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Sprint Discontinuing Picture Mail Web Site April 30

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Mar 27, 2012, 7:29 AM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Mar 27, 2012, 9:20 AM

Sprint has indicated via its web site that it will cease offering its Picture Mail web site on April 30. Sprint recommends that customers log in and download their stored media before April 30, as all their content will become inaccessible after that time. Sprint did not offer a reason for discontinuing the service, though the number of alternative services for sharing/storing pictures online is substantive. Sprint's Picture Mail service can still be used to send pictures, but customers will no longer be able to store them and access them online.

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Mar 27, 2012, 8:49 AM

End of an era...

Remember my first camera phone was from Sprint. Back then... the whole service regarding pictures was called "Picture Mail." Sprint did not even have standard MMS. Anytime you received a picture, you received a text message with a link to a WAP site hosting your pic.

Later on... when Sprint phones had "Picturemail" clients installed on phones that would automatically download the picture to your phone. and notify you. The client would display the pic... no WAP site needed. It was trying to mimic the behavior of MMS... except they still kept the picture stored online. If you did not have a data connection where you were at a given moment, you could not view previously received pics in your Picturemail inbox.

I think with modern smartpho...
Thank you for the "This day in mobile tech history" memory lane!
Sprint Picture mail was truly great. I loved the group commenting, too- it was like an early Instagram. They really 'got it' back then.

What a shame they got derailed with the Nextel merger and started shifting all of their attention to "Sprint TV....
Well at least with Android you have Google+ to automatically back up your pictures and videos.

Mar 27, 2012, 9:11 AM

This news is incorrect!!!!!

The only thing ending on april 30 is not picture mail. Its the online server that you can send your picmails to to view online through website kinda like photobucket. Sprint has a website like photobucket where you can store your picture mails you take to the online website for others to view on the website. That is whats being disconnected not the actual picture mail service that will remain the same.
..which is exactly what the article stated
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