MMS now official on iphone????

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ell2Cool, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Ell2Cool macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2008
    Hey guys,

    was wondering if anyone has heard anything about this.

    Im in the UK and i just phoned o2 to change my bank details and the guy on the phone told me that MMS had now been approved and that i should just go onto the app store and type in MMS, and that sending an MMS would be the equivilent of using 4 SMS's from my allowance.

    I looked on the app store but couldnt find anything. has anyone in the UK phoned o2 recently and been told the same?

    Do you think he was just having me on?????
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    So not only are they thieves, but O2 are liars, too, eh?

    I feel bad for the Irish and the British for their provider.
  3. Auzburner macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2008
    Syracuse, NY - USA
    Sorry, but O2 just lied to you in your ear...
  4. vincebio macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2005
    absolute bollocks

    the only thing that works im afraid is to call them, tell them your iphone is getting damaged at work as you work on a building site, and your now using a sony ericsson etc for daytime use instead.
    ask them to turn MMS on as you want to use that during the day on your 2nd handset

    they will not refuse

    the only thing that costs you 4 x SMS is to text from abroad to any country.
  5. cjm3113 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2008
    It's easy to send MMS on any iPhone. First gen or 3g, jailbroken or not. No application is needed.

    Just send an email to the following address and insert the phone number of the person you want to receive it. They will receive an MMS message from you. And you can receive emails, so I don't think MMS is really a top priority.

    Alltel =
    Amp'd Mobile =
    AT&T =
    Boost Mobile =
    Centennial Wireless =
    Einstein PCS =
    Nextel =
    Sprint = or
    T-Mobile =
    US Cellular =
    Verizon Wireless =
    Virgin Mobile =
  6. OneComment macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2008
    Are you serious? Granted it's easy to send an email to that address. But there are a few things to consider. You cannot copy and paste the person's phone number to add into an email. Nor can you copy and paste the so now you need to memorize each carrier's unique address. Also you need to keep track of your friends carriers. Sending the email is easy. Getting to that point seems like a pain.

    I hope MMS makes it to the iPhone soon. It's a fantastic device, just feel MMS is a an expected feature with even the most simple phones available.
  7. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

    Mr. Giver '94

    Jun 2, 2008
    No...His brain clearly was not getting enough O2...:D
  8. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    You can on your Mac. Just enter it as an alternate email address in the Address Book and sync it over to you iPhone. Or use MobileMe.

  9. cjm3113 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2008
    My phone saves all emails that I have sent to. So once I have sent one, they are always there for me. Definitely no where near the amount of work you made it sound.
  10. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    I'm really not quite sure how many times this has to be repeated - this doesn't work in nearly every country in the world.

    Stop trying to suggest it's some miracle solution. It's not. It doesn't work. The majority of Earth's population are not Americans. Heck, even the majority of iPhone owners are not Americans.

    EDIT: O2 might not be lying - we have heard an MMS app is coming for operators, and maybe it's imminent...

  11. andyhargreaves macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2007
    Not useful for UK users, like myself and OP. Don't believe this exists for most UK networks....
  12. niji Contributor


    Feb 9, 2003
    sorry to disturb all you but it is likely to be true:

    a swedish company has been approved to provide directly to vendors a telecom based software solution to this. they are now peddling it to all approved iPhone telecoms right now.

    it is coming.
  13. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    Sorry to disturb all you but it is NOT likely to be true:

    The truth is multiple MMS applications have been submitted to the app store in the past. You don't hear about them, because they were never really rejected. They're just wasting away in the "application process" while their developer's patience and faith wane.

    The reason why were are hearing about Mobispine is that they have publicized the fact that they have submitted an app. This is nothing new. It appears that your app has to be in striking contradiction to the current sdk or it has to be blatantly offensive for it to be outright rejected. All other apps just wait and rot until the developer gives up, but they still can't say that Apple rejected their app.

    I really hope I'm wrong though, but the truth's the truth.
  14. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    This one however has been developed in conjunction with one of Apple's official partner networks, who presumably know a lot more than we do and they say it's coming out...

  15. deorg macrumors 6502


    May 15, 2007
    Miami, Florida
    I guess it will be coming out with copy and paste becasue its not working
  16. thisisarcadia macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2008
    New Orleans, LA
    Hey I'm not trying to be mean but it's really starting to get old. MMS will probably never be on the iPhone, and honestly if it was made available the majority of the people with iPhone's would either never use it or use it only a few times. The rest of the people who keep talking about it which is probably only like 10% of the people with iPhones would be the only ones to really use it on a regular basis. So it would really not be worth it. The iPhone already does enough just make due with what you have! :apple:
  17. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    True. Apple does have to be a little nicer to them.
  18. Oskee2001 macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2008
    using the email format of phone numbers has worked great for me....i just add the address into each of my friends contact info so when i want to send a pic, i can easily choose from it. not perfect, but does the job until something official comes down the line.
  19. bwortman macrumors member


    Dec 3, 2008
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Does this work in the US on the AT&T network. I had heard it didn't.
  20. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    It works fine until you have to send a picture to another person who has an iPhone. I probably wouldn't send any MMS to anyone besides my wife, but I can't since she has an iPhone too. Heck, I would mind if we were forced to use only these e-mail addresses to send MMS, but had the full ability to received MMS.
  21. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    Doesn't your wife's iPhone receive email?
  22. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    No. :p
  23. Airforcekid macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    United States of America
    Thanks for the list if someone made an app that used these emails it would be gold pay 4.99 easy.

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