O2 joins the MMS set

Putting you in the picture...
Written by Graham Hayday, Contributor

Putting you in the picture...

mmO2 is set to become the latest mobile operator to offer a fully fledged multimedia messaging service (MMS). The service, called O2 media messaging, will be available to both pre- and post-pay customers across mmO2's four networks in the Ireland, Germany, UK and the Netherlands. No firm date has been set for the launch, but the service will go live later this month, according to a spokesman for the company. Using the O2 portal, customers will be able to store and manipulate photos and create and send messages online. In addition, they will be able to upload images to their personal photo album as well as download content from the online multimedia library, including pictures and sounds. In the UK, the price per message will be 40p. Customers may choose to 'bolt on' O2 media messaging to their existing tariff, reducing the price per message to 28p. O2 customers will not pay to receive media messages. A range of O2 media messaging text alerts, consisting of photographs and sound clips and covering sport, entertainment, gossip, news, travel, finance and weather, will be available for a cost of 15p. The launch of O2 media messaging will be supported by a major advertising campaign with the strapline 'invent your own language' beginning in November.
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