1. Jerynsnow's Avatar
    I have a galaxy s6 edge and I am in Mexico. I didn't sign up for extended service with Verizon so I can't text/call. I turned on airplane mode and then turned on my wifi to connect to my free WiFi at my apartment and suddenly am receiving texts. I use the messages app that came with my phone rather than messages+. I used to have an iPhone and I know imessage works over wifi but I can't find anything online to clarify texting abilities through wifi on my galaxy. Is this something I just don't know about? Or I am gonna get some mad charges when I get back to the states?
    12-31-2015 04:26 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. I'm not sure offhand, but I am asking around. Hang on.
    12-31-2015 04:28 PM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    To clarify, you are using the Verizon messages app?
    12-31-2015 04:34 PM
  4. piinkRainbowz's Avatar
    Do you hand enhanced messaging on?

    That can be sent over wifi and you can message pics as large as 1gb. Sprint user here.
    12-31-2015 04:57 PM
  5. Jerynsnow's Avatar
    I am using "messages" that comes with the phone. Messages+ is the Verizon messaging app and I'm not using that
    12-31-2015 05:08 PM
  6. Jerynsnow's Avatar
    I tried to find the "enhanced messaging" setting but it's nowhere on my phone.
    12-31-2015 05:09 PM
  7. Jerynsnow's Avatar
    Also just realized I accidentally selected the edge+ when I'm using the edge
    12-31-2015 05:10 PM
  8. GleasonK's Avatar
    Did you get charged? I'm in Europe now and somehow am receiving texts in airplane mode too
    06-17-2016 07:36 AM
  9. ApolloMC's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy Note 5 with Verizon and Im experiencing the same thing. Im currently in London and did not sign up for any international plans. Ive mostly kept airplane mode on with wifi enabled, but ive had quite a few texts come in. They seem to come in all at once sometimes when I connect to wifi, but occasionaly they come in randomly when just out and about and im not connected. I checked verizon usage and it shows a couple of international texts, but I think they are the few legitimate ones I sent when I arrived. I dont believe its charging me for the others ive gotten from friends, but I could be wrong. Very interesting anyway. Glad to hear im not the only one with this "problem".
    06-21-2016 04:26 PM
  10. rkandilarov's Avatar
    Just to add to the topic...

    Today I also got a kind-of-operator message about my monthly bill on a Samsung GT-S7580 when it was for days in Airplane mode... It was in the moment I press the home button to wake it up.

    I'm pretty sure it makes no sense by the phone was also without WiFi....
    It happens in Bulgaria/Europe .

    So so strange...
    10-28-2016 03:27 PM

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