AT&T: MMS Coming on Sept 25

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AT&T promised iPhone users they'd get MMS support by the end of the summer, and it looks like the company finally plans to deliver on September 25.

Apple said that MMS, or multimedia messaging, would be supported in iPhone OS 3.0 when the company gave developers a preview during its annual World Wide Developers Conference in June. AT&T, however, warned iPhone users that they wouldn't be able to take advantage of the feature until late in the summer.

AT&T's announcement left a bitter taste in many U.S. iPhone owner's mouths, especially since their counterparts in some other countries were able to start using MMS much sooner. AT&T, however, took away some of the sting by announcing that it wouldn't charge extra for MMS if users have a text messaging plan.

MMS will be available to iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS owners. First generation iPhone owners won't be able to take advantage of the feature.

The addition of MMS is good news for iPhone owners that have been impatiently waiting to find out when they would finally be able to start using the feature. Unfortunately, the company still hasn't announced when it will enable iPhone tethering, leaving many users just how much longer they'll have to wait for that feature to be enabled.

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Comments

Lee Dronick

The long national nightmare will soon be over.

tat2kc

too little, too late. Still have a 1st gen iphone, and I won’t upgrade until I have another carrier option.  ATT sucks, and I won’t pay their insane prices. I’d rather do without an iphone.

The Pixelated

I can’t wait!

computerbandgeek

What the hell does having a first gen iPhone have to do with the ability to use MMS????? My 5-year-old Ericsson can do MMS over GPRS damnit!! Talk about forced up-selling.

Lee Dronick

Talk about forced up-selling.

Hey Jeff how about a poll, how many readers are waiting on pins and needles for MMS and how many give it a low priority?

rbarkley

AFIK summer ends on Sept. 22nd.

Lee Dronick

AFIK summer ends on Sept. 22nd.

Naw in the northern hemisphere summer begins on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day, most people don’t know from equinoxes and solstices. smile

I know of only one person with I need to exchange MMS. She is a 30 something family member who not only doesn’t have a computer, she doesn’t have an email address. If you want to send her photo you snail mail it, or have her use a friends computer to see it on a web page. We do exchange text messages, but she is one of the few with whom I actually do text, otherwise it is email

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