Cant open or download pictures in text message...

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    Cant open or download pictures in text message...

    I just purchased the Backflip for my niece... She received a text witha a picture, I can't open it to view. When I select download it says 'downloading' indefinately without actually downloading. This is very frustrating, Can anyone help?

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    How big is the picture you are trying to download. And you have a data plan on the phone correct.

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    i have a similair issue happen just randomly sometimes. won't let me download pics, other times they just show up automatically.

    not sure if the data plan would matter, pics use MMS which tacks onto your texting package (for sure w/ ATT)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wdeydwondrer View Post
    i have a similair issue happen just randomly sometimes. won't let me download pics, other times they just show up automatically.

    not sure if the data plan would matter, pics use MMS which tacks onto your texting package (for sure w/ ATT)
    No. Actually with att you have to have an internet plan to send and receive mms messages.

    I know because I recently removed the internet from my bill and now I can't send/receive them.

    sent from my rooted Motorola Backflip via Tapatalk Pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtowngangsta View Post
    No. Actually with att you have to have an internet plan to send and receive mms messages.

    I know because I recently removed the internet from my bill and now I can't send/receive them.

    sent from my rooted Motorola Backflip via Tapatalk Pro
    True. The MMS function connects to AT&T's MMS gateway through the phone's data connection. It can't be done via WiFi. So if you cancel data, you also loose MMS.

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    Backflip photo download problem resolved

    Everyone, thanks for your prompt responses. Its wierd, I did the old fashioned reboot/power of and on, and its working fine. At least for now! I would have rather known and resolved the problem for future reference. Also, I do have an all inclusive plan with ATT, so that wasnt the issue. Thanks again everyone for sharing!

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    wow, that's intresting. why the hell does it bill to text then..... them att asshats

    probably get charged data time too.

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    SMS is text and doesn't use data. MMS messages however do still count against your monthly text limit but actually come through the data connection.
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    i've been corrected 3 times, lol, sorry! : )

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    Though the MMS might use the data connection, you are not charged data traffic, correct? "Dumb" phones send MMS just fine without an add on data plan. Blackberry was the only exception that I knew of that HAD to have a data plan to send MMS, which is why my wife gave hers back. Just 5-10 MMS a month wasn't worth the BB data plan. This might have changed since she had her BB 2 years ago.

    So, MMS should still work if you don't have a add on data plan, BUT will not work if you have data specifically turned off, correct?

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