Kyivstar Has Stopped Supporting MMS
From November 1, 2023 Kyivstar has completely stopped supporting MMS: the service is not available to both private and corporate customers. The reason is that the technology for carrying data is outdated, and MMSs are not in demand. After all, Viber, Telegram, WhatsApp, and other messengers allow instant transmission of multimedia messages free of charge.
Why Kyivstar Refuses From MMS
MMS is a technology that allows you to send multimedia files (video, audio) to your cell phone and email. The size of messages is limited: up to 50 KB for standard 1.0 and up to 999 KB for 2.0, and much depends on the operator and the user's device. In most cases, videos are rarely longer than 40 seconds.
Limited size is not the only disadvantage of MMS. Their main weak point is that the service is paid.
The processing and sending of multimedia messages is a labor-intensive task that uses a lot of resources. Therefore, carriers charge money for sending MMS messages to maintain a complex infrastructure.
Of course, for users who actively use Viber, Telegram, WhatsApp, and other free messengers, it is not profitable to pay for sending media files. It is enough to have access to the Internet to send and receive audio and video content for free. Therefore, MMS messages are unpopular, and it is not profitable for the carrier to maintain the infrastructure through which they are transferred.
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