at&t enables my MMS? …and then turns it off

by Justin Horn on Jul 15th, 2009 @ 7:48 pm

UPDATE It has now stopped functioning after a few MMS, trying a reboot now to see if I can get it to work again

UPDATE 2 Tried to get some info out of at&t support, but all they said is what I already assumed:

Robin: You are correct that MMS is not available for the iPhone yet.
Robin: However, we are in the testing phase of MMS. I can not say for a fact that this is why you had access to MMS for a short time but it could explain it.

NOTE: This is standard 3.1 beta 2 install on an iPhone 3GS, no hacks

My SMS stopped working, so I decided to reboot my phone. After rebooting SMS were working as normal, but decided to give MMS at try and it worked!

  • I got a confirmation from one person with an iPhone 3GS on 3.0 that they received the MMS from a weird 850 area code number
  • I was able to send to my email address via MMS
  • I was not able to receive a forward back from the iPhone 3GS 3.0 iPhone that received my MMS
  • I did not test getting an incoming MMS as my girlfriend’s iPhone on the other end that received the MMS got it the old fashion iPhone way via view my messages. This is why I got the view my messages on the reply / forward back
  • The other iPhone 3GS on my plan still can not send MMS after a reboot. Maybe they are doing it by number and not account?
  • Trying to go to the link pictured below gives me the following error: “Failure encountered during view message.”




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