BSNL bids goodbye to MMS, says it has become obsolete

By September 21st, 2015 AT 5:28 PM

BSNL the largest PSU has finally pulled the plug on the multimedia messaging system (MMS) platform which was never able to gain any traction in India.


MMS which seems to be the communication technology of the age of the Dinosaur, never caught on with the masses due to it being higher priced than traditional SMS and not being supported by all handsets. Back in the day when someone spent Rs.5 on an MMS the receiver would receive a link to the multimedia content which he would later need to load in his phone browser, which made it tedious and effectively defeated the whole purpose of sending the MMS.

With the advent of instant messengers like whatsapp, viber, hike, line, etc. now sending photos, videos, voice notes has become very convenient and platforms like MMS have become obsolete. BSNL has sent out notification SMS to its subscribers informing them that BSNL will no longer be supporting MMS and that subscribers can manually edit their APN settings and select BSNLNET for accessing mobile internet on their phones. We may soon witness a similar move by private operators as well.

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Esmail is our very own in-house spectrum specialist. He is passionate about Telecom, DTH and OTT video streaming apps. When not writing an article, you can find him binge watching shows on Netflix while sipping on a cup of coffee.

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bsnl is prejudice that its subscribers r womaniser or tharki as 99% of all its promotional sms sys karo mujhse chulbuli baate—i m priya me akeli hu–what the fish–haha


True. I received those stupid messages too until I had the DND activated. BSNL seems to have taken the dirty road to survival now.


True. I used to receive obscene messages like this from BSNL until I had my DND activated. It seems BSNL is doing the dirty way for survival/profit.

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