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Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS

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Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS

I just switched to xfinity Mobile on December 6, 2019.  At that time, I asked if my phone, an unlocked Samsung S9+ was fully compatible with all services, and I was assured that it was.

I have noticed that MMS messages sent while Wi-Fi is enabled will not send.  The phone tries to send for over 5 minutes before it fails.  When I turn Wi-Fi OFF, the message sends immediately.

  • First, I contacted xfinity support via Chat.  "John" told me that Android 10 was required to resolve the problem.  Later he admitted that the problem is with the xfinity mobile service.  He directed me to call Customer Care at (888) 936 4968.
  • I spoke with someone at Customer care who spent a significant amount of time with me, trying various options, all to no avail.  She spoke with a number of technicians who all advised her that this problem occurred when Android Pie was rolled out. (Android Pie was rolled out on August 6, 2018, or 545 days ago!)
  • I found that iPhone users are experiencing the same problem, since at least December 18, 2018, according to a thread I found on this forum.
  • I was told that xfinity is aware of this problem, but there is no estimated date for a solution.
  • Since there is a temporary "work-around", inconvenient as it may be (disabling Wi-Fi before sending an MMS message), I do not feel that this is a major issue.  However:
  • I specified that I believe that a credit should be applied to my bill for reduced service until the problem is resolved.
  • I requested a credit of $2 per month for  the next year.  
  • I was told that a monthly credit could not be applied, but I was given a one-time credit of $30.
  • I specified that it the problem persisted on Feb 01, 2021, I will request another credit

The credit I requested is inconsequential to me.  It is not about the money.  I want it to send a signal to xfinity that there is a problem with their service that must be corrected.  I encourage anyone who reads this and experiences the same issue to call customer care at (888) 936 4968 and request the same thing.

 

Please be certain to tell them that this request is for the long-time bug with their mobile phone MMS service over WiFi.  Perhaps, if enough of us do so, they will prioritize the fix with  their software.

 

Thank you.

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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
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Re: Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS

You are lucky! I want my S9 to send/receive MMS using NO data--neither wifi or cellular data, just through the regular cell phone plan. It has done so for months. Suddenly it requires either wifi or mobile data--after a Samsung a couple of days ago. I am really tired of this problem. I had to download Verizon Message+ a few months ago to obtain my desired result and now that does not even work. My goal is to send/receive MMS without using any data--wifi or otherwise. It worked for months--why has it failed?

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Re: Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS

Please explain how you expect to send MMS without using Cellular service or WiFi?

 

When I turn off Wi-Fi, it falls back to my cellular service.  It does not matter to me because I have the unlimited plan for $47/month.

 

I use Messages (V10.1.40.77) which is the default Android messaging app.

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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
Frank Zappa
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Re: Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS

I can't explain it technically but it has worked for me. I purchased the S9 about two years ago. Up until maybe July 2019 I was able to send/receive MMS without using any data. Then, after a Samsung update, I could not. Online forums suggested downloading Verizon Message+, so I did. I was then able to use MMS again without using ANY data--up until a day or so ago after another Samsung update.  I am back now to using the regular text message app on the phone, which I guess is the same one you are using.  It matters to me because I do not have unlimited data. I suspect Samsung/XM are making apps require data to increase revenue.

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I totally understand your frustration and have repeatedly searched the web for a solution.  I was a Verizon customer for many years and never had to turn on Mobile Data or WiFi to send MMS.  In June I switched to Xfinity Mobile and purchased a S10+. At first with the default messaging app I was not able to send and receive MMS without turning on moble data.  Then I downloaded the Verzion Message+ app like I had before on my old phone and S6 and I was back in business and able to send and receive MMS without connecting to moble data or WiFi.  Then in December 2019 that ability was gone again.  And now the only way to send or receive pictures from my family is to turn on my mobile data.  And of course I have limited data and try not to use it at all.  I have read so many people's frustrations when calling either Xfinity or Samsung that I haven't even bothered with it and I've heard how each points the finger at the other as to the problem.  I have read some old forums from a few years ago that suggested a solution of creating a new APN but I haven't tried it and was wondering if anyone out here has. Also, when I opened up Xfinity Mobile's access point and looked at their settings I noticed that both Multimedia message proxy and port were "Not Set".  Not sure if that is something that should be explored.  Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated so I can get back to sharing photos with my family. Thanks!

