Is MMS worth it?

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  1. modit macrumors 6502

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    I'm getting some free add-ons to my Canadian iPhone account. The option was MMS or visual voicemail.

    I'm already getting name display/call display with early evenings calling (5pm) free so the two above is my dilemma. I already got unlimited SMS right now.

    Isn't MMS pretty much useless? Some phones can't handle the info + lag time. I can't see me using either add-ons much but what would be the case for MMS?
     
  2. TRAG macrumors 6502

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    I think it's pretty worth it. I MMS everyday to iPhones and other phones. I do not think that visual voicemail is all that great, although i have it. I generally delete voicemails as I get them; so it isn't a big seller for me. I don't think you could go wrong with SMS and MMS.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Depends if you send or receive MMS then its nice. If not go with whatever you use the most.
     
  4. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    MMS is nice to have. Mostly I use it for sending pictures of pasta or some other product with "this one?!" as the text but occasionally I find a something I want to send a friend (like recent local graffiti reading, "TO ARCH, THE BABY IS YOURS. CALL ME?" Classy)
     
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  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    It's great but only because if I know someone hasn't got mobile email I can still send a picture. Otherwise it's always via email.
     
  7. androiphone macrumors 65816

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    no MMS should die out it, is slow, costs an arm and you can only send pictures that end up being about 60x60 pixels,

    IMO email is the only way forward for the smartphone era, you can send about 1000 full res pictures with a massive essay in each email for about 1GB, MMS doesnt come close in price or quality
     
  8. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    really? mine goes fairly quickly, is the same as a text message, pricing wise, and the pic on the receiving end is always the same size as the one i sent

    OP, i would say to get MMS is you really think you will use it enough
     
  9. modit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't know...

    I doubt it would be better on another phone and if that's the case, what's the point right?

    I wouldn't mind MMS but the day to day use doesn't seem justifiable.

    What do you guys think?
     
  10. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    I use it maybe twice a month. It's pretty fast, doesn't bother me.
     
  11. modit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Makes sense. I just read this right now...

    If the most intense people in Norway use it an average of 4 times a month, I can't really see it's utility. Plus, I'm not dying to send pictures of capellini pasta anytime soon :p

    hmmm....
     
  12. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    You cant compare European MMS usage with North American usage. I send at least 1 MMS a week. I'm not trying to force it on you, but that comparison doesn't hold that much water. When America first got MMS, I didn't think I would use it that much. But once I was given the ability to, I took advantage of it to the fullest
     
  13. modit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I hear you. Those 3Gs ads showing MMS make it seem so useful.

    Can anyone say how MMS looks like to the receiver? Does it work most of the time?

    Thanks
     
  14. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    It looks the same to the receiver as it did to the sender. and it works all the time
     
  15. Sean006 macrumors 6502

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    here in the tampa bay area its def not worth it...its hit or miss all the time!

    verizon to att iphone is horrible...
     
  16. modit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Up here in Canada we have about 5 national carries of the iPhone so I can't imagine it's going to be any easier here. Hmmm....
     
  17. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    are you kidding? its great here in the 813. my MMS's always go through perfectly
     
  18. Sean006 macrumors 6502

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    not kidding...its horrible...

    friend was sending me a couple of pics right next to me...never got them (verizon to att)

    another friend was sending me a photo from his iphone...he called me after 2 hours and asked if i recvd the photo...i said what photo !!!

    this happens all the time....ive restored the phone...rebooted....every thing...nothing helped..
     
  19. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Given the choice, I would take visual voicemail over MMS. I don't send many MMS, but I use voicemail almost every day.
     
  20. mcdj macrumors 604

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    seriously, is anyone capable of making a decision for themselves anymore? how can you possibly decide on something based on a random smattering of completely opposite replies from anonymous people on a forum?

    do you want to send photos/videos via SMS? get MMS. do you not need it? don't get it.
     
  21. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I would take visual voicemail. I have both here in canada with rogers. I hardly ever use MMS. I don't find it worth it.
     
  22. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly.
    You're not buying a house, its just a phone feature. Just pick what you use or like the most.
     
  23. 99MustangGTman macrumors 6502

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    I use it all the time. Don't you wanna send your friends dumb pictures? lol
     
  24. modit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I also see VVM as having more utility so I'm going for it.

    Thanks guys!
     

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