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    Default Text messages use data?

    I only have 75mb of data left on my monthly allowance and I have 1 day left on cycle. If I go to settings and turn off cellular data will I still get text messages and phone calls?
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    Default Re: Text messages use data?

    If you turn off cellular data you will still be able to make and receive calls. you will not be able to send or receive MMS messages, however, you can send and receive SMS and iMessages while you are connected to a WiFi network.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosox20 View Post
    I only have 75mb of data left on my monthly allowance and I have 1 day left on cycle. If I go to settings and turn off cellular data will I still get text messages and phone calls?
    Picture messages to non-iPhone users take data, and iMessages use data. If you turn off data, then you will only receive iMessages when you are on wifi.


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    Default Re: Text messages use data?

    Ok. At work I don't have wifi so if I turn off data I won't get anything but phone calls? Ugh. This Stinks. I would hate to get charged extra in my last day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosox20 View Post
    Ok. At work I don't have wifi so if I turn off data I won't get anything but phone calls? Ugh. This Stinks. I would hate to get charged extra in my last day!
    You will still get SMS text messages with data turned off. You will not be able to get pictures or other MMS content... but text messages and voice calls will still work.
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    Oh cool. Thanks everyone!
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    Default Re: Text messages use data?

    no imessage without data connection. Any imessages sent to you should auto revert to sms though.
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    Default Re: Text messages use data?

    Irish Rose, is right. SMS won't use Internet data. MMS and iMessage uses internet data. However, SMS won't. You can still send SMS after turning off your cellular data...
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    Default Re: Text messages use data?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bosox20 View Post
    Ok. At work I don't have wifi so if I turn off data I won't get anything but phone calls? Ugh. This Stinks. I would hate to get charged extra in my last day!
    If you go slightly over the data just call your carrier and ask if they can
    relieve you of the overage charge. I've done that a couple of times with
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    Default Re: Text messages use data?

    How much data do you use in a month ? 75mb should get you through the day easily.
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    Default Re: Text messages use data?

    AT&T ? Tried it before and no dice. I also turned off data and I got no SMS text at all. I turned back on and they all came flooding in so I don't think it works without data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosox20 View Post
    AT&T ? Tried it before and no dice. I also turned off data and I got no SMS text at all. I turned back on and they all came flooding in so I don't think it works without data.
    I have AT&T. You should be able to pull it off. Assuming you've gone over.
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    Just got a text. I went over by 15mb!! Ugh. Now I am being charged for an additional 1gb. I used their text message service to check it during the day and it never changed. Yet when I get home in wifi they tell me I went over. BS!! What good is there # data text if it doesn't work!
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    If you turn off your data u can still txt and receive calls just u need data to use Internet on your phone and iMessage
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    Well not sure what happened because it didn't work until I turned data back on and then they all came rushing In. No text I sent with data off worked
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    Default Re: Text messages use data?

    We're you attempting to use iMessage? There is a setting that tells the Messages app to fall back to SMS if data isn't available but I don't think it is on by default.
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    Default Re: Text messages use data?

    Not sure. I use bitesms.
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    Default Re: Text messages use data?

    iMessage = uses data
    MMS = uses data
    SMS = uses the cell network and *shouldnt* use data
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    Default Re: Text messages use data?

    Texts don't use any data, picture messaging can vary with Verizon if you get unlimited text you get unlimited MMS which doesn't use your data. However any messages or attachments sent through iMessage will use cellular data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optid View Post
    Texts don't use any data, picture messaging can vary with Verizon if you get unlimited text you get unlimited MMS which doesn't use your data. However any messages or attachments sent through iMessage will use cellular data.
    MMS uses data, but doesn't go against your data allotment. However, if you have no data service, MMS won't work.


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    Default Re: Text messages use data?

    I don't understand the advantage of IMESSAGE if you have a text plan.
    IMESSAGE seems fine while on Wifi, but if not it uses your data plan.
    Should Imessages be on if you have a good text plan and not always in a Wifi area? I would not think so.
    Last edited by btiger1; 11-06-2013 at 06:40 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by btiger1 View Post
    I don't understand the advantage of IMESSAGE if you have a text plan.
    IMESSAGE seems fine while on Wifi but if not if uses up your data plan.
    What is the ideal Messages Settings if you have a good text plan?
    iMessage is encrypted for one and has a few features that SMS doesn't have like delivery notice

    I find it more reliable I don't like getting a fail to send text an hour later from your carrier when you thought your recipient got the text


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosox20 View Post
    Not sure. I use bitesms.
    That program I believe requires Data


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