Beware Lebara

Just got a Lebara sim on mse recommendation, but sending pics taken on iphone via messages is blocked. This seems peculiar to Lebara. Guide needs to warn of this.
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  • Possibly not included in the package price to send pics through messaging. You might need a sufficient balance in your account to pay the extra for them?
  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281 Forumite
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    Just got a Lebara sim on mse recommendation, but sending pics taken on iphone via messages is blocked. This seems peculiar to Lebara. Guide needs to warn of this.
    Are pictures not data .
    I cannot send pictures on my network not lebara and not iphone unless i turn on paid for data .

    OP if you believe what you write is true then tell MSE  ,

  • Rodders53
    Rodders53 Posts: 2,147 Forumite
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    https://mobile.lebara.com/gb/en/rates
    Picture messages are 45p per message on ANY brand of phone aka MMS. 
    You can add credit for those if you want to do it that, now old-fashioned, way.

    Otherwise, use an alternative way (WhatsApp is one example) that uses data (inclusive or charged at 9p/MB out of bundle).

    Googling the problem for iPhones leads me to believe that disabling MMS might work? then iMessage (whatever that is ;) ) should do it by default, but won't if you have poor/no data connection.

    It's likely user finger trouble / phone setup issue?
  • chistery
    chistery Posts: 203 Forumite
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    Why anyone still pays for MMS is still a mystery to me.
  • Both me and the good lady have used Lebara for best part of a year and have been very pleased with the service and price.

    We regularly share photos and videos with family and friends using WhatsApp or email and have never had a problem.
  • flaneurs_lobster
    flaneurs_lobster Posts: 3,558 Forumite
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    chistery said:
    Why anyone still pays for MMS is still a mystery to me.
    Only time I can think of it being useful is a "feature" phone (why are they called that?) with only voice/text plus a camera and a need to share a picture with no computer to hand. 
  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281 Forumite
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    chistery said:
    Why anyone still pays for MMS is still a mystery to me.

    Where is it free ??
  • chistery
    chistery Posts: 203 Forumite
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    JJ_Egan said:
    chistery said:
    Why anyone still pays for MMS is still a mystery to me.

    Where is it free ??
    Vodafone Xtra plans.

    I meant though that with Whatsapp, iMessage, Signal, email, etc. there's no need to be paying per message any more
  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281 Forumite
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    Bit pointless if the other party does not have any of those  .
    Also its relatively straightforward for many users to just send pictures that way .

    Not that i would ever send pictures .
  • tinker411
    tinker411 Posts: 111 Forumite
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    JJ_Egan said:
    chistery said:
    Why anyone still pays for MMS is still a mystery to me.

    Where is it free ??
    Smarty, Voxi and Superdrug mobile (well, it's included in messaging bundles on all three anyway).
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