General question about receiving picture messagesv

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by judov79, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. judov79

    judov79 Member
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    I am having trouble receiving pic text messages on my eris. It will ask me to download it and then it tells me it could not download. Another problem i am having is when i take a picture and try to send it it says file to big to send. Is there something that i can change in the settings to.cure this
     

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  2. watsonstudios

    watsonstudios Active Member
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    Yes, use Handcent SMS. It will re-size a pic if it's too big to send and allows you to save pics from your text messages. Creates a folder in you albums called "downloads" where it saves the pics from text messages. Very good program!
     
  3. bigdroid

    bigdroid Well-Known Member
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    Or if you don't want to use a different sms app, you can go to the photo and crop and save it, then send the image. Is the images you are receiving coming from another carrier?
     
  4. AmbientBlu

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    I had the same issue with picture messages saying they were downloading, then never showing up. I was on the phone with VZW for about 40 minutes trying to figure out the problem. The tech had me factory reset the phone ... it didn't work and rendered my phone unable to receive SMS so I cancelled the phone on the account, then reactivated it about 10 minutes later. From then on it's worked just fine.

    FWIW, I'm using Handcent. Much better than the native messaging client.
     
  5. judov79

    judov79 Member
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    Where do i find handset sms and it is from all carriers that i cannot receive pics
     
  6. AmbientBlu

    AmbientBlu Active Member
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    Handcent can be found in the marketplace.
     
  7. judov79

    judov79 Member
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    I could not find it in the market place. My wife has the exact same phone and. She has no problems. Syouldnt this phone accept pic messages right out of the box
     
  8. judov79

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    Ok found it and installed it and it still says cant download. This is starting to irritate me
     
  9. bigdroid

    bigdroid Well-Known Member
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    You should not have to get a different app to receive a picture message. I have had no problems other than when it comes from another carrier at times. I have had issues with at&t and t-mobile and receiving pictures from friends with service with those carriers. :)
     
  10. judov79

    judov79 Member
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    ok, so after spending an hour on the phone with verizon last night, they ended up doing a master reset and now everything works fine. Must have been a bug in the system or something. hope this doesnt happen again
     

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