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Re: Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS

SMS and MMS require a cellular connection or WiFi Calling connection to your carrier. If you were able to send a photo without either of these it was probably because your photo was actually sent using advanced messaging such as Verizon Messenger. 

I ran some tests on my iPhone and the results were:

 

1.) SMS requires a cellular connection or a WIFI Calling Connection

2.) MMS requires either:

    a) Cellular ON AND Cellular Data ON, or

    b.) A WiFi Calling Connection

 

This is the same for Verizon and AT&T and probably other carriers. 

 

CAUTION: XM WiFi Calling is a disaster and can cause dropped and failed calls if you have both WiFi Calling and Cellular service on at the same time. 


Do texts count as data?

Your text messages, both SMS and MMS, are covered in the unlimited nationwide texting that's included with all Xfinity Mobile lines. They do not count toward your data usage.

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Re: Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS

I just did a test, using my wife's Galaxy S9 which still has Android 9 OS--never updated to Android 10. My S9 updated to Android 10 around 2/1. My wife's S9 has no problem sending mms WITHOUT either wifi or mobile data turned on, and using the native message app. My S9 requires wifi or mobile data with the native message app and mobile data with Verizon Message +. This tells me that Android 10 (or some security update on my S9 and not on my wife's) is the culprit. I read where reverting from Android 10 to Android 9 is complicated and probably should not be attempted. So, the issue lies with Samsung/Android 10 and how it interfaces with the Verizon network which Xfinity Mobile uses. Can anyone at Xfinity Mobile intercede here and pursue with Samsung and Verizon? It appears none of us can get an answer from either. 

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This is NOT a Samsung issue.  This is an Xfinity issue.  My girlfriend and I have identical phones, the S9+.  She uses Verizon (directly) as her carrier, and has no difficulty sending images via MMS while connected to WiFi.  My S9+ with Xfinity/Verizon cannot.  HOWEVER, I got the Android 10 update last evening.  I will try it again today.

 

While Xfinity would like to blame this on Samsung, it is DEFINITELY an issue with their implementation of their mobile service.

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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
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Re: Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS

Just tested - *MY* issue has been resolved with the Android 10 update.  I am now able to send MMS messages over WiFi.  

 

I'll leave this topic unresolved for a few days to allow any additional comments.

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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
Frank Zappa
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Re: Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS

Maybe I haven't been clear. 

From approx. 2/18 to approx. 7/19--My S9 could send/receive mms WITHOUT using wifi or mobile data, and using the native Samsung message app. 

 

Approx. 7/19, the native Samsung message app would no longer handle mms without using wifi or mobile data. At that time, I downloaded Verizon Message + and it handled mms WITHOUT using wifi or mobile data.

 

Approx. 2/1/20, Verizon Message + began to require mobile data--wouldn't even work with wifi. This problem coincided with my update to Android 10. The native Samsung message app will work with wifi but it does require wifi.

 

Approx. 8/18 my wife purchased an S9 using Xfinity Mobile. Her S9 has had few, if any, updates, as she seldom uses it. It is running Android 9 and It STILL handles mms WITHOUT requiring either wifi or mobile data.

 

So--it is NOT a carrier or network issue since my wife's S9 (Android 9) works great with mms using NO wifi or mobile data. My S9 requires wifi for mms, and it is running Android 10. In addition to the Android 10 vs. Android 9 issue, there have been some security updates on my S9 (from Knox, I think) that have not been made on my wife's S9, and these could also be the problem. Regardless, it has to be a Samsung issue unless Xfinity Mobile is sending these updates. 

 

I WANT TO BE ABLE TO USE MMS WITHOUT EITHER WIFI OR MOBILE DATA AS I DID FOR MANY MONTHS AND AS MY WIFE STILL CAN!

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Re: Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS


@Ima wrote:

Just tested - *MY* issue has been resolved with the Android 10 update.  I am now able to send MMS messages over WiFi.  

 

I'll leave this topic unresolved for a few days to allow any additional comments.


Please don't further confuse people. Your problem was that you could not send MMS when you had WiFi turned on. That problem was fixed by the latest software update on your phone. Your MMS messages are not being sent over WiFi. 

