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Google Voice rolling out MMS support 11

by Tim Stiffler-Dean Sat, 15 Oct 2011 2:31 am EDT

Google Voice users, prepare yourselves for a nice treat that's coming soon to your phones. After all this time, Google's VoIP (Voice Over IP) service is finally getting MMS support. Starting this week, the company will be rolling out the Multimedia Messaging System to all of their users, allowing us to send pictures/videos/audio clips to our friends via GVoice just as we would through our service provider. From the product blog:

MMS has been one of the constant feature requests since we launched Google Voice and we’ve been hard at work trying to make this happen.

Today, we're happy to announce that we've made the first step in our efforts to bring this feature to our users. Google Voice users are now able to receive pictures and other multimedia messages from Sprint subscribers. The multimedia attachments will display on their mobile forwarding phone and in their email inbox when they enable text to email forwarding in their Google Voice settings. We are also planning on making them display in the Google Voice inbox.

Right now the MMS feature will only be available to Sprint customers (we're looking at you, Sprint Pre- and FrankenPre, and Pixi owners), but Google is working to release on other carriers as soon as the paperwork can be finished.



Who even uses MMS

people who send pictures via txt? which happens to be a crapload of people?

sprint to sprint only for now, but hey that is still awesome news! :-)

Especially since I'm using Google Voice on Sprint!

So I already use GVoice on my Pre and now there's going to be free MMS! Well, then again it's not like I need it because unlimited data plans are required anyways...

I LOVE this! But isn't it strange that all of a sudden we seem to be getting love from Bing and Google? After years of being ignored?

This is a good thing, mind you. Do they know something we don't?

uh oh... More sexting would probably happen now

You might not want to call Google Voice "VoIP"'s really not. The only VoIP part of it is calling through Gmail as well as Talkatone on iOS and GrooveIP on Android. Mostly it's just visual voicemail and SMS via data. Calls connected using GV use cell towers and carrier minutes.

Go Sprint

"sprint to sprint only for now" comment

from what I gather, it is not sprint to sprint only. The google voice mms only works if you are a sprint user. I assume other carriers could send or receive mms with a google voice sprint user.