1. JayInNJ's Avatar
    I am on Verizon. It looks like it is a known problem that mms with photos attached won't send if you have wifi enabled. As soon as I disable it the message will go. Otherwise it will spin its wheels for a while before failing. Any better workaround than manually turning off wifi when I use mms?
    06-08-2013 08:48 PM
  2. friedtators's Avatar
    Verizon struggles with messaging. Cellular is required. Most gsm phones can do both to send receive
    06-08-2013 08:55 PM
  3. JayInNJ's Avatar
    To be clear it won't work with 4G and wifi enabled, only with 4G on.
    06-08-2013 09:00 PM
  4. skylite22's Avatar
    Why though? I never had that problem with my iPhone.
    07-12-2013 09:20 AM
  5. APeter001's Avatar
    Makes no sense I have this same issue.
    My former 3G phone would send,forward,receive text and MMS messages without any issue and I did NOT have a data plan, nor was any data used in the transfer.
    For some reason, my S4 will not receive MMS when only WIFI is enabled. I have to turn on mobile data, and from the little icon it appears it is using my DATA PLAN to receive MMS messages which are supposed to be "unlimited" so am I being cheated here or what? It's AT&T if that matters.
    07-31-2013 12:37 PM
  6. wolfkiel33's Avatar
    Same here I had an iPhone 4 before with no issues but now w/ the GS4 it won't send over wifi....i thought it was the messaging app I was using but it is not.

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    07-31-2013 12:54 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    Makes no sense I have this same issue.
    My former 3G phone would send,forward,receive text and MMS messages without any issue and I did NOT have a data plan, nor was any data used in the transfer.
    For some reason, my S4 will not receive MMS when only WIFI is enabled. I have to turn on mobile data, and from the little icon it appears it is using my DATA PLAN to receive MMS messages which are supposed to be "unlimited" so am I being cheated here or what? It's AT&T if that matters.
    No the data from the MMS isn't suppose to go against the cap.. It just uses their network to pull it down.

    Sent from my T-Mobile HTC One using AC Forums.
    07-31-2013 02:16 PM
  8. MagicMike Kelley's Avatar
    That's odd...I'm on wifi and 4g (verizon) and I just sent my wife an MMS with no problem
    07-31-2013 03:53 PM
  9. Chris Ditty's Avatar
    I wonder if its Att only doing this.
    07-31-2013 04:39 PM
  10. JudH's Avatar
    I wonder if its Att only doing this.
    Can't say about the S4 but my ATT S3 and Atrix2 both do MMS just fine with WiFi active as long as cellular data is not disabled.

    And data used by MMS is excluded from normal data so it doesn't come out of your data plan--separate charges/plan for sms/mms.
    08-01-2013 11:00 AM
  11. MODCASE's Avatar
    I'm on Optus in Australia and have the same issue...at least I did - now I cant receive mms regardless of my settings a good 60% of the time, but I think thats a network issue...
    My sister on an S3 has the exact same issue as well, has to turn off her wifi to receive any MMS!
    08-01-2013 08:52 PM
  12. TigerG8's Avatar
    this has been an issue i've been experimenting with for some time now....

    iphones and androids are completely different phones, first of all.
    second, whether you are sprint/verizon/metropcs doesnt matter, as it depends on your kernel/ROM.

    i switch between ROMs daily, and i've come across this problem plenty of times on the HTC Evo 4G, Evo 3D, Galaxy S2 and S3, and the G2. Some ROMs i've tried allow me to use 3G/4G data while connected to wifi - others allow either wifi OR data. i've also used a ROM on the Evo 4G that allowed me to send MMS messages over wifi (it was a mod, not an app). i've just knocked out the possibility of the problem being the radio, so that leaves the kernel and/or ROM as being the only plausible causes.. in my opinion, of course.
    10-27-2013 08:10 AM

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