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How to Update Straight Talk Phone Signal

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When you take out your mobile and you have to make a call, but signal coverage is very low, how frustrated is this? Low signal density means you are in the area of outdated PRL, insignificant network coverage of your network shipper, or incorrect APN settings. To avoid this situation, you should know how to Update Straight Talk Phone Signal.

Do you know about Straight Talk?

Straight Talk is an (MVNO) Mobile Virtual Network Operator company designed by Walmart and TracFone to provide GSM and CDMA support. The CDMA network uses Verizon’s, CDMA 1RTT, or Sprint’s wireless, and GSM uses T-Mobile’s and AT&T’s network. It provides services as a weak network carrier with superb packages and deals, but it is not much reliable in some areas.

It is the brainchild of Walmart and TracFone, and you can purchase it from Walmart and from its official site. To check if your mobile phone is eligible for Straight Talk, type KYOP and send it on 611611. If it is not compatible with Straight Talk, you have to change your mobile with the new one.

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How to Update Straight Talk Phone Signal

In this modern era, people want a smooth and robust network for communication. Whether for enjoyment or business, they do not want to compromise on the signals for the internet or calling service. The drop in signals is not only frustrated but also proves to be costly.

Straight Talk company provides top-notch plans, but its service is weak in some areas. Weak signals mean no calls on time, no text, no faster communication with family or friends, no online gaming, and no browsing. It is just like living in the 90s. So, if you want to resolve these network issues and want better network services and increased network speed, we provide some steps and tips for you here.

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Below mentioned is a list of setting steps and guide to Update Straight Talk Phone Signals.

General Methods to Update Straight Talk Phone Signal

1. PRL Updates

Preferred Roaming List (PRL) Updates is used for CDM service improvement. The network carriers provide, maintain, and use it when you are trying to connect a network tower. This carrier provides some data through which the tower fulfills your network requirements. If PRL is not updated, your mobile will not be connected to the tower.

Following are provides some steps to reset your PRL and update Straight Talk Phone Signal.

For the Straight Talk Verizon phone

To update PRL on Verizon CDMA Phone, you have to dial *22891. Your request for a PRL update will be sent to the company’s server. After that, your PRL list will be updated.

For the 4G LTE Straight Talk phone

There is no code for 4G LTE phones to update PRL, its PRL updates automatically when it reboots. To check whether your PRL is updated or not, turn off your mobile and remove the sim card. Without the sim card, turn on the mobile. This will automatically update your PRL, again insert the sim, and if the network issue is because of PRL, then there will be a quality difference in signals because of the update.

2. APN settings

APN is the differentiating point between you and its other users for your carrier. APN determines your data plans, network in use, and the best suitable connection for your mobile. It set the identity proof for you. APN acts like evidence of ID for discriminating between users. It provides suggestions about the data plan, network capacity ( 2G, 3G, or 4G LTE) and stores the suitable network data for your mobile. If you are facing weak signal issues, the first thing you have to check is APN settings. You can check it through the Straight Talk official site.

Configuration of an APN

  • Open the general settings on your phone.
  • Tap on the Wireless and Network title.
  • In Mobile Network select Access Point Names.
  • Click on the Three Dots and select add APN.
  • A box will appear; Follow the settings mentioned below.

New ST AT&T APN setting

For Cellular Data

Username: (leave it blank)

APN: tfdata

Password: (leave it blank)

For MMS

Username: (leave it blank)

APN: tfdata

Password: (leave it blank)

MMS Proxy: mms3.tracfone.com:80

MMSC: http://mms-tf.net

Max Size: 1048576

Old ST AT&T APN setting

For Cellular Data

Username: (leave it blank)

APN: att.mvno

Password: (leave it blank)

For MMS

Username: (leave it blank)

APN: att.mvno

Password: (leave it blank)

MMS Proxy: 66.209.11.33:80

MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com

Max Size: 1048576

ST T-Mobile APN Settings Cellular Data

For Cellular Data

Username: (leave it blank)

APN: wap.tracfone

Password: (leave it blank)

For MMS

Username: (leave it blank)

APN: wap.tracfone

Password: (leave it blank)

MMSC: http://mms.tracfone.com

MMS Proxy: 216.155.165.40:8080

Max Size: 1048576

Methods to update Straight Talk Phone Signal via My Tower

Apart from above mentioned methods, there are some other ways that can be used to solve the problem of weak signals. Also, you can use tower setting methods for this. You can update the cell tower if you are facing this issue. To update the cell tower, you can use the following ways:

1. Roaming List

When your device searches for the network, it is in roaming mode. Your device needs the PRL that determines the different frequencies to create a signal connection.

  • In the home country, the Straight Talk automatically arranges the PRL list to strong the signals without compromising.
  • If you are out of the country, you have to read the complete information about roaming of visited country.

2. Smartphone Apps

Smartphones have built-in or third-party apps to set the carrier setting automatically.

  • For iPhone, you can set the carrier settings in the About.
  • For Android, you have to look at Carrier Setting updates in their setting apps.

3. Local Signals

You can also use the Local Signal app to strengthen the weak signals. By checking the signal strength and coverage, you can select the network.

  • You can also use different speed tests and Local apps like Open Signal to check the network coverage.

Final Words

This article includes all the possible solutions to solve the signal issues and help you to update the Straight Talk on any device or carrier. In most cases, there is a problem in APN and PRL settings. After APN and PLR updates, if you face signal issues, your device may be faulty or there might be some problems with the network receiver. You can use any of the methods discussed above to solve the issue.