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  1. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Actually I think it's an S3 thing cuz my last 2 smartphones shrunk 8mb pics down and attached them to the text with no issues whatsoever. Remember, the error pops up before you hit send so the network isn't involved. Thus... It's an S3 thing.

    Email works if u wanna send full size. But... it takes longer on both ends.
    Gotcha, I guess I didn't fully understand the issue. My previous phone also sucked at sending large pics via MMS, so I just stopped trying a long time ago.

    well yeah. With the way Smartphones are going, they seem to be becoming primary devices in a way. so the idea is to send what you want directly to the person, not to a specific secondary system. "check your email!" "I put it on facebook" "I uploaded it to the company file server" no, give it to me directly. when you make contact with someone, do you share email, or phone numbers?
    Honestly, it can depend on the situation (i.e. social vs professional), but I usually prefer to exchange email addresses.

    I work in a secure building all day with no cell service, and while that may not a common scenario, I'm always more likely to get an email and respond instantly than I would a text message (which I sometimes can't get for hours at a time).

    now right now sending a 1 GB video clip is ridiculous, but what's the point of pushing 'blazing fast 4G LTE" and the like if we're not going to make use of it as society? The software answer may be a provided-cached file (like dropbox?) and a prompt on the receiving end 'big file, want to download?' rather than locking up someone's phone downloading a huge message, but this sharing of information is not going away. I know it's _called_ Simple Messaging Service, but that's not the point. No one cares what it's called, they care about being able to share information. if SMS isn't getting it done, a new phone-phone protocol is needed. Maybe the solution is to have the phone itself interpret it and convert it to email.
    The better argument may be, "...but what's the point of pushing 'blazing fast 4G LTE" and the like if carriers are going to start severely limiting and throttling bandwidth?"

    Back to the point at hand, however, is that SMS and MMS don't transmit on 4G, or even 3G for that matter -- those service use the same spectrum that voice calls use ("1X" I believe...may be something else even). This is why you can sometimes get text messages when you have no data signal, and also why you can't get text messages when you're on wifi only. These were protocols developed to be compatible with all dumbphones as well, and I don't think that's gonna change any time soon.

    Would it be nice if someone would come out with a universal messaging protocol that was linked to your phone number like SMS/MMS services and was more up-to-date with today's technology? Yeah, I guess so... but then again, I like being able to get my messages on my phone or computer, as I can with email or Google Talk, etc...
    08-22-2012 12:04 PM
  2. VeronicaAnn's Avatar
    Dang. Didn't work for me.
    09-12-2012 08:16 PM
  3. mooseo21's Avatar
    Only way to correct this is to reboot, given how many picture messages I send a day I have found myself having to reboot my phone every 1-2 days to correct this. It is EXTREMELY frustrating.
    09-12-2012 08:32 PM
  4. Michelle Lee2's Avatar
    Had no problems before and now all the sudden i cant send pics. says to large and file not supported....ok rebooted the phone and now it worked
    01-29-2013 02:00 PM
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