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Apple, AT&T Sued Over Missing iPhone MMS Feature

This is rich. Some 10,000 iPhone owners in the state of Louisiana have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple and AT&T (NYSE: T). Their complaint? Apple and AT&T advertised that the iPhone would support MMS but they haven’t provided the service.
The group claims that the lack of MMS support on the iPhone amounts to false advertising. The plaintiffs state that both Apple and AT&T “advertised heavily that the new version of iPhone, the 3G, as well as the even newer version the 3G-S would allow MMS. Apple’s print and video advertisements in and on television, the internet, the radio, newspapers and direct mailers all touted the availability of MMS.”
As we all know, AT&T has yet to enable MMS for the iPhone. MMS, which stands for multimedia messaging service, is what allows mobile phones to send video clips, audio clips and pictures to other mobile phones. It is commonly calling picture messaging or video messaging.
Currently, if someone sends the iPhone an MMS from another phone, iPhone owners receive a text message with a Web address, user ID and password where the picture may be viewed. Oh, and this has to be done on a computer, not from the iPhone itself. The iPhone is actually capable of sending MMS messages, and Apple’s carrier partners in other countries have enabled the feature. AT&T has stated that it needs time to enable MMS on the iPhone, and is only committing to a “late September” launch for the service.
This isn’t good enough for those 10,000 people in Louisiana.

Information Week: This is rich. Some 10,000 iPhone owners in the state of Louisiana have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple and AT&T (NYSE: T). Their complaint? Apple and AT&T advertised that the iPhone would support MMS but they haven’t provided the service.

The group claims that the lack of MMS support on the iPhone amounts to false advertising. The plaintiffs state that both Apple and AT&T “advertised heavily that the new version of iPhone, the 3G, as well as the even newer version the 3G-S would allow MMS. Apple’s print and video advertisements in and on television, the internet, the radio, newspapers and direct mailers all touted the availability of MMS.”

As we all know, AT&T has yet to enable MMS for the iPhone. MMS, which stands for multimedia messaging service, is what allows mobile phones to send video clips, audio clips and pictures to other mobile phones. It is commonly calling picture messaging or video messaging.

Currently, if someone sends the iPhone an MMS from another phone, iPhone owners receive a text message with a Web address, user ID and password where the picture may be viewed. Oh, and this has to be done on a computer, not from the iPhone itself. The iPhone is actually capable of sending MMS messages, and Apple’s carrier partners in other countries have enabled the feature. AT&T has stated that it needs time to enable MMS on the iPhone, and is only committing to a “late September” launch for the service.

This isn’t good enough for those 10,000 people in Louisiana.

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  1. Ray
    August 30, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    Another way for a monopoly to rip off the consumer.
    I have always been able to mms from ATT on my palm650 with unlim text and message service even before ATT they were Cingular – Guess I was also deceived, Way to go ATT you need to come clean!
    When signed up for the iphone earlier this year – big pain in the a$$ used it quite often for business

  2. November 17, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    nice article
    i mark it.

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