My husband just got this phone and he has the data block that you set up in your account under block services. He has both block all data services ticked and block mobile web and he can still send and receive picture messages. Here is what is says under block all data services or are you talking about another kind of block? If I was the poster I would walk into a Verizon store and tell them picture messaging is not working and see what they say. Mary
"Note: Block All Data Services will not block Picture and Video Messages (MMS), Backup Assistant or My Verizon Mobile (when already downloaded) because data charges don\'t apply when using these services. Block All Data Services does not cancel any subscriptions to data services (such as VZ Navigator) you may already have. Any applications requiring data for usage (other than Backup Assistant and My Verizon Mobile) will no longer function. To prevent billing for any other subscription applications previously downloaded, please cancel them before proceeding."