iPhone MMS now live on AT&T

By on September 25, 2009 at 2:06 PM.

iPhone MMS now live on AT&T

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If you haven’t updated already, you’ll be happy to know that AT&T has released their much-awaited carrier update file through iTunes. That means all you have to do to get MMS active on your AT&T iPhone is plug that bad boy in, update it through iTunes and reboot your phone.

Thanks, to Rob, Dima, and everyone else that sent this is!

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Reminder: MMS coming to AT&T iPhones today

By on September 25, 2009 at 9:38 AM.

Reminder: MMS coming to AT&T iPhones today

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Just a quick little reminder to all of you who are going about your lives rocking an iPhone from AT&T — MMS will go live today. AT&T hasn’t yet put out a press release bragging about MMS finally touching down but according to a blurb on its Facebook page from a few days ago, it should go live by this afternoon on the East Coast:

MMS Update: We know you’ve been eager for this service so we wanted to offer a quick update on the launch plans for MMS on Friday, Sept. 25. Late morning, Pacific Time, on Friday, the new carrier settings update enabling MMS should be live and ready to download through iTunes. We’ll provide the steps and all of the details you need right here at that time.

Who is going to help us try to crash AT&T’s servers by sending hundreds of photos and videos once MMS goes live?

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Rogers quietly adds Voice & Data Usage tracking to its website

By on September 13, 2009 at 1:10 PM.

Rogers quietly adds Voice & Data Usage tracking to its website

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Well would you look at that? Rogers Wireless has become the last Canadian carrier to enter the 21st Century by allowing its subscribers to track their voice, data and SMS/MMS usage in near real-time. All one has to do is log into his or her MyRogers account at Rogers.com, click “Manage My Wireless Services” and select “Voice & Data Usage” to see exactly how bad the damage is. There does appear to be a four hour delay in the information provided, but we’re too elated to care at this point. What we do care about however, is the fact that Rogers’ mobile portal currently does not have any mention of Voice & Data Usage. It’s coming soon, right Rogers? Anyway, while we try and get some answers, hit the jump to check out the screenshots.

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Sprint’s “Any Mobile, Anytime” offers up just that

By on September 10, 2009 at 8:00 AM.

Sprint’s “Any Mobile, Anytime” offers up just that

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T-Mobile myFaves, Verizon Friends and Family, and AT&T A-List be damned — Sprint’s “Any Mobile, Anytime” is now the affordable plan to beat. For only $69.99 per month, Anytime offers up unlimited minutes to any US-based mobile in addition to unlimited data, SMS, MMS, Sprint TV, GPS navigation and more. The catch? You only get 45o minutes of good old fashioned land line calling. If that rubs you the wrong way, Sprint will be more than happy to take another $30 off your hands and bump you up to the truly unlimited Simply Everything, which of course will afford unlimited, well, everything. So is this the “wireless revolution” Sprint promised to premier customers yesterday? We’re not sure about that, but it is most definitely a plan no other major carrier can come close to matching for the time being. So for that, Sprint, we applaud you. Golf claps.

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iPhone MMS finally coming to AT&T on September 25th

By on September 3, 2009 at 2:31 PM.

iPhone MMS finally coming to AT&T on September 25th

Got an iPhone from AT&T and love spending your days complaining about how you don’t have MMS when everyone else in the world does? Well guess what, Apple fans: you can stop your complaining on September 25th when MMS goes live via a software update. Thanks AT&T, that was nice and expeditious of you — should we go ahead and expect tethering some time in 2011?

Thanks, Justin!

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The reason why AT&T won't support MMS with the iPhone until "late Summer", tethering info!

By on June 8, 2009 at 4:15 PM.

The reason why AT&T won't support MMS with the iPhone until "late Summer", tethering info!

We were just told the real reason why AT&T won’t be supporting MMS on the iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G S at launch, and you’re going to laugh… Technically it will work right away our ninja tells us. The are no extra plans or higher fees we’ve just learned (the unlimited $20 package covers unlimited SMS and MMS), and the reason it’s not good to go right away is because AT&T has to manually remove all the “Opt Out MMS codes” on each account. Basically, if we were to summarize this, and we’re going out a little bit of a limb, remove the Opt Out MMS code, and MMS will work with the final OS 3.0 build right away. Who wants to try it with the GM 3.0 build just released?

We’ve also just heard that tethering will be 100% locked out at launch, but AT&T’s in the process of putting together a $70/mo unlimited data and tethering plan. SMS and MMS will not be included in that plan, we’re told.

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Samsung's 20-key T349 is T-Mobile bound; launches May 20th

By on April 26, 2009 at 9:21 AM.

