only fix at this time. I will I could get a sim to test it.
I just tried that with my 3GS. Still didn't work under iOS 6.

One thing I noticed, the updated version of iBackupBot didn't put it into 4-5 reboots. It did, however, reboot 2 times, followed by the update progress bar. At which time it reverts back the preferences.plist file.

rmnewcom
Sep 22, 2012, 10:54 PM
Mine started working out of the blue today. I had edited the plist several times with no success and after I gave up and stopped messing with it it started working. But it didn't last. I have tried several different ways of editing phone to att.mvno in plist but none have stuck some have worked longer than others but none for more than 20 minuets or so. Somebody figure this out it is driving me nuts.

wolfclocker
Sep 23, 2012, 12:08 AM
I had the same issue with my non-jailbroken iPhone 4, ST sim, iOS 6, and had no MMS out of the blue this morning. I tried a restore with iBackupBot v 3.5.5 (that I downloaded a few days ago) and it never worked. I noticed it was just updated to V 3.6.1 on their website and now after a restore MMS works. In the preferences.plist I didn't have "wap.cingular" but just the word "phone". I changed it to att.mvno and I also noticed under (ip3) string, it was blank for the APN. I added the att.mvno there also. It finally works after wasting my entire Saturday looking at this. I even went to the T-mobile store to buy a sim and I was told I had to buy an activation plan with it. They wouldn't simply sell me a sim. I hope this works for others.

update- This was a temporary fix it seems... After I rebooted the iPhone, MMS stopped working again. So I did a restore again and MMS comes alive again but only for about 15 minutes or when I make a network change such as turning wifi on or off. iOS 6 must do self checks after bootup and correct itself because I can MMS will for awhile then for no reason it stops working. The t-mobile trick seems to be the only fix at this time. I will I could get a sim to test it.

I too gave it a try with version 3.6.1 and it worked until I turned off my phone and turned it back on. As somebody else said, it appears as if iOS 6 is programmed to do regular checks on its settings and resets them whenever it thinks that they have been fiddled with. Until a solid fix is found, I'm very tempted to downgrade back to iOS 5. But before that... I'm gonna run to my local T-Mobile store and pick up a sim to try out the sim-swap method. Hope they'll give it to me free!

JG Media
Sep 23, 2012, 07:57 AM
Seems like everyone is figuring this out as they go - as I did. I decided to put together a how-to / step by step guide with screenshots and all info currently available on getting Data and MMS working on Straight Talk iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S with iOS 6.

http://www.jgmedia.biz/how-to-get-data-and-mms-working-on-straight-talk-iphone-4-and-iphone-4s-on-ios-6-updated-sim-swap-method/

For everyone having trouble losing data or MMS off future reboots, turning data off for 5 seconds and then on again from the settings menu fixed this for me. Airplane mode would probably work too. YMMV

rscharf
Sep 23, 2012, 11:29 AM
Seems like everyone is figuring this out as they go - as I did. I decided to put together a how-to / step by step guide with screenshots and all info currently available on getting Data and MMS working on Straight Talk iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S with iOS 6.

http://www.jgmedia.biz/how-to-get-data-and-mms-working-on-straight-talk-iphone-4-and-iphone-4s-on-ios-6-updated-sim-swap-method/

For everyone having trouble losing data or MMS off future reboots, turning data off for 5 seconds and then on again from the settings menu fixed this for me. Airplane mode would probably work too. YMMV

THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU!!

Your procedure worked for my iPhone 4s (ATT). I used a T-Mobile SIM card and all went according to plan. I had been messing with this problem for the last two days. Really appreciate your efforts to put together the step by step.

JG Media
Sep 23, 2012, 03:18 PM
THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU!!

Your procedure worked for my iPhone 4s (ATT). I used a T-Mobile SIM card and all went according to plan. I had been messing with this problem for the last two days. Really appreciate your efforts to put together the step by step.

