MMS Data Usage

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by fungsl, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. fungsl macrumors newbie

    fungsl

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    Hello,

    I was just wondering whether MMS has started to cut into people's data usage as well. I know theoretically pure picture message, not imsg photos shouldn't be counted towards your data usage on your mobility bill but I have noticed an increase in data usage ever since switching from my iphone 4. My usage pattern itself hasn't changed.
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Ultimately that would depend on your carrier and plan basically (and if there might be something off there perhaps).
     
  3. Shirasaki macrumors 603

    Shirasaki

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    In some countries, ISP provides per-msg count on MMS, rather than your mobile data. That is: ISP may allow you to send, say, 100 MMS per month.
    So it is related to ISP.
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

    Mlrollin91

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    As mentioned its all carrier based. But you need to make sure you are sending true MMS and not iMessage photos. Anything iMessage related is data. SMS/MMS should be a separate thing, but thats based on your carrier.
     
  5. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    MMS need a data network to operate, I think, so it's expected that at least some carriers will charge by data throughput while some charge per message.
     
  6. slenpree macrumors 6502a

    slenpree

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    My carrier (EE in UK) charges per MMS and some plans have 50 or so included. I actually wish it was just data based because it's a good fallback to send android users a photo when you don't have their email and either one does not have WhatsApp.
     

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