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how can I receive text messages with data off


AC Question

I am traveling out of Country and want to turn off my data. When I do that though, I don't receive any text messages until I turn it back on. Normally, my data is LTD or 3G/4G. Will setting it to 2G only solve my problem???


Moderator Team Leader
Apr 17, 2012

SMS messages can go through just the cell signal without data -- Unless you're using an app (like WhatsApp) that sends text messages through data.