Awesome! I've been helped so much through this forum (only reading as a guest). I'm glad I was able to contribute something helpful.

wolfclocker
Sep 24, 2012, 09:24 PM
THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU!!

Your procedure worked for my iPhone 4s (ATT). I used a T-Mobile SIM card and all went according to plan. I had been messing with this problem for the last two days. Really appreciate your efforts to put together the step by step.

I REALLY gotta try this method now. I just need to run down to Tmobile and pick up a SIM card.

How are the settings on your iPhone so far? Is it still good (e.g. it has not reset)?

Gemütlichkeit
Sep 26, 2012, 11:53 AM
I REALLY gotta try this method now. I just need to run down to Tmobile and pick up a SIM card.

How are the settings on your iPhone so far? Is it still good (e.g. it has not reset)?

I've been rocking these settings since Saturday and haven't had one issue.

rmnewcom
Sep 27, 2012, 04:11 PM
i called two different Tmobile stores and they wanted $20 for a SIM card. I sent my wife by to pick one up and they would not even sell it to her. I ordered a My Simple mobile SIM from ebay and it came in today. I keep getting an error "SIM failure" but about every 10th time I try the card it works....... I think..... I don't get the error atleast. But when I go to settings nothing changes. I still dont have the cellular Data settings tab. Now what?

illynoise
Sep 28, 2012, 10:10 PM
ok i have mms and data working on ios6 settings on video are outdated there are no wap.cingular

here are the instructions to get mms and data working no http://www.unlockit.co.nz needed

SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist
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replace phone to att.mvno you will find two "phone" in this .plist replace both to att.mvno

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I found the first "phone" and replaced it with att.mvno, but I didn't find the second one. Can you pretty please give a more detailed account as to where the second "phone" is? Or which lines to replace? This has been a nightmare! Thanks!

Skip5002
Oct 3, 2012, 02:27 AM
A random thought, question and statement, hear me out and help if you can. I purchased the ST sim pack from Walmart, it included 1 AT&T Standard size SIM, 1 AT&T Micro SIM (used for Iphone) and then 1 T-Mobile Standard size SIM. Long and short to get the T-mobile SIM to work I just cut it down to be a micro SIM, it works, I can do the methods talked about in this forum. So I noticed like you all do that when you stick in the T-mobile SIM that it pops up the Cell Data APN settings, when I set them I actually got connected to Tower, of course it wasnt activated but I tried to place a call and got the standard message saying activate. Ok so long and short, by using the T-Mobile Sim it allows me to set my APN settings, and still set them to the straight talk network and then it seems to save them. Since my phone is Carrier unlocked cant I call ST have them switch my account to this T-Mobile SIM, set my APN settings and forget about it??

Thoughts???

appletest
Oct 3, 2012, 09:58 AM
you would then have your iphone on tmobile's network which has very limited 3g coverage. You would have less coverage area for service and where you did have service, it would prob be EDGE speeds.

Skip5002
Oct 3, 2012, 01:37 PM
But Straight Talk service map shows no differentiation between those phones using AT&T and those on the T-mobile network. Unless by using T-mobile you fall into the android category?

http://http://www.straighttalk.com/Coverage

NathanA
Oct 6, 2012, 05:29 AM
Skip5002, can I ask you where (roughly) you live? Most Walmarts don't sell the Straight Talk SIMs...you are forced to mail-order for ONE SIM of your choice (AT&T regular, AT&T micro, T-Mobile regular) which costs $15. But I heard a rumor that certain Walmarts are running a trial program where you can buy a pack of 3 SIMs, one of each. Your post is the first direct evidence I've run across that this rumor is true, so I'm very curious to know which Walmart you found this for sale at, and how much it cost!

To anyone who has successfully done the "SIM swap" trick, I am in a very rural area where T-Mobile has no retail presence and cannot find a local source for a T-Mobile SIM for the life of me. I will mail-order one, but in the meantime, I'm wondering if anybody who has done this SIM swap trick and made it work and gotten the MMS settings to stick could possibly make a backup of their iPhone and then export SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist using iBackupBot and then send me a copy of theirs? I want to see if there is anything obvious that the SIM swap trick is doing to modify this file that could be replicated via direct editing of the plist without having to resort to the SIM swap.

