Pictures Via Text.

SAVAGE420

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When I had my old HTC desire awhile back , when someone sent me a picture via text, I wouldn't have to have data on to receive the picture/s. It would automatically just turn it on for the second it would need data and then turn it off automatically.
Now with my Samsung GS4, I have to manually turn the data on to receive the pictures then manually turn out off again .... Kinda sucks for sure .

This goes for sending pictures as well.

So what setting if any needs to be done so it's automatic like my old phone was?
 

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With extortionist rates for overage charges and not many true "unlimited data" accounts left most folks will want to know that when they turn data OFF, it's OFF. To allow it to come on for the second it would need could end up tossing some in the overcharge bucket, possibly without their knowledge.
 

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The only way I know how is to use a 3rd party messaging app. I use ChompSMS and it has an option to do this.. (see below).

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MMS photos range from 30 KB to 300 on average from what I've noticed :).

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But they aren't generally counted against your mobile data plan.

The issue isn't that the MMS would take data, it's that some other app would do something that used data when your texting app turned data on.
 

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But they aren't generally counted against your mobile data plan.

The issue isn't that the MMS would take data, it's that some other app would do something that used data when your texting app turned data on.

This function turns it on and uses it to download then should shut off. An app seeing a data connection and using it won't be stopped either way. The only way to stop this is to turn off your syncs and things of that nature.

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OK Thanx fellas. Too bad it didn't do if like it did before on my old phone without doing anything or downloading anything.

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