AT&T still going by September 25th deadline for iPhone MMS

AT&T still going by September 25th deadline for iPhone MMS
There have been reports of Apple iPhone users in the U.S. suddenly receiving/sending picture messages even though AT&T has given a date of September 25th as to when they will start that service. After waiting all of these years, it must be frustrating to be so close but still, a good week and a half away from MMS. Some owners of Apple's touchscreen device found that by updating their carrier settings, they were able to get MMS going on their phone. The problem was that by updating the settings, many users also found negative side effects like the loss of Visual Voicemail or even the loss of simple phone functions.

AT&T spokeman Mark Siegel was adamant about the September 25th deadline. "September 25th is still the date that MMS will be available to iPhone users," he said, "We can't comment on what people might have been doing" to get MMS to work in the meantime. One thing that those with working MMS function have in common is that the recent OS upgrade to 3.1 for the iPhone also updated the AT&T carrier profile to version 5.0. You can try to update this on your device to see what happens, but again, you do risk losing the phone part of the iPhone and walking around with just "i" is not going to help you stay in touch.

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37 Comments

1. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

only 2 and 1/2 yrs later...........

12. HatedaIphone

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

LOL

2. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Stop reporting useless crap that you just reported on last week! If they pushed their deadline back, maybe that would be something to post... but a reminder that they are still on track? Your obsession with Apple and the iPhone is ridiculous!

4. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i agree...and gayt&t that date is wayyy past late summer.

14. deejay52420

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

since when 3 days been Wayyy past anything?

22. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

late summer in my definition is late august. summer is over by september.

28. K3N422

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

http://solar-system-astronomy.suite101.com/article.cfm/first_day_of_fall summer ends on September 22 at 5:18 PM EDT so, as deejay says it's only 3 days after the end of summer. know what your talking about before you open your mouth, it just makes you look stupid.

29. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

im not an idiot i know when summer technically ends bud. but i live in ny and summer is done by late august, leaves start changing, i close the pool, bring everything in and prepare for the winter. and it makes you look gay by looking that info up.

3. The Doc

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yay! Thanks for keeping us to date with last month's news! I love you Phonearena...

5. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Haha....it cracks me up that its always the same people tracking down each post about the iPhone on this site and making stupid posts like "lulz gayt&t is so behind the times" or "Zomg!!1!1 another iPhone post!? You guys really jock Apple's junk huh?" -_- If you guys hate this iphone/website so much, why do you come back here EVERY.SINGLE.DAY?

6. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Ever hear of addiction? ...yeah, addiction.

9. The Doc

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It's people like you that prevent progression. I love this website. Too much to allow it to continue to rant on about pointless info. I've been coming to this site long before the iPhone. Therefore, I have every right, as a loyal visitor, to rant and rave about useless updates. "trentsinmypants", you can tell by the name alone, that you have no sense of direction in life. Don't criticize criticism...

10. tflex

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 24, 2008

Who r u to put ur two cents in on " trentsinmypant's" personal life....ur gonna judge a person based on their user name on phone arena? Like u stated urself in ur own post...He has a right to post whatever he wants just like u or i do....who made u king sir???

11. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Maybe we come here for other news and reviews

13. The Doc

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Tflex, I didn't know that the website had "Comments Police". I never declared myself to be king. However, as soon as someone criticizes me for something I post, that person then puts themselves in a position for criticism as well. My opinion was strictly directed towards the website's content. Why then, would anyone who has no input on the info displayed on this website, have any right to criticize me? And since you so eloquantly decided to also criticize someone for a post that had nothing to do with you directly, you too should re-evaluate your opinions and keep them to yourself. By your name, "tflex", you have no credibility as you're probably just a scrawny little albino kid that loves to knit. Don't try to be rude for no reason. I wasn't talking to you or "trentsinmypants" when I made my post so mind your own business...

16. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Just don't click on any more iphone articles. Problem solved. I agree that this article is useless (somewhat considering that AT&T hasn't been very direct with the MMS dates) but everyone is making it a big deal.

20. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Whoa! Someone has sand in his vajayjay!! Quick everyone, lets all huddle around "The Doc" and do a group hug.....maybe then he will take the stick out of his ass :P

21. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Also....... "The Doc" wrote: " I have every right, as a loyal visitor, to rant and rave about useless updates." WOW....you have the 'right' to rant and rave just because you come to this site willingly? HA! You sound like every other wireless consumer who feels that they have the "right" to demand free stuff when just because they pay their bill on time! Correct me if Im wrong, but if you found my post so anti-progressive, why would you fuel the fire? Congrats on completely derailing this thread.....I bet PhoneArena constantly reposts stuff like this just so they can sit back and watch people like you & "VZW Fanman" get their panties in a bunch......

23. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

im loyal user. :-).

25. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

atleast vzw fanman can roll with the punches and not get SUPER pissy unlike "the doc"

26. tflex

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 24, 2008

again with the usernames???? What r u a doctor then?? I have no interest in writing a long paragraph of insults just to get back at u so i will just leave it at this.... YOU ARE PATHETIC!!!!

27. The Doc

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I am pathetic and yet you insist on responding. A word of advice: Don't criticize unless you can receive criticism. And a group hug would do me no good considering the website will still continue to post useless information. The bottom line is that anyone that has the nerve to criticize other people out of the blue shouldn't unless there is a point to the madness.

37. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Hey Doc, can you hold on a second, i need to check this........yup, my first post didnt single you out nor did it even hint that I was talking to you personally. Just take a chill pill man.....i was more or less poking fun at the anti-iphone fanboys, i never once singled out anyone.....

7. ddripp

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I AGREE BIG TIME @ trentsinmypants... u made my day.

8. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

-People post here and SAY the same things because Phone Arena REPORTS the same thing's. In order to help them redeem themselves its necessary that the public speak out against the monotony. Eventually something worth posting about the iPhone will come, but until then, you have "avid" news readers looking to hear something new to get their "Tech Fix". People are genuenly interested in the iPhone and that's what brings them here. But if it always turns out to be the same things, or "OLD NEWS", it's a waste of a readers time. We all know why we are here, at this site, to get NEW information. Wouldn't you complain if you were in New York and every News Paper talked about 9/11? Theres News and then there is "NEW(s)" its called that because its NEW and unheard of. Seems to deface the name in the sense in which it is displayed on Phone Arena. Don't bash the bloggers for wanting something new, It Phone Arena that isn't getting the point.

15. VZWsucks

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

The pics shown is for an unlock t-mobile i-phone?

17. joolian

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 25, 2008

MMS isn't anything special, you'll have it and use it every once in a while, but that's it.

18. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

i consistently use MMS a few times a week as do most of my piers. it's fun. try it if you have any friends to share it with...

19. matistight

Posts: 1010; Member since: May 13, 2009

you guys are dumb T mobile mms FTW

24. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

if you have service...

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