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Topic # 84364 29-May-2011 15:20
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Had this issue intermittently since the phone was new.

Huawei Ideos U8150. Got a VFNZ SIM on account card and aplan that includes data.

Symptoms:



  • Perpetually shows it's downloading MMS attachement (usually an image), but never appears. 

  • Perpetually showing outgoing MMS as sending, but never sent.




Here's the apps I've tried.



  • Stock messaging app.

  • Handcent SMS

  • Go SMS

  • Chomp SMS



Identical issue with all of them

Happens whether I have phone rooted or un rooted. 

Here's fixes I've tried:


  • Send myself an MMS first

  • Manually entered apn settings (in Go SMS which allows this as an override option)

  • Reset to factory defaults

  • install stock ROM from scratch (that fixed a few other issues I've had, but that's not for this thread)


    • and spent an hour each time reinstalling apps :(



Same SIM sends MMS on my old Nokia 6630 just fine. Vodafone say it's handset issue.


Any suggestions?



 

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  Reply # 475444 29-May-2011 15:37
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Solved it!

Just spoke to someone at VF, after posting this and here's what I've been missing!

I need 3G data on. Forget that I often switch it off unless I want to use it.

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  Reply # 475665 30-May-2011 09:18
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If you set up the APNs correctly, you can keep 3G internet data while still allowing MMS. Check some of the other threads about disabling 3G on IDEOS.

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