Do picture messages take a fee ontop of the data plan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hitman45400, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. hitman45400 macrumors regular

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    because my sister has the VU and sent pictures and cost a fortune because we don't have unlimited texting, so will sending pictures cost me?
     
  2. aames macrumors newbie

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    Yes, MMS are usually a seperate fee from SMS, and if you have an iPhone plan you likely do not have an MMS plan on your account
     
  3. NewGenAdam macrumors 6502

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    That's really annoying. When you think that it's just data, and you've got 500MB/month free, it begs the question why. I suppose mobile companies must make their money somewhere.
     
  4. hitman45400 thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. Salukipilot4590 macrumors 6502

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    Honestly if the whole MMS thing costs more money...I'll be incredibly pissed off!
     
  6. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Just log into your AT&T account and read it yourself. Why would you care for anyone's guess opinion here?
     
  7. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    No.

    MMS technology has been around a lot longer than phones have had the ability to use data.

    Some carriers consider MMS to be SMS, so they count MMS as text. Other carriers charge separately for MMS.
     
  8. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    i read here that if you have an unlimted sms account mms picture,video,audio messages are in the cost.
     
  9. Salukipilot4590 macrumors 6502

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    Just checked my account and the wording only mentions text...now I guess the ball's in AT&Ts court...

    BALLS!
     
  10. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    If you look at the "messaging" plans available for any other AT&T phone, they say "Send and receive #### text, picture, video, and Instant Messaging (IM) messages."

    (where #### depends on the plan .. unlimited, 1500, 500, etc)

    ... doesn't look like AT&T differentiates between a SMS and a MMS.

    I would expect that they update the desc. of the iPhone messaging plans to read like the ones above.
     
  11. aok1975 macrumors 6502

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    what account is that. This is straight from mine.

    Messaging 200
    Includes:


    200 messages per month


    Get the word out, any way you like

    200 text, picture, video, and Instant Messaging (IM) messages per month. Additional messages are 10 cents each.


    Text messaging

    Private, to-the-point communication
    Just type the message, pick a wireless phone number, and send

    Picture and video messaging

    Share a smile, a cute moment, or that thing you just have to buy
    Snap the photo or video with your camera phone, pick a mobile phone or email address, and send

    Instant Messaging

    Chat real-time with IM on your phone
    Use AOL® Instant Messenger, Yahoo!®, and Windows Live Messenger®
     
  12. gadgetdad macrumors 6502a

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    Ditto, I already pay too much.
     
  13. aok1975 macrumors 6502

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    why listen to whats said here when you can check ATT website and get a definite answer.
     
  14. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Mine doesn't say anything like that, FWIW.
     

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  15. Salukipilot4590 macrumors 6502

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  16. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    I fully expect fido to try and screw me over.
     
  17. gadgetdad macrumors 6502a

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    A definite answer won't come till its enabled on the iPhone and I get my bill.
     
  18. Xtgirl macrumors regular

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    There haven't been extra charges for people using SwirlyMMS, but I wouldn't put it past AT+T to just charge iPhones extra:( when the 3.0 releases for real.
     
  19. Ish macrumors 68000

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    I know it might be different in the UK, but on my old phone, one MMS was counted as 4 text messages from your allowance.
     

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