8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2008 8:11 AM by JeffreyDJ
Blacklionn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Can someone tell me about how the text picture process works with this Iphone?? I don't recieve any of my picture text nor do I get a text informing me that I got a picture waiting to view at this website. I can't even get into the website at all! I keep getting an error of some sort. Pleassse help me out?

Blacklionn

Compaq Presario F700, Windows Vista
  • abellan Level 4 Level 4 (1,235 points)
    The iphone does not support MMS messaging. This is why you get the message to go to viewmymessage.com

    Since the phone also does not support Flash, you will need to view the photos on your computer.
  • IphoneneedsMMS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    isnt it awesome apple made it so easy for us to view and send pics quickly from and to others :P
  • KingBapho Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well the easiest way to look at it all is as the following;

    iPhone is a next generation phone.

    MMS is an old technology.

    If you sent a pic from an iPhone to a RAZR for example the RAZR wont be able to display a pic with a res of 1600x1200 . just not going to happen.

    Lets take a look at email!

    Anyone can access email from their phones.

    email supports data transfer.

    And your pictures from the iphone wont look horribly disigured like RAZR pictures ( yay for pixelation )

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    Ask the sender of the MMS to address the MMS to the email address for an email account that you access with the iPhone's email client.

    The MMS will be received as an email with photo attached. This will give you the sender's cell phone email address - phone number and associated domain. When using this email address for sending a photo as an attachment to an email message, it will be received as an MMS by the recipient.
  • JeffreyDJ Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    I think the biggest flaw in this plan is two-fold:

    1. As I mentioned in another thread, MMS messages are included in texting plans for most providers. Email/Data plans are more money.

    2. Regardless of Viewmymessage not working on an iPhone -- it rarely/barely works via IE or any other flash enabled browser.

    I have hope that Apple will enable MMS soon, or a secondary app will enable it for us once the SDK is released.

    JJ
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    1. As I mentioned in another thread, MMS messages are included in texting plans for most providers. Email/Data plans are more money.


    Ask the sender of the MMS to address the MMS to the email address for an email account that you access with the iPhone's email client - enter your email address in the To: field for the MMS which is sent as an MMS with no additional data charge.
  • Sound_Designer001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Apple/At&t blew this one big time. Viewmymessage.com has NEVER actually worked from my iPhone either.

    Here is an idea: Let's get the team that designed Quicktime gets together for a few hours buy them some lunch and then get them to code a text reader that plays movies and show images.
  • JeffreyDJ Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    I agree. Viewmymessage is a hassle -- and doesn't seem to work on iPhone and barely works in IE or Firefox!

    I wouldn't even mind viw my message if in SMS view the link was highlighted to click and it automagically entered the username and PW for me.

    Of course that assumes AT&T/Kodak/Apple can all make a website that actually works first.