- 04-27-2011, 08:00 PM #2
- 04-28-2011, 03:12 AM #4
- 04-28-2011, 11:29 AM #5
No; you have to have some sort of signal.
Here's the test: Turn on airplane mode on your phone, this will cut off all signals. Then, turn on wifi. Send a text. My text immediately got bounced saying "unable to send message".
You can however send texts through Google Voice; if you have an account setup.
- 04-28-2011, 12:02 PM #6
Last edited by RkyMtnHigh; 04-28-2011 at 12:54 PM.
- 04-28-2011, 12:42 PM #7
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I'm doing it right now.
And attempting to text kicks back an undeliverable message while doing this, which tells me you can't text over wifi. But I can still surf the web and facebook and everything. Just can't make phone calls or send texts.
EDIT: I should note I'm using the CyanogenMod ROM, in case Sense has something that prevents you from doing this. I will also note you could still use email to send a text message.
Last edited by EvilMonkey; 04-28-2011 at 12:47 PM.
- 04-28-2011, 12:53 PM #8
If I'm on wifi, my 3 and4G radios are turned off...How is that I can text my other phone and receive it instantly? It can't switch at the speed I'm getting my texts. I see what you're saying about the web working...bizarre.
- 04-28-2011, 12:56 PM #9
- 04-28-2011, 12:59 PM #10
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And yes, I'm on wifi about 90% of the time, but I don't think that matters for sending SMS. You still need a carrier signal for it since it's not being sent over the wifi connection.
Last edited by EvilMonkey; 04-28-2011 at 01:07 PM.
- 04-28-2011, 04:19 PM #11
You can turn off any of your bands (3g, wifi, 4g) and still receive texts/phone calls. However, if you turn on airplane mode, it cuts all 4 off. Turning on airplane mode then wifi allows just data. Google Voice transmits text messages as data. You can use google voice + sprint setup to send text messages; this is what I do in my basement instead of searching for a mobile signal.
- 04-29-2011, 02:46 AM #12