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Re: Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS

I have finally found my solution but it isn't a fix all. If I turn on airplane mode and leave it on along with re enabling wifi (wifi calling can stay on too) it will now send at home. I dont understand it but it worked for my S8+
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@JCarruth130 wrote:
I have finally found my solution but it isn't a fix all. If I turn on airplane mode and leave it on along with re enabling wifi (wifi calling can stay on too) it will now send at home. I dont understand it but it worked for my S8+

YES - This is exactly what I said in my earlier post about using WiFi Calling to send MMS without data turned on. It works because it is indirectly connecting you to carrier's Calling/SMS/MMS cellular network servers and your carrier is not a able to tell whether you have your cellular data toggled on or off if you are on airplane mode.  WiFi Calling must be ON, not just WiFi, for this to work. 

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On my S8+ using Verizon messaging, my phone has finally started sending mms again with wifi and wifi calling on and airplane mode off at home. The main thing i did was under advanced wifi settings i turned on the option to swit h to data when wifi is unstable. So far, so good!
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@DaveO3 wrote

@Ima wrote:

Just tested - *MY* issue has been resolved with the Android 10 update.  I am now able to send MMS messages over WiFi.  

 

I'll leave this topic unresolved for a few days to allow any additional comments.


Please don't further confuse people. Your problem was that you could not send MMS when you had WiFi turned on. That problem was fixed by the latest software update on your phone. Your MMS messages are not being sent over WiFi. 


@DaveO3:  I beg your pardon??

This is MY thread.  It is about MY issue.  Please don't further confuse people by changing the subject!

 

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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
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@Ima wrote:

@DaveO3 wrote

@Ima wrote:

Just tested - *MY* issue has been resolved with the Android 10 update.  I am now able to send MMS messages over WiFi.  

 

I'll leave this topic unresolved for a few days to allow any additional comments.


Please don't further confuse people. Your problem was that you could not send MMS when you had WiFi turned on. That problem was fixed by the latest software update on your phone. Your MMS messages are not being sent over WiFi. 


@DaveO3:  I beg your pardon??

This is MY thread.  It is about MY issue.  Please don't further confuse people by changing the subject!

 


An update to Android 10 fixed your issue? Just wondering if you're running a Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ or S10, etc.

 

I have an S8 and my wife has an S9+. Both report being on Android 9, so if 10 fixes it, wondering if that's a controlled rollout for S9+'s, or if it will ever be available for anything "below" the S10-level, etc.

 

Thanks much!

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Re: Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS

I recently experienced the same issue. It's a scam to get customers to use more data, so we have to pay more. I never had this issue with Verizon.

 

Please file complaints with the FCC and your local Attorney General!

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Re: Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS

Still very interested in the phone DaveO3 is using is all. Having a bit different of a problem, but don't want to hijack the thread.

 

FYI (not related to DaveO3's initial problem description) changing to use Verizon's "Message+" app, available via Google Play, has solved at least one person's problem (Xfinity-moble customer) of not being able to send MMS when moble-data is turned OFF and the phone is connected to WiFi. Your mileage may vary on if that addresses a problem

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Re: Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS

Mine is an S9+

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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
Frank Zappa
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Mine is a S9+ and since the forced update to Android 10 Feb of 2020, MMS over WiFi with mobile-data turned OFF doesn't work. I have an S8 that's on Andoid 9. So seems to be a trend of the Android 10 OS.

I started a thread on that - https://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Xfinity-Mobile/MMS-over-WiFi-Not-Working-Since-Forced-Update-on-2-9-20...

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Well, it WAS working...  until the February security update.  Now it's broken again.  *sigh*

 

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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
Frank Zappa
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Re: Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS

I can say this: 

 

I purchased a Samsung A50 through Xfinity, immediately ran into the MMS messages issue with no support from Xfinity.

 

Pulled the sim card and put it into my Pixel 2 XL and now a Pixel 3a XL and it works perfectly. No problems at all with messages using Google Messages or any other messages app.

 

So I've basically got a worthless phone with the A50. I've never had an experience where leaving my WiFi turned on all the time (which I've done for years) blocks downloads of MMS.

 

Just a collassal failure of the service, and as both my son and wife come over to a family plan we can't consider Xfinity Mobile unfortunately. Otherwise I'm very happy with the service and the price.

 

 - mike

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Re: Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS

IFTTT (If this then that) allows scripting services.  There are some scripts that turn off cellular service when I connect to WiFi, but the existing scripts also turn off the ringer.  I am going to see if I can create my own script to do this, and a second one to turn it back on when I disconnect.  If it works, I will post a link.  There are also scripts that do the same for a specific area.

 

It's a shame that I even have to worry about this, but I guess that's the price I pay for cheap service.  This is a good example of "you get what you pay for."  

