What websites are good for uploading photos from my cellphone to the Internet?
August 21, 2006 11:38 PM   Subscribe

What websites are good for uploading photos from my cellphone to the Internet?

I have a Treo 650 and would like suggestions on which site(s) is good for uploading photos so that others can view them.

I have a Flickr account but they don't support the Treo 650 (why? i dunno).

Something easy. Something fast. Something fun.

posted by bamassippi to Computers & Internet (14 answers total)
I'm certain the Treo 650 supports email, so all you need to do it email the photos to an email address which you can configure in your flickr account options.

Flickr works a treat for moblogging.
posted by a. at 11:55 PM on August 21, 2006

ahhhh. I overlooked the obvious.
posted by bamassippi at 12:02 AM on August 22, 2006

mobog is run by pud of fuckedcompany fame, if that's the sort of thing you're after.
posted by Savvas at 12:05 AM on August 22, 2006

just to point out that savvas mobog link is NSFW, before, like me, you click on it at work.
posted by tnai at 2:41 AM on August 22, 2006

Uh, is the front page of mobog supposed to be just shy of 50% porn?
posted by krisjohn at 3:07 AM on August 22, 2006

you want moblog.
posted by oh pollo! at 3:17 AM on August 22, 2006

Moblog claims that it'll let you send photos to a blog but I couldn't make it happen on my Treo 650. Emailing photos to Flickr, on the other hand, worked a treat. If you have a Flickr account, you'll find the email address you need to send them to here.
posted by Hogshead at 3:56 AM on August 22, 2006

Try radar.net.
posted by idiotfactory at 5:05 AM on August 22, 2006

Textamerica is okay, but they may be charging for accounts now.
posted by bink at 5:31 AM on August 22, 2006

Specifically, here are the pricing tiers at textamerica:

TA Freebee ($0.00)
Includes 1 moblog and up to 50 images and/or videos.

TA Basic $24.99 per year
Includes 3 moblogs and up to 450 photos and/or videos each.

TA Premium $99.99 per year
Includes 5 moblogs and up to 5000 photos and/or videos each.

So you can do it free if you don't post that many pictures.
posted by bink at 5:33 AM on August 22, 2006

You can use Flickr. I know lots of people using the Treo 650 on Flickr.

If you're using VersaMail/Treo 650/Cingular you have to use Cingular's smtp server, or your attachments will be blocked by Cingular's proxy.

Under smtp server, put in:
No ssl, no authentication, runs on Port 25.
posted by dmd at 7:06 AM on August 22, 2006

Last I heard, Textamerica was deleting all free accounts as of this fall. Their customer service is nonexistent and they have an ugly history of deleting people's accounts (sometimes including years of photos) for dissing TA in their blogs, etc. I'd go for Flickr (or anybody else) instead.
posted by jessicapierce at 11:22 AM on August 22, 2006

There was a whole flap over TextAmerica's plans, and IIRC, they've pulled back somewhat. Still, it left a lot of people bitter and there's a Flickr group devoted to TA refugees.

Flickr most definitely works with the Treo 650 and Treo 700p (via e-mail), as my Flickr account is basically all mobile phone photos posted while out and about. It ain't Ansel Adams, but I love the spontenaity of it all.

I try to hedge my bets against unexpected shutdowns of free moblogging services by using several at once. Every time I post a photo from my Treo, I copy it to Flickr, TextAmerica, Buzznet, and now Vox. Flickr is still my favorite, though.
posted by pzarquon at 5:36 PM on August 22, 2006

pzarquon, please tell me you're kidding.
posted by dmd at 6:14 PM on August 22, 2006

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