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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Verja, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Verja

    Verja Member
    Thread Starter

    So for some reason I can't receive MMS from people. Handcent doesn't work and neither does stock messaging app. I click on download and neither does anything. I'm doing it over 3G (also tried wifi).

    Any advice or tips?

    Actually I just downloaded GO SMS, and it worked... wtf?? Why does a third party app work, but the default messaging app and handcent don't?

    Anyway if anyone reads this thread with the same problem go download Go SMS.
     



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  2. melissapugs

    melissapugs Android Enthusiast

    I'm having trouble recalling settings on stock, but is there a size limit option for sms/mms? I was thinking you could check that. Good to know there's a solution at least - good luck :)
     
  3. gatorglenn

    gatorglenn Newbie

    I am having the same problem. Regular texts come thru fine but pictures do not. I will check into GO SMS and try it.

    Glenn
     
  4. Verja

    Verja Member
    Thread Starter

    Let me know if it works for you Glenn. I know I'm not the only person to have this problem, but I know there are many reasons to cause it.

    The strangest part though is that now I have GOsms installed pictures come in and show up in Handcent, Default, and GOsms. I dunno what the good people at GO Software have done, but bravo.
     
  5. ryan770

    ryan770 Newbie

    I sometimes have the same problem. I turned off Auto Retrieve in the stock messaging (I use Go SMS pro, also) app settings, so when I get an MMS I click "download", but sometimes it doesn't work either.

    I got two MMS's that wouldn't download yesterday... My phone was dead when I woke up today, so I booted it back up, and it downloaded them. Strange.

    It seems to be working today though, because my friend has sent me two pictures today and it's downloaded both of them... so I have no idea haha.
     
  6. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    Did you have 3G on when it didn't work?
     
  7. bacterium

    bacterium Lurker

    I am having a similar problem using GoSMS. Neither it or stock will download SMS.

    Also tried Handcent. No luck on 3G or wifi.
     
  8. marc12868

    marc12868 Android Expert

    It won't work on wifi anyways... If you have wifi on and send a mms a 3g icon should appear, cuz mms only sends over 3g/ 4g (for other companies), and they may never be able to be sent over wifi... So you want to make sure data is enabled and your not in airplane mode.
     
  9. AndroidSureDo

    AndroidSureDo Member

    Neither sms or mms would work with stock mms apk. I can now send photos through textfree and sms messages. Weird...because facebook and speedy uploader worked just fine always but the messaging apk and go mms just no such luck. this "might" work for u:)

    Note; i played with it and the only way textfree worked for me was to go into settings and NOT use VM network
     
  10. bacterium

    bacterium Lurker

    I assumed it wouldn't work over wifi, but I figured it was worth a shot.
    Is it possible to receive MMS without a microSD card?
    Because I am also having an issue where my phone decides randomly to pretend there is no SD card inserted.. and it is not an issue with the card.
     
  11. marc12868

    marc12868 Android Expert

    I can't remember... it stores a temp file either on the sdcard or the internal storage so that may be why you can't download it with no sdcard if it stores it there anyways.
     
  12. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    You can get MMS without an SD Card in.
     
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  13. xViiCoDiin

    xViiCoDiin Newbie

    As of yesterday i can't send or recieve MMS. It was working fine up until yesterday too ive never had a problem with it. I do have a question though, why does it turn the text message into an MMS when it hits a certain character limit?
     
  14. marc12868

    marc12868 Android Expert

    The reason is because its to big after a certain amount of characters so it has to convert it to be sent over 3g instead of over the air like regular sms and calls. Meaning the data size of the text is to large and that's why pictures are sent like that too... I don't know how else to explain it.
     
  15. stefanspring

    stefanspring Lurker

    Hi I'm a daily Lurker and finally have a real issue I have the triumph with tg reload 1/26/12 and no mms function tryed batt pull delete telphoney.DB 3rd party app virgin customer care did 3g reset and had me manually reset my mdn and Ms id I'm stumped and assume it's probably my fault also I have recovered to stock and no luck anyone got anything thanks ...
     
  16. tlopez1973

    tlopez1973 Well-Known Member

    I notice that in wireless network setting if you select (evdo only) you will not receive phone calls. I wonder if you do not receive mms either


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