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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
Frank Zappa
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FYI - I have run texts with incoming MMS (group text messages and MMS attachments like pictures) and when in the "MMS not working over WiFi when mobile-data is OFF state", incomming MMS is LOST. As opposed to situations like a SMS text message being sent when you phone is off or have no cell-service that queue up and are received when you regain cell service .

Of course your mileage may vary. I have seen some "hope" that the next Android update might resolve the issue. We'll see on that.

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Have been having this issue for months. Just got another update last night. It didnt fix anything. I'm have a S9 with Android 10.

In searching for a solution, I assumed it was a 3rd party messaging app causing the issue, and I tried Signal, the Samsung sms app, Verizon Message + (which is very invasive), and now use the Google Messages sms app. None of these can send/receive mms when on a wifi connection.

Given that the Xfinity mobile service is designed to prefer and in many case force wifi connection - see here (https://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Xfinity-Mobile/Cannot-stop-phone-from-auto-reconnecting-the-XFINITY-wi...) - it is shocking this is a problem at all.

This was never a problem on Verizon because while on wifi, mobile never disconnects like it does for Xfinity. My friends using Xfinity for IOS dont have this problem though.

It would be nice if Comcast could at least let us know this is being worked on, but cricket's.

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I have the same issues and received the same update last night on my S8.  I tested it and it didn't solve anything.  I can turn wifi completely off and send mms over cellular but I get no cellular service where I live.  1 bar at most.  My wife's phone works fine, same service, same data plan, same location.  It's a motorola.  Frustrating!

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Having followed this thread for a while, I'm completely convinced that depending on the support rep you're talking to, you'll get different recommendations on how to be able to send MMS  over WiFi, if it's not working what might fix it (including but not limited to the "there is a patch and/or new rev of Android in the works that will fix it", or "you have to send MMS over the cellular network-I.E.-mobile-data <- this is B.S. IMHO by the way, since it works fine on one of my phones). So be very careful trusting what a support rep tells you as Gospel.

 

On my S8 (Android 9), I just allowed the March 1, 2020 Andoid Security Patch update to be installed and I'm still able to send MMS over WiFi with mobile-date off! Getting MMS over WiFi to work, for my s8, required changing my default text messaging App to Verizon Message+

 

On my S9: MMS over WiFi had been working for over a year (but it came with Verizon Message+ as the text messaging App...hummm). Until an update from Android 9 to Android 10 this Feb of 2020.

 

In my situation, there is enough evidence for me to be "comfy" with some version of Android 9 requiring Verison Message+ to send MMS over WiFi. But have yet to find a way to send MMS over WiFi on Android 10 (on my S9). "Some people" LOL...are hopful that a new rev of Android (a patch or a update to Android 11, don't know) will fix the problem (yes, hands-down this is a "problem", something "broken", not a "feature" or "limitation" to me).

 

Net-net -

  • If you're on Android 9, try using Verizon Message + as your default text messaging App and cross your fingers (it actually is a nice App in and of itself).
  • If you're on Andoid 10 and have a fix/app that works, please pass it on. Else, cross your fingers, toes and everything else you can.

 

Additional Data for Reference on MMS over WiFi not working

I have two phones

Samsung s9+:

  • Problem Started: Feb of 2020 after an Android OS update, and still exists
  • Text Messaging App: It came with Verizon Message+ as texting app when purchased a year (??) ago from Xfinity-mobile and worked with it until Feb of 2020 (as mentioned in above bullet)
  • WiFi APs: Problem exists with all WiFi APs. I use non-Xfinity, Netgear router/APs at home and have tested when connected to 2.4gig WiFi & 5gig WiFi of a LOT of APs.
  • Current Adroid Version: Android 10

 

Samsung s8:

  • Problem Status: Problem appeared a year ago (??) after an OS update (forget the before and after Android versions) and changing from the default text messaging app to Version Message+ cleared up the problem regardless of the WiFi A.P. I'm connected to.
  • Text Messaging App: Currently Verizon Message+ app. Came with some other default app when purchased about 3 years ago from Xfinity-mobile.
  • WiFi APs: NO problems (MMS over WiFi works) with all WiFi APs. I use non-Xfinity, Netgear router/APs at home and have tested when connected to 2.4gig WiFi & 5gig WiFi of a LOT of different APs when away from home (including the auto-connect Xfinity WiFi A.P.s in the area)
  • Current Adroid Version: Android 9 with the March 1, 2020 Android Secuity Patch
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Re: Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS

Please retry!   I hope you will see similar major improvements like I do today.   Hooray to the software developers.

