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Old 20-11-2013, 00:05
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I've just logged in to my 3 account and it states I have 500 picture messages remaining. I'm on the Oneplan SIM only and don't recall seeing this before.

It even shows it in the my3 app.
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Old 20-11-2013, 08:34
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Just checked my3 account and don't have MMS and I'm on the one plan
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Old 20-11-2013, 08:42
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Oh, just checked and apparently I've got 500 picture messages, too. I'm on Ultimate Internet SIM 200.
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Old 20-11-2013, 10:00
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i wonder if you only get the MMS when your allowance renews...mind you according to carguy143 picture he's got 7 days left until it renews
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Old 20-11-2013, 10:48
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No picture messages showing up for me on ultimate internet 500.
I have noticed that the picture mail allowance has dissappeared though.
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Old 20-11-2013, 11:01
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Well I sent a picture message since posting up that screenshot and it now shows as 499 remaining so it must be correct.
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Old 20-11-2013, 11:08
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Oh I wonder if everyone will get this allowance because it seems to be a mixed contract types getting the 500 photo messages
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Old 20-11-2013, 11:40
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i wonder if you only get the MMS when your allowance renews...mind you according to carguy143 picture he's got 7 days left until it renews
My allowance renews tomorrow, so can't be that.
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Old 20-11-2013, 11:59
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Well I called and asked and they said I don't have any free picture messages and it must be an error. I almost wish I hadn't called. Still, it's not something I would have had anyway.
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Old 20-11-2013, 12:04
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checked mine and my brothers account no sign of picture messages.

They could be updating peoples accounts in stages though? who knows.
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Old 20-11-2013, 12:47
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I'm on the One plan 15 sim only, no MMS on my allowance, which has just renewed.
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Old 20-11-2013, 13:08
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I'm on the One plan 15 sim only, no MMS on my allowance, which has just renewed.
I am on the One Plan sim only and my3 shows I have 500 MMS messages! (not that I use MMS)
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Old 20-11-2013, 13:21
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Nothing here still the extortionate 25p per message!
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Old 20-11-2013, 15:33
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dose anyone know why odd people on three are getting 500 photo messages???
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Old 20-11-2013, 16:41
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dose anyone know why odd people on three are getting 500 photo messages???
Because Three believe that odd people are far too often discriminated against and occasionally deserve to have something nice happen to them (not that i've ever sent an MMS so don't know what to do with them now i have 'em. Something odd no doubt).
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Old 20-11-2013, 16:49
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Because Three believe that odd people are far too often discriminated against and occasionally deserve to have something nice happen to them (not that i've ever sent an MMS so don't know what to do with them now i have 'em. Something odd no doubt).
Good answer!

Now on a serious note, I have been with Three for over 2 years and only just downgraded to sim only when my phone contract expired. Maybe it's a billing error and it will be taken off us and for that reason alone, I am sailing on the side of caution.
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Old 20-11-2013, 16:55
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Are there not free alternatives to picture messaging now? Can't what's app do them?
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Old 20-11-2013, 17:02
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Are there not free alternatives to picture messaging now? Can't what's app do them?
There are. Picture messaging isn't something that I normally use, however when checking my allowances I just noticed it appear.
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Old 20-11-2013, 19:20
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I heard its to do with the Nexus.

If you text more than 1 person the Nexus changes the message to an MMS,

Until a fix is in place, Three are giving customers (not sure how they find who) 500 free MMS a month
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Old 20-11-2013, 20:40
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I have got the Nexus 5, not sure about the others who got the allowance.
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Old 20-11-2013, 21:56
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I also have a Nexus 5 and I don't mind free MMS messages and hope it lasts a while as they do come in handy.
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Old 20-11-2013, 22:52
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So -could you simply go into My3 and adjust your handset type to a Nexus?
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Old 20-11-2013, 22:55
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So -could you simply go into My3 and adjust your handset type to a Nexus?
It's not listed. I think they can tell by the IMEI code.
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Old 20-11-2013, 22:57
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It's not listed. I think they can tell by the IMEI code.
Right. Nexus 4 is. iPhone 5s (mine) isn't but about 6 x iPhone 5c are
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Old 21-11-2013, 17:54
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If this is the cause it's probably a smart move by three to reduce support calls - some could go over 500 and still call, but it would eliminate most complaints. Smart, proactive.
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