Do You Really Need Mms ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by abarna21, Apr 4, 2009.


How many MMS are sending/receiving a week?

  1. 0-5

  2. 5-10

  3. 10-20

  4. More than 20

  1. abarna21 macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2009
    I saw a lot of people taking lately about MMS.
    How much they needed it, how upset they ware before 3.0, and a lot of them are trying to get it, changing plans and so on.
    So.... let's vote honestly
  2. aok1975 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    This is old news. Its been beaten to death, do a search and see.
  3. HeavenlySword macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2009
    iPhone will now have:
    whats next PMS
  4. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I have never sent an MMS message because of how pissed I was when someone sent me some stupid picture I didn't really care to see on my old phone. Woo, $3 to see that picture when I could've looked at it a day later.

    When I can e-mail a picture at no charge, I see zero point in MMS on a smart phone.
  5. aok1975 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    MMS is part of your text plan so its not an extra charge. If sender and receiver both have smart phones/or phones with push email, then MMS may be pointless. The reality is that the majority of phone users do not have email or data plans. Thus, if I need to send a pic to my friend (and I want her to see it right now and even respond), and she is using a regular phone, I would do it by MMS. Is that so hard to understand. Also MMS is a standard feature on phones, just check any carriers website and you will see it.
  6. srl7741 macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2008
    In my world
    Dont use it

    I could do without it and don't see myself using it even after it's added to the iPhone. I never used it with any of my BB's and can't see that changing.
  7. mikey28 macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    MMS, to me is standard. Yes I have lived without it, because I wanted the iphone.

    But for me and my family/friends, the ability to send a quick pick of the kids, or see what my friend is wearing, or the dog, or WHATEVER is priceless.

    It's part of experiencing their lives, and keeps us all close. I am so glad/relieved that iPhone is now going to have this valuable tool...
  8. aok1975 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    I myself have never sent an MMS, only received. But, one day I may be in a situation that I need to send one, so im just glad its there.
  9. randomusername macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2008
    While I didn't originally want MMS, I have been needing it a lot lately. There have been at least 4 times this week where I've "needed" MMS. Sucks that I don't have it yet.
  10. aok1975 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    Why would you not want something that you dont have to use?
  11. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    I need it. I chose 0-5 but I don't like porn pictures e-mailed to me. :)
  12. Aaleck macrumors 6502a


    Oct 11, 2007
    Michigan, USA
    Yeah, I like sending pictures to my friends with other iPhones
  13. Ish macrumors 68020


    Nov 30, 2004
    There's a difference between needing it and finding it useful. If I really needed it I wouldn't have an iPhone but it's nice to have. It might come in handy from time to time.
  14. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    First, the iPhone 3G plans don't have any text plans. That's at least $5 extra or 20 cents per message.

    Then you go to the dumb phones without data plans, and you're then paying for whatever your texting plan is AND the data.

    Yes, it is hard for me to understand the need to send people a photo RIGHT NOW RIGHT NOW RIGHT NOW. I have never ever ever taken a photo that I had to send to someone that instant. I just reject the whole lame notion that sending it via the MMS route should cost you a text message when a bloody e-mail attachment is free. I'm more mad at the joke of the xMS systems for raping people of their money, especially smart phone users. "You've got unlimited data, but that itty bitty two-word SMS you sent will be 20 cents."
  15. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Couldn't have been said better.
  16. instaxgirl macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Edinburgh, UK
    I miss mms :( Me and my friends used to send them quite alot, just for silly funny things or occasionally you'd want it for something useful eg you've been sent to the shops for something and you have no idea if what you're holding in your hands is actually the right thing.

    And yes email is all fine and dandy, except most of the people I used to send mms to don't have email on their phones. (and amusingly enough the few that do can't receive pics)
  17. marra2 macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2008
    york england
    I only need it cos my friends dont have email on their phones or they have email but no push !
  18. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
    Absolutely! That's why I won't even consider the iPhone until it incorporates these facilities. Admittedly, the quality of photos taken with a camera 'phone are rubbish when compared with the simplest of P&S cameras - but that's not the point. The ability to capture that "special" moment and to share it immediately is irreplaceable.
  19. AAPLaday Guest


    Aug 6, 2008
    Manchester UK
    If you've had a phone capable of it and use it even a few times a week then you are going to miss it if its taken away from you on your new handset. To me its as important as having a camera on a phone. Anyway the new iPhone will have this feature so thats great news. :D
  20. fishmoose macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2008
    No iPhone owner could really need it seeing that some have been without it for soon 2 years and 3G owners for soon 1 year, but i will be nice to have the option when 3.0 hits!

    You can never complain about having a choice.
  21. rburly macrumors 6502a


    Jan 15, 2009
    I've had 1-2 occasions when MMS would have been nice.

    It'll be a nice new feature that will come in handy the few times when I want it.
    But, for me, it's like "Cut/copy/paste", it'll come in handy sometime, but not a necessity most of the time, for me.
  22. lftrghtparadigm macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2008
    Its hard for you to understand, as it is for me, because, as adults, we recognize that there is no such need, in any situation.

    In fact, I can't think of anything more rude than clogging up someones text message space/bandwidth by sending them a picture, likely of something they couldn't care less about, or could have enjoyed just as much an hour later. In fact, text messaging has an urgency to it one small step below 'phone call', and to send a picture that way is like saying, "i need you to see this now!" Well, while that might have its once a year use, its mostly rude.

    Both elements are at work here. Greedy carriers depending on stupid customers, and of course, stupid customers.

    The "I can/cannot get MMS to work," threads are hilarious. I don't know if it works on any of my testing 3Gs, and if it did, I wouldn't know how to test it. I can't think of anyone I would "text" a picture to.

    I can think of a few thousand I might e-mail though.
  23. paulsalter macrumors 68000


    Aug 10, 2008
    Dont use it very often, but yes it is needed as its the only way to send a picture to another phone that does not have email on it
  24. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    I'm in the 0-5 group but I'm still thrilled about never seeing the "VMM" message again.
  25. Pennine macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2008
    Glossop UK
    i totally agree
    is it a American thing "Not sending MMS and Bluetooth"

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