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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by gar2014, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. gar2014

    gar2014 Newbie
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    This is not Android-specific, if you think it should be placed elsewhere please advise. - My understanding and observation is that if no WiFi connection is available it is still possible to access the internet (say) via the mobile phone network. Is the converse true i.e. if only WiFi is available can one use it to send SMS messages?

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  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    No. SMS does not use the internet, which is why it can't be sent without mobile networks. SMS protocol is older than commercial wireless internet. There are services like Google Voice that let you receive and send messages or calls over the internet, but that's country specific.
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  3. gar2014

    gar2014 Newbie
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    Thanks for your help. How do I mark this (or any) thread as solved?
  4. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    As the OP you could edit the title to include [Solved], but there's really no requirement.

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