There are several MMS problem threads on here, but none seem to get at the issue I'm having. I can receive MMS messages just fine, however I cannot send them. What is bizarre is that, from all indications, the phone thinks they are being sent. I get no error message and it even attaches a timestamp to the message. How can I find out what's going wrong and correct it?

Potentially necessary details:

  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy SII
  • OS version: 4.0.4
  • Network: Credo (via Sprint)
  • MMS app: Default Android app; I did briefly switch to using Facebook Messenger but recently switched back
  • Are you charged for them? You might wish to contact your provider with that, maybe they're stuck with them.
    – Izzy
    Apr 11, 2013 at 22:10
  • I don't think so, I've got one of those unlimited all-in-one packages.
    – Zelbinian
    Apr 11, 2013 at 23:50
  • OK, so you probably don't see them on your bill. Still, I'd contact the carrier with this issue, they can surely check their logs, or even do a "live check". Meanwhile, you could check with a logcat tool (e.g. aLogCat) what's going on: Start aLogCat, clear log, hit "play" to have it recording. Send a MMS, wait for its "OK". REturn to aLogCat, press pause, export the recorded log to your sdcard (to have it save). Now check the recording for everything that might be related to your MMS.
    – Izzy
    Apr 12, 2013 at 6:38
  • I find aLogCat impossible to use; you almost have to have insider information into what the developers decided to call things in order to have any luck finding things, especially given the number of stuff it collects. It'd take a whole day of tinkering to solve it that way and I simply don't have that kind of time to spend on the problem.
    – Zelbinian
    Apr 12, 2013 at 19:04
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    So rather do some try-and-err, and see where it leads? :) You still could post the saved log to e.g. pastebin and link it from here, so we could take a look and point things out. But without hard facts, it's difficult to assist you.
    – Izzy
    Apr 12, 2013 at 19:08


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