1. E-Bot's Avatar
    Wasn't sure if anyone else noticed this or posted. But i recieved a cell video today from another friends cell and it sent me to AT&T Wireless and gave me a login and pw to go to a file and i was able to watch the video. Granted i wasn't able to do it from my phone had to use comp since the video format wasnt correct.
    10-15-2008 08:13 PM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    Yeah, that's the way the iPhone handles MMS since it does not exist on the device.
    10-16-2008 12:07 AM
  3. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Rogers does similar. One of the worst user experiences eva. With no cut and paste, how do you even login?!

    Just stick a link in there and let MobileSafari open it, dagnabit!
    10-16-2008 12:51 AM
  4. Jeremy's Avatar
    At least they could figure out something similar to what Sprint has set up here in the US. Sends a link that you click on and bam... there is your picture. No password or login needed.
    10-16-2008 12:54 AM
  5. avt123's Avatar
    Yea I hate the way MMS is handled with AT&T.
    10-16-2008 11:33 AM
  6. jamesus's Avatar
    At least they could figure out something similar to what Sprint has set up here in the US. Sends a link that you click on and bam... there is your picture. No password or login needed.
    Totally agree. Anyone tried SwirlyMMS app (jailbroken app)?
    10-16-2008 04:06 PM
  7. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    I'm not a huge fan of MMS in general. I tend to dislike device-specific protocols and prefer ones that work across platforms and devices, so I'm fine with no MMS. Email integration could, and should, be better however, and should transparently handle that for the end user.

    The user should only ever have to taste the sausage, not see how it's made. Slap a great, iPhone front end on a communications App, and automatically parse email, MMS, SMS, IM, and all other protocols behind the scenes.

    That way, whether I'm on an iPhone, a laptop, a desktop, a feature phone, an eBook reader, or a watch, I get as much message as my bandwidth and chipset can handle, regardless of the tech driving it.

    Get on it, Apple!
    10-16-2008 07:21 PM
  8. jamesus's Avatar
    Totally agree. I would prefer to receive all pictures as email attachments, however one problem is those whose phones only have the ability to send MMS...we the chosen ones have to deal with the short comings of the carrier specific rules and regulations. Oh well, I guess life could be worse. I could live in a non 3G area!
    10-16-2008 09:42 PM
  9. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    @jamesus:

    It should just automagically happen on the carrier end. They know your cell number, they know you have an iPhone, they should just grab the MMS, attach it to an email address you pre-specify with them, and send it to you (or at least put a direct-to-media link in an SMS for one-click access).
    10-16-2008 09:45 PM
  10. jamesus's Avatar
    That would be ideal. Had this same sort of problem (albeit is different at the same time) using a WinMo phone. At least on Sprint I would receive a URL to a website to view the picture, although some times the link wouldn't display correctly.
    10-16-2008 10:04 PM
  11. ILBandit's Avatar
    I have had people send me MMS before, and I have never received anything. I haven't even ever gotten a link to follow. It is like it just doesn't even accept the message, unless it is text only.
    Is there a setting or something that could be blocking out anything but regular text messages?

    I just had one of my buddies send me a pic on a text message the other day, I didn't recieve anything at all, but when he sends me a regular "text only" message, it works fine.
    10-19-2008 01:10 PM
  12. Jeremy's Avatar
    I have had people send me MMS before, and I have never received anything. I haven't even ever gotten a link to follow. It is like it just doesn't even accept the message, unless it is text only.
    Is there a setting or something that could be blocking out anything but regular text messages?

    I just had one of my buddies send me a pic on a text message the other day, I didn't recieve anything at all, but when he sends me a regular "text only" message, it works fine.
    Have him email you pictures from now on... best way to do it.
    10-19-2008 03:47 PM
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