Viewing picture messages on web takes forever

crane98

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I hope this is fixed with an update soon. I'm getting tired of getting online every time someone sends me a pic. Also, sometimes you have to wait up to 10 minutes after receiving the image before it lets you view it online. My old phone could send pictures in a split second, this thing takes forever and is really a hassle.

Also, there's no way to save the picture from the website, another flaw.
 

alb0zf1n3st

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yes i wish there was a feature to save pocs off the web also....

Now with the whole messages thing do you mean email? It depends on how you are connected wifi or edge.. And how good your service is. I mean like my emails usually are quick wifi and edge
 

Surgeon2B

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This issue had been discussed before! Solution = have people text their pictures to your email if you want to receive a picture on your iPhone. If you want to send a picture, again you use your email and email the picture to their phone with their phone email address:

XXXXXXXXXX@mms.att.com (X = the 10 digit cell phone number)
 

ColsTiger

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This issue had been discussed before! Solution = have people text their pictures to your email if you want to receive a picture on your iPhone. If you want to send a picture, again you use your email and email the picture to their phone with their phone email address:

XXXXXXXXXX@mms.att.com (X = the 10 digit cell phone number)
The problem is that many people don't have phones that support email attachments.
 

jgh2k

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I love this phone, BUT it really does piss me off that my friggin' iPhone does not have easy picture messaging when even the most ghetto phones out there support it... it makes my blood boil when I get that "I sent you a multimedia message you can view blah blah blah" and then you have to go through all the BS to even see it...
 

Surgeon2B

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The problem is that many people don't have phones that support email attachments.
OK, let me clarify...

if you want to send/text a picture from your iPhone, then take a picture with you iPhone and then click on "email photo" option from the iPhone camera (at this time the iPhone will open your email application [Gmail, Hotmail, etc.]).

THE MAIN STEP is make sure you use the text message email address (XXXXXXXXXX@mms.att.com), this picture will then become a MMS to whomever's cellphone as a MMS. Do not email it to their regular email.

The recepient will and should receive the text as a MMS and not an email. I've doing this since I've got my iPhone between my family and friends, so I know it works! Everytime they receive my "picture", it's a MMS on their cellphone!
 

ColsTiger

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OK, let me clarify...

if you want to send/text a picture from your iPhone, then take a picture with you iPhone and then click on "email photo" option from the iPhone camera (at this time the iPhone will open your email application [Gmail, Hotmail, etc.]).

THE MAIN STEP is make sure you use the text message email address (XXXXXXXXXX@mms.att.com), this picture will then become a MMS to whomever's cellphone as a MMS. Do not email it to their regular email.

The recepient will and should receive the text as a MMS and not an email. I've doing this since I've got my iPhone between my family and friends, so I know it works! Everytime they receive my "picture", it's a MMS on their cellphone!
Only if they're on AT&T right?
 

jgh2k

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yes we all know that sending MMS is easy that way, but getting it totally sucks... there has to be some reason why Apple/Att didn't include it on the phone.
 

Surgeon2B

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I love this phone, BUT it really does piss me off that my friggin' iPhone does not have easy picture messaging when even the most ghetto phones out there support it... it makes my blood boil when I get that "I sent you a multimedia message you can view blah blah blah" and then you have to go through all the BS to even see it...
To receive a MMS is a bit more pain, but all-in-all it's not so bad. Instead receiving a picture as a MMS, you'll receive it as an attachment in a regular email message. To see a picture sent from your family and friend to your iPhone, they must text it or email it to one of your email address/account (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL, etc). After they do so, then you can check the picture with your email account on your iPhone.

