When I receive picture mail....

sidg

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How do I open it up on iPhone. I received a picture that was texted to me and I received a message to go to a certain url address to view the picture. There has got to be an easier way to view this picture.

Also when I take a photo with the iPhone, it only gives me the option to e-mail it to a friend. Is it possible to text this photo to a friend's cell phone?
 
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You have to open the URL to view the picture. And no, there's no multimedia messaging, so you can only email photos for now. I'm not sure if that's something that could be added with a software update but I sure hope so, that would be cool.
 

TrippalHealicks

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You have to open the URL to view the picture. And no, there's no multimedia messaging, so you can only email photos for now. I'm not sure if that's something that could be added with a software update but I sure hope so, that would be cool.
There is. Have them send it to your email address, when they go to pick the outgoing address for the file to be sent to.
 

sacsig

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You can email the picture taken on your iPhone to someone's cell phone if you have their 10 digit # and their carrier specific domain.

For AT&T the format would look like this
tendigitnumber@mms.att.net

you can do a search to get the rest of the carriers
 
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You can email the picture taken on your iPhone to someone's cell phone if you have their 10 digit # and their carrier specific domain.

For AT&T the format would look like this
tendigitnumber@mms.att.net

you can do a search to get the rest of the carriers

If they email the photo to my iPhone using this same method you describe can we then see the picture on the phone without going to the web?
 

sacsig

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I e-mailed myself a picture with the 10digit format and the picture showed up in my e-mail in the body(no need to go online). I haven't had anyone send me a picture using this format though. If I have a chance I will try and get back to you guys
 

cdinca

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if you do this, aren't you going to be charged their .50 overage charge for everything over 300KB?

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4) iPHONE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

There are no equipment or monthly service discounts available with the purchase of an iPhone. *All plans require a 2-year AT&T service agreement, an activation fee, and are subject to AT&T credit approval. AT&T also imposes monthly a Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge of up to $1.25 to help defray costs incurred in complying with State and Federal telecom regulations; State and Federal Universal Service Charges; and surcharges for customer-based and revenue-based state and local assessments on AT&T. These are not taxes or government-required charges.
1. International messages not included. Charges for international messages sent from the U.S. are 20¢ for Text Messages and 50¢ for Picture/Video Messages. 2. Additional charges for premium messages and content apply. Messages over 300 KBs billed and additional 50¢/message.
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You can email the picture taken on your iPhone to someone's cell phone if you have their 10 digit # and their carrier specific domain.

For AT&T the format would look like this
tendigitnumber@mms.att.net

you can do a search to get the rest of the carriers
 

sacsig

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I hope that since it is an e-mail you won't be charged...but I have no idea. Anyone with any help or clarification on this issue it would be greatly appreciated!
 

cdinca

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I hope that since it is an e-mail you won't be charged...but I have no idea. Anyone with any help or clarification on this issue it would be greatly appreciated!
I agree that if you send an email to someone elses phone, it is an email, but if you receive one, it would be sms/mms and therefore cost you .50 if the picture was over 300KB. I think this att policy is why Apple doesn't make it easy to send pictures from the phone's camera to people, because you would accidentally end up with a huge bill. just my thoughts.

edit: I take that back, because It prompts you to go to a website to see the picture, so no overages on receiving...I guess...
 
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You can email the picture taken on your iPhone to someone's cell phone if you have their 10 digit # and their carrier specific domain.

For AT&T the format would look like this
tendigitnumber@mms.att.net

you can do a search to get the rest of the carriers
Interesting. Your email format did not work for me when trying to send myself an email.

The ATT website states you should use this format:
yournumber@txt.att.net

That DID work for me. Took just a few seconds to receive from my work email which is behind all kinds of firewalls.
 
Jul 10, 2007
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But I do not receive the picture I attach. Hmmm.

I sent via my work email and Hotmail but the picture I attached was nowhere to be found when I opened the iPhone message. Although the message was there.
 

sacsig

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that is interesting......I just e-mailed myself again using the mms.att.net
format and it worked just fine. Weird.....
 

cdinca

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so, how does it show up?
under the sms button?
is the image in it?


that is interesting......I just e-mailed myself again using the mms.att.net
format and it worked just fine. Weird.....
 
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that is interesting......I just e-mailed myself again using the mms.att.net
format and it worked just fine. Weird.....
Since the other format is on the ATT website where did you get mms.att.net?

I may need to find out why I am not receiving email in that format.
 

sacsig

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I am a moron...... when I was sending pictures to myself using the ten digit format using mms.att.net I thought it was working but know I realize that I wasn't actually getting the message, because of the way my gmail works where my sent messages look like incoming messages. Sorry for the confusion.

On a better note the mms.att.net format does work for sure on non-iphones. I just e-mailed a pic from my picture roll to a buddy that has att and he got the picture on his Motorola Slvrl7.

So in essense we can send mms messages, now we need to figure out how to receive them.
 
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Interesting. Your email format did not work for me when trying to send myself an email.

The ATT website states you should use this format:
yournumber@txt.att.net

That DID work for me. Took just a few seconds to receive from my work email which is behind all kinds of firewalls.


I got the text, but no picture.
 

Dallas Phil

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After receiving four picture text messages from four different people yesterday that required me to track down a PC somewhere to view them has made this my number one complaint of the day. LOL Any cheap phone out there can send and receive picture text messages. I don't even know if this is an Apple or AT&T issue.
 

ahduke99

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i get that all the time and it's frustrating as hell to view them. .... my friends wont take the time to try to email it to my email address either. they just say "well it wasn't important."
 

johnnyshu

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don't understand

Everyone seems to have this workaround. When I send a pic message to an email it does not work. Alltel for example. They don't get the pic. And all i get is ome dumb url that you can't even click from that screen to view. This phone sucks.