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sending picture messages

How do I update the network settings on an iphone 6 to allow me to send picture messages in the UK? I have just moved from Australia and activated a £25 pay as you go data bundle. I can send text, access the internet and make calls but can't send picture messages. Even if someone could let me know how I can call O2 and speak to an operator that would be appreciated, thanks

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Re: sending picture messages

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you need to ensure mms is enabled in Settings > messages > mms messaging on


Remember they do cost a lot to send 45p each in uk https://www.o2.co.uk/termsandconditions/mobile/pay-as-you-go-big-bundle-tariff-charges


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Re: sending picture messages

You can't send an mms from your bundle allowances, you need to add extra credit.
Your settings are automatically installed and will work with appropriate funds on your account.
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Re: sending picture messages

Good evening @Anonymous! How are you doing with the picture messaging - did you get it working?

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Re: sending picture messages

Hello @Anonymous,

If you are visual like me, you can check the interactive device guide for Apple iPhone 6 - iOS 10 (please change it if you have a different OS) about MMS Sending pictures or MMS Manual configuration.


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Thanks @MI5 and @adamtemp64 for the help Mexican Wave

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Re: sending picture messages

Best way to get the network settings is to text ACTIVE to 2020.