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    Default Why cant i send pictures through wifi?

    Every time i try to send or receive pictures through wifi it doesnt work. But when i use the 4g then it works. is there a solution to this?
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    Default Re: Why cant i send pictures through wifi?

    What app do you use? MMS?
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    Default Re: Why cant i send pictures through wifi?

    This is happening to me now using Hangouts, but previously on the stock SMS app, it was possible.

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    Default Re: Why cant i send pictures through wifi?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vsweety View Post
    What app do you use? MMS?
    I use Handcent text app but it also happens on the stock message app also
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    Default Re: Why cant i send pictures through wifi?

    Quote Originally Posted by adpmoney View Post
    I use Handcent text app but it also happens on the stock message app also
    That's the answer: both are SMS/MMS apps. SMS and MMS messages are always sent via mobile networks. Even if you're in a WiFi 'bubble'.
    MMS is by far the slowest and most expensive m.o. to send images and videos. It can also send only very limited size files = lo-res.

    If you want to send (many) hi-res images and videos you will need to use the "IM protocol', Instant Messaging. Good IM apps are e.g. (free) Telegram (for text messages, hundreds of photos, or videos of up to 1 GB), and (also free) Viber (includes 'VoIP' [internet audio calling], and video calling).
    Both the sender and the receiver need to have the appropriate app installed.
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