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Old May 10th, 2011, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have my data connection disabled, and I just tried to send my first MMS message. It has said "sending...." for at least 15 minutes now and the recipient has not received it. just a photo attached. Do I need to have an active data connection to send MMS?

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YES, data is required to send a text message.

Why is your data connection disabled?

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I have my data connection disabled, and I just tried to send my first MMS message. It has said "sending...." for at least 15 minutes now and the recipient has not received it. just a photo attached. Do I need to have an active data connection to send MMS?
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YES, data is required to send a text message.

Why is your data connection disabled?
If they're using a Wi-Fi connection it can drain the battery to have 3g on and so they might have it disabled for this reason. I always turn 3g off when I'm using Wi-Fi.

And you can send and receive text messages over Wi-Fi, but from my experience, not picture messages, 3g has to be turned on for that to work.
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I've never been able to send sms or mms without cell signal despite a wifi connection.
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YES, data is required to send a text message.
Turn off your 3G and have someone send you a text.

MMS yes, SMS no.
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I just received a SMS with data and wifi off. The MMS needs data connection.
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YES, data is required to send a text message.
Data is not required to send/receive a text message, as others have said - just a cell signal. Data is required to send/receive MMS. I think there are some text message Apps that will use WiFi for text messaging, though. WhatsUp might be one, not sure.
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