Bizzare MMS problem...General


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  1. Ataranine

    Ataranine Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Would ANYONE have the slightest idea why I would not be able to receive MMS from former Alltel users still using Alltel phones?

    I get them from my friends on Verizon, T-Mobile, whatever..
    My mom, my brother, and my other friend all use phones that have Alltel branding...I've tried multiple times to send MMS to my phone from theirs, to no avail.

    They receive my MMS, but I don't receive theirs... I remember being able to back when I first got my new phone line on Verizon. I used to have an old Alltel number, and a Samsung Delve and I received MMS just fine.

    When I got my Storm I received MMS from everyone, for about 2 weeks, and then it just stopped.

    SO to reiterate, I don't get MMS messages from Alltel phone users, but from everyone else.
    Ideas? Solutions? I brought this up to a sales rep in the store one day and he spent over an hour on the phone with Tech. Support and they still couldn't figure it out.
     

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  2. stmartin84

    stmartin84 Well-Known Member

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    that's weird considering verizon bought alltel, right?
     
  3. Ataranine

    Ataranine Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes it is, it seems I can't get MMS from anyone who was using Alltel before the merger.
     
  4. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Well-Known Member

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    What MMS app are you running? If not the stock, did you see if deleting the (handcent / chomps / etc.) and reverting to stock would help?

    Otherwise, I can't think of a reason....
     
  5. Ataranine

    Ataranine Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well hello. :D
    I tried using Handcent, and the native app. I sent a pic to my mother's phone, and back to mine from hers. I didn't get it back. :(
     
  6. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Well-Known Member

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    Strange.

    Does it work without pics? Perhaps Alltel does not support attachments?

    Just trying to eliminate possibilities...
     
  7. Ataranine

    Ataranine Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well an MMS without pics is an SMS lol
    It accepted them before we got switched to Verizon.. I don't get it.
    It pretty much stopped working after I got a Verizon branded phone..
     
  8. falexs

    falexs Well-Known Member

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    This is off topic, but it seems like Verizon has a very strong dislike for Alltel phones. (I'm originally from Alltel.)

    Alltel wanted me to buy a new phone because my plan expired almost a year before the switched. They said that the phone would be 100% okay w/ Verizon. Now Verizon treats Alltel customers like aliens!

    We get Verizon discounts through the company I work for. One of my co-workers cannot get the discount because "he needs to have a Verizon phone."

    Oh... sorry for ranting, but that's my 2 cents.
     

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