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Topic # 79110 12-Mar-2011 19:07
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I'm very confused. I have an android phone (X5) from 2degrees.

I live in an area where 2degrees uses Vodafone's network (like most of the land area
of NZ, actually).
If I turn data roaming off it looks like I can't receive MMS from other
2degrees phones.

Is this expected behaviour?
Do MMS's always count as data, so (presumably) cost whatever your current data rate
is costing at the time to receive?



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  Reply # 447883 12-Mar-2011 19:15
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Data Roaming needs to be on with 2degrees as you are "roaming" on the vodafone network


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  Reply # 447886 12-Mar-2011 19:34
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MMS (send or receive) uses data, but it goes on a different APN (mms) and is not charged as data, but per message. Receive is not charged at all. International roaming is different; there you are charged for the data used, both sending and receiving.

Huawei Mate 7, on 2degrees


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  Reply # 447887 12-Mar-2011 19:38
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My Experience with MMS is that you need Data roaming enabled as MMS a transmitted through the Packet Data Network. However MMS are treated differently to Data and you are not charged to receive MMS and the cost of sending is included in the 50c cost to send a MMS. 

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  Reply # 447912 12-Mar-2011 22:44
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I would say you need it on

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  Reply # 452632 28-Mar-2011 08:56
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A late followup, don't know how you got on with this. You definitely need it on (data and for you roaming). If you are trying not to use data on your phone, or want to control when you do, download an app called APNdroid. It will change the APNs so there's no data connection. It will leave the MMS APN alone, so that side of things still works.

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