How to enable MMS on iPhone 3G 3.0 With T-Mobile

By , Jul 11, 2009

iPhone Download Blog reader Charlie sent me this simple hack to enable free MMS on the iPhone 3G running 3.0 with T-Mobile. Note that this hack only works for T-Mobile on the iPhone 3G.

First, go to Settings > General > Network > Cellular Data Network.

Add the following in MMS field:

  • APN: wap.voicestream.com
  • Username: leave blank
  • Password: leave blank
  • MMSC: 216.155.174.84/servlets/mms
  • MMS Proxy: 216.155.165.50:8080
  • MMS Max Message Size: leave blank
  • MMS UA Prof URL: leave blank

Again, this only works if you have T-Mobile. It does not work with other carriers.

Feel free to contact me should you have iPhone tips and tricks you want to share.

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  • VistaUser

    Sebastien Thanks again for info ! Will defentely try this in a few days when I’m back in the States. Thanks !

  • Sebastien

    Where are you right now?

  • VistaUser

    Japan I have an unlocked iPhone but in Japan I use it with the original iPhone carrier since their Data plan is pretty cheap, about $40 unlimitted CAP, but this week I will be traveling to the States and hopefully will buy the T-mobile SIM card.

  • Lukethewhale

    I know this enables MMS, but how exactly do you use it? I’ve got an unlocked 3G on TMobile, jailbroken with Redsnow and unlocked with Ultrasnow.

  • Sean Sims

    Thank you very much i don’t know much about unlocking phones or all these tecnical things but this really worked for me and it was user friendly!!!

  • VistaUSer

    Hey Sebastien

    I tried the hack which worked great it enabled the MMS feauture on my prepaid TMobile SIM iPhone, however it was not free… I noticed I was getting charged everytime I used the MMS. Is this supposed to happen ?

  • Sebastien

    I don’t know. What is t mobile policy in terms of mms? Do they usually charge extra?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002832464434 Nathan Denesha

      Yes. They normally charge extra for pic messages unless it is included in the plan

  • Augee

    Do you know why you are getting charge even though that you have Free paid phone. Because Free paid phones doesn’t have all the agreement that you pay every month in a contract. But for you if you don’t have any more minutes your done and also just to let you know you are only PAYING FOR YOUR MINUTES! If you have a contract with T Mobile you can get that with your contract but you have to pay five dollars every month but that is UNLIMITED.

  • Jon

    I try but could not get me picture to send is there a size limit or can you only send it the certain phones

  • alexkm39

    I have had a Iphone 3g 16gb for about 3 weeks and I have jailbroke it and unlocked it and am useing t-mobile service and I have web to go installed on it and i just set it up with:
    APN: wap.voicestream.com
    Username:
    Password:
    MMSC: 216.155.174.84/servlets/mms
    MMS Proxy 216.155.165.50:8080
    MMS Max Message Size:
    MMS UA Prof URL:
    And the MMS works fine between t-mobile to t-mobile… but I tried to send pics to a AT&T phone but won’t work ….. not sure why, the AT&T phone is not a Iphone ,and the phone send and recives pictures with no problems with other phones.. …….My Experience !!

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  • Alyx

    When you finish entering the informations into the field. How are you suppose to use this?

  • Belle

    So I tried this when I first got my phone jailbroken. It worked. I was able to send and receive. All of a sudden, its not working. I can receive but I CAN NOT send. Why is this? I haven’t done anything new or different. I even tried taking the info out of the network, and tried again. Same situation. What do I do?

  • Matt

    Mine was working fine also and stopped working after a few days. Any help?

  • Belle

    Okay, now I can send but I CAN NOT receive. Help please.

  • ana

    Same here, It worked for a few days to send and receive. Now i can just receive. Can not send at all it just stopped. Whats going on? Any fixes?

  • Belle

    I reset my network data and tried again. This time I can not send or receive. Does anyyone know how to solve this problem?? I am on a 3g 3.0.1 firmware.

