1. AC Question's Avatar
    I had an LG Optimus and did NOT have to have mobile data on when I was connected to WIFI to download a picture attached to a text message, now I do. Why? I have my auto retrieve on and have powered down the phone. It is new. I also have to have mobile data on in order to receive mass texts. WHy will it noe work with WIFI?
    02-24-2017 07:52 PM
  2. AC Question's Avatar
    Why will it not download with wifi? I have an LG Tribute HD
    02-24-2017 08:01 PM
  3. belodion's Avatar
    MMS needs a mobile data connection.
    02-24-2017 09:02 PM
  4. Tim1954's Avatar
    Text and multimedia messages use your SIM card and network account. They come via the network.
    You can get third party messaging apps that use Wi-Fi and use them even without a SIM...
    02-24-2017 09:41 PM
  5. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    If your carrier gives you wifi calling, and if your phone supports it, you can probably get the SMS/MMS messaging to also use the wifi system when you have wifi calling turned on.
    Otherwise, SMS/MMS messaging requires mobile data be turned on and available.
    02-24-2017 10:58 PM

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