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Old 03-01-2008, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friends have sent me 3 picture messages and I have received none. How do I receive picture messages?

What is a MMS? If they sent it to a "MMS" would it not be the same as my phone number?

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(I have Verizon if that makes a difference o.o)

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If your friends aren't on verizon, it can take quite a while to receive them. You have to have a data plan on your account, but because you have verizon, I know that's not the issue.

Certain companies are incompatible with others when it comes to mms. I can receive MMS from everyone, but when I retrieve it, half the time it comes up blank. If it happens too many times in a row, I just tell them to send it to my email, and I always get it that way. Have you tried taking the battery out while the phone is on? Sometimes that helps, it's the general fix for everything!

MMS = Multimedia Messaging. Basically it's just a text to send pictures/sounds/video.
It's not a different number or anything though.
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Oh thanks. Well they sent it two days ago. Should I have received it by now? And when you mean send to my email, can it be sent to my blackberry email?
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I had experiences where I sent someone a picture (while I was on verizon) and 12hrs later they got it... it's bad, and I don't understand it...
It may be a good idea to call verizon with this problem, and see if they know any way of solving it.. 2 days ago is definitely too long!

Yupp, instead of your phone number if they put your blackberry email, it should send just fine, and you should get it within a few minutes!
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I get pics msgs from other carriers all the time with no issues.
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They just send it to your cell phone number?!

Did you call Verizon and ask for anything?

And where does it show up?
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What U.S. Cellular told me when mine didn't work was that you had to send a picture message to yourself. And after a day or two it would work. But you might ask them.
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What's funny, I did that with my phone also (tmobile)
And my pic I sent myself retrieved as a blank message.
No go for me there!

It seems MMS on smartphones with any carrier are a crap shoot.. My dad had a MotoQ with verizon, could rarely receive picture messages, but I never had a problem with my razr. He doesn't have a problem with getting MMS on his curve, but I can rarely get them to come through :P
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I seem to get other pictures MMS when they send me pictures, but when I send it to them, they don't seem to get mine MMS, can anyone tell me that part? Plus does it make a difference if my friends are not or don't have a blackberry Pearl?
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It shouldn't matter if your friends have a pearl or not...
But the more it happens the more it seems like thats a possible reason

I don't really know why they wouldn't receive yours though, unless they 1 - need a data plan to get mms and don't have one or 2 - other carriers causing problems..

I've never had these sort of problems before this phone... It almost makes me wonder if it's not a blackberry thing, with how wide spread it is throughout different carriers and states and everything...

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I just sent myself another mms, to see if that idea would work again.. It actually retrieved it this time, automatically even! So I guess I'll have to wait and see if it works
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Someone has tried to send a picture to my phone and I have yet to receive it. My carrier is AT&T. Any suggestions or reasons why I can't receive it. Thanks.
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i cant seem to figure out what the mms issue is on my 8130 pearl with alltel i dont even have that option on there i am not sure what happed there is there a way to be able to reboot the phone back to factory style /. will that help me /.
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i cant seem to figure out what the mms issue is on my 8130 pearl with alltel i dont even have that option on there i am not sure what happed there is there a way to be able to reboot the phone back to factory style /. will that help me /.
Alltel 8130 Pearls don't have MMS available.
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