What is MMS messaging?
MMS stands for ‘multimedia messaging service’, and was built using the same technology as SMS (short message service) text messages. While SMS was built to send short messages, MMS focuses on sending multimedia messages. Some of the rich content types which can be sent include phone contacts, audio and video files and images.
Since the explosion of camera phones in the market, picture messages have become as commonly used as SMS messaging.
Ensure you have enough data when sending messages as MMS can use a lot more data usage than regular text messages. Sending an MMS message using Wi-Fi will ensure you aren’t using your monthly data allowance and will speed up the process.
Your phone will need to be off airplane mode and connected to Wi-Fi or the amaysim mobile network to send MMS messages.
MMS messaging settings
When you join amaysim on a SIM only plan, long expiry plan or international phone plan, your mobile phone should automatically pick up the required MMS settings from the amaysim mobile network. Our simple guides make it easy for MMS users to get it up and running on their phone. Please see below for iPhone, Android and Windows MMS settings.
If you're connected to WiFi, please ensure your Mobile/Cellular Data is enabled on your device in order to send or receive MMS messages.
MMS messaging costs
MMS messaging is charged per message sent and the type of rich content being sent by the MMS users will not affect the cost. Receiving SMS and MMS messages in Australia is free of charge.
All UNLIMITED mobile phone plans come with unlimited national MMS while the rate for sending MMS on our AS YOU GO plan is 49c/standard MMS message. For International MMS, UNLIMITED mobile plans and AS YOU GO customers will be charged 75c/standard MMS message.