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AT&T activates iPhone MMS

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 26 Sep 2009 13:17 User comments (5)

AT&T activates iPhone MMS Users of Apple's iPhone 3G and 3GS are finally able to use the MMS functionality added to the handset with the iPhone 3.0 software update on AT&T's network. The capability came at 1pm Eastern Time, meeting the time announced earlier this week by AT&T. Activation of MMS requires that the iPhone OS 3.1 along with a carrier settings update be installed on the device. MMS is not available for the first generation iPhone.
The updates allow iPhone users to send pictures and videos using the phone's messaging applications. MMS is available with the standard text messaging plan from AT&T; 200 messages per month for $5, 1,500 messages per month for $15 or $20 for unlimited messages.

On Friday, AT&T also updated the pricing for refurbished iPhone 3G models, setting the price at $49 for an 8GB model, and $99 for a 16GB model.

Apple has added a support page for MMS activation.

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5 user comments

126.9.2009 21:06

Ummm, thanks? Thanks for giving me more options that I MUST pay 30 dollars every month to have a DATA phone? Yeah thanks for letting me send pictures now on my DATA phone, Apple. I think it's a ploy to attack Jailbreak users. I don't have it but, it's what I first thought about when I read "must have 3.1". Maybe I'm alone here...

227.9.2009 1:19

MMS is not available for the first generation iPhone.

Had it since July, when 3.0 came out.

@strykertc

I don't have it but, it's what I first thought about when I read "must have 3.1".

It shouldn't be to much of a problem, with the 3.1, just wait a little longer for the jailbrake to come out.

327.9.2009 5:15

I can't wait! I'm still noob with the iPhone hacks and updated before I researched. What's amazing is that service wasn't offered until now with these phones. There are way less capable phones that can at least send pics. Is Apple behind the power curve with these phones still? Seems like they have a lot of untapped potential.

429.9.2009 5:45
BrandenJ
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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 Sep 2009 @ 8:48

51.10.2009 23:00

Quote:
Seems like they have a lot of untapped potential.
Indeed, the problem is the carrier, what about Internet Tethering? probably we won't enjoy that here in the USA unless we pay an unreasonable amount of money.

It would be great to have more carriers for the Iphone rather than a monopoly.

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