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AT&T: iPhone to Get MMS September 25

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Sep 3, 2009, 1:21 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Sep 3, 2009, 1:40 PM

Today AT&T announced that it will offer iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS users the ability to send and receive MMS messages starting on September25. iPhone users will be able to access the service via an iPhone software update that will be made available on that day. The software update will be distributed through iTunes. AT&T said the service has taken months to prepare because it wanted to offer the "best possible experience." It has taken steps to strengthen its MMS delivery systems to handle what it believes will be a "record volume of MMS traffic."

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Sep 5, 2009, 4:55 PM

What happened to not having to upgrade hardware to get OS updates?

I've read many complaints that Windows Mobile users had to upgrade/change their hardware in order update the OS while Apple supported all versions of their hardware. Is this the first case where they haven't?

It's upsetting that I'll have to pay an extra $10 per month AND shell out $100-200 to get MMS when new hardware doesn't seem to be necessary.

Darn thing still won't fully multi-task either.
As far as the MMS thing, I went over that in a previous post, as far as cost per month, it is the same cost as a Blackberry, WM or any PDA phone. And essentially the same cost as if you were using VZW for a PDA/BB phone. So if you bitch about the co...

Sep 4, 2009, 1:25 AM

I blame Apple for this

Apple is the one who made what they call the best most advanced phone ever, without MMS to begin with, what a joke. Now three versions later they finally are smart enough to put MMS one there phones and since there are millions of these out there,now AT&T has to do a song and dance to make sure there network doesnt crash, when 10 million people decide to test there new (but really old) feature out, all at the same time. Hell I just hope I can still make a phone call on that day.
Your entire paragraph was typed by a six-year old wasn't it? 10 million people? There is only 300 to 400 thousand active iPhones on the AT&T network.

So you were only off by:

So get yourself some help.
Congratulations on Blaming Apple... let's move on...

Sep 6, 2009, 10:30 PM

About time...

...and laughably late.
Eric M. Zeman

Sep 3, 2009, 1:27 PM

Full Statement from AT&T

The date is September 25th, which does indeed fall a few days past the official end of summer. It was important to give our customers a positive experience from day one. We support more iPhone customers than any other carrier in the world so we took the time necessary to make sure our network is ready to handle what we expect will be a record volume of MMS traffic. We truly appreciate our customers’ patience and hope they’ll understand our desire to get it right from the start.

The service will be enabled with a software update on the launch date. Customers can obtain the update from iTunes, just like all other iPhone updates.

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An Update on iPhone MMS for our Mobility Customers

We know many of our iPhone cu...
Finally, now all the cry babies can shut the hell up!! Less headaches for the forums.

Sep 3, 2009, 1:28 PM

You May Now Start Complaining...

...that they technically missed their "by the end of summer" promise.
That they push back this date, or experience severe tech glitches the day it goes live.
By 4 days and 27 months.
Technically...there will still be a "summer" somewhere in the world.

IIRC; ATT's press release didn't state whose summer...

;) Razz
ATnT Nokia

Sep 3, 2009, 4:22 PM

Once they move all data to 850 MHZ things will be better.

Right now everything is on the 1900 MHZ, which is why us non-iPhone users are also being affected by call quality issues. AT&T should have had all data on one spectrum and all voice on another so that if something goes wrong people can still be connected with voice.
I'm pretty sure it's better that all spectrum be in use, for both voice and data. Why would you want all data on just one band? Whenever something "goes wrong", like an outage, it's usually something in the core network - not the radio side - and ther...
I believe their network divides data and voice giving priority to voice.

The 850 is going to put less strain on a particular frequency and should improve signal strength, however.
I think a lot of people are under the false impression that just because AT&T is moving some markets over to the 850 MHz band, that they are going to be doing it everywhere. AT&T cannot possibly do this because in many markets, AT&T does not own any c...
ATnT Nokia

Sep 3, 2009, 4:31 PM

I just saw the funniest post on another phone site about this:

"Joe McG Says:
September 3rd, 2009 at 2:49 pm

This just in: God has decided to delay the Autumnal Equinox so that AT&T can upgrade their network…"

Laughing Laughing Laughing
Or how about that story a few months back, where jailbroken Iphone's were causing texts to go to the wrong person..

Brings a whole new meaning to sexting.
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