The goods:
  1. if you like the picture that was sent to you, you now can save it onto your computer once you get home since it the picture is already on your email account
  2. You're actually still able to see a picture sent to you on your iPhone
The bads: to send a picture this way, you:
  1. Can't download/save the picture onto the iPhone
  2. Can't delete that picture email off your email account or remove it from INBOX on your home computer because if you did, you'll no longer be able to view the same picture on your iPhone
  3. Don't know when your family or friends texted you a MMS unless they text you a separate text to notify you that they've texted a picture to your email account
  4. Have to check your email and deal with EDGE if you don't have WIFI access
Definitely AVOID the "viewmymessage.com" crap! The username and password crap is annoying and you can't actually log on until 10-15 minutes later until the auto-generated password & username works! Definitely have your family and friends text their pictures to your email account, in this way, you'll be able to view their pictures! If you like the pictures, then go ahead and download and save onto your home laptop and/or desktop.

Remember, once you've deleted that picture email or remove/filed that email into another folder, then you'll no longer be able to view that picture on your iPhone.

Again, I've gotten many "MMS" to my iPhone this way, it's multi-steps, it sucks that it's not the old simple convenient way that we're used to, but hey, we've got an iPhone and we're $600 more in debt! Sweet!

Look at the glass as half full and not half empty.
 

Surgeon2B

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Only if they're on AT&T right?
No, to send pictures as a MMS from our iPhone, text to their mobile email address. All carrier have their own mobile emal addresses for each client.

ATT is: mms.att.com
Cingular used to be: mms.cingular.com

I know Verizon and T-Mobile has their own, ask around, people will tell ya. I don't know their mobile email address formats.

Just make sure you email the picture from your iPhone to their mobile address, then it will be a MMS to your recipients.
 

mark721

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No, to send pictures as a MMS from our iPhone, text to their mobile email address. All carrier have their own mobile emal addresses for each client.

I found these:


US Based Carriers:
Alltel = xxxxxxxxxx@message.alltel.com
AT&T = xxxxxxxxxx@mms.att.net
Boost Mobile = xxxxxxxxxx@myboostmobile.com
Cingular (AT&T) = xxxxxxxxxx@mms.mycingular.com
Einstein PCS = xxxxxxxxxx@einsteinmms.com
Sprint = xxxxxxxxxx@messaging.sprintpcs.com
T-Mobile = xxxxxxxxxx@tmomail.net
US Cellular = xxxxxxxxxx@mms.uscc.net
Verizon Wireless = xxxxxxxxxx@vzwpix.com
Virgin Mobile = xxxxxxxxxx@vmobl.com
:laugh2:
 

PhatKid

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Wow, I completely forgot about texting to an email address. How old school. But if it works...
 

iPhobos

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I just tried to send an email with a picture attached to my phone but i did not work. Could someone explain that? I sent it to mynumber@mms.att.com ?
 

Velodog2

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Well this is a cool workaround, considering how uncool the need for a workaround is. Assuming it works as advertised of course.

On the downside, I do not know the carrier used by all of my friends. On the upside, iPhone allows you to save multiple email address in your contacts list AND lets you assign a custom label so you can have your MMS address for each contact properly labeled as such...
 

clari0n

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The only upside I can see to this is that the carrier can't gouge you on MMS charges, since they will be sent and received as any other data, and since all iPhones plans include unlimited data plans.

However, that aside, it is quite a pain to have to input additional email addresses for everyone, to have to know all their carriers, but more importantly, to have to tell everyone you know who might ever want to send you a picture message that your almighty iPhone does not support MMS, and they will have to add your email to their contact information for you on their phone (assuming the phone lets them, otherwise they'll have to type it manually every time).

What would be interesting is if there was a way to set up your personal xxxxxxxxxx@mms.att.com address as an email account under mail so that you could still receive MMS messages sent as MMS messages. Then at least that would eliminate the need to tell everyone to email you. I just tried this, but basically took a guess at the POP server, and apparently mms.att.com is not a valid pop server. Perhaps it's IMAP, perhaps it's a different server entirely, perhaps it's not supported. Either way, if anyone figures out if it's possible, that would be awesome.
 
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I hope this is fixed with an update soon. I'm getting tired of getting online every time someone sends me a pic. Also, sometimes you have to wait up to 10 minutes after receiving the image before it lets you view it online. My old phone could send pictures in a split second, this thing takes forever and is really a hassle.

Also, there's no way to save the picture from the website, another flaw.