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    Default Why does Mobile Data need to be turned on to send photos?

    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
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    Default Re: Why does Mobile Data need to be turned on to send photos?

    Are you referring to MMS? If so, it is dependent on the mobile data network.

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    Default Re: Why does Mobile Data need to be turned on to send photos?

    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?
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    Default Re: Why does Mobile Data need to be turned on to send photos?

    You might want to look at your plan. Many times MMS counts towards your texting plan, not your data plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikatoo View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by garublador View Post
    You might want to look at your plan. Many times MMS counts towards your texting plan, not your data plan.
    This.

    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteiPadMini View Post
    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.

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    Default Re: Why does Mobile Data need to be turned on to send photos?

    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanya Armful View Post
    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.

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    Default Re: Why does Mobile Data need to be turned on to send photos?

    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.
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    Default Re: Why does Mobile Data need to be turned on to send photos?

    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
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    Default Re: Why does Mobile Data need to be turned on to send photos?

    And to answer why its sent over the wireless network so it wont work with wifi

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    Default Re: Why does Mobile Data need to be turned on to send photos?

    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?
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by metle_geek View Post
    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

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    Wow are you serious?? Then why do they have an "unlimited texting" plan? I'm gonna have to ask next time i go in
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    Quote Originally Posted by HouseFan13 View Post
    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

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    Default Re: Why does Mobile Data need to be turned on to send photos?

    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.

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