iPhone MMS is here ... I think

AT&T released today the long awaiting carrier settings that enables MMS on the iPhone.  This is great, and woefully late given that every other phone has supported MMS for a long time, so I thought I'd give it a try.

Getting MMS enabled involved checking for updates in iTunes and then syncing my phone.  Once done, you have to reboot.  Upon rebooting running the MMS app provides for attaching a picture or when using the Photo app you can now compose an MMS from there.  Great!  So how well does it work?

Alas, I tried sending an MMS to my boss and he received nothing.  I sent again, and still nothing.  So I sent an SMS and that got through fine.  So something isn't working with MMS.  Now, he has not applied the update on his iPhone yet so perhaps that is the issue.  But in the past when an iPhone was sent an MMS at least an SMS was delivered with a convoluted link to a web-site where you could enter a password and view the media, so I'd think it would have still done that, but no.

What are others experiencing?

I'll be able to update another iPhone and try between updated phones shortly and will report back then.

Update: Original try was to a 3G running 3.0.1.  Subsequently tried to one running 3.1 but without the carrier settings and it too failed.  Updated that one with the carrier settings and now it works.  So it appears the MMS hack of the past does not work now if the MMS is sent from another iPhone. 

Comments:

i updated too (9/25/09) and it didnt work for most of the day yesterday. i tried friends (around 4pm) with and without the update and none worked. i went to the att store by park meadows (around 6pm) and had a sales guy send me one. i got his so i sent him one. my phone showed the red ! that it didnt send it yet he received it.

i later got one from a att, non iphone friend, he received mine also. it seems to be working better later in the day.

as with any new tech toy, its clunky at first, i understand.

not the best roll out att. they are very over utilized.

Posted by jeff on September 25, 2009 at 10:44 PM PDT #

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