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Are you trying to connect via wi-fi or via bluetooth? Typical hotspots are wi-fi, and that can be as easy as turning on wi-fi (in Settings, Wi-fi - see manual or quick setup brochure) then waiting for it to find an active hotspot and plugging in any necessary password. Bluetooth is much less common. Post more info and I'll try to help more.
I have had this same problem with Straight Talk before.
First, I would call them up because it would appears that sometimes, Straight Talk does not turn on the internet/picture messaging when doing the activations and they go amiss.
If you have wi-fi in your home or, if you are in a wi-fi hotspot, I would try sending a picture when you are own your own wi-fi or in a wi-fi hotspot. To do this, make sure your "Wi-fi" is turned "On" in the settings menu on your phone.
By having the "Wif-fi" turned to the on position, you can also save on your data usage by using your own wi-fi and various hotspots so you are not eating up your own data. I'm always surprised at how many people do not know this.
So check to see that "Wi-fi" is turned on in your settings and, send a picture over your wi-fi or a hotspot wi-fi. If you are able to send a picture over your wi-fi or hotspot wi-fi then you know that it's a problem with their network and at that point, I would cal Straight Talk and tell them that you are unable to send or receive pictures.
The below info is from user manual ... downloadable version @ www.pantech.com
Connectivity This chapter introduces useful tips on how to connect to the network available that enables applications of the phone to run. Using a Wi-Fi network Connecting to a Wi-Fi network 1. Tap Settings from the applications menu. 2. Tap Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi settings. 3. Tap Wi-Fi to activate the technology. 4. Select and tap a network. You should enter the password if the network is secured. indicates a secured Wi-Fi network. 5. Tap Connect. Once the network is remembered, the phone will automatically connect to it when in range. Activating Wi-FI Connecting to a Wi-Fi network Note The icon next to each network indicates the strength of the signal. For example, indicates the signal is poor while indicates the signal is strong. Using the Easy Setting 1. Tap on the top of the home screen and drag it down, or press n in idle mode and tap Notifications. 2. Tap in Easy Setting. The icon turns red when the function is on. About network notifications You are informed by default when a Wi-Fi network is available around you. The message in the status bar indicates a network is available. Tap Network notification in the Wi-Fi settings if you do not want to be informed the availability of the network. Setting Wi-Fi networks 1. Tap Settings from the applications menu. 2. Tap Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi settings. 3. Tap Wi-Fi to activate the technology. 4. Tap Network notification if you want to know an open network available. 5. Tap Automatic connection if you want the phone to connect to Wi-Fi network automatically. 6. Tap WPS button connection if you want to establish a new wireless connection using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). You should press WPS button on your Wi-Fi access point within two minutes. Searching for Wi-Fi networks 1. Tap Settings from the applications menu. 2. Tap Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi settings.
When using a Wi-Fi network with your iPhone, you may occasionally encounter the following issues,Unable to locate or join a nearby Wi-Fi network,Weak or low Wi-Fi signal strength,Connected to Wi-Fi network, but unable to access the Internet. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi and turn Wi-Fi off and then on again. Verify that you are in range of your Wi-Fi router or base station. Confirm that your Wi-Fi router and Cable/DSL modem are connected to power and turned on. Check whether other devices (portable computers, for example) are able to connect to the Wi-Fi network and access the Internet. Update your Wi-Fi router to the latest firmware.
Connects over the last Wi-Fi network you used that's available.
If no Wi-Fi networks you've used are available, iPod touch will scan for Wi-Fi networks and show a list of Wi-Fi networks in range. Tap a network and, if necessary, enter the password to join. Networks that require a password show a lock icon () next to them.
Option to manually enter your Wi-Fi network name/SSID (if the Wi-Fi network is configured not to broadcast or be displayed to the public). If necessary, enter the password to join.
When iPod touch is connected to a Wi-Fi network, the Wi-Fi icon () in the status bar at the top of the screen shows connection strength. The more bars you see, the stronger the connection.
Turn Wi-Fi on or off. Choose Settings > Wi-Fi and turn Wi-Fi on or off.
Set iPod touch to ask if you want to join a new Wi-Fi network. When you are trying to access the Internet, by using Safari or YouTube for example, and you are not in range of a Wi-Fi network you have previously used, this option tells iPod touch to look for another network. iPod touch will display a list of all available Wi-Fi networks that you can choose from. Networks that require a password appear with a lock icon ().
If "Ask to Join Networks" is turned off, you must manually join a network to connect to the Internet when a previously used network is unavailable.
Choose Wi-Fi and turn "Ask to Join Networks" on or off. If you turn "Ask to Join Networks" off, you must join new networks manually.
Join a Wi-Fi network manually. Choose Wi-Fi, wait a moment as iPod touch detects networks in range, then choose a network. If necessary, enter a password and tap Join. Networks that require a password appear with a lock icon.
Make iPod touch forget a network, so that the device doesn't join it automatically. Choose Wi-Fi and tap the arrow () next to a network you've joined before. Then tap "Forget this Network."
Connect to a closed Wi-Fi network (an available Wi-Fi network that isn't shown in the list of scanned networks). Choose Wi-Fi, then tap Other and enter the network name. If the network requires a password, choose Security, tap the type of security the network uses, and enter the password. You must already know the network name, password, and security type to connect to a closed network. Some Wi-Fi networks may require you to enter or adjust additional settings, such as a client ID or static IP address. Ask the network administrator which settings to use.
Adjust settings to connect to a Wi-Fi network Choose Wi-Fi, then tap the arrow () next to a network.
If you are using a commercial Wi-Fi network that requires a special login or subscription, see this article for more information.
If you are in a location with multiple Wi-Fi networks, verify that you are selecting the correct network.
Verify that the Wi-Fi network settings are correct:
Tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Locate the Wi-Fi network you are currently using and tap
You can configure network-specific settings, including IP address, DNS, and Search Domain settings.
Use "Forget this Network" to reset settings for this particular Wi-Fi network, including the password. This is also useful if you identify a network issue and want to prevent the device from automatically using this network in the future.
Use "Renew Lease" to acquire new IP address, DNS, and Search Domain information from the Wi-Fi network.
Note: If the Wi-Fi network uses MAC address filtering, you will need to add the MAC address to the access list for the Wi-Fi router. The MAC address for your device is listed as the Wi-Fi Address in Settings > General > About.
Hold the power button until "slide to power off" appears. Slide to power off your device. When it is off, press the power button to turn it back on.
Reset network settings by selecting Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Note: This will reset all network settings, including passwords, VPN, and APN settings.
iPhone only: If you continue to experience issues, consider turning off Wi-Fi and using the cellular data connection instead of Wi-Fi.
If using a Wi-Fi router at home, refer to your user manual/documentation to assist you with some of these suggestions.
Check the manufacturer's website for your Wi-Fi router for firmware or software updates.
Verify the Wi-Fi router can broadcast an 802.11b/g signal. If using a 802.11n Wi-Fi router, consult the manual/documentation for how to configure the Wi-Fi router for 802.11b/g compatibility.
If you are using multiple WEP keys on your Wi-Fi router, try configuring your Wi-Fi router to use only a single WEP key.
Try or resetting (or turning off and then on again) your Wi-Fi router. Note: If your ISP also provides cable or phone service, check with them before attempting this step to avoid interruption of service.
Disable wireless encryption or security on the Wi-Fi router to rule out encryption issues. If this resolves the issue, try using a different encryption or security protocol.