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Old 02-07-2008, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know your probably going to laugh but I am still a newbee. I noticed my MMS is set to home only...(I looked using FAQ but can't find it.) How come its not set to always?
Also, being I am still not connected to the internet . I was wondering if there is away I can get my pics off my pc and send them to my I can't seem to figure that out either. you guys are just so smart and have the right answers. I just thought I would ask
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I can't understand what you mean about your MMS being set to home and not always? eh?

But without a data plan, you won't have MMS.

To move your pictures, use the USB connection to your Media Card, and drag and drop from your PC to your BB's Media card, very easy process.

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I can't understand what you mean about your MMS being set to home and not always? eh?

But without a data plan, you won't have MMS.

To move your pictures, use the USB connection to your Media Card, and drag and drop from your PC to your BB's Media card, very easy process.

How do I add media files to my microSD card? - BlackBerryFAQ.com


I believe that the "Always" vs "Home" setting on MMS is the ability to limit your device from downloading data when you're roaming. . . (Main Menu -> Options -> MMS: Multimedia Reception & Retrieval) . . . some carriers may actually charge extra for downloading MMS while roaming. As a TMobile customer, I think it would be ok to set your setting to Always. . . but ask your TMO rep about such charges anyway.

I don't know about JS's experience with MMS w/o data plan, but I am able to send MMS/SMS without one. . . MMS messages are sent using a combination of SMS and WAP technologies . . .it's compicated but data plan is not required.

...and just a side note to JS's suggestion for moving multimedia files, make sure you have the latest device OS (v4.2.xxx) and Desktop Manager (v4.2.xxx) . . .


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MMS messages are sent using a combination of SMS and WAP technologies . . .it's compicated but data plan is not required.
Are you gonna keep it a secret or let the OP know?

One may enable enable their APN, but that alone does not allow MMS to always work.
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Are you gonna keep it a secret or let the OP know?

Keep what a secret? . . . OP can set the MMS setting to Always, assuming OP has TMO as service provider.

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One may enable enable their APN, but that alone does not allow MMS to always work.
Here's another Setting that one may want to check:
Main menu -> Mobile Network -> Data Services [must set to ON]
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so what is the complicated part you refer to?
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so what is the complicated part you refer to?
What's complicated?...how MMS messages are sent and received . . . but the fact is that one does not need a data plan to be able to use MMS messaging so long as the device is MMS-enabled . . .

MMS is a standard for telephony messaging systems that allows sending messages that include multimedia objects (images, audio, video, rich text) and not just text as in Short Message Service (SMS).

MMS-enabled mobile phones enable subscribers to compose and send messages with one or more multimedia parts. However, sender and reciever must have mobile devices that conform to the MMS Standards. For example a sender using a Mot V3 can send a video clip, but a BB8700 user who is receiving the MMS may not be able to interpret it. Mobile phones with built-in or attached cameras, or with built-in MP3 players are very likely to also have an MMS messaging clientxxx8212;a software program that interacts with the mobile subscriber to compose, address, send, receive, and view MMS messages. . . .

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ok, good. If you are able to MMS on a BB without a data plan, cool. It works for you. I can't disagree about what is working for you.

I do understand MMS is really nothing more than SMS with a data file, and for many users, there must be a data plan by which to carry that data. Or at least the TCP settings enabled, and of course your Data Service should be on, otherwise your data plan won't be operational!
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