  • Frankie

    I have a 16g 3g 3.0 jailbroken iphone i installed the mms fields and it worked but my tethering is gone. i just reinstalled tethering but my mms is gone now how can i make both work on t-mobile

  • Ryan

    I jailbroke and unlocked my iPhone 3gs to update to 3.1 software. I put in the
    mms settings for tmobile but now it won’t let me send a pic message to anyone.
    It gives me the red exclamation point. Please let me know what I need to do.
    Thank you.

  • samson rodriguez

    hello, i have at&t data plan from old lg shine cu720, but now i have the iphone locked on att, but my data plan wont work! will someone offer an idea how i can use my data plan on my iphone? I appreciate your response and help thanks

  • http://joesfaaf.com joe

    hey this is cool

  • Rand

    I used those setting, got one picture to send and one to come back, nnow it gives me an error about res. and file size… any ideas?

  • sebastian

    ive tryed many times to do this whole mms and its not working i so lost

  • cgrid

    What if you go into “cellular data network” and there is no “mms” option?? all mine says is apn, user name, and password/

  • Javis

    This does not work for me. Ive tried time and time again on my unlocked 3g 3.1.2. I have tmobile, and was sending pics left and right before I unlocked the iphone. Somebody help me out?

  • peter

    I can send but cannot receive a picture, it says that either message or picture is too large.

  • bri

    if i do the steps for the pix mms will it lock my phn and if it does then what

  • Deo

    THANKS THANKS RHANKS

  • Loryn

    Does anyone know if it costs money to send and receive pics if i do get this to work? I have unlimited texting so does it count for that?

  • Tuckb8

    I just got my iPhone 3gs unlocked using tmobile. It’s running 3.1.2 and I can’t recieve pics from any phone? I’m having nothing but problems now!! I think I’m gonna go back to my Mytouch if someone can’t help me? I need these bugs worked out plz. This is frustrating!!

  • iphoneCrazy

    If you have an unlocked/jailbroken your can load, through Cydia, SwirlyMMS(2). This app will install all the settings that you need. With this app you can send and receive pictures. The pics are a bit smaller and can be very slightly fuzzy when you enlarge it to fit the screen, BUT this app works great

  • Rebecca

    I really need help I can send pics just fine but can’t receive any at all help please?

  • MARIE

    IM GETTING AN IPHONE 3GS NEXT WEEK AND I NEED IT TO BE UNLOCKED BUT I REALLY DONT WANT TO DO IT MYSELF. I HEARD SOMEBODY MENTION REDSNOW AND ULTRASNOW. HOW SAFE IS IT TO JAIL BREAK AND UNLOCK AN IPHONE IF YOU’RE NOT SUPER TECHY.

    I CURRENTLY HAVE A AN HTC TP2 WITH A AN UNLIM DATA PLAN WITH T-MOBILE .

    HOW CAN I GET MMS AND 3G INTERNET TO WORK ON THE IPHONE SAFELY? HAS ANYONE USED AND UNLOCKED 3GS IPHONE WITH T-MOBILE AND IF SO HAS IT BEEN A SMOOTH RIDE OR A BUMPY ROAD.

  • j money

    apppreeeccciaaaate that buddy. FINALLY

  • j money

    FINALLY. appreciate that buddy

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  • Ninaaaa

    If Cams don’t come up , turn phone off then back on .

  • Joe

    Gotta fix for all you TMobile customers with Iphone 3G’s. Got this info from TMobile and it worked like a charm on my Iphone 3G.

    -Go to Cydia
    -Add Source, http://beta.leimobile.com/repo
    -Select Leimobile Source from Source list in “Manage”
    -Scroll to MMS TMobile Fix, then download app
    -Reboot Iphone when App is complete
    -Ensure the following settings in Settings-General-Network-Cellular Data Network should be auto populated with information

    Cellular Data
    APN

    MMS
    APN
    MMSC
    MMS Proxy
    MMS Max Message Size
    MMS UA Prof URL

    • Phillip

      THTTTTTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAANKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKYYYYYYYYYYYYOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
      This worked!

    • Julia

      Yes! This worked flawlessly when nothing else would. Thanks so much!

  • Kenny

    So is this free or is their charges?

  • brian

    i tried it nd wen i send pictures it doesnt want to send full through

  • Paul O’Donell

    When I send i picture i get a red exclamation point next to it and i cant send the pictures. what is causing this?