T-Mobile now allows MMS messaging to Google Voice users

T-Mobile now allows MMS messaging to Google Voice users
It has been an extremely long and slow road for Google Voice. Google first launched Google Voice about three and a half years ago in March 2009, and since then has been constantly working with carriers to add support for MMS as well as bringing Voice to international markets. Well, today Voice is getting a bit closer on the MMS front with better support from T-Mobile.

As yet, the only way for a Google Voice user to receive an MMS was if it were sent by a Sprint user. Supposedly, if a Sprint user were to send an MMS to a Google Voice user, it would be routed to Gmail. Of course, in practice it hasn't always work that well. Today, a Google employee, Alex Wiesen, has said that the same support is coming to messages originating from T-Mobile users. The Google+ post said:

Of course, all of this is talking about MMS being received by Google Voice users and not on a way for GV users to send an MMS, which is currently impossible. Perhaps Google is waiting until Verizon and AT&T add support for the service before doing so. It may even be that Google can't really add support for sending MMS until those carriers are on board.

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7 Comments

1. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

nice job T-Mobile and Google

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yeah T-Mobile yeah!

3. dmsrfl

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I've been using gvoice for about 2 years now via Sprint. I changed my setting to send all my txts to gmail in order to recieve mms...it worked ONCE and never has worked again. Not sure what the problem is, but it just doesn't work. Hopefully t-mobile figures it out better than Sprint did.

4. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I have MMS on my Google voice number and my carrier is T-Mobile. I've had it since the new hangouts app launched. I thought it was a hangouts feature. Good job tmo

5. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

MMS through GVoice coming to Verizon as soon as it passes certification.... in June of 2023.

6. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

No kidding.

7. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

i thought if u had the google voice send u your msgs to your gv ap AND ur txting app, you could then send MMS through the texting app like u normaly would.... i do it n it works like 70% of the time for me....... im lost a bit on why it works even still. some one comment n help me understand ???

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