Why Can't ATT Forward MMS to email

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ncfuser, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. ncfuser macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    I got two damn MMS today and don't feel like writing down the user and password etc.
    Why can't AT&T allow us to set up an email address to forward all MMS to. Or even have apple allow it to do it?
  2. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Why can't you tell people to send the pictures to an e-mail address? That's essentially the same thing.
  3. ncfuser thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007

    Lets see. Enter my email once in an online type setup, or tell 1-100 of my friends/family to add a long email address into their non-iphone phones. What do you think is EASIER to do.
  4. ttech10 macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2008
    Oh noes! They have to spend ~30 seconds to put your email into their phones... not that hard.
  5. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    At this point which is your only option?
  6. wheezy macrumors 65816


    Apr 7, 2005
    Alpine, UT
    Why can't ATT just make it a non-flash website for MMS messages, seeing as it's not remotely a priority for Apple Development? Why can't ATT have customer service that doesn't piss you off? Why can't ATT...

    I've been with Cingular/ATT for... almost 4 years now I think? Cingular was great, you never knew they were there, everything just went on business as usual, my phone made calls, I paid my bill end of story.

    Now that ATT is back having a cell phone requires effort and fighting. Why can't I change Text plans etc from the website? Why can't I have Voice Dialing for free, why on earth should we pay ATT for that 'privilege'? Why do I add my brother and his new iPhone to my account and my bill goes from $120 to $500?

  7. patd macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2008
    San Marcos, Ca.
    I feel the same way, I dont carry a pen with me to write down this crap, I have to wait until I can find something to write it down then go to the web page and enter the info, why cant apple just give us MMS,
  8. JasonReid macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Plus on the website, you can't even save the photo, with it being in a flash player. And the photo shows up really small too.

    I think the iPhone is the only current phone that doesn't have pic messaging.
  9. badboy600 macrumors member


    Jul 11, 2008
    I hate when people on here say this. Most of the people that send me picture mail don't have smartphones or email enabled phones.
    This is THE most annoying thing about the iphone imo
  10. redman042 macrumors 68030


    Jun 13, 2008
    They should absolutely add MMS. It's a feature that a lot of people use, and the iPhone is the only smartphone I know of that lacks it. The "everyone should just use email" argument is bogus. If I try to tell all my friends and family to just send to my email, many will say "meh too much trouble" and just not bother sending me pics.
  11. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    You obviously have no 55+ year old friends or relatives. I know a guy who's pushing 60 and has had a computer with email since 1996. He STILL doesn't have ANY email addresses in any sort of address book on his computer...he types out every address. He mistypes mine about every 3rd time, and I don't get the email. You think people like that (and there are tons of them out there) are going to be able to get it right on a cellphone keypad?
  12. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2008
    Southern California
    People commonly use things like MMS and IM's when they want to share something instantaneously or want a quick reply to said message (I.e., while at a store, "Is this the color of jeans you want?")

    Most people don't normally check email every 5 minutes, so when I (and most other people, I imagine) send something via email, I don't expect them to read it anytime soon.

    Get real.

    Drunk girls don't remember to treat you differently when sending risqué pictures after a night of drinking and dancing. That, gentlemen, is the real issue at hand.
  13. dieburnbot macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2008
    or copy/paste so we can copy and paste the login and password into safari. :D
  14. Daremo macrumors 68020


    Jul 3, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5C1 Safari/525.20)

    Hell yes! This is the best arguement for MMS I've seen. Cheers to you my friend!
  15. jizwood1 macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hey think about it, it is still a good idea, isn't it.
  16. Johnathan macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2008

    Why is it AT&Ts fault that Apple didn't include a feature that is standard to every other cellphone to their iPhone?

    you drank the koolaid. get used to it.

  17. tallyho macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2004
    I wholeheartedly agree, my good fellow.
  18. Ms.Zoerb macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2008
    Actually pics and video messaging require support from Apple and ATT. From what I've read, ATT was already earmarking a larger percentage of their network resources to support iPhone than they were really comfortable with just meeting the minimum voice and data requirements. So, in that way it actually is ATT's fault these features aren't available, not Apple's.
  19. hard-case macrumors regular


    Jul 10, 2007
    Because AT&T is the one who governs viewmymessage.com, which is the issue being brought up. Regardless of what phone you're using it's a pretty idiotic interface they decided to use for it.

    And, judging by previous threads on this subjects, if he'd have called out Apple on this there would be at least ten responses calling him an inbred moron for buying the phone and complaining about it.
  20. gceo macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Yup... and try doing this while driving.

    We need a double approach. Bug AT&T to forward to email, and bug Apple for MMS....

    Useful links:
    Apple iPhone Feedback: http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
    AT&T Apple Forum: http://forums.wireless.att.com/cng/board?board.id=apple

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