How to attach an image to a SMS in apple iphone 3G

Jegajothy vythilingam
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I have an Apple iPhone 3G model A1241,  and I wish to attach an image to a sms.   I have seen a youtube tutorial, but on my screen there is no icon in the messsage screen to the left of the field to enter the message.  Thus I am at  a  lost.  There is only a "send" button on the right.  thank u for your advise. regards
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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That will not run IOS 10 or 11 so it may not be possible.
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You can send an email with an attachment even with iPhone 3.
Who is your carrier?  Some carriers allow image messaging with the old iPhone 3, but some do not.  The other user must also have an iPhone for it to work.

For example:
https://smartphones.gadgethacks.com/how-to/enable-mms-picture-messaging-iphone-3g-t-mobile-283145/
There's a comment at the bottom where someone called t-moble 5 years ago (~2012) and T-mobile support told them it wasn't supported on their servers.  That may be why you don't have the image icon available in SMS.

Sending an image through SMS isn't actually going through SMS, but through your DATA plan using Apple's iMessage chat service.  SMS text is a specific, limited control channel where they allowed a small amount of text to ride along, so you can't actually send an image through actual SMS.  Apple worked around that to save you text message charges when you send a message to other iPhones.  If the other user you're sending a message to isn't using an iPhone, you will not be able to send an image, even if you have the newest iPhone.

If you are capable of sending images to the other user (iPhone), you should see a blue bubble around the text that you receive from them.  It's going through iMessage using your data plan or WiFi.  You should see the image icon that you're looking for.  If the messages are in Green bubbles, then it's SMS only and they are not using an iPhone, or somehow turned off their data access, then the image icon won't be available to you.
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An image in an SMS has never occurred to me. I've always thought images sent with phones are called MMS's ?

Does your 3G phone have MMS capability? If so, give that a try.

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thank u everyone.

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