iPhone users are still angry as hell (but they apparently will still take more) about having to pay an extra $200 for an “early upgrade” to the iPhone 3G S, but that’s already old news. The new news is that AT&T is reportedly going to give iPhone customers a bit of a break on MMS messages. AT&T says that MMS messages, sometimes called “picture messages,” will be billed the same way as SMS messages are billed today.
In other words, iPhone users (those with an iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G S) with text messaging plans will soon be able to use their “message” allotment to send SMS text messages or MMS multimedia messages. It’s still not clear exactly how much weight an MMS message will carry, compared to an SMS message (1 MMS = 2 SMS messages?), but it’s still good to see AT&T including MMS messaging in their iPhone messaging plans.
Now, before you get all excited to play with MMS on your iPhone 3G, keep in mind that MMS is only supported by iPhone OS 3.0. Get the iPhone 3.0 OS GM release (7a341) on your own, or wait for Apple to officially loose the new iPhone OS on the world.