If you are accustomed to taking camera photos and then sending them via multimedia message (mms) to people, you’ll be sad to know that the iPhone lacks this mms feature. Luckily, there’s a workaround for this. What you want to do is email the photo to your friend’s phone. This would require you to know who their carrier is though. Here is a list of some popular US cellphone carriers and their mms email:
|US Carrier||MMS Email|
|Sprint / Nextel||messaging.sprintpcs.com|
So in this example, let’s pretend our friend John Smith lives in the US, his cellphone number is 1 (234) 567-8910, and his cellphone carrier is T-Mobile. To get his phone’s email address, we would need to append his 10-digit phone number to carrier’s email address format. So John’s mms email would be firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the steps on how to send John Smith a picture message:
- Edit one of your contacts. (Pictured above)
- Copy and paste their number into the email field. Remove any special characters.
- Click on the phone number.
- If you have the iPhone 3.0 OS, press down on the number, and menu will pop up. Select “Select All” and then “Copy,” then “Cancel” on the top left.
- Click on “Add New Email”
- Press in the email field until a bubble appears, let go, and click on “Paste.”
- Now edit the number and remove all special characters, and append the correct carrier email.
- If you are running iPhone 2.2.1 or lower, skip the copy/paste steps and add in the number manually, appending the carrier email.
- Save the contact by clicking on “Done”
- Now go to the Photo app and find the photo you want to send.
- At the bottom, click on the leftmost button and select “Email Photo.”
- This will add your photo into the Mail app to send.
- Tap on the “To” field and a plus will show up.
- Click on the +
- Find your contact.
- If the user only has the one email account, it’ll select it by default.
- If the user more than one email account, select one by tapping on it.
- Once you’re back in your mail app, hit “Send.”
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You can also slide it to the right, and you’ll have the multimedia keys on the left side if you want to listen to music or watch videos!
I think T-Mobile is just teasing me. Do you see this 3G on Nokia N95 phone? It’ll appear for about 5 seconds, and then disappear! T-mobile, please bring 3G to CA next. :)
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Is there any way to comment on the Qik website without having a camera/phone with Qik capabilities? I tried to sign up, but it wants to send the application to my phone. Also, how do Qik & Qik Devices work? Do you have to buy a data plan thatâ€™s separate from your iphone?
Thanks Cali for clearing up my Qik questions for me!
Are you addicted to Guitar Hero? Well, now you can take it on the road when you can actually pry yourself away from the tv. ;) Guitar Hero III is available for any Blackberry phone. You can download the demo here.
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I just saw this new technology on the news called “UpCode.” Basically, it’s a UPC code or barcode that’s read by a phone. You take a photo of the code. The the camera scans it. Then, this brings the content to the phone. The content can be anything from music videos, games, business cards, and more. To the right is a Upcode to download a music video.
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A little over a month ago, I bought a new cellphone. Going into the store, I was pretty convinced that I wanted the Blackberry Pearl.
After running back and forth, comparing a few of the phones, I was torn between the Blackberry Pearl 1800 and the Shadow. What won me over was the 2 megapixel camera, the neatness of the phone, and the bigger screen of the Shadow.
The Shadow is a slider smartphone with Windows CE and it comes in two colors — black or sage. The sage one is a bit of an odd color, so definitely go with the black. I love the windows interface, photo gallery, email options, and how I’m able to sync Outlook and my Google calendar. The media player and internet isn’t bad either. :D So if you’re looking for a Smartphone, here’s another choice that won’t cost you an arm and a leg! Unfortunately, it’s only available on T-mobile.
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Something I can make calls on, and text would be great. And I’d like to stay away from flip phones. hehe I just don’t like them.
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