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can't send photos (mms) on my Galaxy S3. Internet is fine

Started by: fiiido
On: 21/08/2012 | 10:49
Replies: 9

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by: fiiido
on: 21/08/2012 | 10:49

Hi all

I have tried all the guides here on the set-up of the APN but I just can't send photos using MMS?


Internet via 3G is fine with the settings.


Help needed


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by: richiesharp
on: 21/08/2012 | 10:50
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Do you have credit. They cost 16p each
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by: richiesharp
on: 21/08/2012 | 10:50
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Do you have credit. They cost 16p each
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by: sam1128
on: 21/08/2012 | 10:50
MMS android :

Go to ‘Settings’.
Then go to ‘Wireless & networks’.
Continue go to ‘Mobile Networks’.
Then ‘Access Point Names’
Click the Menu button’
Then select ‘New APN’

Connection Name: giffgaff - MMS
Username: giffgaff
Password: password
MMS proxy:
MMS Max Message Size: 2097152
MMS UA Prof URL: leave blank

(just wanna make you aware MMS is not part o your hokey Cokey or goodybag allowance ) 



See pic :
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by: endorphin
on: 21/08/2012 | 10:51
You need airtime credit to send MMS/picture messages as they're not included in Goodybags. They cost 16p each.

If you have sufficient airtime credit then check you have enabled 3G/mobile/cellular data in your phone's settings.
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by: richiesharp
on: 21/08/2012 | 10:52
Oh and I'm sure it's not as simple as this but did you remember to press save after adding the settings? I know some people have forgotten this step
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by: bluemoonbaz
on: 21/08/2012 | 10:54
ytry these settings
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by: fiiido
on: 21/08/2012 | 10:59

These are my current settings taken from another post:


Name - giffgaff


Proxy -

Port - 8080

Username - giffgaff

Password - Password

Server -


MMS proxy -

MMS port - 8080

MCC - 234

MNC - 10

Authentication type - PAP

APN type - default,supl,mms

Enable/disable APN - tick box (APN enabled)

Bearer - unspecified

Also I have the £10 goody bag with 250mins calls? is there an additional plan I need to send MMS? what is this airtime I need to buy?


Do I need the airtime as well as change the settings to the one above as I don;t have the exact same fields as mentioned above.



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by: sam1128
on: 21/08/2012 | 11:03
You you need airtime credit !

MMS is not included in goodybags !

£10 is minimum topup an MMS WILL cost you 16 pence each !
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by: glenvillej123
on: 10/04/2013 | 14:16

I have tried all and these settings and now at least it says message failed instead of just sitting there doing nothing, but willstill not send MMS a vcards. Been on giffgaff for ages now and never been able to send mms. I would leave but I have over £180 built up credit. Is there anything else you can suggest.I have a good strong 3 g signal and when I speed test the connection I connect at between 3 and 6 meg, so it's defo not a signal issue. Normally I can work these things out myself, but this has really got me stumped. Any ideas ?


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by: steviec63
on: 01/06/2013 | 09:53
I have the same problem with my S3 but after a factory reset, when I enter all the APN details for Internet and mms it doesn't give me the radio button to choose that option after saving it and the enable APN is ticked in the settings by default. When I create a new APN with just gprs details it has the radio button but of course no mms settings. And texting "settings" to 2020 doesn't return any reply. HELP!!!
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