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Master Geek


# 114654 26-Feb-2013 18:06
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Hey



iPhone using XT/Telecom.



Sending and receiving iMessages via WI-FI works fine. Sending and receiving a pic (or MMS if you prefer) using iMessage does not work unless cellular data is on. There are times when I have moved away from WI-FI coverage and turned on cellular data to find a couple of pics come through on iMessage (usually of my little boy from my wife as she updates me during the day). She has sent them earlier in the day but they have not come through when connected solely via WI-FI



Anyone got an idea about a remedy on this?

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Uber Geek
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  # 770658 26-Feb-2013 18:10
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MMS is a mobile network service which works over the WAP Gateway its not meant to work over WIFI



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Master Geek


  # 770659 26-Feb-2013 18:11
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Ok... Are you able to flesh that out for me just a little bit?

 
 
 
 


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  # 770661 26-Feb-2013 18:13
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Google search how MMS works its all controlled over the mobile network first part is a SMS the end user can't see then the handset picks up the content off the MMSC



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Master Geek


  # 770662 26-Feb-2013 18:19
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So I take it that the WAP gateway is not internet facing and only for 'internal customers' or on net customers

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Ultimate Geek


  # 770663 26-Feb-2013 18:19
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iMessage requires a data connection to work, its different to SMS

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  # 770664 26-Feb-2013 18:20
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drquack32: So I take it that the WAP gateway is not internet facing and only for 'internal customers' or on net customers


Only for mobile subscribers



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Master Geek


  # 770665 26-Feb-2013 18:21
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iMessage does work, just not when you send a pic using it. I would have thought being a purely data service, there would be no need for the gateway.

I'll google more when I get in front of a PC. Just shooting from the phone for the interim.

 
 
 
 




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Master Geek


  # 770667 26-Feb-2013 18:21
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Thank you for taking the time to reply

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  # 770670 26-Feb-2013 18:34
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Pictures sent over imessage do not need mobile data just data



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Master Geek


  # 770671 26-Feb-2013 18:36
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That's what I thought, which is why I ask why I can't send and receive pics via iMessage using just WI-FI.

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  # 770673 26-Feb-2013 18:44
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They must sending via mobile network



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Master Geek


  # 770678 26-Feb-2013 18:52
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Odd considering I never have cellular data and WI-FI on at the same time. Could be a carrier setting needing tweaked?

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  # 770680 26-Feb-2013 18:58
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There is a setting you need to check on the handset

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