LG Optimus One won't receive picture messages

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LG Optimus One won't receive picture messages. I have data on my plan, but when the message comes in, I turn data on, and click the download button in the mms message, and a message comes back saying "download of message was unsuccessful." Please help!
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Posted 5 years ago

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Follow these steps exactly

http://koodomobile.com/en/on/switch2k...

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I've already done that...still didn't work.
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Keep your data on 1) at all times or 2)prior to someone sending you a picture message, there will be no issue receiving the picture then.
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So that's my problem then? I don't have data turned on all the time because I don't need to use it at home, as I have a wireless connection. When I receive a mms, I turn data on and try to download it, but I guess it won't ever work that way?
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Hello Jcm,

No sweat, if you are at home and is using your wireless connection (WIFI), your data is automatically turned off.
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Yea, leave your data on at home as the phone will automatically prioritize the wi-fi connection over the data connection.

Pictures travel over the data network so they require an open connection.

Hope that helps
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When I first got my phone and had data enabled, I thought that it would connect to the wifi first, but I ended up having like $14 in data charges on my phone because it connected using data. So I'm always wary to leave my data on while at home. Now I have data on my plan, but I don't want to use it up, if I don't have to.
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Hello Jcm,

Just to make you aware there are some awesome Canada-wide Data plans out there, like the 35$ 400 talk minutes, 7PM, 300Mb.

What plan do you have right now? Sometimes those pay-per-use data is pesky and hit you blind with extra unexpected charges.
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Right now I have the Double 30 plan...so I have 200 mb of data...so it's not likely that I'd ever reach my limit. Thanks for the comments though!
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I left my data connection on...and had a picture sent to me after a little bit of having it on, and it still didn't work, the same "download unsuccessful" message appeared.
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Tania Marie Rhodes

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I am having a problem getting my picture messages to download . It was working fine the other day now its not please help
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Susan M

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Did you ever find a solution? I'm having the same issue :(
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Do you have an open cellular data connection?
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Yes, I believe so. But what exactly do you mean by 'open'? 3G/4G?

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