I have managed to send (but not receive) MMS messages on my flip phone. Since there is not a lot on this forum pertaining to non-smart phones this post is to document the steps it took so that anyone looking for help might be able to have a starting point for their phone. These steps are based on a LG A341.
You will notice very quickly that the order of these steps matter.
Blue is the main menu.
Green are menu options in the bottom corners.
Set Up Access Point
Settings -> Connection -> Access Points -> New
Connection Title: PM
Authentication: No Auth
Set Up Internet Profile
Settings -> Connection -> Internet Profiles -> New
Profile Name: PM
Use Proxy: Off
Access Point: PM
Set Up Message Center
Messaging -> Message Settings -> Multimedia Message -> Message Center -> Options -> New
Name: Public Mobile
MMSC URL: http://aliasredirect.net/proxy/mb/mmsc
Internet Profile: PM
Activate *This is very important and easily overlooked*
Restart Your Phone *also easy to overlook*
As mentioned above I can only send not receive picture messages. I will update this post when/if I manage to get the receiving half working. Also if you have different steps for your make/model of non-smart phone I will gladly add them.
You are completely correct. Possible yet unnessisarily difficult.
Thanks! I hope to figure out the recieving part soon too :).
If you refer to the "dumb phone" tag. Its compeltely thanks to @chukdefatey as that's how he refered to it when he replied to me as i was trying to figure it all out, i hadn't thought of them that way until then.
Using this thread and another I got the MMS inbound and outbound working now.
but the browser still disconnects on launch
the menus are exactly as the first post described