1. Casper TFG's Avatar
    I read the Wikipedia entry on it but still don't really 'get' what use MMS is.

    Is it a nicer looking way to send a message with photos? Or is it deeper than that?

    How will you be using it?

    Does it have a commercial angle?

    Will we get MMS spam?

    What if you send an MMS to someone that doesn't have an MMS phone?

    Just need someone to switch the light on... I am kinda in the dark about it..

    Thanks in advance..
    03-23-2009 10:27 AM
  2. sting7k's Avatar
    SMS = Short message service, for sending text only
    MMS = Multi-media message service, for sending pictures, videos, audio recordings

    Pretty much every phone has been able to send picture messages since they first started slapping cameras onto cell phones. It's just texting only for pictures, videos, and audio instead of just a text message.

    Both are just an email service that is run by the cell carriers and are specifically for being sent from phone to phone. The carriers charge a lot for these services.

    I personally will not send any MMS messages if it costs a single penny more than what I am paying now. Emailing is much more reliable and doesn't cost me anything extra.
    03-23-2009 10:40 AM
  3. Jeremy's Avatar
    MMS is Multimedia Messaging Service. It allows you to send pictures, contacts, audio files, and locations to other phones that support it through the iPhones "Text" application or in 3.0 it is called "Messaging". MMS is the standard for sending pictures from mobile to mobile. That's really all there is to it.
    03-23-2009 10:42 AM
  4. Casper TFG's Avatar
    Thanks for the overviews..
    03-23-2009 11:19 AM
  5. Jeffdc5#IM's Avatar
    i will use it if it's free.
    03-23-2009 01:36 PM
  6. mth785's Avatar
    I won't be using it, it makes no sense to me.
    03-23-2009 06:24 PM
  7. Jeremy's Avatar
    i will use it if it's free.
    I'm sure it will be bundled into unlimited messaging for $20. Just like the BlackBerry unlimited messaging.
    03-23-2009 06:42 PM
  8. Ekelon's Avatar
    Well AT&T already includes MMS in their family plans... so I technically should have it on my iPhone lol what lame false advertising. Anyways, I will use MMS to send naked pictures of myself to everyone.......




    JUST KIDDING.
    but haha the i've only received photos with MMS twice in the past year. once was just a kodak embarrasing moment of somebody else i had to save, and the other was of my friend getting her hair extensions and she wanted to show me haha. but with the iphone... i could've just gotten on facebook and seen the same thing... so I guess MMS is kinda pointless i.m.o. it's so easy to just upload a mobile photo to a blog page nowadays.
    03-23-2009 07:07 PM
  9. Nellybelly333's Avatar
    I think its great for people who have friend with regular flip phones. None of my friends/family have email on their phones so when someone wants to send a picture from their cellphone that is what they do. And I get to try to open up those stupid web pages and enter in passwords...

    So personally I am excited for MMS
    03-23-2009 07:13 PM
  10. Ekelon's Avatar
    I think its great for people who have friend with regular flip phones. None of my friends/family have email on their phones so when someone wants to send a picture from their cellphone that is what they do. And I get to try to open up those stupid web pages and enter in passwords...

    So personally I am excited for MMS
    Yea based on all the videos I think the easiness and quality of the pictures will egg me on to use the feature more when it does come out.
    03-23-2009 07:15 PM
  11. Reaktor5's Avatar
    Depends how the billing works.
    I'm thinking it will go both against your SMS and data plans.

    I hope AT&T doesn't makes you sign up for some other special plan with MMS.
    03-23-2009 07:47 PM
  12. Duvi's Avatar
    MMS is good for those who don't have email capabilities. MMS actually gets downsized in quality due to a 500kb limit (it could be less). MMS is included in the messaging plans now and will not change unless all messaging plans change. It's always better to send it by email so the recipient can get full quality from the image. Also I've noticed MMS gets lost a lot when sending/receiving from Verizon (from any other carrier), but Verizon to Verizon seem to work flawlessly
    Last edited by Duvi; 03-31-2009 at 09:58 PM.
    03-23-2009 11:25 PM
  13. inkedgeek's Avatar
    I'm happy apple finally decided to make an MMS app it was a pain in the arse to type a user name and password every time i got a picture or send a picture to an email or figure out the phones MMS email (NUMBER@COMPANY.NET/COM) I get pictures all time and would definitely be using it a lot, plus its part of unlimited messages which is included in my plan
    03-24-2009 09:07 AM
  14. alicia47's Avatar
    I'll use it to send photos to my friends. I love MMS
    03-26-2009 05:37 AM
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