MMS Data Usage

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

  1. fungsl macrumors newbie


    Dec 23, 2016

    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

    Oct 17, 2011
    Ultimately that would depend on your carrier and plan basically (and if there might be something off there perhaps).
  3. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    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 G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    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 68000

    Apr 24, 2016
    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


    Apr 13, 2010
    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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