This is what I think of MMS

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  1. MacBOS macrumors 6502

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    Not every one wants or needs a smart phone with internet & e-mail capabilities.
    MMS has been around for some years now, and many older 'non-smart' phones support the MMS functionality.
    As to why it took Apple & AT&T so long to get it to work on the iPhone, is still a myserty to me. (As is the relevance of the youtube link to MMS)
     
  3. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    At first, I thought it was another embedded Google ad and was stupidly waiting for the "actual" video. :LOL:
     
  4. MacBOS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You want to know the relevance to the video? The fact that everywon got Jackt up about it wen there was not much need for it, yes there are plenty of phones that do mms but how many of them give you a link for you to go home and open in you're pc
     
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    If it's not a smart phone few of the regulars deliver
     
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    for me I find MMS handy over email on a number of occasions.

    One size fits all rarely works and we all have different needs and requirements, to that end, for some MMS is a good tool and for others not so much
     
  8. tandersn9 macrumors member

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    mms is great for those of use to who have pretentious friends that all have smartphones :rolleyes:
     
  9. Howardchief macrumors regular

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    Yeah... my friends and family have older phones that can receive mms just fine but they can't check their email on them...

    thread fail.
     
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    Another one of these threads. Someone sees no need for MMS. Others say they use it for those who don't have email access on their phone. Others say the opposite. Blah blah.
     
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    One solution never fits everybody. This is why there are options for everything in life ;)
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. While I rarely use MMS, it is nice that the option is there for others who have different needs than I do.
     
  13. MacBOS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is a god question how many people that use MMS are in smart phones. I bet more than half but its hard to say wen you post in a site for mac users that most likely have a iPhone.
     
  14. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    How old are you?
     
  15. thabends macrumors member

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    I'm sure MMS is more useful to most users than a compass or the awful weather app.
     
  16. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    29. I was curious based on the "text-message" language you were using.
     
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    I love MMS. Can send photos to my friends phone and they don't need to have bothered to set their mobiles up to receive emails. Its easy on Iphone and Blackberry and so on but on average consumer phones the process is a lot harder. Email is an after thought in these phone for most people. They don't have the settings for their account and many don't have a wizard to help them.
     
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    and my english is so....so..more of a spanish major....but i go the university of california, irvine...;)

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  19. doubletap macrumors regular

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    kids these days.. ;)

    While i don't use MMS all that often, it's nice to have it when I want to use it.

    Case in point - my father-in-law can use a cell phone pretty well, so we send him videos of our daughter playing and such, using MMS. We send the message and he receives it almost right away.

    If we were to use email it'd take him quite a lot longer to view them and definitely wouldn't be able to from his cell phone (dumb phone).

    Now the quality isn't the greatest with MMS, but then again, I'm not capturing the video using my HD camcorder either.

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  20. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Oooh, bad title on the thread. It's not that there's anything wrong with MMS itself.

    If you'd named this thread "This is how MacRumors posters see MMS" then you'd have been golden!
     
  21. MacBOS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't see mms as a bad thing its just the fact that smart phones are slowly becoming a standard

    Now to be totally honest I haven't tested speed between the 2 but it just crossed my mind that if smart phones are the future of phones then how come we got to go nuts over something that might have an expiration date.

    I am going to do some test my self and I will also test with some idiot phones and I will come back to this thread, but the experience i got with MMS from a smart phone to a regular phone wasn't that god

    for example most Sony Ericson was god but on sum Motorola was very bad. but then again how smart is the sony ericson cause to me some are hybrid
     
  22. MacBOS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    totally right :D

    Edit: As a mater of fact this was the worst title I have ever posted
     
  23. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    If you don't like it, then don't use it. At least the option is there for people who want to use it.
     
  24. MacBOS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    did you read man honestly pls let me know were i stated that i don't like mms cause i think that i was talking about all the fuss and backlash to the iPhone wen it wasn't such a big deal
     

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