Samsung's 20-key T349 is T-Mobile bound; launches May 20th

We’ve just received this little nugget from one of our ninjas about an upcoming handset for T-Mobile, the Samsung T349. While the device itself is nothing too fancy, it is nonetheless a pretty interesting device in that T-Mobile has describes it internally as a “20-key messaging phone.” Despite the blurriness of the image above, we are able to see that the entry-level T349 indeed features a keypad much like the SureType keypads found on the BlackBerry Pearl and Pearl Flip. Specs are as follows:

  • 20-key keypad
  • 1.3 megapixel camera w/ video capture
  • SMS, MMS, Email and IM
  • Bluetooth
  • Speakerphone
  • Photo caller ID, alarm clock, calculator,
  • Mobile backup
  • GPRS connectivity

Look for the Samsung T349 to make its retail debut to both pre and post-paid subscribers on May 20th. Believe it or not, this little guy is the first new handset added to T-Mobile’s pre-paid line-up in the past year. Yay?

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Receiving video MMS works on iPhone OS 3.0?

By on April 1, 2009 at 11:40 AM.

Receiving video MMS works on iPhone OS 3.0?

Ever since the iPhone 3.0 beta was released, only the lucky and skilled have managed to enable MMS on their iPhones. It’s not that it’s impossible to do, you just have to know your way around the OS and do some modifications, enter settings, and that sort of stuff. What everyone has been wondering, however, was how the iPhone would handle videos sent over MMS. We’re happy to report that you can receive and play videos over MMS just fine. Check out one more screen shot after the jump!

Post inspired by a forum post on MacRumors

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Rogers launches Wireless Box Office to satiate the need for live concert tickets

By on March 31, 2009 at 10:22 AM.

Rogers launches Wireless Box Office to satiate the need for live concert tickets

Are you a Rogers subscriber who is really into live music? If so, you are definitely going to want to give their new Wireless Box Office a try. In brief, it not only allows you to purchase tickets to some of the hottest concerts going from the convenience of your Rogers device, but your ticket is delivered to your phone which not only saves paper but gets you into the concert through a special door meaning you don’t have to wait in line like everybody else. Interested in giving it a try? Just fire up your Rogers WAP browser, click on Ringtones & More and then select Wireless Box Office. Conversely, if you are on a desktop computer you can visit wirelesstix.com and purchase your tickets from there. Happy concert going!

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iPhone OS 3.0 screenshot walkthrough

By on March 17, 2009 at 6:46 PM.

iPhone OS 3.0 screenshot walkthrough

One of our ninjas just sent us in shots of the iPhone running OS 3.0, so we figured we’d put them together in  gallery for everyone. There aren’t any earth-shattering features in here, but still, it’s always good to have a gander at what’s to come. Hit the gallery link for the shots!

Thanks, Robby!

P.S. For all your workaholics, we’ve been told there is Exchange 2007 remote search built into the mail application now.

Click on over to our iPhone 3.0 screenshot walkthrough gallery!

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Apple iPhone 3.0 OS event March 17th, we got some info

By on March 12, 2009 at 12:41 PM.

Apple iPhone 3.0 OS event March 17th, we got some info

So it looks like Apple’s planning on holding an event for iPhone 3.0 OS March 17th along with showing off an updated SDK. This would fit nicely with their brief history of having a preview software event followed by a hardware refresh in June/July. As far as what we’ve been told of iPhone 3.0, here’s what we’ve got:

  • MMS
  • Tethering via Bluetooth and USB

We’re working hard to get some more information and know that our list above isn’t exactly thorough, but hey, it’s something! Plus, there has to be copy and paste, right?

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Sprint enables MMS for BlackBerry with OS 4.5 release

By on February 5, 2009 at 9:09 AM.

Sprint enables MMS for BlackBerry with OS 4.5 release

Fresh off the heels of its release of OS 4.5.0.131 for the Curve 8330 and Pearl 8130, Sprint users have been hammering our inbox with reports that Sprint has finally enabled the BlackBerry users running OS 4.5 to send and receive MMS. It’s long been rumored that Sprint would enable MMS alongside the official release of OS 4.5 on its network and many people have recently been reporting that Sprint reps were dropping some major hints that a new OS was just around the corner. Think it’s too good to be true? Well then why not try it out for yourself. Hit up the read link to grab OS 4.5.0.131, load it up and then resend your service books. Believe it or not, you’ll be all set to begin firinf off some MMS to your non-smartphone using pals.

Thanks, Sarge!

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Nokia silences the Curse of Silence

By on January 29, 2009 at 7:50 AM.

Nokia silences the Curse of Silence

Whew. About a month ago, a German group by the name of Chaos Computer Club exposed a vulnerability in Nokia’s S60 handsets that allowed attackers to remotely disable messaging by simply sending a string of specifically formatted SMS messages. Dubbed the Curse of Silence, Chaos Computer Club responsibly contacted Nokia and carriers long before releasing details to the public and while some carriers responded immediately, Nokia apparently hung back for a while as it prepared a fix. S60 users whose carriers weren’t among the responsible few that addressed the issue need not worry as Nokia as finally released a cleanup tool, free of charge of course, that will repair any device affected by the exploit. While a preventative solution would have been preferable, something is better than nothing and the fix is confirmed to work. If you found yourself the victim of a CoS attack hit the read link, follow the simple instructions and you should be back in action in no time.

[Via Symbian-Guru]

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