The Economist writes:
Some operators have promoted MMS by cutting prices; others have tried to encourage adoption by promoting new uses, such as uploading images to the web. But the average number of messages sent by each subscriber is still minuscule (see chart). And as internet standards permeate further into mobile phones, people may start sending photos to and fro using e-mail instead. In Japan and South Korea, they already have. “MMS is a dead end,” says David Chamberlain of In-Stat.