Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  
    Stewby85's Avatar

    25 Posts
    Global Posts
    50 Global Posts

    Default Text on WiFi ??

    Hi, I had a evo phone before I got my GS3 and I think but dont remember but if I was in a area where I had no signal but had WiFi my text seem to still work,,, Am I wrong ?? Anyway I go to this local bar in my area which has NO SERVICE due to the building I guess as no one in the bar has a signal on any carrier, but they do have WiFI is there a setting somewhere on this phone or some way that I can text over WiFi with out having a airave??

    Thank you !
  2. #2  
    mobdad's Avatar

    236 Posts
    Global Posts
    237 Global Posts
    LIH Jelly Bean Leak

    Default Re: Text on WiFi ??

    I don't think you can send traditional "text messages" with Wifi only (no phone/data connection from your carrier). You can always use a program like AIM or ICQ of course. Are those services even available any more?
  3. #3  

    Default Re: Text on WiFi ??

    I believe SMS and MMS runs on the same connection as voice calls, separate from mobile data (3G/4G) & WiFi.

    You can use Google Voice to get your text messages on WiFi. Do the Sprint Google Voice integration to use your current phone number. I put my phone in airplane mode and then turn on WiFi to conserve battery, while still being able to send & receive texts.

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy S3 using Tapatalk 2.
  4. #4  

    Talking Re: Text on WiFi ??

    Use kik messenger or Facebook messenger. They both use wifi and have delivered and read notifications. And both or across platforms. I use kik more and I know you'll like it
  5. #5  

    Default Re: Text on WiFi ??

    Just send your text as a multi media msg by attaching a picture it should go thru

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    Ntchwaidumela likes this.

Similar Threads

  1. Need a text messenger app that works on wifi
    By macjazzy in forum Android Apps
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 12-02-2013, 07:55 PM
  2. Text Msg on Wifi only Tab
    By dpomerance in forum Samsung Galaxy Tab 10-inch
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-25-2012, 04:46 PM
  3. no emails/texts unless on wifi
    By farbster in forum AT&T Captivate
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-13-2012, 04:01 PM
  4. Unable to Connect to Exchange on WiFi
    By sirmichael in forum HTC Droid Eris
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-15-2010, 05:49 PM
  5. Intermittent freezing when sms texting on moto droid..
    By jdella681 in forum Motorola Droid
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 12-01-2009, 12:24 AM

Posting Permissions