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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. Dutch's Avatar
      Dutch -
      So Much Love ....thank you much!!!!!!!!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tower72 View Post
      xtra charge for this OR can we use it with the unlimited data package
      There will be an extra charge for tethering when AT&T releases it officially. I have been tethering since the beginning of April without any problems
    1. Tower72's Avatar
      Tower72 -
      Wait SB...your thingie says you are running a 3Gs on 3.1...are you jailbroken also??
    1. kvnhe's Avatar
      kvnhe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tower72 View Post
      Wait SB...your thingie says you are running a 3Gs on 3.1...are you jailbroken also??
      But the screenie he just posted says 3.0
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      One of my phones is on 3.1 and one is on 3.0. I am trying to figure out how to patch the apn signature verification in 3.1.
    1. SlimQuinn's Avatar
      SlimQuinn -
      My MMS just hangs when I try to send something. Any ideas?

      Carrier says ATT 6.0
    1. TheOnlyest's Avatar
      TheOnlyest -
      I Successfully updated my JB 3.0 3GS to carrier update 5.5, incoming and outgoing MMS work... but its 4:00pm in Las Vegas and STILL no text from AT&T!!

      Gonna try this 6.0 now... thanks Stealth!
    1. Tower72's Avatar
      Tower72 -
      so how long until ATT catches on to me tethering if I dont go overboard on data usage :P
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tower72 View Post
      so how long until ATT catches on to me tethering if I dont go overboard on data usage :P
      I have used it several times a week since April and I have not gotten any notices from AT&T
    1. vthree's Avatar
      vthree -
      stealth, I successfully installed your ipcc.. but my mms still hangs.. and i even already received the official text from at&t....

      3.0.1 Jail broken 3GS any ideas?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      reset network settings and reboot
    1. vthree's Avatar
      vthree -
      sigh no success still getting stuck at the last portion i would say it goes through about 98% hmmm i'm going to try the other ipcc posted earlier
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      If not you might have to call AT&T and ask them to send an OTA.
    1. vthree's Avatar
      vthree -
      calling right now. lol the other file does the same thing.. if i hold the phone a different angle i feel like i see progress. but it still doesn't go any further

      thanks for the promptness!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Just tell them you did all the needed updating and its still not going thru
    1. tmiphone's Avatar
      tmiphone -
      I upgraded the carrier to 5.5 and got mms working, but now none of my apps work.
      When I click on them the pop up for a second and then go away.
      Any ideas? iPhone 3gs jailbroke 3.0.1. I tried to restore to 3.0.1 but iTunes kicked it out.
      Thanks
    1. kelvingeorge's Avatar
      kelvingeorge -
      I just got my mms working. I used stealth's 6.0 and it hanged. I called AT&T and the problem was on there end. They had me on a 2g plan. Don't know how that happened. Thanks stealth. Will click that thank you when I get to my pc.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Glad you got it working!
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      Quote Originally Posted by kelvingeorge View Post
      I just got my mms working. I used stealth's 6.0 and it hanged. I called AT&T and the problem was on there end. They had me on a 2g plan. Don't know how that happened. Thanks stealth. Will click that thank you when I get to my pc.
      I have the original 2G data plan with an iPhone 3G I brought off the streets a while back. When you call AT&T to get MMS resolved, did they flip the switch on MMS or changed your data plan to 3G? My contract is over for I was one of the early adopters back in '07 and I'm not trying to sign another 2 year. Hopefully there's a way around this without being raped. If anybody found a solution, please inform me. Thanks.
    1. Tower72's Avatar
      Tower72 -
      Heyyyyyyy Stealthhhhhh

      Say fast question for ya..I installed your 6.0,and it works wonderfully,,thank you for that...but is there anyway to monitor my tethering usage with a counter of some sort? I turned on tethering to test it out,and looked in my usage but nothing is there,unless its considered standard cellular data usage