1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Will text messaging be available on the iPad Pro? Will I need a data package for it?
    09-22-2015 10:25 PM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    Will text messaging be available on the iPad Pro? Will I need a data package for it?
    It will work with cellular (LTE radio) and wifi. Yes, if you want to use LTE then you will need a data package. No, if you are happy with wifi.
    09-22-2015 10:26 PM
  3. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Won't it require being attached to an iPhone in order to get actual text messaging (as opposed to iMessage)?
    09-22-2015 10:34 PM
  4. HankAZ's Avatar
    Won't it require being attached to an iPhone in order to get actual text messaging (as opposed to iMessage)?
    Um, yeah... my bad.

    The bottom line is that the iPad Pro is, after all, an iPad... pretty much what works for the Air 2 and the Mini 4 will work for the Pro.
    09-22-2015 11:20 PM
  5. tigerinexile's Avatar
    There are apps that do SMS messaging.

    Various VOIP services in the US, along with Google Hangouts, which sends and receives texts using your Google Voice number.

    But that works with any iPad, of course. Heck, I'm in Canada and I have a Google Voice number in the US, tied to my occasional American cell number. I send texts to the US with my American Google Voice number all the time, using the Hangouts app.


    Sent from my iPad Air using Tapatalk
    09-23-2015 12:37 AM
  6. ZaCharee00's Avatar
    It will work with cellular (LTE radio) and wifi. Yes, if you want to use LTE then you will need a data package. No, if you are happy with wifi.
    Good idea.
    10-14-2015 05:20 AM
  7. Blakew23's Avatar
    Yes, just like the iPad Air 2
    10-18-2015 12:13 PM

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