can't receive picture messages on 3gs

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by chevy2nova, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. chevy2nova macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2009
    hi, im new but im having a problem receiving picture messages on my 3gs, i have a 1g and just recently upgraded to the 3gs, when i upgraded i switched the data plan from unlimited texts, to unlimited texts on my family plan. does anyone have any idea whats going on? any help is much appreciated.
  2. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (BB 8900: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    Are you in the US on AT&T?
  3. chevy2nova thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2009
    ye sorry about that, im in the us and i do use att
  4. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000


    May 9, 2009
    AT&T doesn't have picture messaging (mms) yet on the iphone :)
  5. chevy2nova thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2009
    yea i know they dont, but when people use to send me picture messages i use to get the crap, now i dont even get that
  6. isaaclimdc macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Maybe wait for Firmware 3.1 to come out of beta, which has MMS enabled by default. So even though AT&T won't allow you to send an MMS, it should allow you to receive, I think?
  7. Agent 21 macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2009
    I don't think it's a 3.0 issue because I too have a 3GS and I get that stupid view my message link when people send me pics, so it definately does work on 3GS with 3.0.
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    you dont get that anymore because you dont have the iPhone texting plan, just the texting unlimted.
  9. mgamber macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2008
    Call AT&T (611) and tell them about it. I had the same problem and eventually I got it across to them that I should at least be getting a text message with a link to that web site that has the actual picture. Once they figured out I wasn't yet another one of those pains in the *** who insist on having real MMS right now, they turned it on and now it works just fine. But it will never get fixed until you call them.
  10. MacSTi macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2009
    ask them instead of sending it to your phone number, have them type in your email...hehe love tricks!!!

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