Introducing Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
Features and Benefits
Activating this Service
Using this Service
Costs of Using this Service
Frequently Asked Questions
|Introducing Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) |
MMS allows you to send and receive multimedia content, including pictures, videos, and sounds with your compatible mobile phone.
| Features and Benefits |
Simply put, MMS is SMS with photos and sound and provides an extra dimension to person to person communication.
With a compatible mobile phone, you can now send and receive pictures, sounds, animated graphics and short video messages. For those without MMS compatible mobile phones, received MMS can be viewed on the Optus website.
|Activating this Service |
To activate MMS, please use the ‘Contact Us’ section of our website or call our Customer Care number for assistance.
|Using this Service |
MMS can be sent and received in 2 ways: MMS Web and MMS Person to Person.
|Receiving MMS on your MMS mobile phone
You will be alerted as soon as an MMS is received by your mobile phone.
| Receiving MMS on a non-MMS mobile phone
Non-MMS mobile phones receive MMS as an SMS with a Message Waiting (MWI).
The received SMS reads as follows:
|Sending person to person MMS from your compatible mobile phone
When creating MMS, include combinations of photos, images, animations, sound and text.
|Sending person to person MMS from your mobile phone via WAP
If you use GPRS to surf WAP sites, you can send MMS from there!
|Accessing and sending MMS Web messages via a personal computer
To access Web MMS, you must register and login to our website and follow the easy instructions.
|Sending MMS across Australian networks
Mobile phone originated MMS can be sent between all the Australian GSM networks including prepaid customers. MMS is not available to MobileSat mobile phones and is not guaranteed to CDMA customers.
|Sending MMS across international networks
MMS can be sent to selected overseas networks. These networks are:
Optus is working towards providing this service to other overseas networks in the future.
MMS recipients on other international networks will receive an SMS notification, not an MMS, whether or not the recipient has an MMS compatible mobile phone.
Formats supported by MMS compatible mobile phones vary, dependant on the model of your mobile phone. Some supported formats include the following:
|How to upload MMS from your mobile phone to the Storage Albums on our website.
MMS Storage Albums provide you with a convenient way to store and display your MMS files. You may store your images and photos in a private MMS album for your eyes only or share them with friends and family.
You can free up valuable space on your mobile phone by uploading MMS to the MMS Album on our website.
You can also organise your MMS files into private and shared Albums for easy access and management.
To upload a photo, image or animation from your MMS mobile phone please follow these easy steps:
|Costs of Using this Service |
MMS within Australia are charged at a flat rate.
| Viewing MMS charges on your Bill
All MMS sent from your mobile phone, and any MMS requested to be sent from a website, will be shown on your bill.
| Frequently Asked Questions |
Here are some frequently asked questions about the MMS service. For more information, please use the ‘Contact Us’ section of our website or call our Customer Care number for assistance.What is MMS?
Do I need a special mobile phone to use MMS?
What happens if I send an MMS to a non-MMS mobile phone?
Can I send an MMS to any mobile phone in Australia?
Can I use MMS whilst I’m overseas (roaming)?
Can I send MMS overseas?
If I send an MMS that doesn’t make it to it’s destination, do I get charged for it?
Can I keep my current mobile phone number and have MMS?
How big can an MMS be?
How many pictures/images can I include in a MMS?
I have an MMS compatible mobile phone, but it’s not Optus approved. Can I still have the MMS service?
What is the difference between EMS and MMS?
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