The giant "MMS is working in my area" thread

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  1. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Due to the overwhelming enthusiasm of our forum goers, we'll have this one stop shopping for all your "MMS is working on my AT&T iPhone" needs! Feel free to use this thread to post about your newfound MMS experiences come Friday.

    While some of you may have already enabled MMS through other means, please restrict yourselves to official AT&T/Apple approved MMS availability posts.

    Also if somebody would like to create a guide as a FAQ for MMS that others can update during the launch excitement feel free to go ahead and we'll get it linked here in this post!

    Please do not ask for the updated carrier file.
    It'll get to you when it gets to you.

    While not required, it would be helpful if you posted approximate times and locations.

    Please see the front page story regarding approximate launch times.

    If you see a post that you feel should be in this thread, please report it with a message of something like "Belongs in MMS launch thread" so the mods can move it into here.

    Initial reports suggest you will not get a text message first and you may have to restart your phone once you apply the carrier update via iTunes. The update version is 5.5
     
  2. PhightinPhils26 macrumors 6502a

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    The OFFICIAL MMS Thread

    EDIT: Sorry for creating a second MMS thread, I didn't even think to look at Sticky's for this... Great move!

    In preparation of tomorrow. I thought it would be a good idea to start ONE THREAD for all MMS posts to TRY and help keep the forum from being inundated with the typical "MMS Fail", "Yay Finally" and my favorite... "I woke up and checked my phone, still no MMS"

    Here is what we Know:

    1)MMS is being Rolled out to US AT&T Customers throughout the day, Tomorrow - September 25th, starting at 10am eastern time.

    2)It will probably be a staggered roll out, that meaning just because New York has it, does not mean Pennsylvania will have it at the same time or immediately following.

    3)You will receive a text message from AT&T when your market is activated.

    4)You will not be able to wake up and use MMS on your phone. Once your market has been activated, you will probably have to plug your phone into your computer and download the carrier update file.

    5)MMS will probably be slow all weekend... with everyone sending test pictures and videos it is safe to assume that MMS will be slow, and with the increased network traffic, we will probably see degraded speed while using Safari... and let's not even get into dropped calls.

    Well, this is where I hand it over to all of our brilliant members... If you have anything helpful to add please do so, oh, and if you already have MMS and have since 3.0, awesome, I'm proud of you. ;)
     
  3. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    I appreciate the effort, hopefully this will work.
    However, I dont think it going to be 10am eastern. That would imply that 7am is late morning pacific, and according to front page, it is rolling out late morning pacific, however you could be correct. Nice write-up though. Here's hoping to a smooth 25th. :rolleyes:
     
  4. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Hope springs eternal :) At the very best/worst I hope that people use this thread or even if it's another thread without creating dozens of threads which essentially all say the same thing.
     
  5. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    Hmmmmm that means it will be afternoon for me, regardless.... cuz if they aren't even starting rollout til 10 a.m.... even is socal is first... i'll be at work and won't have iTunes access... :(
     
  6. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Much thanks for this thread.

    But...it's not based on region and people still seem to think that. It will be staggered and there will be people in your area that can send MMS while you cannot and vice versa.
     
  7. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    that's "good" then... it gives those of us waiting something to gripe about!!!!! :cool: :rolleyes:
     
  8. ndrr13 macrumors newbie

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    This morning around 6 A.M. MMS started working for me.

    I'm in Pasadena, CA
     
  9. Vaco Deus macrumors member

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  10. dmiller macrumors member

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    are we going to get a SMS saying we can use it or what?
     
  11. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Check post #2 please.
    Bullet 4.
     
  12. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    No, you get a notice in iTunes that a new carrier update is ready for your iPhone. Install it and off you go with MMS.
     
  13. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I thought we were supposed to get an SMS when it would be available in iTunes?
     
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    We are, but they are doing this in groups of iPhone users. First group A, then B, so on and so on. That way they can monitor increase in MMS and control it if the situation looks as if servers are starting to overload.

    Still, regardless, if they push the update to iTunes anyone at anytime can download it. The text message is just to 'inform' you it is now available (mostly for people who have no clue MMS was coming the 25th)
     
  15. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I wonder if we're going to have people staying up all night like they did for OS 3.0.
     
  16. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    Only question i have is, do you need to have 3.1 to use MMS or will will it work on 3.0.1?
     
  17. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    We don't know yet. We'll find out once the carrier update is available and someone on 3.0.1 or 3.0 clicks to update, at that point it may or may not automatically update the firmware. My guess is that if you are on iTunes 9 you'll be forced up upgrade to 3.1, other versions of iTunes who knows.
     
  18. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    Id guess you dont need it if you dont have it already. Its just a carrier update to 5.1 that you could of got from Googling it and then adding in your settings.

    We'll see though.
     
  19. hbenitez09 macrumors regular

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    Actually

    Actually this is the information att released on it's facebook page.

    Multimedia message service (MMS) for the iPhone will roll out in the late morning, Pacific time.

    At that point, users will be able to download the update via iTunes, AT&T said in a note on its Facebook page.

    "Late morning, Pacific Time, on Friday, the new carrier settings update enabling MMS should be live and ready ...to download through iTunes," AT&T wrote. "We'll provide the steps and all of the details you need right here at that time."

    AT&T first announced plans for MMS on the iPhone in June, and confirmed earlier this month that it would officially be released on September 25.
     
  20. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    Exactly. Even if 3.1 is required through iTunes for the carrier file, i’m sure you can Google the file itself and update without 3.1 ;)
     
  21. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    I hope so. I also hope someone on here posts how to do this. I'm lazy.
     
  22. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    They gave it me a month or so ago. Working in Ohio.
     
  23. jsquared macrumors 6502

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    Is there a way to know when it's out other than keep plugging in you phone? (I already have it :cool:, but my friend at work is goody2shoes and doesn't want to put anything on his phone that is not official :confused:)

    So I was hoping to get his updated, so we can slack off at work :D
     
  24. Loadmasher macrumors newbie

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    ***Read the second post***
     

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