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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. flybopr's Avatar
      flybopr -
      i had it working with sb ipcc for a while now. i just updated to 5.1 and its still working. no update in itunes either. i don't have iphone text plan so that maybe why i didn't get the text from att..
    1. aaronxxx's Avatar
      aaronxxx -
      i'm on 3.0, jailbroken, and got the text about the upcoming launch. you're all fine. at&t can't tell if you're jailbroken or not.
    1. Imagine09's Avatar
      Imagine09 -
      12:36 PM on the East Coast...still nothing from AT&T
    1. Darkhunter130's Avatar
      Darkhunter130 -
      Has anyone got it with out doing anything extra?
    1. pbk123's Avatar
      pbk123 -
      this sucks!!! does anyone know when they are going to activate it?
    1. ihaveabu's Avatar
      ihaveabu -
      I'm wondering too. 12:43 here EST
    1. slick6932's Avatar
      slick6932 -
      It's on the main article of this post.

      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.
    1. Videodude132's Avatar
      Videodude132 -
      I'm on eastern time.

      They said late morning for eastern.

      12:52 is WAY past late morning.

      However, I did do the thing to enable teethering a while back on 3.0.

      I wonder if doing that messed it up. Maybe I should just update to 3.1 now.
    1. slambo's Avatar
      slambo -
      Please excuse me for not reading all 200+ replies in this thread already, but in the few pages I've looked at I haven't seen the answer to this question:

      Do I need to do anything special, or hold off on doing the patch for MMS, if I'm jailbroken?
    1. pacmac's Avatar
      pacmac -
      Mine works..3.0.1 jailbroken 3GS..time to add unlimted text..... well I'm on 1500 for now I'll see if I need to anytime soon..that 5 bucks I could save a month that's a burrito 
    1. pbk123's Avatar
      pbk123 -
      metaserph how did you get the 3.1 with pwnd?
    1. seanobx's Avatar
      seanobx -
      Quote Originally Posted by slambo View Post
      Please excuse me for not reading all 200+ replies in this thread already, but in the few pages I've looked at I haven't seen the answer to this question:

      Do I need to do anything special, or hold off on doing the patch for MMS, if I'm jailbroken?


      ditto for me to this thread was 14 pages long now its down to 6 i dunno y. I am on 3.0 running 4.0 do i need to upgrade to 3.0.1 to see the update?
    1. flybopr's Avatar
      flybopr -
      so i just plugged my iphone in to itunes and it asked to update carrier. i am on 5.1 so i guess you don't have to drown grade to the original ipcc. gonna update and see what happens
    1. pbk123's Avatar
      pbk123 -
      it works you have to restart your iphone after the update
    1. HomieG35's Avatar
      HomieG35 -
      Just synced phone. Had to click 'check for updates' twice. Finally the message about updating your carrier popped up. Took less then 30seconds. Turned phone off, back on, MMS works

      12:15pm Central.
      Unjailbroken, 3.1 update
    1. indiscretion's Avatar
      indiscretion -
      eh since im not updated to 3.1 its not letting me get the message about the carrier...can someone just update the needed file so i can SSH into my phone instead?
    1. HAVOKGT's Avatar
      HAVOKGT -
      just update mine too thru itunes after reboot works perfect!!! finaly mms
    1. Videodude132's Avatar
      Videodude132 -
      I guess you have to be updated to 3.1

      Since I'm on 3.0 it doesn't ask me to upgrade my carrier. I was hoping they'd do the carrier update. Now I can upgrade to 3.1, jailbreak, and have MMS.

      YAY

      Boo for the jailbreak/iTunes/iPhone installation and re-installation process though >_>". But oh well.
    1. seanobx's Avatar
      seanobx -
      Has anyone on 3.0 who is jailbroken had luck just updating carrier settings or gotten the txt message for that matter? Without having to update to 3.1
    1. indiscretion's Avatar
      indiscretion -
      Quote Originally Posted by seanobx View Post
      Has anyone on 3.0 who is jailbroken had luck just updating carrier settings or gotten the txt message for that matter? Without having to update to 3.1
      nope it looks like it requires the 3.1 update and i dont want to upgrade to 3.1