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MMS for iPhone Rollout Comes Two Weeks Early

Back in June Apple announced that it was adding MMS functionality with iPhone 3.0. Even though AT&T couldn’t make it happen until "later in the summer," iPhone owners were very, very happy. However, as the summer months wore on, AT&T couldn't (or wouldn't) specify a date for when it would support the function, despite the fact that most other countries had already rolled it out. Last week AT&T announced that customers using the iPhone would finally get MMS on September 25.

With 11 days left until September 25, several reports this morning indicate that many iPhone owners on AT&T can already send MMS. Are you one of the lucky ones? If so, welcome to 2005. It's all so exciting!

Just as an FYI, PC World reports that iPhone users who say MMS is working for them are typically running iPhone OS 3.1 with carrier file 5.0.

  • mi1ez
    Imagine that!
    Sending a picture in a message!
    *shakes head in disbelief*
    Welcome to the future
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  • sstym
    Two weeks early?????
    More like three years late.
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  • frenchy
    About time! If using MMS gets really popular, I wonder how that's going to further affect the AT&T bandwidth issues with 3G phones.
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  • E7130
    Nothing on my phone yet
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  • lance6270
    Same here running 3.1 and 5 also an dstill nothing. Must be the areas they are in.
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  • lance6270
    Must be the area because I have the 3.1 and running 5.0 and nothing here in the Dallas, TX area, or at least for me.
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  • _SirO_
    I've been sending MMS for over 6 years now (not with iphone), what the *** is going on in the states? MMS is such a basic feature.......
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  • I live in the Dayton area of Ohio. I just checked for updates last night, I have AT&T 5.0 and firmware 3.1(.1), and have restarted my phone. No option to send mms for pictures, or to enable it in the settings menu. Perhaps I am not lucky, or the feature has not rolled out in my area.
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  • Andraxxus
    *Looks at iPhone* I have seen the future.
    Oh boy and this is marketed as new.
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  • Tedders
    Nope, nothin for me either. At least we are finally getting it. I was sending picture messages in high school....
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