AT&T Announces MMS Starting September 25 Via Software Update

AT&T has announced in a press release today that that MMS will be available for iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS users in the US starting September 25th. According to AT&T, a software update will be released that day which will enable MMS capabilities. The service will be enabled for current iPhone plan subscribers on AT&T’s network at no additional charge for users with a monthly text messaging plan.

A&T explains that the MMS launch was delayed while they prepared over the last several months. As they put it, “We’re riding the leading edge of smartphone growth that’s resulted in an explosion of traffic over the AT&T network.”

From AT&T:

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.

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