Further to the "Multimedia Messages thread here
I have become aware of something... my phone always "prefers" to use WiFi so if there is a network available it will use WiFi rather than 3G unless
I physically switch off
WiFi to allow it to use 3G. Which is logical, since why would you want to use chargeable data if you have a WiFi network available?
It cannot, however, send or receive MMS messages unless
packet data - 3G - is enabled. Which means: if somebody sends me a picture message or some other form of MMS whilst I am connected to WiFi, I will receive only a notification that there is a message "downloading" which never actually downloads, so I am unable to see it (ever - I have to ask the sender to resend); and I am unable to send any form of MMS - it will just sit there saying "sending" without ever delivering - unless I have remembered to switch WiFi off
and packet data on.
If I tell the phone to "enable packet data" (3G) but leave WiFi switched on
the phone will itself turn off the 3G connection in favour of WiFi. So it would seem that you cannot have (not sure what the correct terminology is here so please bear with me) 3G running on "standby" in case MMS's arrive? If I am at home or go somewhere where the phone knows the WiFi network and WiFi is switched on, it will automatically connect me to it unless I tell it otherwise and off goes the 3G.
So, if somebody wants to send me a MMS I have to ask them to tell me first, so I can switch my 3G on? Or else I leave packet data enabled and end up using chargeable data, lots of battery and getting a warm phone for any automatic updates, emails or whatever when I could be using my free WiFi...
In the "Access Point Names" menu I have "Orange UK Internet" and "Orange UK MMS" to select from, settings-wise, but only the "Internet" item shows a green "light" against it. There doesn't seem to be a way of changing this?
The phone is upgraded to 2.2.
So am I missing something obvious here and being a bit dim, or is there an issue with the phone? Sorry for long post!