How To Setup Straight Talk MMS and 3g Data on Nokia Lumia 710

The Nokia Lumia 710 is the only Windows 7 phone that's locked to TMobile so oen can find gently used specimens at very affordable prices. If you're in an area where TMobile has the better coverage, then consider the Nokia Lumia 710 as your Windows 7 phone of choice. Activating the phone is very much like activating the other Lumia phones except that we need to use the TMobile apn settings. You should also be aware that Straight Talk does not offer a micro sim which so happens to be the one the 710 uses, so you will need to trim your tmobile sim down to size. So lets get started...

Straight Talk Sim Card Availability

1. The first step is to trim your sim card down to micro size, visit the sim card trimming instructions page..

2. If you haven't done so already, activate your newly trimmed sim card on the Straight Talk home page. Install the sim once it is active which should be within 10 minutes after completing the online activation..

2. Once the card is active, go ahead and connect to WiFi as the phone does not have the data enabled yet. You will need data connectivity to get to the App Market.

3. From the App Market, search for "network setup" to find the App we need for setting up the necessary APN settings. Note that you will need a Windows Live account to download apps so create one if you haven't done so already.

4. Once you've found the app, tap it to enter the dowload screen. Tap install to install it on the device.

5. Once the app is installed, head on over to the main menu screen and locate the Network Setup app.

7. Once the app launches, it will perform a scan and show you the Operator which will be TMobile of course.

8. You can't edit the existing TMobile operator so you will need to create a new one. Tap the bottom plus (+) icon to create a new APN.

9. We will now be able to enter the necessary apn settins. It's easier to start from the bottom and work your way up so scroll all the way to the bottom and start with the very last box (MMSC). Be low are the settings you will need for the TMobile sim

MMS Apn

MMSC: http://mms.tracfone.com
MMS access point name: wap.tracfone

Leave the other boxes empty. If you still cannot send mms when you are done, then also enter the settings below in the MMS section

Proxy address:216.155.165.40
Proxy Port: 8080

Internet Apn

MMS access point name: wap.tracfone
No other settings are required in this section. If data still does not work once you are done, then also enter the settings below

Proxy address:216.155.165.40
Proxy Port: 8080

Check the "Make this my current APN" box and finally in the connection name give it any name, st will suffice

10. Tap the disk icon icon when done. If it's not enabled, then you probably have not entered all the required fields. For example, you cannot have a Proxy port without a Proxy address and vice versa. Also make sure you do not have anything in the username or password boxes .

11. The phone will now perform one last scan to make set your new APN. Head on back to the home screen when finished then test your data by opening a browser and visiting a website. Then test your MMS by sending a picture message.

That's it, your Nokia Lumia 710 is now MMS and Data enabled!