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#210527 31-Mar-2017 16:59
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Hi,

 

Does anyone know if any mobile provider in NZ has either a texting plan which includes MMS, or uses your data when sending MMS and not give you an additional charge.

 

 

 

Thanks, Dylan.


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  #1751272 31-Mar-2017 17:10
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MMS is such a hassle that I would suggest looking at other options such as WhatsApp etc which tend to be more reliable as an additional benefit. The only time I use MMS is when I send one by accident and notice my credit drops by 50cents or whatever the cost of it is!


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  #1751273 31-Mar-2017 17:16
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Isn't it called email?
Most people with smartphones have email on their phones.




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  #1751278 31-Mar-2017 17:32
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This is where I wish people would just use Signal...





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  #1751281 31-Mar-2017 17:40
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KiwiSurfer:

 

MMS is such a hassle that I would suggest looking at other options such as WhatsApp etc which tend to be more reliable as an additional benefit. The only time I use MMS is when I send one by accident and notice my credit drops by 50cents or whatever the cost of it is!

 

 

 

 

Thanks but I need a way to send media to phones which do not have a data plan.


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  #1751284 31-Mar-2017 18:02
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michaelmurfy:

 

This is where I wish people would just use Signal...

 

 

 

 

Any reason you would recommend signal over the more popular whatsapp? 


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  #1751313 31-Mar-2017 18:52
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MMS / PXT is just about always an extra cost per message sent

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  #1751315 31-Mar-2017 19:09
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If there's no providers in NZ is there any in aussie?




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  #1751317 31-Mar-2017 19:15
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dt:

 

michaelmurfy:

 

This is where I wish people would just use Signal...

 

 

Any reason you would recommend signal over the more popular whatsapp? 

 

Because I don't trust Facebook...





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  #1751328 31-Mar-2017 19:53
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MMS and mobile data are two very different things, and MMS does not require a mobile data plan to work.

 

As for included message in any plans I'm not aware of any networks in NZ that do. 10 years ago when people cared about MMS there were quite a few offerings that included small numbers of MMS messages.

 

It's probably been 9 years since I last received a MMS message..

 

 


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  #1751332 31-Mar-2017 20:04
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sbiddle:

 

MMS and mobile data are two very different things, and MMS does not require a mobile data plan to work.

 

As for included message in any plans I'm not aware of any networks in NZ that do. 10 years ago when people cared about MMS there were quite a few offerings that included small numbers of MMS messages.

 

It's probably been 9 years since I last received a MMS message..

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know its an outdated service but it's still the only way to send media to phones without costing the receiver anything...


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  #1751335 31-Mar-2017 20:07
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I wish they'd just take it off my data too. I'm an avid WhatsApp fan (love the group messaging too), and use iMessage as a great backup, but sometimes I want to send pics to someone who doesn't have WhatsApp or an iPhone (the "green bubble buddies") and mostly they just miss out as 50c/photo seems a rorte in this day and age!

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  #1751338 31-Mar-2017 20:12
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michaelmurfy:

 

Because I don't trust Facebook...

 

 

Any system without true end to end encryption shouldn´t be trusted.


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  #1751353 31-Mar-2017 20:59
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dylan1951:

 

If there's no providers in NZ is there any in aussie?

 

 

Pretty much all of them.

 

I use Amaysim, Mrs uses Virgin.


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  #1751356 31-Mar-2017 21:06
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I'd love to know if there were any mobile providers in the entire world that still have a texting plan which includes MMS. I did some research and found that pretty much every single provider in NZ charges $0.50 or $0.51 for each MMS.


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  #1751359 31-Mar-2017 21:11
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dylan1951:

 

I'd love to know if there were any mobile providers in the entire world that still have a texting plan which includes MMS. I did some research and found that pretty much every single provider in NZ charges $0.50 or $0.51 for each MMS.

 

 

 

 

I said there is in the post above yours.

 

https://www.amaysim.com.au/plans/mobile-plans/unlimited-large

 

 

 

unlimited talk & text

 

Standard calls, SMS and MMS to mobiles & landlines
Calls to 13 & 18 numbers, and voicemail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

unlimited international

 

Standard calls to mobiles & landlines in 10 countries
Standard SMS & MMS to mobiles in selected countries

 

 


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