1. Tikatoo's Avatar
    It doesn't matter if I am on wifi, I can't send or receive photos without mobile data being turned on. I keep it turned off because I'm on a limited data plan, and this is a pain. Can someone explain this to me please cuz AT&T reps sure can't
    09-07-2013 09:00 PM
  2. gabbott's Avatar
    Are you referring to MMS? If so, it is dependent on the mobile data network.

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    09-07-2013 09:02 PM
  3. Tikatoo's Avatar
    Yes, MMS. Came from an iPhone where photos are just integrated so this is new to me. Is there any other way to send/receive photos other than MMS?
    09-07-2013 09:16 PM
  4. garublador's Avatar
    You might want to look at your plan. Many times MMS counts towards your texting plan, not your data plan.
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    09-09-2013 12:07 PM
  5. WhiteiPadMini's Avatar
    Yes, MMS. Came from an iPhone where photos are just integrated so this is new to me. Is there any other way to send/receive photos other than MMS?
    that's because you can send photo's via imessage. I'm sure that even on the iphone, if you send a picture to a friend that doesn't have an imessage, then I'm sure it will require a data to send.

    BTW not to highjack this thread, I just came from an iphone as well. I just switched last friday to a Samsung G S 4
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    09-09-2013 06:44 PM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    You might want to look at your plan. Many times MMS counts towards your texting plan, not your data plan.
    This.

    that's because you can send photo's via imessage. I'm sure that even on the iphone, if you send a picture to a friend that doesn't have an imessage, then I'm sure it will require a data to send.

    BTW not to highjack this thread, I just came from an iphone as well. I just switched last friday to a Samsung G S 4
    And This. Mobile data must be on for MMS messages. It shouldn't count against your data though.

    Sent from my T-Mobile HTC One using AC Forums.
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    09-09-2013 07:06 PM
  7. Tanya Armful's Avatar
    So because "MMS counts towards your texting plan, not your data plan" Orange are being nice and making me turn on my mobile data rather than charging me? Do other Android users have to have their mobile data on to receive the text?
    12-28-2013 05:54 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    So because "MMS counts towards your texting plan, not your data plan" Orange are being nice and making me turn on my mobile data rather than charging me? Do other Android users have to have their mobile data on to receive the text?
    To receive MMS yes. Normal text messages (just text) do not use data so mobile data isn't needed.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    12-28-2013 06:13 PM
  9. skramblr's Avatar
    I didn't see anyone mention this, but instead of sending an image via text/sms - just send it in an email (like gmail) and the photos will be sent just fine via your Wifi connection.
    01-03-2014 07:24 PM
  10. metle_geek's Avatar
    If your on a shared plan or have unlimited text that includes data text (sms) so your covered its included yes it does take data but no its not counted against your data usage because its a text

    from my wonderfully rooted gs4 woot
    01-16-2014 04:19 PM
  11. metle_geek's Avatar
    And to answer why its sent over the wireless network so it wont work with wifi

    from my wonderfully rooted gs4 woot
    01-16-2014 06:08 PM
  12. HouseFan13's Avatar
    I just got the s5 after having the HTC OneX, and I never had to turn on mobile data to send/receive mms texts. I kept mobile data off because I'm on a restricted plan as well (2gb a month). I'm afraid to keep MD on on the s5, I don't want it to run my data up. I'm always on wifi at home anyway when I'm on the Internet and whatnot. Are you sure mms doesn't eat into your actual mobile data plan? If not, and I keep MD on (as turning it off and on just to send/receive mms is a pain), will it still eat my data in the background even though I'm on wifi?
    05-15-2014 11:52 PM
  13. metle_geek's Avatar
    Ahhhhh at&t changed their policy sms messeges aren't counted under unlimited text anymore spent a half of an hour frustratingly arguing with at&t bc my mother's line has a data block but unlimited texting and they blocked her from sms

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using AC Forums mobile app
    05-21-2014 02:46 AM
  14. HouseFan13's Avatar
    Ahhhhh at&t changed their policy sms messeges aren't counted under unlimited text anymore spent a half of an hour frustratingly arguing with at&t bc my mother's line has a data block but unlimited texting and they blocked her from sms

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using AC Forums mobile app
    Wow are you serious?? Then why do they have an "unlimited texting" plan? I'm gonna have to ask next time i go in
    05-22-2014 01:00 PM
  15. metle_geek's Avatar
    Wow are you serious?? Then why do they have an "unlimited texting" plan? I'm gonna have to ask next time i go in
    Call 611 talk to customer service

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using AC Forums mobile app
    05-22-2014 01:12 PM
  16. Allan Shalless's Avatar
    Same with my wife's phone. On prepaid Long life connection with Telstra , eats credit don't have data with plan, if bought it would only last a month then expire. Not sure if it would take from data plan. Also phone auto updates if switched on.
    11-19-2014 01:12 PM

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