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  • 11 April 2021
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Hello all,

I just came from verzion and before I use to be able to send group chats and gif and photos without using data. Is there way to change that here ? I looked up the APN but looks like it matches what else could I do or is this just a normal thing with t moblie.


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Userlevel 7
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CDMA and GSM are different.  Verizon eventually when they retire their CDMA it’ll act the same way GSM carriers do.

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I’m sorry you’re having issues with the MMS messages.  When you checked the APN settings, did you notice the MMS Port filled in?  It won’t show in the default APN settings on the T-Mobile support site, but some have had success by setting up a new APN with the following changes:

MMS Port - 80

APN Type - default,sms,mms,xcap 

(please note, no spaces between entries, only commas)

Hope this helps!

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CDMA and GSM are different.  Verizon eventually when they retire their CDMA it’ll act the same way GSM carriers do.

Sprint was CDMA and we had to have some sort of data connection in order to send/receive MMS, group texts and pic mail.

Userlevel 7
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CDMA and GSM are different.  Verizon eventually when they retire their CDMA it’ll act the same way GSM carriers do.

Sprint was CDMA and we had to have some sort of data connection in order to send/receive MMS, group texts and pic mail.

Sprint doesn’t exactly use CDMA the same way Verizon does.  Verizon uses strictly CDMA while Sprint actually used CDMA in conjunction with IDEN when the acquired Nextel.  Verizon sends their texts over the voice channel until recently.  Sprint does not and used their IDEN.

Userlevel 5
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CDMA and GSM are different.  Verizon eventually when they retire their CDMA it’ll act the same way GSM carriers do.

Sprint was CDMA and we had to have some sort of data connection in order to send/receive MMS, group texts and pic mail.

Sprint doesn’t exactly use CDMA the same way Verizon does.  Verizon uses strictly CDMA while Sprint actually used CDMA in conjunction with IDEN when the acquired Nextel.  Verizon sends their texts over the voice channel until recently.  Sprint does not and used their IDEN.


negative..IDEN was shut down years ago...SMS has been over the voice channels for quite some time up until we finally got RCS which was only 5ish years ago roughly..ive been with Sprint since the original HTC Evo..or as the cool kids called it..the OEVO..

 

we wont even go there about the 3D Evo that came after it… or if you were a cool kid...the 3DEVO :-)

Userlevel 7
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CDMA and GSM are different.  Verizon eventually when they retire their CDMA it’ll act the same way GSM carriers do.

Sprint was CDMA and we had to have some sort of data connection in order to send/receive MMS, group texts and pic mail.

Sprint doesn’t exactly use CDMA the same way Verizon does.  Verizon uses strictly CDMA while Sprint actually used CDMA in conjunction with IDEN when the acquired Nextel.  Verizon sends their texts over the voice channel until recently.  Sprint does not and used their IDEN.


negative..IDEN was shut down years ago...SMS has been over the voice channels for quite some time up until we finally got RCS which was only 5ish years ago roughly..ive been with Sprint since the original HTC Evo..or as the cool kids called it..the OEVO..

 

we wont even go there about the 3D Evo that came after it… or if you were a cool kid...the 3DEVO :-)

They didn’t retire it in the sense people think of retired.  They kept a lot of the hardware active which is why you needed a data connection to it because its spectrum was repurposed.  Once Google released Vibe and Sprint didn’t have to spend money to upgrade their iDEN hardware into a new framework they jumped on it.

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yeah IDEN was fully shut down in 2013 but they didnt really do much with it. regular SMS kept with going over the voice channel.Sprint and Nextel merged in 2005. but regular texts was always handled on 1900MHZ...even when they brought in 800MHZ.

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