Rogers issued update enabling MMS and tethering

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  1. hNicolas macrumors 6502

    hNicolas

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    Rogers has issued carrier update 4.1 on iTunes enabling MMS and tethering. I tried MMS and it works! When I tried tethering I got a message to contact Rogers to enable it. Rogers posted on their website that accounts with 1 GB + data plans will be able to enable internet tethering via Bluetooth or USB.

    I don't think they will be charging extra for MMS, since I tried it, it worked, and I didn't get any messages regarding cost.
     
  2. antibact1 macrumors 6502

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    My MMS and tethering worked before so I'm hesitant to apply this update.
     
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  4. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    You are going to have to change your messaging plan though, since the current iPhone plans do not include MMS. There are new value packs that you would have to "upgrade" to to change that.

    http://www.rogers.com/web/content/w...ks#start&cm_mmc=grdrt-_-all-_-en-_-valuepacks

    Scroll to the iPhone section and you'll see the new value packs there.
     
  5. hNicolas thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't think so. My plan includes free video messaging (for some reason it was a free promo, even though at the time it was useless for me). I guess I got lucky, Rogers gave it away thinking that the iPhone wouldn't be able to handle it, but picture messaging and video should be the same thing both are MMS. I remember the salesperson laughing about it. I get to laugh now.:)
     
  6. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    YAY ROGERS!!! now i can waste all my texts sending useless pictures to people, do iphones without the 3.0 receive MMS messages as a flash text?

    ***EDIT***

    so i got the carrier settings update but mms sill wont work for me i currently have no access to data (starts working on my next billing cycle) could that be why?
     
  7. hNicolas thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yup you need some kind of plan. At the very least 1GB data.
     
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  9. samab macrumors 6502a

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    Rogers also makes you sign a 3 year contract.
     
  10. C0die macrumors newbie

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    I don't even need to update ... I've been sending MMS since I got the 3.0 GM, and rogers told me I wont be paying more, it's included in my value pack.
     
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    thats a really long time!:eek:
     
  12. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    why should i have to have a 1GB data plan? grrr bunch of cheaters
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    doesnt seem unreasonable to me tbh

    if anything, it protects the user from going over a lower limit and getting raped on the overage charges
     
  14. Kevlar macrumors 6502

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    Tethering working for me now after update. Sweet!
     
  15. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    LOL. It'd be almost funny to hear those whiny fanboys cry about how it's Rogers' fault (and not their own) that they're not getting a new, discounted iPhone every year.
     
  16. computermilk macrumors 6502

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    Some people are saying MMS will be ready this week from ATT, i think the 18th.
     
  17. X5-452 macrumors 6502

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    How is this update being issues? Via iTunes? Because I have yet to have anything pop up....

    Or, is this a 3.0 specific carrier update?
     
  18. hNicolas thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have 3.0, not sure if it will update 2.2 but you can try, and let us know.
    Update through iTunes, click update button.
     
  19. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    To be clear, tethering would require a subscription to a data plan.

    On the MMS front, at least with every other phone on Rogers' network, sending/receiving MMS never touches your data allotment at all - it's either pay-per-use or deducted from your texting/messaging pot, depending on whether or not you're subscribed to an eligible texting/messaging plan.
     

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