AT&T Turning On MMS Early For Some iPhone Users
AT&T has delayed rolling out its MMS service to iPhone users due to concerns that their network wouldn’t be able to handle the added traffic. The wait was been long and a set date of September 25th was given by AT&T itself but there are some reports that users have MMS enabled early.
MMS (Multi Media Messaging) has been one of the few basic features lacking from the iPhone since day one and it took until Firmware 3.0 for it to even be acknowledged. Apple’s stance was that email would be an adequate substitute considering the iPhone had a robust mail client. This didn’t go over too well with some users and now, the upgrade to MMS is beginning. Two sources, Howard’s Forums and The Consumerist report that users ranging across most parts of the US already have MMS enabled. To meet the requirements, you need a carrier profile of 5.0 or 5.1 (you can view your profile under “Settings > General > About > Carrier”), however mine is the former and I have yet to receive MMS functionality.
If you can’t wait for MMS to officially come to your iPhone, Aaron Krill who originally found the hack to enable MMS on iPhones running MMS has compiled another tutorial to help users avoid the wait.
This morning I had partial MMS (I could select a photo and send it as an SMS but could not do the same from within the SMS app). Now I have full MMS - I can take a photo or send an existing photo in the SMS app. I didn’t even reboot my phone.
I followed the tutorial but it does not work. I have 5.1 running now and I have the option to send but it fails. I would guess ATT is not setup in my area.