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Knowledge Base

What's the difference between sending pictures by MMS and Data Plan?

MMS messaging, which stands for multimedia messaging service, takes SMS text messaging a step further. MMS allows for longer message lengths beyond the traditional, 160-character SMS limit. MMS, which is often used to send pictures, extends upon SMS and allows for longer content lengths. MMS feature is used widely in the scouting camera industry. With the MMS feature over AT&T or T-mibile cellular network, the user can send the pictures to a cellphone or an email address by using the MMS text message plan. 

The wireless scouting camera can send the pictures by using the cellular Data Plan as well. The data service from the cellular network will provide the wireless scouting cameras with the internet connection. With this internet connection, the camera can send the pictures by two ways:

Using the existing SMTP mail server. This method requests the user to have an email SMTP account setup. Every time camera takes a picture, it will send to the preset email address by using the mail server and the internet connection provided by the cellular data service.
Some cameras were configured to transfer the photos taken by the cameras to a server and the server was set up to send the photos to desired email address or cell phone.

HCO wireless cameras give the flexibilities to the customers so they can choose either the MMS text message plan or data plan.