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AT&T enables MMS on iPhone

updated 02:10 pm EDT, Fri September 25, 2009

Service enabled through carrier settings update

AT&T on Friday enabled MMS functionality for iPhone customers, after a long wait and a range of criticism. Users can enable the messaging service after downloading a carrier settings update via iTunes and then rebooting the iPhone. The update is expected to be gradually deployed through the day, helping to prevent network strain as users flood the servers with the first messages.

Despite claims of outages during the pilot program, the company allegedly made last-minute adjustments to the MMSC servers. Initial reports suggest the first phase of deployment has not yet encountered any widespread problems, although the project coordinators are said to be expecting approximately 40 percent higher traffic through the day.

AT&T will be sending out text messages to notify users when the service becomes available. The carrier previously issued a warning that the "View My Message" option will be disabled during the transition, but basic text message functions should still work.



[image courtesy of chrisjohnston]




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  1. Wbarfield

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Not Sending

    Is anyone else not being able to send text messages? i send it and it gets to the last little bit and it will not send.

  1. c4rlob

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Mine are sending

    Sorry Wbarfield - I just sent a regular SMS fine.

  1. rustbat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    does everyone have it now?

    I was using the previous hack for mms.... do i have to go back to 4.0 before i can get the actual file? Just tried sending a mms and it didn't send.

  1. dimplemonkey

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    I'm sending in ATL

    Works as advertised. It does appear to stop just short when it sends but it goes through. Traffic?

  1. jhawk95

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    It Works!

    It is working really well in Kansas City!

  1. rustbat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Well I'm in Oregon...

    Maybe its coming from east to west?

  1. rustbat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Has anyone....

    gotten the message they are talking about saying that you can do mms now?

  1. DanielSw

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    No camera icon (yet)

    I updated my carrier settings via iTunes on my 1st gen phone, sent an SMS, but saw no camera icon like the one in the article's screen shot.

    I haven't gotten any text messages from AT&T, so maybe I have to wait for that.

  1. sicembears

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Works in San Diego

    It works in San Diego for me but I bet as soon as I go to a football game in Texas you won't be able to make, recieve text or phone calls while 1 hour before, during or after the football game because AT&T still sucks.

  1. ccrider

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    No 1st gen

    Yes you have to restart to enable (after update) but you're out of luck on 1st gen iPhone - No MMS for that - only 3g or 3gs

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