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iPhone Users To Finally Get MMS On September 25

MMS Update

By Chris Scott Barr

I love my iPhone, and some days it feels like it can really do just about anything. That is, until I get a cool little text message from AT&T telling me that someone has sent me a picture message. I then have to open up Safari, copy and paste a code and password (it was barely even possible to do without a desktop in the days before the 3.0 firmware). All of this so I can see a picture of someone laughing, along with a message saying “lets see your fancy iPhone open this!” True story, someone with a crappy little free camera phone sent it to me. They just love the fact that their phone can do something my fancy-pants iPhone can’t. Well all of that is about to change.

Finally, AT&T has announced that the iPhone 3G and 3GS will be getting MMS on September 25th. A bit late from their projected “late summer” release of the feature I think, but I’ll still gladly take it just the same. So, who wants to take bets that AT&T has massive network outages on the 25th?

[ AT&T ] VIA [ MobileCrunch ]







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  • acetheI

    Nice. Now you can record yourself speaking instead of having to type anything. BTW, are MMS pricing included in the contract?

  • rlanman

    MMS will be included in your “messaging” plan.

    With regards to the 25th:

    I keep having this dream (nightmare?) where I go to send a pic to a friend…
    My iPhone shuts off, dead. I'm like “WTF, mate?” So I go online to see if there's anything I can do about it. The newsblogger's headlines scream “AT&T no longer dealing with iPhone customers.” The stories go on to say things like “spokesman yells 'Eff it!' and storms out,” “customers everywhere stranded with out service,” “Apple scrambling to negotiate new deal,” …and so on.

    Then, something miraculous happens. My phone turns on. The Apple logo shines. Then something new. A thin, red checkmark bounces across the screen with the sub-text:

    “We can hear you now.”

  • rlanman

    MMS will be included in your “messaging” plan.

    With regards to the 25th:

    I keep having this dream (nightmare?) where I go to send a pic to a friend…
    My iPhone shuts off, dead. I'm like “WTF, mate?” So I go online to see if there's anything I can do about it. The newsblogger's headlines scream “AT&T no longer dealing with iPhone customers.” The stories go on to say things like “spokesman yells 'Eff it!' and storms out,” “customers everywhere stranded with out service,” “Apple scrambling to negotiate new deal,” …and so on.

    Then, something miraculous happens. My phone turns on. The Apple logo shines. Then something new. A thin, red checkmark bounces across the screen with the sub-text:

    “We can hear you now.”