iPhone MMS solution now available for UK users

One of the highly requested features from iPhone users around the world is MMS along with copy and paste functionality. Ross McKillop and Ed Lea appear to have addressed the lack of MMS in the UK by building an un-official version that's now available on Apple's AppStore.

The advantages of the native application are:

  • View your already-retrieved MMS messages when you're offline
  • Send MMS messages without the need to use Mail.app
  • Uses your iPhone address book to display senders' names.
  • Better user experience
The app is a free download and it's free to receive all MMS messages on your iPhone. The application UI fits perfectly to Apple's iPhone interface. It works by prompting you for your O2 Mobile Number and the PIN that O2 sends you when you receive an MMS. The application will then retrieve your MMS messages from O2.

There's a slight catch though, should you want to send an MMS you will be charged by the application owners. The current charge is 10 messages for £3.79 which works out to nearly 38p per message.

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I am currently using Swirly MMS app and live in the UK. I dont really see the above article as news since I can send/recieve mms messages fine, and at alot cheaper than the above mentioned price.

I'm not going to slag the iPhone off (I use an O2 Orbit with iPhone killer apps on it so have always been Anti-iPhone for functionality) but there are some glaring issues with the launch functionality...MMS is hardly ever used by most so I'll gloss over that, but BT transfers and the like...Copy & Paste??

They got the design, and the useability spot on...next up, functions.

I'm waiting for somebody to bring out a state of the art phone, that is just that...a phone....nothing more.

"I'm waiting for somebody to bring out a state of the art phone, that is just that...a phone....nothing more"

You can buy these from the shops. but it would appear that is not what the majority of the market wants, they want iphones, the figures speak for themselves.

There's a app on Cydia called SwirlyMMS which, whilst it's paid-for, works well, and certainly works out to less than 38p per message.

But that requires you to jailbreak the device, break its warranty and install apps that run in the background un-certified and you cause all sorts of issues let alone reduced battery life. But I agree SwirlyMMS seems to be better, shame it's not on the AppStore

u should read before posting... :p

I cant understand why apple didnt included such features on that device (Copy & Paste, MMS, BT transfer with other devices)... its freaking XXI century!

Hidr0 said,
u should read before posting... :p

I cant understand why apple didnt included such features on that device (Copy & Paste, MMS, BT transfer with other devices)... its freaking XXI century!


It's XXI century, so we don't need MMS: email exists.
Seriously.

Hidr0 said,
u should read before posting... :p

I cant understand why apple didnt included such features on that device (Copy & Paste, MMS, BT transfer with other devices)... its freaking XXI century!


I'm not saying that I agree with apple, but how many times have you used MMS? Me personally a few times and I have an MMS enabled phone for years.
But for copy paste there just simply no excuse!

I used to MMS quite alot. When I visited aborad an MMS just came out my usual allowance but an SMS was premium rate. I don't understand why you would need copy 'n' paste on a phone.

The2 said,

I'm not saying that I agree with apple, but how many times have you used MMS? Me personally a few times and I have an MMS enabled phone for years.
But for copy paste there just simply no excuse!

So because you dont use it thats means to dump it completely?

MMS is pretty much supported on every single phone and now the limit has been raised to 600k on new devices its not going away anytime soon. Its a conveniate way of sending data to a device without having to know thier e-mail address and its done via push with proper delivery reports.

Its cheap for me so I use it all the time not to mention its a very cheap way of keeping in touch when abroad.

McDave said,
I used to MMS quite alot. When I visited aborad an MMS just came out my usual allowance but an SMS was premium rate. I don't understand why you would need copy 'n' paste on a phone.

Copy sand paste is very useful. Especially if you want to send someone a portion of text from a website (joke for instance) or copy information into a message or other. I will agree it seems a small feature but its one of those thing that when you use it it comes in handy again and again.