Phone Scoop

printed November 29, 2015
See this page online at:

Home  ›  News  ›

Sprint Discontinues Picture Mail

Article Comments  3  

May 5, 2014, 5:49 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated May 5, 2014, 7:59 PM

Sprint no longer offers Picture Mail to its feature phone subscribers. Picture Mail was a proprietary service that Sprint offered to its feature phone customers beginning in 2002 because, at the time it didn't offer proper MMS service. Sprint launched MMS service officially in 2006, but also offered Picture Mail as an alternative to select handsets that didn't support the OMA MMS standard. According to Sprint, MMS is still available to its feature phones, but, effective April 30, Picture Mail is no longer available.

from Sprint



This forum is closed.

This forum is closed.


May 5, 2014, 5:57 PM

Good riddance

I was getting Picture Mail texts from Sprint subscribers as recently as 2012. Most often they were Blackberry users or on a crappy Android, and to view their messages I had to open up a webpage, which 90% of the time had a broken link to the photo. Awful "service" it was and I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did.
For the love of me I can;t understand why this service lasted this long. If they've had proper MMS service since 2006, this should've been scrapped long ago. Just like they shut down shortmail, when they got proper sms. Shortmail was also another lous...

May 6, 2014, 8:03 PM


How am I suppose to share pictures with my hotties now?!
Page  1  of 1

Subscribe to Phone Scoop News with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Twitter Phone Scoop on Facebook Subscribe to Phone Scoop on YouTube Follow on Instagram


All content Copyright 2001-2015 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.