More than two years after the original iPhone's announcement, and the lack of MMS (multimedia messaging) support still constitutes the most lamented feature deart--aside from, perhaps, copy and paste--on the device. An application for full-blown MMS exchange is available for jailbroken phones, and many users have resorted to emailing messages, but most users still pine for a native MMS application that would allow sending and receiving of images to and from other capable phones.
Two fairly new applications in the App Store, offer semi-solutions.
Fetch MMS allows users to send MMS to cell phone numbers, receive replies to MMS via email, and choose images from the Photo Album or Camera. The developer states;
"Our server then detects the wireless network that the chosen number is on and converts the image to a multimedia message for delivery to the recipient's device. Recipient will receive the message as a normal multimedia message."
Missing, of course, is the ability to receive MMS messages directly at your iPhone's number. That's where the second app (kind of) swoops in for the save.
Fetch My MMS accesses accesses messages from ViewMyMessage.com, which, as you would know if anyone has ever sent you thwarted MMS, is where multimedia messages go if they are sent directly to your iPhone, necessitating an irritating (even more so because of the lack of copy and paste) trip to the site, at which you must enter a lengthy code to access the image.
Fetch My MMS works by extracting the irritating code out of the viewmymessage.com SMS message and automatically entering it on the site.
Until a real MMS application is developed by Apple, or the company decides to stop barring such applications from the App Store, these kludgy workarounds are your best bets.