on 15-03-2013 11:53
I'm kinda hoping that Krystal will pick this up as she seems very helpful!
I ported to Virgin from t-mobile a number of years ago and ever since then I haven't been able to recieve photo messages from networks other than t-mobile and now Orange.
No-one on phone support has been able to help so I have done my own research and believe the problem is that my MMS settings are still provisioned on t-mobile servers and didn't get ported correctly.
Is there some kind of 3rd line support I can get this escalated to to try and resolve? I've put it with it for ages but it really bugs me!
Thanks in advance for any help.
on 18-03-2013 09:45
Thanks for the kind words
If you're able to receive picture messages from T-Mobile and Orange but not other networks, it's best to check 2 things.
Firstly, the file type of the photo is supported on your phone. If it isn't, it won't be able to read it. Secondly, the photo is no larger than 300kb as some networks allow for larger files to be sent over MMS and won't be able to go through our network correctly.
on 18-03-2013 14:02
Thanks for a speedy response.
I've also got a phone on o2 so I can test this pretty easily. Even sending a tiny photo doesn't work. I get a text on my phone but downloading the content fails.
It's a google Nexus 4 so it supports the phot type ok. I've never had this working on any opf my handsets since joining virgin, HTC Desire, Galaxy S2 and now the nexus 4.
I appreciate I've left it late to try and sort it out but I'm convinced that something went wrong, or didn't happen, during the port from t-mobile. As I said I managed to do some research on this and the thing I found said that it was likely my MMS settings were still provisioned on t-mobile servers.
on 18-03-2013 15:52
Have you tried going into your network settings and checking to see if the Virgin APN is set as the default? You can also check to see if the T-Mobile settings are there too. If they are, you can delete them.
on 19-03-2013 09:52
Thanks for the reply.
It's definitely not an APN issue, this is the 3rd handset I've had with the problem and none of them were ever on the t-mobile network.
I'm convivnced it's a problem at the network end but I can't seem to find anyone to escalate it to!
19-03-2013 10:25 - edited 20-03-2013 09:56
Hi again Matt,
Thanks for checking all these things out for us. If the file size is definately under 300kb and the file type is supported by the Nexus 4, When you're trying to download the file, can you see g, 3g or H at the top by the signal? You'll need to be connected to our data to download it (please make sure wifi is turned off).
If so, the next step would be to speak to our Technical team on 789.
When you first press the option for Technical, you'll be directed to our general customer services who would do some brief checks. If they're unable to resolve the issue, they'd pass you on to the Technical team where they'll be able to speak to the network directly.
Our network will be able to check your profile directly on the network and may need more information depending on what they find - either way they'll be able to give some advice on this.
It might be worth having an example of an MMS failing to download within the last 24 hours that the network can look at.
Please let us know how you get on
Edit: Just to let you know, the Tech team are open Monday-Sunday 8am-8pm.
on 21-03-2013 16:26
Right, an update...
Someone from techincal support left me a voicemail after seeing this discussion so that was good. I called back today and after about 15 minutes I finally managed to get past the call centre onto technical support. I spoke to someone there for about 15 minutes and the outcome was that she will send me the MMS settings in a message.
This message apparently takes up to 24 hours to come through and now 3 hours later I don't have it so I'll wait another 21 hours and then call back.
I'm totally convinced it's not a settings issue. I'm not a novice user and I know how to check these things. I'm just not sure I'm speaking to the right level of technical support. The reason I'm not sure is the person I spoke to today was speaking to someone else whilst I was on hold. I think I need to cut out the middle man and try to talk to 3rd line tecnhincal support.
22-03-2013 10:53 - edited 22-03-2013 10:56