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    Default [MMS] AT&T users bypass blocks?

    I am a legit AT&T user with iPhone data plans and service. I have activated MMS on my line and the rest of my families. I have installed the SwirlyMMS app and seems to work. Except for the fact that I cannot fetch or send MMS's. It knows that I have an MMS but when I try to fetch it SwirlyMMS always says that the proxy failed to connect. I tried many different proxies and MMSC servers. None worked. I then read that AT&T blocked all MMS transfer to iPhone accounts. Is there a way to bypass this block to be able to receive and send MMS messages. We could set up a proxy server and transfer through that or something. I am looking for anyway to get this to work...

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    I'm not an AT&T customer but I've heard that if you change the phones IMEI address the AT&T server won't identify your phone as an iPhone, and in turn it won't close down those proxies allowing you to send and recieve mms. You can do this with both ziphone and iLiberty+ I think. Can someone confirm if this works?

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    That would be cool, but isnt changing your IMEI illegal?


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    Yes it is... from what Ive read, its kind of like changing the VIN number on your car...
    Whenever you make a phone call the network checks your IMEI to verify what kind of phone you are using.. more importantly it is to verify that it is your phone... lets say your phone gets stolen.. the carrier will blacklist the phones IMEI which will render the phone useless... but changing the phones IMEI defeats this security measure... so it could be considered a form of fraud...

    Of course Ive heard that this law varies from country to country... not sure how true that is though...

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    What if I changed it to the IMEI of my old Razr? Tha would still be illegal though too right? Fraud... I will try to look it up.


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    changing your phone's IMEI is most definatley illegal, in the UK and US at least. I believe that all of us legit iPhone account-holders will have to wait until Apple release MMS for iPhone to be able to recieve them correctly.

    Looks like us legit customers will have to wait until at least June

    P.S. This subject has been tackled here before, and fairly definate answers were discussed.
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    How illegal is it to change your IMEI? What would the charges be if you got arrested or charged for it?


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    don't know, I guess you could ask Zibri .

    All I can find from one google is that it is still a very grey area. Who knows, I would imagine though, that if you changed your IMEI to that of a RAZR, then your visual voicemail would no longer work.
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    Well form the research I have done it seems like it could be a pretty heavy fine or even jail sentence, although I guess I would just go to juvie But I also read that because the IMEI is encoded into the baseband that the network would still see the phone as the old IMEI...


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    I saw a post on xda developers or something that said in the UK changing IMEI could get 5 years or 10000 pound/euro fine. Even owning software capable of changing IMEI could get you in trouble.


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