DONT BUY an S3. Get an HTC or LG instead, to avoid a big disappointment...a fly in the otherwise delicious soup. My brother's S4 has the same ridiculous problem as well. It AMAZES me that so few people seem to mention THE major SHOWSTOPPER on this phone! The reason I am on this forum is to hopefully help prevent someone from making the same mistake I did two years ago: getting a Samsung S3 based on the wonderful feature set and ads. I will never consider this phone EVER again! Why? This phone WILL NOT SEND or RECEIVE images with text without jumping through numerous hoops! Believe me, I have read the forums and tried everything humanly possible to remedy this...and so will you...UNsuccessfully. You may patiently spend 100 hours doing 1000 recommended "fixes" and it will NOT work. Sorry. Example (typical, try this yourself with a barrowed S3 or simply ask the owner): You are at home in a WiFi area; data is not on. You receive a text message alert and open it to find a message containing a [Download] button. This tells you there is an image attached. You then exit your messaging app, go to settings, turn OFF WiFi, turn ON data, leave settings, open the messaging app, find the message, click on the [Download] button, wait...wait...wait, and then one of three things will happen: 1. You will see the sent image - Congrats! 2. You will see a small image icon and a PLAY button (Yep. Your phone thinks the image is a one-picture slide show!)...or 3. You will not see anything at all, image-wise. Oh, but you are not finished. Now you have to reverse all those settings steps to get back onto your WiFi. Ridiculous. Very sad that this phone (and the new S4 as well) has some of the coolest and best features around, but if you can't send or receive a text with an image - a pretty basic and expected function - you've got yourself a boat anchor, paperweight, whatever. Again, I am AMAZED so few mention this very fatal flaw. It's like owning a Ferrari, but missing one wheel. No other popular Android phone brand has this horrible problem. Not HTC. Not LG. So why am I whining about it? I'm only trying to help folks avoid getting an S3 or S4 until Samsung fixes this horrible problem.