1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I previously had an S8+ and the phone would NOT send MMS messages while connected to a WiFi network. I went through multiple tech calls with ATT and even contacted Samsung and nothing would fix it. I really want away from Apple and want to get the V30 but not if I’ll run into the same issues as I did with the S8+. I need to be able to send MMS messages while connected to WiFi.
    12-21-2017 12:13 AM
  2. Aithan's Avatar
    I previously had an S8+ and the phone would NOT send MMS messages while connected to a WiFi network. I went through multiple tech calls with ATT and even contacted Samsung and nothing would fix it. I really want away from Apple and want to get the V30 but not if I’ll run into the same issues as I did with the S8+. I need to be able to send MMS messages while connected to WiFi.
    Hello there!

    I'm really hoping that other V30 owners will also give their responses (because I suspect this might be an issue also related to carrier and not just phone, but as far as I know, I AM able to send MMS while on wi-fi.

    Then again, I'm on T-Mobile and my carrier provides VoLTE and wi-fi calling. In which case, MMS over wi-fi might end up being a carrier thing.

    I'll check again and update you so we can be doubly sure.
    shnngns likes this.
    12-21-2017 07:00 AM
  3. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums! Not sure if this is region-dependent as well as carrier-dependent; but here in Canada, data needs to be turned on to send MMS messages - at least, with my carrier and those of others, like Bell.

    It would be nice for this to not be a thing, though; as I'm very cheap with my data and don't like the idea of sending MMS messages which will affect my usage.
    shnngns likes this.
    12-21-2017 08:55 AM
  4. shnngns's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums! Not sure if this is region-dependent as well as carrier-dependent; but here in Canada, data needs to be turned on to send MMS messages - at least, with my carrier and those of others, like Bell.

    It would be nice for this to not be a thing, though; as I'm very cheap with my data and don't like the idea of sending MMS messages which will affect my usage.
    Thanks for the welcome! Even when I Google it I can’t seem to find a trend or common searches like I can with the Samsung phones.

    I am on AT&T and had them trying to help me with my S8+ and they kept insisting it’s supposed to work. They eventually took the phone back even though it was outside of their return day policy. I’m just trying to avoid that again...
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    12-21-2017 09:24 AM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    Thanks for the welcome! Even when I Google it I can’t seem to find a trend or common searches like I can with the Samsung phones.

    I am on AT&T and had them trying to help me with my S8+ and they kept insisting it’s supposed to work. They eventually took the phone back even though it was outside of their return day policy. I’m just trying to avoid that again...
    I can definitely understand why you'd want to avoid that happening again! I'm sure other V30 owners will chime in soon with more "in-hand" answers!
    shnngns likes this.
    12-21-2017 09:29 AM
  6. Aithan's Avatar
    Thanks for the welcome! Even when I Google it I can’t seem to find a trend or common searches like I can with the Samsung phones.

    I am on AT&T and had them trying to help me with my S8+ and they kept insisting it’s supposed to work. They eventually took the phone back even though it was outside of their return day policy. I’m just trying to avoid that again...
    Hi again!

    Sorry for the wait, but yes, I was able to confirm that I AM able to receive MMS through wi-fi on this phone. My coworker MMSed me by sending me photos via SMS / MMS. I was on wi-fi only and the multiple images were all received.

    Something to consider: I'm on T-Mobile and my carrier provides wi-fi calling which includes - or should include - MMS over wi-fi.

    So, the V30 is capable of MMS over wi-fi. But like @Morty2264 said, this may be a question that has to be settled by your / the mobile carrier.
    12-21-2017 07:17 PM
  7. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    So, the V30 is capable of MMS over wi-fi. But like @Morty2264 said, this may be a question that has to be settled by your / the mobile carrier.
    Wow, the system lost my response from yesterday....

    Yes, the LG V30 can do SMS and MMS over wifi when wifi-calling is turned on.

    Unfortunately, your carrier plays a roll here. With AT&T, only SMS works on wifi-calling; MMS (photos or long text) requires mobile data.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    12-22-2017 01:53 AM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    Wow, the system lost my response from yesterday....

    Yes, the LG V30 can do SMS and MMS over wifi when wifi-calling is turned on.

    Unfortunately, your carrier plays a roll here. With AT&T, only SMS works on wifi-calling; MMS (photos or long text) requires mobile data.
    Does it? I know with T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon when you use WiFi calling it can send MMS over WiFi.
    12-22-2017 10:44 AM
  9. shnngns's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for all your responses! I’ve convinced myself with your help to make the jump and I’ll be picking up my new V30 tonight.
    12-22-2017 10:47 AM
  10. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    Does it? I know with T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon when you use WiFi calling it can send MMS over WiFi.
    I thought I could send MMS over ATT, too, but my last set of tests for this thread all failed while trying lots of settings changes. I remember being able to do so previously, but maybe I am not remembering correctly.

    Edit:
    Looks like it is Textra that is causing the MMS failure on wifi-calling. If I switch back to the default "messaging" app, MMS does go through on ATT wifi-calling.
    shnngns likes this.
    12-22-2017 04:31 PM
  11. Aithan's Avatar
    I thought I could send MMS over ATT, too, but my last set of tests for this thread all failed while trying lots of settings changes. I remember being able to do so previously, but maybe I am not remembering correctly.

    Edit:
    Looks like it is Textra that is causing the MMS failure on wifi-calling. If I switch back to the default "messaging" app, MMS does go through on ATT wifi-calling.
    In which case, I guess I should add to my post that I was and am using the V30's default messaging app.
    12-22-2017 07:10 PM
  12. Aithan's Avatar
    Thanks for the welcome! Even when I Google it I can’t seem to find a trend or common searches like I can with the Samsung phones.

    I am on AT&T and had them trying to help me with my S8+ and they kept insisting it’s supposed to work. They eventually took the phone back even though it was outside of their return day policy. I’m just trying to avoid that again...
    Actually, I discovered while on the T-Mo forums for something else that some people with the Samsung phones were complaining of the same thing.

    It makes me think that maybe there's some setting in the device that was / is interfering somehow.

    Then again, some of them were using Textra which @ManiacJoe just talked about.
    12-22-2017 07:17 PM
  13. shnngns's Avatar
    Actually, I discovered while on the T-Mo forums for something else that some people with the Samsung phones were complaining of the same thing.

    It makes me think that maybe there's some setting in the device that was / is interfering somehow.

    Then again, some of them were using Textra which @ManiacJoe just talked about.
    During my research while having the S8+ I came across someone saying that there seemed to be an issue with the phone switching between cellular data and WiFi when sending and receiving MMS while connected to a WiFi network. I don’t know how much truth is in that but I tried every setting I could find. I even tried other messaging apps. For some reason the stock Samsung messenger wouldn’t work at all, but I could get other messenger apps to somewhat work.

    Thanks all for the replies. I wasn’t able to pick the phone up tonight so I’m hoping tomorrow!
    12-23-2017 12:43 AM

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