1. Sgooter's Avatar
    I thought I was previously able to use the stock messaging app to text over wifi only. However, today I turned Airplane Mode on, then wifi on and had an legit internet connection. However, when I tried to send a simple text using the stock messaging app, it said I needed to turn off Airplane Mode, then it would send the text.
    12-15-2015 09:32 AM
  2. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Technically, there is no such thing as texting (that is, SMS) over WiFi. SMS requires a cellular connection because it is a totally embedded function of the cellular network service. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Message_Service

    The same applies to MMS: "Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content to and from mobile phones over a cellular network." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multim...saging_Service

    There are numerous messaging services which use data networks to get around this limitation. WhatsApp and iMessage, for example.
    12-15-2015 09:59 AM
  3. Sgooter's Avatar
    Thanks for the clear answer.
    12-16-2015 07:06 AM
  4. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    Verizon Messages app can do this
    12-16-2015 07:19 AM

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