iPhone MMS, September 25 Launch Date Confirmed

By on Sep 3, 2009 at 12:36 pm

mmsAT&T just posted a press release on their website putting to rest all rumors about the upcoming MMS availability on iPhones.

An Update on iPhone MMS for our Mobility Customers
We know many of our iPhone customers are eager for an update on our rollout schedule for Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS). We’ve been working for the past several months to prepare our systems and network to ensure the best possible experience with MMS when it launches – and that launch date is: September 25 for iPhone 3G and 3GS customers. MMS will be enabled through a software update on that day.

We know that iPhone users will embrace MMS. The unique capabilities and high usage of the iPhone’s multimedia capabilities required us to work on our network MMS architecture to carry the expected record volumes of MMS traffic and ensure an excellent experience from Day One. We appreciate your patience as we work toward that end.

We’re riding the leading edge of smartphone growth that’s resulted in an explosion of traffic over the AT&T network. Wireless use on our network has grown an average of 350 percent year-over-year for the past two years, and is projected to continue at a rapid pace in 2009 and beyond. The volume of smartphone data traffic the AT&T network is handling is unmatched in the wireless industry. We want you to know that we’re working relentlessly to innovate and invest in our network to anticipate this growth in usage and to stay ahead of the anticipated growth in data demand, new devices and applications for years to come.

We thank you for your business and look forward to keeping you updated on our initiatives.

Well folks, it looks like we’ll have to wait another three weeks till we get MMS. Hopefully, we will get our hands on the new iTunes 9 before then! Let’s all keep our fingers crossed!



Filed: iPhoneNews
  • chris

    They really meant it when they said 'end of summer' didn't they…

  • Mary Ann

    I was really hoping it would happen this Wednesday. Oh well, I guess I can wait a little longer. lol