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Did you have to set apn or whatever it is
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interesting
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Re: Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS

Still occurring with latest updates.  Comcast does not care.  I think I am going to change carriers.

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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
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FYI, I contacted support this morning and changed to the "new 3rd generation plan" (which includes 5G) on the outside chance that it would help with this bug.

 

It did not help, the problem still exists, and support is still saying "We are aware of this issue, and we are working on a solution."

 

NO THEY AREN'T!  That's just lip-service.  😠😡😒👿

 

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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
Frank Zappa
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Do texts count as data?

Unfortunately, Xfinity seems to have changed this policy:

Do my text messages count as data?

MARCH 27, 2020

Text away! Your SMS text messages are covered in the unlimited nationwide talk and text that's included with all Xfinity Mobile lines.

However, if you send a message with pictures or videos, it will count as data on both iOS and Android devices.

 

My woraround is using Textra for messaging, which now includes an option in the MMS settings that temporarily turns Wi-Fi off when sending or receiving MMS, then turns it back on. Other messaging apps likely have similar settings. I've also seen suggestions that this may be connected to using Wi-Fi signals from leased Xfinity routers, rather than more generally, but it's hard to tell becasue they are everywhere and not always identified.

Dan

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My router is not a leased xfinity router.  It's an Archer C2300.

I own my own modem and router.

As stated, this is not an issue with AT&T or Verizon, only comcast.  There are too many service providers to have to put up with sub-standard customer service and defective software.

 

Concerning "Textra",  - Contains Ads - Offers in-app purchases

 

Also, check out this review from June 9, 2020.  I think I'll pass on that, too.

 

Great app when it works. It's much more customisable than the stock app. But it seems that sometimes I can't send sms from it, I just get "message delivery failed" and I have to resend it 3-4 times for it to actually get sent. I tried the stock app when I had this problem and it works, so it's not a carrier problem. Unfortunately I can't use it like this as it seems unreliable, but when it worked I really enjoyed it, it's much better than the stock app. Maybe it will get fixed some day

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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
Frank Zappa
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@Ima

Thanks for confirming that this is unretlated to the Xfinity routers. I had wondered about that.

 

Regarding other providers, there certainly are many out there. I don't know of any others that would yield a $12 monthly bill (OK, closer to $16 with taxes) for our two lines. But that does not excuse Xfinity for this apparent lapse in service. I'm with you there.

 

I do use the paid Pro version of Textra without ads. I did not buy the Pro version as a result of this issue -- if I had done so, I might be irate. I bought it for some other functionality and customization options that were lacking elsewhere. I was really just throwing that out theere as a possibilty to pursue, and hoping that other apps provided the same. I just checked Samsung Messages and Android Messages and do not see any similar options. Perhaps others will have suggestions.

 

Yes, modern phones should be able to send MMS messages over Wi-Fi without using data. My S9 has done so in the past, then stopped, then started, then stopped again, all on Xfinity Mobile. In the early days, it didn't matter much because MMS didn't count against data usage. Now that it does, it's frustrating.

Dan

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@requa - what is the cost of their "pro" version?  They do not show that, and I don't want to install it if I am not going to use it.

Thanks!

 

EDIT:  Disregard.  I contacted the developer and got the answer: $4.49 one-time fee.  

This may be worth a try.

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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
Frank Zappa
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Re: Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS

Me too!
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Re: Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS

after the most recent update (8/3/20 for me although listed at a 6/1/20 security patch) my verizon+ work around for sending MMS without needed wifi nor mobile data stopped working.  now I can only send with wifi and/or mobile data on. i messed with some settings (network mode from global to LTE/CDMA and DNS from off to automatic), and trialed an error on 3 messaging apps (android messages, google messages, and Verizon +) but nothing seems to work ...so now I am using androids stock app (although it may be samsungs stock app) with wifi on.

 

i miss oreo, and shouldn't have installed this last patch!

 

any other advice out there?

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any luck? any updates? I could send MMS with mobile data off and with or without WIFI until oreo became pie...then i needed to use verizon+ a couple years ago.  As of this week, and a new security patch, verizon+ doesn't send the MMS out without data or wifi.  it seems I need wifi on or mobile on, and I must use Samsung messages.

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Re: Issues with MMS over WiFi for YEARS

are you charged for data when using extra? for SMS?  MMS?