For the longest time, MMS messages between Google Voice and T-Mobile numbers has been a very miserable experience. And by miserable, I really mean nonexistent. Things are getting just a bit better today, though, as Googler Alex Wiesen has announced that Google Voice phone numbers can now receive MMS messages from T-Mobile numbers.
The experience isn’t totally seamless, of course. For starters, any images sent via MMS will be sent to that Google Voice account’s associated Gmail inbox. Users have the option of being notified via SMS when a new message is received, though, so you shouldn’t miss a single message.
Unfortunately, this still isn’t a two-way street — Google Voice members can’t send outgoing MMS messages. Google says they are working to bring this at some point next year, but truth be told we’re starting to believe that’s little more than an urban myth. In other words, we’ll believe it when we see it.
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