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jorgem4
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Aug 18, 2009, 12:25 PM
 
When is "late summer" going to arrive so we can all enjoy the glory of MMS on the iPhone here in the US ?

It is pretty sad that AT&T has not rolled out this to the US iPhone folks. I mean you could buy a really cheap-junk camera phone and still send pics over text mgs, but not if you buy the top of the linephone we offer....

Sorry for the rant, i love my iPhone, it is a great device, but come-on ! i want to send pics to my friend and share contacts, etc !

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Aug 18, 2009, 06:35 PM
 
Even when it becomes available I can bet it will crash ATT's system..they just suck... lets go Verizon! Only 4 months to go on AT&T
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Originally Posted by stevesnj View Post
Even when it becomes available I can bet it will crash ATT's system..they just suck... lets go Verizon! Only 4 months to go on AT&T
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Aug 21, 2009, 07:55 AM
 
Uh, you do realize that you can email a picture to a cell phone, right? It doesn't have to be a smartphone for it to work, either - the receiving phone just has to support MMS.
     
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Aug 21, 2009, 06:22 PM
 
And you have to know what carrier it's on, so you can convert the phone number to an e-mail address properly.
     
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Aug 22, 2009, 06:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by shifuimam View Post
Uh, you do realize that you can email a picture to a cell phone, right? It doesn't have to be a smartphone for it to work, either - the receiving phone just has to support MMS.
It's not so much that I want to send MMS, it's the dumb ass process I have to go through when I receive a MMS from another person. Even with copy and paste, which I had hoped when improve the experience (it didn't), AT&T sucks.

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Aug 22, 2009, 07:27 PM
 
Not to mention that MMS isn't only for pictures.
     
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Aug 23, 2009, 09:28 PM
 
2-3 more weeks according to my contact.
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Aug 23, 2009, 11:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by shifuimam View Post
Uh, you do realize that you can email a picture to a cell phone, right? It doesn't have to be a smartphone for it to work, either - the receiving phone just has to support MMS.
This only works for US recipients and some (but not all) international recipients. This past week I've had dozens of SMS that I've sent to int'l recipients and wished that ATT had their act together. I can send the email to [email protected] and so on, but there's no assurance that it works for all carriers, even if you can figure out the texting subdomain required.
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Aug 24, 2009, 12:09 AM
 
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Aug 30, 2009, 10:56 PM
 
Pathetic, really.

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Sep 4, 2009, 04:20 PM
 
If I get it right, MMS is already available on AT&T for "regular" phone, but they won't allow it on iPhones? I don't understand how iPhones would overwhelm the network more than any other phone?
     
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Sep 4, 2009, 08:50 PM
 
iPhones can create and have access to a much larger range of media and can potentially put TONS of stuff into a message. I do think lots of people using iPhones would overwhelm the MMS system, at least in the immediate period around when MMS becomes available.

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Sep 5, 2009, 02:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter
...and can potentially put TONS of stuff into a message.
Can they really? I thought an MMS had a pre-defined and limited scope of content similar to the way it's done with SMS.

I have the feeling it was more about AT&T being worried about the huge number of iPhones and the fact that the average iPhone user is likely to send/receive a lot more than your average mom with her el-cheapo phone. Just my guess of course.
     
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Sep 5, 2009, 10:08 AM
 
My understanding is that, while "limited," it's still way, way more varied than SMS supports, and many of the "MMS only" options can take a very large amount of data. Plus I haven't found a "max message content size" limitation in my admittedly brief research on the subject. Video attachments could turn what might have been two smileys in an SMS message into several megabytes.

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Sep 14, 2009, 12:44 AM
 
AT&T started opening MMS today but if you dont wanna wait go here enable it now.

How to Enable MMS (picture messaging) on Your iPhone (AT&T) [UPDATED x2] | Apple iPhone School
     
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Sep 16, 2009, 11:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by vr5150 View Post
AT&T started opening MMS today but if you dont wanna wait go here enable it now.

How to Enable MMS (picture messaging) on Your iPhone (AT&T) [UPDATED x2] | Apple iPhone School
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Sep 25, 2009, 08:44 PM
 
It's here, officially. Got the text from AT&T today. Plug in, go to iTunes, and it will tell you there is a carrier update. Update, then restart your phone.
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Sep 26, 2009, 09:09 AM
 
Yeah, I got that text as well. It looks like the cost is the same as for regular text messages too-$20/$15/$5/20¢ for unlimited/1500 per month, 200 per month and each, respectively, according to this AT&T Wireless page.

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Sep 26, 2009, 01:19 PM
 
Ok, so I got it. My life is still the same. I don't really need it that much.

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Sep 27, 2009, 06:53 PM
 
Funny, my $40 LG's MMS still works great, as it has for a lonnggg time.
     
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Sep 28, 2009, 05:46 AM
 
I've used mms messaging on numerous cell phones over the years and I find that Apple's way is easier. Not that I'm a fanboy, but I find it easier and more seamless to use.
     
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Sep 28, 2009, 04:11 PM
 
MMS works great. After all these years it's nice to have it again.
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Originally Posted by glideslope View Post
Could not agree more. GIVE ME A VERIZON iPHONE-S
A Verizon iPhone makes sense. That way if you get fed up with Verizon, you can not use your iPhone with someone else. That's way better.
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Sep 28, 2009, 08:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
A Verizon iPhone makes sense. That way if you get fed up with Verizon, you can not use your iPhone with someone else. That's way better.
Not to mention the horrible crippling of phone features that they are known for.
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Sep 30, 2009, 09:21 PM
 
A coworker had problems with the MMS update on her 3G. She hadn't yet updated her OS to 3.1 and tried to do the whole thing at one time. Her phone apparently required TWO restarts before the MMS carrier update took. Kind of odd to me, but maybe this will be helpful to others who aren't seeing the MMS showing up.

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