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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rob129, Oct 15, 2008.
Did apple ever make it possible to send Pics thru SMS like every other phone on teh market?
sms+pics = old skool MMS
Apple is all about nu skool u email pics to people that generally have no clue how to access email on their phones!
Lord Jobs has spoke so it shall be
If your phone is jailbroken then it is possible through SwirlyMMS. Otherwise from Apple the answer is no.
it is ridiculous how you have to goto a website and memorize the f*&^in password and ID to see a sms, come on apple get with it!
http://www.o2mms.net - If you're in the UK.
if sending MMS is old school...
then sending SMS is old school as well.
why doesn't apple just get rid of SMS and say "texting is old technology, just send an email if you want to say something"?
I received 3 "MMS" messages over the weekend and had to flip back and forth between the username and password screen and the website to see them.
Because apple failed miserably in trying to deliver a push e-mail service
MMS is newer than e-mail anyway so it's hardly old-school. E-mail is oldschool and i think someone said before, no one knows how to get e-mail on their phone so why rely on it when 99.9% of other phone users don't use e-mail!!!
i know...i was being SARCASTIC!
point is...MMS is NOT old or dead...apple just has some stick up their butt about it.
the iphone should have MMS, SMS and email.
i know...... don't shoot me jeez!
if i go out with friends and we take pics, i'll bluetooth or MMS them to them so they have copies, it's perfect! I will also see something in the shop, take a pic and MMS it to people to see if it's what they want.... there's so many uses for MMS.
And the world is bigger than America and a lot more networks than Verizon you know, MMS here is just like a fancy SMS.
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MMS is so 2006
I'll take the real internet and everything else this phone can do over a crappy LG with it's biggest feature being the ability to send those chain letter picture messages with sound clips any day.
Yeah, like Java, Flash etc.... LG are rubbish anyway, ill stick to my N96
Apple dosn't use MMS because:
1) it costs to much to the end user. Why send a pic for $1 when you can email it for free.
2)Why would Apple want people MMSing a photo from a phone with a 5.2mp camera so iPhone owners see how much better that camera is.
I'm not saying i hate the iPhone's camera, i actually think it is the best camera i have ever had on a phone to date, but, if a larger heavier phone has a larger camera in it, Apple doesn't want it on their iPhone to discurage users.
Because of course data charges for the reciever are totally free. That is assuming they know how to setup email on their phone which can be quite a complicated procedure.
At this point, I doubt Apple will introduce MMS.
Maybe a bit off topic, but has anyone else received an MMS and tried to open it and get the cannot open page message? I've tried many times to open the page and it always times out. This is on 3G.
I've had that same issue. That to me is the biggest problem by not having MMS. I can live without it...but it would sure be a lot easier if the damn web site to view the pictures worked like it should.
The ATT site for retrieving MMS messages is pure garbage. I suspect it's a 486 running WinNT 3.5 and is sitting under the desk of the fellow stuck in the basement.
I've never seen such a slow server from a large corporation like that one.
ATT could at least encode the login as part of a hyperlink in the SMS message received so that you don't have to deal with the annoying hex number logins.
I use quite a lot of MMS. But after using iphone, i terribly miss MMS and being able to share ringtones and pics with bluetooth. I don't understand why iphone cannot do what other old school phone can. Sometimes I just wanna go back to my TILT.
I don't get any type of message when I receive an MMS at all I would like to have the mymessage.com thing or whatever it's called.
I agree with you, but most people I know have those crappy LG's and even most who don't (Blackberrys or newer Verizon phones: ENV2, Voyager, etc.) don't have email on their phones. While I prefer to email, MMS is still a commonly used feature for non-iPhone users and it would be a nice feature to add until we transition away from MMS and go to email/bluetooth exchanges only.
On another note, the locked bluetooth on the iPhone is the feature (or lack there of) that pisses me off the most. F*** AT&T and there retarded policy, we should be able to send things to other phones and computers via Bluetooth. Even my old RAZR v3i could send things via bluetooth. As another user posted in a different thread, it's like using a Verizon phone with bluetooth and is barely worth having at all.
Also consider that Bluetooth headsets are becoming accessories for 3 MAIN crowds: those who need to use it because it's a law (like here in California), the over 45 crowd, or poor/ghetto-chic people who are trying to look like they have money. -Not my own words, some other user posted that but I really am starting to agree...
Yes, it's called email.
MMS is sooooo 2002 (I was living in Asia then).