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    Default Pictures Via Text.

    When I had my old HTC desire awhile back , when someone sent me a picture via text, I wouldn't have to have data on to receive the picture/s. It would automatically just turn it on for the second it would need data and then turn it off automatically.
    Now with my Samsung GS4, I have to manually turn the data on to receive the pictures then manually turn out off again .... Kinda sucks for sure .

    This goes for sending pictures as well.

    So what setting if any needs to be done so it's automatic like my old phone was?
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    Default Re: Pictures Via Text.

    With extortionist rates for overage charges and not many true "unlimited data" accounts left most folks will want to know that when they turn data OFF, it's OFF. To allow it to come on for the second it would need could end up tossing some in the overcharge bucket, possibly without their knowledge.
    Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.

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    Naaa. It only uses .00000001 kb.

    There has to be a way if older phones did it...

    Sent from my shed.
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    Default Re: Pictures Via Text.

    AWESOME!!!
    Come on guys, what's the fix?
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    The only way I know how is to use a 3rd party messaging app. I use ChompSMS and it has an option to do this.. (see below).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAVAGE420 View Post
    Naaa. It only uses .00000001 kb.

    There has to be a way if older phones did it...

    Sent from my shed.
    MMS photos range from 30 KB to 300 on average from what I've noticed .

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    Sent from my T-Mobile Galaxy S6 (32 GB) using AC Forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    MMS photos range from 30 KB to 300 on average from what I've noticed .

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    But they aren't generally counted against your mobile data plan.

    The issue isn't that the MMS would take data, it's that some other app would do something that used data when your texting app turned data on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garublador View Post
    But they aren't generally counted against your mobile data plan.

    The issue isn't that the MMS would take data, it's that some other app would do something that used data when your texting app turned data on.
    This function turns it on and uses it to download then should shut off. An app seeing a data connection and using it won't be stopped either way. The only way to stop this is to turn off your syncs and things of that nature.

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    Sent from my T-Mobile Galaxy S6 (32 GB) using AC Forums.
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    Default Re: Pictures Via Text.

    OK Thanx fellas. Too bad it didn't do if like it did before on my old phone without doing anything or downloading anything.

    Sent from my shed.

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