Thanks!

-- Nathan

tommybainey
Oct 7, 2012, 10:30 PM
I have tried changing the pslist settings which work for about 4 minutes and thats it has anyone else had any success with mms working on straight talk please help me get this fixed Iam running 4.12.2 ios iphone 4

Skip5002
Oct 13, 2012, 06:57 PM
[QUOTE=NathanA;15976430]Skip5002, can I ask you where (roughly) you live? Most Walmarts don't sell the Straight Talk SIMs...you are forced to mail-order for ONE SIM of your choice (AT&T regular, AT&T micro, T-Mobile regular) which costs $15. But I heard a rumor that certain Walmarts are running a trial program where you can buy a pack of 3 SIMs, one of each. Your post is the first direct evidence I've run across that this rumor is true, so I'm very curious to know which Walmart you found this for sale at, and how much it cost!

Hey Nathan I live Southern California, Just north of San Diego County, in Riverside County. Little city called Temecula the local Walmart had the 3 pack of Sims there for $45 and that included a month of service.

Also I have done this SWAP Trick that you speak of and so far it is holding well its been oh Id say 10 Days or so since I did the SWAP. Im not to Savvy on this stuff so Im not sure what a plist is or iBackupbot but all I did was pay some dude on Ebay to SIM unlock my phone so I could get away from AT&T then when I put the T-mobile sim in it allowed me to go into the APN Settings, from there back to the ST sim into the APN settings, input them exit out, I did not shut down and restart. I am also running www.unlockit.co.nz but I can still send pics MMS and use data etc.....

Brownsugar916
Nov 12, 2012, 07:49 PM
I tried the t-mobile swap to the iphone and it doesn't work. I put the sim in and it does nothing. Can someone please tell me what i am doing wrong.:confused:

NathanA
Nov 12, 2012, 09:21 PM
I tried the t-mobile swap to the iphone and it doesn't work. I put the sim in and it does nothing. Can someone please tell me what i am doing wrong.:confused:
I haven't tried it, but presumably, the SIM swap trick only works if you have an unlocked phone, 'cause if you try to put a T-Mobile SIM in an AT&T-locked phone, it's just going to reject it and it won't give you a chance to use the Cellular Data Network menu.

It's stupid that people even have to resort to trying this kind of stuff to make the phone work properly, though. I started another thread over here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1486898) where I'm trying to take Apple to task for their handling of this issue. If you're a StraightTalk customer with an unlocked phone, I'd urge you to make your voice heard by Apple and file a complaint yourself.

-- Nathan

Johnb2002
Nov 21, 2012, 11:16 PM
It appears from my attempts that the iPhone 4 must be unlocked for the swap trick to work. I have access to two ip4's. One locked, one unlocked.

iPhone 4 AT&T Unlocked
Model: MC318LL
Worked

iPhone 4 AT&T Locked
Model: MC608LL
Did not work

T-Mobile store in my area charged $11 for the SIM card and 30 minutes. They refused to give me one saying corporate tracks them and they have to report a commission and a sale for each SIM card or they get fired.

Mom3
Nov 25, 2012, 03:13 PM
I've got an iphone 4 running ios 6.0.1 on net10 byop. i used unlockit and data still doesn't work. I had a iPhone 3GS on ios 5.1.1 and it worked. Can some one help?

dhlizard
Nov 25, 2012, 03:58 PM
I've got an iphone 4 running ios 6.0.1 on net10 byop. i used unlockit and data still doesn't work. I had a iPhone 3GS on ios 5.1.1 and it worked. Can some one help?

Easiest way is jailbreak the phone to allow access to Network Data Settings panel

jonasmithe
Dec 16, 2012, 01:54 PM
Yes unlockit still works on iOS6.

Thanks
Craig
(Owner of www.unlockit.co.nz).

