Viewmymessage.com not working?

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  1. App1€ macrumors regular

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    I couldn't bring the site up at all on my phone, and when I went on my computer I couldn't load the pic. Anyone else in the same boat?
     
  2. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. I tried it yesterday. no luck. I can't stand the fact that you have to go there at all.
     
  3. badboy600 macrumors member

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    The iphone's BIGGEST Flaw & the reason i'll be switching to a HTC touch HD when it comes out
     
  4. skythefly13 macrumors 6502

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    What a great reason to switch to a phone with windows mobile. Good call! Enjoy viewing your 1 MMS per month that you get of a picture that won't even matter
     
  5. ~Phi macrumors regular

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    Are any other 3g users having a problem where you're not even receiving the text alerting you that you have a MMS and to go to viewmymessage.com? I haven't received it one time since upgrading to the 3g from original. And yes, my plan is set to the AT&T unlimited messaging package as opposed to the iPhone unlimited messaging. :confused:
     
  6. Joined:
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    I haven't gotten one since the 3G either ~Phi. Family unlimited texting here.
     
  7. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    I asked AT&T about this and apparently the iPhone 3G account has an opt out option for the viewmymessage.com thing. They don't ask you about it but it's on the contract setup list. They told me they couldn't enable it after it's gone through which I think is total bull. Oh well people just MMS to my email and it works perfectly.
     
  8. gilkisson macrumors 65816

    gilkisson

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    Action needs to be taken on the MMS issue -- but not by Apple.

    AT&T* should gateway MMS transactions to an email address. We should have the ability on an AT&T webpage to enter our cell number, the email address of our choice, and click submit. From that point on, MMS messages should, rather than converting to the useless viewmymessage SMS, convert to email and sent to our desired address.

    This is basically what they do now, converting MMS to SMS and forwarding it on. In fact, it would be cheaper for AT&T to send them to email, as they would not need to store the message.

    Should be simple. Would make folks happy. And lord knows, we pay enough every month for the iPhone data plan to pay for it.

    *Substitute O2/Rodgers/Orange/etc for the carrier of your "choice"...
     
  9. ~Phi macrumors regular

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    Wow, that's total BS that they opt everyone out without notice.
     
  10. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    It only works about 50 percent of the time for me anyway. If someone sends me an MMS I usually assume it is lost forever.

    AT&T sux.
     
  11. Loonytik macrumors 6502a

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    +1 That's the best suggestion I have heard to date. Well done sir!
     
  12. Deadman64 macrumors 6502a

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    honestly at least windows can handle mms copy paste and video recording. You know features that came out ten years ago...
     
  13. overcast macrumors 6502a

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    What I can't even comprehend, in my infinite wisdom. Is how ANYONE thought that requiring TWO complex strings was a good idea to retrieve a picture message. View my message has tighter security requirements then 99% of web based authentication. Why can't , at the very least, they just directly link you to a randomly generated image string. The email forwarding idea above is an excellent idea too.
     
  14. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    I'm all ablush -- my first +1 on this forum. :eek:

    Okay, I'm over it now. Seriously, doesn't it seem as easy, if not easier, to forward to email, as opposed to storing all the message data in a database, and creating all the supporting pages for retrieval, as well as the SMS gateway for notification?

    Of course, it's not like they put all *that* much effort into dontviewmymessage.com, given how outstandingly stellar it is... not.

    I wonder if a suggestion on Apple's feedback page would be worthwhile... I think I'll do it.
     
  15. gilkisson macrumors 65816

    gilkisson

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    True. Hey, how's that loading-more-apps-onto-your-phone working out for ya?:D
     
  16. overcast macrumors 6502a

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    There is more effort required in setting up that site than setting up a mail server.
     
  17. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    Well, of course there is! And I stated as much, from a 30,000-foot view. Or are you complaining that I didn't submit a DesignOne spec sheet with mandatory flowchart?

    As for MMS on the iPhone, here's our choices:
    1) Nothing happens, no changes. Reality as we know it today.
    2) Steve Jobs relents, adds MMS to iPhone.
    3) AT&T relents, ports MMS to iPhones in *some* fashion. My suggestion might be one way, I'm sure there are other ways.

    Given there is a 100% chance of option #1, as it's here now, what do you suppose is the probability of #2 occurring? As opposed to #3?

    Personally, I'm fine without MMS. It might be nice, but whatever.
     
  18. overcast macrumors 6502a

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    I read all that wrong, I was agreeing with you thinking I was responding to someone else.
     
  19. gilkisson macrumors 65816

    gilkisson

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    Ah. I've done that. Vitriol withdrawn.:p
     
  20. pavvento macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure you know exactly who you're talking to and are familiar with their MMS situation.

    I'm not a fan of MMS, but just because you get 1 irrelevant MMS a month does not mean you are the norm.

    I really can't stand how people generalize their situations and think that everyone else is the same way.
     
  21. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    +1
    Its the way of the typical fanboy.
     
  22. dontshiver macrumors newbie

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    I have been having tons of problems in the past few days with this. First they start their two URL thing but now they screw up and give "Invalid Path Requested" no matter what you type in.

    I think they were originally trying to split their traffic and then screwed up in the process.
     
  23. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    ViewMyMessage is not working for me either.

    AT&T should create an iPhone App that allows for picture sharing.
    It wouldn't even have to break SDK.
    They could still send out the texts like normal, and when you get a text alerting you of the picture share, you just open up the AT&T Picture Mail App to receive it. The same app could also be used to send pics. It seems like it would require minimal effort on AT&T's part.
     
  24. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    +1 Also excellent idea!

    I thought I recalled reading here somewhere, an idea about an app which would read the SMS message about viewmymessage, parse the userid and password, and open Safari with those values to pull the message. Someone said that's illegal, one app reading the value of a text message, as it violates the sandbox.

    Part of your idea above sounds kinda like SwirlyMMS thru Cydia, I think, if I understand correctly.... Perhaps Apple would approve an app from AT&T.
     

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