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Old 11-06-2007, 06:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an 8830 with Verizon and whenever I receive a picture message, I get a text message that directs me to retrieve my picture message at www.vzwpix.com. Is there a way to receive the actual picture message without having to be diverted to login another site? I remember with the Pearl I was able to receive the messages directly... is this done because the 8830 doesn't have a camera or is it a Verizon thing?
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-06-2007, 09:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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is this done because the 8830 doesn't have a camera or is it a Verizon thing?
Bingo on both accounts. VZW's practice is... "No camera, no MMS."
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thats pretty weak.. boo
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I thought it was a Blackberry thing?
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Nope, it's a VZW/carrier thing. The phone has the neccessary OS files to support MMS.
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VZW just doesn't push the MMS service book to the phone.
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That's too bad... it would make life so much easier to have MMS directed to the phone. Is this something that can be changed in the future?
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I saw in another thread if you call vzw and ask them to enable mms on the line it will work.
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:53 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I saw in another thread if you call vzw and ask them to enable mms on the line it will work.

Hmmm, maybe I will give that a try for giggles, however I do have a MMS / Text Plan on my phone. Hmmm...
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I saw in another thread if you call vzw and ask them to enable mms on the line it will work.
Anyone else had success with this? I would love to enable MMS.
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Anyone else had success with this? I would love to enable MMS.
I'll call on my lunch hour and post if I have any success. I am so sick and tired of vzwpix.
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Let us know pattachan ... I am tired of vzwpix as well, heck it doesn't even work that well.
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I'll call on my lunch hour and post if I have any success. I am so sick and tired of vzwpix.
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I just called and got a response from a tech support rep that said the BlackBerry is a business device and for "serious" users (she emphasized that) therefore the MMS is not activated on it... and if I wanted MMS then I should get a Treo or a Motorola Q. Also she was saying how my texting plan could only receive text messages, which is bull because I have the unlimited IN PIX and TXT messages. I didn't get what she was talking about and just left it at that since she kept repeating the same things.

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I just called and got a response from a tech support rep that said the BlackBerry is a business device and for "serious" users (she emphasized that) therefore the MMS is not activated on it... and if I wanted MMS then I should get a Treo or a Motorola Q. I didn't quite get what she was saying about how my plan was that I could only receive text messages or something. I didn't get what she was talking about and just left it at that since she kept repeating the same things.
Weak...
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No luck for me either. The lady I got ahold of says apparently there is no way to provision us for this. Even though I know that's false, but I'm assuming it would force a provision for everyone.

Although I'm sure a BES IT policy could remove the provisioning she stated it was because business customers don't like the MMS.
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I got the exact same response
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:29 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Class-action lawsuit?? LMAO!!
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:34 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Honestly at this point, class action suits are a daily thing for verizon wireless. And obviously they do little to no good... I will live with my 8830 and it's no mms, shitty ringer volume, and no gps until I can get a pearl.

ciest la vie
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