Tracfone is the largest and most popular MVNO operator in the US. It started way back in 1996 and is currently owned by Verizon. It operates on all major US networks such as Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and UScellular.
You are here because you might be facing some issues with your Tracfone connection such as data not working, calls not working or texts not working. These issues might be happening because of incorrectly configured APN settings.
You can fix these issues yourself by manually configuring the Tracfone APN settings on your Android or iPhone. Here we are giving you a step-by-step guide on changing Tracfone wireless APN settings.
Tracfone APN Settings
Use the buttons above to jump straight into Android or iPhone Tracfone settings. APN settings for Tracfone are slightly different for Android and iPhones, that’s why we are separately mentioning it and the steps involved in it.
Tracfone APN Settings Android
Let us look at the step-by-step guide for configuring Tracfone APN settings for Android:
- Open the “Settings” app on your phone.
- Click on “Connections” from here.
- Now select the “Mobile Networks” option.
- Select “Access Point Names” from this page.
- Click on the “Add” button on the top right side of the screen.
- Now, if you’re on AT&T network on your Tracfone connection, enter the following settings exactly like given below:
Name Tracfone APN att.mvno Proxy Leave it blank Port Leave it blank Username Leave it blank Password Leave it blank Server Leave it blank MMSC http://music.cingular.com MMS Proxy proxy.mvno.tracfone.com MMS Port 80 MCC Leave it blank MNC Leave it blank Authentication Type Leave it blank APN Type default,supl,mms APN Protocol IPv4/IPv6 APN Roaming Protocol IPv4 Bearer Unspecified
- If you’re on the Verizon network, AT&T settings will not work and you will have to use the below given Tracfone APN settings Verizon instead:
Name Tracfone APN tracfone.vzwentp Proxy Leave it blank Port Leave it blank Username Leave it blank Password Leave it blank Server Leave it blank MMSC http://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms MMS Proxy Leave it blank MMS Port Leave it blank MCC Leave it blank MNC Leave it blank Authentication Type None APN Type default,dun,supl APN Protocol IPv4/IPv6 APN Roaming Protocol IPv4 Bearer Unspecified
- After entering the correct details, click on the 3-dot menu.
- Select “Save”
- Reboot your phone.
You can also get the APN settings from Tracfone directly and install it after receiving it on your phone. There are two ways for that:
- Text “APN” to 611611. Or,
- Visit this link (official Tracfone APN website), and enter your phone number or IMEI/ESN or the last 15 digits of your BYOP SIM.
Tracfone APN Settings iPhone
Let us check how to configure Tracfone APN settings on iPhone:
- Open the “Settings” menu in your iPhone.
- Click on “Cellular”.
- Now select “Cellular Data Network” from this menu.
- Enter the following settings without any errors on here:
APN att.mvno Username Leave it blank Password Leave it blank
LTE Setup (Optional)
APN Leave it blank Username Leave it blank Password Leave it blank
APN att.mvno Username Leave it blank Password Leave it blank MMSC http://mmsc.cingular.com MMS Proxy proxy.mvno.tracfone.com MMS Max Message Size 1048576 MMS UA Prof URL http://www.apple.com/mms/uaprof.rdf
- Now swipe up to go to Home to save the Tracfone APN.
- Turn on mobile data on your phone.
- Reboot your phone.
Tracfone APN Settings 5G
If you’re wondering if there are any other different APN settings for Tracfone on 5G, don’t worry yet. There are no specific 5G APN settings for Tracfone, it is the same as the ones we mentioned above.
Tracfone APN Settings Verizon
Why do you need to enter a different set of Tracfone APN settings Verizon? It is because America Movil, the parent company of Tracfone was acquired by Verizon recently and they started migrating many of their users to their own Verizon network, rather than the AT&T network they were using till now.
Tracfone BYOP APN Settings
Tracfone BYOP APN settings or Tracfone bring your own phone APN settings is the same as the ones we have mentioned above. Whether you have a bundled Tracfone phone or your device is on BYOP plan, the APN settings remain the same.
What are APN Settings?
APN or Access Point Names is the gateway that helps your phone connect to the internet through your carrier’s mobile network. Every mobile phone needs their APN settings to configured, specifically for their network to be able to connect to the internet.
Incorrect APN settings on your phone might cause you difficulties in your phone such as data not working, texts not working or even calls. You can manually solve these issues by manually configuring the APN settings on your phone.
Tracfone Wireless is America’s largest MVNO operator, and is owned by Verizon.
It provides service through various networks such as Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and UScellular. They also operate various other MVNOs such as Safelink, Straight Talk, Simple Mobile, GoSmart Mobile and more.
Tracfone’s plans start from $15 a month and go up to $40 a month for monthly plans, and there are 90 days and 365 days plans that run up to $199 a year.
Conclusion: Tracfone APN Settings
If you have followed this guide and configured the correct Tracfone APN settings on your phone, the data connectivity issues you’re facing your phone should be solved.
If you’re still having issues as before, please check if you’ve correctly entered the Tracfone APN settings on your phone. If it still doesn’t work, maybe it is because you have a bad SIM or Tracfone doesn’t support your mobile. It is recommended that you call Tracfone customer support.