AT&T having outage problems with iPhone MMS

This article contains unofficial information.
AT&T having outage problems with iPhone MMS
When we reported yetserday on AT&T turning on the MMS switch for the iPhone, we ended our story by saying that we would see how AT&T's network would hold up under the years of pent up MMS demand. Less than 24 hours after pulling the switch, we know that the answer is, "Not very well." Reports are coming in about outages preventing MMS messages from getting through. BGR says that they have called the wireless operator and were told that there is a latency issue in all states regarding MMS. AT&T could not estmate when the service will be turned back on, but you iPhone 3G and 3GS owners have waited for so long, what's another few hours...or days? If you are having problems, or if you're able to send/receive MMS on your iPhone 3G/3GS, let us know either way.

Apple iPhone 3GS Specifications | Review

source: BGR



29. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

yup, no problems here in San Diego :) MMS is working just fine and has been since launch!

27. VZWsucks

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

its funny you look at any VZW posts and there are 2-3 comments... You come on a AT&T post and all the fanboys start opening up their mouth?

32. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

haha i know right.

25. theman414

Posts: 132; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

Not one problem so far

18. knuckleballer34

Posts: 119; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

Why is this even news? It's not like anyone is really surprised. Anyway, I can't help this next one: congratulations At&t, your 3G network is now no different than Nextel's iDEN.

17. marco cazorla

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 13, 2009

no problems here in so cal; rancho cucamonga

16. drewsky

Posts: 147; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

No problems for me either

13. MrTmo

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 20, 2009

LOL! Come on At&t, your suppose to be the premium version of Tmobile and yet it seems Tmobile's network seems a lot more stable then yours, and they have a better touch screen phone! MyTouch 3G/Android will take over!

9. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

i said it last att mms post and i'll say it agian.... HAHAHAHA

8. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i knew it. typical gayt&t. hehe.

23. lolipopjones

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 21, 2009

This is kinda funny because all the people bashing neither have iPhones or AT&T yet all the people that have both are not complaining... My MMS is not out.... Then again lets all discuss how VzW still hasn't fixed there Txt/MMS issue with people outside there network... btw VzW fanman.. how are you enjoying that Storm with its 32% return rate or did you move on to the Tour with its 50% return rate?

24. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

oh god enough with this return rate, you should try it before you buy it idiot people. also lolipop, i am enjoying my storm very much. i have os 5.0.230 and its amazing. it has absolutly no problems. if you were to use mine you would agree. i dont know why people bring them back but that never once crossed my mind to do that. i have no problems what so ever with the keyboard. in fact i like the storm's keyboard beteer than my old voyagers. for example, if i spell ono and hit space, onomatopoeia comes up automatically, saves a lot of work... i wouldn't trade this phone for anything. except the storm 2 when my contract is up in january. it is the best blackberry out now!!!! and lolipop i have no idea what you're talking about with pix/flixing people who are not with verizon. i have no problems bro...:-)

26. theman414

Posts: 132; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

The storm is one of the worst phones out. Obviously you work for Verizon.

28. MrTmo

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 20, 2009

The Storm is one of the worse phones out there, I worked at Verizon as a tech support agent and it was HORRIBLE when the Storm came out. The Reason VZW fanman enjoys his is because of crackberry. And honestly 90% of the customers I doubt have the time to go download beta software on their Storm, plus trying to figure out how to install it, to make it work correctly. Verizon really dropped the ball with the Storm, and hopefully they don't with the Storm 2 because for some off reason most their smart phones are CRAP!

31. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

actually dude, i don't, i am a poor college kid :-L. haha. well once that os comes out, the storm will be like a whole new phone. um hello mrtmo, it takes the same amount of time and the same amount of ease as downloading an official os dummy. i've been happy with my storm since i got it in january. no complaints. i just like testing every beta that comes out for it. it's easy and fun. :-)

33. MrTmo

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 20, 2009

Right, but most the time they come into the stores to do the official upgrades... and obviously the stores won't do beta software. So unless Verizon releases better software which last time i had checked they had not then people are limited to what they got. Nothing against you, Verizon just released the phone to soon to make some money in the holidays

34. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hmmm i didn't even know they do it for you in the stores lol. if you can't hook your phone up to a computer and take a half an hour out of your busy schedule then you are lazy. :-)

35. MrTmo

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 20, 2009

Its not the time it takes it's finding the beta software on crackberry, going in and taking the vedor file out and then updating it, i'm sorry but most customers wouldn't know where to begin. :)

36. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

And becuase "most" customers don't know where to begin proves they shouldn't own the phone. The advantage of a smartphone is the synchroniztion capabilities with a desktop computer for contacts, calendar and email. If you own a blackberry and don't get email on it... WHAT'S THE POINT!? Idiot consumers that pretend they are too busy to learn about their phone probably suck at life as well. I know I wouldn't want a doctor or a lawyer operating on or defending me that didn't know how to work their blackberry, since they are the EASIEST smartphone to use... PERIOD. All carriers need to stop selling smartphones to people who have no business owning them.

37. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

that's why there is an easy to use guide on crackberry on how to update your os, hehe.


Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 2009

Of course they are having outage problems, does this surprise anyone??? No matter what new service AT&T rolls out, they will always SUCK! And they will try to bullshit you with some lame excuse as to why. NO BARS IN MORE PLACES!

11. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

hahah i like ur comment no bars in more places lol ya they suck asz when it comes to speed and reliablilty in their network its really sad but hilarious at the same time

22. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Yeah they should change their motto to that one. LMAO.

6. HatedaIphone

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

OMG !! They crashed on old technology ...LOL

5. deejay52420

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

A lot of the problems is they hacked their phone previously and that is causing i found the fix is reseting ALL settings

4. jstchilln

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 13, 2008

Isnt this about one of the most basic functions of a modern day phone?

12. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

ya n if the iphone was all that its hyped up to be people woouldnt have to deal with this kinda crap then be lied to about it........

15. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I'm not having any problems either with mms. And another thing is that Apple and AT&T are two separate things. Apple has been capable of mms since the beginning of the year (people all over the world have been using mms and tethering for a while now on their iPhones). It was AT&T that couldn't handle it. So you and others need to make that distinguishment/distinction when commenting.

20. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

E.N. don't even try and stick up for them. Apple in all their "wisdom" chose AT&T two sign a contract with and no one else. So you and others need to face the facts that Apple has made many bad choices and this is just showing to be yet another one. And why would they put a camera in their iPod Nano, oohh wait, I know, just so they couldn't put it in the iPod Touch because that would make TOO MUCH sense.

30. zerovampire311

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

Every single other phone on AT&T's network is capable of MMS, and there are no issues with it whatsoever. Clearly Apple is at fault for their own blunders.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless