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How to Send MMS Messages on iPhone

For those who have an Apple iPhone, it is quickly becoming their number one used electronic device, and for good reason. With amazing features like internet access, music storage, and a simplistic interface design, this product is replacing three major personal electronic devices. However, no matter what the iPhone is used for, it is still a cell phone, and with a cell phone, there are several expectations. One of the main reasons why so many people are drawn to the iPhone is because it promises to make text messaging extremely simple and convenient. After using the iPhone for any length of time, it becomes clear that text messaging with this cell phone is incredibly easy and quick.

However, if you are used to communicating with your friends and business partners through text and multimedia messages, or MMS, you may find yourself extremely disappointed with the iPhone. The reason for this is because, despite all of the major improvements and superior features of the iPhone, it still lacks one simple feature - the ability to send MMS text messages, such as video and picture messaging. When many users first discovered this lack of feature, there was an outcry because so many people rely on this means of communication to keep their contacts up-to-date on their current activities.

Even though the iPhone is an amazing piece of electronic equipment, not having the capability to send MMS text messages is a major turn-off for potential customers and current ones as well. However, what if you were to find out that there was a way to get around this roadblock and still send pictures of that funny-looking dog to all your friends? Even though you can't send an MMS text message, there is a way to still send pictures to your friends' cell phones without using text messaging. Most cell phones made within recent years now come with email capabilities, whether the users are aware of it or not. It is through email that you are able to send MMS messages to all of your friends.

It is extremely easy to do this with your iPhone and requires very little time on your part. What you will do is "email" the photos to your recipient, but the person you are "emailing" doesn't have to have email support on their phone in order to receive your message. The only requirement is that your recipient must be able to receive MMS messages. What you will do is find the photo you want to send on your iPhone and tap the "send photo" link, which is located on the bottom left-hand side of your iPhone.

To send the MMS message, you will include the recipient's phone number along with their carrier's email prefix. An example of this would be for a T-Mobile telephone number. This does require that you know your recipient's carrier, but all you have to do is ask your friend who their cell phone carrier is. After you have done this, you will be able to send the MMS message to them, and they will receive it like an MMS text message.

Below are the email prefixes for the major cell phone carriers: Verizon -; AT&T/Cingular -; T-Mobile -; Sprint/Nextel -; Virgin Mobile -; Amp'd Mobile -; Alltel -