(and yes it should work 100% on the iPhone 5 as well)

I used unlockit.co.nz on my straighttalk iphone for a few months and it just stopped working. Craig, what should I do?

bkd0255
Dec 22, 2012, 09:08 AM
Anyone know if the sim swap method for getting to apn settings still works in 6.0.2 on iphone 5?

OrionR12
Dec 24, 2012, 08:25 PM
I am trying to get my iPhone 4S and my wifes iPhone 3G working on Straight Talk wireless. So far the only thing that we can't seem to get working is MMS. EVERYTHING else works (data included) except MMS. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

dhlizard
Dec 24, 2012, 09:32 PM
The phone must be unlocked and you must have a T-Mobile sim.
Both can be had for about $25 total.
You will save that much on your 1st Straight Talk month of service.

http://www.jgmedia.biz/how-to-get-data-and-mms-working-on-straight-talk-iphone-4-and-iphone-4s-on-ios-6-updated-sim-swap-method/

PghMike4
Jan 16, 2013, 12:27 PM
FWIW, I did the T-mobile SIM swap after having installed (and removed) the unlockit.co.nz profile, and it worked like a charm (ios6.0.1 iphone 4, carrier unlocked).

One thing that I was a little surprised by is how long it took for the Cellular Data Network menu item to show up after the t-mobile card went it -- it was a solid minute or so. I just kept bopping between the cellular menu and its parent, until the CDN menu showed up.

I'm surprised that the ibackupbot thing didn't work -- it looks like it should. I'll give it a shot tonight.

I also tried it earlier with a carrier locked phone, and the CDN menu item never showed up, but it is possible I didn't wait long enough.

ponzi
Jan 20, 2013, 12:47 PM
Just wanted to report that the Sim swap worked flawlessly on my unlocked 3gs to reset data, MMS, and tethering apns and proxies. I'm now fully functional on a PureTalk SIM (also an ATT mvno). I ordered a T-Mobile SIM card for 99 cents post-paid from their website. It took about a week to arrive.

One tip for those who may be having problems: You should remove any configuration profiles you have installed with unlock.it or the iPhone configuration utility before you do the SIM swap. Then you need to reboot your phone (not just power down). Reboot again after you run through the SIM swap procedure, and you should be good to go. In my case, the APN settings took about 10 seconds to reset to the nonfunctional values after putting my PureTalk SIM back in. I put in all the required values (from PureTalk website), rebooted, and was good to go. I can't see the cellular configuration menu anymore, but everything works.

TacticalDesire
Jan 20, 2013, 04:12 PM
Why so much hassle changing APN settings?

dhlizard
Jan 20, 2013, 05:40 PM
Why so much hassle changing APN settings?

Because AT&T blockes access to this panel unless unlocked (or jail broken) and a non-official sim is inserted.

JetonHoti
Jan 21, 2013, 11:36 PM
My wife and I both have "carrier unlocked" iPhone 4 on IOS 6. Using Straight talk, data, mms, immessage and face-time (on wifi only). Tmobile sim swap with unlockit.co.nz. Do not delete the APN profile...simply edit in the APN setting. I did do some trial and errors but it works fine. If you would like email instructions please inbox me.

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So you also got it working? It is tricky huh...a little tinkering.

but my data with straight talk on iP 5 is not working. i tried from unlock it but still. not. pls anybody help me

LostZebra
Jan 23, 2013, 05:01 PM
I have an iphone 4s ios 6.0.1. I have tried the various different settings for sim swap method and I still not mms/data/email etc...

(put port number behind proxy - 66.209.11.33:80. Tried adding it to http://www.cingular.com:80) tried a few other things I found but to no avail. Seems like ios 6.0.1 is the problem.



My mms did work but then I tried unlockit.co.nz and it stopped. I tried iphone configuration utility. I reset my network settings.

