Photographs in Text Messages on iphone 3Gs

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  1. warburg macrumors 6502

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    Is it possible —finally—to attach photos to text messages through MMS on the iphone 3Gs? According to David Pogue (iphone:the Missing Manual, p. 84), there should be a camera icon next to the box where you send your text messages. I do not find this icon present. Also, in the photo app, I do not find an MMS box like the E-mail box that I can click on to attach a photo. Is this feature not operative as yet, or am I missing something :confused:
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    If you have the photo taken already then go to 'photos' on your iphone and select the photo you want to send. Hit the forward button in the bottom right of the screen and select MMS.
     
  3. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    Heh. The above works everywhere except for the US, which is where I suspect you to be from. MMS in the United States goes live on September 25th.
     
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    I should have thought about that. Yeah Im in the UK, since 3.0 has been I have been able to send and receive MMS without any problems.

    What is the hold up about?
     
  5. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    AT&T is the holdup. They've finally announced a September 25th date and an (faux) apology for the delay, but they weren't ready when 3.0 was announced. :rolleyes:
     
  6. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    I'm sorry, but couldn't you have read one of the (quite literally) hundreds of other threads on MMS instead of creating your own?
     
  7. nlivo macrumors 6502a

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    leave him alone man
     
  8. Gatteau macrumors 6502a

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    Edit: Wait, no. I'm sorry, never mind.
     
  9. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Why? It's not as if he's a newbie, and these threads are all over the front page of the board.

    S/he calls it MMS in the first sentence of her post.
     
  10. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    Give h/s a break, they have been rip van winkled:D
     
  11. Gatteau macrumors 6502a

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    He/she didn't mention MMS in the thread title, so I got confused, I'm sorry. I'm just used to all these threads with MMS in the title.

    Again, sorry, I misread.
     
  12. warburg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, thanks. I'm in the US.

    To those who believe I should have searched through the forums to find MMS: I'm 79 years old: Before I encountered this problem in trying to send my first text message, I never heard of MMS. In fact, I felt quite sophisticated in using such a high-tech term. This isn't the first time I've been scolded for not knowing that I was treading on familiar ground. I suppose it won't be the last time either, although I'm a fast learner, considering the circumstances :eek:
     
  13. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    We should all take a lesson from you!!! :D If you are 79 and using an iphone, you are sophisticated!!!:D
     
  14. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    ^^I concur! My mother, who's a few years younger than you, uses a Jitterbug, and still needs help sometimes. :cool:
     
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    Kudos to you, my grandparents who are only a few years older than you would not have the first clue about the internet, let alone an iphone or asking a question on a forum!!!
     
  16. chadrob30 macrumors 6502

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    Awesome, Warburg should get some kind of a golden apple or similar for his avatar...my dad still has problems with emails, lol...:eek:
     
  17. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    wow, what made you decide to get an iPhone at that age?

    props to you for not getting baffled by it and resorting to the jitterbug
     
  18. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    You're going to get reamed for asking any kind of MMS question about the iPhone right now. Don't take it personally. ;)

    But, as someone else pointed out, after September 25th Pogue's instructions will be spot on.
     
  19. warburg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, thanks to all of you for your compliments. I suppose I'm somewhat different from most people my age because I was a college professor and didn't retire unril the age of 70. As all of you probably know, life in a university today would be difficult for those who don't know how to use a computer. Nevertheless, I did have an office mate, a renowned Shakespeare specialist, who simply couldn't learn how to send an E-mail. I never understood this :confused:

    I've used cell phones (mobile phones to you who are British) almost from the time they first became practical for the general public. This is my second iphone. I don't use it much as a phone; most of my friends are dead, so I generally call only my wife and my doctors. I have 65 third party apps, mostly games, and over 700 songs. I only used text messaging once, with my wife; it seems to have worked out. Nevertheless, I'm hardly a geek and at times I do start threads that I realize later—and people aren't reluctant to tell me—are real retreads. I had never seen the acronym MMS before, but now I see it everywhere.

    I suspect this is not the end of my bloopers. Stay tuned for the next obvious, dumb question :rolleyes:
     
  20. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    Hey, my mother's a professor too, and still hasn't retired! :) She's better on email than the cell, but not by much. But she's never been technologically inclined, so I'm proud of her efforts.

    What's your field? I used to be a college administrator myself. Student life and so on.
     
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    I'm sorry I jumped all over you, sir. You inadvertently stumbled into a topic that has been dominating this board of late, to the point that many of us are frustrated and ill-tempered. Please don't take it personally, and don't let my impoliteness turn you away from this forum. Again, I am very sorry.
     
  22. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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    Kudos to you for a humble and well written apology.
     
  23. warburg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was an English professor at William Paterson University, a campus of the New Jersy State university system—or lack of system.

    I don't take offense at the criticism. I had no idea what MMS meant; I came across it in Pogue's book and I couldn't understand why my iphone didn't give me the alternatives to include photos in messages that were shown in the illustration.

    I've made this kind of blooper before, and the next time I'm tempted to start a thread, I'll try to scroll down more carefully to see if it's already been covered. Also, it's always a good idea to avoid using terms when you don't know what they mean. How often did I tell students that? :rolleyes:
     
  24. nlivo macrumors 6502a

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    Am i bad person for laughing pretty hard at this sentence?
     
  25. warburg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not at all. I wrote it unconsciously, without realizing that it had a certain mordant humor. It's simply the truth. The other day a man in my apartment building suggested that I should set individual ring tones for those who call me regularly, but I've already done that. When the phone rings, it's my wife. :D
     

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