When Apple introduced the new iPhone 3GS in June, they unveiled two new features that had been long awaited: MMS and iPhone tethering. Unfortunately, AT&T was not one of the major carriers that were going to offer these features right away and said that they will be available “later this summer”.

Later this summer, as part of the 3.0 software, AT&T will make multimedia messaging (MMS) available at no extra cost to customers with a text messaging bundle. And, in the future, AT&T will offer tethering capability for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G.

Very well, but we’re already one month into the summer and we haven’t heard anything at all from AT&T. No one on the major tech websites or blogs seems to really care about it either.

Hey AT&T, where the hell are my MMS and iPhone tethering?

I think AT&T has been taking its customers for granted. Not only it has overcharged its iPhone customers since day 1, but it doesn’t even provide a quality of service that would make it up for the high prices.

As MG Siegler wrote, AT&T is a big, steaming heap of failure and it is walking on thin ice right now. Its exclusive contract with Apple will expire next year and maybe it’s time for Apple to reconsider their partnership.

What do you think of AT&T? Are you satisfied by their service?

  • Seriously AT&T. We here in Canada that are using Rogers or Fido (Rogers owns Fido so it’s the exact same thing) already have the ability to send both MMS and tether our phones. WTF is wrong with you?! On Rogers, tethering the iPhone is free if you have a dataplan now or you get one up to and including the 31st of December of this year. If you get it on the 1st of January 2010, then you’ll probably have to pay extra for it…lol

    But now seriously…get a move on already…

  • Zeeshan Sohail

    It’s about time Apple goes solo with the iPhone. A partnership with AT&T might’ve been prudent at the time they were about to release the gen 1 iphone but now they know they have a solid demand for the device so things are pretty different now. The best Apple can do right now is establish itself as a major cell phone industry player along the lines of Nokia and Sony Ericsson; offering iphones with plans on any and all telco service providers they can get hands on as well as putting them on the shelf for general sale.

  • Salar

    ahhhhhh i hate at&t

  • Sam

    I won’t buy the iPhone because it’s exclusive.

    At&t are a load of rubbish.

  • Jerry

    i hate iphone with at&t thats why i paid the cancellation fee and moved my ipone to tmobile..the only thing that sucks is that i cant take advantage of the 3g speeds and im stuck with t-zones..and i get HORRIBLE service at home with at&t i only get 1 bar..but with tmobile i get 5 bars..i thought at&t and tmobile share towers?

  • Corrine

    I wanna know when it’s coming too! What the….!

  • Kelli

    I could send MMS on my shitty little flip phone that cost $20. Yet, I can’t on my iPhone? What a jip. Apple, DROP AT&T!

  • MzB

    I hate AT&T with a special passion! I started with the 3G and was so disappointed with my service! Every month for the pass 3 yrs I’ve wasted at least 60 mins of my life calling the shitty customer service specialist to have them correct an issue on my bill. I’m just waiting for the classaction lawsuit! As for the MMS and Tethering…I did get confirmation from an AT&T employee that tethering will cost an extra $80! WTF!

  • I agree that AT&T has been the worst provider I’ve ever used! Verizon and Sprint are way better!

    I want my MMS now!! It’s BS that we have to keep waiting for this feature!

  • Jon

    I have no complaints to make about AT&T. Though I have dropped calls, it only happens when the person I’m talking to or I lose reception, no matter what carrier. I have better reception and coverage than friends on Verizon. Furthermore, the iPhone was a huge risk for AT&T, if they hadn’t been the one company in the US with the balls to step up and give Apple a shot, mobile phones, Internet, etc you name it wouldn’t be what it is today.

  • sam

    iphone mms due september 25th