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Old 05-04-2008, 01:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I use a 8310 on tmobile, but can't send or retrieve pictures....any ideas?
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I have heard some TMO MMS horror stories about being reliable. But when you purchased your BB Data Plan did you add MMS Pic Messaging? It's not part of the unlimited.

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If your phone is new or you just opened up an account you need to MMS enable your phone. What you need to do is send yourself a MMS. After doing this you will be able to send and receive MMS messages. I had this problem when I first got my BB and the TMO CRS made me do this and the the problem was fixed.
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Does anyone know if this is necessary for AT&T phones as well? I haven't been able to send MMS messages either, and I'm signed up for unlimited messaging which, for AT&T, includes MMS.
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no i have sent myself pictures to activate the mms feature but it doesn't work. i don't have a bb data plan though...do i need a data plan to be able to receive/send pics?
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no i have sent myself pictures to activate the mms feature but it doesn't work. i don't have a bb data plan though...do i need a data plan to be able to receive/send pics?
Well I don't think you need a data plan to text or send MMS but I could be wrong.

A BB service plan does enable many features on the phone and I don't know if sms/mms is dependent on that. It would be wise to get a BIS plan, it's pretty pointless to have a BB without it.
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SMS is not dependent on having a BB Data Plan, but having some data package does enable the MMS.
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