Fido slows down transmitting MMS when you're behind in your bill (I'm speaking about those with the free MMS plan but get charged for SMS - yes, I found that out the hard way) roughly as follows:
Current with your bill: ~90-100% of MMS go thru the first time without resending
One month behind:~50-75% of MMS will " " " "
Two months behind: ~25-50% of MMS go thru the first time " " " "
Three months or over: almost all sent MMS get stuck at 'sending' and won't be transmitted (maybe 1% will go thru and resending doesn't help here).
Bring your bill back to no more than one month behind: MMS will work again
In all my years with Fido, the above seems to always be the pattern (%'s listed above are very approx.).
I've never had an issue with my SMS's not going thru but even with the free MMS plan you will still be charged .20¢/ea.per message.
I do not have a data plan.
OP, were you behind in your payments?
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I'm not sure where you got those numbers, but I can assure you that's not the case.
If you have a past due amount, there is a process that we follow. It depends of the tenure of the account, the amount due and the general credit score.
It's possible that following a missed payment your data access is suspended, we won't slow down the transmission of your MMS.
If you're experiencing a situation were you're getting failed messages when sending your MMS, it would be good to contact us! We'll look into it with you
Same on my Galaxy S7 Silver Titanium, i got it used and unlocked from Virgin mobile. The sms and mms are slow they take like 5 or 6 secs or more. I went to the Fido outlet in a nearby mall, they dont know about the issue(no technical or IT people, just retailer-ish) , and claim that its an old phone.😐.
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From what I can tell, it sounds like your MMS and SMS are functioning as it should. It it normal for there to be a delay of a few seconds for messages to be transmitted, especially in the case of MMS that need to be downloaded.
That said, Have you tested your SIM card in another device, a Fido phone, to see if there is any change in how your SMS/MMS are sent/received?
Let us know!