About picture messaging (MMS)

Picture messaging (MMS) is a service that allows you to send and receive messages with multimedia content, not necessarily just text. Picture messaging lets you send or receive messages containing pictures, video, text, audio, or a combination.


  • You'll need a phone that supports picture messaging to use this service. If you're not sure, check your phone's Tech Specs.
  • Because of the larger size, a picture message can sometimes take longer to get to your phone than a text message (SMS).
  • Videos can only be sent between handsets that support video messaging.



Messaging rates

Some plans include a monthly allotment of messages (text, picture, video, and IM). If messages aren’t included in your plan, you can find messaging rates by logging into My T-Mobile and visiting the PLAN section. For Pay in Advance (Prepaid) accounts, rates can be found on the Prepaid additional services page.



Related content