MMS is excellent

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Philsy, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Philsy macrumors 6502a

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    Great to have proper MMS on the iPhone at last. It's not something I use much but when I receive a picture message it's nice not to have fiddle with third-party software.

    In typical Apple fashion, MMS works really well - it's great to be able to tap an image to see it full screen. Love it! :)
     
  2. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    I was going to ask if you called AT&T, but then I saw you are in England.


    Glad you like it!
     
  3. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    Did mms automatically work when you got your iPhone 3gs?
    Or did you have to call in at&t to get it turned on?
     
  4. Philsy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Never mind? I'm saying it's good! :)
     
  5. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    LOL that's what I asked. Since they're in England O2 already has MMS.
     
  6. Philsy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using an old 3G - just upgraded with 3.0 software. Didn't work for a few minutes and then I got a text from O2 (I'm in the UK) telling me it was activated.
     
  7. itommyboy macrumors 6502a

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    God AT&T is horrible they need to get with the ball and join this cell century. Bad enough there are no 3G towers up around my neck of the woods yet they can't even roll out MMS for release day.

    Ma Bell got the ill communication. :mad:
     
  8. Philsy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not realised it was a problem. Surely they have MMS for other phones?
     
  9. itommyboy macrumors 6502a

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    They sure do all the crackberry's have it as well as most of their other higher end phones. I don't understand it either.
     
  10. Philsy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I hope you don't have to wait too long to get it sorted.
     
  11. revs macrumors regular

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    yes a lot better than other phones ive used. i can actually see the image full screen and zoom in. on other phones the images were always so small.
     
  12. Philsy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried recieving a video via MMS yet? Be interesting to see if the old 3G iPhone can cope with it.
     
  13. JForestZ34 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't rub it in...:eek:


    James
     
  14. phonewentwest macrumors regular

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    When I got my 3gs at att this morning they said prob. by late july?
    But I've read others say they just called att and asked them to remove the block of mms on account ant that worked. Who knows? Lame though!
     
  15. jellybean macrumors regular

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    I've gotta admit even as one of those people who would jump to the iPhone's defense about it not having MMS, (by saying MMS is old school, poor quality and emailing pictures is better) it IS quite nice having it now :D Though I'm not sure if I'll have much use for it over time.

    Mine is on o2, and it took a good 12 hours after upgrading my iPhone 3G to 3.0 before MMS was automatically enabled, but I did get a text from them saying they were experiencing a backlog.
     
  16. komiothebeat macrumors 6502

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    the 3g works fine receiving MMS with a video, i tried from my friends chocolate phone, the quality is **** but thats because of the chocolate :p
     
  17. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    They don't know in the stores.

    at&t is NOT removing the MMS opt out now when people request it.
     
  18. TomKease macrumors member

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    at&t users

    i got my girl her new iphone 3gs...

    and i was playing with the messaging app..

    i noticed there was no camera in the lower left hand corner for mms..

    now i know att is not ready for mms...but does that mean the iphone is not ready either...

    will it me a software update later ?

    just curious and wanna make the phone is ok..

    Thanks

    TK
     
  19. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    I've got MMS set up (Softbank in Japan) and changed the account address from the default, but I hardly understand why MMS is a big deal (I'm a wannabe tech freak).

    What are the advantages of MMS?
     
  20. komiothebeat macrumors 6502

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    advantages being that almost every other cell phone out there offers MMS and has the capabilities.

    makes it easier on the other person so they dont have to keep replying to an email address ( i know for some phones it was not possible to send an MMS to an E-mail address so..)

    sure you can't save it but for more computability i don't see why the phone didn't come with it day 1
     
  21. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    The iphone is definitely ready. I tried messing with the carrier settings as specified in some threads and got the little camera, i was even able to start sending a picture in a MMS but it stops at about 95% and i get the little red exclamation mark. So the iphone is definitely capable......... Now if only AT&T would get their Sh*t together!!! I mean i'm sure they knew months and months ago that 3.0 would be equipped with MMS what the hell were they doing that whole time? how hard could it be? this is a super old technology that works on all their other phones. I dont get it.
     
  22. TomKease macrumors member

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    oh ok...

    i just figured the phone would allow you to attempt to send the pic but the stop cause the carrier obviously cant DEAL with it yet.

    I wonder when my little camera in the left of the screen show up tell me that i can send pics?

    TK
     
  23. Philsy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You can save photos that have been sent to you by MMS - just tap on it to view full screen and the save icon appears in the bottom left
     

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