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Cannot receive picture texts on LG Ultimate 2-Tracfone service

jfgary 124 31 April 11, 2017 at 10:12 PM
Wife has Lg Ultimate and can receive text messages but not pictures of grand kids accompanying it. Was told I need to check APN and MMS settings. How do I find these and find out what they should be to enable pictures? Thanks

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Go to: Settings>More>Mobile networks>Access Point Names>

Tracfone apn settings – Detailed information:
Name: Tracfone.

APN: att.mvno.

Username: Not required.

Password: Not required.

MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com.

MMS proxy: proxy.mvno.tracfone.com.

MMS port: 80.
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Really appreciate your time as I have been trying to remedy this for weeks to no avail. When I follow you directions, I get past Mobile networks and am only given three choices--data enabled--data roaming--and system select, no Access Point Names. Frustrating.
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Can you take a screenshot when you get to the "more"?
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Thanks for your help and quick response. I am a 74 year old dude who has limited tech ability so doing a screen shot and sending it to you is beyond my ability. My son is coming by Saturday and he can help me do that. Thanks again for you time. Jim Gary
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I believe the Ultimate 2 is still running Kit Kat android 4.4. I'd say it's time for an upgrade.

FYI, you can get a new phone and 1 year of cell service ($99 airtime card equivalent) for $99, or $80 if the visa checkout promo is still running and you pay that way. https://www.hsn.com/products/sams...es/8373394

Here are some instructions on setting the APN, but I'm not sure what it should for your tracfone. You might try texting APN to 611611
EDIT: forgot to paste the link http://highonandroid.com/android-...tting-apn/

Also encourage your kids to use other messaging platforms that don't rely on MMS or mobile data (you have to use them too), WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, Allo, Duo, Snapchat.
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Last edited by jkee April 13, 2017 at 11:46 PM.
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I believe the Ultimate 2 is still running Kit Kat android 4.4. I'd say it's time for an upgrade.

FYI, you can get a new phone and 1 year of cell service ($99 airtime card equivalent) for $99, or $80 if the visa checkout promo is still running and you pay that way. https://www.hsn.com/products/sams...es/8373394

Here are some instructions on setting the APN, but I'm not sure what it should for your tracfone. You might try texting APN to 611611

Also encourage your kids to use other messaging platforms that don't rely on MMS or mobile data (you have to use them too), WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, Allo, Duo, Snapchat.
your data (not wifi) needs to be on and then hit 'download' button on your received texts.
then turn off data (it really doesn't use too much, but depends on how many pics you are sent....)

that's how I got mine to work.... but then my LG Ultimate 2 died; could not do a factory reset, then battery died, and tracfone nor LG honor any warranty .... I bought it in 2014 and agree with jkee; go to hsn and to use other platforms...
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Yeah the irritating thing for someone on a conservative cell plan like tracfone is that MMS use cellular data no matter what. With moderate use it may not be that bad though. Other messaging platforms will work on wifi
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