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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. seanobx's Avatar
      seanobx -
      Quote Originally Posted by Videodude132 View Post
      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.
      dude u cant jailbreak 3.1 yet WAITTTTTTTTTT
    1. Videodude132's Avatar
      Videodude132 -
      Quote Originally Posted by indiscretion View Post
      nope it looks like it requires the 3.1 update and i dont want to upgrade to 3.1
      But even if you upgrade to 3.1 you can still jailbreak it.

      And also at least with 3.1 you can organize your apps on iTunes.

      So two sort of good reasons to upgrade. MMS and iTunes App Organization.

      Edit: Oh really.

      My bad I thought they got 3.1 jailbroken already. I must have misread something. Damn I'm showing my n00b colors >_>"
    1. seanobx's Avatar
      seanobx -
      Quote Originally Posted by indiscretion View Post
      nope it looks like it requires the 3.1 update and i dont want to upgrade to 3.1
      neither do i. i am windoze and no snow program for us yet so i have yet to wanna upgrade to 3.0.1 let alone 3.1 so i guess i play the wait and see game now
    1. NissanGoddess's Avatar
      NissanGoddess -
      so after you do the little carrier update do you have to reboot your device?? turn it off and on?
    1. slambo's Avatar
      slambo -
      I'm still concerned, will someone in the know please answer the question of will I lose my jailbreak on my 3Gs if I do the MMS update?
    1. seanobx's Avatar
      seanobx -
      Quote Originally Posted by Videodude132 View Post
      But even if you upgrade to 3.1 you can still jailbreak it.

      And also at least with 3.1 you can organize your apps on iTunes.

      So two sort of good reasons to upgrade. MMS and iTunes App Organization.

      Edit: Oh really.

      My bad I thought they got 3.1 jailbroken already. I must have misread something. Damn I'm showing my n00b colors >_>"

      sorry lemme corrrect myself, 3g can be JB'd on a mac ONLY. NOT 3GS at all....
    1. thinknoffcenter's Avatar
      thinknoffcenter -
      Just had an AT&T rep walk into my store and u asked about mms for the iPhone, he claims AT&T is ready, they r just waitin on apple to release the ipcc file, claiming they need to "beef up thier servers" to accomodate the hit they will take on the download
    1. Tower72's Avatar
      Tower72 -
      So my little brother had to update to 3.1 to see the update in iTunes,and im still on 3.0.1 waiting JB release and dont see squat...Interesting how we may need to be on 3.1..Actually more frustrating then interesting

      Why would they require us to have 3.1 when SO many people are complaining about the problems with it!!!
    1. seanobx's Avatar
      seanobx -
      Quote Originally Posted by slambo View Post
      I'm still concerned, will someone in the know please answer the question of will I lose my jailbreak on my 3Gs if I do the MMS update?
      YES. 3GS are not Jb'd on any system. Only 3G and just on a mac. so if u update to 3.1 u just jumped off the cliff.
    1. Videodude132's Avatar
      Videodude132 -
      Quote Originally Posted by seanobx View Post
      sorry lemme corrrect myself, 3g can be JB'd on a mac ONLY. NOT 3GS at all....
      Oh thank you. I should have stated that. I have a 3G not 3GS. While I can't record awesome stuff and my phone isn't on speed.

      I can jailbreak at least. There are still some benefits to 3G. I do want a 3GS though. Thanks for clarifying this. I can now update and than jailbreak.

      MMS here I come. In probably 6 hours or so. That's the bad part about having too many apps and music on your iPhone >_<"
    1. pugs512's Avatar
      pugs512 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Videodude132 View Post
      But even if you upgrade to 3.1 you can still jailbreak it.

      And also at least with 3.1 you can organize your apps on iTunes.

      So two sort of good reasons to upgrade. MMS and iTunes App Organization.

      Edit: Oh really.

      My bad I thought they got 3.1 jailbroken already. I must have misread something. Damn I'm showing my n00b colors >_>"



      i dont know what you guys are talking about, i have 3.1 and im jailbroken! i know i dont have a lot of posts and thats bc i learn how to read and research things before i talk out loud. search better next time
    1. dirtygermankid's Avatar
      dirtygermankid -
      this is true. it's looking like we're going to need to be on 3.1 ON THE 3GS to have access to the new ipcc file through itunes. that doesn't work for us because we can't jailbreak yet on 3.1.

      but, someone who's on 3.1 and has already downloaded the ipcc should be able to upload it for us jailbroken folks..
    1. Tower72's Avatar
      Tower72 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dirtygermankid View Post
      this is true. it's looking like we're going to need to be on 3.1 ON THE 3GS to have access to the new ipcc file through itunes. that doesn't work for us because we can't jailbreak yet on 3.1.

      but, someone who's on 3.1 and has already downloaded the ipcc should be able to upload it for us jailbroken folks..
      YES PLEASE lol!!!
    1. NissanGoddess's Avatar
      NissanGoddess -
      I did the update.. my mms is working fine
    1. seanobx's Avatar
      seanobx -
      Quote Originally Posted by pugs512 View Post
      i dont know what you guys are talking about, i have 3.1 and im jailbroken! i know i dont have a lot of posts and thats bc i learn how to read and research things before i talk out loud. search better next time

      read all posts before chastising. JB 3.1 what, 3g or 3gs? and if 3g how did u do it? sure as hell not on a win machine. only mac available
    1. dirtygermankid's Avatar
      dirtygermankid -
      someone who is on 3.1 and has the mms update, would you mind going into your itunes folder and uploading the ipcc for us?
    1. seanobx's Avatar
      seanobx -
      For those of you who are running stock phones IE not jailbroken or unlocked, please do not post "My MMS is working fine"!!! Everyone already knows yours will be working fine because you are running bone stock. Those of us that are concerned are the ones that are Jb'd. If you are broken, make sure you post if you are on a 3g or 3gs. it makes a HUGE difference at this point in time which one you are using!!!! Thanks everyone
    1. tdblanchard's Avatar
      tdblanchard -
      FYI;
      I'm on a 3G 3.1 jailbroken (I'm a Mac guy).
      Just did the carrier update, restarted my phone, and voila!
      MMS is there. Cydia's there. What a good Friday
    1. Imagine09's Avatar
      Imagine09 -
      The videos that u send/receive are horrible quality has anyone else noticed that?
    1. pugs512's Avatar
      pugs512 -
      Quote Originally Posted by seanobx View Post
      read all posts before chastising. JB 3.1 what, 3g or 3gs? and if 3g how did u do it? sure as hell not on a win machine. only mac available

      point taken, sorry ruff day at work today. i sometimes forget how great it is to have a mac and that not everyone has one. so i would like to say im sorry.