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iPhone MMS working for many; two weeks early

Despite its statement that MMS would be available to iPhone customers beginning on September 25, AT&T began a gradual rollout of the coveted feature in select markets starting on Friday.According to a report on The Consumerist "seemingly random iPhone users, from Manhattan to Idaho" have reported that MMS suddenly began working on their iPhones beginning on September 11.
Written by Jason D. O'Grady, Contributor on

http://www.iphonebuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/iphonemms.jpgDespite its statement that MMS would be available to iPhone customers beginning on September 25, AT&T began a gradual rollout of the coveted feature in select markets starting on Friday.

According to a report on The Consumerist "seemingly random iPhone users, from Manhattan to Idaho" have reported that MMS suddenly began working on their iPhones beginning on September 11. There's a nine-page (and growing) thread at Howard Forums starting by iPhone users whose MMS is now working.

Reports vary, but the common thread is iPhone OS 3.1 and AT&T carrier bundle v5.0 or 5.1 for MMS to work. You can check your carrier bundle version by tapping Settings > General > About > Carrier.

Mediaite surmises that the surge of MMS activations is due to "AT&T working through the process of removing the opt-out codes that have blocked MMS from working on iPhone accounts since the 3.0 release."

I reported here that AT&T began testing MMS in Washington around August 3.

While it's not surprising that AT&T would do a staggered MMS roll out -- I'm sure its trying to avoid the various activation fiascos that seem to occur around iPhone events -- it is a pleasant surprise if you're in a market where MMS is already working.

Is MMS working on your iPhone? if so, post your city, OS version and carrier bundle version in the TalkBack.

Photo: iPhoneBuzz.com

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