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  • AT&T Announces MMS

    Better late than never, right?

    Millions of Apple customers will presumably mark their calendars today. Indeed, a day Apple customers have long awaited is finally upon us.

    On September 25th, AT&T will at long last flip the switch on MMS service for Apple's iPhone 3G and 3GS customers.

    Apple says that MMS (which allows instant messages to include embedded multimedia) will be enabled through a software update beginning that day. It should be noted, though, that the original iPhone will not be capable of transmitting MMS.

    The announcement came today on the company's website.

    We know that iPhone users will embrace MMS. The unique capabilities and high usage of the iPhone’s multimedia capabilities required us to work on our network MMS architecture to carry the expected record volumes of MMS traffic and ensure an excellent experience from Day One. We appreciate your patience as we work toward that end.
    It's a long awaited move that, according to Kent German at CNET, finally inducts the iPhone "into the cell phone family."

    Apple customers have been extraordinarily patient in waiting for this development (there have even been lawsuits inspired by the lack of MMS on the iPhone). So for many of us - but especially the litigious ones - September 25th simply can't come soon enough.

    Congratulations to Apple, the iPhone, and to all of us!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T Announces MMS started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 136 Comments
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      just hope they don't charge a MMS plan to users just like their ridiculous GPS voice app for 9.99 a month lol
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      WTF are you smoking, email is 10x better than MMS. How hard is it to hit the mail button and look?
      I have a a few friends that cant afford iphones. They have budget phones on metro PCS etc. While their phone can send/receive MMS for sure, I doubt they check email on the go. They are the type of people that check email once a day at most. (often times less)

      MMS is for when you want someone to see something right NOW instantly, not when ever they check email next. The whole world can MMS except for the iPhone on AT&T it's just plain embarrassing!

      Nobody wants to try and keep track of who's on what service to send the [email protected] too
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      WTF are you smoking, email is 10x better than MMS. How hard is it to hit the mail button and look?
      Maybe from your computer it is but from a mobile device its inconvenient. Everyone has and knows how to send an MMS via a cell phone.
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      Hi im 3 years late.

      Ok bye.
    1. slayorktc's Avatar
      slayorktc -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
      LOL. That was awesome...
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
      Short & sweet, That pretty much sums it up, funny and well done.
      It really is THAT simple of a thing we all want too.
      (some instant luv'n)
    1. chemalito's Avatar
      chemalito -
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by chemalito View Post
      Finally, it's coming soon? lol
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      About damn time...!
    1. aekhamsouk's Avatar
      aekhamsouk -
      congrats to att? F that!!! those bastards suck for taking forever and a day...

      i think they should still get sued for taking so damn long!

      ATT SUCKS!!!!
    1. Limegrntaln's Avatar
      Limegrntaln -
      Zwayne, please have this added to the news announcement.

      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5yIVgj0VVA]YouTube - AT&T Network 101 & MMS Availability Update[/ame]
    1. Eiswritsat's Avatar
      Eiswritsat -
      what if you have already updated your carrier setting to get MMS on 3.0/3.0.1? i dont wanna update to 3.1 because im sure it will change everything and we will be waiting 2-3 weeks for a jailbreak
    1. Carlos's Avatar
      Carlos -
      Okay not to be negative im excited just like the next person but then I think:

      1. Do i want to upgrade right away to a new firmware, and lose my jailbreak
      2. will it be working due to the number of ppl trying to send mms when it drops
      3. Dose anyone know if its gonna be free?
      4. If not free is Swirly ever gonna work on 3GS
    1. muffpirate's Avatar
      muffpirate -
      that att dude is a total douchebag.. how many people on att without iphones have been mms'n for years?

      just some lame excuses to appease the ignorant general public and hide their own stupidity
    1. Carlos's Avatar
      Carlos -
      Quote Originally Posted by aekhamsouk View Post
      congrats to att? F that!!! those bastards suck for taking forever and a day...

      i think they should still get sued for taking so damn long!

      ATT SUCKS!!!!
      I agree i heard they were supposed to get sued if it went past September 22, for False Advertising because technically that the end of summer..
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Sept 25 the iPhone stops being a trend setter and joins the rest of the sheep that still hang on to a dying format.

      Oh Apple, I was with you on this one.
    1. muffpirate's Avatar
      muffpirate -
      i vote for class action.. those bastards couldn't even deliver it by "late summer" like they claimed in their tiny *** print. the 25th is three days past the end of summer.. **** late summer.. att should have stated to be more correct:

      "mms for the iphone will arrive some ******* day. sit on that and rotate while apple strokes our epeen."
    1. gameviper's Avatar
      gameviper -
      this is the greatest birthday present! i woke up this morning, not only turning 19, but learning when ill finally be able to send and recieve pictures on my phone! happy birthday me!!
    1. Lwdjdmr's Avatar
      Lwdjdmr -
      i love the iphone and all but they make it really difficult for people to ave a phone, like we dont have anything else to worry about. Damn Apple, why cant u function like Blackberry or something!!!! Stop with these useless updates!
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Anyone that talks with their head cocked to one side needs to be *****-slapped till their teeth bleed. That is so ******** annoying.

      What else annoys me is that if you don't live in a major city, they aren't even trying to bring you even the 1900mhz spectrum with 3G. Unless I'm wrong and that is only for edge. But my point is that they aren't even looking to expand thier 3G service in any area that isn't a major city or a capitol of a state. It's really frustrating to pay for a service I'm not getting and that they are seriously dragging their feet on spreading out.