QUESTION: Is my issue with the carrier, L5, or me?
Being unable to send/receive texts with a mage, I tried the [+] in Chat program and see the following:
So I click “New Message”, and I can add or use a person from my ‘contacts’. But images and text go to byte heaven.No one receives the text w/ or /w the image.
Click on “New SMS/MMS” opens a ‘group’ setup. (below)
It seems that Chat does not have a part that will send/receive pics/cids. Just weren’t showing that missing detail until someone else asked about it. But, 2048 works!
It’s here in another post at Do matrix in chatty support images?
Yes, it is.
After 4 days, I find that the answer to MY question is; not the carrier, me, or L5. It’s the app itself.
s/b Image, not mage.
Why I thought MMS or the Option to Attach was how to send a text w/ pic is irrelevant now. My question has been answered - sending text w/ pic is not a feature even if it seems pics have been attached and sent.
Sorry, @Sharon, I probably should have replied directly to this for clarity. I was saying I have the same issue as your OP. Chatty’s approach to a ‘new message’ is very confusing in terms of GUI.
As for the other issues with sending and receiving SMS and MMS, I believe I have isolated it (for me at least) down to SMS / MMS over 4G, as opposed to 3G. If I force 3G only connection, messages send and receive fine, with the occasional exception. I think they are limited to 160 characters though, which is tremendously annoying.
(I have not yet confirmed my L5 has VoLTE enabled, as I have not taken steps to enable it. However, I have noted that the header icon stays reading “4G” during phone calls though, which work fine - so at this point I am assuming my L5 had VoLTE enabled out of the box.)