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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. Limegrntaln's Avatar
      Limegrntaln -
      AT&T said on their facebook page that the markets that werent getting the 850Mhz, would get more of the 1900Mhz upgrade.

      "AT&T Yes, 850 is awesome and we are deploying it in hundreds of markets across our footprint. In areas where 850 MHz spectrum is unavailable for our use, we will deploy additional capacity in the 1,900 MHz spectrum band to boost overall network capacity. Watch this space for news about where 850 is launched. We launched NYC and Houston yesterday."
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Location: Sacramento, CA (Sucks)
      Quote Originally Posted by Windmeel View Post
      I live in a small town in California and I am lucky to get one bar one Edge
      Sacramento is the capital of the U.S. state of California, and the county seat of Sacramento County. Located along the Sacramento River and just south of the American River's confluence in California's expansive Central Valley. With a 2007 estimated population of 460,242, it is the seventh-largest city in California..[3] Sacramento is the core cultural and economic center of the Sacramento Metropolitan Area which includes El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo counties and has a combined population of approximately 2,136,604.
      Sacramento, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    1. abbasimu's Avatar
      abbasimu -
      Lets see how much "iPhone" special rates do we have to cough up to at&t once they turn on MMS.

    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I wonder who it was
      j/k
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
      Location: Sacramento, CA (Sucks)


      Sacramento is the capital of the U.S. state of California, and the county seat of Sacramento County. Located along the Sacramento River and just south of the American River's confluence in California's expansive Central Valley. With a 2007 estimated population of 460,242, it is the seventh-largest city in California..[3] Sacramento is the core cultural and economic center of the Sacramento Metropolitan Area which includes El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo counties and has a combined population of approximately 2,136,604.
      Sacramento, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      California is huge & very diverse. Perhaps Windmeel doesn't live in the actual city of Sacromento but somewhere nearby? There are some small country type cities around there.
    1. LearningMan's Avatar
      LearningMan -
      I'm glad everybody see this as such a positive thing. All I can see is 3.1 and I have a 3G S. It's just going to be wrong if 3.1 kills all us jailbreakers with a GS just so everybody can have MMS.

      I hope it's worth it.
    1. dr.stevil's Avatar
      dr.stevil -
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatoTheForms View Post
      lol whats the hype with MMS? I've had no problems sending pics or vids by email.
      while I agree, not every phone has the ability to send/recieve email, while just about every phone has the ability to send or recieve MMS. If you're sending a picture to show someone a house that they're supposed to meet you at (or something else like that), you're pretty much SOL without MMS. If you're just sending them a picture because they want it for their facebook or personal photo album or whatever, then email is just fine.

      Quote Originally Posted by LearningMan View Post
      I'm glad everybody see this as such a positive thing. All I can see is 3.1 and I have a 3G S. It's just going to be wrong if 3.1 kills all us jailbreakers with a GS just so everybody can have MMS.

      I hope it's worth it.
      well, AFAIK, the dev team said that as long as you copy your iBEC and iBSS files, future jailbreaking shouldn't be an issue. So if I were you (or anyone else for that matter), I'd upgrade to a 3gs, if you haven't already, and create a backup copy those files ASAP
    1. smittyjf's Avatar
      smittyjf -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
      That is pi*s your pants laughing there!

      I've had it since day one from my 3g in March and even when I got my 3gs on a new number (The rep at the store unchecked MMS opt out and I did the Media net thing with another phone)
      I made the mistake last week of putting my sim in a Blackberry and lost it all. I re did the media net thing and all is well again. I think because I'm on a family text plan they cant block it.

      Smitty
    1. reaves205's Avatar
      reaves205 -
      Finally...I want to know more about this software update...Jailbreak??
    1. kiddawg's Avatar
      kiddawg -
      FYI-- Last night, MMS started working on my Jailbroken 3g. still working today. On the At&T network. Check funkyspacemonkey for the details. I would have sent the news to modmyi moderators, but I didn't know how. It worked with the patch from sinfuliphone but his repo/site is down right now. Just wanted to let everyone know. THIS IS GREAT!!!!!! FINALLY!!!
    1. dallasnights's Avatar
      dallasnights -
      Can someone post it on the Modmyi repo
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
      Location: Sacramento, CA (Sucks)


      Sacramento is the capital of the U.S. state of California, and the county seat of Sacramento County. Located along the Sacramento River and just south of the American River's confluence in California's expansive Central Valley. With a 2007 estimated population of 460,242, it is the seventh-largest city in California..[3] Sacramento is the core cultural and economic center of the Sacramento Metropolitan Area which includes El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo counties and has a combined population of approximately 2,136,604.
      Sacramento, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      I have my location as a general location. I'm actually about an hour from Sacramento. Thanks.
    1. exo128's Avatar
      exo128 -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      ^Lol, your not even in the US
      OMG I lol'd. u sir WIN
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Windmeel View Post
      I have my location as a general location. I'm actually about an hour from Sacramento. Thanks.
      you're welcome

    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Quote Originally Posted by southfrisco View Post
      Fastest 3G my a** too. AT&T can you move any slower?
      Actually, I read a review of the 3G service of all 4 of main cellular companies, and they ranked AT&T's speed "best by a landslide. Seriously, it's not even close."
    1. nickh's Avatar
      nickh -
      Saw this earlier today, a good read for you guys in the US

      AT&T Offers Video Update on iPhone MMS and Cellular Network Issues - Mac Rumors
    1. uunnzz's Avatar
      uunnzz -
      Quote Originally Posted by 1shuttle1 View Post
      It will be interesting to see if I even drop more calls when I have 3G enabled when the network is flooded with MMS.
      Wait! You can make phone calls with your iPhone and you have AT&T?!?! No way! How do I make it work... right now I have to use my locate payphone app and always carry around a roll of quarters.

      [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCYD3kAnR5U"]locate payphone app[/ame]
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Windmeel View Post
      I live in a small town in California and I am lucky to get one bar one Edge. Did you not know about the AT&T service in your area or where you like me and knew having an iPhone would be worth it becuase of the wifi access. Now because I guess I have a landline its no big deal but how could you not research the reception in your area?
      I didn't know the service in my area would be so bad because I moved here from a place that had awesome coverage due to being laid off. All I could do was look up the coverage map on AT&Ts website, and come to find out it's a joke. Even the CS employee use it and it's almost laughable. I DID do my research, but AT&T STILL claims that I am in a good/moderate coverage area while at the same time tells me that they cannot and will not guarantee a signal (or in other words a working damn cell phone) inside any structure or inside a vehicle, moving or not. So why do they even offer cell service if you can only use it outdoors in broad daylight? I didn't know they were going to be so ****** here when I moved, and I had no choice but to move. I knew they didn't have 3G here, and I'm sorta okay with that, but I didn't know I was going to drop every 3rd call and not be able to use the features of my phone like I should. Considering how much I pay for my damn bill. Verizon, Alltell, Sprint, T-Mobile all get phenomenal coverage here, why can't AT&T?