Reading binary messages

Sebastian Krzyszkowiak seba.dos1 at
Thu Aug 6 20:22:13 CEST 2009

On 8/6/09, David Ford <david at> wrote:
> that's an incorrect assumption.  my providers only send one SMS
> indicating i have an MMS to read.  there isn't a second SMS with a
> public URL.  therefore i have zero chance of reading it unless i use my
> own software to fetch the MMS and render it by hand.
> Sebastian Krzyszkowiak wrote:
>> AFAIK there is just no way to detect if phone supports MMS or not.
>> Binary message is sent, and when timeout is reached without
>> downloading message, SMS with info is sent. So Freerunner users can
>> still read their MMS, exactly as Nokia 3210 users :P

So how are you supposed to read them on some old or simple headsets?
Not every phone has MMS support at all, even iPhone didn't have it in
first versions.

Sebastian Krzyszkowiak

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