"New Multimedia Message" for SMS from iPhones

inertianinja

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Many of my friends/family have iPhones. All the text messages I receive from them come to me with "New Multimedia Message" in the preview line of the stock Sense SMS app...even though they are not MMS messages. I suspect this is because they have iMessage turned on.

Group messaging also does not work - group SMS from others are broken up in to separate threads, making it impossible to follow the conversation.

Can anyone shed any light on this?

I am not interested in using a third-party SMS app, especially one that would require everyone else to use it too.
 

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iMessage uses data, so it shouldn't be doing that.

I can't remember, but on the iPhone, can you tell it to convert the message back to SMS? text messages can be sent as an MMS on some phones, so that's more likely what's going on..
 

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iMessage uses data, so it shouldn't be doing that.

I can't remember, but on the iPhone, can you tell it to convert the message back to SMS? text messages can be sent as an MMS on some phones, so that's more likely what's going on..

Correct. All group texts from iPhones cone thru on an android phone as mms

Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2
 

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I thought there was inter-operability between imessage and Google Talk.
At least on iChat (the predecessor of imessage) this worked, and according to this thread on Apple support it still works on the Mac version of Imessage.

But maybe your apple friends don't have your gtalk address (gmail address), or maybe the iphone imessage app doesn't interoperate with gtalk. Just as likely, most apple users couldn't figure out how to use it if it did work.

Why Gtalk is Already the SMS Replacement that iMessage Wants to Be
 

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Correct. All group texts from iPhones cone thru on an android phone as mms

Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2

This is correct. My brother send out group texts when we're watching sports. They all come across as MMS and I have an old school Evo Shift.
 

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Handcent and go sms don't need your iphone friends to have the ap. I just got the HoX and use Handcent to communicate with friends that use iphones and send out group sms. Previous phone was a 4s, so that was one of the things I thought I was missing out on until i got the handcent app.
 

Mary Jo Oliver

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Many of my friends/family have iPhones. All the text messages I receive from them come to me with "New Multimedia Message" in the preview line of the stock Sense SMS app...even though they are not MMS messages. I suspect this is because they have iMessage turned on.

Group messaging also does not work - group SMS from others are broken up in to separate threads, making it impossible to follow the conversation.

Can anyone shed any light on this?

I am not interested in using a third-party SMS app, especially one that would require everyone else to use it too.
 

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