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  • AT&T is on Pins and Needles over MMS Launch

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    Multiple reports have been published in the last few hours suggesting that AT&T is anything but calm, cool, and collected going into Friday's introduction of MMS for the iPhone.

    According to Apple Insider, preliminary tests have indicated a great strain on the company's MMS servers. This "strain" is believed to have been responsible for a "test outage" yesterday. So anxious are the people at AT&T that the company will use every minute between today and tomorrow to shore up capacity to a greater extent than current measures have already provided.

    A note published by DSLReports cited a source familiar with the company's MMS upgrade as saying, "Starting at 10AM Eastern (on the 25), AT&T will send out a mass text to a group of iPhone users telling them that MMS now works on their phone. Assuming all goes well, "They will keep doing groups of phones on the hour throughout the day," the source said. Official word from company spokesman Seth Bloom said the upgrade would be targeted at early afternoon on the East Coast, or late morning for users on Pacific Time.
    Sources close to the project are estimating that traffic on AT&T's wireless network could prove in excess of 40% higher tomorrow as iPhone users jump head first into the service they feel is both long overdue and their birth right as iPhone owners.

    But, at least for now, everything is on track and on schedule for the MMS launch tomorrow morning. AT&T even updated its Facebook page to alleviate concerns that further delays lie ahead. "MMS Update: We know you’ve been eager for this service so we wanted to offer a quick update on the launch plans for MMS on Friday, Sept. 25," said the message. "Late morning, Pacific Time, on Friday, the new carrier settings update enabling MMS should be live and ready to download through iTunes. We’ll provide the steps and all of the details you need right here at that time."

    We first learned that September 25th would be the "go date" this past July, when AT&T said that MMS features would finally come to the iPhone. Now the moment of truth is upon us.

    Tomorrow should be interesting.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T is on Pins and Needles over MMS Launch started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 344 Comments
    1. ty22's Avatar
      ty22 -
      Anyone have mms working in Pittsburgh, PA?
    1. mgregor's Avatar
      mgregor -
      Quote Originally Posted by NissanGoddess View Post
      there is not an option for cellular data network on my phone
      Did you upgrade to the 5.1 profile?
    1. NissanGoddess's Avatar
      NissanGoddess -
      Quote Originally Posted by mgregor View Post
      Did you upgrade to the 5.1 profile?
      how do you do that??
    1. theman12321's Avatar
      theman12321 -
      kk ive had mms for about 3 months now lol and im by seattle WA all i did was upgrade my .ipcc
    1. mgregor's Avatar
      mgregor -
      Quote Originally Posted by NissanGoddess View Post
      how do you do that??
      I don't even know why I'm helping because I know for a fact you have not searched as this link is found on the same page that you found this thread.

      How-To: Get MMS On Your iPhone Right Now | Cult of Mac
    1. nwcorey's Avatar
      nwcorey -
      Quote Originally Posted by theman12321 View Post
      kk ive had mms for about 3 months now lol and im by seattle WA all i did was upgrade my .ipcc
      I'm in spokane wa i've had mine for a month now also. All i did was upgrade my .ipcc also. I did not have to take my simcard out and change phones nothin at all like that or change my APN number's.
    1. theman12321's Avatar
      theman12321 -
      kk i know this is way i mean way off topic but i just bought white vans and blue jeans and now i i am afraid to wear them together lol i dont want the vans to trun blue how do i either stop them from turning blue or clean the blue off them
    1. nwcorey's Avatar
      nwcorey -
      Quote Originally Posted by theman12321 View Post
      kk i know this is way i mean way off topic but i just bought white vans and blue jeans and now i i am afraid to wear them together lol i dont want the vans to trun blue how do i either stop them from turning blue or clean the blue off them
      Way to scary Dont do it at all.
    1. mi1knc0okies's Avatar
      mi1knc0okies -
      Quote Originally Posted by theman12321 View Post
      kk i know this is way i mean way off topic but i just bought white vans and blue jeans and now i i am afraid to wear them together lol i dont want the vans to trun blue how do i either stop them from turning blue or clean the blue off them
      i have this leather cleaner by teknic for my motorcycle leather jackets works wonders on my superstars and my chucks. that or shout ftmfw!
    1. theman12321's Avatar
      theman12321 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mi1knc0okies View Post
      i have this leather cleaner by teknic for my motorcycle leather jackets works wonders on my superstars and my chucks. that or shout ftmfw!
      kk thnx for ur help ill try lol
    1. kvnhe's Avatar
      kvnhe -
      For those that already have MMS working with the modified carrier ipcc, are you going to update to the new official ATT carrier file? It's most likely if you update, that Internet Tethering will be removed......
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I will update then grab the ipcc and mod it
    1. kvnhe's Avatar
      kvnhe -
      That would be awesome!
    1. Pistol1's Avatar
      Pistol1 -
      If they hadn't been so darn paranoid and enabled it from the get-go, there wouldn't have been a problem. Now, they've made such a song and dance about it and pissed people off by holding it back for so long, they've effectively created the problem they were afraid of...


      Here in the UK, O2 just switched it on, and they didn't have any problems. It's not like iPhone users are really going to send more MMS's than regular phone users - unless, of course, you restrict them from being able to do so for no good reason for many months...


      The floodgates that AT&T have held shut for too long will open, and they have no-one to blame but themselves.
    1. Jayman11's Avatar
      Jayman11 -
      C'mon for real...it's the 25th now and I still have no MMS, no new carrier update in itunes, nothing. AT&T is really starting to work me now. I shoulda bought a $20 phone, then I could at least pix mssge.
    1. THEINFAMOUS's Avatar
      THEINFAMOUS -
      Prolly won't hit until the afternoon
    1. BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
      BoostedEvoIX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jayman11 View Post
      C'mon for real...it's the 25th now and I still have no MMS, no new carrier update in itunes, nothing. AT&T is really starting to work me now. I shoulda bought a $20 phone, then I could at least pix mssge.
      wont be available til 10am ET
    1. NissanGoddess's Avatar
      NissanGoddess -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pistol1 View Post
      If they hadn't been so darn paranoid and enabled it from the get-go, there wouldn't have been a problem. Now, they've made such a song and dance about it and pissed people off by holding it back for so long, they've effectively created the problem they were afraid of...


      Here in the UK, O2 just switched it on, and they didn't have any problems. It's not like iPhone users are really going to send more MMS's than regular phone users - unless, of course, you restrict them from being able to do so for no good reason for many months...


      The floodgates that AT&T have held shut for too long will open, and they have no-one to blame but themselves.
      I AGREEE 100%!! Good post!
    1. august2197's Avatar
      august2197 -
      My MMS started 3 days ago with no problems. I installed the ipcc file about 2-3 weeks ago, and just tried to send one MMS everyday until it finally went through. Knoxville, TN area BTW.
    1. NissanGoddess's Avatar
      NissanGoddess -
      Quote Originally Posted by BoostedEvoIX View Post
      wont be available til 10am ET
      if it's eastern time.. that means 20 mins till its released??