Please help! I am very frustrated and want to smash my iphone with a hammer :mad:

rogershaffer1
Jan 24, 2013, 10:24 AM
It is very, very simple if you do it like this:
http://senseiphone.com/enable-straight-talk-mms-iphone5-10225502/

apollo1444
Jan 24, 2013, 10:55 AM
I haven't used an MMS since 2006

vtails
Jan 25, 2013, 08:14 PM
To use unlockit ST had me start by going to setting's wifi and turn it off,then go to unlockit and follow the steps when you go to choose who pick the one that just say's straight talk then install the config file,then reboot your phone,then try Safari and see if it will go to anywhere,if it does then you can turn wifi back on if it doesnt try reboot with wifi off,
To use the MMS trick with ibackupbot you can find the info at
http://wiki.howardforums.com/index.php/Straight_Talk_iPhone#Data_for_non-Jailbroken_devices
I found that you can not do the SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist Because the CommCenter will not allow you to change the preferences.plist without a classic commcenter patch, follow the instrustion's there for the over ride mms,the easy way to this is to copy the whole file that they give you and have backupbot write the file it seem's hard byt it really isn't,Also there are some good youtube vid. on the step's I havent done this yet but I will in a few days when my iphone 5 gets here for ST i bought tonight,and I am giving the wife my i4 and it will be on 6.0.1 so I can maybe give better step's read the info at wiki it will give you some info you might be missing

rogershaffer1
Jan 30, 2013, 12:59 PM
Just upgraded to IOS 6.1. Used this SIMPLE sim swap method again to update APN settings. Took two minutes. No downloading ibackupbot, no unlockit.co.nz that doesn't work for MMS anyway, no learning curve.

http://senseiphone.com/enable-straight-talk-mms-iphone5-10225502/

LostZebra
Jan 30, 2013, 06:43 PM
rogershaffer1 - I did this method exactly and not exactly. No matter what I do it does not work. What else could be going on?

Also, I did Straight Talk APN settings from unlockit.co.nz previously and that did not work. I did remove profile as mentioned in http://senseiphone.com/enable-straight-talk-mms-iphone5-10225502/.

I've tried several methods to no avail. Any one else have problems with IOS 6.0.1 and iphone 4s that found a solution?

I always get same result when trying use data - "could not activate cellular data network. PDP authentication error."

LostZebra
Jan 31, 2013, 07:38 AM
I upgraded to ios6.1 last night and followed the sensi... directions exactly and of course it doesn't work.

Could there be a deeper issue that is being overlooked. Any other setting I should take into account?

When I first started this process initially I did a reset by backing-up and restoring from I tunes as directed by ATT. Could this be the problem?

madmaxmedia
Mar 5, 2013, 04:42 PM
The method using iBackupBot to edit the plist files has been deleted from the HowardForum wiki (although you can see the older versions of the page).

http://wiki.howardforums.com/index.php/Straight_Talk_iPhone

I think it was probably deleted because the SIM card swap is easier. A couple of tips-

1. If your iPhone is still locked, you can get it unlocked online for a couple of bucks now, even if AT&T refuses. I bought an unlock on EBay from unlock ace, EBay has now removed unlocking listings but you can go to http://unlockace.com, I later bought another unlock through their web site for a couple of bucks and everything went smoothly (paid through Paypal so little risk besides the 2 bucks.)

2. You can buy a T-Mobile or T-Mobile compatible SIM card on EBay for $1 shipped. The one I bought is by 'Ultra Mobile', I am pretty sure they are a T-Moble MVNO so same difference.

Just follow the directions on the Howard Forums wiki verbatim, they give step by step directions. The majority of the info people have posted here is good, but easier to follow consolidated instructions.

I have a iPhone 4S running 6.1.2 on Straight Talk and no problems so far. I did have 1 other Straight Talk SIM that wasn't getting data for some reason, I swapped SIM cards with my phone and verified that it was the SIM card not the phone, a quick post at Straight Talk support forums and they got it working. So if you install the APN via unlockit.co.nz and data is not working, it might be possible there's a hitch with your SIM and ST needs to fix it.