19-02-2012 09:14 PM
I bought my new Samsung phone from the Vodafone shop in Paisley last week, and have been unable to retrieve any picture messages sent to me. Can someone please advise me on how to fix this?
19-02-2012 10:56 PM
PS. I've followed all the steps for my phone on vodafone support here:
All my settings were already correct so have no idea why it's not working.
19-02-2012 11:27 PM
All New Phones and or Contracts will automatically have MMS disabled on the Account.
This is because Picture messaging is not part of your contract, and is a chargeable extra. To avoid unexpected bills, this element has to be activated on your account.
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21-02-2012 06:29 PM
25-02-2012 06:46 PM
Well it's stopped working yet again. Can't retrieve or send picture messages. Getting really fed up as it's a brand new phone. Surely I shouldn't have to keep resetting the sim card to make it work? I typed out an email on the Contact Us page explaining the problem, and when I sent it I got a message saying this currently wasn't working - and my whole message was gone. Really annoyed. Can someone from vodafone please respond this time?
26-02-2012 08:19 PM
Think my phone is only 2G. Surely it should work as there's the option of sending/receiving picture messages, and it worked briefly the other day? Getting so fed up with it. Can see me going back to the shop if someone from vodafone doesn't help.
26-02-2012 08:37 PM
After resetting your SIM card the other day, everything worked! So maybe there is a fault with the SIM card?
It may be worth getting a free replacement SIM from your local Vodafone Store. Also check the SIM card contacts on the phone. There might be some fluff or debris causing problems?
The Picture messaging service is obviously active on your account - because it worked!
The Phone is capable of sending and recieving picture messages - because you have!
So this must point to a faulty SIM...???
27-02-2012 12:09 AM
Definitely not a faulty sim card. Am using the same one I had in my old phone. I could send and receive picture messages on that - it's only been since I changed to the new phone that I'm having problems
27-02-2012 12:35 AM
I appreciate that the SIM worked in your old phone, but in my experience we cannot assume because something once worked, it will still work!
If you still have your old phone can you try the SIM in that one to see if you can send a picture message?
We have seen a few members with this kind of problem, and it seems that some newer phones are not completely compatible with older SIM cards. For quite a few people simply swapping for a Newer SIM has solved their problem.
I do sympathise with you, it must be very annoying! Hopefully we can work through this and find a solution.
28-02-2012 09:53 PM
Bit of a nightmare just getting my old phone on (why I bought a new one) but finally managed it, and it can both receive and send picture messages. I'm guessing that means it has to be either the sim card or a faulty new phone? What should I do next?
28-02-2012 11:31 PM
Thanks for trying your old Phone...
The next step would be to get a Free replacement SIM card from a Vodafone Store.
Explain the issue to the Store and get them to check your account to make sure Picture/MMS messaging is still activated on your Account!
If after fitting the New SIM it still doesn't work then it must be a faulty phone. You can try this in the Vodafone Store. If it is Faulty then arrange for an Under Warranty Free repair.
Hopefully we are getting near to a fix.
08-03-2012 10:08 AM
08-03-2012 02:08 PM
You don’t need to worry as we can get a new SIM out to you and also check everything on your account.
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