On one of my line’s Pixel 3a phone which I’ve just ported over to a new RW 5.0 plan, and properly setup all of the APNs I could from this article:
(which was all except #s 2 & 3, the APN Types dun and ims, as corroborated by other members), I’ve determined that with Wifi only on (Airplane Mode turned on to test a pure Wifi calling/texting scenario), I seem to only be able to send/receive phone calls and SMS, but MMS does not work.
I’m wanting to raise this issue in the community, separately from another thread where I’d first brought it up under the topic of new 5.0 activations to see if anyone thinks they have had success with this and before opening a ticket with RW tech support.
I suspect this will not work easily at all, at least with the APN setup we’ve been given, and it’s possible it’ll never work on any AT&T MVNO based on some research I’ve done.
To explain why this is important to our family: our house is in an area where for some reason we get very poor cellular reception from T-Mobile, Sprint and now I can confirm AT&T (and probably Verizon too, last I checked), but have a very solid internet connection. So, like most people, we love the Wifi calling/texting capabilities. We’re used to this working great with pre-5.0 RW plans since it all worked through RW’s own technology for calling/texting (including MMS!).
So as we move to the new RW 5.0 plan, and lose that RW technology and are now dependent on AT&T’s wifi calling/texting solution, I’m trying to definitively determine whether we’ll be able to make MMS work over Wifi only as this may be a critical factor deciding whether we can stay on AT&T or not.
I’ve been doing research elsewhere and have found that the signs don’t look too promising for most MVNOs (of all 3 providers) for having this work. Maybe it does work more readily on accounts native to those 3 providers, but that’s really not something I’d like to get back to after having been off Verizon (postpaid) for many years now.
Here’s one thread post I was looking at which claims that this may be working on Mint Mobile (T-Mobile) with a certain APN setup: