MMS (finally) comes to AppleT&T
US braces for more iPhone congestion
AT&T has made good on its promise to bring the multimedia messaging service to the iPhone.
The feature, which has been available since June for iPhone users on other networks, went live on Friday in the US, where AT&T is the sole authorized carrier for the device. That means US-based iPhone users will finally be able to embed pictures, audio, and other goodies into the messages they send to other handsets.
Users of other types of phones have been able to use MMS for about five years.
Over the past month, AT&T has drawn considerable heat from iPhone users for a plague of dropped calls, slow download speeds, and spotty network performance. One can only wonder if the new ability to attach bandwidth-clogging files to messages will only compound the problem. At time of writing there were no such reports, though readers who know otherwise are invited to notify your reporter here.
To begin using MMS, you'll need to connect your phone to iTunes to receive an update. A dialog box should tell you the update is available, but if it doesn't, you can always click on the "check for update" button on the panel to the left. When you're done, you should have carrier version "AT&T 5.5" running on iPhone version 3.1.
Sorry, but first-generation iPhones don't qualify. ®
"When will the Apple Kool Aid Drinkers come out of their fog"
When will you stop trolling Apple articles and posting garbage?
Blame AT&T fot this one
I contracted with them back when they were called SBC. Useless and about as high-tech as a a Soviet record player. I think that they were using tomato cans and string in some backwards, third-worldish places like Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oakland.
Most Americans assume their healthcare system is "the best in the world' whereas the rest of the world knows that it ranks in the low 30s on most indicators.
US telephony and mobile telephony in particular are similar, Americans think they are pretty cutting edge but for the rest of us they are barely above third-world standards.