How to get MMS picture messaging working on a T-mobile G1, Android without the data plan

T-mobile reps almost convinced me that there would be no way to get my picture messaging working on my g1 without the data plan. I turned off the data plan as soon as I set it up upon arrival. According the the T-mobile reps, I can’t even place or receive calls without the data plan. (Either they say anything to get you to buy the plan or they’re just dumb useless fellows, the latter being more accurate based on experience.)

So after doing some yahooing and alot of futsin around, I finally managed to get my MMS working by changing the settings. Here’s what to do:

Goto
Menu -> Settings -> Wireless Controls -> Mobile Networks -> Access Point Names -> T-Mobile US

Make sure you go into T-mobile US and not any other setting and change the name like I did, don’t even create a new one. It took me 2 months to figure out what I did wrong.

Change the settings to the following:
Name: T-Mobile US
APN: wap.voicestream.com
proxy: 216.155.165.050
port: 8080
Username: not set (delete everything in this field)
Password: not set (delete all here too)
Server: not set (delete the *)
MMSC: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
MMS Proxy: 216.155.165.050
MMS Port: 8080
MMC: 310
MNC: 260
APN type: not set

Restart your phone. Now your MMS should work. If you have the 5.99 t-zones, I think your internet will work too. (UPDATE- it does work. check here)

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*Troubleshooting*
1. If you’re having trouble still, go into mobile networks and enable ‘data roaming’ and ‘use only 2G’

2. Make sure your connecting to T-mobile US

-to do this go to the marketplace and download ‘any cut’
-open any cut and click create shortcut
-goto activity and select ‘testing’
-you should have a shortcut on your desktop that says testing, unless your desktop was full.
-click testing -> goto phone info -> this should tell you what connection you are connecting/connected to.
-For some reason if you are not using T-mobile US, change the settings for the appropriate one.
-If phone info shows you are not connected, hit menu and click on more and click enable data.
-now data should be connected.

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sorry guys, I haven’t been keeping up with this topic. Honestly, I don’t ever receive MMS. And If its that important, you can add on the $25 package once every few days, download all your mms the same day and take it off.
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UPDATE*- These settings work for iPhone on T-mobile, maybe they might work on the Android:

Data:
APN: web.omwtoday.com
(no user name, no password)

MMS:
APN: web.omwtoday.com
(no user name, no password)
MMSC: http://wirelessfour.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
MMS Proxy: 216.155.165.50:8080
Max msg size: 1058576
MMS UA PROF URL: (none)

171 thoughts on “How to get MMS picture messaging working on a T-mobile G1, Android without the data plan”

  1. This isn’t working. Anyone know of an update? I can get and send MMS fine on my HTC Wizard with the same SIM card, and T-Mobile says it’s possible to send and receive MMS with the HTC Dream if you have a data plan, so it’s obviously technically possible to use it with the SIM card and the HTC Dream. How do we configure it?

  2. does it really work? i dont wanna get my phone a virus! plz tell me i dnt wanna have to regret this…

  3. I’ve done all the above but I still can’t send or receive pictures. What else can I do????????????????????????????

  4. did everyhting changed everything and still no sms or mms., What else can I do? Please e-mail me. This G1 is driving me bananas 🙂

  5. YUP! worked for me too, (G1) i tried so many of those trick but this one def works, just for mms tho, I’d love the internet to work also

  6. it tells me that “subsciption upgrade required” your current plan is not compatible with ur device. please click here to view plan option. hellp????

  7. thank you soo much i did exactly what you wrote here and it worked instantly, the funny thing is i had just got off the phone with customer service and they were telling me a bunch of bull, and then i found this so thank you. this will work if you follow the directions.

  8. Here is what you do for a 3Gs Iphone that is jailbroke on Walmart’s My Family Mobile to get MMS to work:

    Goto
    Menu -> Settings -> general -> cellular data
    Skip the APN for voice and got to MMS APN section then

    APN: wap.voicestream.com
    proxy: 216.155.165.050:8080

    Username: not set (delete everything in this field)
    Password: not set (delete all here too)
    Server: not set (delete the *)
    MMSC: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
    MMS Proxy: 216.155.165.050
    Leave rest blank.
    Exit out and power cycle phone.
    That is it.

  9. these are the right settings for G1 thanks a lot i was in t mobile a couple of times and nobody couldn’t help me.if somebody have a htc magic from overseas and use t mobile use these settings they work just great for me.thank again

  10. I just upgraded verizon and didn’t realize that picture messaging no longer came with unlimited messaging… any steps you would recommend please? I got the smallest data plan because I had to and shut it off, but it appears the only way to send picture texts is through data. I was so mad. Thank you in advance for your help!

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